American Football, Irish American Football League

Irish American Football League Shamrock Bowl Conference 2013-2019

Irish American Football Association Logo 2019 [Ref: 21]

IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2013

 PWLTPFPAPts
SBC North       
*Belfast Trojans8800  16
*Dublin Rebels8530  10
*Carrickfergus Knights8341  7
West Dublin Rhinos8260  4
Craigavon Cowboys8161  3
SBC South       
*University of Limerick Vikings7520  10
*Trinity College Dublin7520  10
*University College Dublin #7340  5
Cork Admirals5050  0
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2013 [Reference: 1]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wildcard Playoffs   
 2013Dublin Rebels14Carrickfergus Knights6
 2013University of Limerick Vikings19University College Dublin12
 Semi-Finals   
 2013Belfast Trojans14University of Limerick Vikings0
 2013Trinity College Dublin14Dublin Rebels43
 Shamrock Bowl XXVII   
 2013Belfast Trojans48Dublin Rebels18
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Playoffs 2013 [Reference: 7]

IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2014

 PWLTPFPAPts
SBC North       
*Belfast Trojans8710  14
*Dublin Rebels8710  14
*Carrickfergus Knights8350  6
Craigavon Cowboys8260  4
Dublin Dragons8260  4
SBC South       
*Trinity College Dublin8800  16
*University of Limerick Vikings8620  12
*West Dublin Rhinos8350  6
North Kildare Reapers8350  6
Waterford Wolves8080  0
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2014 [Reference: 2]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wildcard Playoffs   
20.07.2014UL Vikings20West Dublin Rhinos6
20.07.2014Dublin Rebels24Carrickfergus Knights0
 Semi-Finals   
27.07.2014Belfast Trojans28UL Vikings6
27.07.2014Trinity College Dublin47Dublin Rebels8
 Shamrock Bowl XXVIII   
10.08.2014Belfast Trojans7Trinity College Dublin0
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2014 [Reference: 7

IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2015

 PWLTPFPAPts
SBC North       
*Belfast Trojans8800  16
*Dublin Rebels8530  10
*Craigavon Cowboys8350  6
Carrickfergus Knights8260  4
South Dublin Panthers8260  4
SBC South       
*Trinity College Dublin8710  14
*University of Limerick Vikings8620  12
*University College Dublin8350  6
North Kildare Reapers8350  6
West Dublin Rhinos8170  2
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2015 [Reference: 3]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wildcard Playoffs   
 2015Dublin Rebels62Craigavon Cowboys19
 2015UL Vikings20University College Dublin12
 Semi-Finals   
 2015Trinity College Dublin22Dublin Rebels0
 2015Belfast Trojans10UL Vikings0
 Shamrock Bowl XXIX   
 2015Belfast Trojans28Trinity College Dublin14
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2015 [Reference: 7]

IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2016

 PWLTPFPAPts
SBC North       
*Dublin Rebels87102848214
*Belfast Trojans86202985212
*Carrickfergus Knights853014113210
Craigavon Cowboys81701122452
South Dublin Panthers8080193240
SBC South       
*University College Dublin861120916713
*University of Limerick Vikings86111638613
*Trinity College Dublin82601251804
North Kildare Reapers8260712544
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2016 [Reference: 4]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wildcard Playoffs   
17.07.2016Belfast Trojans31Carrickfergus Knights16
17.07.2016University of Limerick Vikings7Trinity College Dublin6
 Semi-Finals   
24.07.2016Dublin Rebels20University of Limerick Vikings12
24.07.2016Belfast Trojans10University College Dublin7
 Shamrock Bowl XXX   
07.08.2016Dublin Rebels12Belfast Trojans6
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2016 [Reference: 8-13]

IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2017

 PWLTPFPAPts
SBC North       
* Carrickfergus Knights85301519310
* Belfast Trojans84401731228
University College Dublin83501812656
South Dublin Panthers82601061484
SBC South       
*Dublin Rebels87101939314
*University of Limerick Vikings871030810714
*Cork Admirals84311941389
*Trinity College Dublin83411871287
North Kildare Reapers8080124110
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2017 [Reference: 5
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wildcard Playoffs   
23.07.2017Belfast Trojans20Trinity College Dublin18
23.07.2017Univ Limerick Vikings36Cork Admirals12
 Semi-Finals   
30.07.2017Carrickfergus Knights21Univ Limerick Vikings20 ot
30.07.2017Dublin Rebels32Belfast Trojans26 ot
 Shamrock Bowl XXXI   
13.08.2017Dublin Rebels12Carrickfergus Knights6
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2017 [Reference: 14-16

IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2018

 PWLTPFPAPts
SBC North       
*University College Dublin880025311416
*Belfast Trojans862021711512
*Belfast Knights85302139910
Trinity College Dublin817067201-1
Louth Mavericks8080493000
SBC South       
*Dublin Rebels86202066412
*Cork Admirals85301537410
*South Dublin Panthers8350671506
University of Limerick Vikings8260751834
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2018 [Reference: 17]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wild-Card Playoffs   
22.07.2018Belfast Trojans59Belfast Knights13
22.07.2018Cork Admirals31South Dublin Panthers24
 Semi-Finals   
05.08.2018Dublin Rebels30Belfast Trojans26
05.08.2018University College Dublin13Cork Admirals14
 Shamrock Bowl XXXII Tallaght Stadium 
19.08.2018Dublin Rebels16Cork Admirals18
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2018 [Reference: 18

IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2019

PWLTPFPAPts
*Cork Admirals87011736315
*Belfast Trojans86111688613
*University College Dublin852120512611
*South Dublin Panthers84401601388
University of Limerick Vikings #8350981205
Dublin Rebels82601041544
West Dublin Rhinos8260942394
Belfast Knights81611011673
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2019 [Reference: 20]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
21.07.2019Belfast Trojans14University College Dublin0
21.07.2019Cork Admirals6South Dublin Panthers21
Shamrock Bowl XXXIIIEnergia Park, Donnybrook
04.08.2019Belfast Trojans24South Dublin Panthers10
IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference 2019 [Reference: 20]

Report

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The Irish American Football League played its first Shamrock Bowl in 1986, and by 2013 there were enough teams playing 11-man contact football to necessitate a Second Tier – the IAFL-1 Conference, with the Top Tier named the Shamrock Bowl conference.

The SBC North Division in 2013 was won by Belfast Trojans on a perfect 8-0 record, and they would meet SBC North runners-up  Dublin Rebels in Shamrock Bowl XVII after the Rebels had beaten SBC South Champions UL Vikings in the Playoffs. The Trojans would win their second Bowl thrashing the Dublin Rebels 48-18.

In 2014 the Cork Admirals and University College Dublin were relegated for failing to complete fixtures in 2013, and the North Kildare Reapers, Waterford Wolves and Dublin Dragons would be promoted. Belfast Trojans, SBC North Champions would meet SBC South Champions Trinity College Dublin in the Shamrock Bowl, defeating the previously undefeated Trinity College side 7-0 in a game that was played in torrential rain.

The 2015 season would feature the return of UCD to the top ranks as well as the South Dublin Panthers (a reformed Dublin Dragons), while the Waterford Wolves had been relegated. Again Belfast Trojans and TCD would win their Divisions and meet in the Shamrock Bowl, where the Trojans completed a perfect season, winning 28-14.

The West Dublin Rhinos would drop down to the IAFL-1 for 2016, as the Rebels won back the title, defeating the Belfast Trojans 28-14 and ending the Trojans Bowl-winning streak at four.

The Cork Admirals would make a return to the SBC in 2017 replacing the Craigavon Cowboys who were relegated, as the Carrickfergus Knights won the SBC North Division title, appearing in their first Shamrock Bowl since 2004, but were unable to dethrone the repeating Dublin Rebels, who beat them 12-6 in a close encounter.

The Louth Mavericks would win the IAFL-1 Bowl in 2017 thus gaining promotion, while the North Kildare Reapers would merge with the South Kildare Soldiers, creating the Cill Dara Crusaders who would play in the IAFL-1 in 2018.

References

Websites

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

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

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

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

[6] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/journey-to-thirty/ [Accessed 8 August 2016]

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

[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]

Internet Archive

[5] 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

[8] 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]

[9] 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]

[10] 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]

[11] 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]

[12] 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]

[13] 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]

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

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

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

[19] 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]

Websites

[20] Irish American Football Association (2019) SBC 2019 [Playoffs][Standings][Results & Fixtures] [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/sbc-2019/ [Accessed 22 July 2019]

Images

[21] 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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association and Sean Douglas of Dublin Rebels.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 27 July 2020

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