|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|15.09.2018||South Dublin Panthers||27||Runaround Suhs||0|
|15.09.2018||South Dublin Panthers||31||Glasgow Hornets||13|
|15.09.2018||South Dublin Panthers||14||Edenderry Eagles||18|
Edenderry Eagles won the Plate Final against South Dublin Panthers in an All-Irish Derby in the NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup in Manchester, England. The winners of the Heat went on the the Finals in London with a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl. South Dublin Panthers had defeated Runaround Suhs in the Plate Quarter-Finals and Glasgow Hornets in the Plate Semi-Finals.
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).
 South Dublin Panthers Facebook (2018) Post, September 15, 2018:”Panthers reach the Plate Final with a 27 – 0 Quarter final win over the Runaround Suhs and a 31 – 13 Semi Final win over the Glasgow Hornets. Next up an Irish Derby v Edenderry Eagles.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/posts/1072732336238832 [Accessed 10 December 2020][Plus Comment on Post by Robert MacCana.
 South Dublin Panthers Facebook (2018) Post, September 15, 2018:”Panthers reach the Plate Final with a 27 – 0 Quarter final win over the Runaround Suhs and a 31 – 13 Semi Final win over the Glasgow Hornets. Next up an Irish Derby v Edenderry Eagles.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/photos/a.428605193984886/1072731909572208/[Accessed 10 December 2020]
 South Dublin Panthers Facebook (2018) Post, September 15, 2018:”1 hour till kick off. Let’s go Panthers. Jaguars UK“ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/photos/a.428605193984886/1072537959591603/ [Accessed 10 December 2020][Photo Credit: Terence McCann Photography]
Thanks to Sean Douglas, Todd Zboyan & Joe Grey (South Dublin Panthers NFL UK Jaguars Se7ens Cup 2018)
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