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Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland

Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland

The Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland come from the Republic of Ireland and the four countries of the United Kingdom – comprised of EnglandScotland and Wales (collectively “Great Britain”), and Northern Ireland. The broom game of Quidditch, originating in England and written about in the eleventh century, is popular with Witches and Wizards around the world.

The British and Irish Quidditch League was formed in 1674 when it became difficult to keep the many teams and their matches hidden from the Muggles. The thirteen best teams formed the League and the others were asked to disband. The League teams compete annually for the League Cup.


Appleby Arrows

Chudley Cannons

Falmouth Falcons

Puddlemere United

Tutshill Tornados

Wimbourne Wasps


Kenmare Kestrels

Northern Ireland

Ballycastle Bats


Quidditch Teams of Hogwarts School

Montrose Magpies

Pride of Portree

Wigtown Wanderers


Caerphilly Catapults

Holyhead Harpies

National teams





Historical or disbanded teams

Banchory Bangers (Scotland)

Barnton Quidditch Team (England)

Ilkley Kwidditch Team (England)

Norfolk Quidditch Teams (England)



Although it is within Europe, the Irish team Kenmare Kestrels play Quidditch in the British and Irish League.

In the Muggle world, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland field distinct national teams for football and rugby. However, there are currently no canon references to a separate Northern Irish Quidditch side.

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Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv

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