Dublin Roller Derby

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Dublin Roller Derby
League logo
Metro area Dublin
Country Ireland
Founded 2009
Teams Dublin Roller Derby Travel Team, Dublin Roller Derby Reserves
Track type(s) Flat
Venue National Basketball Arena, Tallaght
Affiliations WFTDA
Website http://www.dublinrollerderby.com

Dublin Roller Derby (DRD) is a roller derby league based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 2009, the league currently consists of an A team and B team. Originally founded as Dublin Roller Girls (DRG), on 19 March 2013 the league announced via its Facebook page that they had changed their name to Dublin Roller Derby.[1]

History[edit]

The Dublin Roller Girls were the first roller derby league to form in Ireland.[2] Their intra-league bout in June 2011 was the first public roller derby in the country.[3]

In their first bouting season, the Dublin Roller Girls played seven bouts, scoring four wins. In early 2012, they moved to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.

Nine skaters from the league were selected for Team Ireland at the Roller Derby World Cup in 2011,[4] while Dublin also supplies the head coach and the manager for the team.[5]

In 2012, their A team played ten bouts with seven wins.[6] Their B team also started bouting for the first time, playing 5 bouts and winning 3.[7]

In October 2013, Dublin was accepted as a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Programme.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Name Change Announcement", Dublin Roller Girls Facebook page, 19 March 2013
  2. ^ "Skates on for roller derby league", Belfast Telegraph, 4 April 2010
  3. ^ Jamie Deasy, "Dublin girls are on a roll!", Southside People, 22 June 2011
  4. ^ Hurt Reynolds, "World Cup Team Ireland Roster", Derby News Network, 13 September 2011
  5. ^ Gabrielle Monaghan, "Irish team get their skates on", Sunday Times, 18 September 2011
  6. ^ "EuroDerby Rankings", Euro Derby
  7. ^ "EuroDerby Rankings", Euro Derby
  8. ^ "WFTDA Accepts 28 Apprentice Leagues", WFTDA, 29 October 2013