|Main Street Spartans||1||1||0||0||18||0||1.000|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Final||Musgrave Park, Belfast|
|25.08.1991||Belfast Spartans||33||Ballymena Wofhounds||26|
Regular Season Results
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Week 1||Musgrave Pk, Belfast|
|23.06.1991||Ballymena Wolfhounds||21||Prospect Pumas||6|
|23.06.1991||Main Street Spartans||18||Brownlow Bandits||0 #|
|21.07.1991||Ballymena Wolfhounds||26||Prospect Pumas||6|
|03.08.1991||Ballymena Wolfhounds||Main Street Spartans|
|10.08.1991||Prospect Pumas||0||Ballymena Wolfhounds||32|
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.
 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]
 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]
 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.
 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.
 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.
Thanks to Scott Nicolson (Prospect Pumas)
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