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Carrickfergus Knights 2nds Irish 8-a-side American Football Team 1998-present

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Carrickfergus Knights Logo [Ref: 8]

IAFL DV8 Team 1998-2012

Home Ground: Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus (East Antrim / Co. Antrim)

Colours: Yellow Shirts, Yellow Pants, Yellow Helmets.

Honours: Undefeated with a 2-0 Record in 1998, 2003, 2010 & 2011

Career Record (W-L-T): Total: / Regular Season: 11-2-1

History: Carrickfergus Knights were started out of a Junior Kitted team, the Prospect Pumas in 1994. In 1998 they played in a 7-a-side blitz in Queens University, beating both the hosts and the Belfast Lasers. In 2003 they entered the IAFL Division 2, which was set up at giving second string players in Division 1 teams and teams with smaller squads from smaller towns a chance at playing football. They could claim to have won the unofficial 2nds teams title this year, as well as in 2010 and 2011, with perfect 2-0 records. They also entered Blitzes in Carrickfergus (going 1-1-1) in 2007 and  Hollywood Road, Belfast (Charity Shield) in 2010. Their last season so far was in 2012 when they again won two games, but lost their third heavily to Belfast Trojans 2nds.

Home Grounds (Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus)

Year-by-Year Record

Year Regular Season Post-Season International
Lge P W L T Pct P W L T Chp P W L T
1998-99 DV8 2 2 0 0 4 Blitz
2003 D2 2 2 0 0 4
2007 DV8 3 1 1 1 3
2010 DL 2 2 0 0 4
2011 DL 2 2 0 0 4
2012 DL 3 2 1 0 4

Results AFAI DV8 1998-99

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
1 20.09.1998 QUB Queens University Belfast Broncos W 6-0
1 20.09.1998 QUB Belfast Lasers W 20-0

[Ref: 1]

Results IAFA Division 2 2003

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
18 17.08.2003 A Belfast Bulls W 30-0
19 24.08.2003 A Craigavon Cowboys W 26-22

[Ref: 2]

Results IAFA DV8 Blitzes 2007

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
2 16.09.2007 CK Belfast Trojans 2nds L
2 16.09.2007 CK Belfast Bulls 2nds T
2 16.09.2007 CK Craigavon Cowboys 2nds W

[Ref: 3]

Results IAFA DV8 Development League 2010

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
6 14.07.2010 H Tullamore Phoenix W 7-0
8 22.08.2010 A Tullamore Phoenix W 33-0

[Ref: 4]

Results IAFA DV8 Blitz 2010

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
1 29.08.2010 HRB Dublin Rebels 2nds
1 29.08.2010 HRB Belfast Trojans 2nds
1 29.08.2009 HRB Craigavon Cowboys 2nds

[Ref: 5]

Results IAFA DV8 Development League 2011

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
8 14.08.2011 H Drogheda Lightning W 25-6
9 21.08.2011 H Tullamore Phoenix W 18-0

[4]

Results IAFA DV8 Development League 2012

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
5 29.07.2012 A Drogheda Lightning W 34-20
7 12.08.2012 A Tullamore Phoenix 2nds W 14-0
8 19.08.2012 A Belfast Trojans 2nds L 0-41

[Ref: 7]

References

Websites

[1] Carrickfergus Knights (1998) News Archive September 1998 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/19990824010758/http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/ [Accessed 23 March 2020]

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

[3] Belfast Telegraph (2007) September 19, 2007: “American Football: Craigavon Cowboys planning to earn their spurs in whole new ball game” [Internet] Available from: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/american-football-craigavon-cowboys-planning-to-earn-their-spurs-in-whole-new-ball-game-28063773.html [Accessed 10 November 2018]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2010) DV8s Development League Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/2010-iafl-standingsschedule/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[5] Bashford Michael (2010) “Sporting Event to kick off exposure for local charity” Belfast Telegraph. August 26, 2010. [Internet] Available from: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/sporting-event-to-kick-off-exposure-for-local-charity-28555130.html [Accessed 23 June 2018]

[6] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2011) Dv8s Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111010222137/http://www.americanfootball.ie/dv8s-standings [Accessed 25 March 2017]

[7] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2013) 2012 DV8s Development League Schedule & Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20130516050107/http://www.americanfootball.ie/dv8s-standings [Accessed 25 March 2017]

[8] Carrickfergus Knights – Vimeo (2018) Portrait [Internet] Available from: https://i.vimeocdn.com/portrait/482449_300x300 [Accessed 22 July 2018]

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About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 23 March 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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