Category: Schools Flag Football

National Football League Flag Football League Knocknaheeny Cork 2006

Report

In 2006 the National Football League (USA) started a Youth Flag Football program aimed at developing the sport in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This was part of the NFL International Series which started with Regular Season NFL games in London in 2007, and the first community in Ireland to receive an NFL Flag Football program was Knocknaheeny-Hollyhill in Cork, which Special Justice Project Director and Cork city councillor Tony Fitzgerald warmly accepted.

The home-town team, Cork Admirals also developed a working relationship with the NFL and NFL players Association and the NFL Youth Football Fund, a 501 (c) non-profit foundation, which supports the game at youth level promotes positive youth development.

References

Newspapers

[1] McIntyre, Terry (2006) Admirals are going strong Evening Echo. Thuesday, January 31, 2006. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Doyle, Jean Dunphy, Berenice “The Wounded Bear”, Michael O’Callaghan, Mark Daly and Joe Slevin.

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Irish American Football Association / Sky Sports Schools Flag Football 2015

On the invitation of Jack Lawlor, a second year student at Presentation College, Bray, South Dublin Panthers players Conor McGrath, Dave Edwards, Stephen Kearns, and Sam Kidd, introduced the students to Flag Football on Tuesday, the 24th of March 2015.

The initiative was part of the Sky Sports programme to introduce minority sports to schools, and the four Panthers put the students through their paces. At the end of the session, the students put what they had learnt into a game of “Burkey Ball”, a form of Flag Football, that was a favourite among the South Dublin Panthers.

Presentation College Bray students with members of South Dublin Panthers during their 2015 Flag Football session. [Ref: 2]

References

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2015) South Dublin Panthers working with Presentation College Bray [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/south-dublin-panthers-working-with-presentation-college-bray/ [Accessed 16 May 2020]

Images

[2] Irish American Football Association (2015) South Dublin Panthers working with Presentation College Bray [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/pres-bray2-650×363.jpg [Accessed 16 May 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brendan Farrell.

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National Football League UK Schools Flag Football Tournament Dublin 2018

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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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Irish American Football Association Schools Fun Football Fundamentals 2014

Irish American Football association Logo 2014-2019 [Ref: 3]

Report

The Irish American Football Association brought its Schools Flag Football Programme to St. Thomas Senior National School in Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24, where six groups, totalling over 100 children, from 5th and 6th Classes (11-12 year-olds) participated in Football coaching for the day (Friday, 13th June 2014).

The Fundamentals topicswere passing, cathing and team work, with each session ending in a game of ‘Flag Ultimate’. Fun and Total Inclusion were the emphases on the the day, and all participants were presented with a certificate of participation.

Irish American Football Association Fun Football Fundamentals Schools Programme Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24, 13 June 2014 [Ref: 2] [Adjusted]

References

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2014) Fun Football Fundamentals in Jobstown June 16, 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/fun-football-fundamentals-in-jobstown/ [Accessed 18 July 2019]

Images

[2] Irish American Football Association (2014) Fun Football Fundamentals in Jobstown June 16, 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Jobstown1.jpg [Accessed 18 July 2019]

[3] American Football International (2014) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IAFA-620×400.jpg [Accessed 4 May 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Gabriel McCloyne (Jobstown NS) and Tom Gallagher (Dublin Bay Raptors)

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Irish American Football Association | Schools Flag Football Finals 2011-2013

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Finals

 

Date Team 1   Team 2  
12.06.11 Edenderry BNS 7 Rathangan 6
30.03.12 St. Mary’s Edenderry 6 St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge 0
20.07.13 Oaklands CC Allstars   St. Mary’s SS Allstars  

 

Venues and Locations of Schools

 

All Matches St. Conleith’s Derrinturn
St. Conleith’s Derrinturn Co. Kildare
St. Mary’s Edenderry Co. Offaly
St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge Co. Kildare

[1][2]

 

References

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Websites

[1] FlagMag Facebook Page (2011) Post July 12, 2011: “Ireland-Edenderry BNS wins School Flag Football Title over Rathangan 7-6” [Internet] Available from: ttps://www.facebook.com/flagmag/posts/217733751593628 [Accessed 12 April 2018]

[2] Federation of Irish Sport (2012) American Football: inaugural Women in Sport Schools Flag Football tournament [Internet] Available from: http://www.irishsport.ie/american-football-inaugural-women-in-sport-schools-flag-football-tournament/ [Accessed 23 September 2017]

[3] International Federation of American Football (2012) ST MARYS EDENDERRY NAMED IFAF TEAM OF THE MONTH [Internet] available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20120723121541/http://www.ifaf.org/articles/view/1135/L2FydGljbGVzL2ZlYXR1cmVkL2luZGV4L3BhZ2U6OQ== [Accessed 6 July 2017]

[4] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2013) Post July 19, 2013: “Make sure to get to Tallaght Stadium early tomorrow as right before the Shamrock Bowl, two of the country’s best school’s flag football teams will compete in the final of the School’s Flag Football program.

The final will see Oaklands Community College Allstars take on St. Mary’s Secondary School Allstars and will kick-off at 1:20pm.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/597447706955800 [Accessed 24 November 2018]

 

Images

 

Logos

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

[5] Sligo Sport and Recreation (2018) Women in Sport Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.sligosportandrecreation.ie/wp-content/uploads/Women_in_Sport_RGBISC.jpg [Accessed 8 July 2018]

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to John Malone, Tony Meenaghan, Declan Mulvey, Gareth Murphy & John O’Reilly, Templeogue College.

 

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Irish American Football Association / Women in Sport Schools Flag Football Tournament 2012

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Table

 PWLTPFPAPct
*St. Mary’s Edenderry21103024.500
*St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge21103030.500
St. Conleith’s Derrinturn21101824.500

[2]

Note: As St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s were even on points scored they played a sudden death playoff match to decide the title.

[2]

Playoff Result

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Final   
30.03.12St. Mary’s Edenderry6St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge0

Group Results

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Group   
30.03.12St. Mary’s Edenderry6St. Conleith’s Derrinturn12
30.03.12St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge12St. Mary’s Edenderry24
30.03.12St. Conleith’s Derrinturn6St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge18

Venues and Locations of Schools

All MatchesSt. Conleith’s Derrinturn
St. Conleith’s DerrinturnCo. Kildare
St. Mary’s EdenderryCo. Offaly
St. Patrick’s Johnstown BridgeCo. Kildare

[1][2]

Report

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St. Conleith’s Derrinturn was the venue for the first Women in Sport Schools Flag Football Tournament. Three National Schools in the Midlands entered, which was won in a sudden death playoff by St. Mary’s Edenderry against St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge. over 200 pupils and teachers from the three schools were in attendance.[2]. St. Mary’s would be named International Federation of American Football Team of the Month for March 2012 in recognition of the win.[3]

Sudden Death Playoff: St. Mary’s Edenderry 6 St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge 0

St. Mary’s completed three passes to get into the endzone on their first possession and held St. Patrick’s on the next possession to win the Tournament, after a long pass into the endzone on fourth down was intercepted by the St. Mary’s defence.[2]

Group Stage

St. Conleith’s Derrinturn 12 St. Mary’s Edenderry 6St. Conleith’s Derrinturn overcame St. Mary’s Edenderry in the opening match by a score of 12-6. St. mary’s scored the first touchdown, which was followed by a long Derrinturn drive which provided the equaliser. Defence appeared to take over after this, and it wasn’t until 15 seconds to go that St. conleith’s scored the winning touchdown, a long pass into the endzone.[2]

St. Mary’s Edenderry 24 St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge 12

St. Mary’s opened the scoring in the second game with a 55 yard TD run. The teams then traded touchdowns, first St. Patrick’s equalising, then St. Mary’s taking the lead again. Edenderry then intercepted a Johnstown Bridge pass and returned it for a touchdown to put them two TD’s up. Both teams scored TD’s late in the game to leave the score 24-12 to St. Mary’s.[2]

St. Patrick’s Johnstown Bridge 18 St. Conleith’s Derrinturn 6

St. Patrick’s opened the scoring with a TD run, needing to win to tie the tournament. They then added a second to put themselves 12-0 up. St. Conleith’s, however, weren’t going to let the chance to win the tournament go by, and pulled one back, however St. patrick’s scored late in the game, with just 30 seconds left on the clock to tie the tournament on 1 win apiece. It would come down to points scored and St. Mary’s and St. Patrick’s were both level on 30 points scored, necessitating a sudden death playoff.[2]

Awards

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International Federation of American Football Team of the Month March 2012St. Mary’s Edenderry

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References

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Bibliography

[1] The Times Atlas of the World – Concise Edition (Twelfth Edition 2013) Map of Ireland pg. 170. Times Atlases, Glasgow

Websites

[2] Federation of Irish Sport (2012) American Football: inaugural Women in Sport Schools Flag Football tournament [Internet] Available from: http://www.irishsport.ie/american-football-inaugural-women-in-sport-schools-flag-football-tournament/ [Accessed 23 September 2017]

[3] International Federation of American Football (2012) ST MARYS EDENDERRY NAMED IFAF TEAM OF THE MONTH [Internet] available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20120723121541/http://www.ifaf.org/articles/view/1135/L2FydGljbGVzL2ZlYXR1cmVkL2luZGV4L3BhZ2U6OQ== [Accessed 6 July 2017]

Images

Logos

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

[5] Sligo Sport and Recreation (2018) Women in Sport Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.sligosportandrecreation.ie/wp-content/uploads/Women_in_Sport_RGBISC.jpg [Accessed 8 July 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Conor Connolly-Mulcahy & Dara Connolly-Mulcahy.

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