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Final Table


Match 1, April 5 1997 – Welsh Dragons 20 Irish Leprechauns 40


At Cross Keys Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Irish Leprechauns         40
Welsh Dragons         20
Scorers Score
1st Half  
IRL – Brian Dennehy 9yd Run 6-0
IRL – Brian Dennehy 23yd Run 12-0
IRL – Alan Byrne Run (Kevin Hurst 1xpt) 19-0
WAL – Neil Jenkins 76yd Punt Return 19-6
IRL – Eddie Goggins 1yd Run (Kevin Hurst 1xpt) 26-6
2nd Half  
IRL – Alan Byrne Run (1xpt) 33-6
WAL – Ian Buckley 6yd Pass 33-12
IRL – Phil McGrath 41yd Run (1xpt) 40-12
WAL – Daren Williams Run 40-20


Week 2, 7 September 1997 – Irish Leprechauns 6 Scottish Bravehearts 31


At Queens University Grounds, Belfast Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Scottish Bravehearts         31
Irish Leprechauns         6
Scorers Score
1st Quarter  
SCO – Dave Molloy 69yd Pass from Gary McNey  
2nd Quarter  
IRL – Andrew Mitchell 37yd Int Return  
3rd Quarter  
SCO – Stevie Branscombe 14yd Pass from Gary McNey  
SCO – David Kidd 1yd Run  
4th Quarter  
SCO – David Kidd 3yd Run  
SCO – Robert Grant 30yd FG  
SCO – Robert Grant 1xpt  
SCO – Robert Grant 1xpt  
SCO – Safety (Ball snapped out of endzone)  


Week 3, 5 October 1997 – Scottish Bravehearts 38 Welsh Dragons 6


Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Welsh Dragons         6
Scottish Bravehearts         38
Scorers Score







[1] Anon. (1997) “IRELAND HARPOON WALES!” First Down. Saturday, April 5, 1997. Pg. 21.

[1] Anon. (1997) “Scotland 31 Ireland 6” First Down. Saturday, September 20, 1997. Pg. 26.




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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