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"To the jubilation of a packed crowd of black-clad Bat fans last night, Ballycastle beat League leaders, the Tornados...."
-- match report in the Daily Prophet (DP2)

Ballycastle Bats 

Quidditch team from Ballycastle, Northern Ireland (QA7).

robes: black with scarlet bat on the chest
home: Ballycastle

Northern Ireland's most celebrated team.

Won the Quidditch League twenty-seven times (making it the second most successful team in league history) (QA7).

Captain: Finbar Quigley (DP2)

Fans usually wear black (DP2).

Mascot: Barny the Fruitbat (appears in Butterbeer advertisements: Batty says: I'm just batty about Butterbeer!) (QA7)

The Bats beat league leaders, the Tutshill Tornados, following some suspicious Bludger work by team captain Finbar Quigley (DP2).



Ballycastle, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has hurling and Gaelic football teams listed in its Wikipedia entry, but no Quidditch teams (Wikipedia: Ballycastle, County Antrim).
team names Ballycastle Bats
Although the dates printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletters are DP1: 31 July 1998, DP2: 8 February 1999, DP3: 1 June 1999 and DP4: 1 October 1999, the timeframe for those events is 1992-1993.

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