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Stories written by Patrick McDaniel

Slovak American Football League Kicks Off this Weekend

"All I see is blue!" says the SLO ball carrier

Good news and bad news: The bad news is that our beloved Slovak national American football team came up short against Slovenia in a 24-30 overtime loss. The good news is now that the national exhibition game is over, the Slovak teams are ready to face each other in the second season of the Slovak [...]

Slovak National Team Takes on Slovenia this Weekend

Slovakia National Team

So I say to the guy, “I live in Slovakia actually.” And he says “Really? My grandmother is from Slovenia.” “Interesting.” I reply. “Irrelevant, but interesting.” It’s interesting only because I usually don’t tell people that they are boring me and it’s irrelevant because Slovakia and Slovenia are two different countries that don’t even border [...]

Tigers Stun Monarchs in CEI Bowl

The tough get going!

NYIREGYHAZA, JULY 7TH 2012 – The Bratislava Monarchs stood in front of the bleachers facing the crowd as they received a standing ovation after the CEI Bowl in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary on Saturday afternoon. The crowd just witnessed one of the most exciting football games that will probably ever come through Nyiregyhaza. While the ovation was [...]

Monarchs Rout Cowboys, CEI Bowl Next

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With the season on the line, the Monarchs stepped up and punched their ticket to the CEI Bowl with a convincing 34-7 win over the Budapest Cowboys on Saturday. The Monarchs came out swinging and scored touchdowns on their first 2 possessions to jump out to an early 14-0 lead. These touchdowns came courtesy of [...]

Monarchs Welcome Budapest Cowboys this Weekend


The road to the CEI championship game is going through Bratislava this Saturday (June 9th) as the Monarchs (1-1) face the Budapest Cowboys (0-1). The Monarchs hope to utilize home field advantage as the winner of this showdown wins a date with the Nyiregyhaza Tigers in the CEI Bowl on July 7th. After defeating the [...]

Monarchs Survive Scare With Close Win in Gyor

Monarchs' defenders swarm the receiver in Saturday's game

In a game that came down to the final drive, it was the Monarchs’ defense that shined in a 14-10 victory on the road versus the Gyor Sharks. The Monarchs gave a sigh of relief when a 4th down deep pass to a wide open Gyor receiver fell incomplete with a little over a minute [...]

Monarchs Away This Weekend To Gyor Sharks

Monarchs running back Matej Havlik (29) breaks from the crowd en route to a touchdown against the Nyireghaza Tigers

The Bratislava Monarchs (1-1) will take their show on the road this weekend to face the Gyor Sharks (1-1) in a Central European Interleague showdown. The Monarchs are looking to regroup after a sloppy loss against the Nyiregyhaza Tigers 2 weeks ago. In a game that was close for 3 quarters, the Monarchs watched as [...]

CANCELLED: American Football Returns to Bratislava this Saturday

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After tearing through the Slovak Football League last autumn en route to a national championship, the Bratislava Monarchs are ready for their initial test in their new league; the Central European Interleague (CEI). This Saturday (April 21st) the Klek Knights come to town for the Monarch’s home opener. As the Monarchs have spent the majority [...]

Slovak League American Football Opens this Weekend

Trnava Buldogs

Slovakia finally has its own American football league and the inaugural game kicks off this weekend in Bratislava as the Bratislava Monarchs host the Trnava Bulldogs. After 7-on-7 scrimmages during the summer among the Slovak teams, 4 teams are ready to play 11-on-11, full field, full contact, NCAA rules American football. The 4 teams are [...]

BA Monarchs Win Season Finale, Playoffs Next

QB Parker Siemens gets the offense ready for a drive. Photo courtesy Milan Mudry.

Monarchs Win Season Finale, Head to Prague for Playoff Football Next After defeating the Brno Alligators on the road on Saturday, the Bratislava Monarchs have set a date with the Prague Black Hawks in the first round of the play-offs. As only 4 teams make the playoffs and the Monarchs have the #3 seed, they [...]

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