Ballymena Wolfhounds Irish Junior Kitted American Football Team 1991-1998

NIJAL Junior Kitted Team 1991-1998

Home Ground: People’s Park, Ballymena (Mid Antrim / Co. Antrim)

Colours: White Shirts with Blue Trim, White Pants, White Helmets

Honours: Won an International Exhibition game in 1998. NIJAL Kitted Final Runners-Up 1991 and 1992.

Career Record (W-L-T): Total: / Regular Season: 4-2-0 / 3-2-0 (full record unknown)

History: Successful Junior Kitted American Football team from Ballymena in Co. Antrim, that were formed as a two-touch team in 1986 and played in the Northern Ireland Junior American League from 1987-1990 before becoming one of three Junior Kitted teams in NIJAL in 1991. Played a couple of Kitted seasons before playing International Exhibition matches as there was no opposition in Ireland at their level (Junior Kitted) in the mid to late Nineties. Beat Doncaster Wildcats, a top English Junior side in 1998.

Year-by-Year Record

LgeRS W-L_TPctPS W-L-TInt ChpW-L-T

Legend: NIJAL = Northern ireland Junior American League. Exh = Exhibition. RS = Regular Season. PS = Postseason. Int = International. W-L-T = Wins-Losses-Ties. Pct = Winning Percentage. Chp = Championships Won

Results NIJAL 1991

121.07.1991HProspect PumasW26-6
203.08.1991HBelfast Spartans
F1991ABelfast SpartansL26-33

[Ref: 1-3]

Results NIJAL 1992

119.07.1992HProspect PumasW31-14
309.08.1992ABelfast SpartansL0-34
F23.08.1992AProspect PumasL0-21

[Ref: 4-7]

Results International Exhibition 1998

11998ADoncaster WildcatsW22-6

[Ref: 8-9]


Social Media

[1] Ballymena Wolfhounds Facebook Page (2011) Video March 22, 2011: “next video will be wolfhounds v spartans at musgrave park here’s a clip to get us started
“[Fixture/Date @ -0;16]
 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 November 2018]

[2] Ballymena Wolfhounds Facebook Page (2011) Video March 31, 2011:”part 4″ [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 November 2018]

[3] Ballymena Wolfhounds Facebook Page (2011) Video: [Finals Score BW 26 SP 33 @ -0:05 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 November 2018]


[4] Anon. (1992) “Dublin Celts still winless” First Down. July 25, 1992. pg. 19

[5] Anon. (1992) “In an Irish Junior game, Belfast Spartans…” First Down. August 15, 1992. pg. 17

[6] Anon. (1992) “At last! It’s the Dub-win Celts! * A replay of last year’s junior final…” First Down. August 15, 1992. pg. 17

[7] Anon. (1992) “IRish Results” First Down. August 29, 1992. pg. 17


[8] Ballymena Wolfhounds Facebook Page (2018) Post May 11, 2018 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 November 2018]

[9] Britball Now (2018) Britball Teams | Doncaster Wildcats [Internet] Available from:


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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 26 March 2020

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