American Football, Flag Football, Schools Flag Football

National Football League UK Schools Flag Football Tournament Dublin 2018

Report

As part of its NFL UK Live Roadshow, high profile members of the National Football League were in Dublin promoting Flag Football in Schools in conjunction with Subway and Sky Sports.

Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks, taught over 100 children from the Our Lady of Lourdes (Inchicore, Dublin 8) and John Scottus (Ballsbridge, Dublin 4) Primary Schools in Dublin, how to play Flag Football in Dublin Indoor Football in Santry, with a special Flag Football Tournament afterwards, on the 22 March 2018.

As part of the event, Earl joined fellow NFL players Baltimore Ravens’ Alex Collins, Philadelphia Eagles’ Jay Ayaji and two-time Super Bowl winning Coach Rob Ryan, and the National Convention Centre, where Earl Thomas showed off his Irish Dancing Skills, at an evening questions and answers session filmed by Sky Sports.

Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks at the NFL UK Schools Flag Football Tournament in Santry, Dublin 2018 [Ref: 3]

References

Websites

[1] Brendan Moran, Sportsfile (2018) NFL UK Flag Football Tournament 22 March 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.sportsfile.com/id/1470556/ [Accessed 4 April 2018]

[2] Irish Post (2018) NFL footballers Irish Dancing dance-off in Dublin goes viral [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishpost.com/entertainment/nfl-footballers-irish-dancing-dance-off-dublin-goes-viral-152225 [Accessed 4 May 2020]

Images

[2] Brendan Moran, Sportsfile (2018) NFL UK Flag Football Tournament 22 March 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.sportsfile.com/winshare/w540/Library/SF1020/1470556.jpg [Accessed 4 May 2020][Adjusted]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brendan Farrell (National Environmental Education Centre) and Tom Gallagher (Dublin Bay Raptors)

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Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 4 May 2020

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