Irish Teams v American High Schools 1998-2000
|Date||Irish Team||American Team|
|1998||Dublin Tigers||L||Maranatha Baptist||W|
|2000||Irish Lions||12||Mount St. Josephs HS (MD)||36|
In 2000, there was no Irish League and the only match played was the Ireland National Team versus Mount St. Joseph’s High School from Baltimore, Maryland. Ireland lost 36-12, but the match led to the rebirth of American Football in Ireland. 
The University of Limerick Vikings also played a match against Philadelphia Blue Flame – losing 22-0 to a team of Firefighters and Policemen playing in the National Services League.
Ireland’s U20s lost a match in 2017, 54-6 to Team USA American Football Worldwide, a team of Elite High School students representing USA on tours throughout Europe. 
 Anon (2000) Plucky Irish Denied by Americans First Down. June 12, 2000. pg. 17.
 Britball Now (2016) Friendly Results against foreign opposition  [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/friendly-results-against.html [Accessed 14 April 2020]
Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.
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