Category: American Football Ireland 11v11 Teams

American Football Ireland Map 1984-2022

Map of American Football Ireland Teams 1984-2022

Vector Contributor: Rainer Lesniewski / Shutterstock (2022) Stock Vector ID: 1665171421 administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Accessed 10 June 2022][Overlaid with Irish American Football Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie][10 June 2022]

Note: Some Teams not Shown in Map Above due to Logo and Colours not being available.

Irish and Irish-based American Football Teams 1942-2022

European Theater of Operations Football Championship (1942-1944), All-American Festival (1983), American Football Association of Ireland (1984-1999), Irish American Football Association (2001-2019) and American Football Ireland (2021-Present)

AFI American Football Ireland Timeline 1942-2022

PosTeamYearLeague
1Hale Blue Devils1942ETO
1Tech Fighting Irish1942ETO
1Yarvard Crimson Tide1942ETO
4Army Wolverines1944ETO
4Navy Galloping Gaels1944ETO
6Redskins1983AAF
6Yankees1983AAF
81984-1993AFAI
91985-1990AFAI
101985-1988AFAI
111986-1995; 2003-2022AFAI, IAFA, AFI
121986-1998AFAI
131986-1996AFAI
14Carrickfergus / East Antrim Cougars1986-1989AFAI
15Aldergrove Hawks1987AFAI
161987-1996AFAI
17Bangor Buccaneers1987AFAI
171987AFAI
191987-1990AFAI
20Jordanstown Jaguars1987AFAI
211988-1993AFAI
211988-1993AFAI
231989-1993AFAI
24Bray Seahawks1989AFAI
25Dublin Pirates1990AFAI
261991-1993AFAI
27Brownlow Bandits1991AFAI
27Newtownabbey Warriors1991AFAI
291992AFAI
301993AFAI
311994-2022AFAI, IAFA, AFI
321994-1995AFAI
331995-1998AFAI
341996-1997AFAI
351997AFAI
361998-1999AFAI
371998AFAI
381998-1999AFAI
391999AFAI
402000-2022IAFA, AFI
412000-2015IAFA
422001-2022IAFA, AFI
432002-2008IAFA
442002-2022IAFA, AFAI
452006-2010IAFA
462006IAFA
472007-2022IAFA, AFI
482007-2008IAFA
482007-2008IAFA
502008-2022IAFA. AFI
502008-2022IAFA, AFI
522009-2010IAFA
532009IAFA
542009-2022IAFA, AFI
55Institute of Technology Carlow Chargers2010IAFA
562010-2013IAFA
572011-2014IAFA
582011-2022IAFA, AFI
592012-2019IAFA
602012-2022IAFA, AFI
612012-2017IAFA
622014-2017IAFA
632014-2022IAFA, AFI
642014-2017IAFA
652014-2020IAFA
662015-2022IAFA, AFI
672016-2022IAFA, AFI
672016-2022IAFA, AFI
672016-2022IAFA, AFI
672016-2022IAFA, AFI
712017-2022IAFA, AFI
722018-2022AFI
732019-2022AFI

Report

From the Dublin Celts in 1984 to the Cill Dara Crusaders who were founded just before COVID-19 hit in 2019, there have been 66 Official Irish American Football League Teams including Junior Kitted and 8v8 Development League Teams. Including the European Theater of Operations Football Championship teams in Northern Ireland during WW2 and the two teams of specially-trained Rugby players who took part in the All-American Festival in Banbridge, Co. Down in 1983 there have a grand total of 73 teams based in Ireland. [References: 1-100]

Team Logo REFERENCES

[1] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2016) Photo by Joseph Greene August 28, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1421158977901127&set=gm.269427200117075&type=3&theater&ifg=1 [Accessed 3 July 2018]

[2] Dublin Dragons – IAFA (2018) Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/dragons.jpg [Accessed 16 November 2018]

[3] Dublin Lightning (1999) Lightning Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010614095221im_/http://www.geocities.com:80/Colosseum/Stadium/6662/lightninglogo.jpg [Accessed 4 July 2018]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2018) Dublin Rebels Team Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Team-Logo-Dublin-Rebels-2.png [Accessed 22 July 2018]

[5] Dublin Tornadoes (1995) Timmy Tornado Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19961115063729im_/http://fiachra.ucd.ie:80/~alan/Icons/American/timmy.gif [Accessed 3 July 2018]

[6] North Dublin Marshals – Wayback Machine (2007) North Dublin Marshals Logo [Internet] Avaiilable from: http://web.archive.org/web/20060906220811im_/http://www.northdublinmarshals.com:80/image002.jpg [Accessed 3 August 2018]

[7] North Dublin Pirates (2019) North Dublin Pirates Logo [Internet] Avaiilable from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/NorthDublinPirates.png [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[8] South Dublin Panthers Facebook Page (2018) South Dublin Panthers Profile Picture https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/photos/a.345294775649262/906846089494125/?type=1&theater [Accessed 16 November 2018]

[9] Tallaght Outlaws – Wayback Machine (2007) Tallaght Outlaws – Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070312123103im_/http://www.tallaghtoutlaws.com:80/forum/templates/subSilver/images/logo_phpBB.gif [Accessed 6 July 2018]

[10] Trinity College Dublin American Football | Facebook (2019) TCD American Football Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/214800495197037/photos/1306609992682743/ [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[11] University College Dublin American Football | Facebook (2019) UCD American Football Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42217493_1698569130253365_7279433760959889408_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=7a5022628bcaee96b826121685dfb223&oe=5CC99467 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[12] West Dublin Rhinos | Twitter (2019) West Dublin Rhinos Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/834675830257229824/fw7mbNXR_400x400.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[13] Antrim Jets | Twitter (2019) Antrim Jets Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/863895806876798976/X–gwGlf_400x400.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[14] Irish American Football Association (2008) Belfast Bulls Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/bullslogoX.jpg [Accessed 1 December 2018]

[13] Belfast Trojans | Facebook (2019) Belfast Trojans Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/396414_329765713737073_1023026931_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=61cbbd2dd06504291f7e7843703e7b1d&oe=5CB71144 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[16] Carrickfergus Knights – Vimeo (2018) Portrait [Internet] Available from: https://i.vimeocdn.com/portrait/482449_300x300 [Accessed 22 July 2018]

[17] Causeway Giants | Twitter (2019) Causeway Giants Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1053726473272680448/pF_Cb76b_400x400.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[18] Coleraine Chieftans (2002) Coleraine Chieftans: Chief Image [Internet] Available from: http://www.thecolerainechieftans.freeservers.com/images/chief.gif [Accessed 18 July 2018]

[19] Craigavon Cowboys – Twitter Account (2018) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/864100166680424448/TCauLbnj_400x400.jpg [Accessed 22 July 2018]

[20] Donegal Derry Vipers (2018) Donegal Derry Vipers Logo [Internet] Available from: http://ddvipers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DDVIPERS.png [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[21] International Police Association (2018) NI Razorbacks Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.ipa-uk.org/write/Images/Razorbacks_logo.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[22] Tyrone Fermanagh Titans | Facebook (2018) Tyrone Titans Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21557438_1594065800659297_3400819593502111960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=a7d826672807573a79f7c8876c57df15&oe=5CCC26DA [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[23] Cill Dara Crusaders | Facebook (2018) Cill Dara Crusaders Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22154178_148372745771309_392433809994775255_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3f80123bc5d863bbaf21c0d014ef795b&oe=5CFCA568 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[24] Drogheda Lightning (2011) Drogheda Lightning Logo [Internet] Available from: https://boltsinblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/final_crest_2.png?w=212&h=300 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[25] Irish American Football Association (2017) Louth Mavericks Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/helmet-decal-2.png [Accessed 11 December 2018]

[26] Irish American Football Association (2017) Meath Bulldogs Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Bulldogs.png [Accessed 11 December 2018]

[27] North Kildare Reapers Facebook Page (2016) North Kildare Reapers Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1915656_601510396666670_1466765724774743782_n.png?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=9ce7704ef3f30893cf5253668ebb76c8&oe=5C98C46E [Accessed 11 December 2018]

[28] South Kildare Soldiers (2016) South Kildare Soldiers Logo [Internet] Available from: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Sz7Fd5-sSPM/maxresdefault.jpg [Accessed 11 December 2018]

[29] Bolts in Blue (2011) Tullamore Phoenix Logo [Internet] Available from: https://boltsinblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/tullamore-phoenix.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[30] Westmeath Minotaurs | Facebook (2015) Westmeath Minotaurs Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12065840_1078155085529890_2779932276034449252_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3673d2a991ca4920aad2e85dc589c794&oe=5CC01F4B [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[31] Irish American Football Association (2018) Wexford Eagles Team Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Team-Logo-Wexford-Eagles.png [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[32] Irish American Football Association (2017) Admirals Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Admirals-PNG-1.png [Accessed 30 November 2018]

[33] Irish American Football Association (2017) UL Vikings Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ULVikings-HI-RES-Logo.png [Accessed 30 November 2018]

[34] Waterford Wolves Twitter – Twitter Profile Image [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/3322832460/9983db1ab02be8203c021435fd9cc127_400x400.png [Accessed 6 July 2018]

[35] Erris Rams Twitter – Twitter Profile Image [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/567881658/rsz_rsz_ramlogo_1_400x400.jpg [Accessed 6 July 2018]

[36] Irish American Football Association (2017) Galway Warriors Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Team-Logo-Galway-Warriors.png [Accessed 11 December 2018]

[37] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Belfast Blitzers Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67510518_2229601940484282_4045526367226298368_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQl1RH5LGTyzP7JMEVoPCpPxclJUvZJLdfcQ4B410nJOwq86JZKgmCdGwLxt9Ohiu_LX86-8QPWKraapOFn6Q0ai&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=28e5b0bd6891c62c2b9a18b51ad283a1&oe=5DE33CA5 [Accessed 8 August 2019]

Yearly Results and Standings References

SOURCES

[5] (1988) “Ireland” American Football News. 18 August 1988. pg.

[6] (1988) “Shamrock Bowl report” American Football News. 29 September 1988. pg. 22

[1] Anon. (1992) “IRISH CHAMPION CELTS STUNG BY BULLDOG SPIRIT”First Down. July 11, 1992, pg. 17.

[7] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, July 2, 1992, pg. 65

[8] Anon. (1992) “Sad Celts are Torn to shreds”First Down. July 18, 1992, pg. 16.

[9] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Celts blown away”Evening Herald. Thursday, July 9, 1992, pg. 66

[10] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, July 16, 1992, pg. 69

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

[12] FD Reporter. (1992) “At last! It’s the Dub-win Celts!”First Down. August 15, 1992, pg. 17.

[13] Anon. (1992) “IRISH RESULTS”First Down. August 29, 1992, pg. 17.

[14] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Vikings ready to invade Tallaght”Evening Herald. Thursday, August 13, 1992, pg. 66

[15] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Tornadoes ko Vikings”Evening Herald. Thursday, August 20, 1992, pg. 61

[16] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, August 27, 1992, pg. 61

[17] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, September 3, 1992, pg. 94

[18] Anon. (1992) “Vikings Victory”Drogheda Independent. Friday, September 4, 1992, pg. 11

[19] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, September 10, 1992, pg. 70

[20] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: Gridiron grief for Dubs!”Evening Herald. Thursday, September 17, 1992, pg. 76

[21] Naughton, L. (1992) “Minority Reports: U.S. Football”Evening Herald. Thursday, October 8, 1992, pg. Sport 7

[22] (1993) “Tornadoes Bowl Glory”, First Down, October 9, 1993, pg. 20

[23] Carrickfergus Knights (1994) Knights American Football Club Carrickfergus Shamrock Bowl Programme. Belfast. Aldine Print

[24] Anon. (1994) Dublin Clinch CrownFirst Down. 8 October1994. p. 22

[25] Anon. (1994) ScoreboardFirst Down. 16 July 1994. p. 19

[26] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 19

[27] Anon. (1994) Lurgan Blank Belfast. First Down. 9 July 1994. p. 20

[28] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 2 July 1994. p. 19

[29] Anon. (1994) Scoreboard. First Down. 18 June 1994. p. 19

[30] Anon. (1994) Full Round-Up of BAFA’s Divisions Two and Three. First Down. 7 May 1994. pg. 21

[31] Anon. (1994) Chicago Knights maintain challenge. Carrick Times. 6 June 1994. pg. 60

[32] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes hit!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 21 April 1994 . pg. 54

[33] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 5 May 1994 . pg. 91

[34] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 26 May 1994 . pg. 68

[35] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes turn up the power. Evening Herald. Thursday, 28 July 1994. pg. 55

[36] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 11 August 1994. pg. 44

[37] Naughton, L. (1994) Tornadoes blow Knights away!. Evening Herald. Thursday, 25 August 1994. pg. 50

[38] Naughton, L. (1994) American Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 22 September 1994. pg.78

[39] Naughton, L. (1994) US Football. Evening Herald. Thursday, 29 September1994. pg.58

[40] Anon (1995) Tornadoes breeze past Carrickfergus to claim third straight Irish title. First Down. 7 October 1995, pg. 21.

[41] (1996) “US Football”, Evening Herald, Thursday, September 19, 1996, pg. 79

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[45] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2016) Post by Kevin Sharkey, August 27, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/259540917772370/permalink/268518076874654/ [Accessed 6 June 2018]

[71] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1233266033373961 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[72] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1227508007283097 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[73] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 7 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1227556927278205:0 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[74] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 17 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1212468245453740 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[75] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 24 2016[Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1217083948325503 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[76] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 24 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1217246988309199 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[77] Carrickfergus Knights Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 30 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CarrickKnights/posts/1067948010006303 [Accessed 2 August 2017]

[78] Dublin Rebels Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 30 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinrebels/posts/617503018373620 [Accessed 2 August 2017]

[79] Irish American Football Association (2017) Facebook Post 14 August 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1619638348070059 [Accessed 14 August 2017]

[80] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2018) IAFA shared an Album – 20 August 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/2060236584010231 [Accessed 20 August 2018]

[86] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post August 14 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1233266033373961 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[87] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2016) Post July 17 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1212468245453740 [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[89] Irish American Football Association Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post July 23 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1596885733678654 [Accessed 24 July 2017]

[90] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 27 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1632046600162567 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

[91] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 20 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1625971890770038 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

[99] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 27 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1632046600162567 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

[100] IAFA Ireland Facebook Page (2017) Facebook Post August 20 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/posts/1625846934115867 [Accessed 28 August 2017]

INTERNET ARCHIVE

[61] Dublin Rebels – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2008) News: 2008 League Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081019054255/http://www.dublinrebels.com/news.php [Accessed 5 July 2017]

[70] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2017) IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20171115125115/http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-conference/ [Accessed 18 January 2018]

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eiirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 10 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Aldergrove Hawks American Football Ireland Team 1987

Preseason Standings

Irish American Football League Mourne Conference Preseason 1987

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsTDStreak
12001.000132110W2
21001.000456390W1
3Carrickfergus Cougars1001.000141310W1
40000.00000000
40000.00000000
6Aldergrove Hawks0100.00006-60L1

Results

Aldergrove Hawks American Football Ireland Team 1987

Match Day Preseason Week 1
(Preseason Week 1)
0 - 6

Aldergrove Hawks vs East Side Jets

Recap

Having played Flag Football in 1986, the Aldergrove Hawks played in a preseason friendly at home to East Side Jets in 1987, losing 0-6. It is their only known game as they never played in the Irish American Football League.

REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

NEWSPAPERS

[1] Anon. (1987) “Successful start by Belfast Jets”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 17, 1987. pg. 21 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 January 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2022

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Belfast Trojans Irish American Football Team Box-Scores and Roster 2021

Belfast Trojans Logo [References: 1]

Belfast Trojans Season Recap 2021

Belfast Trojans went 3-1 during the American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies season in 2021, if the two matches cancelled by the South Dublin Panthers are to be included. Their only two matches actually played were a 21-20 victory versus the Craigavon Cowboys and a 41-18 loss to the Cowboys in the return fixture. In both matches Belfast Trojans started the stronger team but the Cowboys finished the stronger of the two teams.

For More Information on the Belfast Trojans games, including Scoring Summary, Match Report and Box-Scores please click on the games in the list below to be brought to that games page.

Note: If you are viewing this article in an email application the Tables may not show up, if that is the case please click on the article heading in the email to be brought to the website article on Eirball itself where the tables can be viewed.

Belfast Trojans Schedule 2021

Belfast Trojans American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies 2021

American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies Unofficial Standings 2021

American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies (Unofficial Standings) 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13100.750996138W1
22001.000582632W2
31300.2508797-10W1
40200.000060-60L2

Please Note: No Official Standings were kept for the Friendly Season in 2021 by American Football Ireland

Belfast Trojans Roster 2021

Belfast Trojans Roster 2021

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Tom MorrisBelfast TrojansWide receiver20000000000000
Michael FerrisBelfast TrojansWide receiver10000000000000
James McKelveyBelfast TrojansQuarterback00000000000000

Home Ground: Malone RFC, Gibson Park, Cregagh, Belfast

Logo References

[1] Belfast Trojans | Facebook (2019) Belfast Trojans Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/396414_329765713737073_1023026931_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=61cbbd2dd06504291f7e7843703e7b1d&oe=5CB71144 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

REFERENCES

[2] Craigavon Cowboys (2021) News: President’s Season Report [Internet] Available from: https://www.craigavoncowboys.co.uk/news/presidents-season-report [Accessed 22 September 2021]

[3] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page, June 27, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2223981314402961&id=229667953834317 [Accessed 22 September 2021]

[4] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page: June 29, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BelfastKnightsNI/posts/194891429306673  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[5] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page: July 19, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BelfastKnightsNI/posts/209807457815070  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[6] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: July 19, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4338729596173978  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[7] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: July 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4312744605439144  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[8] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: August 16, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4377633782283559  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[9] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: August 16, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4377633782283559  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Richie Mulcahy.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 8 October 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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Carrickfergus / Belfast Knights Logo

Belfast Knights Irish American Football Team Box-Scores and Roster 2021

Carrickfergus / Belfast Knights Logo
Belfast Knights Logo [References: ]

Belfast Knights Season Recap 2021

Belfast Knights won both games they played in the American Football Ireland Premier Friendly season in 2021, defeating Craigavon Cowboys 30-13 and 28-13. They possibly either played South Dublin Panthers or were due to play them also, but the Panthers cancelled their games with Belfast Trojans due to a large number of significant injuries, with no more details available.

For More Information on the Belfast Knights games, including Scoring Summary, Match Report and Box-Scores please click on the games in the list below to be brought to that games page.

Note: If you are viewing this article in an email application the Tables may not show up, if that is the case please click on the article heading in the email to be brought to the website article on Eirball itself where the tables can be viewed.

Belfast Knights Schedule 2021

Belfast Knights American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies 2021

American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies Unofficial Standings 2021

American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13100.750996138W1
22001.000582632W2
31300.2508797-10W1
40200.000060-60L2

Please Note: No Official Standings were kept for the Friendly Season in 2021 by American Football Ireland

Belfast Knights Roster 2021

Belfast Knights Players List 2021

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumHeightLostWeightGGSAvgRec Avg
Stevie McCrystalBelfast Knights0000000000000-0-000.00.0
John McCrystalBelfast Knights0000000000000-0-000.00.0
David HillandBelfast Knights0000000000000-0-000.00.0
Phil HensonBelfast KnightsRunning back1000000000000-0-110.00.0
Spencer McDowellBelfast KnightsQuarterback0000000000000-0-110.00.0
Jordan Scott JenkinsBelfast Knights0000000000000-0-000.00.0
10Aaron KlewchukBelfast KnightsLinebacker0000000000000-0-110.00.0
13Paul CrothersBelfast KnightsWide receiver0000000000000-0-110.00.0
20Jordan ClintonBelfast KnightsWide receiver0000000000000-0-110.00.0
39Matt WilliamsonBelfast KnightsPunt Returner, Wide receiver1000000000000-0-220.00.0
66Thomas ConlonBelfast Knights0000000000000-0-000.00.0
68Louis KusmirekBelfast KnightsLinebacker0000000000000-0-110.00.0
88Marty CaskeyBelfast KnightsKicker, Wide receiver2000000000000-0-110.00.0
99Conor BeckettBelfast Knights0000000000000-0-000.00.0

Home Ground: Gibson Park, Belfast

Logo References

[1] Picture Credit: [16] Carrickfergus Knights – Vimeo (2018) Portrait [Internet] Available from: https://i.vimeocdn.com/portrait/482449_300x300 [Accessed 22 July 2018]

REFERENCES

[2] Craigavon Cowboys (2021) News: President’s Season Report [Internet] Available from: https://www.craigavoncowboys.co.uk/news/presidents-season-report [Accessed 22 September 2021]

[3] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page, June 27, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2223981314402961&id=229667953834317 [Accessed 22 September 2021]

[4] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page: June 29, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BelfastKnightsNI/posts/194891429306673  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[5] Belfast Knights Facebook (2021) Post to Page: July 19, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BelfastKnightsNI/posts/209807457815070  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[6] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: July 19, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4338729596173978  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[7] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: July 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4312744605439144  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[8] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: August 16, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4377633782283559  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

[9] Belfast Trojans Facebook (2021) Post to Page: August 16, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/TheBelfastTrojans/posts/4377633782283559  [Accessed 23 September 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 1 October 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Belfast Blitzers Irish American Football Team Box-Scores and Rosters 1986

Belfast Blitzers Season Report 1986

Belfast Blitzers played the first ever fully-kitted game of American Football between two Irish teams in Northern Ireland on May 19th 1986 when they won 46-0 versus Craigavon Cowboys at Shane Park in Lurgan.

On the 1st of June they played Dublin Celts in Dublin in the 1st Leg of the Capitol Bowl, losing 7-46, and despite losing the tie overall 31-66 on aggregate they did become the first ever team to defeat the Dublin Celts, when on June 22nd they won 24-20 in the 2nd Leg in Belfast.

They again played the Dublin Celts on July 6th in Dublin as part of the Summer Bowl American Independence Day Tournament, losing to their rivals in the Final after defeating the Coleraine Chieftains in the Semi-Finals.

In the penultimate week of the season in Carrickfergus as part of the Carrick Festival, they defeated the hometown Cougars 55-6. This set them up nicely for their match against the Dublin Celts for the All-Ireland Championship the following week which they won 7-0, evening the score 2-2 on head-to-head with the Dublin team.

This was the last match they played in 1986 as they declined to take part in the Shamrock Bowl, which was arranged following the season, as the considered themselves already Champions having won both the All-Ireland Championship and League titles.

Belfast blitzers Irish American Football League Results 1986

Note: Please Click on the relevant matches to be brought to a page detailing the Scores, scorers, and players lists as well as a Match Report.

Irish American Football League - All Games Standings 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
17200.77817972107W3
23300.500684424L2
32300.4003988-49W2
40300.000033-33L3
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Irish American Football League Regular Season Standings 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.0001192693W4
21100.5003340-7W1
30100.0002024-4L1
40200.000033-33L2
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Northern Ireland American Football Association Standings 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13001.00095689W3
21100.5003340-7W1
30200.000033-33L2
4Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Belfast Blitzers Preseason Results 1986

Belfast Blitzers IAFL Regular Season Results 1986

Belfast Blitzers Festival Results 1986

Match Day Summer Bowl Semi-Finals
(Summer Bowl Semi-Finals)
1:30 pm

Belfast Blitzers vs Coleraine Chieftains

Match Day Summer Bowl Final
(Summer Bowl Final)
3:00 pm

Dublin Celts vs Belfast Blitzers

Belfast Blitzers All-Ireland Championship Results 1986

Match Day All Ireland Final
(All Ireland Final)
7 - 0

Belfast Blitzers vs Dublin Celts

Belfast Blitzers Roster 1986

Belfast Blitzers Player List 1986

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Peter RaffertyBelfast BlitzersKicker00000000000000
George NeillBelfast BlitzersWide receiver00021000000000
Ivan SmithBelfast BlitzersWide receiver20030000000000
13Alan McCandlessBelfast BlitzersQuarterback00000000000000
18Sean O’NeillBelfast BlitzersKicker, Linebacker00000000000000
21Nigel SomersBelfast BlitzersSafety00000000000000
22Alan MurrayBelfast BlitzersCornerback00000000000000
24Mike HeathBelfast BlitzersDefensive tackle00000000000000
25Derek McCordBelfast BlitzersRunning back20000000000000
27Jason MallonBelfast BlitzersSafety00000000000000
31Steve ThompsonBelfast BlitzersRunning back00000000000000
34Derek HardyBelfast BlitzersRunning back10100000000000
35Damien McHughBelfast BlitzersRunning back40000000000000
39Mark HarrisBelfast BlitzersCornerback00000000000000
40John DavisBelfast BlitzersCornerback00000000000000
41Davy FreelandBelfast BlitzersDefensive end00000000000000
45Davy TurnerBelfast BlitzersCornerback00000000000000
50Daryol LawsBelfast BlitzersCenter, Offensive guard00000000000000
51Cormac ScottBelfast BlitzersLinebacker00000000000000
52Desi WilsonBelfast BlitzersCenter, Offensive guard00000000000000
55Matt HarteBelfast BlitzersLinebacker00000000000000
57Alan YoungBelfast BlitzersLinebacker00000000000000
61Martin PressBelfast BlitzersCenter10000000000000
63Damien NolanBelfast BlitzersDefensive tackle00000000000000
64Kiern DemspeyBelfast BlitzersCenter00000000000000
69Gary MooreBelfast BlitzersDefensive tackle00000000000000
70Chris MillarBelfast BlitzersOffensive guard00000000000000
72FijBelfast BlitzersOffensive tackle00000000000000
73Davy MayneBelfast BlitzersOffensive tackle00000000000000
74Vivian VizeBelfast BlitzersOffensive guard00000000000000
80Neil GrahamBelfast BlitzersTight end00000000000000
82Gary LintonBelfast BlitzersQuarterback, Tight end00000000000000
85Philip McIlpatrickBelfast BlitzersWide receiver00000000000000
88Tony CallaghanBelfast BlitzersRunning back, Wide receiver00000000000000
89Patsy LundyBelfast BlitzersWide receiver10000000000000
90Tom RobinsonBelfast BlitzersCenter, Offensive guard00000000000000
95Jim DelargyBelfast BlitzersDefensive end00000000000000
99Eric GrantBelfast BlitzersDefensive tackle00000000000000

Note: To view Players Lists, Management and Season Standings please navigate to below the References Section.

Belfast Blitzers Management 1986

REFERENCES

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641&notif_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]

REFERENCES

[1] Miriam Lord (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

[2] BritballNow (2017) British and Irish sides Friendly results against foreign opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2017]

[3] James Mulcahy (1986) “Savage Celts” Irish Independent. Thursday, March 27, 1986. pg. 9.

[4] BritballNow (2017) Newcastle Senators [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/NEWCASTLESENATORS.htm [Internet] [Accessed 25 June 2021]

[5] Irish American Football League (2002) Other Events [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/otherevents02.htm [Accessed 20 March 2018]

[6] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. Pg. 18.

Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

[7] Anon. (1986) “American Football comes to Dublin” Irish Press. Wednesday, November 12, 1986. Pg. 11. [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[8] Anon. (1986) “Today’s sport” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 22 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[9] Anon. (1986) “Marlboro on the march” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 17 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[10] Sean Moloney (1986) “Shamrocks from USA are playing to win” Evening Herald. Saturday, November 29, 1986. pg. 6.

WEBSITES

[11] Britball Now (2016) History of the Game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 02 October 2016]

[12] Britball Now (2008) UK Clubs Against Foreign Opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2008]

[13] Semi-Pro Football (2017) Eastern Football League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.semiprofootball.org/minor/champs/eastfl.htm [Accessed 16 November 2017]

SOURCES

[14] Kevin Sharkey (2020) “The Dublin Celts” Word Document shared by John Gunning on Facebook Messenger with permission.

REFERENCES

[1] Anon (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

Past copies of the Irish Independent are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) Bangor Buccaneers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BangorBuccaneers.htm [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[4] Britballnow.co.uk (2019) 1986 Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 17 August 2019]

INTERNET ARCHIVES

[5] Craigavon Cowboys | Wayback Machine (2017) Charles ‘Chuck’ Ebron Interview [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20170514064407/http://www,craigavoncowboys.co.uk:80/news [Accessed 10 October 2018]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[7] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, September 72019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2286790341432108?comment_id=2287705898007219&reply_comment_id=2292185984225877&notif_id=1568031304420635&notif_t=feed_comment [Accessed 9 September 2019]

NEWSPAPERS

[8] Anon. (1986) “A cracking good show for grid-iron fans” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, September 23, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[9] Anon. (1986) “American flavour” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 8, 1986. pg. 26 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[10] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into ‘Shamrock Bowl’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[11] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys triumph’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, October 6, 1986. pg. 19 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[12] Anon. (1986) “Picture caption’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

IMAGES

[13] Anon. (1986) “Picture by Rick Hewitt’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[14] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys to meet Celts’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 27, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[15] Anon. (1986) “Blitzers turn the tables”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday June 24, 1986. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[16] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[17] Anon. (1986) “Sport in Brief: American Football” Sunday Press. August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

[18] Anon. (1986) “Dublin Celts are Blitzed” Sunday Press. August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

MEDIA

[19] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Video, May 20, 2020 [Comment by player at 1:00-1:10] [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BBCSPORTNI/videos/693338128160962 [Accessed 30 August 2020]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641&notif_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

REirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 1 September 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Green Isle All-Stars Irish International American Football Team Box-Scores and Roster 1986

History

The Green Isle All-Stars played one game and made history in the process as the first ever Irish American Football team featuring home-grown players to play an American Football Team from the United States of America.

On November 29th 1986 the All-Stars, made up of players from the Dublin Celts, Belfast Blitzers, Craigavon Cowboys, Belfast Giants, Bangor Buccaneers and Dublin Tornadoes held Eastern Football League Champions the Marlboro Shamrocks from Massachusetts to a 0-36 scoreline in the stiffest test yet faced for the fledgling league, having just finished its first ever season.

Note: Please click on each match to see Box-Scores and Match Reports for that Match

Green Isle All-Stars 1986

Match Day International Friendly
(International Friendly)
0 - 36

Green Isle All-Stars vs Marlboro Shamrocks (Mass)

Team Roster

Green Isle All-Stars 1986

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Martin MurphyDublin Celts00000000000000
39Mark HarrisBelfast BlitzersCornerback00000000000000
70Chris MillarBelfast BlitzersOffensive guard00000000000000

References

SOURCES

[1] Anon. (1986) “American Football comes to Dublin” Irish Press. Wednesday, November 12, 1986. Pg. 11. [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[2] Anon. (1986) “Today’s sport” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 22 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[3] Anon. (1986) “Marlboro on the march” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 17 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[4] Sean Moloney (1986) “Shamrocks from USA are playing to win” Evening Herald. Saturday, November 29, 1986. pg. 6.

WEBSITES

[3] Britball Now (2016) History of the Game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 02 October 2016]

[4] Britball Now (2008) UK Clubs Against Foreign Opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2008]

[5] Semi-Pro Football (2017) Eastern Football League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.semiprofootball.org/minor/champs/eastfl.htm [Accessed 16 November 2017]

SOURCES

[6] Kevin Sharkey (2020) “The Dublin Celts” Word Document shared by John Gunning on Facebook Messenger with permission.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Kevin Sharkey (Dublin Celts, Dublin Lightning and North Kildare Reapers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 August 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Craigavon Cowboys Irish American Football Team Box-Scores and Roster 1986

Craigavon Cowboys Logo [References: 1][Readjusted]

Craigavon Cowboys Season Report 1986

The Craigavon Cowboys played their first ever fully kitted game with pads and helmets in Shane Park, Lurgan, on May 19 1986 in the first ever fully kitted games in Northern Ireland between two Irish teams. Craigavon Cowboys lost that match 0-46 in what was an inauspicious start for a season that ended in triumph.

Another defeat in the American Independence Day Summer Bowl Festival in Dublin on August 6 followed, where they lost to Dublin Celts in the Semi-Finals of a four team Tournament played with a rolling clock and 20 minute quarters.

They again lost heavily to Belfast Blitzers in the Final Week on September 1, 0-40 but on September 27 they defeated Coleraine Chieftains 33-0 which enabled them to advance to the Shamrock Bowl, which was arranged after the season had ended. There they won 6-2 versus the Dublin Celts with a Touchdown by Nigel Trimble with only four minutes remaining, having gone 2-0 down in the first half having conceded a safety.

The Cowboys thus went down in history as the first winners of the Shamrock Bowl, Ireland’s Super Bowl. The turnaround was largely attributed to Chuck Ebron, a new Coach brought in from USA for the second half of the season.

Note: For the Standings and Roster (as is currently known by Eirball) for the 1986 season please see below the Results Section.

Craigavon cowboys IAFL Season Results 1986

Note: Please Click on the relevant matches to be brought to a page detailing the Scores, scorers, and players lists as well as a Match Reports.

Craigavon Cowboys IAFL Preseason Results 1986

Craigavon Cowboys IAFL Festival Results 1986

Match Day Summer Bowl Semi-Finals
(Summer Bowl Semi-Finals)
11:00 am

Dublin Celts vs Craigavon Cowboys

Note: Non-Regular season 4th of July American Independence Day Tournament

Craigavon Cowboys IAFL Regular Season Results 1986

Craigavon Cowboys IAFL Playoffs 1986

Match Day Shamrock Bowl I
(Shamrock Bowl I)
2 - 6

Dublin Celts vs Craigavon Cowboys

Standings 1986

Irish American Football League Regular Season 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.0001192693W4
21100.5003340-7W1
30100.0002024-4L1
40200.000033-33L2
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Northern Ireland American Football Association 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13001.00095689W3
21100.5003340-7W1
30200.000033-33L2
4Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Note: The NIAFA was a League on Paper only that included only Regular Season Matches played by Northern Ireland teams amongst themselves – no extra matches were played. It is like a “Northern Conference” Table.

Irish American Football League - All Games Standings 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
17200.77817972107W3
23300.500684424L2
32300.4003988-49W2
40300.000033-33L3
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Note: No Official Standings were kept for all games played over the course of the 7 different competitions or stages of the 1986 IAFA season, this is a Composite Table calculated automatically by Eirball.

Roster 1986

Craigavon Cowboys Roster 1986

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XP
John MulallyCraigavon CowboysWide receiver10000
Stanley KingsmillCraigavon CowboysRunning back30000
John MullalyCraigavon CowboysWide receiver00000
Nigel TrimbleCraigavon CowboysRunning back20000
Geoff DonaghyCraigavon CowboysQuarterback00000

Home Ground: Shane Park, Lurgan (also Goodyear, Craigavon)

Logo References

[1] Craigavon Cowboys – Twitter Account (2018) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/864100166680424448/TCauLbnj_400x400.jpg [Accessed 22 July 2018]

REFERENCES

[1] Miriam Lord (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

[2] BritballNow (2017) British and Irish sides Friendly results against foreign opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2017]

[3] James Mulcahy (1986) “Savage Celts” Irish Independent. Thursday, March 27, 1986. pg. 9.

[4] BritballNow (2017) Newcastle Senators [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/NEWCASTLESENATORS.htm [Internet] [Accessed 25 June 2021]

[5] Irish American Football League (2002) Other Events [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/otherevents02.htm [Accessed 20 March 2018]

[6] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. Pg. 18.

Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

[7] Anon. (1986) “American Football comes to Dublin” Irish Press. Wednesday, November 12, 1986. Pg. 11. [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[8] Anon. (1986) “Today’s sport” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 22 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[9] Anon. (1986) “Marlboro on the march” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 17 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[10] Sean Moloney (1986) “Shamrocks from USA are playing to win” Evening Herald. Saturday, November 29, 1986. pg. 6.

WEBSITES

[11] Britball Now (2016) History of the Game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 02 October 2016]

[12] Britball Now (2008) UK Clubs Against Foreign Opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2008]

[13] Semi-Pro Football (2017) Eastern Football League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.semiprofootball.org/minor/champs/eastfl.htm [Accessed 16 November 2017]

SOURCES

[14] Kevin Sharkey (2020) “The Dublin Celts” Word Document shared by John Gunning on Facebook Messenger with permission.

REFERENCES

[1] Anon (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

Past copies of the Irish Independent are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) Bangor Buccaneers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BangorBuccaneers.htm [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[4] Britballnow.co.uk (2019) 1986 Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 17 August 2019]

INTERNET ARCHIVES

[5] Craigavon Cowboys | Wayback Machine (2017) Charles ‘Chuck’ Ebron Interview [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20170514064407/http://www,craigavoncowboys.co.uk:80/news [Accessed 10 October 2018]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[7] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, September 72019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2286790341432108?comment_id=2287705898007219&reply_comment_id=2292185984225877&notif_id=1568031304420635&notif_t=feed_comment [Accessed 9 September 2019]

NEWSPAPERS

[8] Anon. (1986) “A cracking good show for grid-iron fans” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, September 23, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[9] Anon. (1986) “American flavour” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 8, 1986. pg. 26 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[10] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into ‘Shamrock Bowl’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[11] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys triumph’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, October 6, 1986. pg. 19 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[12] Anon. (1986) “Picture caption’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

IMAGES

[13] Anon. (1986) “Picture by Rick Hewitt’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[14] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys to meet Celts’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 27, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[15] Anon. (1986) “Blitzers turn the tables”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday June 24, 1986. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[16] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[17] Anon. (1986) “Sport in Brief: American Football” Sunday Press.August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

[18] Anon. (1986) “Dublin Celts are Blitzed” Sunday Press.August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

MEDIA

[19] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Video, May 20, 2020 [Comment by player at 1:00-1:10] [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BBCSPORTNI/videos/693338128160962 [Accessed 30 August 2020]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641&notif_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jo Buchanan (Craigavon Cowboys)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 July 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Coleraine Chieftains Irish American Football Team Box-Scores and Rosters 1986

Coleraine Chieftains Logo [2002][Readjusted][References: 1]

Coleraine Chieftains Origins

Coleraine Chieftains were the second team ever founded in Ireland, in 1985, after the Dublin Celts. They were initially founded as a Flag Football team, playing in the very first match between two Irish teams – versus Tyrone Tornadoes in Omagh in 1985.

Coleraine Chieftains Season Report 1986

Coleraine Chieftains went fully kitted in 1986, playing at least three matches – a loss to Belfast Blitzers in a match at Portrush in aid of Charities; a loss to Dublin Celts in the Jack Daniels Summer Bowl in Dublin held in celebration of American Independence Day and a 0-33 defeat to Craigavon Cowboys on September 27 1986, the week before the first Shamrock Bowl which qualified the Cowboys for the Bowl (Craigavon went on to win SB I).

Note: For the Standings (as is currently known by Eirball) for the 1986 season please see below the Results Section.

References: See Below the Results and Standings sections for the list of References for the 1986 season.

Coleraine Chieftains Irish American Football League Results 1986

Note: Please Click on the relevant matches to be brought to a page detailing the Scores, scorers, and players lists as well as a Match Report.

Coleraine Chieftains Jack Daniels Summer Bowl 1986

Match Day Summer Bowl Semi-Finals
(Summer Bowl Semi-Finals)
1:30 pm

Belfast Blitzers vs Coleraine Chieftains

Note: Non-Regular season 4th of July American Independence Day Tournament

Coleraine Chieftains IAFL Regular Season 1986

Irish American Football League Standings 1986

Irish American Football League Regular Season 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.0001192693W4
21100.5003340-7W1
30100.0002024-4L1
40200.000033-33L2
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Northern Ireland American Football Association Conference Standings 1986

Northern Ireland American Football Association 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13001.00095689W3
21100.5003340-7W1
30200.000033-33L2
4Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Note: The NIAFA was a League on Paper only that included only Regular Season Matches played by Northern Ireland teams amongst themselves – no extra matches were played. It is like a “Northern Conference” Table.

Irish American Football Association Overall Standings (All Competitions) 1986

Irish American Football League - All Games Standings 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
17200.77817972107W3
23300.500684424L2
32300.4003988-49W2
40300.000033-33L3
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Note: No Official Standings were kept for all games played over the course of the 7 different competitions or stages of the 1986 IAFA season, this is a Composite Table calculated automatically by Eirball.

Home Grounds: Both Portrush and Londonderry YMCA, Drumahoe were home in 1986

Logo references

[1] Coleraine Chieftans (2002) Coleraine Chieftans: Chief Image [Internet] Available from: http://www.thecolerainechieftans.freeservers.com/images/chief.gif [Accessed 18 July 2018]

REFERENCES

[1] Miriam Lord (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

[2] BritballNow (2017) British and Irish sides Friendly results against foreign opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2017]

[3] James Mulcahy (1986) “Savage Celts” Irish Independent. Thursday, March 27, 1986. pg. 9.

[4] BritballNow (2017) Newcastle Senators [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/NEWCASTLESENATORS.htm [Internet] [Accessed 25 June 2021]

[5] Irish American Football League (2002) Other Events [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/otherevents02.htm [Accessed 20 March 2018]

[6] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. Pg. 18.

Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

[7] Anon. (1986) “American Football comes to Dublin” Irish Press. Wednesday, November 12, 1986. Pg. 11. [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[8] Anon. (1986) “Today’s sport” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 22 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[9] Anon. (1986) “Marlboro on the march” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 17 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[10] Sean Moloney (1986) “Shamrocks from USA are playing to win” Evening Herald. Saturday, November 29, 1986. pg. 6.

WEBSITES

[11] Britball Now (2016) History of the Game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 02 October 2016]

[12] Britball Now (2008) UK Clubs Against Foreign Opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2008]

[13] Semi-Pro Football (2017) Eastern Football League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.semiprofootball.org/minor/champs/eastfl.htm [Accessed 16 November 2017]

SOURCES

[14] Kevin Sharkey (2020) “The Dublin Celts” Word Document shared by John Gunning on Facebook Messenger with permission.

REFERENCES

[1] Anon (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

Past copies of the Irish Independent are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) Bangor Buccaneers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BangorBuccaneers.htm [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[4] Britballnow.co.uk (2019) 1986 Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 17 August 2019]

INTERNET ARCHIVES

[5] Craigavon Cowboys | Wayback Machine (2017) Charles ‘Chuck’ Ebron Interview [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20170514064407/http://www,craigavoncowboys.co.uk:80/news [Accessed 10 October 2018]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[7] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, September 72019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2286790341432108?comment_id=2287705898007219&reply_comment_id=2292185984225877&notif_id=1568031304420635&notif_t=feed_comment [Accessed 9 September 2019]

NEWSPAPERS

[8] Anon. (1986) “A cracking good show for grid-iron fans” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, September 23, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[9] Anon. (1986) “American flavour” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 8, 1986. pg. 26 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[10] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into ‘Shamrock Bowl’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[11] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys triumph’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, October 6, 1986. pg. 19 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[12] Anon. (1986) “Picture caption’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

IMAGES

[13] Anon. (1986) “Picture by Rick Hewitt’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[14] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys to meet Celts’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 27, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[15] Anon. (1986) “Blitzers turn the tables”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday June 24, 1986. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[16] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[17] Anon. (1986) “Sport in Brief: American Football” Sunday Press.August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

[18] Anon. (1986) “Dublin Celts are Blitzed” Sunday Press.August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

MEDIA

[19] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Video, May 20, 2020 [Comment by player at 1:00-1:10] [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BBCSPORTNI/videos/693338128160962 [Accessed 30 August 2020]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641&notif_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 July 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Dublin Celts v Wirral Wolves 1986

Dublin Celts Irish American Football Team Box-Scores and Rosters 1986

Dublin Celts Logo [References: 1][Readjusted]

Season Report 1986

Dublin Celts won their first two friendly preseason games 14-0 versus Wirral Wolves and 16-14 versus Newcastle Senators, two highly-ranked teams in the British American Football League.

They then proceeded to defeat Belfast Blitzers 46-7 in the first leg of the Capitol Bowl before losing the second leg 20-24 in Belfast. This was Dublin Celts first ever defeat, although they did take home the Capitol Bowl on aggregate (66-31).

On the 6th of July, in celebration of American Independence Day (4th of July), the Celts won the Jack Daniels Summer Bowl in Dublin, a four team Tournament played with a rolling clock and four 20 minute quarters. The Celts defeated Coleraine Chieftains in the Semi-Finals and Belfast Blitzers in the Final. Ireland Rugby Union International, Tony Ward, made a guest appearance on the Celts for this Tournament.

The Celts played the Belfast Blitzers in the All-Ireland Championship Final on August 16th 1986, losing 0-7, and the Blitzers won the League also but a post-season Bowl game was arranged for the first week in October which the Blitzers declined to take part in as they considered themselves already Champions.

The Dublin Celts lost this game, the first ever Shamrock Bowl, 2-6 to the Craigavon Cowboys, with Carlos De La Garza scoring the first ever points in a Shamrock Bowl when he sacked Cowboys Quarterback Jeff Donaghy in his own endzone for a Safety worth 2 points. Cowboys won the Shamrock Bowl with a late Touchdown.

Note: For the Standings (as is currently known by Eirball) for the 1986 season please see below the References Section.

Dublin Celts International Season 1986

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Dublin Celts International Matches 1986

Match Day International Friendly
(International Friendly)
14 - 0

Dublin Celts vs Wirral Wolves (Eng)

(International Friendly)
16 - 14

Dublin Celts vs Newcastle Senators (Eng)

Dublin Celts IAFL season 1986

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Dublin Celts IAFL Preseason 1986

(Preseason Capitol Bowl 1st Leg)
46 - 7

Dublin Celts vs Belfast Blitzers

Dublub Celts Capitol Bowl 1986

Match Day Preseason Capitol Bowl 1st Leg
(Preseason Capitol Bowl 1st Leg)
46 - 7

Dublin Celts vs Belfast Blitzers

Match Day Capitol Bowl 2nd Leg
(Capitol Bowl 2nd Leg)
24 - 20

Belfast Blitzers vs Dublin Celts

Note: Capitol Bowl Leg 1 doubled as Preseason match and Leg 2 as Regular Season Match

Dublin Celts Jack Daniels Summer Bowl 1986

Match Day Summer Bowl Semi-Finals
(Summer Bowl Semi-Finals)
11:00 am

Dublin Celts vs Craigavon Cowboys

Match Day Summer Bowl Final
(Summer Bowl Final)
3:00 pm

Dublin Celts vs Belfast Blitzers

Note: Non-Regular season 4th of July American Independence Day Tournament

Dublin Celts IAFL All Ireland Championship 1986

Match Day All Ireland Final
(All Ireland Final)
7 - 0

Belfast Blitzers vs Dublin Celts

Note: Separate All Ireland Championship (also known as Knockout Cup)

Dublin Celts IAFL Regular Season 1986

Dublin Celts IAFL Playoffs 1986

Match Day Shamrock Bowl I
(Shamrock Bowl I)
2 - 6

Dublin Celts vs Craigavon Cowboys

Irish American Football League Regular Season Standings 1986

Irish American Football League Regular Season 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.0001192693W4
21100.5003340-7W1
30100.0002024-4L1
40200.000033-33L2
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Irish American Football League Season Overall Standings (All Competitions) 1986

Irish American Football League - All Games Standings 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
17200.77817972107W3
23300.500684424L2
32300.4003988-49W2
40300.000033-33L3
5Carrickfergus Cougars0100.000655-49L1

Dublin Celts Team Photo v Wirral Wolves

Dublin Celts v Wirral Wolves 1986
Dublin Celts Team Photo v Wirral Wolves 1986

Dublin Celts Roster 1986

Dublin Celts Players List 1986

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XP
Martin MurphyDublin Celts00000
Kevin SharkeyDublin Celts00000
Dave CollinsDublin Celts00000
Steve CollinsDublin Celts00000
Paul SeeryDublin Celts00000
Carlos De La GarzaDublin CeltsDefensive tackle00100
Jim DowneyDublin CeltsQuarterback00000
Byron DurranceDublin CeltsRunning back00000
Glen WebsterDublin CeltsRunning back00000
Tony WardDublin CeltsKicker00000
64James O’NeillDublin Celts00000
69Frank GuerinDublin Celts00000

Staff

NamePost Held
Tom BalzerCoach
Joe MooreFounder

Home Ground:

De La Salle Palmerston, Kilternan, Co. Dublin / Co. Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown

Logo References

[1] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2016) Photo by Joseph Greene August 28, 2016 [Internet] Available from: