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European Federation of American Football Charleroi Trophy Box-Scores and Match Reports 2003

European Federation of American Football Logo {References: 1]

Results


Date
Home Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
28.06.03Charleroi Cougars (Bel)8Carrickfergus Knights (Irl)6
28.06.03Dublin Rebels (Irl)8Celtes de Mitry (Fra)6
 3rd Place Playoff   
29.06.03Celtes de Mitry (Fra)8Carrickfergus Knights (Irl)22
 Final   
29.06.03Dublin Rebels (Irl)12Charleroi Cougars (Bel)0
[References: 1]
Charleroi Trophy 2003 3rd Place Playoff Teams – Carrickfergus Knights (Yellow & Black) and Celtes de Mitry (Blue and White)[Reference: 7][Picture Credit: Carrickfergus Knights]

Semi-Finals 28 June 2003 – Charleroi, Belgium

Celtes de Mitry 6 Dublin Rebels 8 – Dublin Rebels defeated Celtes de Mitry 8-6 in Charleroi Trophy Semi-Finals in 2003. The Rebels scored first through an Andy Flynn 1 yd run which was converted for two points by Marcus Naylor. Celtes de Mitry from France only started moving the ball in the second half, and managed to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter but the two point conversion failed and the Rebels hung on to reach the Final.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels08008
Celtes de Mitry (Fra)00066
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
REBAndy Flynn 1 yd Run (Marcus Naylor 2xpt)0-8
3rd Quarter
No Scoring0-8
4th Quarter
CDMTD6-8
[References: 2-5]

Charleroi Cougars 8 Carrickfergus Knights 6 – Carrickfergus Knights lost the other semi-final to hosts Charleroi Cougars of Belgium. Having taken the lead with a 42 yard Paul McKillop Punt Return, the Knights failed subsequently on fourth down and goal three times. Charleroi Cougars equalised through a Fabio 33 yard reception which deflected off a Carrickfergus defender. The two point conversion was successful giving Charleroi an 8-6 lead which they held until the end of the game.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Carrickfergus Knights06006
Charleroi Cougars8
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
CARPaul McKillop 42 yd Punt Return0-6
2nd Half
CHAFabio 33 yd Pass from ?? (2xpt successful)8-6
[References: 2-5]
A Carrickfergus Knights player tackles a Charleroi Cougars player in the Semi-Finals of the 2003 Charleroi Trophy [References: 6][Picture Credit: Carrickfergus Knights]

3rd Place Playoff – 29 June 2003 – Charleroi, Belgium

Celtes de Mitry 8 Carrickfergus Knights 22 – Carrickfergus Knights finished in 3rd place in the 2003 Charleroi Trophy thanks to a 22-8 victory over French side Celtes de Mitry. Paul McKillop opened the scoring for the Knights with a 75 yard Pass from Stephen McDowell in the first quarter. By halftime Carrickfergus were 15-0 up thanks to a 17 yayd Field Goal and a 13 yard touchdown reception for Gary Donnelly from Stephen McDowell in the second quarter. Celtes de Mitry hit back in the third quarter with a 16 yard run with a successful 2 point conversion bringing them within one converted touchdown of the Knights, but the men in black & gold from just outside Belfast clinched victory with a 14 yard reverse from Gary Donnelly to seal a 22-8 win.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Carrickfergus Knights (Irl)690622
Celtes de Mitry (Fra)00088
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
CARPaul McKillop 75 yd Punt Return0-6
2nd Quarter
CAR17 yd FG0-9
CARGary Donnelly 13 yd Pass from Stephen McDowell0-15
3rd Quarter
No Scoring0-15
4th Quarter
CDM16 yd Run (2xpt good)8-15
CARGary Donnelly 14 yd Reverse8-22
[References: 2-5]

Final – June 29 2003 – Charleroi, Belgium

Charleroi Cougars 0 Dublin Rebels 12 – Once again the Dublin Rebels got the better of the Charleroi Cougarson their own turf as they won the Charleroi Trophy for the second time in as many years. After a scoreless first quarter the Rebels opened scoring with 16 yard touchdown run from Sean Shanahan. Charleroi responded with a drive to the 8 yard line, but a run was stopped on the 1 yard line as time ran out in the first half. Charleroi had another scoring chance in the third quarter but were intercepted by the Rebels’ Marcus Naylor. Conor Ryan then scored in the final quarter from 15 yards out on an Andrew Dennehy pass which turned out to be the Final score of the match, as the Rebels finished 12-0 winners and a successful defense of the Charleroi Trophy.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels (Irl)060612
Charleroi Cougars (Bel)00000
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
REBSean Shanahan 16 yd Run0-6
3rd Quarter
No Scoring0-6
4th Quarter
REBConor Ryan 15 yd Pass from Andrew Dennehy0-12
[References: 2-5]

References

Logos

[1] American Football International (2013) EFAF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/EFAF_logo.gif [Accessed 30 August 2017]

Internet Archive

[2] Irish American Football Association (2003) CHARLEROI TROPHY – DUBLIN REBELS FINISH FIRST & CARRICKFERGUS KNIGHTS 3rd [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20030806044017/http://www.irish-american-football.org/29jun03.htm [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[3] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) [News][Charleroi Cougars 8 Carrickfergus Knights 6] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20041202033513/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/ [Accessed 2 March 2021]

[4] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) [News][Celtes de Mitry Carrickfergus Knights 22] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20041202033513/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/ [Accessed 2 March 2021]

Newspapers

[5] Anon. (2003) “Charleroi Trophy” First Down. July 3-9 2003. Pg.

Images

[6] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) Hoggy-tackles-a-Cougar-into-the-dirt [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071010214338im_/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/images/newsImages/Hoggy-tackles-a-Cougar-into-the-dirt.jpg [Accessed 4 March 2021]

[7] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) both-teams [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071010214356im_/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/images/newsImages/both-teams.jpg [Accessed 4 March 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Lenka Mulligan (Brodekova) and John Kane & John Cummins.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 4 March 2021

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