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Belfast / NI Giants | Irish American Football Team 1987-1990

IAFL Senior Team 1987-1990

Home Ground: Shane Park, Belfast

Colours: Red / Blue / Blue

Career Record: (W-L-T) 12-7-0 / Regular Season 12-6-0 / Post-Season 0-1-0

History: Played in the first full IAFL season in 1987, and in the Combined Gridiron League of Great Britain and Ireland (CGL) in 1989, reaching the playoffs in 1987 before losing to eventual Shamrock bowl champions Dublin Celts, and posting a winning record both seasons. Disbanded acrimoniously after Pre-Season in 1990.

Name Changes: Belfast Giants 1987 / NI Giants 1989

Home Venue Map

Year-by-Year Record

Year Regular Season Post-Season International
Lge P W L T Pct P W L T Chp P W L T
1987 IAFL 10 7 3 0 .667 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CGL 8 5 3 0 .625 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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1987 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
3 10.05.87 A Bangor Buccaneers W 27-0
4 17.05.87 A Dublin Celts L 0-13
5 24.05.87 H Dublin Tornadoes W 52-2
7 07.06.87 H Carrickfergus Cougars W 9-6
8 14.06.87 A East Side Jets W 46-0
9 21.06.87 A Belfast Spartans p-p
13 19.07.87 A Coleraine Chieftans W 12-0
15 02.08.87 A Belfast Blitzers L 3-38
16 16.08.87 H Craigavon Cowboys L 0-13
19 06.09.87 A Jordanstown Jaguars W 1-0 #
19 06.09.87 A Belfast Spartans W 1-0 #
SF 12.09.87 A Dublin Celts L 0-43

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1989 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
1 07.05.89 A Dublin Tornadoes W 1-0 #
2 14.05.89 A Antrim Bulldogs L 0-6
3 20.05.89 A Craigavon Cowboys L 13-19
4 28.05.89 H Dublin Celts L 19-43
6 11.06.89 H Dublin Tornadoes W 1-0 #
7 17.06.89 A East Antrim Cougars W 46-6
9 02.07.89 H Belfast Spartans W 30-3
10 09.07.89 H Antrim Bulldogs L 7-13

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Websites

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Britball Now (2016) Historial League Tables [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/historical-league-tables-in/ [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[4]Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[5] Britball Now (2016) Giants NI [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/Giants.htm [Accessed 4 July 2018]

[6] Anon. (1990) “Cowboys riding high..” Sunday Life. August 5, 1990. pg. 43

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association. Thanks also to Dara Connolly-Mulcahy

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 7 April 2019

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