Team Ireland Roller Derby

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Team Ireland Roller Derby
Team Ireland Roller Derby Logo.jpg
Founded 2011
Colors Green and white
Head coach Violent Bob
Manager Dirty Knee Lou-Eez
Championships 10th place at 2011 Roller Derby World Cup
Broadcasters Derby News Network
Website teamirelandrollerderby.com

Team Ireland Roller Derby represents Ireland in women's international roller derby, in events such as the Roller Derby World Cup. Affectionately known as the "Green Machine", the team was first formed to compete at the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup, and finished the tournament in tenth place.

The Irish team warmed up for the 2011 World Cup with a number of bouts against English leagues, starting with the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls.[1]

At the World Cup, Ireland lost to Team Finland in round 1;[2] then easily beat Team Brazil in the consolation stage,[3] but lost to Team Germany to finish tenth.[4]

The team's head coach, Violent Bob, from Dublin Roller Girls,[5] stated afterwards that the team were "probably among the underdogs" at the World Cup, but were "pretty proud of how we got on". He highlighted in particular the team's group stage 64–119 loss to Team England as a competitive performance.[6]

Team roster[edit]

2011 team roster[edit]

Team Ireland named its initial roster in September 2011, following try-outs.[7] Most of the skaters were from Ireland's two leagues with bouting experience, the Dublin Roller Girls and Cork City Firebirds.[6] (league affiliations listed as of at the time of the announcement)

Number Name League
Agony Annt Dublin Roller Girls
18 B.A Blockus Dublin Roller Girls
5x5 Bad Faith London Rollergirls
245 Belle for Leather Dublin Roller Girls
1000 Canadian Psycho[note 1] Greater Toronto Area Rollergirls
LD50 Chemikill Hazard Glasgow Roller Girls
R666 Crow Jane Cork City Firebirds
76 Coco Pox Glasgow Roller Girls
619 Holly Sheet Dolly Rockit Rollers
842 Jessica Mooney Kernow Rollers
<3 Jessica Rammit Dublin Roller Girls
37 Kitty Cadaver Dublin Roller Girls
Lil' Edee Dublin Roller Girls
Peppy Nephrine Dublin Roller Girls
16 Phantom Jemerald Cork City Firebirds
N17 Roisin Roulette Birmingham Blitz Dames
24 Rush'n Barron Cork City Firebirds
27 Sinister Mary Clarence London Rollergirls
27 Tina Gutt-her and Jamm Dublin Roller Girls
21 Wile E. Peyote Rat City Rollergirls
67 Zola Blood Dublin Roller Girls

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Psycho, while not on the initial roster, was a last-minute replacement and did compete.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team All-Ireland vs SSRG!", All-Ireland Roller Derby News, 20 September 2011
  2. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "World Cup: (10) Finland Upends (7) Ireland, 148–134", Derby News Network, 3 December 2011
  3. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "World Cup Consolation: (7) Ireland Batters (11) Brazil, 213–57", Derby News Network, 3 December 2011
  4. ^ Justice Feelgood Marshall, "World Cup 9th Place: (8) Germany Denies (7) Ireland, 116–60", Derby News Network, 3 December 2011
  5. ^ Gabrielle Monaghan, "Irish team get their skates on", Sunday Times, 18 September 2011
  6. ^ a b Una Mulally, "A step up for the high rollers who never quit", Irish Times, 10 December 2011
  7. ^ Hurt Reynolds (5 October 2011). "World Cup Team Ireland Roster". Derby News Network. Retrieved 5 October 2011.