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Irish American Football Association | Irish American Football League 2004

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League Table

 

P W L T PF PA Pct
*Dublin Rebels 8 7 1 0 300 88 38
*Carrickfergus Knights 8 6 1 1 289 81 37
*Belfast Bulls 8 4 3 1 161 107 33
*Dublin Dragons 8 3 5 0 91 229 30
Cork Admirals 8 3 5 0 124 281 27
University of Limerick Vikings 8 0 8 0 35 213 21

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Playoff Results

 

Date Home Team Away Team
Semi-Finals
15.08.2004 Dublin Rebels 38 Dublin Dragons 12
15.08.2004 Carrickfergus Knights 23 Belfast Bulls 0
Shamrock Bowl XVIII
29.08.2004 Carrickfergus Knights 22 Dublin Rebels 24

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Regular Season Results

 

Date Home Team Away Team
Week 1
29.02.2004 UL Vikings 5 Cork Admirals 19
Week 2
07.03.2004 Dublin Dragons 8 UL Vikings 7
Week 3
21.03.2004 Belfast Bulls 0 Carrickfergus Knights 19
Week 4
28.03.2004 UL Vikings 9 Dublin Dragons 18
Week 5
04.04.2004 Dublin Rebels 50 UL Vikings 0
08.04.2004 Cork Admirals 13 UL Vikings 0
Week 6
18.04.2004 UL Vikings 0 # Dublin Rebels 30
18.04.2004 Belfast Bulls 20 Dublin Dragons 12
Week 7
25.04.2004 Carrickfergus Knights 47 UL Vikings 7
25.04.2004 Dublin Dragons 26 Cork Admirals 12
Week 8
09.05.2004 UL Vikings 7 Belfast Bulls 28
09.05.2004 Carrickfergus Knights 42 Dublin Rebels 14
Week 9
16.05.2004 Cork Admirals 0 Carrickfergus Knights 60
Week 10
23.05.2004 Dublin Rebels 12 Dublin Dragons 6
06.06.2004 Belfast Bulls 30 Cork Admirals 0 #
Week 11
13.06.2004 Cork Admirals 12 Dublin Rebels 88
Week 12
20.06.2004 Dublin Dragons 0 Belfast Bulls 35
20.06.2004 Dublin Rebels 26 Carrickfergus Knights 12
Week 13
04.07.2004 Carrickfergus Knights 20 Belfast Bulls 13
Week 14
11.07.2004 Dublin Rebels 52 Cork Admirals 0
Week 15
18.07.2004 Cork Admirals 68 Dublin Dragons 20
Week 16
25.07.2004 Dublin Dragons 0 Carrickfergus Knights 66
Week 17
01.08.2004 Carrickfergus Knights 21 Belfast Bulls 21
Week 18
08.08.2004 Belfast Bulls 14 Dublin Rebels 28

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5 Pts Win / 4 Pts Tie / 3 Loss / 0 Pts Forfeit #

 

Report

 

The 2004 IAFL season featured 6 teams as Divisions 1 & 2 from 2003 were merged into one 11-man League, with Belfast Bulls & UL Vikings making the step up from the 8-man Division 2, and only Craigavon Cowboys remaining as an 8-man team with 2nds teams.

Dublin Rebels and Carrickfergus Knights again proved the top teams, losing only to each other as the Rebels finished on 7-1 and the Knights on 6-1-1. Joining them in the playoffs were the Belfast Bulls, with an impressive 4-3-1 record in their first season in this level, and the Dublin Dragons who finished ahead of Cork Admirals on a tie-breaker, both teams finishing 3-5. UL Vikings struggled and finished bottom, losing all 8 matches.

The Semi-Finals finished with predictable wins for the Dublin Rebels (38-12 against Dublin Dragons) and Carrickfergus Knights (23-0 over Belfast Bulls), and Shamrock Bowl XVIII proved a thriller, with the Rebels edging the contest 24-22 in a see-saw battle, which was the closest margin of victory since the Dublin Celts beat the Antrim Bulldogs 7-6 in 1989.

References

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Websites

 

[1] Irish American Football Association (2003) IAFL Logo [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/images/logo.gif [Accessed 11 December 2017]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2004) 2004 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2004results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association, and Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels.

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 4 March 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.

 

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