|University of Limerick Vikings||8||3||5||0||96||174||6|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|14.08.2005||Belfast Bulls||31||Cork Admirals||0|
|14.08.2005||Dublin Rebels||26||Carrickfergus Knights||20|
|Shamrock Bowl XIX||(Grafton Arena, Belfast)|
|28.08.2005||Belfast Bulls||19||Dublin Rebels||26|
Regular Season Results
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|20.02.2005||UL Vikings||0||Dublin Rebels||30|
|06.03.2005||Belfast Bulls||16||UL Vikings||8|
|13.03.2005||Belfast Bulls||22||Dublin Rebels||14|
|13.03.2005||UL Vikings||26||Cork Admirals||22|
|20.03.2005||Dublin Dragons||0||UL Vikings||28|
|03.04.2005||Cork Admirals||22||Carrickfergus Knights||46|
|03.04.2005||UL Vikings||20||Dublin Dragons||0|
|10.04.2005||UL Vikings||0||Belfast Bulls||14|
|17.04.2005||Cork Admirals||p||UL Vikings||p|
|17.04.2005||Dublin Rebels||8||Carrickfergus Knights||8|
|24.04.2005||Dublin Dragons||0||Belfast Bulls||23|
|24.04.2005||Carrickfergus Knights||54||UL Vikings||14|
|22.05.2005||Carrickfergus Knights||0||Belfast Bulls||30|
|22.05.2005||Dublin Rebels||34||Cork Admirals||20|
|29.05.2005||Dublin Rebels||50||Dublin Dragons||0|
|05.06.2005||Belfast Bulls||20||Cork Admirals||0|
|12.06.2005||Carrickfergus Knights||32||Dublin Rebels||20|
|19.06.2005||Dublin Dragons||0||Cork Admirals||6|
|03.07.2005||Belfast Bulls||19||Carrickfergus Knights||8|
|10.07.2005||Dublin Dragons||8||Dublin Rebels||52|
|17.07.2005||Cork Admirals||54||Dublin Dragons||0|
|24.07.2005||Dublin Rebels||26||Belfast Bulls||0|
|24.07.2005||Cork Admirals||12||Carrickfergus Knights||62|
|31.07.2005||Carrickfergus Knights||68||Dublin Dragons||0|
|31.07.2005||Cork Admirals||38||UL Vikings||0|
Note: 2 Pts Win, 1 Pts Tie, 0 Loss
The 2005 IAFL season featured the same 6 teams as in 2004.
The Belfast Bulls showed how far they had come in such a short time, going 7-1 to claim the league title, ahead of the Dublin Rebels & Carrickfergus Knights on 5-2-1. Joining them in the playoffs were the Cork Admirals, who finished ahead of the much improved UL Vikings on tie-breaker after both teams had finished 3-5. Dublin Dragons propped up the table, losing all 8 matches.
Belfast Bulls won through to the Shamrock Bowl with a relatively easy win over the Cork Admirals, while the other Semi_Final was a thriller yet again between the Carrickfergus Knights and Dublin Rebels, with the Rebels winning 26-20.
The Shamrock Bowl itself was to prove a case of experience over youth, with the Rebels coming out on top 26-19 in another thriller against the Belfast Bulls.
 Irish American Football Association (2003) IAFL Logo [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/images/logo.gif [Accessed 11 December 2017]
 Irish American Football Association (2005) 2005 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2005results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]
 Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 16 April 2018]
 American Football Ireland Facebook (2020) Photo, May 6, 2020: Shamrock Bowl XIX Logo “This weeks Shamrock Bowl throwback will be the 2005 nail bitter between the Dublin Rebels and the Belfast Bulls which was played at Deramore Park in Belfast. “ [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/96526942_3230254000341811_5182193439252414464_n.png?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=QytfUYiPaiIAX8thM08&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=f1db650dec2092d9b34a6bdb496cbea8&oe=5EE26B90 [Accessed 15 May 2020]
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.
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