American Football, Flag Football, IFFL

Irish Flag Football League Emerald Bowl Conference 2014-2019

Emerald Bowl Conference Logo [Reference:

IFFA IFFL EBC 2014-15

Winter Season 2014-15

 PWLTPFPAPts
EBC Dublin       
*Dublin Vipers10910  18
*Dublin Rebels10631  13
South Dublin Panthers10550  10
Dublin IT Spartans10352  8
University College Dublin10361  7
West Dublin Rhinos100100  0
EBC Midlands       
*Mullingar Minotaurs10910  18
*North Kildare Reapers10730  14
Edenderry Eagles10640  12
Maynooth University Phantoms10550  10
South Kildare Soldiers100100  0
[Reference; Compiled from results in 31-43]
DateSemi-Finals   
 2015Dublin Vipers North Kildare Reapers 
 2015Dublin Rebels25Mullingar Minotaurs15
 Winter Final   
 2015Dublin Vipers27Dublin Rebels26
Dublin Vipers IFFL Winter League Champions 2014 [Reference: 47][Picture Credit: Fiona Egan]

Summer Season 2015

 PWLTPFPAPts
EBC North       
*Dublin Vipers8800  16
*Craigavon Cowboys8530  10
Carrickfergus Knights8341  7
University College Dublin8260  4
EBC South       
*Mullingar Minotaurs8611  13
*Edenderry Eagles8440  8
Cashel Crusaders8260  4
Dublin Rebels8170  2
[Reference: 1
 Semi-Finals   
 2015Dublin Vipers48Edenderry Eagles42
 2015Mullingar Minotaurs31Craigavon Cowboys31
 Summer Final   
 2015Mullingar Minotaurs27Dublin Vipers25
[Reference: 2]

Winter Champions v Summer Champions

 Emerald Bowl I   
 2015Mullingar Minotaurs19Dublin Vipers13
[Reference: 3

IFFA IFFL EBC 2015-16

 PWLTPFPAPts
EBC Dublin       
*Dublin Vipers8620  12
*Dublin Rebels8530  10
Dublin IT Spartans8440  8
Maynooth University Bulls8440  8
University College Dublin8170  2
EBC Ulster       
*Craigavon Cowboys8620  12
*Coleraine Elks8530  10
PSNI Razorbacks8170  2
EBC Midlands       
*Mullingar Minotaurs8800  16
*North Kildare Reapers8530  10
Edenderry Eagles8530  10
Athlone Minotaurs8260  4
Roscommon Rogues8080  0
EBC Munster       
*Cashel Crusaders8620  12
*Marble City Mud Dogs8530  10
University of Limerick Vikings8350  6
Wexford Eagles8260  4
[Reference: 4]
 Quarter-Finals   
 2016Dublin Vipers52Dublin Rebels12
 2016Mullingar Minotaurs40Coleraine Elks8
 2016North Kildare Reapers33Cashel Crusaders12
 2016Craigavon Cowboys30Marble City Mud Dogs0
 Semi-Finals   
 2016Craigavon Cowboys30Dublin Vipers26
 2016Mullingar Minotaurs27North Kildare Reapers19
 Emerald Bowl II   
 2016Craigavon Cowboys36Mullingar Minotaurs0

FFI IFFL EBC 2016-17

 PWLTFrfPFPAPts
EBC East        
*Dublin Vipers8710026211221
*University College Dublin8710027918321
Dublin IT Spartans826002422896
EBC North        
*Edenderry Eagles8611033812019
*Craigavon Cowboys8611027615419
Antrim Jets8080-920277-9
EBC South        
*Dublin Rebels862002599818
Marble City Mud Dogs8440016514112
Waterford Wolves8170-637293-3
EBC West        
*North Kildare Reapers8440026125212
Mullingar Minotaurs8440-32552179
Athlone Minotaurs808001323900
[Reference: 5-8]
 Quarter-Finals   
 2017Dublin Rebels0Craigavon Cowboys40
 2017North Kildare Reapers41UCD39
 Semi-Finals   
 2017Dublin Vipers20Craigavon Cowboys18
 2017Edenderry EaglesWNorth Kildare ReapersL
 Emerald Bowl III   
 2017Dublin Vipers26Edenderry Eagles20
[Reference: 9-18]

FFI IFFL EBC 2017

 PWLTFrfPFPAPts
* Craigavon Cowboys8701-129611921
*Westmeath Minotaurs8521-128014115
*Dublin Vipers8530-121518514
* Edenderry Eagles8431-329715510
North Kildare Reapers8431-323618110
Dublin Rebels8170-3912870
South Dublin Panthers8080-365412-3
[Reference: 19]
 Semi-Finals   
 2017Craigavon Cowboys46Edenderry Eagles50
 2017Westmeath Minotaurs26Dublin Vipers51
 3rd Place   
 2017Craigavon Cowboys31Westmeath Minotaurs39
 Final   
 2017Dublin Vipers12Edenderry Eagles32
[Reference: 20-21]
Dublin Vipers IFFL Emerald Bowl Champions 2017 [Reference: 48][Photo Credit: Terence McCann]

FFI IFFL EBC 2018

 PWLTFrfPFPAPts
EBC North        
*Craigavon Cowboys1090146616028
*Belfast Knights1072133718522
*Belfast Trojans1073030919121
Ulster Elks10280-31623603
NI Razorbacks100100-596414-5
EBC East        
*Louth Mavericks1073032625121
Dublin Bay Raptors1064028823318
University College Dublin1054135926016
Dublin Rebels1045115823713
South Dublin Panthers102801632846
EBC West        
*Trinity College Dublin10100047713930
Westmeath Minotaurs10640-337818215
Meath Bulldogs1036117727311
Maynooth Hurricanes103701313359
Cill Dara Reapers100100703960
EBC South        
*Edenderry Eagles1091045216427
University College Cork1073029317821
University of Limerick Vikings1045123131014
Cork City Cosmos101901404613
[Reference: 22]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wildcard Round   
01.12.18Louth Mavericks39Belfast Knights25
01.12.18Edenderry Eagles33Belfast Trojans13
 Semi-Finals   
01.12.18Craigavon Cowboys39Edenderry Eagles16
01.12.18Trinity College Dublin13Louth Mavericks31
 Emerald Bowl V   
01.12.18Craigavon Cowboys18Louth Mavericks12
[Reference: 23-24]

IAFA IFFL EBC 2019

PWLTFrfPFPAPts
*Craigavon Cowboys8710033414921
*Louth Mavericks871002219521
*Dublin Bay Raptors8620031211518
*Edenderry Eagles8530027219615
*Belfast Trojans8440015321312
*Trinity College Dublin8440028917012
Belfast Knights8440019017712
University College Cork835001671999
Westmeath Minotaurs8440-31901919
University College Dublin8251-41332433
Meath Bulldogs8071-1132306-10
Dublin Rebels8062-360211-36
IAFA IFFL Emerald Bowl Conference Standings 2019 [Reference: 25]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Wild-Card RoundNational Sports Campus
02.11.2019Dublin Bay Raptors14Trinity College Dublin32
02.11.2019Edenderry EaglesBelfast Trojans
Semi-FinalsNational Sports Campus
02.11.2019Craigavon Cowboys6Trinity College Dublin26
02.11.2019Louth MavericksEdenderry Eagles
Emerald Bowl 6National Sports Campus
02.11.2019Trinity College Dublin24Edenderry Eagles54
IAFA IFFL Emerald Bowl Conference Playoffs 2019 [Reference: 26-30]

Reference: [1, 5]

Points System: 3 Pts Win / 2 Pts Tie / 0 Pts Loss / -1 Pt Forfeit # / -1 Pt Not providing officials for a round of fixtures #

* Qualify for Playoffs

Report

14 teams entered the first Emerald Bowl conference season in 2014-15, with Mullingar Minotaurs winning Emerald Bowl I 19-13 against the Dublin Vipers. Craigavon Cowboys won surprisingly easily 36-0 in Emerald Bowl II in 2015-16 against the defending Champions. Emerald Bowl III in 2016-17 saw Dublin Vipers finally fulfill their promise with a 26-20 win against the Edenderry Eagles from Co. Offaly.

Edenderry Eagles gained revenge the following year, winning 32-12 against the Vipers, and then in 2018, Craigavon Cowboys became the first team to win the Emerald Bowl twice, defeating the Louth Mavericks 18-12. Edenderry Eagles won their second Bowl in three years in 2019, 54-24 over Trinity College Dublin.

Edenderry Eagles – Emerald Bowl 6 Champions 2019 [Reference: 28 – Photo Terence McCann]

About

In 2014 the Irish Flag Football Association was officially recognised by the Irish American Football Association, and the first Irish Flag Football League season was played 2014-15. Named the Emerald Bowl Conference, this was played for the Emerald Bowl. There had previously been an Irish Flag Football League from 1991-2000, but this was Dublin-Area only, and from then until 2014 there were “Turkey Bowl” type tournaments held over the course of the year (so-named as a lot of the tournaments coincided with Thanksgiving or Christmas)

The 2019 season had seen the League split into two levels – the Emerald Bowl Conference for the top 12, and the Glas Bowl Conference for newer or less established teams. In 2020, under the new American Football Ireland brand, the divisions were renamed the Premier Division and Division 1.

References

Images

[1] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFA 2018 Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/35086665_931826987021438_1021165999753265152_n.png [Accessed 11 July 2018]

[2] League Republic (2017) Irish Flag Football League Logo [Internet] Available from: http://images.leaguerepublic.com/data/images/424217313/110.jpg [Accessed 8 August 2017]

Websites

[1] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Association (2015) IAFL Standings – Irish Flag Football League – Summer League [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20151005130204/http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 25 March 2015]

[2] You Tube (2015) Mullingar Minotaurs summer league flag footballs finals – Published by FelipsDazza on Jul 27 2015 [Entire Video] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_gpjofE5Eo [Accessed 5 November 2017]

[3] NFL Ireland (2015) Emerald Bowl I Preview [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/9590-flag-football-emerald-bowl-i-preview/ [Accessed 2 November 2017]

[4] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2016) Photo February 7 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/photos/pcb.1770417789848702/1770417676515380/?type=3&theater [Accessed 13 November 2017]

[5] Flag Football Ireland (2017) Standings for Date [Internet] Available from: http://www.flagfootballireland.ie/l/standingsForDate/510372700/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 23 January 2017]

[6] Flag Football Ireland (2017) Standings for Date [Internet] Available from: http://www.flagfootballireland.ie/l/standingsForDate/838337000/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 23 January 2017]

[7] Flag Football Ireland (2017) Standings for Date [Internet] Available from: http://www.flagfootballireland.ie/l/standingsForDate/100705922/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 23 January 2017]

[8] Flag Football Ireland (2017) Standings for Date [Internet] Available from: http://www.flagfootballireland.ie/l/standingsForDate/708600111/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 23 January 2017]

[9] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/posts/1943137325910080:0 [Accessed 6 February 2017]

[10] Flag Football Ireland (2017) Photo [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/photos/a.1587898684767281.1073741830.1583160178574465/1943137325910080/?type=3&theater [Accessed 20 February 2017]

[11] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/events/1331311276927728/ [Accessed 20 February 2017]

[12] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboysSBC/posts/1446213545388837 [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[13] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: ttps://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/posts/1954299891460490:0 [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[14] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/photos/pcb.1770417789848702/1770417676515380/?type=3&theater [Accessed 20 February 2017]

[15] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/photos/pcb.1770417789848702/1770417683182046/?type=3&theater [Accessed 20 February 2017]

[16] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/photos/pcb.1770417789848702/1770417686515379/?type=3&theater
[Accessed 20 February 2017]

[17] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/posts/1775342396022908:0
[Accessed 20 February 2017]

[18] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Event [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/posts/1781143492109465 [Accessed 20 February 2017]

[19] Irish American Football Association (2017) Emerald Bowl Conference [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/flag-football/ebc/ [Accessed 16 July 2017]

[20] Flag Football Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 7 2017 [Internet] Available: https://www.facebook.com/FlagFootballIreland/posts/2047867735437038 [Accessed 8 August 2017]

[21] Irish American Football Association (2017) Edenderry Eagles Emerald Bowl IV Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/edenderry-eagles-emerald-bowl-iv-champions/ [Accessed 8 August 2017]

[22] Irish American Football Association (2018) EBC 2018 Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/flag-football/ebc/ebc-standings_18/ [Accessed 26 November 2018]

[23] Irish American Football Association (2018) EBC 2018 Fixtures & Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/flag-football/ebc/ebc-fix_results_18/ [Accessed 26 November 2018]

[24] Irish American Football Association (2018) Home | Results [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/ [Accessed 8 December 2018]

Websites:

[25] Irish American Football Association (2019) EBC 2019 [Standings][Fixtures & Results] [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/flag-football/ebc/ebc-2019/ [Accessed 4 November 2019]

Images

[26] Irish American Football Association (2019) IAFA Flag Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/35114606_1940763235957567_6650268648923463680_o-1024×614.png [Accessed 1 July 2019]

[27] Irish American Football Association (2019) IEBC 2019 Ireland Map [Internet] Available from:https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EBC-2019-Ireland-Map-1024×683.png [Accessed 28 October 2019]

[28] Edenderry Eagles Public Page | Facebook (2019) Photo November 10, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2642256385797231&set=g.341452022587512&type=1&theater&ifg=1 [Accessed 21 November 2019]

Social Media

[29] CWLTV | Facebook (2019) IAFA Flag Football Playoffs 2019 | Final Scores @ [-2:57.10] [-12.52][Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/cwltv/videos/715471045601023/?fref=mentions&__xts__[0]=68.ARBhLlp-_D-5tBi-Y2Kgl-wFdB-krJ8td7K6gSkeUyniB37yH7xwRxYkwT0s1cGWQBbyX9i8UAvSXRcRWXmlw5TruaOTiTGla9phI7AT2XgeodpWRcA7Lf9Yio00Zi2JCJVBrkLugpZVmLqlH9uWZcUlFlX2x4l2u_ORu44V-7_gMoMoV3mhLn6KpV_Uj-WVf9-sjalAB1lqmxD5JRH6ZwXWsGpvGmyCssTu3u2N_Tpx-95M55KKu8TppjDOD8222Rzqw1yQyYHxOj7aM1QOAQoyaxgXQBt7G3koCwqzJqvreyAMSFPi4cjS6cPcKZQzH4vPLtqJB-BeWMIH9Cs45ueNE-TW_ACiFEst71aoipiSEndKmDEWwPkSW7MOlQjDL61PD0-KVSCh_Ff0-WkJS41QhKgAPFjAOby93AJ0yVd7iSvc_meQgSF7RM_baPSvuiWQjpXNff1N8fOAPxG4ri9u04oWxrJxWfrKS80MrLInFTxL3u8I2jJTHwGeW2ljCw&__tn__=K-R [Accessed 20 November 2019]

[30] Trinity College Dublin American Football | Facebook (2019) Post November 2, 2019: “Hope y’all are hungry, because TCDAF are serving up some W’s today.Full time from Sports Campus Ireland, where we’ve beaten Craigavon Cowboys by a score of 26 – 6 to secure a place in the EBC Final.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TCDAmericanFootball/posts/2817632031580524 [Accessed 21 November 2019]

Websites

[31] NFL Ireland (2014) IFFL Dublin Division Schedule Announced [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/7147-iffl-dublin-division-schedule-announced/ [Accessed 28 February 2017]

[32] NFL Ireland (2014) IAFL Weekly 29/10/14 [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/iafl/7174-iafl-weekly-291014/ [Accessed 2 November 2017]

[33] NFL Ireland (2014) IAFL Weekly 27/11/14 – Flag Football Results [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/7347-iafl-weekly-271114/ [Accessed 31 October 2017]

[34] NFL Ireland (2014) IAFL Weekly 13/12/14 – Flag Football matches this weekend! / Results [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/7407-iafl-weekly-131214/ [Accessed 28 February 2017]

[35] NFL Ireland (2014) IAFL Weekly 8/1/15 [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/7540-iafl-weekly-8115/ [Accessed 2 November 2017]

[36] NFL Ireland (2014) IFFL Dublin Division – Scores/Standings [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.nflirelandcom.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/10696258-1589332367957246-4689683834046937819-n.jpg [Accessed 2 November 2017]

[37] NFL Ireland (2015) Emerald Bowl I Preview! [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/9590-flag-football-emerald-bowl-i-preview/ [Accessed 28 February 2017]

Internet Archive

[38] South Dublin Panthers (2014) – Wayback Machine [2015-01-25]Panthers Flag team Update – 25th October 2014 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150125074015/http://southdublinpanthers.com/articles-panthers-flag-team-update.html [Accessed 9 October 2017]

Social Media

[39] MU Bulls Facebook Page (2014) Post: November 22, 2014: “Today the Phantoms had their first ever games as part of the IAFA Flag Football League – Midlands Division.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/nuimflagfootball/posts/1576758029225021:0 [Accessed 7 October 2017]

[40] MU Bulls Facebook Page (2014) Post: January 11, 2015: “Another great day of football had by all yesterday down in Mullingar with your Phantoms taking on the Mullingar Minotaurs and the DIT Spartans.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/nuimflagfootball/posts/1600704246830399 [Accessed 4 September 2018]

[41] Craigavon Cowboys Facebook Page (2014) Post: December 16, 2014: “The Cowboys travelled to Dublin to take part in IAFLs Flag Football league.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CraigavonCowboys/posts/90709409300776 [Accessed 30 June 2018]

[42] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2014) Post: November 8, 2014: “The Minotaurs kicked off their first competitive Flag Football outing today in the Midlands Flag Football Divisiion” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminoaturs/phptos/a.659626717382731.1073741828.311169445561795/883846638294070/?type=3&theater [Accessed 12 June 2018]

[43] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook Page (2014) Post: November 22, 2014: “The Minotaurs flag team travelled to Kilcock today tpo take part in the NK Reapers hosted midland divisonal games” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/westmeathminoaturs/phptos/a.659626717382731.1073741828.311169445561795/891332434212157/?type=3&theater [Accessed 27 June 2018]

Websites

[44] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Association (2015) IAFL Standings – Irish Flag Football League – Summer League [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20151005130204/http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 25 March 2015]

[45] You Tube (2015) Mullingar Minotaurs summer league flag footballs finals – Published by FelipsDazza on Jul 27 2015 [Entire Video] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_gpjofE5Eo [Accessed 5 November 2017]

[46] NFL Ireland (2015) Emerald Bowl I Preview [Internet] Available from: http://nfl-ireland.com/flag-football/9590-flag-football-emerald-bowl-i-preview/ [Accessed 2 November 2017]

Images

[47] Sasta Fitness Twitter Account (2014) Tweet by Fiona Egan, Mar 1, 2015:”#congratulations@DublinVipers winners 2015 @IAFA_FFL_Dublin Winter League #delighted to be #sponsor@SastaDrogheda“[Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_BqbYAW0AAshrT?format=jpg&name=small [Accessed 1 March 2020]

[48] Joe @ Dublin Bay Raptors WhatsApp Image 2020-10-17 at 19.30.26

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas and Joe Gray (Dublin Vipers & Dublin Bay Raptors) and Bart Barden, Sean Douglas, Tom Gallagher, Joe Grey, Ken Jackson, Decy Maher, Antony Nardone, Llyod O’Farrell, Anton Pippo O’Grady, Jonathan Spielberg, Bri Wallace, Justin Whelan, Todd Zboyan (Dublin Bay Raptors).

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