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Quidditch Inspired Board Game Launched On Kickstarter

Inspired by the the magical game of quidditch, Knight Games have launched a Kickstarter for Harry Potter: Catch the Snitch. The game has players pick from a number of teams, including the houses of Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, as you compete in a game of quidditch. Each team has unique playstyles, while you use […]

Harry Potter Quiz to help send Quidditch Ireland to World Cup

Muggle Quidditch Recap For the newbies who thought the idea of real life people running around with sticks between their legs was bizarre; it is a bit. For a person who has played this sport on and off for about 2 years, it still amazes me that we are doing this, and how passionate everyone […]

Quidditch Camp Is Coming To A City Near You

We’ve been a bit quiet on the Quidditch front since Team Ireland returned from Oslo. But this isn’t because the team, and the local scene, has quieted down; far from it! The Dublin Draíochta Dragons and the national consortium of the sport QIRE, have been busy promoting and organising events for the sport. The former […]

Quidditch Ireland Needs Your Help!

The Arcade previously told you about the new Team Ireland that was being formed for The European Quidditch Games. This new team was announced in Quidditch circles earlier this month (as below). There have been two appearances by various line-ups in the past, but outside of professional sport. Particularly for such a new and innovative […]

The Search is on for Ireland’s Premier Quidditch Team-First Trials Begun!

The first of two intensive all-weekend trials were held for Team Ireland last week. I wrote previously about the development of the Irish Quidditch scene and the sheer amount of talent on show was inspirational. This was testament to the returning 2016 World Cup and 2015 European Games players, as well as the hard work […]

Dublin Quidditch Team Roar into their First European Match Victory in Belgium

The European Quidditch Cup was held in Mechelen in Belgium last weekend,and it marked the first international tournament for the emerging Dublin Draíoctha Dragons. The team, training since late last year, didn’t blow most of the competition out of the water, but they by all means stirred things up and turned heads. Winning their final […]

Dublin Quidditch Team Host Fundraising Pub Quiz Next Wednesday

The Dublin Draíoctha Dragons Quidditch Club are heading to the European Quidditch Cup. The tournament committee just announced the team will be in group A alongside regional teams from Warwick, Brussels and Italy. But they need your support. The tournament is being held this year in Mechelen in Belgium  and costs are building. Alongside flights, […]

Whatchu Doing Niamh? Quidditch, Theatre and Book Clubs

When posed the question of what I was doing this week, the first answer that came to my head was ‘trying not to die’ because my schedule from January to end of March is a bit mental. As an unfit sports-phobe nerd the idea that I would be playing in sports tournaments abroad this year […]

Emerging Belfast Quidditch Team Heading for UK Tournament This Weekend

The Queen’s University Quidditch Team was only formed sometime in September but has gone from strength to strength. The club was formed after Team coach Conor Ardill decided that it was about time there was UK Quidditch outside of Mainland UK. Ardill had played for some time with the Manchester Manticores and was taken with […]

Dublin and Belfast Quidditch Teams Heading for Tournaments in Europe

Over the past few months I have tried to keep you up to date with this exciting new sport and it’s development in Ireland, and more recently Northern Ireland. It had humble regional beginnings in a university in Galway and the national team fought bravely in last year’s World Cup. But the sport has come […]