American Football, Irish American Football League

Irish American Football Association Irish American Football League 2006-2012

Irish American Football League Logo [Ref: 12]

IAFA Irish American Football League 2006

 PWLTPFPAPts
*Dublin Rebels88002673616
*Carrickfegus Knights862016811512
*University of Limerick Vikings85211565411
*Cork Admirals84311841079
Dublin Dragons8242821236
Belfast Bulls83501422016
Dublin City University Saints81701253242
North Dublin Marshals81701293032
Irish American Football League Standings 2006 [Ref: 2]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
06.08.2006Dublin Rebels58Cork Admirals22
06.08.2006Carrickfergus Knights25University of Limerick Vikings30
Shamrock Bowl XXSportslink, Santry
20.08.2006Dublin Rebels44University of Limerick Vikings12
Irish American Football League Playoffs 2006 [Ref: 2]

IAFA Irish American Football League 2007

 PWLTPFPAPts
IAFL North       
*Belfast Bulls843198859
Belfast Trojans83321261108
Carrickfergus Knights834182967
IAFL Central       
*Dublin Rebels87102605014
Dublin Dragons8260521944
Dublin City University Saints8260342164
IAFL South
*University of Limerick Vikings87102997014
Cork Admirals86203277012
Tallaght Outlaws8080183890
Irish American Football League Standings 2007 [Ref: 3]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wild-Card Playoff   
15.07.07Cork Admirals30Belfast Trojans0
 Semi-Finals   
22.07.07Dublin Rebels6Cork Admirals8
22.07.07University of Limerick Vikings44Belfast Bulls2
 Shamrock Bowl XXI   
29.07.07University of Limerick Vikings22Cork Admirals14
Irish American Football League Playoffs 2007 [Ref: 3]

IAFA Irish American Football League 2008

 PWLTPFPAPts
IAFL North       
*Belfast Trojans86202267912
Carrickfergus Knights83501561936
Belfast Bulls8260842624
IAFL Central       
*Dublin Rebels87103012214
*Dublin City University Saints84401331418
Dublin Rhinos8170492952
IAFL South       
*University of Limerick Vikings87102868814
*Cork Admirals86203329212
Tallaght Outlaws808004340
Irish American Football League Standings 2008 [Ref: 4, 11]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wild-Card Playoff   
 2008Dublin City University Saints2Cork Admirals34
 Semi-Final   
27.07.2008Belfast Trojans8University of Limerick Vikings52
27.07.2008Cork Admirals12Dublin Rebels19
 Shamrock Bowl XXII   
 2008Dublin Rebels12University of Limerick Vikings14
Irish American Football League Playoffs 2008 [Ref: 4, 11]

IAFA Irish American Football League 2009

 PWLTPFPAPts
*Dublin Rebels87012756015
*University of Limerick Vikings86112124613
*Carrickfergus Knights862017111212
*Dublin City University Saints8341861827
Belfast Trojans82601262504
Cork Admirals82601381354
West Dublin Rhinos8071542771
Irish American Football League Standings 2009 [Ref: 5]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
26.07.2009Dublin Rebels38Dublin City University Saints0
26.07.2009University of Limerick Vikings20Carrickfergus Knights0
 Shamrock Bowl XXIII   
09.08.2009Dublin Rebels6University of Limerick Vikings9 ot
Irish American Football League Playoffs 2008 [Ref: 5, 10]

IAFA Irish American Football League 2010

 PWLTPFPAPts
IAFL North       
*Carrickfergus Knights8620  12
Craigavon Cowboys8440  8
Belfast Trojans8350  6
IAFL Central       
*Dublin Rebels8800  16
*West Dublin Rhinos8332  8
Dublin City University Saints8251  5
Trinity College Dublin8251  5
IAFL South       
*University of Limerick Vikings8611  13
Cork Admirals8521  11
University College Dublin8260  4
Dublin Dragons8080  0
Irish American Football League Standings 2010 [Ref: 6]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wild-Card Playoff   
18.06.2010Cork Admirals6West Dublin Rhinos8
 Semi-Finals   
25.06.2010Dublin Rebels65West Dublin Rhinos0
25.06.2010University of Limerick Vikings20Carrickfergus Knights0
 Shamrock Bowl XXIV   
07.08.2010Dublin Rebels15University of Limerick Vikings0
Irish American Football League Playoffs 2008 [Ref: 6

IAFA Irish American Football League 2011

 PWLTPFPAPts
IAFL North       
*Carrickfergus Knights8620  12
*Belfast Trojans8620  12
Craigavon Cowboys8440  8
IAFL Central       
*Dublin Rebels8530  10
West Dublin Rhinos8260  4
Trinity College Dublin ###8350  3
IAFL South       
*University of Limerick Vikings8800  16
University College Dublin8440  8
Cork Admirals ##8260  2
Dublin Dragons8080  0
Irish American Football League Standings 2011 [Ref: 7]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Shamrock Bowl XXV   
 2011Dublin Rebels14University of Limerick Vikings13
Irish American Football League Playoffs 2008 [Ref: 7]

IAFA Irish American Football League 2012

 PWLTPFPAPts
SBC North       
*Belfast Trojans8800  16
*West Dublin Rhinos8440  8
*Carrickfergus Knights8260  4
Craigavon Cowboys8260  4
Dublin Dragons8080  0
SBC South       
*University of Limerick Vikings8800  16
*Dublin Rebels8620  12
*Trinity College Dublin8620  12
University College Dublin8440  8
Cork Admirals8350  6
Tullamore Phoenix #8170  1
Irish American Football League Standings 2012 [Ref: 8]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Wild-Card Playoff   
24.06.2012West Dublin Rhinos2Carrickfergus Knights7
17.06.2012Dublin Rebels28Trinity College Dublin6
 Semi-Finals   
01.07.2012Belfast Trojans66Dublin Rebels38
01.07.2012University of Limerick Vikings63Carrickfergus Knights3
 Shamrock Bowl XXVI   
14.07.2012Belfast Trojans16University of Limerick Vikings14
Irish American Football League Playoffs 2012 [Ref: 8]

Report

In 2007 the Irish American Football League began rapid expansion. For 2006 North Dublin Marshals and Dublin City University Saints were added, bringing the League up to 8 teams, the most since 1987. Dublin Rebels again won the Shamrock Bowl, defeating University of Limerick Vikings 44-12, in the first of UL’s run of seven Shamrock Bowl’s in a row,

the Marshals lasted only one season but the addition of The Tallaght Outlaws and Belfast Trojans in 2007 necessitated the creation of three divisions: North, Central and South, which were won by Belfast Bulls, Dublin Rebels and the Vikings. the University of Limerick won their first Shamrock Bowl, beating the Cor Admirals 22-14 in the showcase game.

In 2008 the IAFA added a second League, the DV8 Development League, an 8-v-8 Development League, to help new teams gain experience before joining the IAFL. The Dragons dropped down to the DV8 Development League and were replaced in the IAFL by the Dublin Rhinos. The Belfast Trojans won the IAFL North, with the Central and South divisions again going to the Rebels and Vikings, who met in Shamrock Bowl XX, the Vikings winning 14-12.

The Belfast Bulls, DCU Saints and Tallaght Outlaws all disbanded after the 2008 season, and the Dublin Dragons dropped down to the DV8 Development League, in the first contraction in a long time. The Rhinos became the West Dublin Rhinos, and the IAFL became one single division again. Dublin Rebels won the League title, although the 2009 Shamrock Bowl was to elude them as the Vikings won 9-6 in the first Shamrock Bowl to go to overtime.

The next season, 2010, saw another big expansion, with Dublin Dragons and Craigavon Cowboys making the step back up to the IAFL from the DV8 League, and they were joined by Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. The three divisions were won by the Carrickfergus Knights, Dublin Rebels and UL Vikings, with the Shamrock Bowl being a math-up between the Rebels and Vikings for the third year in succession, and the fourth in five years. The Rebels won out 15-0.

The DCU Saints folded before the 2011 season, with the Central and South Divisions again won by the Rebels and Vikings, although the Carrickfergus Knights showed signs of returning to their glory days by winning the IAFL North. For the fourth year in succession the Rebels and Vikings met in the Shamrock Bowl, which was a again a nail-biting, close encounter, with the Rebels winning 14-13.

For 2012 there was a new look to the League, with just two divisions; North and South, after the addition of Tullamore Phoenix from the DV8 Development League. The North Division was won by the Belfast Trojans, and the Vikings edged the Rebels in a hotly-contested South. A new team was etched onto the name of the winners roll when the Belfast Trojans beat the University of Limerick Vikings 16-14 in Shamrock Bowl XVI.

The League added a full 11-a-side IAFL 1 Conference in 2013, and IAFL 2 Conference in 2014 (levels 2 and 3) with the top level renamed the Shamrock Bowl Conference.

Shamrock Bowl XX 2006 – Dublin Rebels (Black) 44 UL Vikings (Blue) 12 [Ref: 13]

References

Websites

[2] Irish American Football Association (2006) 2006 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2006results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

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

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

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

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

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

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

[9] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

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

Internet Archive

[11] 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]

Images

[12] Irish American Football Association (2003) IAFL Logo [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/images/logo.gif [Accessed 11 December 2017]

[13] Dublin Dragons | Wayback Machine (2007) Dublin Rebels v UL Vikings – Shamrock Bowl XX [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071117040541im_/http://www.dublindragons.com/e107/e107_images/2006/Pic14.jpg [Accessed 11 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 28 December 2018

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and INAWSA 2018

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