Flag Football, Irish International Flag Football

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge 1997-2005


Results 1997-2005

Year Home Team   Away Team  
1997 Drimnagh Cycos 12 Leicester Europa Eagles 6
1998 Leicester Europa Eagles 24 Drimnagh Cycos 12
1999 Drimnagh Cycos 20 Leicester Europa Eagles 12
2000-01 Leicester Europa Eagles 8 Drimnagh Cycos 12
2001 Drimnagh Cycos 49 Leicester Europa Eagles 6
2002 Drimnagh Cycos 12 Leicester Europa Eagles 12
2003 Drimnagh Cycos 6 Leicester Europa Eagles 12
2004 Drimnagh Cycos 6 Leicester Europa Eagles 26
2005 Drimnagh Cycos 6 Leicester Europa Eagles 34


Note: the 2000 fixture was held over to 2001

Record: Drimnagh Cycos 4 Wins / Leicester Europa Eagles 4 Wins / 1 Tie



From 1997 to 2005 the Drimnagh Cycos (Ireland) and the Leicester Europa Eagles (England) competed for the Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge Trophy. These matches were the first International matches involving Irish or British Flag Football Teams. Matches played in Leiceser were played under 5-a-side Rules while matches in Dublin were played under Irish 7-a-side Rules, where every man is an eligible receiver, which was then-current in Ireland.


[1] Anon. (1997) “Eagles lose to Cycos in Dublin Challenge Match”. First Down, August 2 1997

[2] Anon. (1998) “Eagles soar over Irish challengers”. First Down, Saturday, May 16 1998,, pg. 21

[3] Anon. (1999) “Flying high for the Irish title”. First Down, June 3-9 1999

[4] Anon. (1999) “Cycos path to Glory”. First Down, June 17-23 1999, pg. 19


[5] Britball Now (2018) History of the game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 25 October 2016]


Thanks to Southwest Jets, Dublin Flag Football League, 1995 & John Kane & Andrew Coleman.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

World Gridiron Archive

Last Updated: 27 January 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and World Gridiron Archive 2019

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

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