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Expansion Timeline 1986-present

NumberYears ActiveTeam
Irish American Football Association
1Dublin Celts1984-1993
2Coleraine Chieftains1985-1989
3Carrickfergus / East Antrim Cougars1985-1990
4Belfast Blitzers1985-1988
5Belfast Spartans1985-1996
6Bangor Buccaneers1986-1987
7Belfast / NI Giants1986-1989
8Craigavon Cowboys1986-1994 / 1998-1999 / 2003-present
9Jordanstown Jaguars1986-1987
10East Side Jets1987
11Dublin Tornadoes1987-1996
12Antrim / A26 Bulldogs1989-1993
American Football Association of Ireland
13Bray Seahawks1990
14Newtownabbey Warriors1991
15Drogheda Vikings1992
16Lee Valley Steelers1992-1993
17Ardee Falcons1993
18Carrickfergus / Belfast Knights1994- Present
19Lurgan Area Raiders1994-1995
20Dublin Lightning1995-1998
21Portadown Panthers1996-1997
22Dublin Bulls1997
24Dublin Tigers1998-1999
25Queens University Belfast Broncos1998-1999
Super League Era
23Greystones Rebels *1997-2000
26Belfast Lasers *1999
27Dublin Rebels2001-present
28Dublin Dragons2001-2015
29University of Limerick Vikings2001-present
30Cork Admirals2002-present
31Belfast Bulls2003-2008
32Dublin City University Saints2006-2010
33North Dublin Marshalls2006
34Belfast Trojans2007-present
35Edenderry Soldiers2007-2008
36Tallaght Outlaws2007-2008
DV8 Development League Era
37West Dublin Rhinos2008-present
38Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts2008-present
39Midlands Soldiers2009
40Erris Rams (Mayo)2009-2010
41University College Dublin Sentinels2009-present
42IT Carlow Chargers2010
43Tullamore Phoenix2010-2013
44Drogheda Lightning2011-2014
45Meath / Trim Bulldogs2011-present
46Westmeath / Mullingar Minotaurs2012-present
47North Kildare Reapers2012-2016
48Waterford Wolves2012-2016 / 2018
Shamrock Bowl Conference Era
49Louth / Dundalk Mavericks2014-present
50Galway Warriors2014-2019
51South Kildare Soldiers2014-2016
52Tyrone Titans2014-2017
53Donegal / Derry Vipers2015-present
54South Dublin Panthers2015-present
55North Dublin Pirates2016-present
56NI / PSNI Razorbacks2016-present
57Wexford Eagles2016-present
58Antrim Jets2017-present
59Cill Dara Crusaders2018-present
60Causeway Giants2019-present
American Football Ireland Era
61Waterford IT Vikings2020-present
Irish American Football League expansion 1986-present [Ref: 1-100]

Note: While around at the time of the American Football Association of Ireland (1990-1999), the Greystones Rebels and Belfast Lasers were aligned more with the Dublin Lightning, whose personnel refused to play under the administration from 1997 onwards, and who ended up forming the Irish American Football Association (2001-2019).

References

Sources

[5] (1988) “Ireland” American Football News. 18 August 1988. pg.

[6] (1988) “Shamrock Bowl report” American Football News. 29 September 1988. pg. 22

[1] Anon. (1992) “IRISH CHAMPION CELTS STUNG BY BULLDOG SPIRIT”First Down. July 11, 1992, pg. 17.

[7] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, July 2, 1992, pg. 65

[8] Anon. (1992) “Sad Celts are Torn to shreds”First Down. July 18, 1992, pg. 16.

[9] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Celts blown away”Evening Herald. Thursday, July 9, 1992, pg. 66

[10] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, July 16, 1992, pg. 69

[11] Anon. (1992) “Dublin Celts still winless”First Down. July 25, 1992, pg. 19.

[12] FD Reporter. (1992) “At last! It’s the Dub-win Celts!”First Down. August 15, 1992, pg. 17.

[13] Anon. (1992) “IRISH RESULTS”First Down. August 29, 1992, pg. 17.

[14] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Vikings ready to invade Tallaght”Evening Herald. Thursday, August 13, 1992, pg. 66

[15] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Tornadoes ko Vikings”Evening Herald. Thursday, August 20, 1992, pg. 61

[16] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, August 27, 1992, pg. 61

[17] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, September 3, 1992, pg. 94

[18] Anon. (1992) “Vikings Victory”Drogheda Independent. Friday, September 4, 1992, pg. 11

[19] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, September 10, 1992, pg. 70

[20] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Gridiron grief for Dubs!”Evening Herald. Thursday, September 17, 1992, pg. 76

[21] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, October 8, 1992, pg. Sport 7

[22] (1993) “Tornadoes Bowl Glory”, First Down, October 9, 1993, pg. 20

[23] Carrickfergus Knights (1994) Knights American Football Club Carrickfergus Shamrock Bowl Programme. Belfast. Aldine Print

[24] Anon. (1994) Dublin Clinch CrownFirst Down. 8 October1994. p. 22

[25] Anon. (1994) ScoreboardFirst Down. 16 July 1994. p. 19

[26] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 19

[27] Anon. (1994) Lurgan Blank Belfast. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 20

[28] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 2 July 1994. p. 19

[29] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 18 June 1994. p. 19

[30] Anon. (1994) Full Round-Up of BAFA’s Divisions Two and Three. First Down. 7 May 1994. pg. 21

[31] Anon. (1994) Chicago Knights maintain challenge. Carrick Times. 6 June 1994. pg. 60

[32] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes hit!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 21 April 1994 . pg. 54

[33] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 5 May 1994 . pg. 91

[34] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 26 May 1994 . pg. 68

[35] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes turn up the power. Evening Herald. Thursday, 28 July 1994. pg. 55

[36] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 11 August 1994. pg. 44

[37] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes blow Knights away!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 25 August 1994. pg. 50

[38] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 22 September 1994. pg.78

[39] Naughton, L. (1994) US Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 29 September1994. pg.58

[40] Anon (1995) Tornadoes breeze past Carrickfergus to claim third straight Irish title. First Down. 7 October 1995, pg. 21.

[41] (1996) “US Football”, Evening Herald, Thursday, September 19, 1996, pg. 79

Websites

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) Bangor Buccaneers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BangorBuccaneers.htm [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[7] Britball Now (2016) Historial League Tables [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/historical-league-tables-in/ [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[8] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[42] Dublin Tornadoes (1996) Irish American Football League 1995: The League Schedule ’95 / Results in ’95 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19961115060654/http://fiachra.ucd.ie/~alan/american_football.html#main_menu [Accessed 5 July 2017]

[43] Britball (2016) Shamrock Bowl Results www.britball.co.uk/history-index/ireland/shamrock-bowl-results-1986.html [Accessed 2 October 2016]

[44] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[46] Dublin Tornadoes (1996) Irish American Football League 1995: The League Schedule ’95 / Results in ’95 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19961115060654/http://fiachra.ucd.ie/~alan/american_football.html#main_menu [Accessed 5 July 2017]

[47] Dublin Tornadoes (1997) Shamrock Bowl [Internet] Available from: www.connect.ie/users/tornadoes/Shamrock.html [Accessed 6 April 2001]

[48] Carrickfergus Knights (1998) Full 1998 AFAI Results and Table [Internet] Available from: www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/Full_1998_AFAI_Results_and.htm [Accessed 23 May 2000]

[49] Irish American Football Association (2001) 2001 IAFL Standings & Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2001-iafl-standings/schedule [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[50] Irish American Football Association (2002) 2002 IAFL Standings & Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2002-iafl-standings/schedule [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[51] Irish American Football Association (2003) 2003 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2003results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[52] Irish American Football Association (2004) 2004 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2004results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[53] Irish American Football Association (2005) 2005 Resuults [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2005results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[54] Irish American Football Association (2006) [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2006results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[55] Irish American Football Association (2007) 2007 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2007results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[56] Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 Results [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2008results.htm [Accessed 17 October 2009]

[57] Irish American Football Association (2009) 2009 IAFL Fixtures [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2009iaflfixtures.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[58] Irish American Football Association (2010) 2010 IAFL Schedule Published [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2010-iafl-schedule-published/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[59] Irish American Football Association (2011) 2011 IAFL Schedule Published [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/2011-iafl-schedule-published/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[60] Irish American Football Association (2014) 2012 IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 13 January 2014]

[62] Irish American Football Association (2013) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 23 August 2013]

[63] Irish American Football Association (2014) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 23 August 2014]

[64] Irish American Football Association (2015) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2015]

[65] Irish American Football Association (2016) SBC 2016 Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/sbc-2016-schedule/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[66] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/journey-to-thirty/ [Accessed 8 August 2016]

[67] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[68] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-conference/ [Accessed 26 July 2018]

[69] Irish American Football Association (2018) SBC Schedule & Results 2018 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/sbc-schedule-results-2018/ [Accessed 26 July 2018]

[81] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2015) 2014 IAFL 1 Conference standings & Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150110221134/http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2018]

[82] Irish American Football Association (2015) UCD wins IAFL1 Championship; Tyrone wins IAFL2 Championship [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/ucd-wins-iafl1-championship/ [Accessed 27 November 2018]

[83] Irish American Football Association (2015) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2015]

[84] Irish American Football Association (2016) IAFL 1 Conference [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/contact-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[85] Irish American Football Association (2016) IAFL 1 2016 Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl1-2016-schedule/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[88] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFL-1 Conference Standings http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 24 July 2017]

[92] Irish American Football Association (2018) IAFL 1 Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 28 May 2018]

[93] Irish American Football Association (2018) IAFL1 Schedule & Results 2018 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl-1-schedule-results-2018/ [Accessed 28 May 2018]

[94] Irish American Football Association (2016) IAFL 2 Conference [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/contact-football/iafl2-conference/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[95] Irish American Football Association (2014) IAFL 2 2016 Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl2-2016-schedule/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[96] Donegal Daily (2016) Donegal Derry Vipers on a Roll with six wins in a row [Internet] Available from: http://www.donegaldaily.com/2016/08/24/donegal-derry-vipers-on-a-roll-with-six-wins-in-a-row/ [Accessed 23 February 2017]

[97] Irish american Football Association (2016) Donegal Derry Vipers win IAFL2 Bowl in a spectacular game with Wexford Eagles [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/donegalderry-vipers-win-iafl2-bowl-spectacular-game-wexford-eagles/ [Accessed 1 September 2016]

[98] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFL-2 Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/iafl2-conference/ [Accessed 28 August 2017]

[101] Irish American Football Association (2019) Teams | Kitted | IAFL 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/teams/teams-kitted-iafl1/ [Accessed 25 June 2019]

Social Media

[45] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2016) Post by Kevin Sharkey, August 27, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259540917772370/permalink/268518076874654/ [Accessed 6 June 2018]

[71] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1233266033373961 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[72] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1227508007283097 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[73] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 7 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1227556927278205:0 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[74] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 17 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1212468245453740 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[75] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 24 2016[Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1217083948325503 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[76] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 24 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1217246988309199 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[77] Carrickfergus Knights Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 30 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CarrickKnights/posts/1067948010006303 [Accessed 2 August 2017]

[78] Dublin Rebels Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 30 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinrebels/posts/617503018373620 [Accessed 2 August 2017]

[79] Irish American Football Association (2017) Facebook Post 14 August 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1619638348070059 [Accessed 14 August 2017]

[80] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2018) IAFA shared an Album – 20 August 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/2060236584010231 [Accessed 20 August 2018]

[86] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1233266033373961 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[87] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 17 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1212468245453740 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[89] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 23 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1596885733678654 [Accessed 24 July 2017]

[90] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 27 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1632046600162567 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

[91] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 20 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1625971890770038 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

[99] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 27 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1632046600162567 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

[100] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 20 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1625846934115867 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

Internet Archive

[61] Dublin Rebels – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2008) News: 2008 League Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081019054255/http://www.dublinrebels.com/news.php [Accessed 5 July 2017]

[70] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2017) IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20171115125115/http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-conference/ [Accessed 18 January 2018]

Images

[101] 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 Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Associatio, Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws), Joe Grey (Dublin Dragons) and Sean Douglas (Dublin Rebels)

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 6 March 2020

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