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European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]

Ireland to host International World Tour Beach Volleyball Tournament

February 21, 2020
The prestigious FIVB World Tour 1* event will be staged in Bettystown, County Meath over the weekend of July 17-19th. The successful bid comes on the back of the hosting of Pool C of the CEV Continental Cup at the same venue last June. The execution of that Olympic qualifying event means Ireland will make […]

VOLLEYBALL: Small Countries Senior Beach Championships

October 1, 2019
Three Irish teams in Top 8 of Small Countries Senior Beach Championships Three Irish Women’s teams finished in the Top 8 of the Small Countries Association Senior Championships in Perth, Scotland over the weekend. The results signifying positive progress as Volleyball Ireland looks to increase participation and improve performance on the International stage. The top […]

Beach Volleyball Performance Camp

August 6, 2019
Volleyball Ireland were one of the member federations who were successful in securing funding from the Discretionary Funding pot the Olympic Federation of Ireland announced recently. They put the funds to great use by using it to deliver their first Beach Volleyball Performance Camp for Junior players. The camp included practical skill work as well […]

Ireland Take Bronze in Bettystown Sunshine

June 2, 2019
Ireland reached the silver match in the CEV Continental Cup in Bettystown, Ireland.   The Irish due of O’Regan and Kaczmarek lost 21-12, 21-18 in a competitive encounter against Sotland’s top team. Alex Gibbons and Oisin McArdle then wowed the crowd with some impressive blocking at the net, before Scotland claimed the first 21-18. Ireland […]

Irish Volleyball Team Announced for Olympic Qualifiers

May 29, 2019
Volleyball Ireland has announced the four pairings that will compete in this weekend’s Continental Cup at Bettystown, Co Meath.   The event which is part of the Tokyo Olympic Qualifying Series features both male and female teams from across Europe. In the Men’s draw Ireland will take on Scotland, Lithuania and Ukraine which each Nation […]

National Team Sponsor for Volleyball

May 10, 2019
Volleyball Ireland are delighted to announce W.E.D Consulting Ltd as their main Women’s Team Sponsor for 2019.   The Dublin based consultancy firm specialises in cost management, quantity surveying, project management and specialist project control services on development and construction projects in Ireland and abroad. The partnership will see W.E.D Consulting become Team Ireland’s main […]

Irish Volleyball Team Announced

May 3, 2019
Volleyball Ireland has announced an 11 Woman squad to compete in the Confederation de Europeene Volleyball (CEV) Small Countries Zone Championships in Luxembourg next week.   The squad features no less than six players from UCD Volleyball Club, as well as representatives from Galway, Naas, Santry and University College Cork – as well as 16 […]

Volleyball Ireland are Raising the Game

January 25, 2019
Ambitious plans for Volleyball Ireland Volleyball Ireland has launched a new strategic plan. Raising the Game maps out the vision, mission and strategic objectives that will guide the development of Volleyball in Ireland over the next four years. The overarching vision is to create a vibrant volleyball community that allows all clubs, players and officials […]

Irish Volleyballers Create History

January 8, 2019
The Ireland u16s Girls Volleyball Team created history at the European Championships Qualifying stage today (Sunday Jan 6th). The girls in green beat Iceland to claim 5th place and become the first Irish Junior Volleyball team to win an International Match.   Led by the excellent Maria Jones Ireland cruised the first set winning 25-13, […]

Ireland to host Olympic Qualifying Event

December 18, 2018
Volleyball Ireland will host the 1st Round of the 2019 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup – a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifying event.   The prestigious event will be held over the June Bank Holiday at the picturesque Bettystown Beach, County Meath. The two day competition will see players from across Europe descend on the East […]

European Games Baku 2015 Sport Qualification Systems

February 2, 2014
We are pleased to attach the Sports Qualification Documents (version 1.0) for 16 of the sports which are confirmed for the inaugural European Games in Baku 2015. These documents may be liable to some small changes and clarifications by the European Federations and we will inform you of these as they happen. Update: Please click […]

Introduction to Volleyball

January 1, 2010
Traditional six-a-side indoor volleyball is referred to at the Olympic Games as volleyball. So the Olympic sport of volleyball has two disciplines - beach volleyball and volleyball. Both disciplines follow the same basic skills, and the flow of play follows similar lines: one team serves, the other tries to win the rally - or 'side-out' - with a pattern of dig, set, spike within the requisite three touches. For contact details of Volleyball Association of Ireland please click on Full story
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