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All-Ireland American Football League 1994

League Table

PWLTPFPAPct
*Dublin Tornadoes651012835.833
*Carrickfergus Knights43105534.750
Lurgan Area Raiders52304864.400
Belfast Spartans505021119.000
All-Ireland American Football League Standings 1994 [Ref: Compiled from: 1-25]

*Qualify for Playoffs.

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Shamrock Bowl IX Venue: Newry
25.09.1994Dublin Tornadoes18Carrickfergus Knights13
All-Ireland American Football League Standings 1994 [Ref: Compiled from: 2-3]

Regular Season Results

Away Team

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
21.04.1994Belfast Spartans6Dublin Tornadoes15
Week 2
01.05.1994Dublin Tornadoes45Belfast Spartans6
Week 3
15.05.1994Carrickfergus Knights15Lurgan Area Raiders6
Week 4
22.05.1994Dublin Tornadoes6Carrickefergus Knights7
Week 5
29.05.1994Belfast Spartans2Carrickfergus Knights26
Week 6
05.06.1994Dublin Tornadoes24Lurgan Area Raiders2
Week 7
.06.1994Lurgan Area Raiders13Belfast Spartans6
Week 8
02.07.1994Belfast Spartans0Lurgan Area Raiders20
Week 9
17.07.1994Carrickfergus Knights7Dublin Tornadoes20
Week 10
14.08.1994Lurgan Area Raiders7Dublin Tornadoes18
All-Ireland American Football League Regular Season Results 1994 [Ref: 1-25]

Report

The Dublin Tornadoes won their second Shamrock Bowl in a row, beating Carrickfergus Knights 18-13 in SB IX in Newry on the 25th of September 1994. They had only lost one game all season, to the Knights, going 5-1, with Carrickfergus also only losing to the Tornadoes. Lurgan Area Raiders, who had sprung up out of the ashes of the Craigavon Cowboys, won two matches, with the Belfast Spartans finishing bottom of the four team league.

The Knights were an unknown quantity coming into the season, having developed from the Prospect Pumas Junior Kitted team, which had been formed in Carrickfergus in 1988. The Dublin Celts folded after Shamrock Bowl VIII and the Lee Valley Steelers from Cork, had also dropped after the 1993 season out leaving the league at four teams.

About

The 1994 season was the ninth season of the Irish American Football League, and the fifth under the Authority of the American Football Association of Ireland as the All-Ireland American Football League. There were four teams in the League, down from six in 1993. The League played a balanced home & away schedule for 6 regulsr season games. the top two qualified for the Shamrock Bowl.

New Teams: Lurgan Area Raiders (replaced Craigavon Cowboys in Mid-Ulster)

Non-Returning Teams: Craigavon Cowboys, Dublin Celts, Lee Valley Steelers.

References

Sources

[2] Carrickfergus Knights (1994) Knights American Football Club Carrickfergus Shamrock Bowl Programme. Belfast. Aldine Print

[3] Anon. (1994) Dublin Clinch Crown. First Down. 8 October1994. p. 22

[4] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 16 July 1994. p. 19

[5] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 19

[6] Anon. (1994) Lurgan Blank Belfast. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 20

[7] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 2 July 1994. p. 19

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[9] Anon. (1994) Full Round-Up of BAFA’s Divisions Two and Three. First Down. 7 May 1994. pg. 21

[10] Anon. (1994) Chicago Knights maintain challenge. Carrick Times. 6 June 1994. pg. 60

[11] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes hit!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 21 April 1994 . pg. 54

[12] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 5 May 1994 . pg. 91

[13] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 26 May 1994 . pg. 68

[14] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes turn up the power. Evening Herald. Thursday, 28 July 1994. pg. 55

[15] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 11 August 1994. pg. 44

[16] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes blow Knights away!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 25 August 1994. pg. 50

[17] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 22 September 1994. pg.78

[18] Naughton, L. (1994) US Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 29 September 1994. pg.58

[19] Anon. (1994) “Gridiron” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, April 27, 1994 pg. 29 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[20] Anon. (1994) “Gridiron” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, May 11, 1994 pg. 25 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[21] Anon. (1994) “Gridiron” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, May 18, 1994 pg. 29 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[22] Anon. (1994) “Gridiron” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, June 8, 1994 pg. 25 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[23] Anon. (1994) “Gridiron” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, June 15, 1994 pg. 27 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[24] Anon. (1994) “Gridiron” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, July 6, 1994 pg. 25 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[25] Anon. (1994) “Gridiron” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, July 20, 1994 pg. 23 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

Websites

[26] Irish American Football Association (2007) History | Celts v Tornadoes 1994 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl//images/teamphotos/hist4.gif [accessed 18 May 2020][Adjusted]

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

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 May 2020

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