The South Dublin Panthers
American Football Club

Be the Difference!

Who are we?

The South Dublin Panthers – American Football Club

Located in Dublin, The Panthers are one of Irelands biggest american football clubs. We compete in american football for adults, youth and non contact, flag football leagues. One of the longest established organisations in Ireland, we have competed for National Championships domestically and in European tournaments. 
For an american football team in Dublin, look no further. 


American Football for All

American Football is a sport for all ages, genders, shapes and sizes. Competing, Coaching, Officiating, Photgrpahers, Video Personnel. The Panthers are always seeking to add to our family. 

Our Athletes

Our Athletes come from a diverse sporting background. Some have taken up American Football as adults, others have played and continue to play sports such as rugby, basketball, GAA, soccer and tennis.  The only requirement of our Athletes is they give it their maximum effort

Our Coaches

Many of the Panthers Coaches, on all three teams, have internaitonal experience and will provide only the highest quality coaching to anyone starting out in their American Football career. Adult, Youth and Flag all have coaches of the highest calibre.


The Panthers are a family club. With three teams, Athletes, Coaches, Sideline Staff, Referees, Officals, Video Analysis, Photographers and everyone in between. We are always seeking new members.

Our History

Founded as the Dublin Dragons in 2001, we were reborn as the South Dublin Panthers in 2014. Nearly 20 years of experience has made us one of Irelands leading clubs. Athletes and Coaches have represented Ireland in American Football and as the popularity of the sport grows, we continue to grow. We have expanded our membership to some of it’s highest levels and are one of the biggest clubs in Ireland.

Our Future

We are always seeking new members from Dublin and beyond. Over half of our playing squad have 3 years or less experience. All of the athletes on our Youth team are new to the sport.

Our Future is you! Join up and be the difference.


Our Management Team

Coach Steve Mack

Head Coach

In three years as Head Coach, Coach Mack has led the South Dublin Panthers to the Playoffs twice and the clubs’ first Shamrock Bowl appearance

Brendan McAleese


A veteran of 33 years in Irish Football. A coach, a player, an administrator, a Coaching tutor, Brendan has done it all in Irish Football. Inolved in teams north of the border to Kildare, and Dublin, he bring a huge range of experience.

Robert McCann

General Manager

The beating heart of the Panthers. Rob ensures the club succeeds in all areas off the field so we can continue to succeed on it.

Coach Emma Burrows

Assistant Head Coach

A PhD in sporting performance, Coach B creates the culture of the Panthers, bringing her experience with Olympic Ireland and the FAI to the Panthers

Where to find us.

The Panthers are based in Tymon Park, Dublin. American Football is just one of many community sports played in this great location in South Dublin. Tap the image for directions.


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