|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|25.08.1991||Belfast Spartans||8||Antrim Bulldogs||14|
|Shamrock Bowl VI|
|29.09.1991||Dublin Celts||66||Belfast Spartans||6|
Regular Season Results
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|11.05.1991||Dublin Tornadoes||7||Belfast Spartans||14|
|11.05.1991||Antrim Bulldogs||32||Newtownabbey Warriors||6|
|19.05.1991||Antrim Bulldogs||32||Dublin Tornadoes||6|
|26.05.1991||Belfast Spartans||54||Newtownabbey Warriors||6|
|26.05.1991||Dublin Tornadoes||Craigavon Cowboys|
|29.05.1991||Antrim Bulldogs||6||Belfast Spartans||6|
|Week 4||2 June 1991|
|02.06.1991||Dublin Celts||13||Antrim Bulldogs||8#|
|09.06.1991||Dublin Tornadoes||W||Newtownabbey Warriors||L|
|09.06.1991||Dublin Celts||W||Belfast Spartans||L|
|13.06.1991||Dublin Tornadoes||12||Dublin Celts||44|
|16.06.1991||Dublin Tornadoes||6||Antrim Bulldogs||0|
|21.06.1991||Belfast Spartans||6||Antrim Bulldogs||27|
|28.06.1991||Dublin Celts||W||Antrim Bulldogs||L|
|11.08.1991||Newtownabbey Warriors||10||Antrim Bulldogs||0|
|11.08.1991||Dublin Tornadoes||6||Belfast Spartans||8|
|08.1991||Dublin Tornadoes||0||Dublin Celts||40|
|Dublin Celts||W||Newtownabbey Warriors||L|
|Belfast Spartans||Dublin Celts|
|Newtownabbey Warriors||Dublin Celts|
|Newtownabbey Warriors||L||Dublin Tornadoes||W|
|Newtownabbey Warriors||Belfast Spartans|
With an All-Ireland American Football League again being played, under the authority of the American Football association of Ireland, after a year where the Dublin Celts played in the NCMMA (British Second Level) and a separate Irish League of American Football in Northern Ireland, the Dublin Celts showed their superiority with a resounding 66-6 win against the Belfast Spartans in the Shamrock Bowl. The Spartans were also using a few guest players from other All-Ireland League teams.
The Dublin Celts had gone through the season undefeated, and the Belfast Spartans and Antrim Bulldogs had both finished on 4-3-1 (Won-Lost-Tied) records, with the Dublin Tornadoes finishing in fourth on 3-5. Newtownabbey Warriors, playing their debut season following the merger of the Carrickfergus Cougars and Coleraine Chieftains, finished bottom and the Craigavon Cowboys had pulled out before the start, leaving a five-team league.
|Dublin Celts||Clontarf, Dublin|
|Dublin Tornadoes||Tallaght Community Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24|
|Belfast Spartans||Musgrave Park, Belfast|
|Antrim Bulldogs||Allen Park, Antrim|
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Thanks to Ronan O’Brien & Paul O’Reilly
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