The Shamrock Showdown held March 29 was hosted by Milford Skating Center featuring the Diamond State Rollergirls and the Southern Delaware Rollergirls in a bout that ended 308-165.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups or jams in which both teams designate a scoring player, the jammer, wearing a star cap, who scores points by lapping or overtaking members of the opposing team.
The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer - in effect, playing both offense and defense simultaneously. Roller derby is played by approximately 1,250 amateur leagues worldwide, nearly half of them outside the U.S.