Saturday 20 January 2018

WATCH: Roller derby - the fastest growing women's sport in the world - hits Ireland

Mark McConville & Cillian Sherlock

Roller derby is the full contact, all action, fast paced and hard-hitting sport you may never have heard of – but it’s the fastest growing women’s sport in a world it’s taking by storm.

Two teams of five women on roller-skates battle it out with bruising hits at high speed in an effort to outscore their opponents.

Independent.ie went to an unassuming community sports centre in Inchicore to learn more about the intense sport from Ireland’s first roller derby league, Dublin Roller Derby.

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