American Football, DV8, DV8 Blitz

Irish American Football League Festivals 1987

Results

DateTeam 1 Team 2 
 Finals Belvedere College, Dublin 
05.07.87Dublin Celts26Belfast Blitzers0
Irish American Football League Festivals 1987 References: [1-4]

Report

The Dublin Celts won the 1987 Jack Daniels Summer Bowl Festival 26-0 against the Belfast Blitzers.

About

The Jack Daniels Summer Bowl was an International Festival featuring the Dublin Celts and teams from Northern Ireland, including sometimes Northern Ireland representative squads, as well as Flag Football Challenge Games involving the RTE Raiders and GOAL Heroes (GOAL is an Irish Development Aid Charity and RTE is the Irish National Broadcaster). both the Flag and Kitted games featured celebrities such as Tony Ward of the Ireland International rugby Team. [1]

The games were played under Hurlaball Rules – One Hour Long, Running Clock and the winning team always kicked off to the losing team, rather than the team who just scored kicking off. [3]

References:

Websites

[1] Anon. (1987) “American Football” Irish Press. Monday, July 6, 1987, pg. 13.

[2] Feeney, John. (1987) “Traders happy with success of Mardi Gras” Nationalist and Leinster Times, Friday, August 21, 1987. pg. 3.

[3] Anon.(1988) “Incredible Hulks – just like a herd of Buffalo” Irish independent Monday, July 4, 1988. pg. 3.

[4] Anon. (1988) “Sports Diary | American Football” Sunday Independent Sunday, July 2, 1989. pg. 29.

Social Media

[5] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Reply to Post by David Turner, August 12, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 16 August 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Malone and Declan Mulvey

About this document

Prepared and maintained by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 May 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

 

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