Dublin Rebels Shamrock Bowl XV Champions 2001

11v11 American Football

This is the Index Page to the All-Time Results, Standings and Box-Scores of American Football Ireland 11v11 Leagues, College Bowl, Early Pre-Pads Football, Festivals, All-Star Games and Preseasons. Below you will find links to the Results & Tables of the Irish American Football League since its first year in 1986, in increasing levels of detail, depending on how much detail you want

Header Image Credit: [1] Dublin Rebels | Wayback Machine (2007) 2001shamrockbowl [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071117020944im_/http://www.dublinrebels.com/images/2001shamrockbowl.jpg [Accessed 29 May 2020][Photo Credit: Dublin Rebels]

American Football Ireland Standings

The Results of the Finals of the three levels in the Irish American Football League

(11 v 11): Shamrock Bowl, AFI 1 Bowl and AFI 2 Bowl

The Irish American Football League has been running since 1986 when the first Shamrock Bowl was played. For the first three seasons the League operated in Ireland only, and then in 1989 became part of the Combined Gridiron League which operated throughout Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. In 1990 the League returned to an Ireland-only league, but only in Northern Ireland, with the sole Republic of Ireland representatives, the Dublin Celts, playing in the UK Second Division (NCMMA) and playing a series of exhibition matches against the Northern Irish teams. Following on from the Irish League Final, the Champions of the Irish League played against the Dublin Celts in the Shamrock Bowl.

Shamrock Bowl & AFI 1 Bowl and AFI 2 Bowl

American Football Ireland Shamrock Bowls 1986-Present

American Football Ireland 1 Bowls 2014-Present

American Football Ireland 2 Bowls 2014-Present

Shamrock Bowl Confernce / Premier Overviews

Final Standings and playoff matches 1983-Present

Irish American Football League Shamrock Bowl Conference 2013-2019

Irish American Football Association Irish American Football League 2006-2012

Irish American Football League Winter and Spring League Era 1997-2005

All-Ireland American Football League 1990-1996

Irish American Football League 1983-1989

American Football Ireland 1 & 2 Divisions Overviews

Final Standings and Playoff Matches 2013-Present

Irish American Football League | 1 Conference 2013-2019

Irish American Football League | 2 Conference 2014-2019

Photo Credit: [2] Belfast Trojans | Facebook (2019) Belfast Trojans 2019 Shamrock Bowl Team Photo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67549549_2490100237703599_4668366298105774080_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQnPNzaKTFPPuYzmhtDHyBJRLYSyiFyfpNTTit4ElMdT_Lz_whigmINviDFDiXwduh-Oip7X8zWR9IxucVOsI1Bb&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=339c483bfbeb2f405217f4cfdafc644b&oe=5DA35E19 [Accessed 6 August 2019]

American Football Ireland Results

Season by Season Results and Standings 1984-Present

In 1991 an All-Ireland American Football League was re-established, under the American Football association of Ireland banner, which became the Irish Senior League in 1997, under new management. This was a time when the initial excitement for the new sport faded, and the NFL was no longer on terrestrial TV in Ireland or Britain, and the number of teams dropped to 3 in 1999, and then in 2000 there was no league.

Shamrock Bowl Conference / Premier Season Results

Season Results and Standings 1984-Present

AFI Premier Division (2020-Present): 2020

IAFA/IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference (2013-2019): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

IAFA Irish American Football League (2006-2012): 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

Autumn and Spring League Era (1998-2005): 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 1998

AFAI All-Ireland AFL (1991-1997): 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

Irish League and Conference Era (1984-1990): 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985-86 1984

American Football Ireland 1 Division 2013-Present

AFI Division 1 (2020-Present): 2020

IAFA / IAFL 1 Conference (2013-2019): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 

American Football Ireland 2 Division 2014-Present

AFI Division 2 (2020-Present): 2020

IAFA / IAFL 2 Conference (2014-2019): 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 

Photo Credit: [3] Dublin Celts American Football Team | Facebook (2017) [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213260818544676&set=gm.457477981311995&type=3&theater&ifg=1 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

American Football Ireland Box-Scores

In Depth Scorers and Match Reports for the American Football Ireland 11v11 Leagues

In 2001, a new administration – the Irish American Football Association – re-established the Irish American Football League, as a Winter League in 2001, and a Spring League in 2002, and then in 2003 as ‘Division 1’  with an 8-Man Division 2. Divisions 1 & 2 were merged into one 11-Man, 6-team IAFL in 2004, and the League expanded to 11 teams by 2008, when a new 8-Man Development League was again re-introduced, to help newer teams starting out, and help existing clubs field second teams. the Development League became a full 11-Man Second Level in 2013, with the two tiers renamed the Shamrock Bowl Conference &  IAFL 1 Conference. A third Tier, the IAFL 2 Conference was introduced in 2014, leading to a 23-team League at its height. In 2020 the Irish American Football Association was renamed American Football Ireland, under new management, President Orla McAleese, the first Female President of the Association.

Shamrock Bowl Conference / Premier Box-Scores & Match Reports

In Depth Match Reports and Box-Scores 1986-Present

IAFA Spring & Autumn League Era (Box-Scores & Match Reports): 2004 2003 2002 2001

AFAI Irish Senior League (Box-Scores & Match Reports): 1999

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League (Box-Scores & Match Reports): 1995 1992 

IAFL Irish American Football League Early Era (Box-Scores & Match Reports): 1986

Picture Credit: [4] Irish American Football Association (2018) Nostalgia – A look a some pictures from the archives [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171016_165339-1024×768.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2018]

UCD IAFA College Champions 2019

American Football Ireland College

American Football Ireland Intervarsity Championship

The Jordanstown Jaguars, based in Ulster University Jordanstown played in the first full season of the Irish American Football League in 1987. The Trinity Bowl, played from 1992-1995, was the first competition played in Irish Universities, although it did not involve College teams. From 1998 to 1999 the Queen’s University Belfast Broncos competed in the AFAI Irish Senior League, and in 1999 the University of Limerick Vikings were formed, initially as a Flag Football team, and then from 2001 onwards as a fully kitted team playing uin the resurrected IAFL. The First Kitted College Bowl was played in 2006, when there was more than one kitted College team for the first time, namely the University of Limerick Vikings and Dublin City University Saints. The College Championship became a three-team tournament involving the Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts and the University College Dublin Sentinels in 2010 (DCU were no longer fielding a team).

College Bowl / Intervarsity Championship

American Football Ireland Intervarsity Championship 2006-Present

IAFA College Championship (Seasons:): 2018 2017 2014 2013

CUSAI American Football College Bowl (Seasons): 2010 2009 2007 2006

Preseason College Bowls:

American Football Association of Ireland | Trinity Bowl 1992-1995

Picture Credit: [5] UCD American Football Facebook Page (2018) Post November 19, 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/UcdAmericanFootball/photos/a.514850931958530/1771976799579264/  [Accessed 3 December 2018]

Pre-American Football Ireland Leagues

The Results of the Finals of the three levels in the Irish American Football League

(11 v 11): Shamrock Bowl, AFI 1 Bowl and AFI 2 Bowl

Pre-American Football Ireland Leagues

Starting with the US Army’s European Theater of Operations Football Championship in Northern Ireland in 1942, through to the 4th of July Festival match in 1983, held in Banbridge Rugby Club between two teams of specially trained Rugby players, American Football Leagues in Ireland pre-date the American Football Ireland (Originally Irish American Football Association) by 52 years.

Early Pre-Pads Football Matches (Seasons): NIAFA 1986 1985 1983

ETO European Theater of Operations Football Championship (Seasons): 1944  Autumn 1942 

Picture Credit: [6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

American Football Ireland Festivals

The Results of Festival Matches since 1985.

Festivals and Exhibition matches have been organised since 1983, with teams playing in smaller towns in the Irish Regions, or as part of 4th of July Celebrations in both Dublin and all over the Country. Some of these festival matches have attracted up to 5,000 spectators.

Festival matches also take part in preseason, and can also be Regular Season matches or DV8 8-a-side matches.

Irish American Football League Festivals & Exhibition Matches 1986-Present

Irish American Football Association Marcel Seeley Memorial Cup 2016-2019

Irish American Football Association Dingle Classic (Gaeltacht Bowl) 2009-2011

American Football Association of Ireland | Trinity Bowl 1992-1995

Irish American Football League Summer Bowl Festival 1986-1989

IAFA /IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Era Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons): 2019 2018 2016

IAFA Festivals (Seasons): 2012 2011 2009

IAFA DV8 Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons):  2008 

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons): 1992

IAFA Irish American Football League Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons): 1989 1988 1987 1986

Picture Credit: [7] Craigavon Cowboys (2016) Cowboys beat Soldiers at Stars and Stripes Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.craigavoncowboys.co.uk/uploads/7/8/0/2/78026140/1467843728.png [Accessed 10 February 2020]

IAFL Preseason 2017 Carrickfergus Knights v West Dublin Rhinos

American Football Ireland Preseasons

The Results of Preseason Matches in the American Football Ireland Leagues

Preseason, like in the National Football League is an important part of player development. The Irish American Football League generally plays a two-game preseason in preparation for the 8-game regular season.

American Football Ireland Preseason Results & Standings

American Football Ireland Preseason Friendlies (seasons): 2020

IAFA / IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Era Preseason Friendlies (Season): 2019 2018 2017 2016  2015 2014

IAFA Irish American Football League Preseason Friendlies: 2011 2010

IAFA / IAFL Spring & Autumn Era Preseason Friendlies (seasons): 2004-05 2004 2003 2001

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League Pre-Season Friendlies: 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

IAFA Irish American Football League Pre-Season Friendlies: 1990 1989 1987 1986

American Football Ireland Preseasons (Box-Scores & Match Reports)

IAFL Preseason Friendlies (Box-Score & Match Reports): 1989 1986

Picture Credit: [8] Carrickfergus Knights Facebook (2017) Albums: Preseason 2017 – Knights v Rhinos (9-12) [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17038640_967866763347762_8632389447465364132_o.jpg?nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=KEQnjrvMn_oAX--tgg&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=f0f579e9eb3955d315bb97d494b91f86&oe=5EE77FECl [Accessed 18 May 2020]

American Football Ireland All-Star Games

The Results of the IAFL All-Star Games 1986-Present

All Star Games have been a integral part of Irish American Football since the beginning, as in the National Football League.

Irish American Football League All-Star Games 1986-Present

Picture Credit: [9] Dublin Rebels Wayback Machine (2005) 2005shamrockbowl1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20050901182936im_/http://www.dublinrebels.com/2005shamrockbowl1.jpg [Accessed 1 February 2021]