Leagues: NIJAL (Northern Ireland Junior American League) 1987-1988
Home Ground: Allen Park, Antrim [Reference: 2]
Colours: Black Jerseys, Black Pants, White Socks.
Career Record: 1-0-0 (Complete Record Unknown)
Honours: NIJAL Finalists (Junior Shamrock Bowl) 1987 (Result Unknown)
History: Formed as part of the Antrim / A26 Bulldogs American Football Organisation, the Antrim Cobras were the Youth Two Touch team of the Bulldogs, playing at least two season in the Northern Ireland Junior American League (NIJAL). Reached Junior Shamrock Bowl in 1987.
|Year||League||Reg W-L-T||Pts / Pos||Post W-L-T||Champ||Other W-L-T||Champ|
|1987||NIJAL||?-?-?||? / ?||?-?-?||?||?-?-?||?-?-?|
|1988||NIJAl||1-0-0||2 / ?||?-?-?||?||?-?-?||?-?-?|
Legend: JSB = Junior Shamrock Bowl.
1988 Match Video (Antrim Cobras 30 Ballymena Wolfhounds 0)
About Two Touch Football
From 1986 to 1991, before Flags were brought in, there were a number of Junior Two-Touch Leagues organised by regional development bodies, such as the East Coast Junior Football Association (Greater Dublin Area) from 1986 to 1987, and the Northern Ireland Junior American League which ran from 1988 to 1990, when it became fully kitted. In 1991, a Junior Two-Touch American Football Blitz took place in Tymon Park, Tallaght. These Leagues were Two-Touch, although it was only the ball carrier who had to be touched twice, all other positions were full contact (i.e. Blocking etc.) [References: Andrew Wilson’s reply to Eirball’s post, March 27, 2020 [Internet] Available at : https://www.facebook.com/eirballenda/posts/2433567573622264?comment_id=2696161900696162¬if_id=1612882525056885¬if_t=feed_comment&ref=notif [Accessed 11 February 2021]
 Anon. (1988) “Cowboys aim to do double” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, September 25, 1987. pg 20. [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.
 mistermo – You Tube Channel (2012) Antrim Cobras 1988 – [5:35] 18-0 to Antrim Cobras / [8:08] Antrim TD 24-0 / [9:10] Antrim TD 30-0 / [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlR8kI96Lcs [Accessed 18 July 2018]
Thanks to mistermo
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Last Updated: 9 March 2021
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