Antrim Cobras Youth Two Touch League Team Roster & Match Reports 1988


Antrim Cobras11003001.000
Ballymena Wolfhounds1010030.000
*Belfast Junior Spartans
*City Colts
*Peel Crusaders
Prospect Pumas
Northern Ireland Junior American League Standings 1988 [Ref: Compiled from 1-5]

1988 NIJAL

?09.05.1988HBallymena WolfhoundsW30-0
[References: 2]

9 May 1988 – Antrim Cobras 30 Ballymena Wolfhounds 0

Antrim Bulldogs 30 Ballymena Wolfhounds 0 – Antrim Bulldogs dominated this match at Allen Park with Ballymena Wolfhounds, going in 18-0 at halftime thanks to Touchdowns from the Quarterback, a Blocked Punt Recovered in the endzone and a McGarry Interception Return. In the third quarter they added two more touchdowns, from the Quarterback (#13) to Wide Receivers # 86 and #82.

At Allen Park, AntrimQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Ballymena Wolfhounds00000
Antrim Cobras12030
[References: 2]
1st Quarter
ANTBlocked Punt Recovered in Endzone by #576-0
1st Half
ANTDave Mulholland ? TD
ANTMcGarry Int Return TD18-0
3rd Quarter
ANT#86 TD Reception from #13 (Dave Mullholland ?)24-0
ANT#32 (#82?) TD Reception from #13 (Dave Mulholland ?)30-0
4th Quarter
No Scoring30-0
[References: 2]

1988 Team Roster

13Dave MulhollandQuarterback
30Steve McCormackWide Receiver
95McGarrySpecial Teams
Dee Murray
Steven Marlay
[References: 2]

Note: Names takeb from Video in [2] As best as Eirball Can Make out from Footage.

1988 Match Video (Antrim Cobras 30 Ballymena Wolfhounds 0)

[References: 2]

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 : [Accessed 11 February 2021]



[2] 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: [Accessed 18 July 2018]


Thanks to mistermo

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 9 March 2021

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