Power Sports include Horse Racing (Flat Racing, Jump Racing, Point to Point and Harness Racing), Greyhound Racing, Pigeon Racing, Angling, Wild West (Rodeo, Pack Burro Racing, Dog Mushing), Boat Racing (Rowing, Sailing, Canoeing, Powerboat Racing), Bike Racing (Road Cycling, Cyclo-Cross, BMX, Mountainbiking, Motorbike Racing), Motorsport (Rallying, Autocross, Formula Racing, Karting, Hill Climbing, Stock Car Racing), Air Racing (Hot Air Ballooning, Hang Gliding, Air Racing, Drone Racing, FlugTag).

Horse Racing

Horse Racing Disciplines include Flat, Jump, and Point-to-Point, and also Harness Racing.

Point to Point

person riding on horse

Point to Point

Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board

Horse Racing Disciplines include Flat, Jump, and Point-to-Point.


Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board

IHRB Point-to-Point Meetings (Month): March 2020

Pictiure Credits: [1] Horse racing on the beach – Photo Contributor: gabriel12 [Internet] Available from: Horse Racing On Beach Stock Photo 707088094 | Shutterstock [Accessed 16 September 2022]

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Harness Racing

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Harness Racing


The Highlight of the Irish Harness Racing Association is the All-Ireland Series.

IHRA Leaderboard & All-Ireland Series

IHRA Leaderboard (Seasons) 2019

IHRA All Ireland Series (Seasons): 2020

IHRA All-Ireland Trot Series (Seasons):


IHRA All-Ireland Pace Series (Seasons):


IHRA Race Winners

IHRA Race Winners (Seasons): 2019

IHRA Race Winners Portmarnock (Seasons): 2020

IHRA Race Winners Annaghmore (Seasons): 2020

IHRA Race Winners Dunmanway (Seasons): 2020

IHRA Race Winners Lyre (Seasons):


Picture credits: [1] Palma de Mallorca / Spain – May 22, 2016: Riders compete during their harness racing or horse sulky race in Palma de Mallorca hippodrome at the Balearic islands Sulky races trophy – Photo Contributor: zixia [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/palma-de-mallorca-spain-may-22-1196966635 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

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Greyhound Racing

Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium Dublin

Greyhound Racing

Irish Greyhound Board

Irish Greyhound Board

Rankings – Greyhounds by Prizemoney [All Irish Stadia] (Years): 2019

Picture Credits: [1] Dublin, Ireland – January 13 2020: Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium – Photo contributor: Benen Taylor [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/dublin-ireland-january-13-2020-shelbourne-1614288058 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

Country & Western

Country & Western sports include Ploughing (The National Ploughing Championships) and Jousting which take part in Ireland, as well as Wild West sports such as Rodeo (Texas State Sport), Pack Burro Racing (Donkeys – Colorado State Sport), Cowboy Polo (started in New Mexico but now only played in Montana) and Dog Mushing (Alaska State Sport)


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National Ploughing Championships

National Ploughing Championships Five Nations

NPC 5 Nations Reversible Plough Class (seasons):  2019

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Wild West & Rodeo

There are a few different American Sports such as Rodeo in Texas which are Official State Sports. Others include Alaska Dog Mushing (racing with a Husky and Sled), Colorado Pack Burro Racing (racing a donkey with supplies up a mountain), and Cowboy Polo (originally started in New Mexico but now only played in Montana).

cowboy riding a bull during a rodeo event

Wild West & Rodeo

PRCA, Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation

Texas Rodeo

PRCA Rodeo World Championships (Years): 2013

Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation

Western Pack Burro Ass-ociation Race Winners 2010-Present

[1] Austin, Texas, USA, March. 23, 2012: Rodeo Austin, one of America’s premier rodeo event, featuring Pro Rodeo, Austin, started in 1938, Austin, Texas – Photo Contributor: T photography [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/austin-texas-usa-march-23-2012-204501658 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

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Boat Racing


Canoe Sprint World Cup


Canoeing Ireland

Canoe Sprint Ireland

CSI All Ireland Championships (Years):


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[2] Barnaul, Russia – May 22, 2021: Russian athlete Dyachenko A. competing in K1 M event in 2021 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup and Olympic Qualification. SeregaSibTravel [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/barnaul-russia-may-22-2021-russian-2047619885 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

Powerboat Racing

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Powerboat Racing

Irish Powerboat Racing Records

Powerboat Racing Irish Team Records

UIM World Powerboat Record – Thunderchild 2 – Cork-Fastnet-Cork 9 August 2020

Thunderchild Round Ireland and Rockall Powerboat Record 6 July 2017

Picture Credit: [1] Yalta, ukraine – may 8 . racing boat in the world championship of powerboat p1 on may 8, 2010 in yalta, ukraine Copyright: Grekov 123rf.com

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Bike Racing

Bike Sport includes Road Cycling, Cyclo-Cross, BMX, Mountainbiking and Motorbike Racing. Cycling ireland is the National Governing Body for Road Cycling and Cyclo-Cross. The Mountainbiking Association of Dublin runs competitions in the Greater Dublin Area.

Road Cycling

person riding bicycle

Road Cycling

Cycling Ireland; Mountainbiking Association of Dublin

Irish National Championships

Men’s National Championships (Seasons): 2020

Cycling Ireland National Records

Cycling Ireland National Place to Place Records October 2020

Cycling Ireland Tours

Tour of Ulster (Years): 2002

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[2] Photo by SAurabh Narwade on Pexels.com


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Cycling Ireland; Mountainbiking Association of Dublin

National Cyclo-Cross Chamionships (Season): 2017 2018

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The Mountainbiking Association of Dublin runs competitions in the Greater Dublin Area.

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Mountainbiking Association of Dublin.

Mountainbiking Association of Dublin

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[2] Photo by Carissa Rogers on Pexels.com

[2] Cyclist in the mountains Rocksweeper [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/cyclist-mountains-127383308 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

Motorcycle Racing

The Leinster 200 Motorcycle Race was raced over the Tallaght Circuit from 1934 to 1949.

person riding dirtbike

Motorcycle Racing

Leinster 200 Motorcycle Race

Motorcycle Racing (Overviews):

Leinster 200 Motorcycle Race (Tallaght Circuit) 1935-1949

Picture Credit: [1] Motorcycle practice leaning into a fast corner on track Photo Contributor: Mark_studio [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/motorcycle-practice-leaning-into-fast-corner-1705499176 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

[2]Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


Motorsport includes Rallying, Autocross, Formula Racing, Karting, Hill Climbing, Stock Car Racing, Monster Trucks. For Motorbike Racing, Powerboat Racing and Air Racing please see the Bike Racing, Boat Racing and Air Racing pages in the Navigation Bar at top of this page.

Motorsport Ireland

Motorsport Ireland

Motorsport Ireland, Mondello Park, Stock Car Racing, Karting

Motorsport Ireland is the National Governing Body for Motorsports.

Motorsport Ireland

Motorsport Ireland Race Winners (Seasons):



Motorsport Ireland National Autocross Championship Specials 2012-2017

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[2] Craig breen of ireland and scott martin of great britain compete in their citroen total abu dhabi wrt citroen c3 wrc during day two of the wrc portugal on may 18, 2018 in caminha, portugal. ©georgevieirasilva/123RF.COM

Formula Racing

The Leinster Trophy Car Race is an International Standard Car Race first run on the Tallaght Circuit (Co. Dublin) from 1934-1949. It is now raced at Mondello Park in Co. Kildare

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Mondello Park & Formula Racing

Leinster Trophy Car Race

Formula Racing (Overviews):

Motorsport Ireland Leinster Trophy Car Race 1934-Present

International Leinster Trophy Car Race (Tallaght Circuit) 1935-1949

Picture Credit: [1] Imola, 27 April 2019: Pierlugi Martini run with Historic 1989s Minardi F1 Model M189 in action during Minardi Historic Day 2019 into the Imola Circuit in italy. Copyright: danciaba

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Karting is most peoples introduction to Car Racing.

go kart racer wearing protective gears while riding a car


Student Sport Ireland Karting Championship

Student Sport Ireland Karting Championship (Seasons): 2019-20

Picture Credit: [1] Kart Racing Copyright: jennzhen

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Stock Car Racing

Stock Car Racing started in the United States of America, and NASCAR, the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. In Ireland there are racetracks at Tipperary, The Pike Waterford, and in Northern Ireland.

drift car in action

Stock Car Racing

Class 1, Rear Wheel Drive, Bangers, Drift Series, Stock Rods.

Stock Car Racing

Tipperary Raceway (SORA)

Short Oval Racing Association Tipperary Raceway (Overviews):

Short Oval Racing Association Tipperary Raceway Nationals 2014-Present

SOHRA Tipperary Raceway Race Winners (Season): 2019

SORA Open Class RWD Championship (Seasons): 2019

Waterford Raceway

Waterford Raceway Class 1 (Seasons):


Waterford Raceway Stock Rods (Seasons): 2019

DMC Race Promotions (Northern Ireland)

DMC Stock Car Race Winners (Seasons): 2019

Picture Credits: [1] May 27, 2018 – Concord, North Carolina, USA: The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams race through turn four during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Photo Contributor: Grindstone Media Group [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/may-27-2018-concord-north-carolina-1101295253 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

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Air Racing

Drone Racing

Drones Racing

Drone Racing

Droned Ireland

The first Irish Drone Racing Championships were held in 2015.

Droned Ireland

Droned Ireland Irish Drone Racing Nationals 2015-2018

Photo Contributor: socrates471
Drones racing. [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/drones-racing-721135219 [Accessed 16 September 2022]

Hot Air Ballooning

hot air balloons in the sky

Hot Air Ballooning

Irish Ballooning Association

Irish Ballooning Association

The Irish Ballooning Association sanctions Hot Air Balloon flights and competitions in Ireland

Irish Ballooning Association: https://irishballooningassociation.com/ (Hot Air Ballooning)

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