International Flag Football Team Ireland v Allstars 2013

Irish Flag Football Association Logo 2011-2014 [Reference: 1]


DateHome TeamAway Team
23.06.2013Team Ireland Junior Flag7Allstars6
International Flag Football Team Ireland v Allstars 2013 [Reference: 2]


Team Ireland Junior Flag Football Team won a Friendly on 23 June 2013 against an Allstars team made up of mostly Irish players wishing to get on the Ireland Team and a few others from different backgrounds, one Nigerian, another Portuguese.

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).



[1] Team ireland Junior Flag Facebook (2013) Profile Picture, November 4, 2011 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 28 November 2020]

Social Media

[2] Team ireland Junior Flag Facebook (2013) Post, June 23, 2013 “Good game today. very close Team Ireland vs Allstars Score was 7-6 to Ireland” [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 March 2018]


Thanks to Tom Gallagher (Dublin Bay Raptors)

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Last Updated: 28 November 2020

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