The Domestic Game in official partnership with American Football Ireland.
Hosts Rob Caldwell, Kelly Dwyer and Joe Kinahan bring you the insights and stories; game coverage, club and player stats and analysis, previews, reviews, predictions, and power-rankings; featuring all teams across American Football Ireland. Behind the scenes interviews with those who run the sport. Team-led episodes. All this and more on The Domestic Game.
Episode 32: The Division 1 and Division 2 Bowls
As Rob leaves the team, he has left this much-anticipated jewel of an episode. Covering the past season, he catches up with Division 1 and Division 2 Bowl winners.
He chats Tony Rogers about the Antrim Jets' meteoric rise over the 2022 season which finished with a shut-out win (22-0) against the hot-favorites Louth Mavericks in Newforge Sports Complex on the 31st July 2022. On the same day, the Westmeath Minotaurs came victorious in a tight game against the UL Vikings, finishing 16-13, to achieve what they had left on the pitch in the 2019. Rob chats with Bill Dougherty & Andrew Paton from the Westmeath Minotaurs as they give us the inside scoop as to what lead their teams to success this year, and what they plan to do to keep the club growing from strength-to-strength into 2023.
Congratulations to the Antrim Jets and Westmeath Minotaurs. Commiserations to Louth Mavericks and the UL Vikings.
With special thanks to Tony Rogers, Bill Dougherty and Andrew Paton, and extra special thanks to Rob Caldwell. Peace!
Episode 31: Flag SZN; Playoff Shapes
As we move towards the end of the flag football regular season, Joe and Kelly take a look at how the playoff picture is shaping up across all divisions, reflecting on preseason projections and taking note of teams who have far surpassed expectations!
Joining us on this episode to share his insight is Coach Andrej Barlafa of the Dublin Rebels, Irish Wolfhounds and Youth football.
With special thanks to Coach Andrej Barlafa.
Episode 30: Irish Wolfhounds @ Team Spain Preview
With training camps wrapped up, the player roster announced, and the days counting down to our first national team fixture since 2019, Kelly and Rob sit down with Irish Wolfhounds Head Coach Ciaran O’ Sullivan, Offensive Coordinator Andy Dennehy and Defensive Coordinator Brendan Kelleher as they, and the pack, prepare for our kick-off into the IFAF European Championships, starting with Team Spain in Madrid this Saturday 22nd October 2022. The game can be streamed from 6pm at https://vuvuzela.es/. Live stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICQo2CkTDkc
With special thanks to Coach Ciaran O’ Sullivan, Coach Andy Dennehy and Coach Brendan Kelleher.
Episode art based on graphics originally posted by the Official Irish Wolfhounds social accounts.
Episode 29: Shamrock Bowl XXXIV
One for the history books; Shamrock Bowl XXXIV saw UCD overcoming the previously-undefeated Dublin Rebels to win the first Shamrock Bowl in their club legacy. The score finished 52 - 24.
In Episode 29, we retell the story of this clash of AFI titans, featuring soundbites from the bowl and one-month-on interviews with both teams featured at Kingspan Stadium on 7th August 2022.
With special thanks to Tony Rodgers from Antrim Jets, Ross McCooey and Ty Henry from the Dublin Rebels, and Larry Doyle, Darragh Farrell, Mark Lawless and Tom Donovan from UCD.
Episode 28: Flag SZN
Rob and Joe preview AFI's 2022 Flag Football season; running through the layout of the divisions and leagues, and giving their pre-season power rankings of each team competing!
Episode 27: Shamrock Bowl Preview
Kelly and Rob preview the biggest game of the season. Shamrock Bowl XXXIV sees UCD take their first appearance on the main stage, while the Dublin Rebels will be gunning for their 10th Bowl. Who better to chat to the Head Coaches of our semifinalist teams?
In this episode, we welcome HC Alan Lomasney from the Cork Admirals and HC Kevin “Coach K” Klatt from the South Dublin Panthers.
With special thanks to HC Alan Lomasney and HC Kevin Klatt.
Episode art is based on a graphic created by Lyndsay McVeigh. Photography by Ian Humes, Paul McIlwaine Photography & others (please contact for credit)
A few points about the content in this episode:
-At the time of recording, the transfer of Brandon Atwell from Trinity to UCD satisfied requirements as per AFI’s bylaws and had been processed and approved by the Commissioner of AFI. Since recording, his eligibility has been reviewed by AFI committee and has been approved.
-The other podcast we reference is the 3&1 podcast. Check it out for more AFI content!