Belfast Spartans All-Time Players List 1984-1997

Belfast Spartans Players

SurnameFirst NameYears ActiveNumberPositionTeams
AndersonDavyBelfast Spartans ?
BairdVernerBelfast Spartans
BoskettLawrence1984-199332 / 20RB, KRBelfast Spartans, Ireland (Northern Hordes)
BowlesNeil1996-?OL, G, T, C, RBCBelfast Spartans (1996-97), Chiltern Cheetahs (1998-?), London Blitz (?-2007)(C)(RBC), UAE Falcons (Coach)
BoydBilly1984-1990sQBBelfast Spartans
BrownGregBelfast Spartans
BryansRobert1985-1989RG, ROT, DTBelfast Spartans
CochranPaul1987Belfast Spartans
Denny (USA)HCBelfast Spartans
DevennyPaul1986-?OLBelfast Spartans
“Dougie”Belfast Spartans
FaulknerBrendanBelfast Spartans
“Fige”Belfast Spartans
GreenColin51CBBelfast Spartans
HelfertyMark1996Belfast Spartans
HallowellDavid “Snuffy”1984-1988/89HB, CB, QBBelfast Spartans
HanveyEricBelfast Spartans ?
HyndsAaron “Hitman”late 80s-early 90sBelfast Spartans
JamiesonGeorge1986-1991 ?HB, QB, S, KO, KRBelfast Spartans
KnowltonCoachBelfast Spartans
LemonDavy1989-1996CB, FS, RB (Junior), RB (Senior)Belfast Junior Spartans (1989-1992), Belfast Junior Spartans Kitted (1992-1994), Belfast Spartans (1994-1996?97?)Cambridge Cats (1998-2003?), Ireland (v GB in Derby 2004/05)
McCabePaul1996-97?CBelfast Spartans
McCabe1996-97?Belfast Spartans
McCormackRobert “Bert”1984-199975DE, LB, OG, STBelfast Spartans
McKeeAndrewCBelfast Spartans
McKnightAndyBelfast Spartans
McKnightJohnBelfast Spartans
McWilliamsIanBelfast Spartans
MilfordErnieBelfast Spartans
MulgraveJohn “Masher”50LB. OG, KO, KRBelfast Spartans, Belfast Blitzers, Belfast Giants, Antrim Bulldogs, Ireland
MulhollandJerry1986-198956, 84OL, TE. HCBelfast Spartans (1986-1989), Ireland, Belfast Junior Spartans (HC, 1987-1992), Belfast Bulls (HC, 2000-2001)
SmithDaveyBelfast Spartans
SmithIanBelfast Spartans
SpenceTrevor1986-2011SS, STBelfast Spartans (86-89), Witney Wildcats, Oxford University Cavaliers, Marbella Suns
TaylorBlair1984-198983, 20FS, WR, KO, KRBelfast Spartans
ThompsonRod1996-97Belfast Spartans
WallaceGary1984Belfast Spartans
WilliamsSteve1986?LTBelfast Spartans
Irish American Football Players A-Z (1984-Present)


The Belfast Spartans included numerous players selected to play for Ireland including Jerry Mulholland, who went on after playing to become Head Coach of the Belfast Bulls from 2000 to 2001. He played Outside Linebacker (#56) and Tight End (#84). Jerry was also Head Coach of the Belfast Junior Spartans from 1987 to 1992. [Ref: 1]

Jerry Mulholland Belfast Spartans 1986-1989 [Ref: 3]

Another Belfast Spartans player was Robert “Bert” McCormack, who founded the team in 1984, and continued playing until 1999. He played Defensive End, Linebacker, Offensive Guard and Special Teams. [Ref: 1]

Belfast Spartans Player Robert McCormack 1984-1999 [Ref: 4]

Another Belfast Spartans player was David Hallowell, who was knicknamed “Snuffy”, as he used to get up other players noses, although he said himself he used to like all the other players. Played from 1984 to 1988 or 1989 as Halfback, Corner Back and 2nd String Quarterback. Only 5’9″ tall and 10 Stone weight.

David Hallowell Belfast Spartans Player 1984-1988 [Ref: 2]



[1] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles [Internet] Available from: [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]

[2] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles: David Hallowell “Snuffy” [Internet] Available from: [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]

[3] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles: Jerry Mulholland [Internet] Available from: [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]

[4] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles: Robert McCormack[Internet] Available from: [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]


Thanks to Alan McCormack, Jason Caldwell, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Colm Murray and Niall Brennan.

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