2021 Saw the return of team sports following the Covid-19 Pandemic.
While guidelines were lifted, AFI were understandably unable to provide an all island competitive season.
2021 saw the debut of the Cill Dara Crusaders flag football team who competed as a development team in the Multi Code Shield ahead of the Autumn League. The progress made throughout the Multi Code shield was very apparent to all teams with the Crusaders putting up points and narrowing win margins against much more experienced teams and confirming the Crusaders to compete while having fun.
2021 saw the Senior Kitted team take on Meath Bulldogs, Westmeath Minotaurs, West Dublin Rhinos & North Dublin Pirates in a series of friendly games.