Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge II Box Score & Match Report 1998

Box Score

Leicester Europa Eagles24024
Drimnagh Cycos12012
1st Half
LEICraig Broughton 60 yd Punt Return TD0-6
LEICraig Broughton Int Return TD0-12
DRIStephen Dunne TD Run6-12
LEICraig Broughton TD Pass from Chris Wild6-18
LEIChris Manning TD Run.6-24
DRIAiden Kelly TD Run12-18
2nd Half
No scoring12-24


In a game dominated by Defence and Special Teams, Leicester Europa Eagles won 24-12 on the back of two Interceptions by Craig Broughton, one which he returned for a Touvhdown and the other which set up Chris Manning for a Rushing TD. Broughton also returned a Punt 60 yards for a Touchdown and hauled in a Pass from QB Chris Wild in a standout display from the Leicester player, officially listed as a running-back. Drimnagh Cycos scored on QB Aiden Kelly’s Run from his own half, and Stephen Dunne’s Rushing TD. All the scores came in the first half as the Defences shut down each others Offences in the Second Half.

Drimnagh Cycos Roster

John Durrad (Dublin Gladiators)Linebacker / Tight End
Darren BradySafety / Offensive Lineman
Ian CurtisCenter / Offensive Lineman
John CanningOffensive Lineman / Linebacker
Iain McGuinnesDefensive Lineman / Offensive Lineman
James BinghamWide Receiver / Cornerback
Stephen DunneRunning Back / Cornerback
Aiden KellyQuarterback / Cornerback
Bob Curran (USA)Defensive Lineman / Wide Receiver
Liam FarrellRunning Back / Linebacker
[References: 1-2]
Players / CoachPosition
Chris WildQuarterback
Craig BroughtonRunning Back / Cornerback
Chris ManningRunning Back
Rick ManningLinebacker
Alan O’SullivanHead Coach
[References: 1]


[1] Anon. (1998) “Eagles soar over Irish challengers”. First Down, Saturday, May 16 1998,, pg. 21


[2] Drimnagh Cycos (2001) Photo Album [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 April 2017]


Thanks to Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos & Fiona Corrigan, Caoimhe Mullaney, Alan Delaney and John Kane

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