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Carrickfergus / East Antrim Cougars | Irish American Football Team 1986-1989

Factfile

IAFL Senior Team 1987-89

Home Ground: The Sea Park, Troopers Lane, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim (1987-88) [6] / Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim (1989) [5]

Colours: White / Orange / white

Career Record: (W-L-T) 7-15-0

History: The third fully kitted team in Ireland, the Carrickfergus Cougars played three seasons, 1987-1989, the last in Newtownabbey under the name the East Antrim Cougars, finishing with an even 5-5 record their first season, and winning only one game in both their final two seasons.

Name Changes: Carrickfergus Cougars 1987-88 / East Antrim Cougars 1989

Home Venue Map

Year-by-Year Record

Year Regular Season Post-Season International
Lge P W L T Pct P W L T Chp P W L T
1987 IAFL 10 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 IAFL 4 1 3 0 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CGL 8 1 7 0 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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1987 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
2 03.05.87 H Craigavon Cowboys L 6-30
4 17.05.87 A Belfast Spartans W 15-2
5 24.05.87 A Jordanstown Jaguars L 6-8
6 31.05.87 H Dublin Celts p-p
7 07.06.87 A Belfast Giants L 6-9
8 14.06.87 H Dublin Tornadoes L 0-22
14 26.07.87 H East Side Jets W 1-0 #
15 02.08.87 A Coleraine Chieftans W 33-12
17 25.08.87 H Belfast Blitzers L 6-36
18 30.08.87 A Bangor Buccaneers W 26-6
19 06.09.87 H Dublin Celts

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1988 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
1 17.04.88 H Belfast Spartans L 6-7
3 08.05.88 H Dublin Celts L 0-37
5 29.05.88 H Belfast Spartans L 13-14
8 17.07.88 A Coleraine Chieftans W 48-0

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1989 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
3 13.05.89 H Belfast Spartans L 14-36
4 20.05.89 H Dublin Celts L 0-51
5 28.05.89 A Antrim A26 Bulldogs L 0-1 #
6 04.06.89 A Dublin Celts L 0-1 #
8 17.06.89 H Belfast Giants L 6-46
9 24.06.89 A Belfast Spartans L 3-35
10 02.07.89 A Craigavon Cowboys L 14-36
A Dublin Tornadoes W 1-0 #

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Websites

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1988] [Other Kitted] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[4] Britball Now (2016) Historial League Tables [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/historical-league-tables-in/ [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[5]Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[6]Britball Now (2016) Carrickfergus Cougars [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 17 July 2018]

Sources

[7] Anon. (1988) “Scoreboard: IAFL” American Football News July 28, 1988. Pg.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Fiona Connolly.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 21 January 2019

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