Belfast Bulls American Football Ireland 8v8 Team Roster and Game Summaries 2003

Belfast Bulls Logo [Reference: 1]

Final League Table

Division 2       
Belfast Bulls53206688.600
Craigavon Cowboys52309464.400
University of Limerick Vikings303047100.000
Division 1 Teams Composite Table       
Cork Admirals3300100471.000
Carrickfergus Knights220056221.000
Dublin Rebels21102832.500
Dublin Dragons20201250.000
Irish American Football League Division 2 Standings 2003 [Reference: Compiled from results in 2]

Division 2 teams played 5 Regular Season Games: 1 against each other plus 3 against Division 1 teams which counted in the standings of Division 2 Teams but not Division 1 Teams

Belfast Bulls 2003 Season Results

PS23.02.2003HCraigavon CowboysW12-6
711.05.2003ADublin Dragons 2ndsW34-12
1008.06.2003HCraigavon CowboysW14-12
1603.08.2003ACraigavon CowboysW18-12
1817.08.2003ACarrickfergus Knights 2ndsL0-30
2031.08.2003ADublin Rebels 2ndsL0-22
Belfast Bulls American Football Ireland 8v8 Team Results 2003 [References; 2-5]

Week 10 – 8 June 2003

Belfast Bulls 14 Craigavon Cowboys 12 – The day started with the Bulls arriving in a panic but it ended with celebration, as the convoy of 10 Bulls cars finally made it to the ground in time for a quick warm-up before the match. The Cowboys won the toss and elected to receive. The first quarter ended scoreless as rugged defending by both teams ended drives. Free Safety for the Bulls, Mark Hefferty and the Bulls Defensive Line, in particular, Andy O’Brien, made some vital tackles and hits. Chris Donaghy caught a fine 26 yard Touchdown in the second quarter from Scott Lennox to give the Bulls the lead. Chris Coleman caught a diving two-point conversion in the endzone to make it 8-0 to the Bulls. Chris Weir, in particular, making a good debut at Tight End, caught numerous catches, made possible by by the Bulls Offensive Line. Chris Donaghy provided momentum for another Bulls drive in the second quarter with runs around the outside, and a copule of catches by the Bulls receivers allowed a stron run over the left from four yards out by Chris Coleman to make it 14-0. Coach Mullholland was not satisfied the game was won yet, and pushed for more scores in the third quarterm but the Cowboys defence held out, and survived a fourth down scare when a Bulls receiver dropped a certain TD catch in the endzone. The Cowboys slowly builtt up a head of steam from then on, scoring in the fourth quarter to make it 14-6, then the Bulls QB joined their Fullback on the sidelines with an injury, and the Cowboys took over with 3 minutes to go in good field position, and ground out another touchdown. The conversion failed however,and for the second time this season the Bulls held on for bragging rights between the development teams for the second time, as back-up QB James McKelvey shone.

At Woodburn Rd, CarrickfergusQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Craigavon Cowboys0001212
Belfast Bulls0140014
IAFL Division 2 2003 – Belfast Bulls 14 Craigavon Cowboys 12 – 3 August 2003 [Reference: 3]
1st Quarter
No Scoring
2nd Quarter
BBLChris Donaghy 26 Pass from Scott Lennox (Chris Coleman 2xpt Pass)0-8
BBLChris Coleman 4 Run0-14
3rd Quarter
No scoring
4th Quarter
IAFL Division 2 2003 – Belfast Bulls 14 Craigavon Cowboys 12 – 3 August 2003 [Reference: 3]
Belfast Bulls in a huddle [Reference: 7]

Roster 2003

CRod ThompsonCoach
10Scott LennoxQuarterback / Offensive Co-Ordinator
20Mark HelfertyDefensive Back / Coach
31Drew MikaelDefensive Back
34Colin ColemanFullback
44John SavageOutside Linebacker
52Chris MikhaelDefensive End
54Chis WeirDefensive End
70Gary O’BrienDefensive End
71Gareth MillarRunning Back
80Louis AndersonWide Receiver / Defensive Back
Barry KeilOffensive Guard
Chris DonaghyRunning Back
Darryl MairsCentre
James KcKelveyOutside Linebacker
Jon Sirichas (Gre)Wide Receiver / Outside Linebacker
Mark SmithCornerback
Chris McKeownWide Receiver
Rui (Por)Safety
John LemonDefensive Back
Peter McGurkDefensive End
Belfast Bulls American Football Ireland 8v8 Team Roster 2003 [Reference: 5-6]



[1] Irish American Football Association (2008) Belfast Bulls Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 1 December 2018]


[2] Irish American Football Association (2003) 2003 Results [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 24 September 2016]

Internet Archive

[3] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2014) Home [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 March 2017]

[4] Belfast Bulls | Wayback Machine (2003) [News] [Click here for game report]”8″ a side American Football [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 October 2020]

[5] Belfast Bulls | Wayback Machine (2003) [Roster] [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 October 2020]

Internet Archive

[6] Craigavon Cowboys | Wayback Machine (2003) Schedule [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 19 May 2020]

[7] Belfast Bulls | Wayback Machine (2003) [Gallery][Image bull02]bull02 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 October 2020]

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Last Updated: 31 October 2020

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