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Irish American Football Association | Irish American Football League 2006

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League Table

 PWLTPFPAPts
*Dublin Rebels88002673616
*Carrickfegus Knights862016811512
*University of Limerick Vikings85211565411
*Cork Admirals84311841079
Dublin Dragons8242821236
Belfast Bulls83501422016
Dublin City University Saints81701253242
North Dublin Marshals81701293032

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Playoff Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
06.08.2006Dublin Rebels58Cork Admirals22
06.08.2006Carrickfergus Knights25UL Vikings30
 Shamrock Bowl XX (Sportslink, Santry, Dublin)
20.08.2006Dublin Rebels44UL Vikings12

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Regular Season Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Week 1   
12.03.2006UL Vikings20Belfast Bulls0
 Week 2   
19.03.2006UL Vikings58DCU Saints0
 Week 3   
26.03.2006Belfast Bulls0Dublin Rebels30
26.03.2006UL Vikings12Dublin Dragons0
 Week 4   
02.04.2006Carrickfergus Knights23Cork Admirals30
02.04.2006Dublin Rebels24UL Vikings6
 Week 5   
09.04.2006DCU Saints41North Dublin Marshals45
09.04.2006Dublin Dragons6UL Vikings6
 Week 6   
22.04.2006North Dublin Marshals6UL Vikings22
23.04.2006DCU Saints14Carrickfergus Knights36
23.04.2006Dublin Dragons6Cork Admirals6
 Week 7   
30.04.2006Belfast Bulls40North Dublin Marshals38
30.04.2006UL Vikings20Cork Admirals0
 Week 8   
06.05.2006North Dublin Marshals0Dublin Dragons30
07.05.2006DCU Saints12Dublin Rebels42
07.05.2006Carrickfergus Knights18UL Vikings12
 Week 9   
28.05.2006Cork Admirals66North Dublin Marshals8
28.05.2006Dublin Rebels34Carrickfergus Knights0
 Week 10   
04.06.2006Cork Admirals6Carrickfergus Knights24
 Week 11   
11.06.2006Belfast Bulls32Dublin Dragons6
11.06.2006North Dublin Marshals32DCU Saints44
 Week 12   
18.06.2006Carrickfergus Knights24Belfast Bulls12
18.06.2006Cork Admirals6Dublin Rebels20
 Week 13   
25.06.2006North Dublin Marshals0Dublin Rebels30
25.06.2006Belfast Bulls58DCU Saints0
 Week 14   
02.07.2006Carrickfergus Knights30North Dublin Marshals0
02.07.2006Dublin Dragons25DCU Saints8
 Week 15   
09.07.2006Dublin Rebels41Belfast Bulls0
 Week 16   
16.07.2006DCU Saints6Cork Admirals28
16.07.2006Dublin Rebels46Dublin Dragons12
 Week 17   
23.07.2006Dublin Dragons7Carrickfergus Knights13
23.07.2006Cork Admirals42Belfast Bulls0

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2 Pts Win / 1 Pts Tie / 0 Loss

Home Venues

TeamHome Venue
Belfast BullsVictoria Park, Belfast City
Carrickfergus KnightsWoodburn Road, Carrickfergus
Cork AdmiralsPfizers Sports Club, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork
DCU SaintsALSAA, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport
Dublin City MarshalsIveagh Grounds, Crumlin, Dublin City
Dublin DragonsLucan Community Centre, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Dublin RebelsSportslink, Santry, Dublin
University of Limerick VikingsUL Sports Grounds, Limerick City

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Report

Shamrock Bowl XX 2006 – Dublin Rebels (Black) 44 University of Limerick Vikings (Blue) 12 [Reference: 5]

The 2006 Irish American Football League season featured 8 teams, an increase of two on the previous seson with the addition of the North Dublin Marshals and DCU Saints – the most since the first full season in 1987.

Dublin Rebels showed why they were the top Irish side, going through the season undefeated, winning both their Semi-Final and Shamrock Bowl by a wide margin. Second place in the League was a tussle between the Carrickfergus Knights, who finished 6-2 and UL Vikings, finishing on 5-2-1, and when these two sides met in the Semi_Finals, it was UL who came out on top in a close encounter, winning 30-25. They were no match for the Rebels, however, losing 44-12 in the Shamrock Bowl.

The fourth playoff spot went to Cork Admirals, on a 4-3-1 record, but despite putting up a great offensive display in the Semi-Finals against the Dublin Rebels, their defense had no answer to the Rebels firepower, as they went down 58-22.

The bottom half of the table saw the Dublin Dragons and Belfast Trojans finish on .375, with the Dragons scoring an unusual two ties. The DCU Saints and North Dublin Marshals managed one win each in their inaugural seasons.

The story of the year, however, was undoubtedly the Rebels fine display all season, with no team proving a match for them on the field, and their 32-point margin of victory in the Shamrock Bowl was the fourth-highest ever, after the lop-sided Carrickfergus win over UL Vikings in 2002 (66-0) and two 40+ point victories for the Dublin Celts in the early 1990s.

Shamrock Bowl XX Logo [Reference: 4]

References

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Websites

[2] Irish American Football Association (2006) 2006 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2006results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 16 April 2018]

Images

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

[4] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) Shamrock Bowl XX Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117040541im_/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/e107_images/2006/sbxxlogo.jpg [Accessed 11 November 2019]

[5] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) Dublin Rebels v UL Vikings – Shamrock Bowl XX [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117040541im_/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/e107_images/2006/Pic14.jpg [Accessed 11 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tim Leadingham, Tallaght Outlaws.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 11 November 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and IEirball 2019

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