IAFL Senior Team 1998-99
Home Ground: SportsLink, Furry Park, Swords Road, Turnapin Great, Santry, Dublin 9.
Colours: Black Jerseys/ Yellow Pants with Black Stripes/ Black Helmet with Yellow Stripes.
History: The last of the Dublin Teams formed in the nineties after the demise of the Celts and Tornadoes, the Tigers are notable for having been gifted the Pittsburgh Steelers kit after the NFL team played in Dublin. They competed in the Shamrock Bowl against the Carrickfergus Knights both seasons they played in the league, winning once. Played against Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1998, losing 0-48, becoming one of the first Irish teams to play against aan American College team in the process.
Career Record (W-L-T): Total: 10-5-0; Regular Season 9-3-0; Post-Season 1-1-0; International 0-1-0
Honours: Shamrock Bowl XIV Winners 1999 (Beat Carrickfergus Knights 22-6), Runners-Up in Shamrock Bowl XIII (Lost to Carrickfergus Knights 14-22). AFAI Senior League Champions 1998.
Home Ground: Sportslink Park, Swords, Co. Dublin
|Year||League||RS W-L-T||Pct||PS W-L-T||Champ||Int W-L-T||Champ|
|1998||AFAI SL||6-2-0||.750||0-1-0||AFAI SL||0-0-0||None|
|1999||AFAI SL||3-1-0||.750||1-0-0||SB XIV||0-0-0||None|
1998 Results AFAI Senior League
|4||17.05.98||H||Queens University Broncos||W||52-6|
|Inter||05.1998||H||Maranatha Baptist Bible College||L||0-48|
|10||19.07.98||A||Queens University Broncos||W||64-0|
|SB XIII||30.08.98||A||Carrickfergus Knights||L||14-22|
1999 Results AFAI Senior League
|4||27.06.1999||H||Queens University Belfast Broncos||W||66-0|
|6||25.07.1999||A||Queens University Belfast Broncos||W||34-0|
|SB XIV||15.08.1999||N||Carrickfergus Knights||W||22-6|
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 Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 16 April 2018]
 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar. Evening Herald. Saturday, 21 August 1999, pg. 111.
 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers maul the Knights. Evening Herald. Saturday, 19 June 1999, pg. 27.
 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar!. Evening Herald. Saturday, 3 July 1999, pg. 25.
 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers spring into final. Evening Herald. Saturday, 31 July 1999, pg. 24.
 Anon. (1999) “Factfile and Greyhound Racing: American Football” Irish Independent. Wednesday, July 21, 1999. pg. 22. [Internet] Available from: the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/print/bl/0001715/19990721/257/0022 [Accessed 22 April 2020]
 Carrickfergus Knights | Wayback Machine (1999) News [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/19990824010758/http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/ [Accessed 23 March 1999]
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 Home Depot (2020) yellow-applied-icon-wall-decals-nfop2601-64_1000 [Internet] Available from: https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/a8b39686-51d9-495c-b736-76f56576fc5a/svn/yellow-applied-icon-wall-decals-nfop2601-64_1000.jpg [Accessed 25 August 2020]
Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.
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