American Football, DV8, Junior Kitted

Irish American Football Association Youth Kitted League 2013-2019

Irish American Football Association Youth Logo 2018-2019 [Reference: 63]

IAFA Youth Blitz Composite Table 2013

 PWLTPFPAPct
South Kildare Soldiers (C)2101180.750
Carrickfergus Knights (C)210176.750
Craigavon Cowboys201167.250
Drogheda Lightning2011018.000
IAFA Youth Blitz Composite Table [References: Compiled from Results in 1-6]

Note: Title shared between South Kildare Soldiers and Carrickfergus Knights.

IAFA Youth Blitz Composite Table 2014

 PWLTPFPAPct
Craigavon Cowboys (C)11003401.000
Carrickfergus Knights1010034.000
South Kildare Soldiers000000.000
IAFA Youth Blitz Composite Table 2014 [Compiled from Results in 7-15]

IAFL Junior League 2015

 PWLTPFPAPts
Craigavon Cowboys (C)4310 5230 6
South Kildare Soldiers431056 40 6
Mullingar Minotaurs40402666 0
IAFA Junior Leahue 2015 [References: Compiled from Results in: 16-27]

(C) Champions on Points Difference

IAFL Junior League 2016

 PWLTPFPAPts
South Kildare Soldiers (C)6600  12
Westmeath Minotaurs633080486
Craigavon Cowboys6060  0
IAFA Junior League 2016 [References: Compiled from results in: 28-38]

IAFL Junior League 2017

 PWLTPFPAPts
South Kildare Soldiers (C)5500  10
Westmeath Minotaurs413038392
Cork Admirals312014302
Craigavon Cowboys2020  0
IAFA Junior League 2017 [References: Compiled from results in 39-52]

IAFA Youth League 2018

 PWLTPFPAPts
Cork Admirals220064144
South Kildare Soldiers211056342
University of Limerick Vikings20206780
IAFA Youth League 2018 [References: 53]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final NSC, Dublin 
28.10.18Cork Admirals36South Kildare soldiers16
IAFA Youth League Final 2018 [References: 54]

IAFA Youth League 2019

 PWLTPFPAPts
*Cork Admirals4400145198
*Belfast Knights4301143667
*Louth Mavericks421168335
*South Dublin Panthers422088744
Dublin Rebels413031922
Antrim Jets4130481052
Cill Dara Crusaders404001320
IAFA Youth League 2019 [References: 55-56 ]
DateTimeHome Team Away Team 
  Semi-Finals   
20.10.201913:30Belfast Knights40Louth Mavericks19
20.10.201914:30Cork Admirals26South Dublin Panthers6
  3rd Place Game   
20.10.201915:30Louth Mavericks30South Dublin Panthers0
  Championship   
20.10.201916:30Cork Admirals44Belfast Knights7
IAFA Youth League Playoffs 2019 [References: 57-61]

Report (2013-2014)

The first Youth Blitz was held on 13 October 2013, in Carrickfergus RFC. Four teams entered and they each played two games with a Semi-Final & 3rd/4th Place and Final match. South Kildare Soldiers and Craigavon Cowboys shared the title after the Final ended in a scoreless tie.

There was a single match played in 2014, with Craigavon Cowboys emerging victors over Carrickfergus Knights.

Report (2015-2017)

South Kildare Soldiers and Craigavon Cowboys finished with 3-1 records in 2015, with Craigavon Cowboys winning the Championship on Points Difference. South Kildare Soldiers went on to win the Championship with a perfect record in both 2016 and 2017.

South Kildare Soldiers – IAFA Junior Kitted Champions 2016 [Reference: 64]

Report (2018-2019)

The first Youth Final was played in 2018, Cork Admirals defeating South Kildare Soldiers who had dominated Youth Football for the previous three years 36-16.They repeated as Champions in 2019, winning 44-7 this time against Belfast Knights.The Admirals won all their games both seasons, going 3-0 in 2018 & 6-0 in 2019.

Corjk Admirals – Irish American Football Association Youth Leahue Champions 2019 [Reference: 65]

About (2013-2014)

The first IAFA Junior Blitz took place on 13 October 2013 in Carrickfergus RFC, playing under DV8 8-a-side Kitted Rules, for players aged 16-19.

One Blitz a year took place 2013-2014.

About (2015-2017)

The IAFA Junior Kitted League operated on a 2-3 Blitzes per year format from 2015-2017, with each of the teams hosting a blitz, which entailed 3 games.

The League was 9-Man Kitted Football for ages 16-19. [45]

NCAA rules were used with the following modifications: (i) Only 9 players per side on the field at any one time (ii) No Offensive Tackles i.e. there were two less players on the Offensive Line (iii) No Tackles below the waist under any circumstances.

About (2018-2019)

The Irish American Football Association Youth Kitted league was started in 2013, playing under modified DV8 Development Rules, with teams playing 7v7, 8v8, or 9v9 matches, in a blitz format.

The Championship was decided on Wins Percentage from 2013 to 2017, and from 2018 to 2019 the first Playoffs, and Championship Games were held.

Irish American Football association Logo 2012-2018 [Reference: 62]

The Irish American Football association changed its name to American Football ireland in 2020.

About (2019)

The Irish American Football association Youth League is an 7v7, 8v8, 9v9 Kitted League for players aged 15-17 on January 1 of that year. Numbers of opposing teams players determined the number of players in each game. The Blitz format was used for the games, with teams playing a minimum of two games per gameday. [2]

References

Websites (2013)

[1] Irish American Football Association (2013) Junior Blitz 2013 – U19 kitted football tournament on 13th October. [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/junior-blitz-2013-u19-kitted-football-tournament-on-13th-october/ [Accessed 17 March 2017]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2013) Carrickfergus & South Kildare share first Youth Kitted Blitz [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/carrickfergus-south-kildare-share-first-youth-kitted-blitz/ [Accessed 17 March 2017]

Social Media (2013)

[3] Tube – Ted Elston (Dec 24 2013) South Kildare Soldiers: Carrickfergus Youth Blitz 15/12/13 [1:10][2:20][3:15] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crU3eJMqHBk [Accessed 5 November 2017]

[4] Carrickfergus Knights Facebook Page (2013) Post December 15 2013 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BelfastKnightsNI/photos/a.381190102015434.1073741844.229667953834317/381189848682126/?type=3&theater [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[5] Carrickfergus Knights Facebook Page (2013) Post December 15 2013 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BelfastKnightsNI/posts/381297688671342 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[6] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2013) Post December 15 2013 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/posts/719403958069803 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

Websites (2014)

[7] Double Coverage – Wayback Machine (2014) Carrickfergus Host First Irish Youth Blitz Tournament [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20140221174435/http://dblcoverage.com/carrickfergus-host-first-irish-youth-blitz-tournament/ [Accessed 4 september 2018]

[8] NFL Ireland (2014) IAFL Weekly – 13/12/14 [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/7407-iafl-weekly-131214/ [Accessed 28 February 2017]

[9] NFL-Ireland (2017) IAFL Weekly – 13/12/14. [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/7407-iafl-weekly-131214/ [Accessed 28 February 2017]

Social Media (2014)

[10] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2017) Post November 9 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/862683297098905 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[11] OTS Irish Gridiron Facebook Page (2017) Post November 28 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishgridiron/posts/1492741517658786 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[12] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2016) Post October 26 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/posts/880722438604620 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[13] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2016) Post October 26 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/posts/880722438604620 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[14] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2017) Post November 9 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/862683297098905 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[15] OTS Irish Gridiron Facebook Page (2017) Post November 28 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/irishgridiron/posts/1492741517658786 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

Websites (2015)

[16] Irish American Football Association (2015) Youth football kicks off this Sunday [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/youth-football-kicks-off-this-sunday [Accessed 17 March 2017]

[17] Irish American Football Association (2015) Junior Kitted Result – 18th October 2015 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/junior-kitted-results-18th-october-2015/ [Accessed 23 December 2016]

[18] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2015) 2015 Junior League [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20151218200615/http://www.americanfootball.ie/ [Accessed 4 September 2018]

[19] Hogan, Sean (2016) “Kildare’s American football team crowned All Ireland champs”. Kildare Now. 26 October, 2016. [Internet] Available from: https://www.kildarenow.com/gallery/sport/392501/kildare-s-american-football-team-crowned-all-ireland-champs.html [Accessed 30 January 2020]

[20] Craigavon Cowboys (2020) History: Honours [Internet] Available from: https://www.craigavoncowboys.co.uk/history.html [Accessed 13 February 2020]

Videos (2015)

[21] You Tube (2015) Youth game – Published by FelipsDazza on Sep 15, 2015 [4:36] [4:47] [5:55] [8:50] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oltt9F7mfiM [Accessed 31 October 2017]

[22] You Tube (2015) Craigavon Cowboys Juniors Blitz 1 2015 Highlights [1:33] [2:27] – Published by CannonMedia on Sep 14, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be3WxXKGil4 [Accessed 24 October 2017]

[23] You Tube (2015) Craigavon Cowboys Juniors Blitz 2 2015 Highlights [1:49] [4:28] – Published by Cannon Media on Oct 29, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9UNpqtutq4 [Accessed 24 October 2017]

Social Media (2015)

[24] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2015) Post November 28 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1057091924324707 [Accessed 4 September 2018]

[25] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2015) Post September 12 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/photos/a.701990129811186.1073741830.701486486528217/1050487744961421/?type=3&theater [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[26] South Kildare Soldiers Facebook Page (2015) Post October 18 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/SouthKildareSoldiers/posts/754465811346366 [Accessed 6 December 2017][Broken Link]

[27] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook (2015) Photo, October 18, 2015″Another hard fought day for our lads in purple today. Despite fantastic performances from all our players,” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/photos/a.659626717382731.1073741828.311169445561795/1073439316001467/?type=3&theater [Accessed 6 December 2017]

Websites (2016)

[28] Irish American Football Association (2016) 2016 Junior Football season Kicked Off [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/2016-junior-football-season-kicked-off/ [Accessed 23 December 2016]

[29] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2016) Junior Kitted Football Dates Announced. Rules details [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20160304234537/http://www.americanfootball.ie/junior-kitted-football-dates-announced/ [Accessed 4 September 2018]

[30] Irish American Football Association (2016) Junior Football 2016 Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/junior-football-2016-champions/ [Accessed 23 December 2016]

[31] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2016) Junior Kitted Football Dates Announced. Rules details [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20160304234537/http://www.americanfootball.ie/junior-kitted-football-dates-announced/ [Accessed 4 September 2018]

Social Media (2016)

[32] South Kildare Soldiers Facebook Page (2016) Post September 18 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/SouthKildareSoldiers/photos/a.240354999424119.55089.227676250691994/954895121303433/?type=3&theater [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[33] South Kildare Soldiers Facebook Page (2016) Post October 3 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/SouthKildareSoldiers/posts/969317006527911 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[34] South Kildare Soldiers Facebook Page (2016) Post October 23 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/SouthKildareSoldiers/posts/988006751325603 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[35] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2016) Post September 18 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/photos/a.400391443306261.97658.311169445561795/1287843521227711/?type=3&theater [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[36] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2016) Post October 3 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1300888999923163 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[37] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2016) Post October 23 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1319966001348796 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[38] Republic of Edenderry Facebook Page (2016) Post October 25 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=990627224417147&id=230818513731359 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

Websites (2017)

[39] Irish American Football Association (2017) Junior Football Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/junior-football/ [Accessed 23 September 2017]

[40] Cork Admirals [2017] Cork Admirals Youth Team Open Their Season [Internet] Available from: https://www.corkadmirals.ie/single-post/2017/11/06/Cork-Admirals-Youth-Team-Open-Their-Season [Accessed 6 December 2017]

Social Media (2017)

[41] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2017) Post October 15 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1703316189680440 [Accessed 17 October 2017]

[42] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2017) Post October 15 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/posts/1681077225235800 [Accessed 17 October 2017]

[43] Cill Dara Crusaders Facebook Page (2017) Post October 29 2017 [Internet] Available from: http://www.facebook.com/CillDaraCrusaders/posts/155163938425523 [Accessed 1 November 2017]

[44] Cill Dara Crusaders Facebook Page (2017) Post November 26 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CillDaraCrusaders/posts/162700431005207 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[45] Cill Dara Crusaders Facebook Page (2017) Post November 26 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CillDaraCrusaders/posts/162725277669389 [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[46] Cork Admirals Facebook Page (2017)Video November 26 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/corkadmiralsAFC/videos/779020282296065/ [Accessed 6 December 2017]

[47] Cork Admirals Twitter Account (2017) Tweet 29 Oct 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/corkadmiralsAFC/status/924637237127667712 [Accessed 1 November 2017]

[48] Cork Admirals Twitter Account (2017) Tweet 29 Oct 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/corkadmiralsAFC/status/924646713591296000 [Accessed 1 November 2017]

[49] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2017) Post November 9 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1728567953821930 [Accessed 15 November 2017]

[50] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2017) Post November 11 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1730985910246801 [Accessed 15 November 2017]

[51] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2017) Post November 24 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1744529465559112 [Accessed 28 November 2017]

[52] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2017) Post November 27 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminotaurs/posts/1747392558606136 [Accessed 28 November 2017]

Websites (2018)

[53] Irish American Football Association (2018) Youth League [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/youth-league/ [Accessed 15 October 2018]

Social Media (2018)

[54] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2018) Post October 29, 2018: “Some great photos from yesterdays youth game by Eddie Smyth!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/2159617004072188 [Accessed 3 November 2018]

Websites (2019)

[55] Irish American Football Association (2019) Youth Season 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/youth-football/youth-kitted/ [Accessed 17 October 2019]

[56] Irish American Football Association (2019) Youth Football [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/youth-football/ [Accessed 17 October 2019]

Social Media (2019)

[57] Irish American Football Association | Facebook (2019) Event, October 20, 2019: “Youth Championship Day” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/events/1649354321868116/ [Accessed 21 October 2019]

[58] Irish American Football Association | Facebook (2019) Post, October 20, 2019: “ Congratulations to Cork Admirals American Football Club who are this years IAFA Youth Champions after defeating the Belfast Knights 44-7 in the final! “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/2768526973181185 [Accessed 21 October 2019]

[59] Louth Mavericks | Facebook (2019) Post, October 20, 2019: “ Results are in from Dublin for the Louth Mavericks Youths and we have finished 3rd overall in the country. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/louthmavericks/posts/2484428128341527 [Accessed 21 October 2019]

[60] Cork Admirals| Facebook (2019) Post, October 20, 2019: ” Admirals Youth Team won back to back National Championships with a 44-7 win over Belfast Knights. MVP for the final was Michael Hand. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/corkadmiralsAFC/posts/1218765021654920 [Accessed 21 October 2019]

[61] Cork Admirals| Facebook (2019) Post, October 20, 2019: ” Admirals Youth team won 26-6 in semi final vs South Dublin Panthers. They now take on Belfast Knights in a National Final “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/corkadmiralsAFC/posts/1218675291663893 [Accessed 21 October 2019]

Images

[62] Irish American Football Association (2010) IAFA logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 23 February 2017

[63] Irish American Football association (2018) IAFA Youth Logo 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/IAFA-Logos-2018_Youth-R-e1565538368665.png [Accessed 13 September 2019]

[64] Hogan, Sean (2016) “Kildare’s American football team crowned All Ireland champs”. Kildare Now. 26 October, 2016. [Internet] Available from: https://www.kildarenow.com/upload/2016/10/26122252/IMG_1564-e1477481286183.jpg [Accessed 30 January 2020]

[65] Irish American Football Association | Facebook (2019) Photo, October 20, 2019: “ Congratulations to Cork Admirals American Football Club who are this years IAFA Youth Champions after defeating the Belfast Knights 44-7 in the final! “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/photos/pcb.2768526973181185/2768526746514541/?type=3&theater [Accessed 21 October 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Conor Connolly-Mulcahy & Dara Connolly-Mulcahy

About this document

Reaerched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 13 February 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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