Future Pro Football Leagues and Possible Team in Ireland – Poll

Possible Future American Football Leagues

ColourLeague / Conference
National Football League
YellowUnited States
Arena / Indoor Football League
PinkArena / Indoor
World Football League
Continental Leagues
Freedom Football League
Possible Future American Football Leagues


The possibility of a Professional Irish American Football Team has been around since the 1980s when American Football was first shown on Channel 4 & RTE 2. The first Irish American Football League season took place in 1986. So, where and when (and if) do people think there will be a Pro team in Ireland.

The possiblities as far as Eirball can see are a team in the National Football League (XFC Conference – Green), World Football League (World Conference – Orange or International Conference – Black), a team in the European Football League (Azure) or a team in either the Indoor Football League (Indoor Conference – Pink or Legends Conference – Purple). So which would people prefer?

Other than those options there is the outside possibility of a team in the Freedom Football League (Minority Ownership – Irish Travelers if it goes World) or Trinity Football League (Christian).


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association; Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws); Joe Grey (Dublin Dragons); Sean Douglas (Dublin Rebels & UCD); Todd Zboyan, Heather Foust & Brianna Wallace (Dublin Bay Raptors)

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 31 March 2020

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