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Northern Ireland Junior American League 1988

League Table

 PWLTPFPAPct
Antrim Cobras11003001.000
Ballymena Wolfhounds1010030.000
*Belfast Junior Spartans
*City Colts
*Peel Crusaders
Prospect Pumas
Northern Ireland Junior American League Standings 1988 [Ref: Compiled from 1-5]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
24.07.1988City Colts6Belfast Junior Spartans0
1988Peel CrusadersW
Junior BowlOld Belvedere RFC, Dublin
20.08.1988Peel Crusaders20City Colts26 (3ot)
Northern Ireland Junior American League Playoffs 1988 [Ref: 3]

Regular Season Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Week 1   
09.05.1988Antrim Cobras30Ballymena Wolfhounds0
Week
1988City ColtsPeel Crusaders
Northern Ireland Junior American League Regular Season Results 1988 [Ref: 1; 4-5]

Report

The Northern Ireland Junior American League (Two-Touch American Football – a version of Flag Football) played its first season in 1988, with at least six teams: City Colts (the Junior team of the Belfast / Tennents Giants); Belfast Junior Spartans; Antrim Cobras (the Junior team of the A26 Bulldogs); Prospect Pumas (Carrickfergus team that became the Carrickfergus Knights Senior Kitted team in 1994); Ballymena Wolfhounds; and the Peel Crusaders from the Isle of Man.

The City Colts won their Semi-Final 6-0 against the Belfast Junior Spartans, played in Newtownards, thanks to an interception return for touchdown by Cornerback Stan McDowell. They met the Peel Crusaders in the Final, played in Old Belvedere Rugby Club in Dublin, on 20 August 1988, where they won 26-20 after three periods of overtime.

City Colts after their victory over Belfast Junior Spartans in the NIJAL Semi-Final in 1988 [Ref: 3]

Home Venues

TeamHome Venue
Antrim CobrasAllen Park, Antrim
Northern Ireland Junior American League Home Venues 1988 [Ref: 1]

References

Media

[1] mistermo – You Tube Channel (2012) Antrim Cobras 1988 – [5:35] 18-0 to Antrim Cobras / [8:08] Antrim TD 24-0 / [9:10] Antrim TD 30-0 / [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlR8kI96Lcs [Accessed 18 July 2018]

Newspapers

[2] Anon. (1988) “Picture Caption” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, February 23, 1988. pg 11. [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[3] Anon. (1988) “Picture Caption” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, July 26, 1988. pg 28-29. [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[4] Saddened American Footballer’s Dad, Belfast. (1988) “Letters: American Football” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, July 7, 1988. pg 9. [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[5] Anon. (1988) “Letters : Use of Mouth Guard Important” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, September 6, 1988. pg 9. [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

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About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 April 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

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