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Dublin Tornadoes | Irish American Football Team 1987-1996

Dublin Tornadoes Logo

 

IAFL Senior Team 1987-1996

Home Ground: Civil Service Grounds, Islandbridge, Dublin 8/ Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Colours: Blue Jerseys with White and Sky Blue Stripes on Sleeves, Blue Pants, Blue Helmets with White and Sky Blue Stripes

Founded in 1987 in Tallaght. They won the Shamrock Bowl in 1993, 1994 and 1995, the first over Dublin rivals, the Celts. Disbanded after losing the Shamrock Bowl in 1996

 

Links to Year-by-Year Season Reports & Rosters

1995

Map

Year-by-Year Record

YearRegular SeasonPlacePost-SeasonTitlesInternational
 PWLT PWLT PWLT
1987105503rd        
198861504th        
198980803rd        
1990            
19918350        
199264201st1010Div    
1993109011st2200SB    
199465101st1100SB    
199588001st2200SB    
1996            

 

dublin-tornadoes-1993-shamrock-bowl-winners

Dublin Tornadoes – Shamrock Bowl VIII Winners 1993[66]

1987 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
524 MayABelfast GiantsL2-52
631 MayHCraigavon CowboysL0-32
814 JuneACarrickfergus CougarsW22-0
921 JuneHColeraine ChieftansW38-6
1212 JulyADublin CeltsL0-40
1319 JulyHJordanstown JaguarsW1-0 #
152 AugHBangor BuccaneersW32-0
1616 AugAEast Side JetsW1-0 #
1830 AugAEast Side JetsW1-0 #
 

 

1988 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
117 AprHColeraine ChieftansW46-0
21 MayLCraigavon CowboysL0-32
415 MayADublin CeltsL6-14
529 MayHBelfast BlitzersL6-36
612 JuneABelfast BlitzersL0-40
????HCraigavon CowboysL0-1 #
 

 

1989 Results

 

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
17 MayHNI GiantsL0-1 #
321 MayHA26 BulldogsL0-1 #
54 JuneAA26 BulldogsL0-1 #
611 JuneANI GiantsL0-1 #
825 JuneACraigavon CowboysL0-1 #
92 JulyADublin CeltsL0-1 #
109 JulyHBelfast SpartansL0-1 #
????HEast Antrim CougarsL0-1 #
 

 

1990 Results

 

 

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore

 

1991 Results

 

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
111.05.91HBelfast SpartansL6-14
219.05.91AAntrim BulldogsL6-32
 09.06.91HNewtownabbey WarriorsW 
 16.09.91HAntrim BulldogsW6-0
 13.07.91HDublin CeltsL12-44
 08.91HBelfast SpartansL6-8
 08.91HDublin CeltsL0-40
      

 

1992 Results

 

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
1 ABelfast SpartansL13-16
35 JulyHDublin CeltsW22-0
4 HLee Valley SteelersW22-0
519 JulyACraigavon CowboysL0-26
916 AugADrogheda VikingsW16-0
1023 AugHAntrim BulldogsW8-0
SF13 SepHAntrim BulldogsL6-19
 

 

1993 Results

 

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
116 MayHBelfast SpartansW 
412 JuneHDublin CeltsW24-0
519 JuneHCraigavon CowboysT0-0 ot
 4 JulyHBelfast spartansW33-0
 11 JulyHLee Valley SteelersW48-0
 18 JulyALee Valley SteelersW31-0
 22 AugHDublin CeltsW23-7
SF12 SepHBelfast SpartansW20-0
SB VII26 SepNDublin CeltsW19-2

 

1994 Results

 

 

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
121 AprABelfast SpartansW15-6
21 MayHBelfast SpartansW45-6
322 MayHCarrickfergus KnightsL6-7
45 JuneHLurgan Area RaidersW24-2
 14 AugHLurgan Area Raiders  
SB IX25 SepNCarrickfergus KnightsW18-13

 

1995 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
228 MayHDublin LightningW48-6
518 JuneHCarrickfergus KnightsL0-14
79 JulyALurgan Area RaidersW20-0
816 JulyADublin LightningW20-0
923 JulyHLurgan Area Raiders  
SF17 SepHLurgan Area RaidersW60-0
SB X24 SepNCarrickfergus KnightsW34-12

 

1996 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 9 JuneHBelfast SpartansW30-6
 AugHPortadown PanthersW34-0
 25 AugACarrickfergus Knights  
SB XI NDublin LightningL8-26

 

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) Results Section [1988] [Other Kitted] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[4] 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]

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

 

Sources

 

 

[6] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Tornadoes are flying”, Evening Herald. Thursday, April 18, 1991, pg. 56.

[7] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Look out for the Dublin Tornadoes”, Evening Herald. Thursday, May 9, 1991, pg. 55.

[8] Anon. (1991) “TODAY: AMERICAN FOOTBALL”, Irish Press. Saturday, May 11, 1991, pg. 46.

[9] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Spartans supreme”, Evening Herald. Thursday, May 16, 1991, pg. 62.

[10] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Tornadoes all the way”, Evening Herald. Thursday, June 13, 1991, pg. 60.

[11] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Defensive Tornadoes do it”, Evening Herald. Thursday, June 27, 1991, pg. 59.

[12] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: CELTS STAY UNBEATEN”, Evening Herald. Thursday, July 25, 1991, pg. 55.

[13] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Tornadoes toppled!”, Evening Herald. Thursday, August 15, 1991, pg. 44.

[14] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: CELTS TOP LEAGUE”, Evening Herald. Thursday, August 22, 1991, pg. 53.

[15] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Tip-toe around American grid!”, Evening Herald. Thursday, September 26, 1991, pg. 91.

[16] Anon. (1992) “IRISH CHAMPION CELTS STUNG BY BULLDOG SPIRIT”, First Down. July 11, 1992, pg. 17.

[17] Anon. (1992) “Sad Celts are Torn to shreds”, First Down. July 18, 1992, pg. 16.

[18] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Celts blown away”, Evening Herald. Thursday, July 9, 1992, pg. 66

[19] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”, Evening Herald. Thursday, July 16, 1992, pg. 69

[20] Anon. (1992) “Dublin Celts still winless”, First Down. July 25, 1992, pg. 19.

[21] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Tornadoes ko Vikings”, Evening Herald. Thursday, August 20, 1992, pg. 61

[11] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”, Evening Herald. Thursday, August 27, 1992, pg. 61

[15] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Gridiron grief for Dubs!”, Evening Herald. Thursday, September 17, 1992, pg. 76

[16] (1993) Dublin Celts Team Roster 1993. Shamrock Bowl Programme. 26 September.

[17] (1993) Tornadoes Bowl Glory.First Down. 9 October, p. 20.

[18] (1993) Storm Dave Talks Back. First Down. 15 May, p. 18.

[19] (1993) Coast Guard at Sea. First Down. 12 June, p. 17.

[20] (1993) Irish Zeros. First Down. 19 June, p. 21.

[21] Naughton, L. (1993) US Football. Evening Herald. 3 June, p. 61.

[22] Naughton, L. (1993) US Football. Evening Herald. 8 July, p. 65.

[23] Naughton, L. (1993) US Football. Evening Herald. 22 July, p. Sport 1.

[24] (1993) American Football comes to Westport next Sunday. Connaught Telegraph. 30 June, p. 23.

[25] (1993) American Football – A first for Mayo. Mayo News. 30 June, p. 40

[26] Carrickfergus Knights (1994) Knights American Football Club Carrickfergus Shamrock Bowl Programme. Belfast. Aldine Print

[27] Anon. (1994) Dublin Clinch Crown. First Down. 8 October1994. p. 22

[28] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 16 July 1994. p. 19

[29] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 19

[30] Anon. (1994) Lurgan Blank Belfast. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 20

[31] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 2 July 1994. p. 19

[32] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 18 June 1994. p. 19

[33] Anon. (1994) Full Round-Up of BAFA’s Divisions Two and Three. First Down. 7 May 1994. pg. 21

[34] Anon. (1994) Chicago Knights maintain challenge. Carrick Times. 6 June 1994. pg. 60

[35] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes hit!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 21 April 1994 . pg. 54

[36] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 5 May 1994 . pg. 91

[37] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 26 May 1994 . pg. 68

[38] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes turn up the power. Evening Herald. Thursday, 28 July 1994. pg. 55

[39] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 11 August 1994. pg. 44

[40] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes blow Knights away!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 25 August 1994. pg. 50

[41] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 22 September 1994. pg.78

[42] Naughton, L. (1994) US Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 29 September1994. pg.58

[43] Anon (1995) Tornadoes go for three in a row. The Echo. Thursday, 21 September 1995, pg. 48.

[44] Anon (1995) Tornadoes breeze past Carrickfergus to claim third straight Irish title. First Down. 7 October 1995, pg. 21.

[45] Anon (1995) Standings & Fixtures – Irish League. First Down. 29 July 1995, pg. 21.

[46] Anon (1995) Standings & Fixtures – Irish League. First Down. 15 July 1995, pg. 18.

[47] Anon (1995) Irish Update – Tearaway Tornadoes. First Down. 15 July 1995, pg. 18.

[48] Anon (1995) Standings & Fixtures – Irish League. First Down. 1 July 1995, pg. 21.

[49] Anon (1995) Irish League. First Down. 1 July 1995, pg. 21.

[50] Anon (1995) Standings & Fixtures – Irish League. First Down. 24 June 1995, pg. 21.

[51] Anon (1995) Irish League Round-Up – Tornadoes wake up from Knight-mare performance. First Down. 24 June 1995, pg. 21.

[52] Anon (1995) Standings & Fixtures – Irish League. First Down. 17 June 1995, pg. 21.

[53] Anon (1995) Irish League Round-Up – Tornadoes turn up heat. First Down. 17 June 1995, pg. 21.

[54] Anon (1995) Standings & Fixtures – Irish League. First Down. 10 June 1995, pg. 21.

[55] Anon (1995) Irish League Round-Up – Graham’s Five Alive. First Down. 10 June 1995, pg. 21.

[56] Anon (1995) * The Irish League… First Down. 3 June 1995, pg. 18.

[57] Anon (1995) Standings & Fixtures – Irish League. First Down. 15 July 1995, pg. 18.

[58] Anon (1995) Tornadoes smash county rivals. The Echo. Thursday, 20 July 1995, pg. 48.

[59] Anon (1995) Tornadoes blow Lurgan away. The Echo. Thursday, 13 July 1995, pg. 48.

[60] Anon (1995) Tornadoes on the rampage. The Echo. Thursday, 15 June 1995, pg. 46.

[61] Naughton, L. (1996) “American Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, 22 August 1996, pg. 67.

[62] Naughton, L. (1996) “US Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, 9 September 1996, pg. 65.

[63] Naughton, L. (1996) “US Football – Tornadoes call-up” Evening Herald. Thursday, 1 February 1996, pg. 61.

[64] Naughton, L. (1996) “US Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, 13 June 1996, pg. 71.

 

Internet Archive

 

[2] Dublin Tornadoes (1996) Irish American Football League 1995: The League Schedule ’95 / Results in ’95 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19961115060654/http://fiachra.ucd.ie/~alan/american_football.html#main_menu [Accessed 5 July 2017]

 

Images

 

[65] Dublin Tornadoes (1995) Timmy Tornado Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19961115063729im_/http://fiachra.ucd.ie:80/~alan/Icons/American/timmy.gif [Accessed 3 July 2018]

[66] Irish American Football Association (2018) Nostalgia – A look a some pictures from the archives [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171016_165339-1024×768.jpg [Accessed 3 July 2018]

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Rose McCabe

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 9 April 2019

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