American Football Ireland 8v8 Teams

This is the Eirball Index Page to the History, Results and Rosters of Irish 8v8 American Football (also known as Arena or Indoor Football) was invented in the USA to help smaller towns, colleges and High Schools play Football. It is most popular in Mexico. American Football Ireland runs Leagues for three types of 8v8 Teams: Youth Contact, Smaller Towns and 2nds Teams. It is also hoping to start an 8v8 Blitz for Women. The Leagues can also be 7v7 and 9v9 depending on the numbers of players on the day.

Youth Contact 8v8 Teams

Northern Ireland Junior American Football League Two-Touch 1986-1990; Northern Ireland Junior American League Kitted 1991-1993; Irish American Football League Junior Blitz 2009-2012; Irish American Football League Youth Kitted League 2013-2019; American Football Ireland Youth Kitted League 2020.

All-Time Record & [Season Roster & Match Reports]

Antrim

Antrim Cobras 1987-1988 [ 1988 ]

Ballymena Wolfhounds 1991-1998 [ Exhibition 1998]

Belfast Junior Spartans 1991-1992

Prospect Pumas 1991-1993 [ 1992 ]

Carrickfergus Knights 2013-2014

Antrim Jets [ 2019 ]

Ulster

Brownlow Bandits 1991

Leinster

Midlands Soldiers 2009

Drogheda Lightning 2013

South Kildare Soldiers 2013-2018

Munster

University of Limerick Vikings 2018

Picture Credit: [1] Antrim Jets | Facebook (2019) Photo 29 September 2019: ” Not the result we wanted but very proud of all the players and coaches. “ [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71796121_333178334149483_7674892213314125824_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeFrwSzjzHcQ_Oer8BdkB0CSC4KBTqSKbt5BCSRSSIg2JY8oRhVmcBoT6chcZMt0KWLDiYqjTv8_W_8w0S5eUE8iLyxwVzXSdGXnQW6j6GFN3A&_nc_oc=AQl1AFRPuYKThDw91QzPPAK52NYc7Z5nydyoPVv4JrEpu93MGFkPnr1PbY2S02RKxi5JUzdBfH6_ESultq3H66jq&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=06a3046d14837f681fa3d34c626ca3d4&oe=5E27717C [Accessed 30 September 2019]

Smaller Towns 8v8 Teams

American Football Association of Ireland Mini-League 1993; Irish American Football Association Blitzes 1998-2005; IAFA DV8 Development League 2006-2012; IAFA DV8 Blitzes 2013.

All-Time Record & [Season Roster & Match Reports]

Louth

Ardee Falcons 1993 [ 1993 ]

Drogheda Lightning 2011-2012

Wicklow & Carlow

Bray Seahawks 1989-1990

IT Carlow Chargers 2010

Midlands

Edenderry Soldiers 2007-2008

Midlands Soldiers 2009

Tullamore Phoenix 2010-2011

Trim Bulldogs 2011-2012 [ 20112012]

Mullingar Minotaurs 2012

Kildare

North Kildare Reapers 2012

Munster

Limerick Patriots 1993

University of Limerick Vikings 2003

Waterford Wolves 2012

Antrim

Belfast Lasers 1998

Belfast Bulls 2002-2003 [ 2003 ]

Ulster

Craigavon Cowboys 2003-2009

Dublin

Dublin Dragons 2008-2009

Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts 2008-2009 [ 2008 ]

University College Dublin Sentinels 2009

Connacht

Erris Rams (Mayo) 2009-2010 [ Erris (Mayo) Rams 2009 ]

PIcture Credit: [2] Meath Bulldogs Fan Group | Facebook (2012) Photo by Garland Drake, July 9, 2012 “Trim Bulldogs win a dramatic exhibition game against Drodghea Lighting in Moneygall 28-26 “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=4037194604090&set=gm.412879918758381 [Accessed 14 November 2020]

American Football Ireland 2nds Teams (8v8)

AFAI DV8 Mini-League 1993; IAFA Blitzes 1998-2005; IAFA DV8 Development League 2006-2012; IAFA DV8 Blitzes 2013;

All-Time Record & [Season Roster & Match Reports]

Dublin

Dublin Tornadoes Vets 1993

Dublin Dragons 2nds 2001-2012

Dublin Rebels 2nds 2002-2010 [ 2008 ]

Tallaght Outlaws 2nds 2007

Antrim

Carrickfergus Knights 2nds 1998-present

Queens University Belfast Broncos 1998

Belfast Bulls 2nds 2007

Munster

Cork Admirals 2nds 2002-2008 [ 2007 ]

Leinster

Tullamore Phoenix 2nds 2012

Pictiure Credit: [3] Carrickfergus Knights | Wayback Machine (2003) Gallery [2001] [Blitz 26 July 2001] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20030221070129/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/thumbs.asp?game=1 [Accessed 18 May 2020]