|Queens University Belfast Broncos||8||1||7||0||66||277||.125|
Note: Teams tied on winning percentage separated by points scored
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|16.08.1998||Dublin Tigers||30||Craigavon Cowboys||0|
|16.08.1998||Carrickfergus Knights||40||Greystones Rebels||0|
|Shamrock Bowl XIII|
|30.08.1998||Dublin Tigers||14||Carrickfergus Knights||22|
Regular Season Results
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|19.04.1998||Craigavon Cowboys||0||Greystones Rebels||30|
|19.04.1998||Queens University Broncos||0||Carrickfergus Knights||48|
|26.04.1998||Queens University Broncos||6||Greystones Rebels||12|
|26.04.1998||Dublin Tigers||18||Craigavon Cowboys||6|
|10.05.1998||Craigavon Cowboys||8||Carrickfergus Knights||28|
|10.05.1998||Greystones Rebels||6||Dublin Tigers||34|
|17.05.1998||Dublin Tigers||52||Queens University Broncos||6|
|17.05.1998||Carrickfergus Knights||30||Greystones Rebels||0|
|31.05.1998||Queens University Broncos||24||Craigavon Cowboys||39|
|07.06.1998||Carrickfergus Knights||20||Dublin Tigers||20|
|14.06.1998||Greystones Rebels||30||Craigavon Cowboys||0|
|14.06.1998||Carrickfergus Knights||32||Queens University Broncos||0|
|21.06.1998||Greystones Rebels||30||Queens University Broncos||0|
|21.06.1998||Craigavon Cowboys||18||Dublin Tigers||42|
|28.06.1998||Carrickfergus Knights||30||Craigavon Cowboys||0|
|19.07.1998||Queens University Broncos||0||Dublin Tigers||64|
|19.07.1998||Greystones Rebels||0||Carrickfergus Knights||18|
|26.07.1998||Dublin Tigers||26||Carrickfergus Knights||26|
|02.08.1998||Craigavon Cowboys||0||Queens University Broncos||30|
|09.08.1998||Dublin Tigers||36||Greystones Rebels||24|
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.
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.
 Naughton, L. (1998) Tigers roar. Evening Herald. Saturday, 17 October 1998. p. 29.
 Naughton, L. (1998) New season. Evening Herald. Saturday, 29 May 1999. p. 25.
 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]
 Irish american Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 16 April 2018]
 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]
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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