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Ireland National Team

The national teams from the Republic of Ireland (a European country)

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The mascots for the Irish team are leprechauns (GF8).

Darren O'Hare, who played for the Kenmare Kestrels as Keeper (1947-1960), was three times the captain of the Irish National Team (QA7).

The winning Irish team who played against Bulgaria in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final (GF5GF7, GF8Pm) was:rosette for Ireland 1994 (b-w)

Notes and interesting facts:

  • A Quidditch match was played in 1385 in Lancashire by an Irish side against an English side. The Irish were run out of town after displaying skills with a Quaffle that had never been seen before (QA8).
  • The players on the Irish National team that won the Quidditch World Cup in 1994 were all named after friends of J K Rowling (JKR).
  • The 1994 team won while flying Firebolt racing brooms (PA4, GF8), the same broom that Harry Potter received as a mystery Christmas gift during his third year (PA11).

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Notes

Quigley, the Beater who was on the 1994 Quidditch World Cup team, may be the same person as Finbar Quigley, a Beater for the Ballycastle Bats team (DP1).

Although Ireland won the 1994 World Cup and has Quidditch teams that play in the British and Irish Quidditch League, there is no mention of Quidditch or any other wizarding sports on its Wikipedia page (Wikipedia: Republic of Ireland).

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

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