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Belfast Knights Irish American Football Team Roster and Match Reports 2018

Belfast Knights Logo [Ref: 1]

Final SBC North Standings

SBC North       
University College Dublin880025311416
Belfast Trojans862021711512
Belfast Knights85302139910
Trinity College Dublin817067201-1
Louth Mavericks8080493000
[Ref: 2]

Results 2018

325.03.18AUniversity College DublinL41-42
615.04.18ASouth Dublin PanthersW3-0
722.04.18HLouth MavericksW67-6
1012.05.18ABelfast TrojansW27-7
1227.05.18HTrinity College DublinW29-7
1410.06.18HUniversity of Limerick VikingsW37-0
1524.06.18ADublin RebelsL9-12
1807.07.18HBelfast TrojansL0-25
WC22.07.18ABelfast TrojansL13-59
[Ref: 28-29]

Team Roster 2018

2Josh DavisQuarterback
90Spencer McDowellQuarterback
78Andy BlackOffensive Tackle
73Darren HarrisOffensive Guard
70Dave ShawOffensive Center / Guard
54Kris McCombeOffensive Center / Guard
77Matt MoodyOffensive Tackle
68Reggie McGaugheyOffensive Guard
66Thomas ConlonOffensive Guard
21Alastair Nixon Running Back
7Cris CarsonRunning Back
19Cormac QuinnRunning Back
11Michael KaneWide Receiver
48Phil HensonFull Back
84Chris IrelandWide Receiver
82John McCrystalWide Receiver
97John SavageWide Receiver
20Jordan ClintonWide Receiver
88Marty CaskeyWide Receiver
17Michael HarlandWide Receiver
37Aaron KellyDefensive End
15Aaron McNaughtonDefensive Line
99Conor BeckettDefensive Line
53Darren MontgomeryDefensive Line
41George BrandDefensive Line
4Mark HunterDefensive End
91Robbie AlexanderDefensive Line
79William BoalDefensive Line
10Aaron KlewchukLinebacker
72Colin McNaughtonLinebacker
57Dean HendersonLinebacker
90Spencer McDowellLinebacker
40Zed CeginskasLinebacker
5Harry ClearyCornerback
43John McCambridgeDefensive Utility
80Kenny McCleanCornerback
37Matt NeesonCornerback
33Matthew IrvineCornerback
13Paul CrothersCornerback
44Sean QuinnCornerback
87Stephen DavisonSafety
Carrickfergus Knights Team Roster 2018 [Ref: 3]

Coaches / Management

NumberCoach / ManagerName
14Adam DevenneyHead Coach
15Aaron McNaughton *Defensive Line
56Phil Gunning *Offensive Coach
78Andy Black *Special Teams Coach
John WaylandDefensive Backs Coach
Stevie McCrystalBoard Member
Robbie JenningsTeam Assistant
Keith McBurneyTeam Photographer
MIchael BarberPhotographer
Belfast Knights Coaches / Management 2018 [Ref: 4]


The Belfast Knights moved to their new grounds in Shaw’s Bridge Sports Association in Belfast in 2018, after leaving their home since 1993 in Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus. They finished third in the SBC North with a 5-3 Record, losing their first game of the season 41-42 to UCD in a thriller, before winning five in a row against South Dublin Panthers (3-0) , Louth Mavericks (67-6), Belfast Trojans (27-7) , Trinity College Dublin (29-7) and University of Limerick Vikings (37-0).

They came up against tougher opposition after that, losing 9-12 to Dublin Rebels and 0-25 to the Belfast Trojans at home, before meeting the Trojans again in the Wildcard Round of the Playoffs, losing 59-13.



[2] Irish American Football Association (2018) IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 July 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2018) IAFA shared an Album – 20 August 2018 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 20 August 2018]

[4] Belfast Knights (2018) Roster [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 10 October 2018][Broken link – available on the Wayback Machine Internet Archive at: [Accessed 18 May 2020]


[1] Carrickfergus Knights – Vimeo (2018) Portrait [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 22 July 2018]


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association. Thanks also to Conor Connolly-Mulcahy.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 18 May 2020

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