Table Football Association of Ireland

updated 03/04/24
SEASON 2023/24

Irish Subbuteo Circuit 2024
Round 3 - Tralee, County Kerry
20th Apr 2024

Irish Subbuteo Circuit 2024
Round 2 - Ballymena, County Antrim
23rd Mar 2024

Full Results

All 20 players at Ballymena

Runner-up, Mark Farrell

Plate Winner, Andy Fitzpatrick

Ballymena Plate Finalists: Mario v Andy (centre) with Dave (ref) & Eliott (Best Junior)

Republic of Ireland World Cup Squad

OPEN INDIVIDUAL: Mark Farrell, Andy Fitzpatrick
VETERAN INDIVIDUAL: John Moore, Gerry Harrington
UNDER 16: Daniel Kaliszewski
UNDER 12: Eliott Fitzpatrick

Gerry Harrington in Haverhill Echo 8th Mar 2024

Gerry Harrington in Haverhill Echo

2024 World Cup Qualifying Event 17th Feb 2024, 11am

Venue: Cherrytree Pub, Walkinstown

Congratulations to the players who qualified to represent ROI at the World Cup in England:

OPEN INDIVIDUAL: Mark Farrell, Andy Fitzpatrick
VETERAN INDIVIDUAL: John Moore, Gerry Harrington
UNDER 16: Daniel Kaliszewski
UNDER 12: Eliott Fitzpatrick

Open - Final Table

Pos Name Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Mark Farrell 4 3 1 0 13 3 10 10
2 Andy Fitzpatrick 4 1 2 1 4 5 -1 5
3 Oisin Mor 4 0 1 3 2 11 -9 1

Veteran - Final Table

Pos Name Pl W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 John Moore 7 6 1 0 24 2 22 19
2 Gerry Harrington 7 5 1 1 10 1 9 16
3 Adrian Pigott 7 5 0 2 13 5 8 15
4 David Elton 7 3 2 2 6 5 1 11
5 William Magnier 7 2 2 3 6 9 -3 8
6 Nick Moore 7 2 0 5 4 9 -5 6
7 John Kinsella 7 2 0 5 4 15 -11 6
8 Bye 7 0 0 7 0 -21 -21 0

Irish Subbuteo Circuit 2024
Round 1 - Falcarragh, County Donegal
27th Jan 2024

Full Results

Wobbly Hobby League 18th-19th Nov 2023

Republic of Ireland were represented by Irish Premier League in the Wobbly Hobby League and also by Mark Farrell, who was a member of the Yorkshire Phoenix team which won Division 1.

IPL players at Wobbly Hobby League: Gareth Singer, Daniel Kaliszewski & Andy Fitzpatrick

Joe Harrington & Gerry Harrington were also part of the squad

Division 1 Winners, Yorkshire Phoenix with Ireland's Mark Farrell (2nd left)

SEASON 2023/24

Final Irish Circuit Table 2023

Congratulations to Northern players Kenny Beggs, Martinog Bradley & Barry Spence, who take the top 3 placings in the 2023 Irish Circuit Table, with last year's Champion, Dublin's Mark Farrell finishing 4th, a commendable 5th place for Andy Fitzpatrick and 6th spot for Mick O'Brien. Thanks to all 35 players who supported the circuit over the five events. Everyone contributed to making it a great campaign. A special mention for Tralee's Dave Elton, who travelled from the south-west of Ireland to support every event and got his reward with a 9th place finish and the Derry Plate.

Circuit Report by Andy Fitzpatrick

Irish Circuit 2023 - Round 5 - Derry 21st Oct 2023

Barry Spence Wins Derry Open

Barry Spence beat Martinog Bradley on shots in the Final, after scoring a dramatic late equaliser. He also won his semi-final against Kenny Beggs on shots. Brendan Rodgers, the other semi-finalist, finished best for ROI. A special mention for Junior Winner, Daniel Kaliszewski, who reached the Quarter-Finals of the main event and finished 7th in the Overall Irish Circuit Table. Mick O'Brien and Andy Fitzpatrick also reached the Quarter-Finals where Andy was very unlucky to lose on shots to Kenny Beggs. Dave Elton won the Plate Final with a golden-goal against Lawrence Watson. Thanks to Martinog and all at Derry City TFC for organising and to the Argyle Bar for providing a great venue. Videos and photos on Derry City TFC Facebook and Tralee & Munster Subbuteo Facebook

Full Results

Andy Fitzpatrick Report | Dave Elton Report

Players at the 2023 Derry Open

Daniel Kaliszewski, Junior Winner and main event Quarter-Finalist

Derry Open Winner, Barry Spence

Plate Winner, Dave Elton

John Moore Wins Sydney WASPA 19th Oct 2023

Congratulations to John Moore on winning a WASPA Event during his trip to Australia. He topped the five-player table with 3 wins and a draw. The competition was hosted by Adrian Elmer at Western Sydney Subbuteo Club with FISTF President, Steve Dettre and World Cup star Eliott Kennedy in attendance.

John Moore, WASPA Winner in Sydney, Australia

All-Ireland Championships 2023 30th Sept 2023

Mark Farrell Retains Title

Mark Farrell receives Winner's trophy from Runner-up, Kenny Beggs

Full Results

Dave Elton Report | WASPA Report

20 players attended the All-Ireland Championships at Ballymena Golf Club. Congratulations to Dublin's Mark Farrell on retaining the title with a 1-0 victory over Kenny Beggs in the Final. Barry Spence & Martinog Bradley reached the Semi-Finals. Mick O'Brien (ROI) won the Plate Final with a golden-goal against Eoin Adams and Eliott Fitzpatrick (ROI) took the Under 12 trophy.

Of the other Republic of Ireland players, John Moore, Andy Fitzpatrick & Daniel Kaliszewski reached the Quarter-Finals; Brendan Rodgers & Dave Elton reached the Plate Semi-Finals; Nicky Moore & William Magnier were Plate Quarter-Finalists and John Kinsella & Jeff Murphy were eliminated in the Plate Barrage Round.

Thanks to organisers, Kenny & Barry and to all who attended, with a special mention to John Moore for preparing the fixture spreadsheet, Martinog Bradley for live video on Derry City Facebook and Dave Elton for photos on Tralee & Munster Subbuteo Facebook. Thanks also to Ballymena Golf Club for a great venue and tasty food.

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Irish Circuit 2023 - Round 4 - Wexford 26th Aug 2023

Eighteen players took part in the 4th Round of the Irish Circuit at St Molings Community Centre in Monamolin, County Wexford. Dublin's Mark Farrell beat Northern Ireland's Kenny Beggs in the Final. ROI's John Moore and Mick O'Brien reached the semi-finals. Ernie Bickerstaff (NIR) beat Nicky Moore (ROI) in the Plate Final.

Full Results

Players at Wexford Open 2023 (click to enlarge)

Subbuteofest 2023 29th-30th July 2023

Seven ROI players took part at Subbuteofest, organised by Haverhill Rovers Subbuteo Club, the local club of Irishman, Gerry Harrington. Dave Elton, Oisin Mor, Frankie Connolly & Gerry all went out at the group stage of the Individual Open. Mark Farrell topped his group, then beat Paul Lawrenson in the Last 32 before going out to Aaron Skinner in the Last 16. Andy Fitzpatrick, Daniel Kaleszewski and Gerry represented Irish Premier League in the Team Event. Oisin and Frankie played for Derry and Mark Farrell was with Yorkshire Phoenix, who reached the Quarter-Finals. Dave Elton also played in the Old Subbuteo Competition and bought some stuff from the Collectors Fair.

England's Elliott Bellefontaine beat Dave Wouters of Belgium in the FISTF Individual final and Belgian Club, Hennuyer, beat Wobbly Hobby A in the Team Final. Justin Finch won the Old Rules Tournament.

Full Results

Paul Lawrenson 0 Mark Farrell 4

Dave Elton in Old Subbuteo Competition

IPL with Gerry Harrington, Daniel Kaliszewski & Andy Fitzpatrick (First 3 from left)

Oisin Mor (left) and Frankie Connolly (right) with Derry Team

FISTF International Open, Derry 24th/25th June 2023

Five ROI players travelled to Derry. Mark Farrell reached the Quarter-Final, losing 0-1 to England's Kevin Cordell. Daniel Kaliszewski, Andy Fitzpatrick, Oisin Mor and Frankie Connolly unfortunately didn't make it through their groups. Daniel was the highest-placed junior, finishing a creditable 3rd in his 5-player group. He even took the lead against Aaron Skinner, who went on to win the tournament. Andy and Daniel were also part of the the Irish Premier League team which finished 4th with 10 points, just being pipped to 3rd on game-difference by Yorkshire.

Full Results

Mark Farrell (left), Quarter-Finalist and also Head Referee

Best-placed Junior, Daniel Kaliszewski

Irish Circuit 2023 - Round 3 - Dublin 20th May 2023

Full Results

Final: Kenny Beggs 2 Gary Moore 2 (shots:3-2)

Excellent Report by David Elton

Winner: Kenny Beggs

Runner-up: Gary Moore

Plate Winner: Nicky Moore

Plate Runner-up: Daniel Kaliszewski

Junior Winner: Eliott Fitzpatrick

Junior Runner-up: Cian Moore

Top Organiser: John Moore

Group matches

Further reports, photos & videos on the following Facebook Pages:

Irish Subbuteo Circuit:

Derry City Table Football Club:

Tralee & Munster Subbuteo Club:

Irish Circuit 2023 - Round 2 - Ballymena

Mark Farrell Wins in Ballymena 11th March 2023


Mark Farrell receives Winner's trophy from host & Runner-up, Kenny Beggs

Dublin's Mark Farrell won the 2nd Round of the Irish Circuit in Ballymena, beating local man Kenny Beggs 3-2 on shots in the Final, following a tense 0-0 draw. Beaten semi-finalists were Simon Stewart (NI) and John Moore (ROI). Derry's Dee Jenkins beat Donal Convery from Mahgerafelt in the Plate Final and Daniel Kaleszewski won the Junior Final, 3-2 against Eliott Fitzpatrick. Thanks to all 18 players for travelling, despite the snow, and making the day such a success. A special thanks to Zara Watson for doing a great job with time-keeping and gathering results after each session. Report from

Photos & Videos on:
Irish Circuit Facebook | Derry City TFC Facebook | Tralee Facebook

Major of Mons, Belgium 4th/5th March 2023

Irish players, John Moore, Andy Fitzpatrick & Daniel Kaliszewski travelled to Belgium for the Mons Major, playing in the Individual Event and representing Irish Premier League in the Team Event. Gary Moore, who now lives in Belgium, represented his local Flanders Club.


IPL in Mons: Andy Fitzpatrick, Daniel Kaleszewski, John Moore

The Venue at Mons

John Moore Wins in Ghent, Belgium 3rd March 2023

John Moore won the Ghent WASPA Tournament, with victories against Gary Moore (4-0), Andy Fitzpatrick (2-1) and Daniel Kaleszewski (3-0). It was a warm-up event for the Mons Major, which the lads will be taking part in this weekend.

Ghent Winner, John Moore (left) and Runner-up, Gary Moore (right)

Glasgow International Open 11th-12th Feb 2023

The Irish Premier League team narrowly missed out on a semi-final place in Glasgow by finishing 3rd in their group, behind eventual winners, Wolves, and Glasgow B. Joe and Gerry Harrington made their IPL debut, alongside Daniel Kaliszewski and founding members Andy Fitzpatrick and Kenny Beggs. Many thanks to Tom Burns, Dave Gladman and the Glasgow Club for organising an enjoyable weekend. ROI International, Oisin Mor, was also in action, representing Derry TFC.

Team Results | Individual Results

IPL in Glasgow: J.Harrington, K.Beggs, A.Fitzpatrick, D.Kaleszewski, G.Harrington

Oisin Mor (right) in Glasgow

World Cup Subbuteo on BBC 6th Feb 2023

Very good documentary of Subbuteo on BBC, following Brendan Rodgers and Oisin Mor on the Road to the Subbuteo World Cup in Rome, including clips of the Irish teams at the event.

Ireland at 2022 Subbuteo World Cup, available on BBC iPlayer

Irish Circuit 2023 - Round 1 - Letterkenny 4th Feb 2023

Farrell Wins in Letterkenny

Mark Farrell started his defence of the Irish Circuit title with victory in County Donegal, beating Northern Ireland's Kenny Beggs 1-0 in the final. In a very tight competition, neither player had an easy ride. Farrell topped the 'Group of Death' ahead of Gary Moore & Barry Spence and required a semi-final shoot-out to overcome the ever-improving Mick O'Brien. Beggs also required shots in his semi-final to beat Barry Spence, following a 1-0 quarter-final win against his former IPL team-mate, Gary Moore, who had travelled from Belgium.

Donegal Open Winner: Mark Farrell (right)

Donegal Open Runner-up: Kenny Beggs (right)

Mark Farrell 4 Brendan Rodgers 0
Martinog Bradley 0 Barry Spence 1 (golden goal)
Kenny Beggs 1 Gary Moore 0
Mick O'Brien 1 Andy Fitzpatrick 0

Mark Farrell 0 Mick O'Brien 0 (shots: 2-1)
Kenny Beggs 0 Barry Spence 0 (shots: 2-1)

Mark Farrell 1 Kenny Beggs 0

Mark McCrossan celebrated his return to the Irish Circuit by winning the Plate, beating Oisin Mor in the final.

Plate Winner: Mark McCrossan (left)

All players at Donegal Open in Letterkenny

Blast From The Past ...

Nicky Moore, John Moore, Gary Moore

All-Ireland Championships
UK & Ireland Internationals
Subbuteo Players Forum


Irish Subbuteo Circuit

Final Table 2023

  Player Pts
1 Kenny Beggs 179
2 Martinog Bradley 136
3 Barry Spence 127
4 Mark Farrell 120
5 Andy Fitzpatrick 115
6 Mick O'Brien 112
7 Daniel Kaliszewski 108
8 John Moore 87
9 David Elton 65
10 Gary Moore 61
11 Oisin Mor 60
12 Ernie Bickerstaff 57
13 Brendan Rodgers 56
14 Eoin Adams 54
15 Lawrence Watson 37
16 Frankie Connolly 36
17 Simon Stewart 31
17 Nick Pearson 31
19 Nick Moore 30
20 Joe Harrington 25
20 Sean Connolly 25
22 Dee Jenkins 20
22 Mark McCrossan 20
24 Donal Convery 18
25 Adrian Pigott 17
25 Tommy Fitzpatrick 17
27 William Magnier 16
28 Eliott Fitzpatrick 13
28 Ian Greer 13
28 John Kinsella 13
31 Stephen Rodgers 9
31 Gerry Harrington 9
33 Jeff Murphy 7
34 Colin Perry 4
34 Cain Moore 4
The former governing body was the Republic of Ireland Subbuteo Association (RISA) headed by Martin Taylor. When the sport was at its peak in the early 1990s, Dublin was a highly respected International Open venue which attracted the World's top players.

From 1994-2002 the Irish Subbuteo scene declined but it was given a much needed boost when the Irish Team made a comeback at the 2002 World Cup in Birmingham. This led to the formation of the new governing body, TFAI, and the beginning of a new era, which has seen Ireland organise & travel to International Events, participate in the UK & Ireland Internationals and jointly organise the Irish Circuit with NITFA, their Northern Counterparts.


1990 Winner: Eric Naszalyi
1991 Winner: Carl Young
1992 T.Busch 1 R.Bolte 0
1993 Guimaraes 5 Naszalyi 2
1994 Naszalyi 4 Perdaens
GP: Verhagen 1 Mattiangeli
IO: Mallia* 0 Mattiangeli
won shoot-out
Verhagen 3 Cremona