Category: International American Football

Navy Galloping Gaels European Theater of Operations Football Team in Northern Ireland Winter 1944

Results

Navy Galloping Gaels European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Results Winter 1944

REPORT

In the big New Years’ Day Bowl Game in the European Theater of Operations Football Championship of Winter 1944, Navy Galloping Gaels tied 0-0 with Army Wolverines in the home ground of Newry Town Football Club (Soccer), which was designated “Lone Star Field” for the day. The game was billed as the “Championship of Northern Ireland”.

REFERENCES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Winter Football 1944 – Bowl Games and Professionals” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 62.

WEBSITES

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 January 2022

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Army Wolverines European Theater of Operations Football Team in Northern Ireland Winter 1944

Results

Army Wolverines European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Results Winter 1944

Recap

In the big New Years’ Day Bowl Game in the European Theater of Operations Football Championship of Winter 1944, Navy Galloping Gaels tied 0-0 with Army Wolverines in the home ground of Newry Town Football Club (Soccer), which was designated “Lone Star Field” for the day. The game was billed as the “Championship of Northern Ireland”.

Home Field – “Lone Star Field” – Newry Town FC, Co. Down.

References

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Winter Football 1944 – Bowl Games and Professionals” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 62.

Websites

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

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 2019-2022

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

Tech Fighting Irish Team Roster and Match Reports 1942

Results

Tech Fighting Irish European Theater of Operations Football Championship Results Autumn 1942

Players List

Tech Fighting Irish v Yarvard 1942

#PlayerPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XP
Carl BarkerWide receiver00000
Ernest PassimoniQuarterback00000

Recap

Tech Fighting Irish played in the second ever European Theater of Operations Football Championship game in Northern Ireland on 21 November 1942 [1-8]. A team of United States Military Men stationed in Northern Ireland for World War II they were defeated by Yarvard Crimson Tide, another US Military Team stationed in Northern Ireland. Ernest Passimoni was the Fighting Irish Quarterback and was sacked for a safety by the Crimson Tide [1]. Tech nearly scored a touchdown in the first half when Carl Barker almost caught a Passimoni pass but it “skidded through his fingers” [1]

References

Bibliography

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 21 1942 – Inver Park, Larne, Northern Ireland – Yarvard 14 Tech Fighting Irish 0” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 51-52.

WEBSITES

[2] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[5] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[6] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

Newspapers

[7] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[8] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

Academic Articles

[10] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

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

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Yarvard at Inver Park, Larne, 21 November 1942

Yarvard Crimson Tide European Theater of Operations Football Team in Northern Ireland 1942

Results

Yarvard Crimson Tide European Theater of Operations Football Championship Team 1942

Players List

Yarvard Crimson Tide at Ravenhill 1942

#PlayerPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPWeight
Anton S VerbeckQuarterback00000165
John HenryWide receiver10000-
1Robert D HopferFullback10000200
2Armando LopezRight Halfback00000180
3Anton S VerbickLeft Halfback00000165
4Jay A WrightQuarterback10010185
5James E TemenskiRight Halfback00000198
6Rush M MooreLeft Halfback00000190
7Paul W DennisQuarterback00000155
8Walter A WashburnFullback00000230
9Richard E Whalen00000165
10Atlee V HummelEnd00000180
11James B Bashman JrEnd00000190
12William F EckEnd00000175
13John L WallGuard00000-
14Leslie C ShultzGuard00000175
15Paul A McGonigalTackle00000-
16Martin HowerGuard00000180
17Frederick D FaulsTackle00000180
18Frank A FemtonTackle00000185
19Leroy M JerlesGuard00000190
20Ralph W MooreTackle00000190
21John L Trunick JrCenter00000184
22Joseph D BaxterGuard00000196
23Edward PetrickLeft Halfback00000190
24Eugene E HeathTackle00000180
25George A DupakFullback00000195
26Henry E ZentnerCenter00000175
27Walter C SzymkowiczQuarterback00000175
28Harvey J KiserTackle00000215
29Charles R RenningerQuarterback00000150
30Frank M JasoEnd00000160
31Thomas F SaxtonGuard00000158
32Leroy C NymanCenter00000185
33Joseph B WetzelTackle00000170
34Joseph J KosolowskiGuard00000180
35Albert D BoshnettCenter00000185

Team Photo

Yarvard at Inver Park, Larne, 21 November 1942
Yarvard at Inver Park, Larne, 21 November 1942. Reference: [14]

Recap

The Yarvard team at Ravenhill in Belfast – the home of Ulster Rugby – played in the first ever known game of American Football in Ireland on 14 November 1942. The Crimson Tide as they were known as lost 7-9 to Hale Blue Devils in the first European Theater of Operations Football Championship, held over Autumn 1942. These players were among the first United States Military to arrive in Europe for World War II and Robert Hopfer scored a Touchdown for the Crimson Tide which was converted by Jay Wright to give them a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.

They were to lose the game in the end, however a week later in Inver Park, Larne, they defeated the Tech Fighting Irish 14-0 thanks to two Touchdowns from John Henry (a pass from Anton Verbeck) and Jay Wright (an interception return) either side of a safety scored when the Tide tackled Tech’s Quarterback in the endzone.

Note: For full Match Reports and scorers please click on the individual matches in the above list to be brought to the article on those games.

REFERENCES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 14 1942 – Ravenhill, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hale 9 Yarvard 7” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 49-51.

WEBSITES

[1] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[5] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

NEWSPAPERS

[7] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[8] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

[10] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[15] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

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 2019-2022

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ETO European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Winter 1944

Schedule

ETO European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Spring 1944

Match Day Potato Bowl
(Potato Bowl)
0 - 0

Navy Galloping Gaels vs Army Wolverines

Report

In the big New Years’ Day Bowl Game in the European Theater of Operations Football Championship of Winter 1944, Navy Galloping Gaels tied 0-0 with Army Wolverines in the home ground of Newry Town Football Club (Soccer), which was designated “Lone Star Field” for the day. The game was billed as the “Championship of Northern Ireland”.

References

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Winter Football 1944 – Bowl Games and Professionals” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 62.

Websites

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 7 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 Resereved. 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.

European Theater of Operations Football Championship Northern Ireland Autumn 1942

Schedule

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European Theater of Operations Football Championship Autumn 1942

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Report

The United States Army stationed in Northern Ireland during World War II played two games of American Football before spectators – the first at Ravenhill, Belfast – the home of Ulster Rugby – where Hale Blue Devils (Service Unit) defeated Yarvard Crimson Tide (Artillery Unit) 9-7 and the second at Inver Park, Larne, where Yarvard won 14-0 versus Tech Fighting Irish (Engineering).

The Hale Blue Devils v Yarvard Crimson Tide game at Ravenhill, Belfast on November 14, 1942. [References: 15]

References

Bibliography

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 14 1942 – Ravenhill, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hale 9 Yarvard 7” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 49-51.

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 21 1942 – Inver Park, Larne, Northern Ireland – Yarvard 14 Tech 0” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 51-52.

WEBSITES

[1] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[5] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

Newspapers

[7] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[8] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

Academic Articles

[10] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[15] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 September 2021

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International American Football Friendlies Reports and Box Scores 1987

Results

Note: Please click on Individual Games to be brought to Match Reports and Scorers for those games

International American Football Friendlies 1987

Match Day Irish v American International American Football 1987
(Irish v American International American Football 1987)
0 - 46

Dublin Celts vs Taunton Raiders (Mass)

Report

To open the first full Irish American Football League season, the Taunton Raiders of the Eastern Football League in Massachusetts, USA, visited Dublin to play against Ireland’s Dublin Celts, Ireland’s first ever American Football team. The Celts were determined holding the Raiders to just two touchdowns until near the end of the first half when the Raiders returned an Interception 40 yards for a Touchdown. The Celts never recovered, conceding four more touchdowns in the second half as the Taunton Raiders went on to win 46-0.

More games to follow in match reports over the following two weeks.

REFERENCES

NEWSPAPERS

[1] Irish Independent (1987) “U.S. Football” Irish Independent. Monday, April 20, 1987. pg.12 [Internet]

[2] Irish Independent (1987) Your Sports Diary – Tomorrow – American Football Irish Independent. Saturday, April 18, 1987. pg. 16

IMAGES

[6] 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]

SOURCES

[1] Irish Press (1987) It’s not so good for the ‘Giants’ Irish Press. Thursday, November 05, 1987. pg. 11[Internet]

[2] Irish Independent (1987) Your Sports Diary – Tomorrow – American Football Irish Independent. Saturday, April 18, 1987. pg. 16

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.

Newspapers

[7] Anon. (1988) “Giants get their revenge’” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, April 12, 1988. pg. 20 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Cillian Smith and Michael Smith of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 12 August 2021

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International American Football – Green Isle All-Stars 0 Marlboro Shamrocks 36 – Box-Score and Match Report 29 November 1986

Green Isle All-Stars 0 Marlboro Shamrocks 36

At Glenalbyn, Dublin – The Marlboro Shamrocks, from Boston, Massachusetts, became the first ever US visitors to play an Irish team when in 1986 they took on and defeated an Irish American Football Championship All-Stars side, the Green Isle All-Stars, 36-0. With Billy Lefreniere, a former New York Giants trialist, outstanding for the Shamrocks, scoring three touchdowns in the first half, including an 85 yard run, the Boston team constantly put the Irish team under pressure. Despite good work by Mark Harris, Chris Millar and Martin Murphy, the All-Stars could not prevent Gene Massa hauling in a 3 yard touchdown in the third quarter. Paul Sharon added the visitors fourth touchdown while four Point After Touchdowns from five attempts by Pat Caruso and a Safety in the final quarter completed the scoring for the Shamrocks.

At Glenalbyn, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Marlboro Shamrocks36
Green Isle All-Stars00000
[References: 1]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
MARBilly Lafreniere TD0-6
MARBilly Lafreniere TD0-12
2nd Quarter
MARBilly Lafreniere 85 Run0-18
3rd Quarter
MARGene Massa 3 yd Pass from ??0-24
MARPaul Sharon TD0-34
4th Quarter
MARDefensive Safety0-36
Quarter ??
MARPat Caruso 4 PATS0-36
[References: 1]

References

Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1986) “Marlboro Burn Up Stars” Sunday Press, November 30. 1986. pg 43.

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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to John Malone, Declan Mulvey, Mark, Paul McEnnis, Gareth Moore.

About this document

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Last Updated: 2 May 2021

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European Federation of American Football Charleroi Trophy Box-Scores and Match Reports 2003

European Federation of American Football Logo {References: 1]

Results


Date
Home Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
28.06.03Charleroi Cougars (Bel)8Carrickfergus Knights (Irl)6
28.06.03Dublin Rebels (Irl)8Celtes de Mitry (Fra)6
 3rd Place Playoff   
29.06.03Celtes de Mitry (Fra)8Carrickfergus Knights (Irl)22
 Final   
29.06.03Dublin Rebels (Irl)12Charleroi Cougars (Bel)0
[References: 1]
Charleroi Trophy 2003 3rd Place Playoff Teams – Carrickfergus Knights (Yellow & Black) and Celtes de Mitry (Blue and White)[Reference: 7][Picture Credit: Carrickfergus Knights]

Semi-Finals 28 June 2003 – Charleroi, Belgium

Celtes de Mitry 6 Dublin Rebels 8 – Dublin Rebels defeated Celtes de Mitry 8-6 in Charleroi Trophy Semi-Finals in 2003. The Rebels scored first through an Andy Flynn 1 yd run which was converted for two points by Marcus Naylor. Celtes de Mitry from France only started moving the ball in the second half, and managed to score a touchdown in the fourth quarter but the two point conversion failed and the Rebels hung on to reach the Final.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels08008
Celtes de Mitry (Fra)00066
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
REBAndy Flynn 1 yd Run (Marcus Naylor 2xpt)0-8
3rd Quarter
No Scoring0-8
4th Quarter
CDMTD6-8
[References: 2-5]

Charleroi Cougars 8 Carrickfergus Knights 6 – Carrickfergus Knights lost the other semi-final to hosts Charleroi Cougars of Belgium. Having taken the lead with a 42 yard Paul McKillop Punt Return, the Knights failed subsequently on fourth down and goal three times. Charleroi Cougars equalised through a Fabio 33 yard reception which deflected off a Carrickfergus defender. The two point conversion was successful giving Charleroi an 8-6 lead which they held until the end of the game.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Carrickfergus Knights06006
Charleroi Cougars8
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
CARPaul McKillop 42 yd Punt Return0-6
2nd Half
CHAFabio 33 yd Pass from ?? (2xpt successful)8-6
[References: 2-5]
A Carrickfergus Knights player tackles a Charleroi Cougars player in the Semi-Finals of the 2003 Charleroi Trophy [References: 6][Picture Credit: Carrickfergus Knights]

3rd Place Playoff – 29 June 2003 – Charleroi, Belgium

Celtes de Mitry 8 Carrickfergus Knights 22 – Carrickfergus Knights finished in 3rd place in the 2003 Charleroi Trophy thanks to a 22-8 victory over French side Celtes de Mitry. Paul McKillop opened the scoring for the Knights with a 75 yard Pass from Stephen McDowell in the first quarter. By halftime Carrickfergus were 15-0 up thanks to a 17 yayd Field Goal and a 13 yard touchdown reception for Gary Donnelly from Stephen McDowell in the second quarter. Celtes de Mitry hit back in the third quarter with a 16 yard run with a successful 2 point conversion bringing them within one converted touchdown of the Knights, but the men in black & gold from just outside Belfast clinched victory with a 14 yard reverse from Gary Donnelly to seal a 22-8 win.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Carrickfergus Knights (Irl)690622
Celtes de Mitry (Fra)00088
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
CARPaul McKillop 75 yd Punt Return0-6
2nd Quarter
CAR17 yd FG0-9
CARGary Donnelly 13 yd Pass from Stephen McDowell0-15
3rd Quarter
No Scoring0-15
4th Quarter
CDM16 yd Run (2xpt good)8-15
CARGary Donnelly 14 yd Reverse8-22
[References: 2-5]

Final – June 29 2003 – Charleroi, Belgium

Charleroi Cougars 0 Dublin Rebels 12 – Once again the Dublin Rebels got the better of the Charleroi Cougarson their own turf as they won the Charleroi Trophy for the second time in as many years. After a scoreless first quarter the Rebels opened scoring with 16 yard touchdown run from Sean Shanahan. Charleroi responded with a drive to the 8 yard line, but a run was stopped on the 1 yard line as time ran out in the first half. Charleroi had another scoring chance in the third quarter but were intercepted by the Rebels’ Marcus Naylor. Conor Ryan then scored in the final quarter from 15 yards out on an Andrew Dennehy pass which turned out to be the Final score of the match, as the Rebels finished 12-0 winners and a successful defense of the Charleroi Trophy.

At CharleroiQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels (Irl)060612
Charleroi Cougars (Bel)00000
[References: 2-5]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
REBSean Shanahan 16 yd Run0-6
3rd Quarter
No Scoring0-6
4th Quarter
REBConor Ryan 15 yd Pass from Andrew Dennehy0-12
[References: 2-5]

References

Logos

[1] American Football International (2013) EFAF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/EFAF_logo.gif [Accessed 30 August 2017]

Internet Archive

[2] Irish American Football Association (2003) CHARLEROI TROPHY – DUBLIN REBELS FINISH FIRST & CARRICKFERGUS KNIGHTS 3rd [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20030806044017/http://www.irish-american-football.org/29jun03.htm [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[3] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) [News][Charleroi Cougars 8 Carrickfergus Knights 6] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20041202033513/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/ [Accessed 2 March 2021]

[4] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) [News][Celtes de Mitry Carrickfergus Knights 22] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20041202033513/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/ [Accessed 2 March 2021]

Newspapers

[5] Anon. (2003) “Charleroi Trophy” First Down. July 3-9 2003. Pg.

Images

[6] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) Hoggy-tackles-a-Cougar-into-the-dirt [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071010214338im_/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/images/newsImages/Hoggy-tackles-a-Cougar-into-the-dirt.jpg [Accessed 4 March 2021]

[7] Carrickfergus Knights Wayback Machine (2004) both-teams [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071010214356im_/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/images/newsImages/both-teams.jpg [Accessed 4 March 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Lenka Mulligan (Brodekova) and John Kane & John Cummins.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 4 March 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirbal 2021

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Carrickfergus Knights Shamrock Bowl Winners 2002

International American Football – Carrickfergus Knights 6 Team Canada 34 – Box-Score & Match Report 25 August 2002

Carrickfergus Knights Team Helmet [Reference: 1]

25 August 2002 – Carrickfergus Knights 6 Team Canada 34 – Carrickfergus Knights put in a splendid performance against Team Canada, an elite team traveling with 47 Under 22 College and High School players from 20 different schools. Carrickfergus Knights had several First Downs in the first quarter, mostly gained through the air with passes from Stephen McDowell to Paul McKillop and Ian McIlroy, however it was Team Canada who scored first through a 24 yard Touchdown run by Ashley Heinz. In the second quarter Dan Gooding also scored on a 10 yard run to put the visitors 14-0 up at the half after Ricky Postma added the 2 extra point conversion.

The third quarter saw Team Canada extend their lead with another Dan Gooding run, this time the Canadian went in from 7 yards out. The Carrickfergus Knights defense was a lot stronger in the second half, letting in only one more TD, another Ashley Heinz effort, breaking free on a long run, after Mike Smith returned a fumble 48 yards to the endzone, which was converted for two points again by Ricky Postma. With the score now 34-0 after the second of Heinz’s efforts, Carrickfergus put together a 75-yard scoring drive, with a couple of good runs by Pete Watt capped off by a Paul McKillop consolation 9 yard Touchdown Pass from Stephen McDowell. The Knights defense even managed to sack the Team Canada Quarterback in the second half, with Linebacker Spencer McDowell tackling the Canadian playcaller for a loss.

At St. Vincent’s GAA, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Team Canada6814634
Carrickfergus Knights00066
[References: 1-2]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
CNDAshley Heinz 24 yd Run0-6
2nd Quarter
CNDDan Gooding 10 yd Run (Ricky Postma 2xpt)0-14
3rd Quarter
CNDDan Gooding 7 yd Run0-20
CNDMike Smith 48 yd Fumble Return (Ricky Postma 2xpt)0-28
4th Quarter
CNDAshley Heinz 67 yd Run0-34
CARPaul McKillop 9 yd Pass from Stephen McDowell6-34
[References: 1-2]

Carrickfergus Knights Team Photo 2002

Carrickfergus Knights Shamrock Bowl Winners 2002
Carrickfergus Knights Shamrock Bowl Winners 2002 {Reference: 4]

Team Roster 2002

NumberNamePosition
12Stephen McDowellQuarterback
22Mark WarbeyFree Safety
23Clint McDowellRunning Back
24Mark PollockCornerback
26Ian McIlroyWide Receiver
33Neil OsborneTight End
34Ron SmythTight End
35Paul McKillopWide Receiver
37Adam DevenneyFree Safety
38Pete WattFull Back
39Mark HarrisLinebacker
40Jonathan BeattieWide Receiver
42Mark BanksLinebacker
43Keith McBurneyRunning Back
50Scott RobinsonLinebacker
56Russell FultonGuard
63Alan KelleyTackle
65Chris DavidsonCornerback
68Andrew HudsonGuard
80William ShawWide Receiver
86Josh CrawfordCornerback
94Robert ElliottLinebacker
99Derek MayneDefensive End
Carrickfergus Knights Team Roster 2002 [Ref: 5]

Coaches and Management 2002

Coach / Manager *Name
Head CoachMark Harris
ChairmanDerek Mayne
Vice ChairmanScott Robinson
Carrickfergus Knights Coaches and Mangement 2002 [Ref; 5]

References

Images

[1] Carrickfergus Knights (1999) Team Helmet [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20000818150658im_/http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/graphics/helm1X.gif [Accessed 24 March 2020]

Newspapers

[2] Anon. (2002) “Team Canada 34 Carrickfergus Knights 6 ” First Down. August 29-September 4, 2002. Pg. 20.

Websites

[3] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Association (2002) August 25th 2002 – TEAM CANADA 34 – 6 CARRICKFERGUS KNIGHTS [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021210031300/http://www.irish-american-football.org/news%20stories/25aug02.htm [Accessed 8 October 2017]

Images

[4] Irish American Football League (2002) Shamrock Bowl XVI – Carrickfergus Knights team Photo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/images/pics/shamxvi1.gif [Accessed 18 May 2020]

Internet Archive

[5] Carrickfergus Knights | Wayback Machine (2002) Roster [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20020603060603/http://www.carrickfergusknights.com/roster.htm[Accessed 18 May 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Mike Smith (IAFOA)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 March 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.