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Lurgan Area Raiders | Irish American Football Team 1994-1995

IAFL Senior Team 1994-95

Home Ground:

Colours: Black Jerseys/ Black Pants with Silver Stripe/ Silver Helmet with Black Stripe

History: Founded after the Craigavon Cowboys went on hiatus. The Lurgan Area Raiders adopted the Silver-and-Black image of the NFL’s LA Raiders, as well as making reference to the name. They played two seasons in the mid-nineties, winning 2 of a total of 13 games.

 

Year-by-Year Record

Year Regular Season Post-Season International
  P W L T Pct P W L T Chp P W L T
1994 6 2 4 0 .333 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0
1995 6 0 6 0 .000 1 0 1 0   0 0 0 0

1994 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
      IAFL    
  05.06.94 A Dublin Tornadoes L 2-24
  18.06.94 H Belfast Spartans W 13-6
  09.07.94 A Belfast Spartans W 20-0
  14.08.94 H Dublin Tornadoes L 7-18
    H Carrickfergus Knights L  
    A Carrickfergus Knights L  

[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

 

1995 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
      Exhibition    
Exh 13.05.95 H East Kilbride Pirates (Sco) L 6-14
      IAFL    
1 21.05.95 H Dublin Lightning L 0-14
3 05.06.95 A Carrickfergus Knights L 8-30
5 18.06.95 A Dublin Lightning L 10-36
8 16.07.95 H Dublin Tornadoes L 0-20
9 23.07.95 A Dublin Tornadoes L  
10 13.08.95 H Carrickfergus Knights L  
SF 10.09.95 A Dublin Tornadoes L 0-60

[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

 

Sources

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

[8] East Kilbride Pirates (2010) History [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20100817234751/http://www.piratesfootball.co.uk:80/historypage.htm [Accessed 26 November 2018]

 

Acknowledgements

 

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

 

About this document

 

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish American Football Archive

Last Updated: 18 May 2019

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