Carrickfergus Knights 1999 Team Helmet [Ref: 1]
|Queens University Belfast Broncos||4||0||4||0||10||158||.000|
IAFA Irish Senior League 1999 [Ref: compiled from 2-7]
Week 1 –
Queens University Belfast Broncos 0 Carrickfergus Knights 44 – The year began with the Carrickfergus Knights starting where they left off with a shutout win over the Queens University Belfast Broncos. The Knights defense dominted the entire game., winning 34-0
|Queens University Belfast Broncos||0||0||0||0||0|
Week 2 – 13 June 1999
Dublin Tigers 14 Carrickfergus Knights 0 – In week 2, the Dublin Tigers took the initiative from the start, closing down the Knights and helped by running back Brian Dennehy. the deadlock was broken in the third quarter when Head Coach and Quarterback Don Cade dove over from the 2-yard line. Minutes later a second touchdown sealed the game for the Tigers.
|TIG||Don Cade 2yd Run (Padraic Reddington, 2xpt)||8-0|
Week 3 – 20 June 1999
Carrickfergus Knights 14 Queens University Belfast Broncos 10 –
In the return game between the Carrickfergus Knights and the Queens University Broncos, the Knights were a shadow of the team that won convincingly to start the season. The Offense gave up a safety early in the game, and they were plagued by timing errors and unforced errors, but still ended up winning 14-10.
|At Queens University||Q1||Q2||Q3||Q4||Total|
|Queens University Belfast Broncos||10|
Week 5 – 30 June 1999
Dublin Tigers 0 Carrickfergus Knights 36 – The Carrickfergus Knights inflicted the heaviest defeat on the Dublin Tigers in the Tigers two year history in the return match, winning 34-0, scoring four times in the first half, but held scoreless in the second until late in the fourth quarter when Wide Receiver Maxwell ran in for their fifth.
|CAR||Maxwell TD Run||36-0|
Shamrock Bowl – 15 August 1999
Carrickfergus Knights 6 Dublin Tigers 22 – With the Dublin Tigers and Carrickfergus Knights both finishing the season on level terms as in 1998, and a rematch of the Shamrock Bowl, won the previous season by Carrickfergus, the final itself proved to show the two teams evenly matched over the two seasons. The Dublin Tigers gained revenge in Shamrock Bowl XIV, winning 22-6, to win their first Shamrock Bowl.
|At Santry, Dublin||Q1||Q2||Q3||Q4||Total|
Team Roster 1999
|Coaches & Staff||Name|
|Head Coach||Stuart Smith|
|Ann Clark||Athletic Trainer|
|Lara Sleator||Personnel Administrator|
|Paul Woods||Equipment Manager|
Season Report 1999
The Knights started the 1999 season in fine form, starting where they left off in 1998, with a 44-0 shutout victory over the Queens University Belfast Broncos. In week 2, however, they lost to two 3rd quarter touchdowns to the Dublin Tigers, and in week 3, struggled to a 14-10 win against the Broncos in the return game, with plenty of errors.
The Knights came back strongly in Week 5, inflicting the heaviest defeat on the Dublin Tigers in their two year history, the Carrickfergus side inflicting a 36-0 win. The two sidesmet again in Shamrock Bowl XIV, a repeat of the 1998 Shamrock Bowl, with the Tigers running out victors this time.
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 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar. Evening Herald. Saturday, 21 August 1999, pg. 111.
 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers maul the Knights. Evening Herald. Saturday, 19 June 1999, pg. 27.
 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar!. Evening Herald. Saturday, 3 July 1999, pg. 25.
 Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers spring into final. Evening Herald. Saturday, 31 July 1999, pg. 24.
 Anon. (1999) “Factfile and Greyhound Racing: American Football” Irish Independent. Wednesday, July 21, 1999. pg. 22. [Internet] Available from: the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/print/bl/0001715/19990721/257/0022 [Accessed 22 April 2020]
 Carrickfergus Knights (1999) Players – 1999 Team Roster [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20000816013136/http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/ [Accessed 23 March 2020]
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Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association..
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