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Sports: Rugby Union to Tennis

Organised sport takes place throughout Northern Ireland. You can find out how to get involved by contacting your local club, or the sports governing body, which is the organisation that manages the sport you are interested in.

Rugby Union

Rugby Union in Northern Ireland is organised by Ulster Rugby.


The Royal Yachting Association oversees sailing and boating in Northern Ireland.

Shooting (Clay Pigeon)

The Ulster Clay Pigeon Shooting Association oversees this sport in Northern Ireland.

Shooting (Full Bore Air)

The Ulster Rifle Association administers this sport in Northern Ireland.

Shooting (Small Bore Air)

The Northern Ireland Small Bore Shooting Union coordinates this sport in Northern Ireland.


Ulster Squash coordinates squash in Northern Ireland.

Sub Aqua

Underwater sports in Northern Ireland are controlled by the Northern Ireland Federation of Sub-Aqua Clubs.


The Northern Ireland Surfing Association manages surfing.


Swim Ulster oversees swimming in Northern Ireland.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis Ulster coordinates table tennis in Northern Ireland.


The martial art of taekwondo is governed by the Taekwondo Association of Northern Ireland.

Tenpin Bowling

Tenpin bowling in Northern Ireland is administered by the Northern Ireland Tenpin Bowling Federation.


Tennis in Northern Ireland is governed by Ulster Tennis.