Ardee Falcons American Football Ireland 8v8 Team Roster and Game Summaries 1993


104.07.93NDublin Tornadoes VetsT0-0
[Reference: 1]

Season Report

The Ardee Falcons consisted of about 17-20 players from the Ardee, Co. Louth area, including some who joined from the Drogheda Lightning when they folded earlier in the year, such as Coach Chris Leonard. The highlight of the year was playing in the curtain-raiser to the main All-Ireland American Football League match in Westport, Co. Mayo on American Independence Day 4th July 1993. A crowd of 3,500 to 5,000 spectators watched – a record for an Irish American Football League match.

Week 1 – 4 July 1993 – Ardee Falcons 0 Dublin Tornadoes Vets 0

Ardee Falcons 0 Dublin Tornadoes Vets 0 – A crowd of between 3,500 and 5,000 watched two matches in Westport, Co. Mayo as part of the American Independence Day Celebrations. As a curtain-raiser to the main match between Dublin Tornadoes and Belfast Blitzers, the Ardee Falcons and Dublin Tornadoes Vets battled to a 0-0 tie in an 8v8 Mini-League Match.

At Westport, Co. MayoQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Ardee Falcons 00000
Dublin Tornadoes Vets00000
[References: 1]
1st Quarter
No Score0-0
2nd Quarter
No Score0-0
3rd Quarter
No score0-0
4th Quarter
No Score0-0
[References: 1]

Ardee Falcons 1993 Roster

Player / CoachPosition
Declan BellewPublic Relations Officer
Chris LeonardCoach
Rory Higgins
Peter McQuillan
Gerry McEneaney
Seamus McRory
[References: 1-2]

Home Venue – Monastery National School, Ardee, Co. Louth



[1] Anon. (1993) “Grid iron men in Ardee of all places” Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal Friday, 16 July 1993, pg. 35.

[2] Anon. (1993) “It’s the Ardee Falcons” Meath Chronicle. Saturday, June 19, 1993. pg. 1.


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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