International Flag Football

International Flag Football

Ireland has been playing International Flag Football since 1997 at least, when friendlies against England were arranged. These continued until 2007. In 2009 the European Flag Football Championships were held in Belfast, with Ireland entering a team. In 2010 Ireland’s Under 13s (a Coed team) entered the European Championships for the first time and returned in 2012, along with an Under 15s team (also Coed). in 2013 the Senior team again entered the Championships. 

2016 was a significant year for Irish Flag Football, when, a year after the establishment of the Irish Flag Football League, an International Series was held in Gormanston, Co. Meath, featuring Ireland as well as European National Teams and the Ramstein Mayhem club side from Germany. 

International Senior Flag Football (Overview):

Team Ireland Flag Football Friendlies 1997-2007

European Federation of American Football | European Flag Football Championship 2009-2013 

International Junior Flag Football (Overviews):

Team Ireland Youth | Flag Football Internationals 2006-2007

European Federation of American Football | European Flag Football Junior Championships Under 13 2010-2012

European International Flag Football (Seasons):

Irish International Flag Football Series 2006

International Flag Football Friendly Tournament 2007

European Federation of American Football | European Flag Football Championships Men | Belfast, Ireland 2009

European Federation of American Football | European Flag Football Junior Championship Under 13 Rome 2010

European Federation of American Football | European Flag Football Junior Championships Under 15 Netherlands 2012

European Federation of American Football | European Flag Football Junior Championship Under 13 Netherlands 2012

European Federation of American Football | European Flag Football Championships Men | Pesaro, Italy 2013

Irish Flag Football Association | International Series 2016

European Club Flag Football:

Irish teams have been playing International matches since the first charity bowl in the 1980s in aid of GOAL (an Irish International Development Agency) – the GOAL Heroes v RTE Raiders. Following on from that the Drimnagh Cycos played in the Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge for 9 years against the Leicester Europa Eagles, and then another charity event, the Irish-American Flag Football Classic, was held between two teams representing the US Ambassador’s Residence (Phoenix Park Pirates) and the American Embassy (Dublin 8s).

The Celtic Bowl was held in 2015 between 8 Irish teams and two Scottish teams to celebrate the 30th anniversary of American Football in Ireland. In 2016 Ireland hels an International Tournament featuring National Teams and also the Ramstein Mayhem from Germany. In 2017-18, the Kaiserslautern Screaming Eagles entered one of the Four IAFA Blitzes, which has been included here in the Irish International Club Flag Football section.

European Club Flag Football (Overviews):

Jack Daniels Summer Bowl International Flag Football Challenge 1986-1992

International Flag Football | Irish Teams v US Services 1993-1996

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge 1997-2005

Irish-American Flag Football Classic 2010-2014

International Federation of American Football Europe | Flag Football | Champions Bowl 2016-2018

European Club Flag Football (Box-Scores & Match Reports):

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge I | Box Score & Match Report 1997

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge II | Box Score & Match Report 1998

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge III | Box Score & Match Report 1999

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge V | Box Score & Match Report 2001

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge VIII | Box Score & Match Report 2004

European Club Flag Football (Seasons):

Irish Flag Football Association | Celtic Bowl 2015

International Federation of American Football Europe | Flag Football Champions Bowl 2016

International Federation of American Football Europe | Flag Football Champions Bowl 2017

Flag Football Ireland | Europa Cup Tournaments 2017-18

International Federation of American Football Europe | Flag Football Champions Bowl 2018