National Football League Flag Football League Knocknaheeny Cork 2006


In 2006 the National Football League (USA) started a Youth Flag Football program aimed at developing the sport in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This was part of the NFL International Series which started with Regular Season NFL games in London in 2007, and the first community in Ireland to receive an NFL Flag Football program was Knocknaheeny-Hollyhill in Cork, which Special Justice Project Director and Cork city councillor Tony Fitzgerald warmly accepted.

The home-town team, Cork Admirals also developed a working relationship with the NFL and NFL players Association and the NFL Youth Football Fund, a 501 (c) non-profit foundation, which supports the game at youth level promotes positive youth development.



[1] McIntyre, Terry (2006) Admirals are going strong Evening Echo. Thuesday, January 31, 2006. [Available on the Internet at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: which is a subscription service]


Thanks to John Doyle, Jean Dunphy, Berenice “The Wounded Bear”, Michael O’Callaghan, Mark Daly and Joe Slevin.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 June 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

Leave a Reply