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New Study - Angling worth €0.75 billion to Irish Economy and supporting 10,000 jobs in rural Ireland

The study shows direct spending on angling in Ireland amounted to €555 million in 2012, with indirect spending worth an additional €200 million and totaling €755 million and supports 10,000 existing Irish jobs

What is the most popular sport in England?

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Ireland’s 10 Most Played Sports

Ben Dunne will be happy.  Personal exercise has retained its position as the most popular form of participation sport in Ireland and it has extended its lead.

Sport in Ireland

The many sports played and followed in Ireland include Gaelic games (mainly Gaelic football and hurling), horse racing, show jumping, greyhound racing, basketball, fishing, handball, motor sport, MMA, target shooting and tennis.[1] Hockey, golf, rowing, cricket, rugby union and Olympic target shooting are organised in an all-island basis, with a single team representing the whole of Ireland in international competitions. Other sports, such as soccer and netball, have separate organizing bodies in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Most popular sport in world

There are two ways of answering this question.  The first is popularity based on supporters and fans, and the second is based on participation numbers.   It also depends on if you define something as a sport or a leisure activity.