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American Football Ireland Premier Division 2020

American Football Ireland Logo [Reference: 10]

Standings

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Belfast Trojans
Cork Admirals
Craigavon Cowboys
Dublin Rebels
South Dublin Panthers
University College Dublin
University of Limerick Vikings
West Dublin Rhinos
Irish American Football League Shamrock Bowl Conference 2020 [Reference: 1]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
08.03.2020University College DublinUniversity of Limerick Vikings
Week 2
15.03.2020West Dublin RhinosCork Admirals
15.03.2020Dublin RebelsUniversity College Dublin
Week 3
22.03.2020West Dublin RhinosSouth Dublin Panthers
Week 4
29.03.2020Craigavon CowboysUniversity College Dublin
29.03.2020Dublin RebelsBelfast Trojans
Week 5
04.04.2020Dublin RebelsUniversity of Limerick Vikings
05.04.2020South Dublin PanthersCraigavon Cowboys
Week 6
18.04.2020South Dublin PanthersUniversity College Dublin
18.04.2020Cork AdmiralsBelfast Trojans
19.04.2020University of Limerick VikingsCraigavon Cowboys
Week 7
03.05.2020South Dublin PanthersCork admirals
Week 8
10.05.2020Cork AdmiralsDublin Rebels
10.05.2020Belfast TrojansCraigavon Cowboys
Week 9
17.05.2020Belfast TrojansWest Dublin Rhinos
Week 10
24.05.2020Craigavon CowboysDublin Rebels
24.05.2020University of Limerick VikingsSouth Dublin Panthers
Week 11
31.05.2020Craigavon CowboysCork Admirals
31.05.2020University College DublinWest Dublin Rhinos
Week 12
07.06.2020Belfast TrojansSouth Dublin Panthers
Week 13
14.06.2020Belfast TrojansUniversity of Limerick Vikings
14.06.2020Craigavon CowboysWest Dublin Rhinos
Week 14
20.06.2020University of Limerick VikingsWest Dublin Rhinos
21.06.2020Dublin RebelsSouth Dublin Panthers
21.06.2020University College DublinCork Admirals
Week 15
04.07.2020South Dublin PanthersBelfast Trojans
04.07.2020Cork AdmiralsUniversity College Dublin
04.07.2020West Dublin RhinosCraigavon Cowboys
05.07.2020University of Limerick VikingsDublin Rebels
Week 16
11.07.2020University College DublinBelfast Trojans
Irish American Football League Shamrock Bowl Conference 2020 Regular Season Results [Reference: 1]

Home Venues

TeamHome Venue
Belfast TrojansBelfast Harlequins RFC
Cork Admirals
Craigavon CowboysPeople’s Park, Portadown
Dublin RebelsSportslink, Santry
South Dublin PanthersWestmanstown Sports Centre
University College DublinUCD Astro Pitch, Belfield
University of Limerick Vikings
West Dublin RhinosCastleknock College
Irish American Football League Shamrock Bowl Conference 2020 Home Venues [References: 2-9]

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) SBC 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/calendar/sbc-2020/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2020) Belfast Trojans [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/belfast-trojans/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2020) Cork Admirals [Internet] Available from:https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/cork-admirals/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2020) Craigavon Cowboys [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/craigavon-cowboys/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2020) Dublin Rebels [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/dublin-rebels/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2020) South Dublin Panthers [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/south-dublin-panthers/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

[7] Irish American Football Association (2020) University College Dublin [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/university-college-dublin/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[8] Irish American Football Association (2020) University of Limerick Vikings [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/university-of-limerick-vikings/[Accessed 20 January 2020]

[9] Irish American Football Association (2020) West Dublin Rhinos [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/team/west-dublin-rhinos/ [Accessed 20 January 2020]

[10] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Premier Division 2020 (Revised Schedule) [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/calendar/afipremdiv-2020/ [Accessed 22 March 2020]

Social Media

[11] 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

[12] 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: 13 February 2020

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