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Irish American Football League 1 Conference 2017

Irish American Football Association Logo 2013-2018

Final League Table

 PWLTPFPAPts
*Craigavon Cowboys87102077514
*Donegal Derry Vipers86201469112
*Louth Mavericks853013611710
*Wexford Eagles84401931928
Westmeath Minotaurs83501351566
West Dublin Rhinos83501081326
South Kildare Soldiers8080972590
Irish American Football League 1 Conference 2017 [References: 2]

Points System: 2pts Win / 1 Pt Tie / 0 Pts Loss

Playoff Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
23.07.2017Craigavon Cowboys44Wexford Eagles37
23.07.2017Donegal / Derry Vipers15Louth Mavericks17
 IAFL 1 Bowl   
20.08.2017Craigavon Cowboys18Louth Mavericks23
Irish American Football League 1 Conference 2017 [References: 4-7]

Regular Season Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Week 2   
19.03.2017West Dublin Rhinos9Donegal Derry Vipers8
 Week 3   
26.03.2017South Kildare Soldiers6Louth Mavericks7
26.03.2017Wexford Eagles7Westmeath Minoaturs19
 Week 4   
02.04.2017Wexford Eagles21West Dublin Rhinos7
02.04.2017Donegal Derry Vipers26South Kildare Soldiers14
02.04.2017Westmeath Minotaurs6Craigavon Cowboys31
 Week 6   
23.04.2017Craigavon Cowboys42Wexford Eagles21
23.04.2017West Dublin Rhinos51South Kildare Soldiers14
 Week 7   
30.04.2017Craigavon Cowboys20Louth Mavericks7
30.04.2017Donegal Derry Vipers23Westmeath Minotaurs8
 Week 8   
07.05.2017South Kildare Soldiers30Wexford Eagles40
 Week 9   
14.05.2017Craigavon Cowboys24West Dublin Rhinos0
14.05.2017Louth Mavericks33Westmeath Minoaturs11
 Week 10   
21.05.2017Westmeath Minoaturs12West Dublin Rhinos13
21.05.2017Louth Mavericks14Donegal Derry Vipers16
 Week 11   
28.05.2017South Kildare Soldiers6Donegal Derry Vipers31
28.05.2017Wexford Eagles13Craigavon Cowboys40
 Week 12   
04.06.2017West Dublin Rhinos7Craigavon Cowboys18
04.06.2017South Kildare Soldiers6Westmeath Minotaurs33
04.06.2017Louth Mavericks21Wexford Eagles17
 Week 14   
18.06.2017Donegal Derry Vipers21West Dublin Rhinos8
18.06.2017Louth Mavericks28South Kildare Soldiers0
 Week 15   
25.06.2017Westmeath Minotaurs12Wexford Eagles31
 Week 16   
02.07.2017West Dublin Rhinos13Louth Mavericks14
02.07.2017Craigavon Cowboys20Donegal Derry Vipers21
 Week 17   
09.07.2017Westmeath Minotaurs34Louth Mavericks12
09.07.2017Wexford Eagles43South Kildare Soldiers21
 Week 18   
16.07.2017Donegal Derry Vipers0Craigavon Cowboys12
Irish American Football League 1 Conference 2017 [References: 3]

Report

Louth Mavericks won the Irish American Football League 1 Conference Bowl with a close 23-18 victory over Craigavon Cowboys in 2017, earning them promotion to the top flight in Ireland.

The Mavericks had sneaked into the playoffs as the third seed, with a 5-3 Wins-Losses record in the reglular season, then proceeded to defeat the second seed Donegal / Derry Vipers (6-2) 17-15. The Cowboys (7-1) had triumphed 44-37 in a high-scoring encounter with the Wexford Eagles (4-4) in the other Semi-Final.

Westmeath Minotaurs (3-5) and West Dublin Rhinos (3-5) had narrowly missed out on the Playoffs while South Kildare Soldiers struggled to an 0-8 record. For the Mavericks, however, it was the highlight of their journey so far.

Louth Mavericks Team Photo 2017 [References: 8]

Home Venues

Team Venue
Craigavon CowboysPeople’s Park, Portadown
Donegal Derry VipersYMCA Rugby Field, Drumahoe
Meath BulldogsTBA
West Dublin RhinosCastleknock College
Louth MavericksDundalk Rugby Club
Westmeath MinotaursMullingar RFC
South Kildare SoldiersCill Dara RFC
Wexford EaglesGarden City GAA Pitch, Gorey
Irish American Football League 1 Conference 2017 [References: 3]

References

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2010) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

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

[3] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFL-1 2017 Schedule http://www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl1-2017-schedule/ [Accessed 24 July 2017]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2017) Playoffs and Provisional Bowl Dates [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/playsoffs-provisional-bowl-dates/ [Accessed 29 May 2017]

[5] 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]

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

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

Images

[8] Louth Mavericks AFC (2020) Photo, August 22, 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118142587_3210441305740202_270358629074212302_o.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=1jEGUXh6AY8AX-X5NNe&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=148ad580a305fb04498c54536627ec3e&oe=5F729337 [Accessed 31 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association, and Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 31 August 2020

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