Talking sports waffle with NFL Star Joique Bell

I'm never one to miss an opportunity to talk sports waffle with anyone I meet and when that someone is a NFL star then you better believe, I'm not passing up that one.

While chatting with Detroit Lions running-back Joique Bell last week, I threw him three additional sports waffle-y type questions. So if you want to know what other sports a NFL player likes or who his best friend in sports is...then have a listen below.

If you'd like to read more from my chat with Joique Bell last week you can click here to read my article on RTÉ Sport.


Elverys Intersport bring NFL merch to Irish Fans

The National Football League (NFL) and Elverys InterSport have today officially launched the sale of official NFL Nike licensed jerseys and apparel in Ireland. With the launch event, held at Elverys Intersport’s Dundrum Town Centre location, Elverys Intersport becomes the exclusive Irish retailer of Nike NFL jerseys and apparel.

Detroit Lions Running Back Joique Bell at the Elverys Intersport NFL Launch in Dublin

Detroit Lions Running Back Joique Bell at the Elverys Intersport NFL Launch in Dublin

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell attended the launch, where he participated in a fan Q&A led by former Dublin GAA star Tomás ‘Mossy’ Quinn. Bell shared his passion of American football with Irish fans and gave insight into his own day-to-day experiences as a professional athlete. The Detroit Lions will play the Kansas City Chiefs at Wembley Stadium in London later this year as part of the NFL International Series on Sunday November 1, 2015.

The launch now makes available for purchase, for the first time ever, official Nike NFL apparel here in Ireland. Irish American Football fans can purchase apparel from 10 different NFL teams at selected Elverys stores and online at

“The NFL is certainly well aware of our strong and growing Irish fan base,” said David Tossell, Director of Public Affairs for the NFL in Europe. “This marks an important investment for the NFL in our Irish fans and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Elverys Intersport in doing so.”

“Elverys Intersport is delighted to become the exclusive retailer for NFL Nike apparel in Ireland,” remarked Ailbhe Farrell, Marketing Manager at Elverys Intersport. “As a business, we endeavour to offer customers the latest and most innovative products, and this exclusive range is a big milestone for us to now offer the many NFL fans in Ireland”.

Check back in with over the next few days for some more content from this event as we sat down to chat with Joique Bell on life in the NFL and other waffle!

Detroit Lions Star To Visit Dublin For NFL Jersey Launch

There's good news for Irish NFL fans this week as The National Football League (NFL) and Elverys InterSport have announced a special launch event to support Elverys Intersport becoming the first and exclusive retailer of NFL Nike jerseys and apparel in Ireland. 


Joique Bell, running back for last year’s playoff reaching Detroit Lions, will be in attendance to meet Irish NFL fans and sign autographs. On hand to emcee the event and conduct a Q & A session with Joique will be Dublin GAA legend Tomas “Mossy” Quinn. Irish NFL fans are invited to attend as below.

Date: Thursday, July 16th 2015
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Elverys Sports, Dundrum Town Centre

Bell completed his 4th season in Detroit this past year, rushing for a career best 860 yards, 322 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns as the Lions made the Playoffs before losing to a late rally from Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington,Texas last January.

With fellow running back Reggie Bush's departure from Detroit, 2015 will likely see Bell adopt an even larger role in the Lions running game alongside second round draft pick, Amer Abdullah.

Make sure you stop by The Sports Waffle next week for more information on the launch or better still, make your own way to Dundrum on Thursday, find Joique Bell and say hello!