Category: Dublin Rebels

Dublin Rebels American Football Ireland Team Roster and Game Summaries 2007

Dublin Rebels Logo [Reference: 1]
Dublin Rebels Logo [Reference: 1]

Final Standings

IAFL North
Belfast Bulls (D)843198859
Belfast Trojans (P)83321261108
Carrickfergus Knights834182967
IAFL Central
Dublin Rebels (D)87102605014
Dublin Dragons8260521944
Dublin City University Saints8260342164
IAFL South
University of Limerick Vikings (D)87102997014
Cork Admirals (P)86203277012
Tallaght Outlaws8080183890
Irish American Football League Standings 2007 [Ref: 2]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Wildcard Playoff
15.07.07Cork Admirals30Belfast Trojans0
22.07.07UL Vikings44Belfast Bulls2
22.07.07Dublin Rebels6Cork Admirals8
Shamrock Bowl XXI(UL Sports Grounds, Limerick)
29.07.07UL Vikings22Cork Admirals14
Irish American Football League Playoff Results 2007 [Ref: 2]

Home Venue: Sportslink, Santry, Dublin 9

Dublin Rebels 2007 Roster

1Marcus NaylorFree Safety / Running Back12Wicklow
3Brett SmithStrong Safety12Canada
5Paul CalnerLinebacker11USA
8Samuel HodginsT-Back3Dublin
10Henry WassermannHalfback / Tight End20USA
16Andy DennehyQuarterback8Dublin
18Paul GroganWide Receiver / KickerRDublin
19Stephen MurphyWide ReceiverRDublin
21Kevin FinneganOutside Linebacker4Dublin
22Stephen ArchibaldDefensive Back / Outside Linebacker13England
23Sam WhelanDefensive BackRDublin
24Ceri BevanDefensive BackRDublin
26Darragh FarrellDefensive Back4Dublin
27Ian LevineLinebackerRDublin
28Pat QuinnLinebacker4Dublin
29Gavin KaneDefensive BackRDublin
30David PhelanDefensive BackRDublin
31Darren ConwayDefensive End4Dublin
32Chris WintonRunning Back1Dublin
35Eoin DalyDefensive Back1Dublin
37Tim White-FlynnRunning BackRDublin
40Kenny HudsonMiddle Linebacker12Wicklow
44Christian StevensDefensive BackRDublin
45Andrew FlynnMiddle Linebacker / Fullback12Wicklow
49Gareth RoganLinebacker1Dublin
51Ross McCooeyMiddle Linebacker2Dublin
52Shane CampbellOffensive Lineman5Dublin
55Paul WeldonMiddle Linebacker3Dublin
56Dave SherwinCenter7Dublin
60Maclean BurkeDefensive Tackle3Dublin
66Fergal O’HanlonOffensive Lineman12Dublin
68Lukas VorelOffensive LinemanRCzech Rep.
72Tobias HanssonOffensive Lineman9Sweden
73Richie WhiteOffensive LinemanRKildare
76Richard ConnellanOffensive Lineman4Dublin
77David GriffithOffensive Lineman4Sligo
79Colclough DoranDefensive Tackle1Dublin
81Barry FlinnWide Receiver / Tight End2Dublin
82Carl FaichneyWide Receiver4Dublin
84Andrew GannonLinebacker?Canada
85Fionn KellyWide ReceiverRDublin
86Simon MackeyRunning Back / Defensive End4Wicklow
87Conor RyanWide Receiver4Wicklow
88Mick FinucaneTight End / Offensive Lineman9Dublin
89Mike KresowatyWide ReceiverRDublin
91Dave WilliamsDefensive TackleRDublin
94Paul SmythDefensive End / Halfback4Dublin
96Conor WalshDefensive End / Tackle4Wicklow
99Steve WilsonDefensive Tackle5Wicklow
[Reference: 4]

Week , 25 March 2007 – Dublin Rebels 8 DCU Saints 0

Week – 25 March 2007 – Dublin Rebels 8 DCU Saints 0

The Dublin Rebels won a close, low-scoring encounter with a 13 yard catch by Mike Kresowaty from Quarterback Andy Dennehy in the first quarter. Henry Wassermann caught the two-point conversion. From the start the offenses of both teams struggled, with the game characterized by great defensive performances by both teams. The second quarter began a bit livelier, with Saints QB Connor Buggle inches short of a first down and the Rebels’ Darragh Farrell recovering a punt, only to be called on a catch/interference penalty. DCU made big gains on the next possession but the Rebels Linebacker Kevin Finnegan smothered a Saints run for a loss of 10 yards. When the Rebels took over aggressive running from Simon Mackey and receptions from Wide Receiver Connor Ryan and Tight End Henry Wassermann put the Rebels on the Saints’ 1 yard line. The resulting Touchdown, a 1 yard pass to Henry Wassermann was cancelled due to illegal procedure. The Saints then subsequently played excellent secondary to keep them out.

Successive four-and-outs at the start of the second half were typical of the lack-lustre offenses on the day. The Rebels put together a good drive with Chris Winton fighting for every inch, however, the Saints sacked QB Dennehy, forcing him to fumble, which was recovered by the Saints. The Saints tried a series of lateral runs but were stifled by determined Rebels defence, linebackers Ross McCooey, Paul Weldon and Kevin Finnegan making important tackles. Sam Hodgins made yardage for the Rebels in the fourth quarter, but the Saints coverage was excellent. Scott Quigley, Bobby Blankenship and Willie Coyne in the Saints secondary were deserving of mention. Saints went four-and-out yet again on the next possession, and when they got the ball back the Rebels found another TD called back for an infringement, this time a holding penalty on Chris Wilton’s 26 yard dash into the endzone. Again the Saints kept the Rebels out, with good defense from Austin Ragans and Carl Rushe, but the Rebels ran out the clock on their next possession, after the Saints were stopped by Steve Archibald and Marcus Naylor in the Rebels secondary. A tight, defensive battle ended 8-0 to the Rebels

At Sportlink, SantryQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels80008
Dublin City University Saints00000
Reference: 4
1st Quarter
REBMike Kresowaty – 13 yd Pass from Andy Dennehy (Henry Wassermann 2xpt)8-0
2nd Quarter
No Scoring8-0
3rd Quarter
No Scoring8-0
4th Quarter
No scoring8-0
[Reference: 4]

Week – 29 April 2007 – Dublin Rebels 28 Cork Admirals 26

Week – 29 April 2007 – Dublin Rebels 28 Cork Admirals 26

What started out as a great day for the Cork Admirals turned into yet another Dublin Rebels victory as they fought from 26-8 down at the half to clinch the match 28-26 at the death. The field and conditions were both good as the Admirals went to the air on their opening drive, Dominic McHale scoring on a reception from David Lomansey, with John Duggan kicking the Point After Touchdown. The Rebels then turned the ball over and the Admirals went 13-0 ahead on the next snap, Keith O’Callaghan rushing in from 17 yards out. The Rebels pulled one back, however, before the end of the first quarter, when aided by strong running from Sam Hodgins and Chris Winton, they scored through pass from QB Andy Dennehy to Tight End Paul Smyth, which was converted. The score was 13-8 after Quarter One. John Duggan gave Cork good field position with an interception in the second quarter, with David Lomansey again finding McHale for a TD, which was converted leaving the score 20-8. Good defense from the Admirals was further aided by Hugh McBratney putting the in good field position with a punt return. Alain Pezeron broke free on a first down dive play and sprinted the distance to the endzone making the score 28-26. The Rebels then used a balanced attack on the next possession with time running out to leave the score 26-16 as they again scored on a passing play.

The Third quarter saw neither team score as Cork’s defense stood firm in the redzone, typified by great performances by Paul Buchanan, Barry Rafferty and Hugh McBratney. They were ineffctive on offense, however, with a first down penalty stopping them on the next series. The fourth quarter saw Chris Winton get the important touchdown the Rebels were waiting for as they narrowed the gap to 26-22. Dave Barry made a brilliant return on the ensuing kickoff to leave the Admirals in great field position on the Rebels 40 yard line. Marcus Naylor, for the Rebels, however, intercepted a fourth-and-7 pass near his own goaline as the Rebels held and kept the Admirals out. Two minutes were left to play and Henry Wassremann turned a short pass into a big gain for the Rebels, with Barry Rafferty making a spectacular touchdown-saving tackle for the visitors on the five-yard line. The Rebels fumbled on second and goal, however, offensive lineman Shane Campbell recovered, keeping the drive alive. The Admirals Defensive linemen stopped a QB sneak on third-and-goal, setting up a do-or-die situation, with 15 seconds left to play Sam Hodgins snuck over the goal line to win the game for the Rebels 28-26.

At Sportslink, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels8801228
Cork Admirals13130026
[Reference: 4]
1st Quarter
CORDominic McHale TD Pass from David Lomansey (John Duggan PAT) 0-7
CORKeith O’Callaghan 17 Run0-13
REBPaul Smyth TD Pass from Andy Dennehy (2xpt Good)8-13
2nd Quarter
CORDominic McHale TD Pass from David Lomansey (PAT good)8-20
CORAlain Pezeron TD Run8-26
REB?? TD Pass from ?? (2xpt good)16-26
3rd Quarter
REBChris Winton TD22-26
4th Quarter
REBSam Hodgins 1 Run28-26
[Reference: 4]

Week – 27 May 2007 – Dublin Dragons 12 Dublin Rebels 42

At Lucan, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels16146642
Dublin Dragons0001212
{Reference: 4]
1st Quarter
REBChris Winton 10 Run and 2xpt8-0
REBChris Winton 90 Run and 2xpt16-0
2nd Quarter
REBChris Winton 80 Run. Marcus Naylor 2xpt24-0
REBMick Finucane 20 Pass from Andy Dennehy30-0
3rd Quarter
REBMarcus Naylor 75 Run36-0
DRAJohn Durrad 15 Pass from Jeff Schell36-6
4th Quarter
DRARobert Pop 10 Run36-12
REBMike Kresowaty 15 Pass from Andy Dennehy36-12
[Reference: 4]

Week – 17 June 2007 – Tallaght Outlaws 0 Dublin Rebels 70

17 June 2007 – Tallaght – Tallaght Outlaws 0 Dublin Rebels 70

At Tallaght, Co. South DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels202282070
Tallaght Outlaws00000
[References: 4]
1st Quarter
REBBarry Flynn 20 Pass from Andy Dennehy6-0
REBMike Kresowaty 15 Pass from Andy Dennehy. Chris Winton 2xpt14-0
REBSam Hodgins 60 Pass from Andy Dennehy 20-0
2nd Quarter
REBMike Kresowaty 20 Pass from Andy Dennehy. Chris Winton 2xpt28-0
REBDarragh Farrell 65 Punt Return34-0
REBChris Winton 1 Run and 2xpt42-0
3rd Quarter
REBChris Winton 22 Run and 2xpt50-0
4th Quarter
REBSam Hodgins 4 Run56-0
REBConor Ryan 27 Run from Marcus Naylor. Tim White-Flynn 2xpt64-0
REBSam Hodgins 52 Run70-0
[References: 4]

Week – 8 July 2007 – Belfast Bulls 0 Dublin Rebels 6

8 July 2007 – Lucan – Belfast Bulls 0 Dublin Rebels 6

At Lucan, Co. South DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels00066
Belfast Bulls00000
[Reference: 4]
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
No Scoring0-0
3rd Quarter
No Scoring
4th Quarter
REBSam Hodgins 4 Run0-6
[Reference: 4]



[1] Irish American Football Association (2018) Dublin Rebels Team Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 22 July 2018]


[2] Irish American Football Association (2007) 2007 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[3] Dublin Rebels Wayback Machine (2007) 2007 Roster [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 November 2018]

[4] Dublin Rebels Wayback Machine (2007) 2007 Season [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 November 2018]


Thanks to Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels

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