Category: Irish American Football League

AFI American Football Ireland Division 1 2022

AFI American Football Ireland Logo [Reference: 1]

Standings

AFI American Football Ireland Division 1 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13001.00073073W3
23001.00048048W3
33100.750895138W2
42200.5001117734W2
52200.500604515W1
60800.0006214-208L8

Standings compiled automatically from results in AFI Schedule. For Official Standings Please visit AFI website in Reference: [2]

Schedule

AFI American Football Ireland Division 1 2022

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
20 - 0

Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

(Week 1)
12 - 6

University of Limerick Vikings vs Wexford Eagles

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
30 - 12

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs Cill Dara Crusaders

(Week 3)
6 - 0

Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts vs University of Limerick Vikings

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
30 - 0

Westmeath Minotaurs vs Wexford Eagles

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
39 - 47

Cill Dara Crusaders vs University of Limerick Vikings

(Week 5)
13 - 0

Westmeath Minotaurs vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

(Week 5)
0 - 22

Wexford Eagles vs Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
30 - 0 #

Cill Dara Crusaders vs Wexford Eagles

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
1:16 pm

University of Limerick Vikings vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

(Week 10)
0 # - 30

Wexford Eagles vs Westmeath Minotaurs

Match Day Week 11
(Week 11)
1:20 pm

Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts vs Cill Dara Crusaders

Match Day Week 12
(Week 12)
1:21 pm

Cill Dara Crusaders vs Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts

(Week 12)
1:22 pm

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs Westmeath Minotaurs

Match Day Week 13
(Week 13)
1:23 pm

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts

(Week 13)
1:23 pm

University of Limerick Vikings vs Westmeath Minotaurs

(Week 13)
0 # - 30

Wexford Eagles vs Cill Dara Crusaders

Match Day Week 14
(Week 14)
1:25 pm

Cill Dara Crusaders vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

Match Day Week 15
(Week 15)
1:26 pm

University of Limerick Vikings vs Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts

(Week 15)
1:27 pm

Westmeath Minotaurs vs Cill Dara Crusaders

Match Day Week 16
(Week 16)
30 - 0 #

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs Wexford Eagles

(Week 16)
1:30 pm

Westmeath Minotaurs vs University of Limerick Vikings

Match Day Week 18
(Week 18)
1:31 pm

Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts vs Westmeath Minotaurs

(Week 18)
0 # - 30

Wexford Eagles vs University of Limerick Vikings

Reference: [2]

Weekly Recap

Week 1 Recap

The two College teams in the Division, Trinity College Dublin and University of Limerick Vikings both won in the opening weekend of the AFI Division 1. TCD defeated Donegal / Derry Vipers 20-0 and UL Vikings won 12-6 versus Wexford Eagles. [References: 2]

Week 3 Recap

Donegal / Derry Vipers won 30-12 versus Cill Dara Crusaders to go 1-1 and draw level with UL Vikings who lost 0-6 at Trinity College Dublin. TCD were now 2-0 on the season after the win. [References: 2]

Week 4 Recap

Westmeath Minotaurs got their years’ schedule under way with a 30-0 win at home to Wexford Eagles, who fall to 0-2. Minotaurs join Trinity on a 100% record at the top of the Standings. [References: 2]

Week 5 Recap

Trinity College Dublin improved to 3-0 with a 22-0 win at Wexford Eagles (0-3). Westmeath Minotaurs also kept their 100% record with a 13-0 at Donegal / Derry Vipers. University of Limerick Vikings improved to 2-1 with an excitingly high-scoring 47-39 victory at Cill Dara Crusaders. [References: 2]

Week 7 Recap

Wexford Eagles forfeited all remaining games (two versus Cill Dara Crusaders and one each versus UL Vikings, Donegal / Derry Vipers and Westmeath Minotaurs [References: 2]

American Football Ireland Division 1 2022 Preview

Division 1 is the second level of American Football Ireland in 2022, featuring six teams: with no league in 2020 and only friendly games in 2021 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the AFI Division reverted to the 2019 Standings to determine the Division Make-Up in 2022. Craigavon Cowboys, AFI Division 1 Bowl winners in 2019 were promoted to the Premier Division, while University of Limerick Vikings were relegated from the 2019 Premier Division. [Reference: 2-3]. Waterford Wolves and Galway Warriors had both folded during the 2019 season, while Louth Mavericks made the drop down to Division 2 from 2019 [Reference: 3]. Cill Dara Crusaders, 2019 IAFL 2 Bowl winners were promoted from Division 2 [Reference: 4]. Westmeath Minotaurs, Wexford Eagles and Trinity College Dublin all put up 6-2 records during 2019 in Division 1 (IAFL 1 Conference as it was known in 2019), while Donegal / Derry Vipers went 2-6 [Reference: 3]. Cill Dara Crusaders had gone 7-1 in the IAFL 2 Conference before winning the 2 Bowl in 2019 [Reference: 4]. University of Limerick Vikings went 3-5 in the Shamrock Bowl Conference (as the AFI Premier Division was known) in 2019, being relegated for forfeiting a single game [Reference: 2].

Map of Ireland (2022 Counties, Districts and Boroughs) Showing AFI Division 1 Teams and Logos 2022

Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski overlaid with Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 and AFI 2022 Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie

References

[27] Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_144615978_labeled-color-map-of-districts-of-northern-ireland-united-kingdom.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-21 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Combined with 2022 American Football Ireland Division 1 Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [10 January 2022]

IMAGES

[1] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Logo 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFI-Logo-200.png [Accessed 10 February 2020]

REFERENCES

[2] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Division 1 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division1/ [Accessed 4 May 2022]

Preview References

[3] Irish American Football Association (2019) SBC 2019[Playoffs][Standings][Results & Fixtures] [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/sbc-2019/ [Accessed 22 July 2019]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2019) IAFL 1[Playoff][Standings][Fixtures & Results] [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/iafl1_19/ [Accessed 29 July 2019]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2019) Teams | Kitted | IAFL 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/teams/teams-kitted-iafl1/ [Accessed 25 June 2019]

LOGO REFERENCES

[1] Cill Dara Crusaders Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, October 2, 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CillDaraCrusaders/photos/a.143587636249820/148372745771309/ [Actual Logo Reference at: http://22181441_148372745771309_392433809994775255_o [Accessed 20 September 2021]

[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]

[1] 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]

[35] 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]

[17] 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]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jo Buchanan (South Dublin Panthers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 4 May 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 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.

American Football Ireland Premier Division 2022

American Football Ireland Logo. References: [1]

Standings

AFI American Football Ireland Premier Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.00014013127W4
24001.00015042108W4
33001.000782652W3
42200.5007492-18L2
51300.25034120-86W1
60200.000040-40L2
70300.00046108-62L3
80400.00041122-81L4

Schedule

AFI American Football Ireland Premier Division 2022

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
58 - 7

University College Dublin Sentinels vs Belfast Knights

(Week 1)
35 - 6

Craigavon Cowboys vs West Dublin Rhinos

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
28 - 27

University College Dublin Sentinels vs Belfast Trojans

(Week 2)
0 - 20

Cork Admirals vs Dublin Rebels

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
14 - 15

Belfast Knights vs Craigavon Cowboys

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
42 - 13

South Dublin Panthers vs Belfast Trojans

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
8 - 44

Craigavon Cowboys vs University College Dublin Sentinels

(Week 5)
13 - 19

Belfast Knights vs South Dublin Panthers

(Week 5)
0 - 52

West Dublin Rhinos vs Dublin Rebels

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
0 - 17

West Dublin Rhinos vs South Dublin Panthers

(Week 6)
20 - 0

University College Dublin Sentinels vs Cork Admirals

(Week 6)
30 - 7

Dublin Rebels vs Belfast Knights

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
38 - 6

Dublin Rebels vs Belfast Trojans

(Week 7)
28 - 16

West Dublin Rhinos vs Craigavon Cowboys

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
6:52 pm

South Dublin Panthers vs Cork Admirals

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
6:53 pm

University College Dublin Sentinels vs West Dublin Rhinos

(Week 9)
6:55 pm

Belfast Knights vs Dublin Rebels

(Week 9)
6:56 pm

Craigavon Cowboys vs Cork Admirals

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
6:57 pm

South Dublin Panthers vs University College Dublin Sentinels

(Week 10)
6:58 pm

Belfast Trojans vs Craigavon Cowboys

Match Day Week 11
(Week 11)
6:59 pm

Belfast Trojans vs West Dublin Rhinos

(Week 11)
7:00 pm

Cork Admirals vs Belfast Knights

Match Day Week 12
(Week 12)
7:01 pm

Dublin Rebels vs University College Dublin Sentinels

Match Day Week 13
(Week 13)
7:02 pm

Belfast Trojans vs South Dublin Panthers

(Week 13)
7:03 pm

West Dublin Rhinos vs Cork Admirals

Match Day Week 14
(Week 14)
7:04 pm

Craigavon Cowboys vs Dublin Rebels

Match Day Week 15
(Week 15)
7:06 pm

Belfast Trojans vs Belfast Knights

(Week 15)
7:08 pm

Cork Admirals vs University College Dublin Sentinels

(Week 15)
7:09 pm

South Dublin Panthers vs Craigavon Cowboys

Match Day Week 16
(Week 16)
7:09 pm

Dublin Rebels vs South Dublin Panthers

(Week 16)
7:10 pm

Cork Admirals vs Belfast Trojans

(Week 16)
7:11 pm

Belfast Knights vs West Dublin Rhinos

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 Recap (13 March 2022)

UCD had an amazing return to Football after the COVID-enforced layoff with a 58-7 victory over Belfast Knights. Craigavon Cowboys also had a big win, 35-6 versus West Dublin Rhinos. [References: 2]

Week 2 Recap (20 March 2022)

UCD continued on a roll with a close 28-27 defeat of Belfast Trojans, while Dublin Rebels opened their account with a 20-0 win at Cork Admirals, also playing their first game. [References: 2]

Week 3 Recap (27 March 2022)

Craigavon Cowboys defeated the Belfast Knights 15-14 to go level with UCD on 2-0 at the top of the Premier in the only game in the Division in Week 2. [References: 2]

Week 4 Recap (3 April 2022)

South Dublin Panthers won 42-13 versus Belfast Trojans to join UCD, Craigavon Cowboys and Dublin Rebels on 100% records at the top of the Premier Division. Belfast Trojans fall to 0-2, and remain winless along with Cork Admirals, Belfast Trojans and Belfast Knights. [References: 2]

Week 5 Recap (10 April 2022)

UCD improved to 3-0 with a 44-8 defeat of Craigavon Cowboys, Dublin rebels likewise kept their 100% record with a 52-0 win at West Dublin Rhinos, and South Dublin Panthers were victorious versus Belfast Knights 19-13 to also maintain a perfect start on 2-0. [References: 2]

Week 6 Recap (24 April 2022)

UCD Sentinels, Dublin Rebels and South Dublin Panthers all won to keep up their 100% records. The Rebels (3-0) defeated Belfast Knights (0-4) 30-7, UCD (4-0) won 20-0 at home to the Cork Admirals (0-2) and South Dublin Panthers (3-0) triumphed 17-0 at West Dublin Rhinos (0-3) in a South/West Dublin derby as the gap between the top half of the standings and the bottom half of the standings widened. [References: 2]

Week 7 Recap (1 May 2022)

Dublin Rebels joined UCD on 4-0 after defeating Belfast Trojans (0-3) 38-6, while the West Dublin Rhinos (1-2) gained their first win of the season 28-16 over the Craigavon Cowboys (2-2) in a shock result. [References: 2]

About the 2022 American Football Ireland Premier Division

The American Football Ireland Premier Division is the Top Level American Football League in Ireland, consisting of 8 teams: three in Northern Ireland (Belfast Knights, Belfast Trojans and Craigavon Cowboys); four in Dublin (Dublin Rebels, South Dublin Panthers, University College Dublin AFC and West Dublin Rhinos) and one Munster team (Cork Admirals). It is the first full year of the League since 2019 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and sees 7 teams returning from 2019 with University of Limerick Vikings and Trinity College Dublin making the drop down to Division 1 for 2022 and being replaced in the Premier Division by South Dublin Panthers.

Map of Ireland (2022 Counties, Boroughs and Districts) Showing AFI Premier Division Team Logos and Locations 2022

Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski superimposed with Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [2022 AFI Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [27]

References

[27] Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_144615978_labeled-color-map-of-districts-of-northern-ireland-united-kingdom.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-21 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Combined with 2022 American Football Ireland Premier Division Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [10 January 2022]

IMAGES

[1] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Logo 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFI-Logo-200.png [Accessed 10 February 2020]

References

[2] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Premier Division 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/premier-division/ [Accessed 4 May 2022]

Logo References

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

[15] 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]

[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]

[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]

[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]

[1] 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]

[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]

[1] 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]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jo Buchanan (South Dublin Panthers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 4 May 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 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.

Combined Gridiron League Irish Conference Preseason Results and Match Reports 1989

Preseason Standings

CGL Combined Gridiron League Duke Premier Division Irish Conference 1989

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11001.00025025W1
20000.0000000
2East Antrim Cougars0000.0000000
40100.000020-20L1

CGL Combined Gridiron League Baron First Division Irish Conference 1989

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11100.5002025-5L1
20000.0000000
20000.0000000
20000.0000000

Schedule

CGL Combined Gridiron League Irish Conference 1989

Recap

In a series of preseason games in 1989, Antrim Bulldogs defeated Craigavon Cowboys 20-0 in late January, becoming only the third Irish team to defeat the Cowboys ever [1-2]. The Cowboys were then due to face the EC (Belfast) Spartans in Ballynahinch on April 16 [4], before the Dublin Celts triumphed 25-0 versus the Antrim Bulldogs the following week [3].

Map of Ireland (2022 Counties, Districts and Boroughs) Showing CGL Preseason Team Locations 1989

Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lara2016 Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski Showing 1989 CGL Preseason Team Logos and Locations superimposed by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [13 January 1989]

MAP REFERENCES

[27] Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_144615978_labeled-color-map-of-districts-of-northern-ireland-united-kingdom.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-21 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Combined with 1989 Irish American Football Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [13 January 2022]

REFERENCE

SOURCES / NEWSPAPERS

[1] Anon. (1989) “Irish teams gear up to new season” American Football News 9 February 1989. pg. 19

[2] Anon. (1989) “Bulldogs win 20-0” Belfast Telegraph. 30 January 1989. pg. 17.

[3] Britball Now (2016) Historical Results [1989][Friendlies] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 12 January 2020]#

[4] Jonathan Traynor (1989) “American football with a gospel theme” Sunday Life. April 15, 1989. pg. 49.

LOGO REFERENCES

[5] 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]

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

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

[8] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2021) Post to Page by Belfast Blitzers, 5 February 2021: [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/146339398_3535274803250316_484236705150193506_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=2&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=APIfzLRulaMAX9g3LLc&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=72bcf54f0435a9ab26cd035a8d2cf7c7&oe=604502C2 [Accessed 5 February 2021]

[9] 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]

[10] Trinity Bowl 1992 Trinity 400 American Football Match Poster

[11] Dublin Tornadoes Football Helmet – Authors’ Personal Collection – Purchased at http://www.417helmets.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to John Malone, Declan Mulvey & John O’Reilly

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 13 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 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.

Irish American Football League Preseason 1986

Preseason Standings

Irish American Football League Preseason 1986

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11001.00046739W1
21100.50053467W1
3Carrickfergus Cougars0000.0000000
30000.0000000
50100.000046-46L1

Preseason Results

Irish American Football League Preseason 1986

Report

The American Football Association of Ireland played its first season in 1986, with a preseason game in Shane Park, Lurgan between Craigavon Cowboys and Belfast Blitzers being the first ever full contact kitted game between two Northern Ireland teams, and possibly the first between two Irish teams. Belfast Blitzers won that match 46-0.

The Preseason featured the first ever fully kitted game between two Irish teams played in Ireland and the first ever fully kitted game between two Northern Irish teams played in Northern Ireland. It also featured the first leg of the Capitol Cup between the Belfast Blitzers and Dublin Celts, a match-up that would happen four times over the course of the season.

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] Anon. (1986) “Stylish motors take to the roads” Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, May 31, 1986. pg. 22. [Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[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), Kevin Sharkey (Dublin Celts) and David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 17 July 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.

Irish American Football League Results, Standings and Match Reports 1986

Regular Season Standings

Irish American Football League Regular Season 1986

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

Playoffs

Irish American football League Playoffs 1986

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

Dublin Celts vs Craigavon Cowboys

Regular Season Results

Irish American Football League Regular Season 1986

All-Ireland Championship Results

Also known as the Knockout Cup

Irish American Football League Championship 1986

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

Belfast Blitzers vs Dublin Celts

Northern Ireland American Football Association

A League on Paper only the NIAFA of 1986 included no extra matches, but just counting Regular season Games among the Northern Ireland members of the Irish American Football League.

Northern Ireland American Football Association 1986

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

Capitol Bowl Results

Another Competition on Paper only the Capitol Bowl featured two matches between the Dublin Celts and Belfast Blitzers – the first a preseason match which was the first ever game played in Ireland between two fully kitted Irish American Football teams – and the return leg a Regular Season match which was the first time the Celts had ever been beaten. The Celts won 66-31 on Aggregate over the two legs but Belfast Blitzers also won a Trophy for the 2nd Leg victory.

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

Report

The Irish American Football League played its first season in 1986, with a preseason game in Shane Park, Lurgan between Craigavon Cowboys and Belfast Blitzers being the first ever full contact kitted game between two Northern Ireland teams, and possibly the first between two Irish teams. Belfast Blitzers won that match 46-0 and went on to become the first team to ever beat the Dublin Celts, 24-20 in the 2nd Leg of the Capital Cup, and although they lost the Cup on aggregate having lost the 1st leg 46-7 in Dublin, they were happy with the result of being the first team to ever beat the Celts.

Carrickfergus Cougars joined later on in the season, borrowing kit from Craigavon Cowboys to play their first ever full contact kitted game against Belfast Blitzers as part of the Carrick Festival, losing 6-55. Londonderry YMCA saw the last game of the regular season as Coleraine Chieftains lost 0-33 to Craigavon Cowboys. The first season was an ad-hoc scheduled season, and teams arranged their own fixtures.

Belfast Blitzers defeated Dublin Celts 7-0 thanks to a touchdown by Glentoran Soccer player George Neill in the All Ireland Championship Final in Belfast in August, but the season did not end there as another match was organised by sponsors Jack Daniels to be played in Dublin, called the Shamrock Bowl. It was to be invite only and Belfast Blitzers, having won both the League and All Ireland Championship declined to enter as they considered themselves already Champions. Craigavon Cowboys took their place and triumphed 6-2 thanks to a late rushing touchdown by Nigel Trimble.

Belfast Blitzers also won the NIAFA Championship – a league on paper only featuring only the regular season matches played in the IAFA Championship i.e no extra games were played towards it. They won the IAFA Championship also known as the Regular Season title, winning all four games, including the second leg of the Capitol Cup, the first time the Celts were ever beaten.

The History books however record the Craigavon Cowboys as the first Shamrock Bowl Champions, after an amazing turnaround under new American Coach Chuck Ebron, who was brought in halfway through the season. They Won Shamrock Bowl I 6-2 versus Dublin Celts thanks to a late Touchdown by Nigel Trimble.

Map of Ireland (2022 Counties, Boroughs and Districts) Showing 1986 IAFL Teams

Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski superimposed with Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [1986 IAFL Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [20]

MAP REFERENCES

[20] Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_144615978_labeled-color-map-of-districts-of-northern-ireland-united-kingdom.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-21 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Combined with 1987 Irish American Football Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [10 January 2022]

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] Anon. (1986) “Stylish motors take to the roads” Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, May 31, 1986. pg. 22. [Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[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), Kevin Sharkey (Dublin Celts) and David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)

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 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.

American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies Box-Scores and Match Reports 2021

American Football Ireland Logo [References: 1]

Unofficial Standings

American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies (Unofficial Standings) 2021

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

Note: No Official standings kept by American Football Ireland for the 2021 Friendly season. Teams Won-Loss Record shown here by Eirball are not official. There was no Official Champion.

Schedule

American Football Ireland Premier Friendlies 2021

Please click on each individual match to see a game report and Box-Scores for that match.

Note: In some email applications the Schedule and Standings may not show up. If you are viewing this article in an email application and this is the case please click on the article / email title to be brought directly to the Eirball website where you may view the article in full.

Recap

With the season cancelled in 2020 and curtailed in 2021 due to COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions, the Craigavon Cowboys played four games – two against Northern Ireland rivals Belfast Knights, losing both (30-13 and 28-13) and two against the other Belfast Premier Division team the Trojans, losing 21-20 in a game they came back from 21-0 down at halftime in, giving them hope they could win the return in People’s Park, Portadown, which they did, 41-18, with a fourth quarter blast of 27 points to finish the season on 1-3. South Dublin Panthers were also due to play friendlies against the Belfast Trojans but both were cancelled due to a large number of significant injuries to the Panthers, presumably picked up in a game versus the Knights, although no evidence of such games has been found by Eirball.

IMAGES

[1] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Logo 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/AFI-Logo-200.png [Accessed 10 February 2020]

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]

Team Logo References

Please See Individual Games for Team Logo References.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Sean Douglas (University College Dublin) and Jo Buchanan (South Dublin Panthers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 23 September 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.

Irish American Football League Results, Standings and Match Reports 1987

Standings

IAFL Tara Conference 1987

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
15001.0001343698W5
25100.83317835143L1
34100.80013521114W3
42300.4004494-50W1
5Bangor Buccaneers2400.33354163-109W1
6Jordanstown Jaguars1300.2501469-55L1

IAFL Mourne Conference 1987

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
16001.0003330333W6
22200.5006290-28W2
3Carrickfergus Cougars1400.2003371-38L3
41500.16746182-136L2
50600.0009281-272L6

Regular Season Schedule

Note: Match Reports and Scorers are available to view by clicking on Individual Game Results in the Schedule.

Irish American Football League Regular Season 1987

(Week 1)
0 - 92

East Side Jets vs Belfast Blitzers

(Week 1)
0 - 38

Coleraine Chieftains vs Craigavon Cowboys

(Week 1)
6 - 7

Belfast Spartans vs Dublin Celts

(Week 2)
6 - 30

Carrickfergus Cougars vs Craigavon Cowboys

(Week 2)
28 - 6

Dublin Celts vs Jordanstown Jaguars

(Week 3)
9 - 48

Coleraine Chieftains vs Dublin Celts

(Week 3)
0 - 28

Jordanstown Jaguars vs Belfast Blitzers

(Week 3)
28 - 0

Belfast Giants vs Bangor Buccaneers

(Week 4)
57 - 0

Craigavon Cowboys vs East Side Jets

(Week 4)
2 - 15

Belfast Spartans vs Carrickfergus Cougars

(Week 4)
13 - 0

Dublin Celts vs Belfast Giants

(Week 5)
52 - 2

Belfast Giants vs Dublin Tornadoes

(Week 5)
52 - 0

Belfast Blitzers vs Coleraine Chieftains

(Week 5)
8 - 6

Jordanstown Jaguars vs Carrickfergus Cougars

(Week 5)
9 - 30

East Side Jets vs Belfast Spartans

(Week 6)
76 - 0

Belfast Blitzers vs Bangor Buccaneers

(Week 6)
Postponed

Carrickfergus Cougars vs Dublin Celts

(Week 6)
0 - 32

Dublin Tornadoes vs Craigavon Cowboys

(Week 7)
0 - 7

Jordanstown Jaguars vs Bangor Buccaneers

(Week 7)
9 - 6

Belfast Giants vs Carrickfergus Cougars

(Week 7)
31 - 0

Coleraine Chieftains vs East Side Jets

(Week 8)
21 - 7

Craigavon Cowboys vs Bangor Buccaneers

(Week 8)
0 - 46

East Side Jets vs Belfast Giants

(Week 8)
0 - 22

Carrickfergus Cougars vs Dublin Tornadoes

(Week 9)
63 - 0

Belfast Blitzers vs Belfast Spartans

(Week 9)
Postponed

Belfast Spartans vs Belfast Giants

(Week 9)
38 - 6

Dublin Tornadoes vs Coleraine Chieftains

(Week 9)
15 - 38

Bangor Buccaneers vs Dublin Celts