Month: February 2019

Northern Ireland Ice Hockey League 1940

Final Table

 PWLTGFGAPts
*Harlandic Wolves6510281810
*Balmoral Tigers642029158
Raiders624011224
Wasps615013262

Compiled from Results: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Playoffs

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Gaston Cup Final   
22.05.40Harlandic Wolves2Balmoral Tigers2
 Gaston Cup Final Replay   
29.05.40Balmoral Tigers2Harlandic Wolves4

Reference; [10][20]

Regular Season

DateHome Team Away Team 
17.02.40Harlandic Wolves4Wasps3
24.02.40Raiders3Harlandic Wolves4
02.03.40Balmoral Tigers5Raiders2
09.03.40Wasps2Balmoral Tigers7
16.03.40Wasps2Raiders3
23.03.40Harlandic Wolves3Balmoral Tigers8
30.03.40Raiders1Wasps3
13.04.40Harlandic Wolves7Raiders0
20.04.40Harlandic Wolves4Balmoral Tigers3
27.04.40Balmoral Tigers5Wasps2
04.05.40Wasps1Harlandic Wolves6
11.05.40Balmoral Tigers1Raiders2

Reference: [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

Report

During World War 2, an Ice Hockey League was staged in Belfast’s King’s Hall. For 1 season in 1940, mostly Canadian Players stationed in Belfast for the duration of the War, though with some local players, played in a four-team League, sponsored by big Industries such as Harland & Wolff Ship-Builders & Short’s & Harland Airplane Manufacturers.

The Balmoral Tigers and Harlandic Wolves dominated the proceedings, winning all games against other opposition, except the Final League match, which was a shock Raiders win over the Tigers, lifting them above the Wasps into third, and handing the League Title to the Wolves.

The top two teams all season, the Balmoral Tigers & Harlandic Wolves, then met in the Gaston Cup Final, which was won 4-2 by the Wolves after a replay.

Sponsors

TeamSponsor
Balmoral TigersBelfast Ice Rink, Ltd.
Harlandic WolvesHarland & Wolff (Ship-Builders)
RaidersShort’s & Harland (Airplane Manufacturers)
WaspsThornton & Co.

Home Venue

TeamVenue
All MatchesThe King’s Hall, Balmoral, Belfast

References

Websites

Belfast Telegraph

[1] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey League | Wasps Lose Their Sting | Wolves Won by Odd Goal” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, February 19, 1940. pg. 4

[2] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey League | Early Lead by Wolves | Paved WAy for Victory” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, February 26, 1940. pg. 4

[3] Anon. (1940) “King’s Hall Ice Hockey | Balmoral Tigers Beat Wasps” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, March 11, 1940. pg. 4

[4] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey League | Balmoral Tigers’ Triumph | Greer well on the Target” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 26, 1940. pg. 4

[5] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey at King’s Hall | Raiders Defeated by Wasps” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, April 1, 1940. pg. 9

[6] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey in Belfast | Harlandic Wolves Victorious” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, April 15, 1940. pg. 4

[7] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey League | Most Thrilling Game of Series” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, April 22, 1940. pg. 3

[8] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey at Balmoral | The Wolves beat the Wasps” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, May 6, 1940. pg. 6

[9] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey at King’s Hall | Raiders beat Balmoral Tigers” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, May 13, 1940. pg. 6

[10] Anon. (1940) “Gaston Cup Final Replay | Wolves beat Tigers 4-2” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, May 30, 1940. pg. 4

Belfast News-Letter

[11] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Wolves League Game Win” Belfast News-Letter. Monday, February 19, 1940. pg. 3

[12] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Wolves beat Raiders | Close League Game at Balmoral” Belfast News-Letter. Monday, February 26, 1940. pg. 2

[13] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Balmoral Tigers Win | Thrilling League Game in King’s Hall” Belfast News-Letter. Monday, March 4, 1940. pg. 3

[14] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Wasps Lose Their Sting | Decisive Win for Balmoral Tigers in League Match” Belfast News-Letter. Monday, March 11, 1940. pg. 2

[15] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Tigers Reach League Top” Belfast News-Letter. Monday, April 29, 1940. pg. 2

[16] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey League | Keen Belfast Game | Wolves 6 Wasps 1” Belfast News-Letter. Monday, May 6, 1940. pg. 2

Northern Whig and Belfast Post

[17] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | First Game in Local Leagues | Harlandic Wolves beat the Wasps | High Speed Battle” Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Monday, February 19, 1940. pg. 3

[18] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Wolves again successful | Last minute goal beats the Raiders” Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Monday, February 26, 1940. pg. 3

[19] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Raiders beat the Wasps | Keen Match at Balmoral” Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Monday, March 18, 1940. pg. 3

[20] Anon. (1940) “Ice Hockey | Cup Final Results in Draw” Northern Whig and Belfast Post. Thursday, May 23, 1940. pg. 2

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Malachy & Liz Connolly, Belfast.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 28 February 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

Dublin Spartans Baseball Ireland B League Champions 2011

Baseball Ireland A-League 2011

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo
Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo [Reference: 1]

Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes15150060
*Dublin Spartans151050545
*Munster Warriors15780836
*Belfast North Stars1541101127
Dublin Black Sox1541101127
Greystones Mariners1521301321

[2]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
A PlayoffsGame 1 (1v2)
10.09.11Dublin City Hurricanes3Dublin Spartans11
A PlayoffsGame 2 (3v4)
10.09.11Munster Warriors3Belfast North Stars6
A PlayoffsGame 5 (L1vW2)
17.09.11Dublin City Hurricanes5Belfast North Stars0
A League FinalBest of 3
24.09.11Dublin Spartans3Dublin City Hurricanes2
24.09.11Dublin City Hurricanes5Dublin Spartans3
01.10.11Dublin Spartans4Dublin City Hurricanes2
(Spartans won Series 2-1)

Reference: [2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
02.04.11Greystones Mariners8Dublin Spartans9
02.04.11Dublin City Hurricanes6Dublin Black Sox2
Week 2
09.04.11Dublin City Hurricanes11Greystones Mariners3
10.04.11Belfast North Stars2Dublin Spartans10
10.04.11Belfast North Stars3Dublin Spartans7
Week 3;
17.04.11Dublin Black Sox3Greystones Mariners2
17.04.11Munster Warriors0Dublin City Hurricanes8
17.04.11Munster Warriors0Dublin City Hurricanes7
Week 4
30.04.11Belfast North Stars8Munster Warriors6
30.04.11Belfast North Stars4Munster Warriors15
Week 5
07.05.11Munster Warriors7Dublin Black Sox4
07.05.11Munster Warriors18Dublin Black Sox12
Week 6
15.05.11Belfast North Stars4Dublin City Hurricanes5
15.05.11Belfast North Stars0Dublin City Hurricanes12
Week 7
21.05.11Dublin Spartans13Dublin Black Sox3
Week 8
28.05.11Dublin Black Sox11Belfast North Stars1
28.05.11Dublin Black Sox1Belfast North Stars7
28.05.11Dublin City Hurricanes6Dublin Spartans5
29.05.11Munster Warriors7Greystones Mariners9
29.05.11Munster Warriors5Greystones Mariners4
Week 9
04.06.11Dublin Black Sox5Dublin City Hurricanes14
04.06.11Greystones Mariners4Dublin Spartans8
Week 10
11.06.11Greystones Mariners13Munster Warriors1
11.06.11Dublin Spartans5Dublin Black Sox11
Week 11
18.06.11Dublin Black Sox8Dublin City Hurricanes9
19.06.11Dublin Spartans12Greystones Mariners2
Week 12
25.06.11Greystones Mariners3Dublin Black Sox9
25.06.11Dublin City Hurricanes7Belfast North Stars1
26.06.11Belfast North Stars7Dublin Black Sox2
26.06.11Dublin City Hurricanes7Greystones Mariners2
Week 13
09.07.11Dublin Black Sox8Greystones Mariners13
09.07.11Dublin Spartans10Munster Warriors15
09.07.11Dublin Spartans2Munster Warriors1
Week 16
06.08.11Dublin Black Sox7Dublin Spartans17
06.08.11Greystones Mariners2Dublin City Hurricanes13
Week 17
13.08.11Greystones Mariners3Belfast North Stars5
13.08.11Dublin Spartans12Munster Warriors1
Week 18
20.08.11Dublin City Hurricanes5Munster Warriors4
20.08.11Dublin Black Sox2Munster Warriors6
21.08.11Dublin Spartans3Belfast North Stars0
Week 19
27.08.11Dublin City Hurricanes6Dublin Spartans1
28.08.11Belfast North Stars4Greystones Mariners0
28.08.11Belfast North Stars7Greystones Mariners10
Week 20
03.09.11Munster Warriors2Belfast North Stars1

Reference: [2]

Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Dublin Black SoxShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dublin City HurricanesO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow

[3]

Team and Player Awards

AwardTeam
A League ChampionsDublin Spartans
A League Pennant WinnersDublin City Hurricanes
AwardPlayer
Andy Leonard MVP AwardTom Kelley
Tommy Bond Best Pitcher AwardCormac Eklof
Silver Slugger AwardJimmy Pita
Batting ChampionJimmy Pita

Reference: [6]

Report

For the second season in-a-row the Dublin Spartans (10-5) beat the Dublin City Hurricanes (15-0) in the Final after the Hurricanes had won the League Pennant. It was especially bitter for the Hurricanes as they had gone through the season undefeated. The Munster Warriors (7-8) qualified for their first ever A League Playoffs, and the Belfast North Stars (4-11) joined them as the fourth team to make the postseason. Dublin Black Sox (4-11) and Greystones Mariners (2-13) narrowly missed out on the playoffs.

Dublin Spartans – Baseball Ireland A League Champions 2011 [4]

Websites

[1] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

[2] Baseball Ireland (2011) Irish Baseball League 2011 [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2011&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]”

[6] Baseball Ireland (2019) Baseball Ireland – Award Winners [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php?search_id=6 [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Images

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Dublin Spartans Baseball Ireland Champions 2011 [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/AFinal2011/Spartans2011_Hats_400.jpg [Accessed 2 December 2019]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers) & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 December 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

Dublin Spartans Baseball Ireland A League Champions 2010

Baseball Ireland A-League 2010

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo
Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo [Reference: 1]

Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes15105045
*Greystones Mariners151050045
*Dublin Spartans15870239
*Belfast North Stars15870239
Dublin Black Sox155100530
Munster Warriors154748.619

[2]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
A-League Final
18.09.10Dublin City Hurricanes2Dublin Spartans9
18.09.10Dublin Spartans6Dublin City Hurricanes1
(Spartans won series 2-0)

[3]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
10.04.10Dublin City Hurricanes3Greystones Mariners2
10.04.10Munster Warriors1Dublin Spartans0
10.04.10Munster Warriors8Dublin Spartans5
Week 2
17.04.10Dublin City Hurricanes5Dublin Spartans6
17.04.10Dublin Black Sox1Greystones Mariners3
Week 3
24.04.10Greystones Mariners10Dublin Black Sox9
Week 4
01.05.10Munster Warriors11Dublin Black Sox24
01.05.10Munster Warriors10Dublin Black Sox16
02.05.10Greystones Mariners10Dublin Spartans3
Week 5
08.05.10Dublin City Hurricanes7Dublin Black Sox3
09.05.10Belfast North Stars7Greystones Mariners9
09.05.10Belfast North Stars3Greystones Mariners7
Week 6
15.05.10Belfast North Stars7Munster Warriors0 #
15.05.10Belfast North Stars7Munster Warriors0 #
15.05.10Greystones Mariners3Dublin City Hurricanes10
Week 7
22.05.10Belfast North Stars4Dublin Spartans3
22.05.10Dublin Spartans9Belfast North Stars10
Week 8
29.05.10Dublin Black Sox14Greystones Mariners8
Week 9
05.06.10Dublin Spartans10Belfast North Stars2
05.06.10Dublin Black Sox2Dublin City Hurricanes7
05.06.10Greystones Mariners8Belfast North Stars6
Week 10
20.06.10Dublin City Hurricanes10Munster Warriors6
20.06.10Dublin Spartans4Munster Warriors5
Week 11
27.06.10Dublin Black Sox0Dublin Spartans5
Week 12
10.07.10Dublin Spartans3Dublin City Hurricanes4
10.07.10Dublin Black Sox5Munster Warriors0
10.07.10Greystones Mariners12Munster Warriors0
Week 13
17.07.10Belfast North Stars1Dublin Black Sox2
17.07.10Munster Warriors3Dublin City Hurricanes21
17.06.10Dublin Black Sox9Belfast North Stars11
Week 14
24.07.10Dublin City Hurricanes16Belfast North Stars3
24.07.10Munster Warriors5Belfast North Stars7
Week 15
31.07.10Belfast North Stars2Dublin City Hurricanes0
31.07.10Dublin Spartans11Dublin Black Sox2
31.07.10Munster Warriors0Greystones Mariners7
31.07.10Belfast North Stars5Dublin City Hurricanes8
31.07.10Greystones Mariners7Munster Warriors0
Week 16
07.08.10Dublin Spartans7Dublin City Hurricanes0
Week 17
14.08.10Dublin City Hurricanes7Dublin Black Sox5
14.08.10Greystones Mariners4Dublin Spartans12
Week 18
21.08.10Dublin Spartans5Dublin Black Sox0
21.08.10Dublin City Hurricanes0Greystones Mariners2
Week 19
28.08.10Greystones Mariners1Dublin Spartans4
28.08.10Dublin Black Sox2Belfast North Stars4

[3]

Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Dublin Black SoxShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dublin City HurricanesO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow

[3]

Team and Player Awards

AwardTeam
A League ChampionsDublin Spartans
A League Pennant WinnersDublin City Hurricanes
AwardPlayer
Andy Leonard MVP AwardJimmy Pita
Tommy Bond Best Pitcher AwardAndrei Apostaoie
Silver Slugger AwardCarlos Fabian
Batting ChampionCarlos Fabian

Reference: [6]

Report

The Dublin Spartans won the 2010 Baseball Ireland A League Title, after beating League Pennant Winners Dublin City Hurricanes, sweeping the two-game series. Greystones Mariners (10-5) and Belfast North Stars (8-7) also qualified for the playoffs, the NorthStars for the first time ever, in their best season to date. The Dublin Black Sox (5-10) and Munster Warriors (4-7-4) were the other two teams in what was the most competitive season in the Irish Baseball League in years.

Dublin Spartans – Baseball Ireland A League Champions 2010 [4]

About

The 2010 Baseball Ireland A League was the 14th season of the Irish Baseball League and the 5th of the A League since the League was split into A & B Leagues in 2006. It featured 6 teams, a return to 2008 levels, after the addition of the Munster Warriors, based in Limerick, who had won Promotion after winning the B League in 2009.

Websites

[1] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

[2] – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2010) Ladder [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/save/_embed/http://websites.sportstg.com/nfnn/rpt_ladder.cgi?results=N&round=18&client=1-7884-0-108844-0&pool=1 [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2011) 2011 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110716140650/http://www.baseballireland.com/spulse.html [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland (2019) Baseball Ireland – Award Winners [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php?search_id=6 [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Images

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Spartans 2010 Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/Spartans_2010_Champs_Sml.jpg [Accessed 2 December 2019]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tom Kelley & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 December 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

Dublin Spartans Baseball Ireland A League Champions 2009

Baseball Ireland A-League 2009

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo
Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo [Reference: 1]

Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes16133055
*Dublin Spartans161060346
*Dublin Black Sox161060346
*Greystones Mariners16790637
Belfast North Stars16013314.510

[2][Adjusted]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoffs
26.09.09Dublin Black SoxWGreystones MarinersL
26.09.09Dublin City HurricanesWDublin SpartansL
Semi-Final
Dublin Black Sox0Greystones Mariners1
A-League Final
Dublin SpartansWDublin HurricanesL

[2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
18.04.09Greystones Mariners2Dublin Spartans7
18.04.09Dublin City Hurricanes3Dublin Black Sox0
Week 2
25.04.09Dublin Black Sox3Dublin City Hurricanes9
26.04.09Belfast North Stars7Dublin Spartans8
26.04.09Belfast North Stars1Dublin Spartans11
Week 3
02.05.09Dublin Spartans3Dublin City Hurricanes12
03.05.09Belfast North Stars1Dublin Black Sox13
03.05.09Belfast North Stars3Dublin Black Sox7
Week 4
09.05.09Greystones Mariners3Dublin Black Sox9
Week 5
23.05.09Greystones Mariners8Belfast North Stars4
23.05.09Dublin Spartans6Belfast North Stars3
Week 6
30.05.09Dublin City Hurricanes5Dublin Spartans4
Week 7
06.06.09Dublin City Hurricanes4Belfast North Stars0
06.06.09Dublin Black Sox7Belfast North Stars0
06.06.09Greystones Mariners0Dublin Spartans0
Week 8
13.06.09Belfast North Stars4Greystones Mariners18
13.06.09Belfast North Stars3Greystones Mariners18
13.06.09Dublin City Hurricanes9Dublin Black Sox8
Week 9
20.06.09Dublin Spartans12Dublin Black Sox1
20.06.09Greystones Mariners9Dublin City Hurricanes10
Week 10
27.06.09Dublin Black Sox7Greystones Mariners3
Week 11
04.07.09Dublin Spartans0Greystones Mariners0
04.07.09Dublin City Hurricanes0Greystones Mariners0
Week 12
12.07.09Dublin Black Sox11Dublin City Hurricanes1
Week 13
18.07.09Dublin City Hurricanes2Dublin Spartans3
18.07.09Dublin Black Sox0Greystones Mariners1
Week 14
26.07.09Belfast North Stars1Dublin City Hurricanes6
26.07.09Belfast North Stars0Dublin City Hurricanes16
Week 15
01.08.09Greystones Mariners4Dublin Black Sox5
01.08.09Dublin City Hurricanes9Dublin Spartans8
Week 16
08.08.09Dublin Black Sox2Dublin Spartans1
08.08.09Dublin City Hurricanes10Greystones Mariners11
Week 17
15.08.09Dublin City Hurricanes7Belfast North Stars0 #
15.08.09Dublin Black Sox7Belfast North Stars0 #
15.08.09Dublin Spartans5Greystones Mariners6
Week 18
22.08.09Dublin Spartans7Dublin Black Sox5
22.08.09Greystones Mariners2Dublin City Hurricanes10
Week 19
29.08.09Dublin Spartans8Belfast North Stars0
29.08.09Greystones Mariners13Belfast North Stars3
Week 20
05.09.09Dublin Black Sox8Dublin Spartans4
05.09.09Dublin City Hurricanes8Greystones Mariners7
Week 21
12.09.09Dublin Spartans5Greystones Mariners4
12.09.09Greystones Mariners0Dublin Spartans2

[3]

Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Dublin Black SoxShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dublin City HurricanesO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow

[3]

Player Awards

AwardPlayer
Andy Leonard MVP AwardAndy Martin
Tommy Bond Best Pitcher AwardComac Eklof

Reference: [6]

Report

The Dublin Spartans (10-6) won the 2009 A League Final against the Dublin City Hurricanes, after the Hurricanes had won the League with a 13-3 Record. Dublin Black Sox (10-6) and Greystones Mariners (7-9) also qualified for the Playoffs. The Belfast North Stars took the wooden spoon, losing all 16 matches.

Dublin Spartans – Baseball Ireland A League Champions 2009 [4]

About

The 2009 Baseball Ireland A League season was the 13th year of the Irish Baseball League and the 4th since the League was split into two levels (A & B) in 2006. There were five teams in the A League – one down from 2008 as the Dublin City Indios never returned. The five teams played each other four times for a balanced 16 game schedule, with the top four qualifying for the Playoffs.

Websites

[1] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

[2] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2009) 2009 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090914164640/http://www.baseballireland.com:80/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2009) 2009 Adult Irish Baseball League – Results to Date [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20090927104356/http://www.baseballireland.com:80/adult_league_past.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland (2019) Baseball Ireland – Award Winners [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php?search_id=6 [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Images

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Spartans 2009 Irish Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/Spartans-Champions-2009.gif [Accessed 2 December 2019]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers) & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 December 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

Dublin Spartans Baseball Ireland A League Champions 2008

Baseball Ireland A-League 2008

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo
Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo [Reference: 1]

Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin Spartans14122050
*Dublin City Hurricanes141050245
*Dublin Black Sox151050245
*Greystones Mariners15780536
Dublin City Indios143110923
Belfast NorthStars1519512.58

[2][Adjusted]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoffs 1st RoundCorkagh Park
13.09.08Dublin Spartans1Dublin City Hurricanes2
13.09.08Dublin Black Sox3Greystones Mariners6
Playoffs 2nd RoundCorkagh Park
21.09.08Dublin Spartans5Greystones Mariners0
Championship SeriesCorkagh Park
27.09.08Dublin City Hurricanes2Dublin Spartans7
27.09.08Dublin City Hurricanes1Dublin Spartans5
(Spartans won series 2-0)

[2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
05.04.08Dublin Spartans3Dublin Black Sox0
05.04.08Greystones Mariners9Belfast North Stars6
Week 2
12.04.08Greystones Mariners5Dublin Black Sox10
12.04.08Dublin City Hurricanes8Dublin City Indios3
12.04.08Belfast North Stars0Dublin Spartans0
Week 3
19.04.08Dublin City Indios11Belfast North Stars13
19.04.08Dublin City Indios9Belfast North Stars6
19.04.08Greystones Mariners8Dublin City Hurricanes9
20.04.08Dublin Spartans4Dublin Black Sox0
Week 4
26.04.08Dublin City Indios3Dublin Black Sox4
Week 5
03.05.08Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Indios1
04.05.08Dublin City Hurricanes5Dublin Black Sox4
Week 6
10.05.08Dublin City Indios6Greystones Mariners15
10.05.08Belfast North Stars1Dublin Spartans16
Week 7
17.05.08Dublin Black Sox5Greystones Mariners3
18.05.08Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Indios1
Week 8
24.05.08Dublin City Hurricanes9Greystones Mariners6
Week 9
31.05.08Dublin City Hurricanes3Dublin Spartans13
31.05.08Belfast North Stars2Dublin Black Sox7
31.05.08Dublin Black Sox5Belfast North Stars3
Week 10
07.06.08Dublin Spartans4Greystones Mariners1
07.06.08Belfast North Stars1Dublin City Hurricanes22
07.06.08Dublin Black Sox6Dublin City Indios0
Week 11
14.06.08Dublin City Indios10Dublin City Hurricanes5
14.06.08Dublin Black Sox12Dublin Spartans6
Week 12
28.06.08Greystones Mariners11Belfast North Stars8
28.06.08Greystones Mariners13Belfast North Stars4
Week 14
19.07.08Greystones Mariners2Dublin Spartans6
19.07.08Dublin City Indios4Dublin Black Sox5
Week 15
26.07.08Greystones Mariners7Dublin Black Sox8
26.07.08Dublin Spartans9Dublin City Hurricanes8
Week 16
02.08.08Dublin City Indios0Dublin City Hurricanes16
Week 17
09.08.08Dublin Black Sox5Dublin City Hurricanes7
10.08.08Belfast North Stars4Dublin City Indios6
Week 18
16.08.08Dublin City Hurricanes7Belfast North Stars0 #
16.08.08Dublin City Hurricanes7Belfast North Stars0 #
Week 19
23.08.08Dublin Spartans7Dublin City Hurricanes3
23.08.08Dublin Black Sox7Belfast North Stars0 #
24.08.08Greystones Mariners4Dublin City Indios2
24.08.08Greystones Mariners13Dublin City Indios1
Week 20
30.08.08Dublin City Hurricanes20Dublin Black Sox10
30.08.08Greystones Mariners7Dublin Spartans1
Week 21
06.09.08Dublin City HurricanescGreystones Marinersc
07.09.08Dublin City IndioscDublin Spartansc

[3]

Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Dublin Black SoxShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dublin City HurricanesO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin City IndiosO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow

[3]

Player Awards

AwardPlayer
Andy Leonard MVP AwardCristi
Tommy Bond Best Pitcher AwardNiall Rowen

Reference: [6]

Report

The Dublin Spartans repeated as A League Champions, defeating the Dublin City Hurricanes by two games to nil after also winning the League Pennant with a 12-2 Win-Loss Record. Hurricanes (10-5), Dublin Black Sox (10-5) and Greystones Mariners (7-8) were the other qualifiers for the Playoffs. Dublin City Indios (3-11) and Belfast North Stars (1-14 including 5 forfeits) were the other teams in the League.

Dublin Spartans – Baseball Ireland A League 2008 Champions [4]

About

The 2008 Baseball Ireland A League was the 12th season of the Irish Baseball League and the 3rd of the A League after the League was split into two levels in 2006. Teams played each other three times for a balanced 15-game schedule with the top four qualifying for the playoffs. There were six teams in the A League as in 2007, with the Dublin City Indios replacing the Twins.

Websites

[2] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2008) 2008 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081017051201/http://www.baseballireland.com:80/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2008) 2008 Adult Irish Baseball League – Results to Date [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081006223339/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league_past.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland (2019) Baseball Ireland – Award Winners [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php?search_id=6 [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Images

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Dublin Spartans National Champions 2008 [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/Spartans_2008.jpg [Accessed 2 December 2019]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers) & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

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Baseball Ireland A-League 2007

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo
Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo [Reference: 1]

Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes15114048
*Dublin Spartans1512030.545
*Dublin Black Sox14950141
*Greystones Mariners158702.539
Belfast North Stars14473820
Twins15013211.311

[2][Adjusted]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Final 1(1v2)
08.09.07Dublin City Hurricanes2Dublin Spartans11
Semi-Final 2 (3v4)
09.09.07Dublin Black Sox3Greystones Mariners4
Semi-Final 3(SF1 Loser v SF2 Winner)
09.09.07Greystones Mariners9Dublin City Hurricanes16
Final(SF1 Winner v SF 3 Winner)
15.09.07Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Hurricanes6
15.09.07Dublin City Hurricanes7Dublin Spartans4
League FinalCorkagh Park
22.09.07Dublin Spartans14Dublin City Hurricanes5

[2]Note: All Matches played in Corkagh Park, Clondalikin, Dublin.

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
14.04.07Twins7Belfast North Stars12
14.05.07Twins7Belfast North Stars13
14.05.07Dublin Black Sox16Greystones Mariners7
15.05.07Dublin Spartans11Dublin City Hurricanes6
Week 2
21.05.07Dublin City Hurricanes5Greystones Mariners6
21.05.07Belfast North Stars0Dublin Spartans0
22.05.07Twins0Dublin Black Sox18
Week 3
28.04.07Belfast North Stars7Dublin Black Sox26
28.04.07Dublin City Hurricanes0Twins0
29.04.07Dublin Spartans9Greystones Mariners2
Week 4
05.05.07Greystones Mariners21Twins6
05.05.07Belfast North Stars5Dublin City Hurricanes7
05.05.07Dublin Black Sox0Dublin Spartans6
Week 5
19.05.07Greystones Mariners4Dublin Spartans10
20.05.07Dublin City Hurricanes6Dublin Black Sox13
Week 6
26.05.07Dublin Black Sox5Greystones Mariners2
26.05.07Twins1Dublin City Hurricanes18
27.05.07Dublin Spartans15Belfast North Stars2
Week 7
02.06.07Dublin Spartans7Twins0
03.06.08Greystones MarinersBelfast North Stars
Week 8
09.06.07Twins0Dublin Spartans7
10.06.07Dublin City Hurricanes14Greystones Mariners9
Week 9
16.06.07Dublin Spartans11Dublin City Hurricanes1
16.06.07Dublin Black Sox17Twins1
16.06.07Belfast North StarsGreystones Mariners
Week 10
23.06.07Twins2Greystones Mariners13
23.06.07Belfast North Stars0Dublin City Hurricanes0
24.06.07Dublin Spartans6Dublin Black Sox2
Week 11
07.07.07Dublin City Hurricanes15Dublin Black Sox13
07.07.07Belfast North StarsGreystones Mariners
08.07.07Dublin Spartans20Twins3
Week 12
14.07.07Dublin Black Sox2Dublin City Hurricanes3
Week 13
21.07.07Belfast North Stars0Twins0
Week 14
28.07.07Greystones Mariners6Dublin City Hurricanes7
28.07.07Belfast North Stars7Dublin Spartans0
28.07.07Belfast North Stars7Dublin Spartans0
28.07.07Dublin Black Sox8Twins1
Week 15
04.08.07Dublin Black Sox16Belfast North Stars8
04.08.07Twins0Belfast North Stars0
Week 16
11.08.07Greystones Mariners4Dublin Spartans9
11.08.07Dublin Black Sox7Belfast North Stars0
11.08.07Twins0Dublin City Hurricanes0
Week 17
18.08.07Dublin City Hurricanes22Belfast North Stars7
18.08.07Dublin City Hurricanes0Belfast North Stars0
18.08.07Greystones Mariners8Twins3
18.08.07Dublin Black Sox9Dublin Spartans15
Week 18
25.08.07Dublin City Hurricanes7Dublin Spartans0
25.08.07Belfast North Stars0Greystones Mariners15
25.08.07Belfast North Stars4Greystones Mariners10
Week 19
01.09.07Belfast North Stars0Greystones Mariners7
01.09.07Belfast North Stars0Greystones Mariners7
01.09.07Dublin City Hurricanes10Twins1
01.09.07Dublin City Hurricanes10Twins6
02.09.07Dublin Black Sox0Greystones Mariners0

[3]

Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Dublin Black SoxShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dublin City HurricanesO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow
TwinsO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin

[3]

Player Awards

AwardPlayer
Andy Leonard MVP AwardAndrei Apostaoie
Tommy Bond Best Pitcher AwardAndrei Apostaoie

Reference: [6]

Report

The Dublin Spartans won the 2007 Baseball Ireland A League Final, beating Dublin City Hurricanes 16-5. They had finished runners-up to the Hurricanes during the regular season, with no losses, however, three forfeits, from 15 matches. The Hurricanes had won 11 of their 15 matches to take the A League Pennant. Also qualifyng for the Playoffs were the Dublin Black Sox (9-5) and Greystones Mariners (8-7). The Belfast North Stars (4-7-3) and Twins (0-12-3) failed to make the Playoffs.

Dublin Spartans – Baseball Ireland A League Champions 2007 [4]

About

The 2007 Baseball Ireland A League was the 11th season of the Irish Baseball League, and the second of the A League following the split into two levels in 2006. It featured the same six teams as in 2006, with each team playing each other team three times for a balanced 15-game schedule, after which the top four teams qualified for the Playoffs, with the Top two playing in one semi-final (1v2) to determine who progressed to the Final, and teams ranked three and four playing an elimination semi-final (3v4) to see who would go forward to meet the losers of the first semi-final in the third semi-final (SF1 Losers v SF2 Winners). The winners of the first semi-final (1v2) and third semi-final (SF1 Losers v SF2 Winners) met in the best-of-three Final.

Websites

[2] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2007) 2007 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071006034356/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2007) 2007 Adult Irish Baseball League – Results to Date [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071031030732/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league_past.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland (2019) Baseball Ireland – Award Winners [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php?search_id=6 [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Images

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Spartans 2007 Irish National League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/Spartans_CHAMPS_2007.gif [Accessed 2 December 2019]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers) & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

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Last Updated: 2 December 2019

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Dublin Spartans Irish Baseball League Division 1 (A) Champions 2006

Baseball Ireland Irish Baseball League Division 1 (A) 2006

Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo
Baseball Ireland Car Sticker Logo [Reference: 1]

Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin Spartans15123051
*Dublin Black Sox1410401.544
Greystones Mariners15870440
Dublin City Hurricanes148603.538
Twins13580628
Belfast North Stars13111110.614

[2]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
League ChampionshipCorkagh Park
09.09.06Dublin Spartans3Dublin Black Sox0
16.09.06Dublin Black Sox8Dublin Spartans15
(Spartans won series 2-0)

[2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
08.04.06Dublin Black Sox9Twins8
08.04.06Dublin Spartans6Greystones Mariners2
08.04.06Dublin City Hurricanes8Belfast North Stars7
Week 2
15.04.06Dublin Spartans8Greystones Mariners3
15.04.06Dublin City Hurricanes1Twins19
15.04.06Belfast North Stars10Dublin Black Sox9
Week 3
22.04.06Dublin City Hurricanes3Dublin Black Sox9
22.04.06Belfast North Stars0Greystones Mariners0
Week 4
29.04.06Dublin Spartans10Greystones Mariners1
Week 5
06.05.06Twins20Greystones Mariners24
06.05.06Twins15Greystones Mariners14
06.05.06Dublin Black Sox0Dublin Spartans3
07.05.06Belfast North Stars5Dublin City Hurricanes15
Week 6
13.05.06Dublin City HurricanesDublin Spartans
13.05.06Greystones MarinersDublin Black Sox
14.05.06Twins12Belfast North Stars3
Week 7
20.05.06Greystones Mariners11Belfast North Stars0
21.05.06Dublin SpartansTwins
Week 8
27.05.06Dublin City Hurricanes0Greystones Mariners0
27.05.06Twins4Dublin Spartans10
27.06.06Belfast North Stars9Dublin Black Sox12
Week 9
10.06.06Dublin City Hurricanes10Twins8
10.06.06Dublin Black Sox1Greystones Mariners2
11.06.06Dublin Spartans22Belfast North Stars11
Week 10
17.06.06Dublin Spartans6Dublin City Hurricanes16
17.06.06Twins7Dublin Black Sox9
17.06.06Belfast North Stars3Greystones Mariners9
Week 11
24.06.06Dublin Black Sox10Dublin City Hurricanes7
24.06.06Belfast North Stars1Twins9
Week 12
01.07.06Belfast North Stars1Dublin Spartans17
01.07.06Greystones Mariners3Dublin Black Sox6
Week 13
08.07.06Twins0Dublin City Hurricanes0
08.07.06Dublin Black Sox5Dublin Spartans6
Week 14
15.07.06Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Hurricanes3
15.07.06Twins0Greystones Mariners0
Week 17
12.08.06Greystones Mariners5Dublin City Hurricanes4
12.08.06Greystones Mariners5Dublin City Hurricanes11
12.08.06Dublin Spartans8Twins4
Week 18
16.08.06Greystones Mariners5Dublin Black Sox12
19.08.06Dublin Black SoxDublin City Hurricanes
19.08.06Dublin Spartans7Belfast North Stars0
Week 19
23.08.06Dublin City Hurricanes7Dublin Spartans2
26.08.06Dublin City Hurricanes7Belfast North Stars0
26.08.06Greystones Mariners7Belfast North Stars0
27.08.06Dublin Spartans10Twins1
27.08.06Dublin Black Sox10Twins4
Week 20
02.09.06Greystones Mariners12Dublin City Hurricanes4
02.09.06Dublin Black Sox10Dublin Spartans4

[3]

Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Dublin Black SoxShanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Dublin City HurricanesO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow
TwinsO’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin

[3]

Player Awards

AwardPlayer
Andy Leonard MVP AwardDarran O’Connor
Tommy Bond Best Pitcher AwardChaime Cuevas

Reference: [6]

Report

The Dublin Spartans swept the Dublin Black Sox 2 games to nil in the Championship Final after also winning the A League Pennant with a 12-3 Won-Loss record. The Black Sox had qualified for the Final with a 10-4 record. Greystones Mariners (8-7) and defending Champions Dublin City Hurricanes (8-6) finished mid-table. New team Twins finished in fifth with a 5-8 record, and the Belfast North Stars, finished bottom with the one win.

Dublin Spartans – Baseball Ireland Division 1 (A) Champions 2006 [4]

About

The 2006 Irish Baseball League A League was the 10th season of the Irish Baseball League, and the first of the new A League after the League was split into two divisions after the 2005 season. There were 6 teams in the Division 1 (A) as it was known – with the four 2nd half Championship teams from 2005 joined by the Belfast North Stars from the Trophy section and new team Twins. Each team played each other 3 times for a balanced 15 game schedule, followed by a best of 3 Final featuring the Top two teams.

Websites

[2] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2006) 2006 Adult Irish Baseball League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20061026024439/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2006) 2006 Adult Irish Baseball League – Results to Date [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20061026024856/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league_past.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland (2019) Baseball Ireland – Award Winners [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/news.php?search_id=6 [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Images

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Dublin Spartans 2006 Irish National League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/Spartans2006champs.jpg [Accessed 2 December 2019]

[5] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers) & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

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American Football Association of Ireland Irish Senior League 1998

Final Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
*Dublin Tigers8602292106.875
*Carrickfergus Knights860223254.875
*Greystones Rebels8440132124.500
*Craigavon Cowboys817071232.125
Queens University Belfast Broncos817066277.125
[Ref: 3]

Note: Teams tied on winning percentage separated by points scored

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoffs
16.08.1998Dublin Tigers30Craigavon Cowboys0
16.08.1998Carrickfergus Knights40Greystones Rebels0
Shamrock Bowl XIII
30.08.1998Dublin Tigers14Carrickfergus Knights22
[Ref: 1-3]

]2][3][4]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
19.04.1998Craigavon Cowboys0Greystones Rebels30
19.04.1998Queens University Broncos0Carrickfergus Knights48
Week 2
26.04.1998Queens University Broncos6Greystones Rebels12
26.04.1998Dublin Tigers18Craigavon Cowboys6
Week 3
10.05.1998Craigavon Cowboys8Carrickfergus Knights28
10.05.1998Greystones Rebels6Dublin Tigers34
Week 4
17.05.1998Dublin Tigers52Queens University Broncos6
17.05.1998Carrickfergus Knights30Greystones Rebels0
Week 5
31.05.1998Queens University Broncos24Craigavon Cowboys39
Week 6
07.06.1998Carrickfergus Knights20Dublin Tigers20
Week 7
14.06.1998Greystones Rebels30Craigavon Cowboys0
14.06.1998Carrickfergus Knights32Queens University Broncos0
Week 8
21.06.1998Greystones Rebels30Queens University Broncos0
21.06.1998Craigavon Cowboys18Dublin Tigers42
Week 9
28.06.1998Carrickfergus Knights30Craigavon Cowboys0
Week 10
19.07.1998Queens University Broncos0Dublin Tigers64
19.07.1998Greystones Rebels0Carrickfergus Knights18
Week 11
26.07.1998Dublin Tigers26Carrickfergus Knights26
Week 12
02.08.1998Craigavon Cowboys0Queens University Broncos30
Week 13
09.08.1998Dublin Tigers36Greystones Rebels24
[Ref: 3]

[2]

Report

Carrickfergus Knights won their second ever Shamrock Bowl, 22-14 against new team Dublin Tigers, who had been a merger of the Dublin (Gateway) Bulls and a new team called the Tigers who had set up nearby. The two teams could not be separated all year, tying both games with each other and each winning all six other games. The Dublin tigers were awarded the League Championship on Points Scored.

In the Playoffs the Tigers had beaten the Craigavon Cowboys 30-0 and the Carrickfergus Knights had beaten the Greystones Rebels, who had finished third on a 4-4 Won-Loss Record, 40-0 to set up the decider.

The other team in the League was the Queens University Belfast Broncos.

Shamrock Bowl XIII 1998 – Carrickfergus Knights (Yellow) 22 Dublin Tigers (Black) 14 [Ref: 5]

Team Changes and Association and League Structure

The League was up one team from 1997, with the Dublin Lightning refusing to play under the then American Football Association of Ireland management team (Image Management and Promotions), and being replaced by the Greystones Rebels, and Queens University. Other changes were the Portadown Panthers being replaced by a resurrection of the Craigavon Cowboys in Mid-Ulster and the Dublin Bulls merging with new team the Dublin Tigers (and taking their name). The Belfast Bulls were a seventh team who only played in a 7v7 Blitz along with the Broncos and Carrickfergus Knights.

References

Sources

[1] Naughton, L. (1998) Tigers roar. Evening Herald. Saturday, 17 October 1998. p. 29.

[2] Naughton, L. (1998) New season. Evening Herald. Saturday, 29 May 1999. p. 25.

Websites

[3] Carrickfergus Knights (1998) Full 1998 Results and League Table [Internet] Available from: http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/Full_1998_AFAI_Results_and.htm [Accessed 23 May 2000]

[4] Irish american Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 16 April 2018]

Images

[5] Belfast Knights Facebook (2020) Album: Shamrock Bowl XIII – Knights v Dublin Tigers [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/541032_229694027165043_1197421051_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=e007fa&_nc_ohc=87gHzXgjW68AX8jlm-J&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=376eebc97278cf1bba85556ab5dfa821&oe=5EF3CAE8 [Accessed 28 May 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Michael Brophy and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 February 2019

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American Football Association of Ireland Irish Senior League 1997

League Table

 PWLTPFPAPct
**Carrickfergus Knights330047291.000
*Dublin Bulls853013171.625
*Dublin Lightning514040129.200
Portadown Panthers41304231.250

Compiled from results in [2]

** Qualify for Shamrock Bowl / * Qualify for Playoff

Playoff Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoff   
07.09.1997Dublin Bulls14Dublin Lightning0
 Shamrock Bowl XII   
21.09.1997Carrickfergus Knights21Dublin Bulls0

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
 Week    
24.05.1997Dublin Bulls14Carrickfergus Knights17
 Week   
03.06.1997Dublin Lightning12Dublin Bulls18
 Week   
10.06.1997Carrickfergus Knights8Portadown Panthers7
 Week    
17.06.1997Dublin Bulls34Dublin Lightning7
 Week   
21.06.1997Portadown Panthers35Dublin Lightning8
 Week   
31.06.1997Carrickfergus Knights22Dublin Bulls8
 Week    
20.07.1997Dublin Bulls36Dublin Lightning6
 Week   
03.08.1997Portadown Panthers0Dubin Bulls14
 Week   
31.08.1997Dublin Lightning7Dublin Bulls6

[2]

References

____________________________________________________________________________

Sources

Websites

[2] Dublin Tornadoes (1997) Irish League and Shamrock Bowl [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19980520033318/http://connect.ie:80/users/tornadoes/Shamrock.htm [Accessed 5 July 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Michael Brophy and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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American Football Association of Ireland | All-Ireland American Football League 1996

 

League Table

P W L T PF PA Pct
Dublin Tornadoes 2 2 0 0 64 6 1.000
Belfast Spartans 1 0 1 0 6 30 .000
Portadown Panthers 1 0 1 0 0 34 .000
Carrickfergus Knights 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Dublin Lightning 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Playoff Results

Date Home Team Away Team
Playoff
01.09.1996 Dublin Lightning 7 Carrickfergus Knights 0
Shamrock Bowl
Dublin Tornadoes 8 Dublin Lightning 26

[2][3]

Regular Season Results

 

Date Home Team Away Team
Week
09.06.1996 Dublin Tornadoes 30 Belfast Spartans 6
Week
08.1996 Dublin Tornadoes 34 Portadown Panthers 0
Week
25.08.1996 Carrickfergus Knights Dublin Tornadoes
25.08.1996 Dublin Lightning Belfast Spartans

[4][5]

Sources

[2] Naughton, L. (1996) “American Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, 22 August 1996, pg. 67.

[3] Naughton, L. (1996) “US Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, 9 September 1996, pg. 65.

[4] Naughton, L. (1996) “US Football – Tornadoes call-up” Evening Herald. Thursday, 1 February 1996, pg. 61.

[5] Naughton, L. (1996) “US Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, 13 June 1996, pg. 71.

Websites

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Michael Brophy and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

About this document

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 February 2019

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