Venue: Lelystad, Netherlands
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Fair Play Trophy||Switzerland|
|U15 MVP||Edyon Batta (#36 Netherlands)|
Team Ireland Under 15 Flag Football finished 5th of seven teams in the European Federation of American Football Championships in the Netherlands in 2012. They defeated both Italy and Austria, but lost to Russia, Switzerland, Netherlands and Germany.
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).
 Team Ireland Junior Flag Facebook (2013) Header, September 11, 2012 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TeamIrelandJuniorFlag/photos/a.436602729714389/436602733047722 [Accessed 28 November 2020]
 Irish American Football Association | Wayback Machine (2012) European Flag Championships – Ireland U13 & U15 teams [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121121045611/http://www.americanfootball.ie/european-flag-championships-ireland-u13-u15-teams/ [Accessed 11 November 2019]
Thanks to Tom Gallagher.
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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the
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Last Updated: 11 November 2019
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