Published by Enda Mulcahy
I have been involved in Irish American Football since 1987 either as a fan (going to the first College Games in Ireland in the 1980s, the Shamrock Bowl or Dublin Tornadoes & Dublin Rebels matches), player (South West Jets Flag Football 1995), Line Judge (IAFL 1996-2003), Chain Crew Member (I was on the Sidelines for the NFL game in Dublin between the Pittsburgh Steelers & Chicago Bears in 1997), Team Manager (Dublin Bay Raptors, IFFL 2018-present), Statistician (I did the stats for Shamrock Bowl X and currently do the stats for the Raptors).
I have also played Softball for Marlay Mustangs, represented my school (St. Colmcille’s Knocklyon) in Basketball & Olympic Handball, played plenty of Street Soccer, played Badminton for over 30 years (Knocklyon Social Badminton Club), played Croquet in the Annual Trinity SWSS v Green Party Challenge, Ran the Belfield Mile (UCD), played Chess for Trinity in the annual Colours Match, and played a lot of Games and E-Sports (Subbuteo, Fantasy NFL & Madden NFL etc) and have tried most of the sports on this website at least twice.
I have a BA in World Development from the Development Studies Centre @ The Holy Ghost College Kimmage and have completed a Professional Qualification in Webmaster level 1 in Web Design at the Irish Academy of Computer Training (The Eirball.ie research Project) both in Dublin, Ireland I could not have done this on my own, however, and the help of friends, co-workers, teachers and family has been significant.
In particular I would like to thank the following who have participated in sports I have not done to much degree: Jillian Glynn (Handball), Rose McCabe (Ladies Gaelic Football and Soccer), Fiona Corrigan (Rounders), Niamh Hughes (Poc Fada), Niamh Gallagher (Basketball)
Gareth Hunt (Hurling), Michael O’Callaghan and (Gaelic Football), Jim Naughton and Ann Hanley (Ireland Basketball Internationals), Kevin Smyth, Ian Collins, Ian Clarke, and Frank Winters (RPG and Wargames), Paul Hynes (Mountain Biking), Brian Bird (Lacrosse). Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Colm Murray and Andrew McGovern (Soccer), Ronan O’Brien (Unihoc), Garrett Quigley (Soccer),Niall Brennan (Boxing).
Gabriel McCloyne (Little League Baseball), Ciaran Simms (Indoor Soccer), Paul Lynch (Cycling), Emerson Callender and Gerry Tully (Motorsport), Niall Brennan (Volleyball), Paul Foley (Soccer), Sondra Maher (Ireland Softball International, Volleyball and Equestrian),Conor Kostick (Croquet), Ann O’Brien (Stock Car Racing), Professor Simon H. Perry (drove a Landrover across the Sahara desert),Cara Martin (Volleyball), Eoin O’Fearghaill (Sailing), Kate Hartnett(Welsh Baseball), Alan Gray, Mark Mahon & Ian Breathneach (Dog Shows),Roisin Ni Dhonnacha (Hurling-Shinty), Laura Shadbolt (Shinty).
Professors Sinead O’Brien, Professor Gill, Andrew Corvin (Softball), Rebecca Martin. John Folan (Basketball Ireland Referee and Irish Basketball Memories of 1980s and 1990s Facebook Page), Niall McEvoy (Irish Ice & Inline Hockey Community Facebook Page), Glenn Matthew (The Baseline – Irish Softball Community), John Gunning (Inside Sport Japan, American Football International and Japan Times), John Manning (Leinster Trophy History Facebook Page)
Todd Zboyan, Sean Douglas, Tim Leadingham and Joe Grey (American Football, Softball and Flag Football), Decy Maher (Gaelic Football, Softball and Flag Football)), Anton Pippo O’Grady (Compromise Rules International and Flag Football), Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Mike Brophy and Ralph Schmeer (Irish American Football Association Officials and Administration). Jonathan Spielberg (Softball and Flag Football), Colum Lavery (Softball and American Football Administration).
Eoghan Murphy (Chess), Tom Gallagher (Softball Ireland International). The following teams: South West Jets and Dublin Bay Raptors (Flag Football) and Marlay Softball Club,Cillian Murphy (Lacrosse), Dave Raitt and Joan Collins (Badminton),Lorna Rose Masterson and Sarah Jane Masterson (Rugby Union),Lisa Columb, Austin Purton, Marie Fogarty, Conor Sayles, Rick Kelley, Kim Kelley (Softball), Conor Columb (Softball and Skiing)
Richard Conville (Little League Baseball, Road Tennis and Street Soccer), Conor Lynch (Road Tennis, Tag Rugby and Street Soccer), Maurice Lynch, Robert Byron, Dylan Brennan (Road Tennis & Street Soccer), Caoimhe Mullaney (Swimming), Breda Walsh and Aisling Delaney (Track & Field), Alan Delaney (Computer Games), Andrew Coleman (Poker), John Wills (Karate), John Morahan (Computer Games), John Kane (Darts).
Lenka Mulligan (Ice Skating), Sean Patrick Fagan (Badminton, Tracking),Billy Flynn (Marathon), Bernard (Greyhounds), Tom Dunne (Rallying), Martin Slattery (Street Soccer).
Odhran Allen (Ice Skating), Luke Kelly (Handball and Pool), Siobhan Gaskin (Mini-Golf), Grant Farrell (Games), Martha (Marn Grook), Derek Walsh (Medieval Football), Dymphna Smyth (Bridge).
Family have also to be thanked. Nora Mulcahy (Badminton and Proof Reader), Richard D. Mulcahy (Rugby Union and Badminton), Richard F. Mulcahy (Rounders and Hurling), Dervla Mulcahy (Bowling and Rounders), Conor Connolly-Mulcahy (Soccer and Basketball), Dara Connolly-Mulcahy (Soccer and Rugby Union), Orla Connolly-Mulcahy (Cheerleading), Aodhan Connolly-Mulcahy (Soccer and Computers), Aedamar Kincaid (Equestrian), Isabella Kincaid (Equestrian), Fiona Connolly-Mulcahy (Tennis), Colm Kincaid (Sea Swimming),.
Hugh Mulcahy (Cricket), Aoife Mulcahy (Rowing and Triathlon), Shane Mulcahy (Offroad Motorbike Racing), Vinnie Kingston (Rugby Union and Rugby League), Clodagh Kingston (Horse Riding), Jillian Kingston, Cara Mulcahy, Brian Kingston (Snooker), Bronagh Kingston, Helen, Ann, Carol, Brian and Niall McCarthy, Mikey McCarthy (Dodgeball).
Many Thanks to The Thesis Centre on Camden St., Dublin for Binding both Theses and old Football Newspapers, which were expertly hand-sewn and bound using an approximately 80-year old machine. http://www.thesiscentre.ie/