International American Football Friendly | Great Britain Lions 22 Irish Leprechauns 0 | Box Score & Match Report | 18 March 1995

18 March 1995


At Saffron Lane, Leicester, EnglandQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Irish Leprechauns    0
Great Britain Bulldogs    22
GB – Mark Cohen 28 yd TD Rec from Ian Ure (XP no good)0-6
GB – Joe Greenidge 4yd TD Rec from ?? (Kevin Hurst XP Kick)0-13
GB – Safety – Dave Samuel sacked Irish QB0-15
GB – Nigel Flemming 9yd TD Run (Rex Harrisson XP Kick)0-22

Reference: [2]


GB Lions 22 Ireland 0 (Photo courtesy David Sweetman)[3]

Roster 1995

Tight EndPadraig ReddingtonDublin Tornadoes
FullbackPhil McGowanDublin Tornadoes
FullbackAlan ByrneDublin Tornadoes
HalfbackBrian DennehyDublin Tornadoes
CenterDenis SoroghanDublin Tornadoes
Right GuardAlan O’BrienDublin Tornadoes
Danny O’CallaghanOutside LinebackerDublin Tornadoes
Danny GrandmaisonStrong SafetyDublin Tornadoes
CornerbackDave McGrathDublin Tornadoes

References :[1]


The Irish Leprechauns, playing in their first Full International went down 22-0 to the Great Britain Lions,  who scored on two passing plays to Mark Cohen & Joe Greenidge before sacking the Irish QB for a Safety.

The GB lions added a run from Nigel Flemming to make it 22-0 at the end.



Internet Archive


[1] Dublin Tornadoes (1997) History of the Team [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19970618100359/http://fiachra.ucd.ie/~alan/tornado.html [Accessed 20 March 2018]


[2] Britball Now (2016) 1992-1995 GB Lions [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/gb-lions-historical-index/1992-5-gb-lions.html[Accessed 12 November 2019]

[3] Britball Now (2016) GB Lions 22 Ireland 0 [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/_Media/1995gbvirelanddavidsweefz4_med.jpeg [Accessed 12 November 2019]


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

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