1999 Yearbook, American Football, Irish American Football League, Irish American Football Teams, Irish American Football Yearbook

American Football Association of Ireland Irish Senior League Box Scores & Match Reports 1999


Final Standings

*Carrickfergus Knights43109224.750
*Dublin Tigers431011434.750
Queens University Belfast Broncos404010158.000
IAFA Irish Senior League 1999 [Ref: compiled from 2-7]

Week 1 –

Queens University Belfast Broncos 0 Carrickfergus Knights 44 – The year began with the Carrickfergus Knights starting where they left off with a shutout win over the Queens University Belfast Broncos. The Knights defense dominted the entire game., winning 34-0

At CarrickfergusQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Queens University Belfast Broncos00000
Carrickfergus Knights    44

Week 2 – 13 June 1999

Dublin Tigers 14 Carrickfergus Knights 0 – In week 2, the Dublin Tigers took the initiative from the start, closing down the Knights and helped by running back Brian Dennehy. the deadlock was broken in the third quarter when Head Coach and Quarterback Don Cade dove over from the 2-yard line. Minutes later a second touchdown sealed the game for the Tigers.

At CarrickfergusQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Tigers0014014
Carrickfergus Knights00000
1st Quarter 
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter 
No Scoring0-0
3rd Quarter 
TIGDon Cade 2yd Run (Padraic Reddington, 2xpt)8-0
TIGFeargal O’Donnchu14-0
4th Quarter 
No Scoring14-0

Week 3 – 20 June 1999

Carrickfergus Knights 14 Queens University Belfast Broncos 0 –

In the return game between the Carrickfergus Knights and the Queens University Broncos, the Knights were a shadow of the team that won convincingly to start the season. The Offense gave up a safety early in the game, and they were plagued by timing errors and unforced errors, but still ended up winning 14-10.

At Queens UniversityQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Carrickfergus Knights    14
Queens University Belfast Broncos    10

Week 4 – 27 June 1999

Dublin Tigers 66 Queens University Belfast Broncos 0 – In Week 4, the Tigers scored on the opening drive through a Brian Dennehy run, and never looked back, with Dennehy scoring five touchdowns in all as the Tigers won 66-0.

At Queens UnversityQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Tigers    66
Queens University Belfast Broncos    0
1st Quarter 
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 
?? Quarter 
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 

Week 5 – 30 June 1999

Dublin Tigers 0 Carrickfergus Knights 36 – The Carrickfergus Knights inflicted the heaviest defeat on the Dublin Tigers in the Tigers two year history in the return match, winning 34-0, scoring four times in the first half, but held scoreless in the second until late in the fourth quarter when Wide Receiver Maxwell ran in for their fifth.

At DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Carrickfergus Knights0636
Dublin Tigers 0 0000
1st Half
3rd Quarter
No Scoring36-0
4th Quarter
CARMaxwell TD Run36-0

Week 6 – 25 July 1999

Queens University Belfast Broncos 0 Dublin Tigers 34 – For the second year in succession the Tigers and Carrickfergus had to be separated by points scored at the end of the regular season, as the Tigers also finished on 3-1 with a commanding performance by their entire Offensive Line, who won a combined Most Valuable Player award. the OL’s performance allowed Brian Dennehy score three touchdowns and QB Don Cade pass for a fourth. Feargal O’Donnchu won his third defensive MVP award for “outstanding leadership and superb tackling”.

At DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Queens University Belfast Broncos    0
Dublin Tigers    34
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 
TIGBrian Dennehy Run 
TIG?? Pass from Don Cade 

Shamrock Bowl – 15 August 1999

Carrickfergus Knights 6 Dublin Tigers 22 – With the Dublin Tigers and Carrickfergus Knights both finishing the season on level terms as in 1998, and a rematch of the Shamrock Bowl, won the previous season by Carrickfergus, the final itself proved to show the two teams evenly matched over the two seasons. The Dublin Tigers gained revenge in Shamrock Bowl XIV, winning 22-6, to win their first Shamrock Bowl.

At Santry, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Carrickfergus Knights    6
Dublin Tigers    22



[1] Irish American Football Association (2019) Shamrock Bowl Winners [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 11 August 2019]


[2] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar. Evening Herald. Saturday, 21 August 1999, pg. 111.

[3] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers maul the Knights. Evening Herald. Saturday, 19 June 1999, pg. 27.

[4] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar!. Evening Herald. Saturday, 3 July 1999, pg. 25.

[5] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers spring into final. Evening Herald. Saturday, 31 July 1999, pg. 24.

[6] Anon. (1999) “Factfile and Greyhound Racing: American Football” Irish Independent. Wednesday, July 21, 1999. pg. 22. [Internet] Available from: the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/print/bl/0001715/19990721/257/0022 [Accessed 22 April 2020]

Internet Archive

[7] Carrickfergus Knights | Wayback Machine (1999) News [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/19990824010758/http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/ [Accessed 23 March 1999]


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith 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

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 13 May 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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