Category: Flag Football Summer League

Irish Flag Football Association | Summer League Finals 1995-1997

Champions 1995-1997

YearChampions
1995Northside Devastators
1996??
1997Drimnagh Cycos

Reference: [1-2]

Report

In 1993 Cillian Smith, of Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts American Football Club, started the Irish Collegiate American Football Association which played its first tournament that summer, taking the Summer Bowl name which had been used for American Football & Flag Football International Tournaments between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland sides in aid of charities such as GOAL (an International Development Agency).

The first ICAFA Summer Bowl in 1993 featured four teams and was won by the Marauding Fungi, with the College All-Stars in second place, and two Marlay teams taking the remaining two places. In 1994 the Summer Bowl featured the Monaghan Hurricanes, from the North West of Ireland, and in 1995 it had become a League, won by the Northside Devastators. In 1997 the Summer League was won by the Drimnagh Cycos.

References

Internet Archive

[1] Dublin Rebels | Wayback Machine (2006) Club History [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20061205221648/http://www.dublinrebels.com/page.php?1 [Accessed 24 November 2019]

Social Media

[2] Eirball | Facebook (2019) Message to Eirball from Liam Farrell 23 November 2019: “Photo of Page from Programme from 2nd Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge – Leicester 9 May 1998”: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-0/p280x280/76935222_2155933711383104_2434125650756370432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=yZESPE_0PpoAQkL8_Sd_0fWOogy9E2v9DX90TtHEAtD6kJy2sxa32pQeg&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=e14dfac0dbcff962d1c62181bb6cf2b9&oe=5E85B40B [Accessed 23 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Liam Farrell & Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 24 November 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

Irish Flag Football Association | Summer League 1997

Playoffs

DateWinnersRunners-Up
Final
05.07.1997Drimnagh CycosW

Reference: [1-2]

Report

As part of the Dun Laoghaire Festival on Saturday, the day after American Independence Day 1997, the Drimnagh Cycos won the Summer League Flag Football Finals at Newtownsmith Park, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.

References

Sources

[1] Naughton, L. (1993) Bulls take on Lightning in seaside gridiron derby Evening Herald Thursday, July 3, 1997. pg. 75

Social Media

[2] Eirball | Facebook (2019) Message to Eirball from Liam Farrell 23 November 2019: “Photo of Page from Programme from 2nd Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge – Leicester 9 May 1998”: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-0/p280x280/76935222_2155933711383104_2434125650756370432_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=yZESPE_0PpoAQkL8_Sd_0fWOogy9E2v9DX90TtHEAtD6kJy2sxa32pQeg&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=e14dfac0dbcff962d1c62181bb6cf2b9&oe=5E85B40B [Accessed 23 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Liam Farrell & Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 24 November 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

Irish Flag Football Association | Summer League 1995

Report

The Summer League of 1995 continued on from the Irish Collegiate American Football Association Summer Bowl Flag Football Blitz of 1993 & 1994. It was won by Northside Devastators.

Northside Devastators – Irish Flag Football Summer League Champions 1995 [2]

References

Internet Archive

[1] Dublin Rebels | Wayback Machine (2006) Club History [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20061205221648/http://www.dublinrebels.com/page.php?1 [Accessed 24 November 2019]

Images

[2] Irish American Football Association (2017) Nostalgia – A look at Some Pictures from the Archives – Northside Devastators [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171016_165315-1024×768.jpg [Accessed 24 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Liam Farrell & Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 24 November 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.