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Dublin Dragons Irish American Football Team Team Roster & Match Reports 2006

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IAFL Table 2006

P W L T PF PA Pts
*Dublin Rebels 8 8 0 0 267 36 16
*Carrickfergus Knights 8 6 2 0 168 115 12
*University of Limerick Vikings 8 5 2 1 156 54 11
*Cork Admirals 8 4 3 1 184 107 9
Dublin Dragons 8 2 4 2 82 123 6
Belfast Bulls 8 3 5 0 142 201 6
Dublin City University Saints 8 1 7 0 125 324 2
North Dublin Marshals 8 1 7 0 129 303 2
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Home Venue Map – Lucan Community College, Dublin

Week 3 – 26 March 2006 – University of Limerick Vikings 12 Dublin Dragons 0

The UL Vikings got their third win of the season against a new-look Dublin Dragons, playing in new uniforms and with a new offense. The Vikings got the only offensive TD of the game as Andrew Gordon broke free in the first quarter for a 60 yard scoring run. The Dragons stayed in the game until the dying minutes when Glen Carr scored on a 41 yard Fumble Return for UL.
At UL Sports Grounds, Limerick Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 0 0 0 0 0
University of Limerick Vikings 6 0 0 6 12
Scorers Score
1st Quarter
ULV – Andrew Gordon 60yd Run (XP No Good) 0-6
2nd Quarter
No scoring 0-6
3rd Quarter
No Scoring 0-6
4th Quarter
ULV – Clen Carr 41yd Fumble Return 0-12
Reference: [1]

Week 4 –  9 April 2006 – Dublin Dragons 6 University of Limerick Vikings 6

There was no separating the teams in a defensive struggle with neither offense being able to move the ball upfield. The Dragons scored first with their new run-oriented offense, John Durrad scoring from 7 yards out as time elapsed at the end of the first quarter. There was no scoring for nearly all of the rest of the game, but just as it looked like the Dragons would win, the Vikings put together one last drive, with Chris Bassett scoring from one yard to level the scores with two minutes remaining
At Lucan Community College, Dublin Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
University of Limerick Vikings 0 0 0 6 6
Dublin Dragons 6 0 0 0 6
Scorers Score
1st Quarter
DRA- John Durrad 7yd Run (XP No Good) 6-0
2nd Quarter
No Scoring 6-0
3rd Quarter
No Scoring 6-0
4th Quarter
ULV – Chris Bassett 1 yd Run (XP No Good) 6-6
Reference: [2]

Week 6 – 23 April 2006 – Dublin Dragons 6 Cork Admirals 6

The Dragons managed a second 6-6 tie in as many games with a Cork Admirals team they had lost 54-0 to in their last meeting. The new-look Dragons Offense used a Wing-T formation which protects the ball carrier as he runs down the middle, which no Irish team had used of seen before. They only tried four passing plays, two of which succeeded, and which ended with QB John Durrad being hit hard. Both scores came in the second quarter, Diarmuid Noyes scoring on a short run to give the Dragons the lead, and Cork replying with an immediate 65-yard TD run from Running Back Keith O’Callaghan. The Admirals forced two turnovers in the second half giving their offense good field position, however, the first attempt ended in a blocked Field Goal and the second was turned over on downs after a penalty out.
At Lucan Community College, Dublin Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Cork Admirals 0 6 0 0 6
Dublin Dragons 0 6 0 0 6
Scorers Score
1st Quarter
No Scoring 0-0
2nd Quarter
DRA – Diarmuid Noyes 7 yd Run (XP No Good) 0-6
COR – Keith O’Callaghan 65 yd Run (XP No Good) 6-6
3rd Quarter
No Scoring 6-6
4th Quarter
No Scoring 6-6
Reference: [3]

Week 8 – 6 May 2006 – Dublin Dragons 30 North Dublin Marshals 0

North Dublin Marchals forfeited this game with the Dragons
At Lucan Community College, Dublin Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
North Dublin Marshals 0
Dublin Dragons 30
Scorers Score
Reference: [1]

Week 11 – 11 June 2016 – Belfast Bulls 32 Dublin Dragons 6

Mike Calo’s stellar performance, passing for four touchdowns, and running in one himself poved the difference in this match on a hot day in Belfast. The first quarter was a defensive struggle as both teams tried to grind it out in 30 degree plus temperatures. A 23 yard pass from Mike Calo to Bjorn Blythe, deep in the endzone, gave the Bulls the lead following the Dragons failed attempt at a punt. The Bulls the scored on their next two possessions, as their offense got into gear, strong running by Gareth Millar setting up QB Mike Calo for a 13 yard run for a touchdown. On their next possession, Calo connected with Millar on a swing pass who ran in from 6 yards out. This left the Belfast team 18-0 up at the half. The Dragons offense got going in the third quarter, as Dave Wheeler got the ball into the endzone with a 9 yard run. The Bulls defensive line started dominating proceedings after this as Conor Leckey marshalled the defense. The star of the fourth quarter was  Nick Crawford who scored two TD receptions, the first a 60 yard pass from QB Mike Calo where Crawford out ran the defense to score. The Bulls ran out 32-6 winners.
At Victoria Park, Belfast Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 0 0 6 0 6
Belfast Bulls 0 18 0 14 32
Scorers Score
1st Quarter
No Scoring 0-0
2nd Quarter
BUL – Bjorn Blythe 23 yd Pass drom Mike Calo (XP No Good) 0-6
BUL – Mike Calo 13 yd Run (XP No Good) 0-12
BUL – Gareth Millar 6yd Pass from Mike Calo (XP No Good) 0-18
3rd Quarter
DRA – Dave Wheeler 9 yd Run  (XP No Good) 6-18
4th Quarter
BUL – Nick Crawford 60 yd Pass from Mike Calo (XP No Good) 6-24
BUL – Nick Crawford 9 yd Pass from Mike Calo (Campalani 2xpt) 6-32
Reference: [4]

Week 14 – 2 July 2006 – DCU Saints 8 Dublin Dragons 25

The Dublin Dragons kept their hopes of a Playoff spot alive with a 25-8 victory in North Dublin against the DCU Saints. Rookies had a big impact on the game, scoring 3 of the four touchdowns. The opening drive, which lasted half the quarter, ended in 25 yard Field Goal from Sean Power to give the Dragons the lead. The Saints punted on their next possession, but then linebacker Cathal O’Callaghan recovered a fumble to give them the ball back in good field position. The Dragons defense, however, held firm. The Saints defense stopped the Dragons halfway back in their own half, and then their Special Teams got the ball on the 2 yard line after the Dragons failed to get the punt off. Sean Whelan scored on the resulting run, which was converted by Shane Maguire to put DCU 8-3 up. The Dragons immediately responded, however, with a couple of long runs setting up Lez Connolly for the run on the one yard line. Karl Byrne scored the two point conversion. Sean Power extended the lead for the West Dublin team, as he broke free for an 80 yard run just before the two minute warning, leaving thre Dragons 17-8 up at the half. The second half saw great defensive plays by both teams, the highlight being an interception by Dave wheeler of the Dragons in full sprint, who returned it into the Saints half. The dragons capitalised on this when Barry Reynolds caught a 32 yard TD pass from QB John Durrad. The Dragons concentrated on controlling the clock after this, and their defense, in particular, Wheeler, Noyes and Newby, having a great fourth quarter to give the Dragons a 25-8 win.
At ALSAA, Dublin Airport Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 3 14 8 0 25
Dublin City University Saints 0 8 0 0 8
Scorers Score
1st Quarter
DRA – Sean Power 25 yd Field Goal 3-0
2nd Quarter
DCU – Sean Whelan 7 yd Run (Shane Maguire 2xpt) 3-8
DRA – Lez Connolly 1 yd Run (Karl Byrne 2xpt) 11-8
DRA – Sean Power 80 yd Run (XP No Good) 17-8
3rd Quarter
DRA – Barry Reynolds 32 yd Pass from John Durrad (Sean Power 2xpt) 25-8
4th Quarter
No Scoring 25-8
Reference: [5]

Week 16 – 16 July 2006 – Dublin Dragons 12 Dublin Revels 46

The Dublin Rebels finished the season 8-0 after beating the Dublin Dragons 46-12 at Santry. Defense had a big impact on the game with four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. The Dragons defense were the first on the scoreboard when linebacker Nick Newby intercepted the ball at the Rebels 22 yard line and returned it to the 10. Barry Reynolds ran the ball in giving the Dragons the lead after 3 minutes. After roating the backfield, the Rebels got into scoring position with a first and goal, which rookie Chris Winton converted, leaving the teams tied. Sam Hodgins broke free for a 60 yard run on the next Rebels possession to give them the lead. Steve Archibald caught a crucial interception in the second quarter which gave the Rebels good field position. Sam Hodgins added his second rushing TD, with a short yardage effort which Simon Mackey again converted for twio points. Later in the quarter the Dragons defense scored their second TD of the game, Dave Wheeler returning an interception into the endzone to cut the defecit. The rebels scored again just as time expired in the first half as Carl Faichney caught a pass in the endzone to put the Rebels 32-12 up at the half. The second half was a defensive struggle with only one more offensive touchdown scored and yet another interception, this time Sean Shanahan returning one 29 yards in the endzone to effectively seal the game for the Rebels. The fourth quarter saw the only offensive touchdown of the half as Paul Smyth, lining up as a goaline offensive Tight End caught a short pass from QB Andrew Dennehy. The Rebels had one more scoring opportunity but were stripped of the ball by John Durrad on the 1 yard line, reclaiming possession in the process. The Rebels defense then held firm, giving them a 46-12 win.
At Sportslink, Santry, Dublin Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Dublin Dragons 6 6 0 0 12
Dublin Rebels 14 16 8 8 46
Scorers Score
1st Quarter
DRA – Barry Reynolds 10 yd Run (XP No Good) 6-0
REB – Chris Winton 2yd Run (XP No Good) 6-6
REB – Sam Hodgins 60 yd Run (Simon Mackey 2xpt) 6-14
2nd Quarter
REB – Sam Hodgins 2 yd Run (Simon Mackey 2xpt) 6-22
DRA – Dave Wheeler 57 yd Int Return (XP No Good) 12-22
REB – Carl Faichney 14 yd Pass from Andrew Dennehy (Fearghal O’Hanlon 2xpt) 12-30
3rd Quarter
REB – Sean Shanahan 29 yd Int Return (Andrew Dennehy 2xpt) 12-38
4th Quarter
REB – Paul Smyth 9yd Pass from Andrew Dennehy (Marcus Naylor 2xpt) 12-46
Reference: [6]

Week 17 – 23 July 2006 – Carrickfergus Knights 13 Dublin Dragons 7

Carrickfergus Knights secured homefield advantage for the playoffs, and in the process, ended the Dublin Dragons playoff hopes, with a 13-7 win in Lucan, in what was a defensive struggle. In hot conditions, defense was on top in the first half with some fine displays from both sides. The Knights Ian McIlroy intercepted a pass in his own half, and the Dragons defense recovered a forced fumble, also in their own half.  In the third quarter, the Knights offense came out strong, putting together a 70 yard drive, mostly on the running of Darren Montgomery and David Wright. On third and goal Montgomery scored from the one yard line to give the Knights the lead, and Carrickfergus continued controlling the ball and the clock in the fourth quarter with David Wright running in from 12 yards out to double the lead. Scott Robinson had a crucial interception for the Knights in the fourth quarter. The Dragons, needing to win to stay in the playoff picture rallied their offense and Barry  Reynolds broke free to score a 51 yard run to give the some hope, but the onside kick was recovered by the Knights to effectively end the game at 13-7.
At Lucan Community College, Dublin Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Carrickfergus Knights 0 0 7 6 13
Dublin Dragons 0 0 0 7 7
Scorers Score
1st Quarter
No scoring 0-0
2nd Quarter
No scoring 0-0
3rd Quarter
CAR – Darren Montgomery 1 yd Run (Paul McKillop 1xpt) 7-0
4th Quarter
CAR – David Wright 12 yd Run (XP No Good) 13-0
DRA – Barry Reynolds 51 yd Run (Sean Power 1xpt) 13-7
Reference: [7]

Reference

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Internet Archive

[1] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) DUBLIN DRAGONS 0-12 UNIV. OF LIMERICK VIKINGS [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117040137/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/news.php?extend.5 [Accessed 11 November 2019] [2] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) UNIV. LIMERICK VIKINGS 6-6 DUBLIN DRAGONS[Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117033511/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/news.php?extend.6 [Accessed 11 November 2019] [3] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) DRAGONS AND ADMIRALS TIE IN TOUGH GAME[Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117034312/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/news.php?extend.7 [Accessed 11 November 2019] [4] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) Dublin Dragons 6-32 Belfast Bulls[Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117054509/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/news.php?extend.8[Accessed 11 November 2019] [5] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) DRAGONS WIN AGAINST SAINTS [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117081450/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/news.php?extend.9[Accessed 11 November 2019] [6] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007)  Dublin Dragons 12-46 Dublin Rebels[Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117083006/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/news.php?extend.10[Accessed 11 November 2019] [7] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) Carrickfergus Knights 13-7 Dublin Dragons[Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117083100/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/news.php?extend.11[Accessed 11 November 2019] [9] Irish American Football Association (2006) [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2006results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

Images

[8] Irish American Football Association (2018) Dublin Dragons – Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/dragons.jpg [Accessed 16 November 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Joe Grey, Dublin Dragons.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive Last Updated: 12 November 2019 (c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019 You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

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