IRISH MEDICAL FOOTBALL: REPRESENTING IRELAND AT THE
WORLD MEDICAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE 2014
We are a group of doctors of various specialities and grades who come together to compete under the Irish flag at the annual World Medical Football Championships. Our first venture into this long-running tournament (it began in Barcelona in 2004) came in Long Beach, USA in 2014. Since then we have competed in Barcelona, Leogang (Austria) and this year we will compete again in Prague.
We manage the longstanding annual Hospitals Cup competition, where teams from hospitals all over the country compete for the title. This tournament began as far back as 1948 and has been running consistently since. This year, teams from the Mater, St Vincent's, the Federated Hospitals (St James & Tallaght), Cork, Waterford and Galway will compete for the title.
We seek to promote the value of team sport for physical & mental health to physicians, patients and the population at large, leading by example.