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Irish American Football Association | Irish American Football League | 1 Conference 2019

IAFA Logo 2019 [Reference: [3]

Table

TeamPWLTPFPAPts
*Craigavon Cowboys87102386314
*Westmeath Minotaurs86202598212
*Wexford Eagles862023912312
*Trinity College Dublin86202014712
Louth Mavericks84402171678
Donegal / Derry Vipers8260931744
Waterford Wolves ##8170293260
Galway Warriors #####80800294-5
  • * Qualify for Playoffs / 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Tie / 0 Pts Loss / -1 Pt Forfeit #

Reference: [1][Adjusted]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
14.07.19Craigavon Cowboys27Trinity College Dublin19
14.07.19Westmeath Minotaurs27Wexford Eagles22
IAFL 1 BowlNavan RFC, Co. Meath
28.07.19Craigavon Cowboys28Westmeath Minotaurs27

Reference: [1]

Results

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamScore
Week 1
03.03.19Craigavon Cowboys2Trinity College Dublin14
Week 2
10.03.19Trinity College Dublin28Donegal / Derry Vipers0
10.03.19Waterford Wolves0Wexford Eagles40
Week 3
17.03.19Westmeath Minotaurs49Galway Warriors0
Week 4
24.03.19Craigavon Cowboys22Louth Mavericks8
Week 5
31.03.19Wexford Eagles16Westmeath Minotaurs39
31.03.19Trinity College Dublin72Waterford Wolves0
Week 6
07.04.19Trinity College Dublin14Louth Mavericks8
07.04.19Craigavon Cowboys18Donegal / Derry Vipers0
Week 7
14.04.19Louth Mavericks51Waterford Wolves0
Week 8
28.04.19Donegal / Derry Vipers0Westmeath Minotaurs28
28.04.19Waterford Wolves29Galway Warriors0
28.04.19Wexford Eagles46Louth Mavericks36
Week 9
05.05.19Galway Warriors0Westmeath Minotaurs66
05.05.19Waterford Wolves0Craigavon Cowboys73
Week 10
12.05.19Louth Mavericks28Craigavon Cowboys40
12.05.19Trinity College Dublin6Westmeath Minotaurs21
Week 11
19.05.19Galway Warriors0 #Trinity College Dublin30
19.05.19Wexford Eagles28Donegal / Derry Vipers8
Week 12
26.05.19Craigavon CowboyspWexford Eaglesp
Week 13
02.06.19Louth Mavericks22Donegal / Derry Vipers19
02.06.19Westmeath Minotaurs30Waterford Wolves0 #
Week 14
09.06.19Galway Warriors0 #Wexford Eagles30
09.06.19Waterford Wolves0 #Trinity College Dublin30
09.06.19Craigavon Cowboys27Wexford Eagles13
Week 15
16.06.19Donegal / Derry Vipers 6Wexford Eagles50
16.06.19Westmeath Minotaurs26Louth Mavericks34
16.06.19Louth Mavericks30Galway Warriors0 #
16.06.19Donegal / Derry Vipers30Galway Warriors0 #
16.06.19Galway Warriors0 #Craigavon Cowboys30
16.06.19Donegal / Derry Vipers30Waterford Wolves0 #
Week 16
30.06.19Wexford Eagles16Trinity College Dublin7
30.06.19Westmeath Minotaurs0Craigavon Cowboys26

Reference: [2]

IAFL 1 Bowl 2019 Logo [4]

Report

Craigavon Cowboys won the IAFL 1 Bowl at the third attempts 28-27 over the Westmeath Minotaurs. It was the Cowboys third IAFL 1 Bowl in-a-row, after losing to the Louth Mavericks in 2017 & West Dublin Rhinos in 2018. This was the Westmeath Minotaurs first ever appearance in a Bowl game.

The Cowboys had a tough start to the season, losing 2-14 to Trinity College Dublin in their opening game, before going on a 9-game winning streak to take the title. It was very close at the top of the table, with Craigavon Cowboys finishing on a 7-1 record, and Westmeath Minotaurs, Wexford Eagles and Trinity College Dublin all reaching the playoffs with 6-2 records.

The other end of the table saw Louth Mavericks, back in IAFL 1 after winning promotion to the Shamrock Bowl Conference in 2017 with their 1 Bowl victory in 2017, posting an even 4-4 record. Donegal / Derry Vipers, Galway Warriors and Waterford Wolves all struggled.

The Vipers only wins came in walkovers versus the other two teams who failed to finish the season. Waterford Wolves were back in the League after a two year absence and may have entered at a level too high for them.

The Bowl game, however, was extremely competitive, and could not have been closer with Craigavon edging it 28-27.

Craigavon Cowboys IAFL 1 Bowl Champions 2019 [5]

Home Venues:

TeamHome Venue
Craigavon CowboysPeople’s Park, Portadown, (Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon)
Donegal / Derry VipersLimavady Cricket & RFC, Causeway Coast & Glens
Galway WarriorsSt. Mary’s College, Galway
Louth MavericksDundalk RFC, Co. Louth
Trinity College DublinTrinity Sports Grounds, Santry, Dublin City
Waterford WolvesWaterpark RFC, Waterford
Westmeath MinotaursGarrycastle GAA, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Wexford EaglesGorey Celtic Football Club, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Reference: [2]

References:

Websites:

[1] Irish American Football Association (2019) IAFL 1 [Playoff][Standings][Fixtures & Results] [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/iafl1_19/ [Accessed 29 July 2019]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2019) Schedule & Results | IAFL2 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/calendar/iafl-1-2019/ [Accessed 25 June 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]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2019) IAFL 1 Bowl Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IAFL1Bowl.png[Accessed 7 April 2019]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2019) ICraigavon Cowboys | IAFL 1 Bowl Champions 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IAFL2-2019-Champions-2-1024×455.png [Accessed 7 April 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish American Football Archive

Last Updated: 25 June 2019

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