Airsoft Sports, Speedball, Combat Sport & Paintballing in Ireland
Airsoft is a tactical, combat community sport in which players carry imitation firearms with paint bullets as ammunition; hence, Airsoft is also known as Paintball. Airsoft Sports are team-based combat sports that require specialised combat sports gear and airsoft guns to engage players in battlefield-type scenarios.
Playing Combat Community Sports as an Outdoor Activity
Combat community sports require the use of tactical combat equipment to emulate real battlefield scenarios. Playing Airsoft requires open outdoors with props or natural obstacles for cover. Airsoft or Paintball is an organised community combat sport which can be played in a variety of game formats:
- Airsoft League Format - Community Sports Organisation provides Airsoft Sports Regulations
- Paintball Tournament Format - Paintball Leagues run the Paintball Tournament
- Professional Team Format - Paintball Teams with Sponsorship Support
With Paintballing, its Safety First!
Paintball is a fast-paced sport and is also called Speedball. Airsoft guns fire paintball pellets with one joule of energy: enough pain to stun an opponent... and that's why combat sports players wear eye & face protection gear to prevent paintball sports injuries. Safety first, and speedballing we will play! Having said all that, combat community sports like Paintball build courage, sportsmanship and most of all: Community Team Spirit!
Airsoft Equipment & Sports Gear Retailers
Rights to buy imitation firearms for combat gun sports, Airsoft equipment and Paintball sports gear are reserved for players aged 18 and over. Airsoft Equipment can be purchased from licensed sports retailers of the Irish Airsoft Associations throughout Ireland. Find sports retailers near your area on OOYO™ Sports.