|Dublin Celts Green|
|Dublin Celts White|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Week ?||Phoenix Park|
|17.03.1985||Dublin Celts Green||Dublin Celts White|
The Dublin Celts were American Football Ireland’s first official team, founded in 1984, after an advertisement was placed in the Evening Herald [Reference: 2]. About two dozen Regulars met at the Phoenix Park in Dublin for an American Football practice session and a short game [Reference: 1], presumably wearing their two different shirt colours: Green and White.
The game was new to Ireland following the influence of the UK’s Channel 4 Sunday evening programmes showing games from the United States of America. The Irish Times of 16th March 1985 reported there were apparently the start of teams in Coleraine, Co. Derry; and Blanchardstown, Foxrock and University College Dublin, all Co. Dublin. [Reference: 1]
 Anon. (1985) “Football Crazy” Irish Times. Saturday, March 16, 1985. pg. 16 [Internet] Available from the Irish Times Archive at: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1985/0316/Pg016.html#Ar01603 [The Irish Times Archive is a subscripttion service.
 Kevin Sharkey “The-Dublin-Celts History” 18 October 2020. Shared with permission by John Gunning via Facebook Messenger 18 October 2020.
Thanks to Kevin Sharkey (Dublin Celts, Dublin Lightning and North Kildare Reapers).
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