Category: Flag Football

Irish Flag Football Association Challenge Games 2007-08

Irish Flag Football Association Logo [References: 6]

Composite Standings

IFFA Irish Flag Football Association Challenge Games 2007-08

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Dublin Sharks1001.00044377W1
2Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts0000.0000000
3Southeast Strongbows0100.0003744-7L1

Schedule

IFFA Irish Flag Football League 2007-08

Note: For Match reports please click on Match Recap (Second Column from Right in above Schedule)

REPORT

A Series of Challenge Games took place between the two IFFA Irish Flag Football League seasons and ran from autumn 2007 to spring 2008. Southeast Strongbows (Waterford), Dublin Sharks, Trinity Thunderbolts were among the participants. Dublin Sharks shutout the Southeast Strongbows in the second half of their game on September 30th to win 44-37.

WEBSITES

[1] South East Strongbows (2008) Game Reports [Internet] Available from: http://strongbows.tripod.com/gamereports.html [Accessed 24 October 2017]

[2] You Tube – SexyIrishLeprechaun Channel (2008) “ITC Chargers versus Trinity Thunderbolts” – Published on Apr 15, 2008 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGoZy916fh0 [Accessed 18 November 2018]

[3] You Tube – SexyIrishLeprechaun Channel (2008) “Dublin Sharks versus Carlow” – Published on Apr 15, 2008 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1KHtueik_Y [Accessed 18 November 2018]

INTERNET ARCHIVE

[4] Trinity Thunderbolts | Wayback Machine (2009) 2007/08 : Flag Football [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090107033308/http://www.trinitythunderbolts.com/Gallery/0708/Flag/Flag.html [Accessed 23 May 2020]

NEWSPAPERS

[5] Lindie Naughton (2007) “Minority Report: Sharks defeat Clonmel” Evening Herald. Thursday, October 4, 2007. pg. 28. [Past copies of the Westmeath Independent are Available to View Online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service].

IMAGES

[6] Irish American Football Association (2007) IFFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/iffalogo.jpg [Accessed 7 April 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Irene Carroll, Margaret Williams, Emily, Caoilfhionn Nic Fhearai, Alan Grey

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 November 2021

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Irish Flag Football Association Junior Challenge Games 2009-10

Irish Flag Football Association Logo [References: 1]

Composite Standings

IFFA Irish Flag Football Association Junior Challenge Games 2009-10

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Edenderry Wolfpack1001.00023716W1
2Athlone Lions0100.000723-16L1

Schedule

IFFA Irish Flag Football Association Junior Challenge Games 2009-10

DateEventTime/ResultsVenueArticleMatch Day
Athlone Lions vs Edenderry Wolfpack
Cushla Park, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Roscommon
Challenge Match

Recap

Edenderry Wolfpack won an Irish Flag Football Association Junior Challenge Game 23-7 at the Lions home field in Cushla Park, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. 

IMAGES

[1] Irish American Football Association (2007) IFFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/iffalogo.jpg [Accessed 7 April 2019]

Newspapers

[2] Anon. (2009) “American Flag Football” Westmeath Independent. Saturday, September 5, 2009. pg. 28. [Past copies of the Westmeath Independent are Available to View Online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service].

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos

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Irish Flag Football Association Junior Flag Football 2006-07

Irish Flag Football Association [References: 4]

Standings (Raheny Tournament 2 February 2007)

IFFA Irish Flag Football Association Junior Section Raheny Tournament 2 February 2007

PosTeamWLTPctStreak
13001.000Win 3
20000.0000
20000.0000
20000.0000

Recap

Craigavon Cowboys won the Junior Section of the big Super Bowl Flag Football Tournament at St. Anne’s Park in Raheny on 2nd February 2007, winning all three of their games to finish ahead of Dublin Rebels, Tallaght Outlaws and Edenderry Soldiers Juniors.

WEBSITES

[1] Irish Flag Football Association – Web Archive (2007) Irish Flag Football Association [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20070510012106/http://www.irish-flag-football.com/ [Accessed 25 March 2017]

[2] South East Strongbows (2007) Game Report Archives [Internet] Available from: http://strongbows.tripod.com/gamereportsarchive.html [Accessed 19 November 2017]

[3] South East Strongbows E-Teamz Wayback Machine (2007) News [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070717134623/http://eteamz.active.com/strongbows/news/ [Accessed 31 October 2021]

IMAGES

[4] Irish American Football Association (2007) IFFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/iffalogo.jpg [Accessed 7 April 2019]

 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos

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American Football Ireland Flag Premier Division Schedule 2021

American Football Ireland Logo 2020 [References: 1]

Standings

American Football Ireland Flag Premier Division North 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000644618W2
22001.00051447W2
31100.50073649L1
40200.0005062-12L2
50200.0002648-22L2

American Football Ireland Flag Premier Division South 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.00013418116W4
23100.7501407466W1
33100.7501025646W2
42200.5001109812W1
50800.0000240-240L8

Note: Standings Calculated Automatically – not official Standings.

Schedule

American Football Ireland Flag Premier Division 2021

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
36 - 28

Trinity College Dublin vs Dublin Bay Raptors

(Week 1)
24 - 8

Craigavon Cowboys vs Louth Mavericks

(Week 1)
30 - 0

Dublin Bay Raptors vs University College Cork Raiders

(Week 1)
27 - 26

Belfast Trojans vs Belfast Knights

(Week 1)
28 - 6

Edenderry Eagles vs Trinity College Dublin

(Week 1)
0 - 30

University College Cork Raiders vs Cork City Outlaws

(Week 1)
38 - 40

Maynooth University Hurricanes vs Craigavon Cowboys

(Week 1)
18 - 24

Louth Mavericks vs Belfast Trojans

(Week 1)
24 - 35

Belfast Knights vs Maynooth University Hurricanes

(Week 1)
12 - 46

Cork City Outlaws vs Edenderry Eagles

(Week 1)
52 - 38

Dublin Bay Raptors vs Cork City Outlaws

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
12:00 am

Belfast Trojans vs Craigavon Cowboys

(Week 2)
30 - 0

Trinity College Dublin vs University College Cork Raiders

(Week 2)
12:00 am

Louth Mavericks vs Maynooth University Hurricanes

(Week 2)
12:00 am

Edenderry Eagles vs Dublin Bay Raptors

(Week 2)
12:00 am

Maynooth University Hurricanes vs Belfast Trojans

(Week 2)
12:00 am

Belfast Knights vs Louth Mavericks

(Week 2)
12:00 am

Cork City Outlaws vs Trinity College Dublin

(Week 2)
0 - 30

University College Cork Raiders vs Edenderry Eagles

(Week 2)
12:00 am

Craigavon Cowboys vs Belfast Knights

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
0 - 30

University College Cork Raiders vs Dublin Bay Raptors

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Belfast Knights vs Belfast Trojans

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Trinity College Dublin vs Edenderry Eagles

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Louth Mavericks vs Craigavon Cowboys

(Week 3)
30 - 0

Cork City Outlaws vs University College Cork Raiders

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Dublin Bay Raptors vs Trinity College Dublin

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Belfast Trojans vs Louth Mavericks

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Maynooth University Hurricanes vs Belfast Knights

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Edenderry Eagles vs Cork City Outlaws

(Week 3)
12:00 am

Craigavon Cowboys vs Maynooth University Hurricanes

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
12:00 am

Dublin Bay Raptors vs Edenderry Eagles

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Louth Mavericks vs Belfast Knights

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Belfast Trojans vs Maynooth University Hurricanes

(Week 4)
0 - 30

University College Cork Raiders vs Trinity College Dublin

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Belfast Knights vs Craigavon Cowboys

(Week 4)
30 - 0

Edenderry Eagles vs University College Cork Raiders

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Maynooth University Hurricanes vs Louth Mavericks

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Trinity College Dublin vs Cork City Outlaws

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Cork City Outlaws vs Dublin Bay Raptors

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Craigavon Cowboys vs Belfast Trojans

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Week 1 Recap

Craigavon Cowboys, Belfast Trojans and Edenderry Eagles all got off to a perfect start in the American Football Ireland Flag Premier Division 2021 with the Cowboys winning against both North Leinster teams the Louth Mavericks (24-8) and Maynooth University Hurricanes (a closer match at 40-38). The Trojans squeaked by the Belfast Knights 27-26 in their first game before defeating the Mavericks 24-18 and the Edenderry Eagles continued their winning ways with a 28-6 win versus Trinity College Dublin and a huge 46-12 win against the Cork City Outlaws. The Eagles also picked up two forfeit wins over the University College Cork Raiders who failed to start the season. The other four South Conference teams the Dublin Bay Raptors, Trinity College Dublin, and Cork City Outlaws also picked up two forfeit wins. Trinity picked up a close 36-28 win versus the Raptors who defeated the Outlaws 52-38 in a game preplayed from Week 2 due to the Raiders forfeiting (the game gave both teams two games for their journey). In the other game the Hurricanes won 35-24 against the Knights.

About Flag Football and the AFI Flag Premier Division

Flag Football is a non-contact version of American Football that is very like Tag Rugby whereby players have flags attached to a belt around their waist which must be pulled off in order to tackle the ball carrier. It is Coed (Mixed – both men and women, boys and girls can play on the same teams) and played on a smaller field than the 11v11 full-contact pads and helmets version of the sport.

The American Football Ireland Flag Premier Division is the top level of Flag Football in Ireland.

REFERENCES

IMAGES

[1] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Logo 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFI-Logo-200.png [Accessed 10 February 2020][Last Updated 4 October 2020]

References

[2] American Football Ireland (2021) Flag Premier Division Schedule 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/flagfootball/seasons/prem2021/ [Accessed 20 September 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Sean Douglas, Todd Zboyan, Anton Pippo O’Grady, Jimmy English, Joe Grey, Decy Maher (Dublin Bay Raptors 2020).

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Irish American Football Association Flag Football 1985

Teams

IAFA Flag Football 1985

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
0Blanchardstown Bears0000.0000000
0Drimnagh Pirates0000.0000000
0Dublin Celts0000.0000000
0Foxrock Falcons0000.0000000
0Marlay Chargers0000.0000000
0University College Dublin0000.0000000

Report

The Dublin Celts were formed in December 1984, becoming the first ever Irish American Football Team. By March there were teams in Coleraine, Co. Derry and Blanchardstown, UCD and Foxrock in Dublin, and by the summer teams had also sprung up in Drimnagh and Marlay Park, both also Dublin.

These teams were to form part of an unofficial ad-hoc Flag Football League in the Dublin Area – with the exception of Coleraine, who joined up with Tyrone Tornadoes, Belfast Blitzers, Craigavon Cowboys, Ballymena Wolfhounds and Bangor Buccaneers in forming the NIAFA – Northern Ireland American Football Association.

The Dublin teams formed their own IAFA – Irish American Football Association – under Aiden Prendergast and the two Associations, along with the IAFRA – Irish American Football Referees Association – were to join forces in January 1986.

References

[1] Anon. (1985) “Football Crazy” The Irish Times. Saturday, March 16, 1985. pg. 16 Available on the Irish Times Archive at: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1985/0316/Pg016.html#Ar01603

[2] Steve Stacher (1987) “AN OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN IRELAND” Receiver, 1987. pg. 25.

[3] Anon. (1985) “MEET THE ‘TYRONE TORNADOES'” Ulster Herald. Saturday, April 6, 1985. pg. 4. [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[4] Anon. (1985) “AMERICAN FOOTBALL” Strabane Chronicle. Saturday, May 11, 1985. pg. 9 [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[5] Neil Johnston (1985) “Introducing Tyrone’s Tornadoes…” Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, March 2, 1985. pg. 1.

[6] Advertisement (1985) “American Football: Dublin Celts” Evening Herald. Saturday, September 28, 1985. pg. 29. [Past editions of the Evening Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[7] Advertisement (1985) “Note” Evening Herald. Wednesday, April 17, 1985. pg. 19. [Past editions of the Evening Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[8] Sean O Mhurchu (1985) “Say Macho American Footballers” Evening Herald. Wednesday, October 2, 1985. pg. 10. [Past editions of the Evening Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[9] Paul Hyland (1985) “Forget TV – go see the real thing in the Phoenix Park” Irish Independent. Saturday, February 16, 1985. pg. 2. [Past editions of the Irish Independent are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[10] Paul Russell (1985) ” Crash, Bang…Wallop!” Evening Herald. Wednesday, April 17, 1985. pg. 18. [Past editions of the Evening Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers) and Anton “Pippo” O’Grady.

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 5 September 2021

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Belfast Blitzers v Coleraine Chieftains 1985

Northern Ireland American Football Association Flag Football 1985

Standings

NIAFA Flag Football 1985

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11001.000000W1
1Tyrone Tornadoes1001.000000W1
3Belfast Blitzers1100.500000W1
4Coleraine Chieftains0200.000000L2

Schedule

NIAFA Flag Football 1985

Report

The Coleraine Chieftains were formed in December 1984, the first American Football team in Northern Ireland. The following March, Steve Stacher, who had only arrived in Ireland a few months previously with his Irish wife, had started up the Tyrone Tornadoes. Meanwhile David Freeland had founded the Belfast Blitzers. The three teams formed the NIAFA – Northern Ireland American Football Association – in April 1985

The first match involving two Irish teams was a 7v7 or 9v9 Flag Football (non-contact American Football) between Tyrone Tornadoes and Coleraine Chieftains in Omagh Rugby Club, Co. Tyrone, which the Tornadoes won. Ballymena Wolfhounds, Bangor Buccaneers and Craigavon Cowboys had joined by mid-summer, and an ad-hoc series of games was played between the teams for the first season.

Tyrone Tornadoes disbanded after a few months due to the GAA players in the team focusing on Gaelic Football during the summer and Steve Stacher, along with a few others formed the IAFRA – Irish American Football Referees Association. Belfast Blitzers first match was against Coleraine Chieftains and they went on to play in the Final Match, a loss in the Final minutes to Craigavon Cowboys which was to start a fierce Inter-town rivalry.

Belfast Blitzers v Coleraine Chieftains 1985
Belfast Blitzers (Red) and Coleraine Chieftains (Blue) in an early Flag Football match in 1985. Steve Stacher is on the right of the picture in red jumper and blue jeans.

References

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2013) Album, November 3, 2013 “Belfast Blitzers first ever game!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/455913187853175 [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[2] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2013) Album, November 3, 2013 “Belfast Blitzers first ever game! – Blitzers D” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/ms.c.eJw9zdENADEIAtCNLqgQ7f6LXWprP19AobQQIcpRro9teRt1zZUlGjl5tWP6hbbFdcKsksrx6dvr1~;6f6ceE7RzrOY4x7nvUvad7~;8fz2cPdY6j7qslX74X9xRwwhw~-~-.bps.a.455903324520828/455904087854085 [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[3] Steve Stacher (1987) “AN OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN IRELAND” Receiver, 1987. pg. 25.

[4] Anon. (1985) “MEET THE ‘TYRONE TORNADOES'” Ulster Herald. Saturday, April 6, 1985. pg. 4. [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[5] Anon. (1985) “AMERICAN FOOTBALL” Strabane Chronicle. Saturday, May 11, 1985. pg. 9 [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[6] Neil Johnston (1985) “Introducing Tyrone’s Tornadoes…” Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, March 2, 1985. pg. 1.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)

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Prospect Pumas Two-Touch Junior American Football Team 1986[Picture Credit: Andrew Wilson]

Northern Ireland American Football Association Unkitted Junior League 1986

Table

PWLTPFPAPct
Bangor Buccaneers (C)77001.000
Belfast Blitzers2110.500
Jordanstown Jaguars11001.000
Belfast Spartans20202270.000
Aldergrove Hawks20202253.000
Ballymena Wolfhounds
Prospect Pumas
Reference: Compiled from [1-8]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
20.07.1986Belfast Blitzers53Aldergrove Hawks22
24.08.1986Belfast Spartans22Bangor Buccaneers40
01.09.1986Aldergrove HawksLBangor BuccaneersW
1986Jordanstown JaguarsWBelfast BlitzersL
Belfast Spartans0Bangor Buccaneers30

Reference: [1-4]

Home Venues:

TeamHome Venue
Belfast SpartansMusgrave Park, Belfast
Bangor Buccaneers
Belfast Blitzers

Reference: [1-4]

Report

Bangor Buccaneers won the 1986 Northern Ireland American Football Association Junior League which appears to have been a contact unkitted adult league operating as a second tier or division with the NIAFA. Five teams are known to have taken part in this competition: Bangor Buccaneers, Belfast Blitzers, Jordanstown Jaguars, Aldergrove Hawks and Belfast Spartans, with Ballymena Wolfhounds and Prospect Pumas also possible teams to have taken part.

Prospect Pumas Two-Touch Junior American Football Team 1986[Picture Credit: Andrew Wilson]
Prospect Pumas Two-Touch Junior American Football Team 1986 [Picture Credit: Andrew Wilson]

Junior Two-Touch American Football (1986-1991)

From 1986 to 1991, before Flags were brought in, there were a number of Junior Two-Touch Leagues organised by regional development bodies, such as the East Coast Junior Football Association (Greater Dublin Area) from 1986 to 1987, and the Northern Ireland Junior American League which ran from 1988 to 1990, when it became fully kitted. In 1991, a Junior Two-Touch American Football Blitz took place in Tymon Park, Tallaght. These Leagues were Two-Touch, although it was only the ball carrier who had to be touched twice in order to tackle him, all other positions were full contact (i.e. Blocking etc.) [References: 8]

References

Websites

[1] Britballnow.co.uk (2019) 1986 Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[2] Britball Now (2016) Bangor Buccaneers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BangorBuccaneers.htm [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Belfast Spartans (2019) Team History | Grinding to a start [Internet] Available from: http://www.belfastspartans.co.uk/team-history.html [Accessed 20 March 2018]

Social Media

[4] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 17 August 2019]

Magazines

[5] Stacher, Steve (1987) “An Official History of American Football Ireland” Receiver. 1987.

Newspapers

[6] Anon. (1986) “Buccaneers move up” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 25, 1986. pg. 16.

[7] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys look for revenge” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 29, 1986. Pg. 22.

Note: Past copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

Social Media

[8] Andrew Wilson’s reply to Eirball’s post, March 27, 2020 [Internet] Available at : https://www.facebook.com/eirballenda/posts/2433567573622264?comment_id=2696161900696162&notif_id=1612882525056885&notif_t=feed_comment&ref=notif [Accessed 11 February 2021]

Images

[9] Andrew Wilson (2021) Reply to Eirball Facebook Post, March 27, 2020 “this is a very early publicity photo (pre kit) taken in 1986, I think.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10219341931087529&set=p.10219341931087529&type=3&av=2226857640959926&eav=AfZG4VnfE0tNSFTwa-nyACGq3CrmStfgyhPu8_I0C1E4keYcOz_YZe5FHtJXGznrua2a22r7OV1hILGkeHYHClQT [Accessed 11 February 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 5 February 2021

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American Football Ireland Flag Football Timeline 1985-2020

Team / LeagueFromTo
NIAFA Northern Ireland American Football Association
Tyrone Tornadoes19851985
Coleraine Chieftains +19852002
Bangor Buccaneers19851986
Jordanstown Jaguars19851986
Belfast Blitzers19851986
Belfast Spartans19851985
Craigavon Cowboys +19852021 *
Aldergrove Hawks19851986
ECJFA East Coast Junior Football Association
Dublin Panthers19861986
Drimnagh Pirates19861986
Dublin Celts +19861991
Dublin Tornadoes19861994
Marlay Chargers19861986
St. Brendan’s Gulls19871987
St. Brendan’s Rats19871987
Sutton Seahawks19871987
Bray Seahawks19871988
“Offaly Team”19871987
NIJAL Northern Ireland Junior American League
Antrim Cobras19871988
Ballymena Wolfhounds19871990
Belfast Junior Spartans19881990
City Colts19881988
Peel Crusaders19881988
Prospect Pumas19881990
Brownlow Bandits19901990
Maiden City Maulers19901990
Lisburn Groundhogs19901990
ICAF Irish Council of American Football Two-Touch
North Dublin Warriors19911991
Tallaght Wildcats19911991
Dodder Sharks19911991
North Dublin Knights19911991
Limerick Patriots19911991
Royals19911991
[References:: 1]

Regional / Provincial Leagues and Blitzes 1985-1991

Dublin / Irish Flag Football League 1991-2000

Team / LeagueFromTo
DFFL Dublin Flag Football League
Dublin Tornadoes A1991-921993-94
Marlay Martyrs1991-921993-94
Dublin City University Pirates 1994-951994-95
Drimnagh Cycos1995-962005
Marlay Hellfire1995-961998-99
Northside Devastators1995-961996-97
Dublin Pirates1995-961999-2000
Baldoyle Fenians1995-961995-96
Marauding Fungi19931994-95
Trinity Thunderbolts +19932020 *
Stillorgan Megamix1995-961995-96
South West Jets1995-961995-96
Tallaght Tornadoes1995-961995-96
Dublin Crows1996-971999-2000
IFFL / Irish Flag Football League
Gladiators1997-981999-2000
Dublin City University Stallions1997-981999-2000
Greystones Rebels1997-981998-99
Jedis1997-981997-98
Tigers1998-991998-99
[References: 1]

All-Ireland Flag Football Leagues and Blitzes 1993-2000

Team / LeagueFromTo
Jack Daniels Summer Bowl
Fine Gael Deputies19851985
American Political Students19851985
Goal Heroes19881988
RTE Raiders19881988
Goal Stars19891989
ICAFA (Irish Collegiate American Football Assocition) Summer Bowl
College All-Stars19931993
Marlay Pirates19931993
Marlay Raiders19931993
Monaghan Hurricanes19941994
IAFA Irish American Football Associaion
Belfast Bulls20012006
University of Limerick Vikings20012021 *
South East Strongbows20052007
Cork Predators20052006
Dublin Rebels20052021 *
Titans20052006
Dublin Sharks20052007
North Dublin Marshals20052006
Carrickfergus Knights +20052020*
Cork Admirals +20052020*
Craigavon Panthers20052006
Dublin Dragons20062007
Galway Sea Devils20062007
Tallaght Outlaws20062007
St. Anne’s Jazz20062007
Edenderry Soldiers20062007
IFFA Irish Flag Football Association
Spartans20072007
Team 4120072007
Causeway Convicts20072007
Portadown Eagles20072007
Roscrea Falcons20072010
Willow Warriors20072008
IT Carlow Chargers20072008
Clonmel Warriors20092011
Mullingar Soldiers20092010
Tralee Titans20092011
Dublin City 86ers20092013
University College Cork Pirates20102012
Dublin Revolution20102011
NUI Maynooth Phantoms20102015
IT Tallaght20102013
Tullamore Phoenix20102013
“Down Team”20102011
Mullingar Minotaurs20102017
Whitehall Titans20112012
(South) Kildare Soldiers 20122015
Edenderry Eagles +20122021 *
Rathangan Chargers20122013
Templeogue20122013
Dublin Vipers +20132017
Irish Flag Football League Emerald Bowl
South Dublin Panthers20142021 *
Dublin IT Spartans20142017
University College Dublin20142021 *
West Dublin Rhinos20142021 *
North Kildare Reapers20142021 *
Cashel Crusaders20142016
Maynooth University Bulls20152016
Athlone Minotaurs20152016
Roscommon Rogues20152016
Marble City Mud Dogs20152017
Wexford Eagles20152021 *
Ulster University Coleraine Elks20152021 *
NI Razorbacks20152021 *
Antrim Jets20162021 *
Waterford Wolves20162017
Westmeath Minoaturs20172021 *
Belfast Knights20182021 *
Cill Dara Reapers20182018
Cork City Cosmos20182018
Cork City Outlaws20192021 *
Downpatrick Saints20192021 *
Norton Wasps20192019
Donegal Derry Vipers20202021 *
Causeway Giants20202021 *
FFI / AFI Flag Football Ireland / American Football Ireland
South Edenderry Seagulls 20142015
Edenderry Eagles Women20142015
Dublin Bay Raptors + 20172021 *
Belfast Trojans +20182021 *
Louth Mavericks +20182021 *
Meath Bulldogs20182021 *
Maynooth University Hurricanes20182021 *
University College Cork Raiders20182021 *
Galway Warriors20192021 *
Dublin City Quetzals20202021 *
Thomastown Tigers20212021 *
Belfast City Lions20212021 *
[References: 1]

Note:

Teams placed in order of appearance in competitions / leagues

+ Teams may have participated in more than one Organization or League.

*Denotes the Team is still active.

Report

There has been 141 known teams in Irish Flag Football since the very first games between two Irish teams in 1985 (Tyrone Tornadoes v Coleraine Chieftains) and a Charity Match between Fine Gael Deputies and American Political Students in aid of Crumlin Youth Against Drugs.

There are currently 24 Flag Football Teams in operation in Ireland, and the list of Organizations runs from Provincial and Regional Organisations NIAFA (Northern Ireland American Football Association), ECJFA (East Coast Junior Football Association), ICAF (Irish Council of American Football), NIJAL (Northern Ireland Junior American League) and the Dublin Flag Football League to National Organisations – ICAFA (Irish Collegiate American Football Association), IAFA (Irish American Football Association), IFFA (Irish Flag Football Association), IFFL (Irish Flag Football League Emerald Bowl) and FFI / AFI (Flag Football Ireland / American Football Ireland).

References

[1] Please see individual articles on each League and Competition on the American Football Ireland Flag Index Page for a full list of References: https://eirball.ie/american-football-ireland-flag/

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Kevin Smyth, Ian Collins, Ian Clarke, Tony Meenaghan, John Malone, Jim Naughton, Brian Bird, Paul Heinz.

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Last Updated: 2 February 2021

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Flag Football Ireland Tournaments 2017-18

Flag Football Ireland Logo [References: 2]

Composite Table 2017-18

FFI Tournaments 2017-18RegularBowlsAll Games
Ulster & ConnachtPW-L-TW-L-TW-L-TPct
Craigavon Cowboys106-4-00-0-06-4-0.600
Coleraine Elks51-3-10-0-01-3-1.300
Galway Warriors (C)10-1-00-1-0.000
Belfast Trojans30-3-00-0-00-3-0.000
MIdlands
Westmeath Minotaurs (B,B,B,C)109-1-03-1-012-2-0
Louth Mavericks71-6-00-0-01-6-0.143
Meath Bulldogs50-4-10-0-00-4-1.000
Maynooth University Hurricanes50-5-00-0-00-5-0.000
Edenderry Eagles20-2-00-0-00-2-0.000
Dublin & Munster
Dublin Bay Raptors (B)108-2-00-1-08-3-0.727
University College Dublin (B,B)75-2-01-1-06-3-0.667
South Dublin Panthers107-2-10-0-07-3-1.750
University College Cork Raiders103-6-10-0-03-6-1.350
[References compiled from Results in 3-27]

Note: The above Table is a composite table, adding the records of each of the teams for the five tournaments. Pct = Winning Percentage over entire season. Teams are Ranked by 1. Number of Wins. 2. Winning Percentage. 3. Number of Losses.

The 2017-18 Flag Football Ireland Season was intended as a break from the League in order to grow the game – it seems to have worked – from 7 teams in the League in 2017 – there were 19 in 2018, and in 2019 there were 25 teams. Westmeath Minotaurs won three of the Bowl Games, including the last one, the Simon Bowl in Dundalk, triumphing 20-13 over Dublin Bay Raptors.

The Tournaments featured a European Team from a US Air Force Base in Germany – Kaiserslautern Screamin’ Eagles – making it an International Tournament like the Celtic Bowl of 2015. I was also Co-ed – men & women could both play.

Bowl Games

DateWinnersRunners-Up
 Michael McCormick Cup Mullingar  
 08.10.2017Westmeath MinotaursWGalway WarriorsL
FriendlyWestmannstown
14.10.2017Dublin Bay Raptors26South Dublin Panthers18
 Pink Panther Bowl Westmannstown 
28.10.2017University College DublinWWestmeath MinotaursL
 Jigsaw Bowl  Maynooth 
25.11.2017Westmeath MinotaursW ^University College DublinL
 Simon Bowl  Dundalk 
27.01.2018Westmeath Minotaurs20Dublin Bay Raptors13
[References: 3-27]

Michael McCormack Memorial Cup, 8 October 2017, Mullingar

 PWLTPFPAPts
*Westmeath Minotaurs       
*Galway Warriors       
*Edenderry Eagles       
[References: 3-6]

Reference: [1][2][4]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final   
 Westmeath MinotaursWGalway WarriorsL
[References: 3-6]

Report

____________________________________________________________

westmeath-minotaurs-galway-warriors-michael-mccormack-cup-2017

Westmeath Minotaurs (Winners) & Galway Warriors (Runners-Up) Michael McCormack Memorial Cup 2017 [3]

Westmeath Minotaurs beat Galway Warriors in the Final in the Michael McCormack Memorial Cup they hosted. [1][2]

Pink Panther Bowl, 28 October 2017 Westmanstown

 PWLTPFPAPct
*University College Dublin3300  1.000
Westmeath Minotaurs4220  .500
Craigavon Cowboys4220  .500
South Dublin Panthers4310  .750
UCC Raiders4230  .400
Dublin Bay Raptors3120  .333
Maynooth University Hurricanes3030  .000

Table Compiled from Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Winners Bracket  Round 1 
28.10.17Maynooth University Hurricanes0UCC Raiders28
28.10.17South Dublin Panthers13Dublin Bay Raptors6
28.10.17Westmeath Minotaurs12Craigavon Cowboys30
 Winners Bracket  Semi-Finals 
28.10.2017University College Dublin17UCC Raiders12
28.10.2017South Dublin Panthers13Craigavon Cowboys25
 Winners Bracket  Final 
28.10.2017University College Dublin13Craigavon Cowboys6
 Losers Bracket  Round 1 
28.10.2017Maynooth University Hurricanes18Dublin Bay Raptors34
28.10.2017Westmeath Minotaurs20UCC Raiders6
28.10.2017South Dublin Panthers22Maynooth University Hurricanes20
 Losers Bracket  Round 2 
28.10.2017Dublin Bay Raptors18UCC Raiders26
28.10.2017Westmeath Minotaurs South Dublin Panthers 
 Losers Bracket  Semi-Final 
28.10.2017UCC Raiders6South Dublin Panthers15
 Losers Bracket  Final 
28.10.2017Craigavon Cowboys Westmeath Minotaurs 
 Pink Panter Bowl Winners Bracket v Losers Bracket 
28.10.2017University College DublinWWestmeath MinotaursL
[References: 7-10]

[3][4][5][6]

Tournament was Double-Elimination with a minimum of 3 games per team

ucd-pink-panther-bowl-winners-2017
UCD Pink Panther Bowl Champions 2017 – Photo Courtesy Terence McCann [9]

Jigsaw Bowl, 25 November 2017 Maynooth

 PWLTPFPAPct
Group A       
*University College Dublin220040126
South Dublin Panthers220039216
Louth Mavericks202014340
Maynooth University Hurricanes202019450
Group B       
*Westmeath Minotaurs22006776
Dublin Bay Raptors220050246
UCC Raiders202013440
Meath Bulldogs202018730
[Refernces: Table Compiled from Results in 11-14]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final   
25.11.2017University College DublinLWestmeath MinotaursW ^
{references: 11-14]

[10]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Group A   
25.11.2017University College Dublin14Louth Mavericks6
25.11.2017South Dublin Panthers19Maynooth University Hurricanes13
25.11.2017Maynooth University Hurricanes6University College Dublin26
25.11.2017Louth Mavericks8South Dublin Panthers20
 Group B   
25.11.2017Westmeath Minotaurs25UCC Raiders 
25.11.2017Dublin Bay Raptors31Meath Bulldogs18
25.11.2017UCC Raiders6Dublin Bay Raptors19
25.11.2017Meath Bulldogs0Westeath Minotaurs42
[References: 11-14]

[7][8][9][10]

Westmeath Minotaurs won the second Flag football tournament of the season in Maynooth, winning both group games and then defeating UCD in the final. After the group stage where each team played twice there was a straight final due to the fading light as the tournament was behind schedule. This left both the Dubliin Bay Raptors and South Dublin Panthers bitterly disappointed as they would be knocked out on points difference despite winning both of their group games like UCD and the Minotaurs.

The Final went into overtime with Westmeath emerging winners with a Niall King touchdown catch. Jack Lynch proved the standout on the day catching 7 TD passes as well as returning an interception for a touchdown.

westmeath-minotaurs-jigsaw-bowl-champions-25-11-2017

Westmeath Minotaurs – Jigsaw Bowl Champions 2017

Marie Curie Cup, 2 December 2017, Portadown

Marie Curie Cup 2017 Logo
DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Group   
02.12.2017Craigavon Cowboys58Louth Mavericks21
02.12.2017Coleraine Elks31Louth Mavericks21
02.12.2017Craigavon Cowboys44Coleraine Elks18

[5][6][7]

 PWLTPFPAPts
*Craigavon Cowboys2200102396
Coleraine Elks211049653
Louth Mavericks202042890
[references: compiled from results in 15-19]

Venue

MatchVenue
Marie Curie CupKernan Playing Fields, Portadown (Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon)
[Refereces:
craigavon-cowboys-marie-curie-cup-winners-2017
Image: Craigavon Cowboys – Marie Curie Cup Winners 2017[8]

Craigavon Cowboys won the tournament they hosted in aid of Marie Curie, defeating both the Louth Mavericks and Ulster University Coleraine Elks. the elks would win their first ever match since they were resurrected, 31-21 against Louth Mavericks, who gave them a good game, for second place in the three-team cup.[9]

Simon Bowl, 27 January 2018, Dundalk

 PWLTPFPAPts
Group       
*Dublin Bay Raptors330077199
*Craigavon Cowboys321078526
University College Dublin312038663
Coleraine Elks302134651
Meath Bulldogs30218511
Group       
*Westmeath Minotaurs330091279
*South Dublin Panthers321047326
UCC Raiders311138484
Louth Mavericks312047593
Belfast Trojans303021600
[References: Table Compiled from Results in 20-27]
TimeHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
2:30Dublin Bay Raptors WSouth Dublin Panthers
2:30Westmeath MinotaursCraigavon Cowboys
 Final   
3:15Westmeath Minotaurs20Dublin Bay Raptors13
[References: 20-27]
TimeHome Team Away Team 
 Group   
10:45Craigavon Cowboys27UCD13
10:45Coleraine Elks8Meath Bulldogs8
11:30Dublin Bay Raptors25Craigavon Cowboys13
12:15UCD19Coleraine Elks12
12:15Meath Bulldogs0Dublin Bay Raptors25
1:00Craigavon Cowboys38Coleraine Elks14
1:45UCD6Dublin Bay Raptors27
 Group   
10:45South Dublin Panthers13Belfast Trojans6
11:30UCC Raiders7Westmeath Minotaurs35
11:30South Dublin Panthers21Louth Mavericks13
12:15Belfast Trojans6Westmeath Minotaurs27
1:00Westmeath Minotaurs29Louth Mavericks14
1:00UCC Raiders13South Dublin Panthers13
1:45Louth Mavericks20Belfast Trojans9
 Inter-Group   
1:45UCC Raiders18Meath Bulldogs0
[References: 20-27]

Westmeath Minotaurs won their second straight Flag Bowl Tournament with a 20-13 victory over the Dublin Bay Raptors in the Final. Held in aid of the Simon Communities Charity for the Homeless, the Minotaurs won all five games, racking up 91 points in three group games behind QB Dermot Corroon
with Jack Lynch and Jason Owens on Offense and Chris Gilbert and David Walsh on Defense also having outstanding days.

The Dublin Bay Raptors won the other group in fine style also, winning all three games, and making sure to rack up the points also after the disappointment of the Maynooth Tournament, winning all three of their games like the Minotaurs.

After despatching the Panthers and Cowboys in the Semi-Finals, the Raptors and Minotaurs would meet undefeated in the Final, in what was a tense game. The Minotaurs would win their second Bowl in a row 20-13 after MVP Conor McGroarty of the Raptors was stopped yards from the line as time ran out.

Westmeath Minotaurs – Simon Bowl Champions 2018 [16]

Friendlies

DateHome TeamAway Team
14.10.2017South Dublin Panthers18Dublin Bay Raptors26
[References: 28]

Venues

TournamentVenue
Pink Panther BowlWestmanstown RFC, Co. South Dublin (Host: Panthers)
Jigsaw BowlMaynooth University, Co. Kildare (Host: Maynooth University Hurricanes)
Simon BowlDundalk IT, Co. Louth (Host:Louth Mavericks)
UCC BowlUCC, Cork City (Host: UCC Raiders)

[18][20]

Awards

_________________________________________________________

BowlMVP
Pink Panther 
JigsawJack Lynch (Westmeath Minotaurs)
SimonConor McGroarty (Dublin Bay Raptors) [17][18]
jigsaw-bowl-mvp-2017-jack-lynch

Jack Lynch – Jigsaw Bowl MVP 2017 [9]

simon-bowl-mvp-2018-conor-mcgroarty

Conor McGroart – Simon MVP 2017

References

Logos

[1] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

[2] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Photo October 25 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/photos/pcb.2083533201870491/2083532171870594/?type=3&theater [Accessed 28 October 2017]

Social Media

Michael McCormick Cup

[3] Westmeath Minotaurs | Facebook (2017) Post October 18, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1696470917031634 [Accessed 9 March 2018]

[4] Galway Warriors | Facebook (2017) Post: October 9, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/GalwayWarriorsFootball/photos/a.1369377569785381/1561283250594811/?type=3 [Accessed 26 May 2019]

[5] Galway Warriors | Facebook (2017) Photo: October 9, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22448113_1561283250594811_7091649429993987275_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=0088d4d51831dcb15aa8b6e21c6acef6&oe=5D6139B6 [Accessed 26 May 2019]

[6] Edenderry Eagles | Facebook (2017) Post to page by Ken Farrell, September 6, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341452022587512/permalink/1422419601157410/ [Accessed 9 March 2018]

Websites

Pink Panther Bowl

[7] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post October 24 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2024612384475865 [Accessed 28 October 2017]

[8] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy October 28 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1738886779752358&set=p.1738886779752358&type=3&theater [Accessed 28 October 2017]

[9] South Dublin Panthers Facebook Page (2017) Post October 28 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/posts/856969844481750 [Accessed 28 October 2017]

[10] UCD American Football Facebook Page (2017) Post October 30 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/UcdAmericanFootball/posts/1346543658789249 [Accessed 29 January 2018]

Jigsaw Bowl

[11] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy November 28 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2040665322870571 [Accessed 28 November 2017]

[12] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy November 28 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2040665626203874 [Accessed 28 November 2017]

[13] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2017) Photo November 25 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/photos/pcb.1745556515456407/1745556455456413/?type=3&theater [Accessed 28 November 2017]

[14] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2017) Post November 25 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1745556515456407 [Accessed 29 January 2018]

Marie Curie Cup

[15] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2018) Post December 2, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/posts/1729161883760667 [Accessed 9 March 2018]

[16] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2018) Post December 2, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/posts/1729220250421497 [Accessed 9 March 2018]

[17] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2018) Photo December 2, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/photos/a.733872649956267.1073741832.701486486528217/1729278603748995/?type=3&theater [Accessed 9 March 2018]

[18] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2018) Photo November 29, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/photos/gm.2054850618070078/1722021407808048/?type=3&theater [Accessed 9 March 2018]

[19] Ulster University Elks American Football Facebook Page (2018) Post December 2, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/UUCAF.Elks/posts/1487981657986410 [Accessed 9 March 2018]

Simon Bowl

[20] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy January 28 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2070560146547755″> [Accessed 28 January 2018]

[21] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy January 28 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2070560266547743 [Accessed 28 January 2018]

[22] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy January 28 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2070560406547729 [Accessed 28 January 2018]

[23] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2017) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy January 28 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2070560499881053 [Accessed 28 January 2018]

[24] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook Page (2018) Post to Page by Enda Mulcahy January 28 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2070560576547712 [Accessed 28 January 2018]

[25] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2018) Post January 27 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1813957288616329 [Accessed 29 January 2018]

[26] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Photo January 27, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/photos/pb.1583160178574465.-2207520000.1520237570./2130974623793015/?type=3&theater [Accessed 5 March 2018]

[27] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2018) Post January 29, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/posts/2130976280459516 [Accessed 5 March 2018]

[28] Dublin Bay Raptors Facebook (2018) Post to page by Todd Zboyan, 15 October 2018: [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinraptors/posts/2020663898204047 [Accessed 31 January 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Decy Maher, Ken Jackson & Brianna Wallace, Tom Gallagher, Anton “Pippo” O’Grady and Jonathan Spielberg, Sean Douglas, Jonathan Spielberg, Joe Grey (Dublin Bay Raptors).

About this document

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Last Updated: 31 January 2021

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You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018

South Dublin Panthers in action in the NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018 [Reference: 2][Picture Credit: South Dublin Panthers Facebook]
South Dublin Panthers in action in the NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018 [Reference: 2][Picture Credit: South Dublin Panthers Facebook]

Plate

DateHome TeamAway Team
Plate Quarter-Finals
15.09.2018South Dublin Panthers27Runaround Suhs0
Plate Semi-Finals
15.09.2018South Dublin Panthers31Glasgow Hornets13
Plate Final
15.09.2018South Dublin Panthers14Edenderry Eagles18
NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018 [Reference: 1]

Report

Edenderry Eagles won the Plate Final against South Dublin Panthers in an All-Irish Derby in the NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup in Manchester, England. The winners of the Heat went on the the Finals in London with a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl. South Dublin Panthers had defeated Runaround Suhs in the Plate Quarter-Finals and Glasgow Hornets in the Plate Semi-Finals.

South Dublin Panthers Team Photo - NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018 [Reference: 3][Photo Credit: Terence McCann Photography]
South Dublin Panthers Team Photo – NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018 [Reference: 3][Photo Credit: Terence McCann Photography]

About Flag Football

Flag Football is a non-contact version of American Football whereby teams (usually of 5) play on a smaller field (50 yards with two 10 yard endzones), using Flags tied around their waist which must be pulled of by the tackler. The aim as in American Football is to pass or run the ball into the opposition endzone, within a specified number of downs (attempts) – teams have four downs in which to reach the Halfway line or two lines close to either endzone, or the ball is turned over to the opposition. On completing either a touchdown (reaching the endzone) or one of the first down markers (ie the Halfway line or one of the other two lines) the down count starts at one again. A Touchdown is worth 6 points, and a conversion (which must be passed into the endzone) is worth one or two points depending on whether the scoring team opts to start from the 5 yard line or 20 yard line. There is no kicking, although in Irish Flag Football in the 1990s there was kicking and seven player teams. Teams are mixed (coed).

References

Social Media

[1] South Dublin Panthers Facebook (2018) Post, September 15, 2018:”Panthers reach the Plate Final with a 27 – 0 Quarter final win over the Runaround Suhs and a 31 – 13 Semi Final win over the Glasgow Hornets. Next up an Irish Derby v Edenderry Eagles.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/posts/1072732336238832 [Accessed 10 December 2020][Plus Comment on Post by Robert MacCana.

Images

[2] South Dublin Panthers Facebook (2018) Post, September 15, 2018:”Panthers reach the Plate Final with a 27 – 0 Quarter final win over the Runaround Suhs and a 31 – 13 Semi Final win over the Glasgow Hornets. Next up an Irish Derby v Edenderry Eagles.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/photos/a.428605193984886/1072731909572208/%5BAccessed 10 December 2020]

[3] South Dublin Panthers Facebook (2018) Post, September 15, 2018:”1 hour till kick off. Let’s go Panthers. Jaguars UK [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/photos/a.428605193984886/1072537959591603/ [Accessed 10 December 2020][Photo Credit: Terence McCann Photography]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas, Todd Zboyan & Joe Grey (South Dublin Panthers NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated:10 December 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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