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American Football Ireland Division 2 2020

American Football Ireland Logo [Reference: 9]

Standings

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 2
15.03.2020Meath BulldogsNorth Dublin Pirates
Week 3
22.03.2020Antrim JetsNI Razorbacks
Week 4
29.03.2020Causeway GiantsMeath Bulldogs
Week 5
05.04.2020NI RazorbacksNorth Dublin Pirates
Week 6
19.04.2020North Dublin PiratesAntrim Jets
19.04.2020NI RazorbacksCauseway Giants
Week 7
26.04.2020Meath BulldogsAntrim Jets
26.04.2020North Dublin PiratesCauseway Giants
Week 9
10.05.2020NI RazorbacksAntrim Jets
10.05.2020Meath BulldogsCauseway Giants
Week 11
24.05.2020Antrim JetsCauseway Giants
24.05.2020North Dublin PiratesMeath Bulldogs
Week 12
31.05.2020Causeway GiantsAntrim Jets
31.05.2020NI RazorbacksMeath Bulldogs
Week 13
07.06.2020North Dublin PiratesNI Razorbacks
Week 14
21.06.2020Causeway GiantsNI Razorbacks
21.06.2020Antrim JetsNorth Dublin Pirates
Week 15
27.06.2020Meath BulldogsNI Razorbacks
Week 16
05.07.2020Antrim JetsMeath Bulldogs
05.07.2020Causeway GiantsNorth Dublin Pirates
Irish American Football League 2 Conference Regular Season Results 2020 [Reference: 1]

Home Venues

TeamHome Venues
Antrim JetsAntrim Forum Leisure Centre
Causeway Giants
Meath BulldogsAthboy Rugby Football Club
NI RazorbacksNewforge Country Club
North Dublin PiratesMalahide Rugby Football Club
Irish American Football League 2 Conference 2020 Home Venues [Reference: 2-6]

Report

The 2020 American Football Ireland Season was cancelled on 4 April 2020, a couple of weeks after a revised, shortened season schedule of 6 matches per team was brought in due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. [Ref: 12]

The AFI board made the decision to cancel the season in its entirety due to two main reasons: The uncertainty around when the pandemic would end, making it unlikely a schedule will be published in time for the teams to prepare for the season, and also the probablity of the unavailability of ambulance cover at matches.

The AFI board did, however, state the possibility of running a 2 to 3 week invitational tournament at the end of summer for clubs that wish to take part, making the possibilty of some form of kitted football possible in 2020. [Ref: 11]

References

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2020) IAFL2 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/calendar/iafl2-2020/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2020) Antrim Jets [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/antrim-jets/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2020) Causeway Giants [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/causeway-giants/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2020) Meath Bulldogs [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/meath-bulldogs/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2020) NI Razorbacks [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/ni-razorbacks/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2020) North Dublin Pirates [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/north-dublin-pirates/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[7] Irish American Football Association (2020) AFI Division 2 2020 (Revised Schedule) [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/calendar/afidiv2_2020/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

Social Media

[8] American Football Ireland Facebook (2020) Post to Page, 4 April 2020:”The AFI board held an online meeting today to discuss the current ongoing situation and the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/americanfootballireland/posts/3152302024803676 [Accessed 4 April 2020]

Images

[9] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Logo 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFI-Logo-200.png [Accessed 10 February 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas, University College Dublin.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 20 January 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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