IAFL 1987 Mourne Conference Table
|East Side Jets||10||2||8||0||.200|
|PS 1||1987||A||Aldergrove Hawks||W||6-0|
|PS 2||15.03.1987||H||Bangor Buccaneers||W||7-2|
|14||26.07.1987||A||Carrickfergus Cougars||L||0-1 #|
|16||16.08.1987||H||Dublin Tornadoes||L||0-1 #|
|17||23.08.1987||A||Dublin Celts||L||0-1 #|
|18||30.08.1987||H||Jordanstown Jaguars||W||1-0 #|
Preseason Week 1
Aldergrove Hawks 0 East Side Jets 6
The East Side Jets, from Castlereagh in East Belfast, made a successful start to their Irish American Football preseason, winning 6-0 on their debut against Aldergove Hawks, at RAF Aldergrove in Antrim.
|At RAF Aldergrove||Q1||Q2||Q3||Q4||Total|
|East Side Jets||6|
Preseason Week 2
East Side Jets 7 Bangor Buccaneers 2
In Week 2 of the IAFL Preseason, East Side Jets defeated Bangor Buccaneers 7-2 on their home debut, with a fourth quarter touchdown from Mark Dunwoody, who ran in from 25 yards out.
|East Side Jets||7|
|ESJ||Mark Dunwoody 25yd Run (XP Kick Good)||7-2|
East Side Jets 0 Belfast Blitzers 92
The East Side Jets and Belfast Blitzers met in week 1 of the Irish American Football League’s second season. The Blitzers won 92-0 with F. Lynch, D. McHugh, H. Davis, I. Smyth, J. Smyth, D. McCourt and A. McCandless among the scorers.
|East Side Jets||0|
Week 4 – 17 May 1987
Craigavon Cowboys 58 East Side Jets 0
The Craigavon Cowboys overwhelmed the East Side Jets 58-0 in this Week 4 encounter in Lurgan. The Cowboys amassed 464 yards in Offense during the game.
|East Side Jets||0|
Team Roster 1987
|Mark Dunwoody||Running Back|
Coaches and Management 1987
|Don Bird||Defensive Co-Ordinator|
The Preseason went well for the East Side Jets first ever season, winning 6-0 against Aldergrove Hawks, and then 7-2 against Bangor Buccaneers in their home debut with a fourth quarter touchdown from Mark Dunwoody.
In their first Regular Season game, however, they came up against IAFA Champions from 1986, the Belfast Blitzer, who ran up the score 92-0, and the in their second week they were overwhelmed 58-0 by Shamrock Bowl Champions the previous year, Craigavon Cowboys.
The Jets never recovered after that, and the 9 points they scored against the Belfast Blitzers were to be the only ones they would score all season. They folded after 6 of 10 games, although a match against the Jordanstown Jaguars was overturned in their favour after the Jaguars also pulled out.
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Thanks to Niall Brennan.
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