International American Football Irish Teams versus US Services 2009-2017

Irish Teams v US Services & High Schools 2000-2017

DateIrish TeamAmerican Team
28.02.2009UL Vikings0Philadelphia Blue Flame (PA)22
08.04.2017Irish Wolfhounds6Team USA (AFW)54
Irish Teams versus American High Schools and Services 1998-2017 [Ref: 1-4]



The University of Limerick Vikings also played a match against Philadelphia Blue Flame – losing 22-0 to a team of Firefighters and Policemen playing in the National Services League.[3]

Ireland’s U20s lost a match in 2017, 54-6 to Team USA American Football Worldwide, a team of Elite High School students representing USA on tours throughout Europe. [4][5]


[3] Irish American Football Association (2009) PAUDIE O’SE DINGLE TOURNAMENT [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 15 October 2017]

[4] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Post April 3 2017 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 August 2017]

[5] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Post April 8 2017 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 August 2017]


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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