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Northern Ireland Junior American League 1991

League Table

 PWLTPFPAPct
Ballymena Wolfhounds330079121.000
Main Street Spartans11001801.000
Brownlow Bandits1010018.000
Prospect Pumas30301279.000
Northern Ireland Junior American League Standings 1991 [Ref: Compiled from 1-2; 4]

Playoff Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final Musgrave Park, Belfast 
25.08.1991Belfast Spartans33Ballymena Wofhounds26
Northern Ireland Junior American League Junior Bowl 1991 [Ref: 3; 5]

Regular Season Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
Week 1Musgrave Pk, Belfast
23.06.1991Ballymena Wolfhounds21Prospect Pumas6
23.06.1991Main Street Spartans 18Brownlow Bandits0 #
Week 2
21.07.1991Ballymena Wolfhounds26Prospect Pumas6
Week 3
03.08.1991Ballymena Wolfhounds Main Street Spartans 
Week 4
10.08.1991Prospect Pumas0Ballymena Wolfhounds32
Northern Ireland Junior American League Regular Season Results 1991 [Ref: 1-6]

Report

The Northern Ireland Junior American League was a Coed (Mixed) Two-Touch American Football League for 14-18 year olds in Northern Ireland that was formed in 1988, and became a Junior Kitted League in 1991. Two-Touch is a version of Flag Football that was popular among Junior sides in Ireland and Britain in the late 1980s before Flags were brought in from America. The ball carrier is tackled by placing two hands on him or her. The Kitted League was played under DV8 rules – 8v8 Contact, Tackle American Football

The 1991 NIJAL League was won by the Main Street Spartans (Junior side of the Belfast Spartans) 33-26 in a thriller over Ballymena Wolfhounds, played at Musgrave Park, Belfast. Niall Neeson, the Wolfhounds Quarterback attempted a deep throw in the dying seconds, with the Spartans leading 33-26, but the pass was intercepted, ending the game.

References

Social Media

[1] Ballymena Wolfhounds Facebook Page (2011) Video March 22, 2011: “next video will be wolfhounds v spartans at musgrave park here’s a clip to get us started
“[Fixture/Date @ -0;16]
[Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/197431286956389/videos/196681000352614/ [Accessed 13 November 2018]

[2] Ballymena Wolfhounds Facebook Page (2011) Video March 31, 2011:”part 4″ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/197431286956389/videos/198665083487539/https://www.facebook.com/197431286956389/videos/198665083487539/ [Accessed 13 November 2018]

[3] Ballymena Wolfhounds Facebook Page (2011) Video: [Finals Score BW 26 SP 33 @ -0:05 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 November 2018]

Newspapers

[4] Anon. (1991) “Abandoned” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, June 24, 1991. pg. 27 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[5] Anon. (1991) “Buldogs tied up”Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 12, 1991. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[6] Anon. (1991) “Spartans win Junior crown after thriller” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 26, 1991. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Scott Nicolson (Prospect Pumas)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 August 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2020

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