Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge I | Box Score & Match Report 1997


Drimnagh Cycos12012
Leicester Europa Eagles066
1st Half 
DRI – Liamm Farrel TD Run6-0
DRI – Aiden Kelly TD Run12-0
2nd Half 
LEI – Rich Manning TD Pass from Chris Wild12-6



Drimnagh Cycos won the first ever International Flag Football match played by either Irish or British teams. They scored two Rushing Touchdowns in the first half, one from Liam Farrell and the second from young QB Aiden Kelly before the Leicester defense tightened up and they got one back in the second half through Rich Manning scoring on a short pass from QB Chris Wild.


[1] Anon. (1997) “Eagles lose to Cycos in Dublin Challenge Match”. First Down, August 2 1997

Thanks to Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos & Fiona Corrigan, Caoimhe Mullaney, Alan Delaney and John Kane

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