Floorball is a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper in each team. Men and known by many other names, such as salibandy (in Finland), innebandy (in Sweden and Norway), and unihockey (in Switzerland and Ireland). First played : early s in Gothenburg , Swed. TEAM IRELAND YESTERDAY won a bronze medal in the floorball event at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang. Floorball is one of the newest team sports to join the Special Olympics programme both worldwide and in Ireland. It is a hockey style game (similar to unihoc and. Unihockey is derived from "universal hockey" since it is meant to be a special and simplified hockey form. In freebandy, the rules are very much the same of those of floorball, with the exception of high nets and no infractions for high sticking. To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Floorball Rules, Floorball ireland, Etiquette. Byfloorball was recognized in 7 countries, and by the time of the first European Floorball Championships inthat number had risen to The names "salibandy" and "innebandy" are derived from bandy ; they translate to "hall bandy" and "indoor bandy".