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University of Limerick Vikings | Irish American Football Team 2001-Present

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IAFL Senior Team 2001-Present

Home Ground: UL Sports Grounds, Castleroy, Limerick City

Colours: Blue and Yellow

History: Formed in 1999 as a Flag Football Team, the University of Limerick Vikings were founder members of the reformed IAFL in 2001. They have been one of the most successful teams of all-time in the IAFL, winning three Shamrock Bowls in a row from 2007 to 2009, and posting a winning record in all but three of their 18 seasons.

They also won the Atlantic Cup in 2010, the West European Club Championship, as well as playing Spanish and Catalan Opposition in one-off Bowls.

Year-by-Year Record

 YearLeaguePRS W-L-TPctPS W-L-TChpInt W-L-T
2001IAFL61-5-0.0000-0-0 
2002D165-1-0.8330-1-0 
2003D230-3-0.0000-0-0 
2004IAFL80-8-0.0000-0-0 
2005IAFL83-5-0.3750-0-0 
2006IAFL85-2-1.6581-1-0 
2007IAFL87-1-0.8752-0-0SB 
2008IAFL87-1-0.8752-0-0SB 
2009IAFL86-1-1.8132-0-0SB 
2010IAFL86-1-1.8131-1-0AC2-0-0
2011IAFL88-0-01.0001-1-0 
2012IAFL88-0-01.0001-1-0 
2013SBC75-2-0.7141-1-0 
2014SBC86-2-0.7500-1-00-1-0
2015SBC86-2-0.7501-1-00-1-0
2016SBC86-1-1.8131-1-0 
2017SBC87-1-0.8751-1-0 
2018SBC82-6-0.2500-0-0 
University of Limerick Vikings Year-by-Year Record 2001-Present [Ref: 1-34]

Legend: League = League or Division; P = Matches Played, RS W-L-T = Regular Season Wins-Losses-Ties, Pct = Winning Percentage or Points, PS W-L-T = Postseason Wins-Losses-Ties, Chp = Championships won, Int W-L-T = International Wins-Losses-Ties

Links to Season-by-Season Match Reports & Rosters

2008 2011

Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore

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References

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Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2001) 2001 IAFL Standings & Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2001-iafl-standings/schedule [Accessed 24 March 2014]

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

[3] Irish American Football Association (2003) 2003 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2003results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2004) 2004 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2004results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2005) 2005 Resuults [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2005results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2006) [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2006results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[7] Irish American Football Association (2007) 2007 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2007results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[8] Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2008results.htm [Accessed 17 October 2009]

[9] Irish American Football Association (2009) 2009 IAFL Fixtures [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2009iaflfixtures.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[10] Irish American Football Association (2010) 2010 IAFL Schedule Published [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2010-iafl-schedule-published/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[11] Irish American Football Association (2011) 2011 IAFL Schedule Published [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2011-iafl-schedule-published/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[12] Irish American Football Association (2014) 2012 IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 13 January 2014]

[13] Irish American Football Association (2013) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 23 August 2013]

[14] Irish American Football Association (2014) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 23 August 2014]

[15] Irish American Football Association (2015) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2015]

[16] Irish American Football Association (2016) SBC 2016 Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/sbc-2016-schedule/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[17] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-conference/ [Accessed 26 July 2018]

[18] Irish American Football Association (2018) SBC Schedule & Results 2018 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/sbc-schedule-results-2018/ [Accessed 26 July 2018]

[30] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[31] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[32] European Federation of American Football (2010) Atlantic Cup 2010 [Internet] Available from: www.efaf.info/text.php?Inhalt=spielplan&Liga=AC&Archiv=2010 [Accessed 27 July 2016]

Internet Archive

[19] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2017) IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20171115125115/http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-conference/ [Accessed 18 January 2018]

Social Media

[20] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1233266033373961 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[21] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1227508007283097 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[22] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 7 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1227556927278205:0 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[23] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 17 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1212468245453740 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[24] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 24 2016[Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1217083948325503 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[25] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 24 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1217246988309199 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[26] Carrickfergus Knights Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 30 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CarrickKnights/posts/1067948010006303 [Accessed 2 August 2017]

[27] Dublin Rebels Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 30 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinrebels/posts/617503018373620 [Accessed 2 August 2017]

[28] Irish American Football Association (2017) Facebook Post 14 August 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1619638348070059 [Accessed 14 August 2017]

[29] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2018) IAFA shared an Album – 20 August 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/2060236584010231 [Accessed 20 August 2018]

Media

[33] NFL Ireland (2014) UL VILINGS HIGHLIGHTS – Video – Final Score at [2:43:15] [Internet] Available from: nfl-ireland.com/iafl/7347-iafl-weekly-271114/ [Accessed 31 October 2017]

[34] shane gs You Tube Channel (2016) Barcelona Tour [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6WhUNe2DZM2 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

Images

[35] Irish American Football Association (2017) UL Vikings Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ULVikings-HI-RES-Logo.png [Accessed 30 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 North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 15 May 2020

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