Festivals & Friendlies Standings
AFAI American Football Association of Ireland Festivals & Friendlies 1988
Note: Standings Calculated automatically from results – Official Standings not kept.
AFAI American Football Association of Ireland Friendlies 1988
|Match Day Week 1|
39 - 2
Belfast Blitzers vs Antrim Bulldogs
|Match Day Week 2|
46 - 0
Dublin Tornadoes vs Antrim Bulldogs
|Match Day Week 3|
22 - 8
Belfast Spartans vs Antrim Bulldogs
|Match Day Week 4 - Birr Vintage Festival|
(Week 4 - Birr Vintage Festival)
Antrim Bulldogs vs Dublin Tornadoes
Note: Date of Dublin Tornadoes 46 Antrim Bulldogs 0 not known – 1 June 1988 an approximation only.
Map of Ireland (2022 Counties, Boroughs and Districts) Showing AFAI Festivals & Friendlies Teams 1988
While preparing to enter the Irish American Football League in 1989 the Antrim Bulldogs (also known as the A26 Bulldogs) played a series of Friendly and Exhibition matches against other AFAI teams in 1988. During May they lost 39-2 to Belfast Blitzers, then 46-0 to Dublin Tornadoes, 22-8 in July versus Labatt Spartans from Belfast before they were due to play Dublin Tornadoes again at the Birr Vintage Festival in Co. Offaly.
 Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_144615978_labeled-color-map-of-districts-of-northern-ireland-united-kingdom.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-21 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Combined with 1988 Irish American Football Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [13 January 2022]
 Anon. (1988) “Birr Vintage Festival” Nenagh Guardian. Saturday, August 13, 1988. pg. 15.
 Britball Now (2016) Historical Results [Friendlies] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 12 January 2020][Actual Reference at: https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.britballnow.co.uk%2FHistory%2FResults%2F1988results.xls&wdOrigin=BROWSELINK ][Accessed 13 January 2022]
 Anon. (1988) Antrim fall Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, May 17, 1988, pg. 17 [Internet] Original Article Available from: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ [Accessed 13 January 2022]
 Belfast Blitzers Facebook (2021) Bellfast Blitzers Reply to Post by Enda Mulcahy [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/3499692260141904?comment_id=3500244570086673&reply_comment_id=3501824573262006¬if_id=1611255704041574¬if_t=feed_comment&ref=notif [Accessed 22 January 2021]
 Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641¬if_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]
 Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2021) Post to Page by Belfast Blitzers, 5 February 2021: [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/146339398_3535274803250316_484236705150193506_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=2&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=APIfzLRulaMAX9g3LLc&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=72bcf54f0435a9ab26cd035a8d2cf7c7&oe=604502C2 [Accessed 5 February 2021]
 Dublin Tornadoes (1995) Timmy Tornado Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19961115063729im_/http://fiachra.ucd.ie:80/~alan/Icons/American/timmy.gif [Accessed 3 July 2018]
 Trinity Bowl 1992 Trinity 400 American Football Match Poster
 Dublin Tornadoes Football Helmet – Authors’ Personal Collection – Purchased at http://www.417helmets.com
Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)
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