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Irish American Football Association | Irish American Football League | 2 Conference 2019

Irish American Football Association Logo 2019 Reference: [4]

League Table

PWLTPFPAPts
*Cill Dara Crusaders87102146414
*Meath Bulldogs86111535813
Antrim Jets85301536810
North Dublin Pirates834196967
Causeway Giants8170502092
NI Razorbacks #8170602141

*Qualify for Playoffs / 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Tie / 0 Pts Loss / -1 Pt Forfeit #

Reference: [1][2][Adjusted]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
IAFL 2 BowlNewbridge College
14.07.19Cill Dara Crusaders34Meath Bulldogs26

Reference: [2]

IAFL 2 Bowl Logo [5]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
03.03.19Causeway Giants6Antrim Jets32
Week 2
10.03.19Antrim Jets14NI Razorbacks0
Week 4
24.03.19Meath Bulldogs0North Dublin Pirates0
24.03.19Cill Dara Crusaders25Causeway Giants0
Week 5
31.03.19Cill Dara Crusaders40NI Razorbacks0
Week 6
07.04.19Antrim Jets8North Dublin Pirates10
07.04.19Causeway Giants18NI Razorbacks0
Week 7
14.04.19North Dublin Pirates0Antrim Jets8
14.04.19Meath Bulldogs6Cill Dara Crusaders21
Week 8
28.04.19Causeway Giants6Meath Bulldogs13
Week 9
05.05.19Cill Dara Crusaders26North Dublin Pirates19
05.05.19NI Razorbacks13Meath Bulldogs25
Week 10
12.05.19NI Razorbacks21Antrim Jets22
Week 11
19.05.19Antrim Jets46Causeway Giants0
19.05.19North Dublin Pirates6Meath Bulldogs12
Week 12
26.05.19Cill Dara Crusaders12Meath Bulldogs33
Week 13
02.06.19Causeway Giants12North Dublin Pirates19
02.06.19NI Razorbacks0Cill Dara Crusaders45
Week 14
09.06.19Meath Bulldogs16Antrim Jets0
Week 15
16.06.19North Dublin Pirates0Cill Dara Crusaders30
16.06.19NI Razorbacks26Causeway Giants8
Week 16
23.06.19Antrim Jets6Cill Dara Crusaders15
23.06.19North Dublin Pirates42NI Razorbacks0
23.06.19Meath Bulldogs48Causeway Giants0

Reference: [1][2]

Report

Cill Dara Crusaders Team Photo [6]

Cill Dara Crusaders, formed out of the merger of the North Kildare Reapers and South Kildare Soldiers finally won a Bowl game in 2019, defeating the Meath Bulldogs 32-26 in a close game, gaining revenge for their only defeat of the season, a heavy loss (12-33) against the same opposition at the end of May.

The two other Kildare teams dating back to 2012 (Reapers) and 2008 (Soldiers) had no luck in qualifying for the post-season with the Reapers failing to qualify for the Shamrock Bowl Conference Playoffs on a tie-breaker three seasons running.

The Crusaders had posted big wins over the NI Razorbacks and had close wins over the Antrim Jets, North Dublin Pirates and Causeway Giants as well as an away win over the Meath Bulldogs, meaning the teams were fairly level-pegged going into the Bowl, the Cill Dara Crusaders finishing the Regular Season on 7-1 and Meath Bulldogs 6-1-1.

Home Venues:

TeamHome Venue
Antrim JetsAntrim Forum, Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough
Causeway GiantsColeraine Showgrounds, Causeway Coast & Glens
Cill Dara CrusadersNewbridge College, Co. Kildare
Meath BulldogsAthboy Rugby Club, Co. Meath
NI RazorbacksNewforge Country Club, Lisburn & Castlereagh Borough
North Dublin PiratesMalahide Rugby Club, Co. Fingal

Reference: [2]

References:

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2019) Teams | Kitted | IAFL 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/teams/teams-kitted-iafl1/ [Accessed 25 June 2019]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2019) Schedule & Results | IAFL2 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/calendar/iafl-2-2019/ [Accessed 25 June 2019]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2019) Kitted Football | League Details | IAFL2 [Playoffs][Standings][Results & Fixtures] 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/iafl2_19/ [Accessed 16 July 2019]

Images

[3] Irish American Football Association (2019) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IAFA-Logo-400.png [Accessed 7 April 2019]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2019) IAFA 2 Bowl Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IAFL2-Bowl-e1561635928498.png [Accessed 16 July 2019]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2019) Cill Dara Crusaders Team Photo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Picture-3.jpg [Accessed 16 July 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas, University College Dublin.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 16 July 2019

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