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IAFL Division 1 2002

  P W L T PF PA Pts
*University of Limerick Vikings 6 5 1 0 72 64 10
*Carrickfergus Knights 6 4 2 0 167 46 8
Dublin Dragons 6 2 4 0 54 95 4
Dublin Rebels 6 1 5 0 40 128 2

[9]

Date Home Team   Away Team  
  Shamrock Bowl XVI      
16.06.02 UL Vikings 0 Carrickfergus Knights 66

[9]

Regular Season

 

Week 1, 17 March 2002

 

Dublin Rebels 0 Dublin Dragons 6 – The first Touchdown in the 2002 IAFL was caught by Gavin O’Reilly of the Dublin Dragons from Rob Olwill to give the Dragons a shock win over the defending Champions Dublin Rebels.

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 6 0 0 0 6
Dublin Rebels 0 0 0 0 0
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
DRA – O’Reilly 60 yd Pass from Olwill 6-0

Reference: [5]

Week 2, 24 March 2002

 

UL Vikings 12 Carrickfergus Knights 6 – In Week 2, two runs from Thomas Conneely gave UL Vikings victory over Carrickfergus Knights. QB Stephen McDowell opened the scoring in the first quarter for the Knights, leading them on an impressive drive, ending a short Touchdown pass to Ian McIlroy. The Knights threatened throughout the first half but the Vikings managed to keep them from scoring again. The Limerick students were much better in the second half, putting together an 80-yard drive to set up a 12-yard Touchdown run by Tommy Conneely, who scored again with a 66-yard run this time, after a Knights punt gave the Vikings back the ball. Defense held strong for the Vikings, led by American Beau D’Arcy, who intercepted the ball on his own 15-yard line to prevent an equalising score from Carrickfergus. [17]

At University of Limerick Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Carrickfergus Knights 6 0 0 0 6
University of Limerick Vikings 0 0 12 0 12
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
CAR – Ian McIlroy 17yd Pass from Stephen McDowell 6-0
3rd Quarter  
ULV – Tommy Conneely 8yd Run 6-6
ULV – Tommy Conneely 66yd Run 6-12

Reference: [4]
[8]

Week 3, 7 April 2002

UL Vikings 12 Dublin Dragons 6 – Conneely was again on the scorers list in Week 3, scoring the winning TD Run, as the Vikings won for the second week in a row.

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 0 0 6 0 6
University of Limerick Vikings 6 0 0 6 12
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
ULV – Andy Cokers 30yd Int Return 0-6
3rd Quarter  
DRA – Vinny O’Connell 3yd Run 6-6
4th Quarter  
ULV – Tommy Conneely 12yd Run 6-12

Reference: [5]
[8][10]

Week 4, 12 April 2002

 

UL Vikings 12 Dublin Rebels 6 – UL won 12-6 again in the fourth week, Quarterback Tim Dutter sneaking in for two runs to see the Vikings home against the Rebels.

At Univeristy of Limerick Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Rebels 0 0 6 0 6
University of Limerick Vikings 6 0 0 6 12
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
ULV – Tim Dudder 6-yd Run 0-6
2nd Quarter  
No Scoring 0-6
3rd Quarter  
REB – Faichney 31yd Pass from Blood 6-6
4th Quarter  
ULV – Tim Dudder 3yd Run 6-12

Reference: [8]
[11]

Week 5, 21 April 2002

 

Carrickfergus Knights 18 Dublin Dragons 6At Woodburn RFC, Carrickfergus -Carrickfergus Knights got started in week 5, winning 18-6 over the Dragons, scoring with an Ian McIlroy Pass from Stephen McDowell, Run from Pete Watt and Interception Return from Harris in a total team performance.

At Woodburn RFC, Carrickfergus Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 0 6 0 0 6
Carrickfergus Knights 6 6 6 0 18
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
CAR – Mark Harris, Fumble Return 0-6
2nd Quarter  
CAR – Pete Watt 6yd Run 0-12
DRA – Ulli Zinnecker 4yd Run 6-12
3rd Quarter  
CAR – Ian McIlroy 37yd Pass from Stephen McDowell 6-18

Reference: [5]
[12]

Week 6, 28 April 2004

Dublin Rebels 8 UL Vikings 22 – In Week 6, the Rebels lost again, going down 22-8 to the Vikings, who also put in a total team performance – Conneely scoring on a TD Run, Wesley Galt receiving a TD Pass from Dutter and Andy Coker scoring his second fumble recovery of the season. Marcus Naylor scored the consolation TD for the Rebels.

At Dublin Rebels Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
University of Limerick Vikings 14 0 0 8 22
Dublin Rebels 0 0 8 0 8
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
ULV – Coker Fumble Recovery 6-0
ULV – Galt 24yd Pass from Tim Dudder, Tommy Conneely 2xpt 14-0
3rd Quarter  
ULV – Tommy Conneely 13yd Run, Tommy Conneely 2xpt 22-0
4th Quarter  
REB – Marcus Naylor 1yd Run, Marcus Naylor 2xpt 22-8

Reference: [5]
[8]

Week 7, 5 May 2002

 

Carrickgfergus Knights 36 Dublin Rebels 6At Woodburn RFC, Carrickfergus – In Week 7, Carrickfergus Knights let rip against the Rebels, scoring on two TD Passes from McDowell to McIlroy, and three rushing TDs, from McDowell, Shaw and Watt, with the Rebels only mustering a single TD from Brian Dennehy in reply.

At Woodburn RFC, Carrickfergus Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Rebels 0 0 6 0 6
Carrickfergus Knights 8 14 8 6 36
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
CAR – Pete Watt 6yd Run, C.McDowell 2xpt 0-8
2nd Quarter  
CAR – Ian McIlroy 40 yd Pass from Stephen McDowell, C. McDowell 2xpt 0-16
CAR – McIlroy 1yd Pass from Stephen McDowell 0-22
3rd Quarter  
REB – Dennehy 1yd Run, 2xpt good 8-22
CAR – Stephen McDowell 1yd Run, Watt 2xpt 8-30
4t h Quarter  
CAR – Shaw Run 8-36

Reference: [5]

Week 8, 12 May 2002

 

UL Vikings 14 Carrickfergus Knights 6At UL Sports Grounds, Limerick – Week 8 was another close UL Vikings – Carrickfergus match-up with Wesley Galt opening the scoring for the Vikings on a 36 yard Pass from Dutter. Pete Watt’s run levelled the scores with both TDs converted for two points. The winning score came in the fourth quarter, Cosgrave going in for UL.

At UL Sports Grounds, Limerick Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Carrickfergus Knights 0 0 8 0 8
University of Limerick Vikings 8 0 0 6 14
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
ULV – Galt, 36yd Pass from Dutter, Conneely, 2xpt 0-8
3rd Quarter  
CAR – Watt, 2yd Run, McDowell 2xpt 8-8
4th Quarter  
ULV – Cosgrave, 1yd Run 8-14

Reference: [1]

Week 9, 19 May 2002

Dublin Dragons 30 UL Vikings 0
Forfeited by University of Limerick Vikings due to players focusing on exams.

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
University of Limerick Vikings 0
Dublin Dragons 30
Scorers Score
Forfeited by University of Limerick Vikings 0-30

Week 10, 26 May 2002

Carrickfergus Knights 46 Dublin Rebels 6 -Pete Watt was the outstanding player in the Week 10 game between Carrickfergus Knights and the Dublin Rebels, scoring four TD Runs as the Knights were beginning to stamp their dominance on the league, winning 46-6.

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Rebels         6
Carrickfergus Knights         46
Scorers Score
CAR – Pete Watt Run  
CAR – Pete Watt Run  
CAR – Pete Watt Run  
CAR – Pete Watt Run  
CAR – Dimple Pass from Stephen McDowell  
CAR – Clint McDowell Pass from Stephen McDowell  
CAR – Ian McIlroy 2xpt  
CAR – Paul McKillop 2xpt  

Reference: [13]

Week 11, 2 June 2002

Carrickfergus Knights 53 Dublin Dragons 0 – Carrickfergus again showed why they were noew the team to be reckoned with as they thrashed the Dublin Dragons 53-0 in Week 11. Clint McDowell scored on two Runs, McIlroy ran in two TDs and caught another, while McKillop, Robinson and Dimple also got on the scoresheet.

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 0 0 0 0 0
Carrickfergus Knights 20 14 0 19 53
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
CAR – Clint McDowell 41yd Run 0-6
CAR – McKillop 28yd Pass from Stephen McDowell 0-12
CAR – Dimple 13yd Run, Clint McDowell 2xpt 0-20
2nd Quarter  
CAR – Clint McDowell 45yd Run 0-26
CAR – Safety – Punt snapped out of endzone 0-28
CAR – Ian McIlroy 34yd Run 0-34
4th Quarter  
CAR – Ian McIlroy 15yd Run 0-40
CAR – Ian McIlroy 21yd Pass from Stephen McDowell, Stephen McDowell xpt kick 0-47
CAR – Scott Robinson 27yd Int Return 0-53

Reference: [6]
[16]

Week 12, 9 June 2002

Dublin Rebels 12 Dublin Dragons 6 – – In Week 12, the Rebels finally won, 12-6 over the Dragons, in a game decided by the odd interception return for a TD in three.

At Civil Service Grounds, Islandbridge, D8 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 0 6 0 0 6
Dublin Rebels 0 6 0 6 12
Scorers Score
2nd Quarter  
DRA – Ulli Zinnecker, 20yd Int Return 6-0
REB – Mark Slater, 24yd Int Return 6-6
4th Quarter  
REB – Travis Lawson, 54yd Int Return 6-12

Reference: [2]
[14]

Final League Table

  P W L T PF PA Pct
*University of Limerick Vikings 6 5 1 0 72 64 10
*Carrickfergus Knights 6 4 2 0 167 46 8
Dublin Dragons 6 2 4 0 54 95 4
Dublin Rebels 6 1 5 0 40 128 2

[7][9]

Shamrock Bowl XVI

UL Vikings 0 Carrickfergus Knights 66University Bowl, Limerick The Shamrock Bowl was a blowout, Carrickfergus Knights winning 66-0, with Clint McDowell scoring three TDs, Paul McKillop and Shaw two each, and Watt and McIlroy also Running into the Endzone for TDs. The Carrickfergus defence also got in on the scoring two safeties.

University Bowl, Limerick Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Carrickfergus Knights 20 26 18 2 66
University of Limerick Vikings 0 0 0 0 0
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
CAR – Willian Shaw 12yd Run, Pete Watt 2xpt 8-0
CAR – Clint McDowell 34yd Run 14-0
CAR – Clint McDowell 15yd Pass from Stephen McDowell 20-0
2nd Quarter  
CAR – Clint McDowell 53yd Run, Pete Watt 2xpt 28-0
CAR – Pete Watt. 7yd Run 34-0
CAR – Willian Shaw 16yd Run 40-0
CAR – Paul McKillop 1yd Pass from Stephen McDowell 46-0
3rd Quarter  
CAR – Ian McIlroy 4yd Run, Pete Watt 2xpt 54-0
CAR – Paul McKillop 6yd Run, Pete Watt 2xpt 62-0
CAR – Mark Banks Safety 64-0
4th Quarter  
CAR – Spencer McDowell Safety on Punt 66-0

Reference : [3]
[15]

 

Reference

_______________________________________________________

 

Sources

 

[1] Anon. (2002) Sports Round-Up: American Football The Irish Times – Monday, May 13, 2002 – Page 30. [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/2002/0513/Pg030.html#Ar03000

[2] Anon. (2002) Sports Round-Up: American Football The Irish Times – Monday, June 10, 2002 – Page 35. [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/2002/0610/Pg035.html#Ar03501

 

Websites

 

[3] Britball Now (2002) 2002 Irish News [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/match-reports-and-archived/archived-news/2002-irish-news.html [Accessed 20 March 2018]

[9] Irish American Football Association (2002) 2002 IAFL Standings/Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/2002-iafl-standingsschedule/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

 

Internet Archive

 

[4] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Vikings 12 at Knights 6 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20020604080912/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02vikingsatknights.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[5] Dublin Dragons – Wayback Machine (2002) News [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20021008135754/http://www.geocities.com/dublindragons_usafootballnews.htm/ [Accessed 11 October 2018]

[6] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Knights Slay Dragons [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021215080618/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02dragonsatknights.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[7] Belfast Bulls – Wayback Machine (2002) Welcome to the site of the Belfast Bulls [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20020801235005/http://www.belfastbulls.com [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[8] University of Limerick Vikings – Wayback Machine (2002) News [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20020806223911/http://www.ulvikings.com/ [Accessed 13 October 2017]

[10] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Vikings March on [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20020601093723/http://www.iafs.co.uk:index.php?page=02dragonsatvikings.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[11] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Vikings Defeat Rebels to go 3-0 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20020909000533/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02rebelsatvikings.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[12] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Knights Strike Back [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/200200601093737/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02knightsatdragons.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[13] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Knights Pass All Over Rebels [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021016150228/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02knightsatrebels.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[14] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Rebels Actually Win a Game [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021016142029/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02dragonsatrebels.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[15] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Shamrock Bowl XVI: Knights Wipe Out Vikings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021016151918/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02shamrockbowlxvi.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

[16] Irish American Football Scene – Wayback Machine (2002) Shamrock Bowl XVI: Knights Wipe Out Vikings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021015080618/http://www.iafs.co.uk/index.php?page=02dragonsatknights.php [Accessed 12 October 2018]

Sources:

[17] Anon. (2002) “UL Vikings masters in American football” Limerick Leader. Saturday, March 30, 2002. pg. 21

 

Images

 

[17] Irish American Football (2016) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/pics/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 5 June 2017]

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Michael Brophy and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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