Posted on Leave a comment

Irish American Football Season Overview 2001-02

IAFA Irish American Football League 2001

*Dublin Rebels6510  10
*Carrickfergus Knights6510  10
University of Limerick Vikings6150  2
Dublin Dragons6150  2
Irish American Football Association – Irish American Football League Table 2001 [Reference: 6]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Shamrock Bowl XV  (Carrickfergus) 
16.12.01Carrickfergus Knights7Dublin Rebels28
Irish American Football Association – Irish American Football League Playoffs 2001 [Reference: 7]

Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge 2001

YearHome Team Away Team 
2001Drimnagh Cycos49Leicester Europa Eagles6
Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge 2001 [Reference: 8]

IAFA Flag Football 2001-02

Drimnagh Cycos211032243
Belfast Bulls211024203
Coleraine Chieftans211020243
UL Vikings211024323
Irish American Football Association – Flag Football Challenge Table 2001-02 [Reference: Compiled from Results in 1-2]

Compiled from: [1][2]


29 April 2001

Drimnagh Cycos 20 UL Vikings 24 – Played in Fairview Park, Dublin. This was the first match in over a year for both teams since the Irish Flag Football League folded in 2000. The match was used as match practice by the Cycos before their match against English Champions Leicester Europa Eagles. The Vikings defence was on top in the first half as they ran out to an 18-6 lead early on. The Cycos responed with a 30-yard scoring run by Stephen Duunne, but the Vikings again went two TD’s up to lead 24-13 at the half. The Cycos managed to keep the Vikings out of the enszone in the second half, but the Vikings managed to hold on for the win, as Drimnagh could only manage one TD, a 5-yard run by Liam Farrell, to leave the score 24-20 to UL at the finish. [1]

29 April 2002

UL Vikings 0 Drimnagh Cycos 12- Played in Limerick. The Drimnagh Cycos won with two Touchdowns from Steve Dunne (A 5-yard run early in the game) and also in the first half QB Aidan Kelly threw a 25-yard TD pass to Bob Curran, to gain revenge for defeat in 2001. [3]


Belfast Bulls 16 Coleraine Chieftans 8 – Played in Belfast. The Bulls QB Scott Lennox threw two Touchdown passes to Wide Receivers John Sittlington and Darren Dalton. Gavin Power scored the Chieftans only TD. [4]


Coleraine Chieftans 12 Belfast Bulls 8 – Played in Coleraine. The Chieftans evened up the score with the Bulls in the two-game series as their Halfback Martin Robinson scored on two long runs to the outside. Scott Lennox combined with WR John Sittlington again for the Bulls only score. [4]



[5] Irish American Football (2016) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2001) 2001 IAFL Standings/Schedule [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[7] Irish American Football (2017) IAFL Shamrock Bowl [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[8] Britball Now (2018) History of the game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 October 2016]

Internet Archive

[1] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2001) Flag Football: News – UL Vikings at Drimnagh Cycos [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[2] Wayback Machine – Drimnagh Cycos Yahoo Site (2001) Recent Messages [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 April 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2002) UL Vikings 0 Drimnagh Cycos 12 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[4] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2002) Chieftans and Bulls slug it out [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 6 July 2018]


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association, Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycosand John Kane. John Wills, John Cummins, John Doody and John Morahan.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 December 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 Resereved.

Leave a Reply