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Antrim Bulldogs Logo

Antrim / A26 Bulldogs American Football Ireland Team 1988-1993

Antrim Bulldogs Logo [Reference: ]

IAFL / AFAI Team 1988-1993

Home Ground: Allen Park, Antrim

Colours: Purple Jerseys/ Yellow Pants with Purple Stripe/ Yellow Helmet with Purple Stripe

History: Team from Antrim that was successful during regular-season play but failed to translate that into Shamrock Bowl success. The Bulldogs played three festival matches in 1988 before they reached the Shamrock Bowl in their first season in the IAFL in 1989, and indeed, in three of the first four years of the teams existence, losing all three before folding after the 1993 season. Other notable achievements include winning their Division in their debut season in 1989, and becoming the first Irish team to defeat the Dublin Celts in five years on opening day in 1992. [5]

Honours: Shamrock Bowl Runners-Up 1989, 1991, 1992. CGL Baron First Division Champions 1989.

Career Record: W-L-T: Total: 21-19-1 , Regular Season: 15-9-1 , Post-Season: 1-4-0, International: 1-1-0, Festivals: 0-2-0 Preseason: 0-3-0 (Full Record Unknown).

Home Venue – Allen Park, Antrim

Links to Year-by-Year Season Reports & Rosters

1992

Year-by-Year Record

 YearLgeRS W-L-TPts / PosPS W-L-TChpOth W-L-TChp
1988Fest0-2-0
1989IAFL7-1-0.875 / 1st0-1-0D11-1-0
1990AFAI  0-1-0  0-1-0
1991AFAI3-3-1.500 /0-1-0
1992AFAI5-1-0.833 /1-1-00-1-0
1993AFAI0-1-0

[20][22] 1991 Record Compiled from: [7-12] 1992 Record compiled from [13-18]

1988 Season Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
F11988NDublin TornadoesL0-46
F217.07.1988NLabbatt SpartansL8-22
F313.08.1988BirrDublin Tornadoes
[References: 23-24]

1989 Season Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
107.05.89ABelfast SpartansW40-0
214.05.89HNI GiantsW6-0
321.05.89ADublin TornadoesW1-0 #
428.05.89HEast Antrim CougarsW1-0 #
504.06.89HDublin TornadoesW1-0 #
611.06.89ADublin CeltsL9-14
718.06.89HCraigavon CowboysW17-7
809.07.89ANI GiantsW13-7
CGL R11989HFurness Phantoms (Eng)W34-6
CGL SF1989ASevern Valley Warlords (Eng)L0-5
SB IV1989BelfastDublin CeltsL6-7

[3]

1990 Season Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
PS101.04.90ACraigavon CowboysL6-25
106.05.90HBelfast SpartansW15-12
213.05.90HBelfast SpartansL 
503.06.90HCraigavon CowboysL 
610.06.90HCarrickfergus Cougars  
7 ACraigavon Cowboys  
SF22.07.90ABelfast SpartansL0-6
Reference: [1-8]

1991 Season Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
105.91  W 
219.05.91HDublin TornadoesW32-6
MW29.05.91HBelfast SpartansT6-6
402.06.91ADublin CeltsL8-13
 16.06.91ADublin TornadoesL0-6
 21.07.91ABelfast SpartansW27-6
 28.07.91ADublin Celts  
SB VI91NDublin Celts0-44 
Reference: [8-12]

1992 Season Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
PS 126.04.1992NDublin TornadoesL0-3
11992HDublin CeltsW6-0
21992HLee Valley SteelersW60-0
61992HDrogheda VikingsW50-0
1023.08.92ADublin TornadoesL0-8
1206.09.92HBelfast SpartansW11-8
 ??ACraigavon CowboysW 
SF 92ADublin TornadoesW19-6 
SB VII92NCraigavon CowboysL6-14
Reference: [13-18]

1993 Season Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
PS 125.04.1993NDublin TornadoesL0-22
519.06.93ADublin CeltsL0-3
Reference: [19]

References

Sources

[1] Anon. (1990) “American Football double-header” Sunday Life May 6, 1990. pg. 59

[2] Anon. (1990) “American Football Column: Spartans in revenge bid” Sunday Life May 13, 1990. pg. 46

[3] Anon. (1990) “American Football” Sunday Life May 20, 1990. pg. 56

[4] Anon. (1990) “American Football: Junior game is on the up!” Sunday Life May 27, 1990. pg. 58

[5] Anon. (1990) “American Football: off form Bulldogs lack any real bite” Sunday Life June 3, 1990. pg. 46

[6] Traynor, Jonathan (1990) “Local League action hots up” Sunday Life June 10, 1990. pg. 42

[7] Anon. (1990) “American Football: Cowboys riding high..” Sunday Life August 5, 1990. pg. 43

[8] Traynor, Jonathan (1991) “American Football: Clash of Titans!” Sunday Life May 28, 1991. pg. 46

[9] Anon. (1991) “Scoreboard: Gridiron” Sunday Life June 2, 1991. pg. 53

[10] Anon. (1991) “Gridiron: Antrim Dawgs go for walkies” Sunday Life June 9, 1991. pg. 41

[11] Anon. (1991) “American Football: Rows spoil Irish scene” Sunday Life July 28, 1991. pg. 43

[12] Naughton, L. (1991) “Minority Report: Defensive Tornadoes do it”, Evening Herald. Thursday, June 27, 1991, pg. 59.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[19] Anon. (1993) Irish Zeros. First Down. 19 June, p. 21.

Websites

[20] Britball Now (2016) Historial League Tables [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/historical-league-tables-in/ [Accessed 27 February 2017]

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

[22]Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 27 February 2017]

Newspapers

[23] Anon. (1988) “Birr Vintage Festival” Nenagh Guardian. Saturday, August 13, 1988. pg. 15.

Websites

[24] Britball Now (2016) Historical Results [1988][Friendlies] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 12 January 2020]

Images

[25] Trinity Bowl 1992 Poster (Personal Collection of Author).

Newspapers

[26] Naughton, L. (1993) “Tornadoes top dogs!” Evening Herald. Thursday, April 29, 1993. pg. 103 (59)

[27] Naughton, L. (1993) “US Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, April 15, 1993. pg. 100.

Internet Archive

[28] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Web Archive (2016) A brief History of American football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071118171931/http://americanfootball.ie/history.htm [Accessed 6 July 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Belfast Blitzers American Football Ireland Team 1985-1988

Belfast Blitzers Logo

IAFL Senior Team 1986-1988

Home Ground: Cooke Rugby Club, Belfast [2]

Colours: Red / Red / White [2]

Honours: Shamrock Bowl Runners-Up 1988 / Conference Champions 1987, 1988. IAFA Champions 1986, NIAFA Champions 1986.

History: The fourth team formed in Ireland in March 1985, and the second to become fully-kitted in March 1986, after the Dublin Celts [Reference: 8]. The Blitzers were one of the top teams in the early years of the IAFL, winning their Conference in both full IAFL seasons they played, losing to the Craigavon Cowboys in the Semi-Finals in 1987, and the Dublin Celts in Shamrock Bowl III in 1988. Won the IAFA Championship & NIAFA Championship in 1986 but declined to take part in the Shamrock Bowl. [1][4][5]

Home Venue Map

Year-by-Year Record

 LgeRS W-L-TPts / PosPS W-L-TChampOtherChamp
1986IAFL3-1-0   NIAFA  
1987IAFL9-1-0,900 / 1st0-1-0 0-0-00
1988IAFL5-1-0.833 /1st1-1-0 0-0-0 

Links to Year-by-Year Rosters & Match Reports

1986

belfast-blitzers-team-photo-1986

Belfast Blitzers Team Photo 1986 [6]

1986 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 01.06.86ADublin CeltsL7-46
 22.06.86HDublin CeltsW24-20
 1986HCraigavon CowboysW46-0
 1986ACraigavon CowboysW40-0

[1]

1987 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
127.04.87AEast Side JetsW92-0
310.05.87AJordanstown JaguarsW28-0
524.05.87HColeraine ChieftansW52-0
631.05.87HBangor BuccaneersW76-0
921.06.87HBelfast SpartansW53-0
1028.06.87ACraigavon CowboysW22-0
1502.08.87HBelfast GiantsW38-3
1616.08.87ADublin CeltsL14-26
1725.08.87ACarrickfergus CougarsW36-6
SF12.09.87HCraigavon CowboysL20-28

[4]

1988 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
117.04.88HDublin CeltsL7-20
308.05.88HCraigavon CowboysW14-3
529.05.88ADublin TornadoesW36-6
612.06.88HDublin TornadoesW40-0
719.06.88HDublin CeltsW20-19
924.07.88ACraigavon CowboysW19-3
SF14.08.88HCraigavon CowboysW26-12
SB III21.08.87NDublin CeltsL6-34

[5]

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) Belfast Blitzers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BelfastBlitzers.htm [Accessed 4 July 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] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[5] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1988] [Other Kitted] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 27 February 2017]

Images

[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Team Photo Post by Billy Graham, August 3, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10219352128812012&set=p.10219352128812012&type=3&theater [Accessed 9 August 2019]

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

Magazines

[8] Stacher, Steve (1987) “An Official History of American Football Ireland” Receiver. 1987.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to David Turner

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Westmeath / Mullingar Minotaurs American Football Ireland Team 2013-Present

Westmeath Minotaurs Logo

IAFL Senior Team 2013-Present

Home Ground: Harbour Field, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath / Mullingar RFC, Co. Westmeath / Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Colours: White Helmets, Purple Jerseys and Black Pants.

Honours: IAFL 1 Bowl Runners-Up 2019

Career Record (W-L-T): Total: 25-34-1 / Regular Season: 24-31-1 / playoffs: 1-3-0

History: , Team formed in Mullingar in the Midlands in 2012. after playing 8v8 Blitzes over Winter 2012, they entered the newly formed IAFL 1 Conference in 2013. They have steadily improved over the years, after winning one game in 2013, and none at all in 2015, they have since gone 4-4-0 (2016), 3-5-0 (2017), and then two 6-2-0 season where they qualified for the playoffs, winning one game in 2019.

Home Grounds: Mullingar RFC, Co. Westmeath

Year-by-Year Record

 LgeRS W-L-TPts / PosPS W-L-TChpOther W-L-TChamp
20131C1-6-13
20141C 4-4-0– – – – 
20151C 0-8-0– – – – 
20161C 4-4-00-1-0– – – 
2017 1C 3-5-0– – – – 
20181C 6-2-012 0-1-0– – – 
20191C 6-2-012 1-1-0– – – 
Reference: [1-15]

Results 2013 IAFL 1 Conference

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
314.04.2013ADrogheda LightningL6-20
528.04.2013HMeath BulldogsT6-6
926.05.2013HNorth Kildare ReapersL6-40
1109.06.2013ANorth Kildare ReapersL0-32
 1323.06.2013 Tullamore Phoenix 8-12 
14 14.07.2013 Waterford Wolves 6-36 
15 28.07.2013 Dublin Dragons 6-32 
16 11.08.2013 Meath Bulldogs 18-12 
[References: 1]

Results 2014 IAFL 1 Conference

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 223.03.2014 University College Dublin 0-26 
06.04.2014 Drogheda Lightning 14 -8
11.05.2014 Meath Bulldogs 8-0 
11 01.06.2014 University College Dublin 0-20 
12 08.06.2014 Cork Admirals 16-0 
16 04.07.2014 Meath Bulldogs 22-29 
17 13.07.2014 Drogheda Lightning 44-0 
20 03.08.2014 Cork Admirals 9-16 
[References: 2]

Results 2015 IAFL 1 Conference

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 122.03.2015 Dundalk Mavericks 6-29 
12.04.2015 Cork Admirals 13-35 
26.04.2015 Tyrone Titans 0-8 
10.05.2015 Tyronde Titans 8-44 
17.05.2015 Waterford Wolves 7-13 
11 07.06.2015 Cork Admirals 7-27 
13 21.06.2015 Dundalk Mavericks 0-9 
15 05.07.2015 Meath Bulldogs 7-38 
[References: 3]

Results 2016 IAFL 1 Conference

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 410.04.2016 Waterford Wolves 9-11 
24.04.2016Waterford Wolves 12-9 
08.05.2016 Cork Admirals 13-20 
15.05.2016 ASouth Kildare Soldiers 37-14 
12 05.06.2016 Tyrone Titans 70-0 
13 12.06.2016 Belfast Trojans 2nds 6-19 
15 26.06.2016 South Kildare Soldiers 20-6 
16 02.07.2016 Louth Mavericks 7-9 
 SF17.07.2016 Cork Admirals 0-30 # 
[References: 5-8]

Results 2017 IAFL 1 Conference

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 326.03.2017 Wexford Eagles 19-7 
02.04.2017 Craigavon Cowboys 6-31 
730.04.2017ADonegal Derry VipersL8-23
14.05.2017Louth Mavericks 11-33 
 1021.05.2017 West Dublin Rhinos 12-13 
13 04.06.2017 South Kildare Soldiers 33-6 
15 25.06.2017 HWexford Eagles 12-31 
17 09.07.2017 Louth Mavericks 34-12 
[References: 9-12]

Results 2018 IAFL 1 Conference

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 324.03.2018 Donegal Derry Vipers 7-22 
29.04.2018 Meath Bulldogs 22-2 
06.05.2018 Craigavon Cowboys 6-13 
11 20.05.2018 North Dublin Pirates 32-0 
13 03.06.2018 West Dublin Rhinos 10-7 
15 17.06.2018  AGalway Warriors 26-0 
17 01.07.2018 Wexford Eagles 20-6 
18  07.07.2018HCill Dara Crusaders 28-0 
WC22.07.2018HWest Dublin RhinosL3-13
[References: 13-14]

Results 2019 IAFL 1 Conference

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
 317.03.2019HGalway WarriorsW49-0
531.03.2019AWexford EaglesW39-16
828.04.2019ADonegal Derry VipersW28-0
905.05.2019AGalway WarriorsW66-0
1012.05.2019ATrinity College Dublin W21-6
1202.06.2019 HWaterford WolvesW30-0
1416.06.2019HLouth MavericksL26-34
1630.06.2019 HCraigavon CowboysL0-30
SF14.07.2019HLouth MavericksW27-22
1B28.07.2019NCraigavon CowboysL27-28
[References: 15]

Team Photo 2013

Mullingar Minotaurs Team Photo 2013 (versus Drogheda Lightning April 14, 2013) [References: 18]

References

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2013) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 23 August 2013]

[2] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2015) 2014 IAFL 1 Conference standings & Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150110221134/http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2015) UCD wins IAFL1 Championship; Tyrone wins IAFL2 Championship [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/ucd-wins-iafl1-championship/ [Accessed 27 November 2018]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2015) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2015]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2016) IAFL 1 Conference [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/contact-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2016) IAFL 1 2016 Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl1-2016-schedule/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

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

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

[9] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFL-1 Conference Standings http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 24 July 2017]

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

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

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

[13] Irish American Football Association (2018) IAFL 1 Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 28 May 2018]

[14] Irish American Football Association (2018) IAFL1 Schedule & Results 2018 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl-1-schedule-results-2018/ [Accessed 28 May 2018]

[15] 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]

Images

[16] American Football Association of Ireland (2010) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 23 February 2017]

[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]

[18] Westmeath Minotaurs Facebook (2013) Photo, April 14, 2013 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/532806_595692677109469_683549950_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=9267fe&_nc_ohc=Lc6P3oCNj34AX_G-GVU&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=33462ab7c18bf76129fb14f27a93d551&oe=5F72A766 [Accessed 31 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Paul Kiernan & Lisa Waldron

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References

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Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2013) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 23 August 2013]

[2] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2015) 2014 IAFL 1 Conference standings & Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150110221134/http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2015) UCD wins IAFL1 Championship; Tyrone wins IAFL2 Championship [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/ucd-wins-iafl1-championship/ [Accessed 27 November 2018]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2015) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 14 July 2015]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2016) IAFL 1 Conference [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/contact-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2016) IAFL 1 2016 Schedule [Internet] Available from: www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl1-2016-schedule/ [Accessed 26 October 2016]

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

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

[9] Irish American Football Association (2017) IAFL-1 Conference Standings http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 24 July 2017]

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

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

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

[13] Irish American Football Association (2018) IAFL 1 Conference Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/iafl1-conference/ [Accessed 28 May 2018]

[14] Irish American Football Association (2018) IAFL1 Schedule & Results 2018 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/schedule/iafl-1-schedule-results-2018/ [Accessed 28 May 2018]

[15] 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]

Images

[16] American Football Association of Ireland (2010) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 23 February 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Joe Grey, Dublin Dragons

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East Side Jets Logo

East Side Jets American Football Ireland Team 1987

East Side Jets Logo [Reference: 4]

IAFL Senior Team 1987

Home Ground: Annadale Sports & Social Club, Ballygowan, Belfast

Colours: White/Green & White/White

History: Played their only season in 1987, the first full season of the IAFL, finishing bottom of the Mourne Conference with a 1-9 record. They had won both of their pre-season games against Aldegrove Hawks and Bangor Buccaneers but fell apart in their first competitive game against the Belfast Blitzers, the 1986 League and Cup Champions losing 92-0, andnever really recovered after that.

Home Ground: Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-TPts / PosPS W-L-TChampOther W-L-TChamp
1987IAFL1-9-0.100 / 5th0-0-0None2-0-0Pre MC

1987 Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
PS 11987AAldergove HawksW6-0
PS 215.03.1987HBangor BuccaneersW7-2
127.04.1987HBelfast BlitzersL0-92
417.05.1987ACraigavon CowboysL0-58
524.05.1987HBelfast SpartansL9-30
707.06.1987AColeraine ChieftansL0-31
814.06.1987HBelfast GiantsL0-46
1105.07.1987ABangor BuccaneersL0-25
1426.07.1987ACarrickfergus CougarsL0-1 #
1616.08.1987HDublin TornadoesL0-1 #
1723.08.1987ADublin CeltsL0-1 #
1830.08.1987HJordanstown JaguarsW1-0 #

[4]

Websites

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) East Side Jets [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/EastSideJets.htm [Accessed 18 July 2018]

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

[4] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Post to Page by Andrew C. Hynds, July 25, 2020[Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/110331995_10207676407903700_6075498231333887780_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=VOFw2CPJYmgAX9D9GUf&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=97080de1e6cee4dca8af94992838b196&oe=5F72CA3D [Accessed 30 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Newtownabbey Warriors American Football Ireland Team 1991

American Football Ireland Senior Team 1991

Home Ground: Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

Colours:

Honours: None

Career Record (W-L-T): Total: 1-5-0, Regular Season: 1-5-0 (full record unknown)

History: Formed in 1991 out of the merger of the Coleraine Chieftains and Carrickfergus Cougars. Played one season before folding [3] Their first win came against Antrim Bulldogs on 11 August 1991, when they won 10-0.

Home Grounds: Valley Leisure Centre, Newownabbey, East Antrim.

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-TPctPS W-L-TChampInt W-L-TChamp
1991AIAFL1-5-0.1670-0-0None0-0-0None
Newtownabbey Warriors American Football Ireland Team 1991 [References: 1-8]

Results

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
111.05.1991AAntrim BulldogsL6-32
326.05.1991ABelfast SpartansL6-54
509.06.1991ADublin TornadoesL 
 1011.08.1991 HAntrim Bulldogs 10-0 
 ?? 1991Dublin Celts  
 ??1991 Dublin Tornadoes  
 ??1991  HBelfast Spartans   
?? 1991 Dublin Celts   

Reference: [1-2]

References

[1] Naughton, Lindie (1991) “Tornadoes all the way” Evening Herald. Thursday, June 13, 1991. pg. 57 [p. 60 – Irish Newspaper Archive] Available online at the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ which is a subscription service.

[2] Anon. (1991) “Scoreboard | Gridiron” Sunday Life. June 2, 1991. pg. 53 Available online at the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/  which is a subscription service.

[3] Traynor, Jonathan (1991) “Clash of  Titans!” Sunday Life. May 26, 1991. pg. 46 Available online at the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ which is a subscription service.

[4] Anon. (1991) “Spartans win Junior crown after thriller” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 26, 1991. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service. Also Available online at the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ which is a subscription service.

[5] Anon. (1991) “Bowl back in Dublin” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 30, 1991. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service. Available online at the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ which is a subscription service.

[6] Anon. (1991) “Buldogs tied up”Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 12, 1991. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service. Available online at the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ which is a subscription service.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 August 2020

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Dublin Tigers American Football Ireland Team 1998-1999

Piitsburgh Steelers Logo [Reference: 10]

IAFL Senior Team 1998-99

Home Ground: SportsLink, Furry Park, Swords Road, Turnapin Great, Santry, Dublin 9.

Colours: Black Jerseys/ Yellow Pants with Black Stripes/ Black Helmet with Yellow Stripes.

History: The last of the Dublin Teams formed in the nineties after the demise of the Celts and Tornadoes, the Tigers are notable for having been gifted the Pittsburgh Steelers kit after the NFL team played in Dublin. They competed in the Shamrock Bowl against the Carrickfergus Knights both seasons they played in the league, winning once. Played against Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1998, losing 0-48, becoming one of the first Irish teams to play against aan American College team in the process.

Career Record (W-L-T): Total: 10-5-0; Regular Season 9-3-0; Post-Season 1-1-0; International 0-1-0

Honours: Shamrock Bowl XIV Winners 1999 (Beat Carrickfergus Knights 22-6), Runners-Up in Shamrock Bowl XIII (Lost to Carrickfergus Knights 14-22). AFAI Senior League Champions 1998.

Home Ground: Sportslink Park, Swords, Co. Dublin

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-TPctPS W-L-TChampInt W-L-TChamp
1998AFAI SL6-2-0.7500-1-0AFAI SL0-0-0None
1999AFAI SL3-1-0.7501-0-0SB XIV0-0-0None

1998 Results AFAI Senior League

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
226.04.98HCraigavon CowboysW18-6
310.05.98AGreystones RebelsW34-6
417.05.98HQueens University BroncosW52-6
Inter05.1998HMaranatha Baptist Bible CollegeL0-48
607.06.98ACarrickfergus KnightsT20-20
821.06.98ACraigavon CowboysW42-18
1019.07.98AQueens University BroncosW64-0
1126.07.98HCarrickfergus KnightsT26-26
1309.08.98HGreystones RebelsW36-24
SF16.08.98HCraigavon CowboysW30-0
SB XIII30.08.98ACarrickfergus KnightsL14-22

1999 Results AFAI Senior League

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
213.06.1999HCarrickfergus KnightsW14-0
427.06.1999HQueens University Belfast BroncosW66-0
530.06.1999ACarrickergus KnightL0-34
625.07.1999AQueens University Belfast BroncosW34-0
SB XIV15.08.1999NCarrickfergus KnightsW22-6

[4][5][6][7]

References

Newspapers

[1] Evening Herald (1999) “American Football” Evening Herald, Tuesday, January 5, 1999, pg. 91 [Irish Newspaper Archive: Available online at: https://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/Olive/APA/INA/Print.Article.aspx?mode=image&href=EHD%2F1999%2F01%2F05&id=Ar09100 [Accessed 21 August 2020][The Irish Newspaper Archive is a Subscription Service]

Websites

[2] Carrickfergus Knights (1998) Full 1998 Results and League Table [Internet] Available from: http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/Full_1998_AFAI_Results_and.htm [Accessed 23 May 2000]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 16 April 2018]

Newspapers

[3] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar. Evening Herald. Saturday, 21 August 1999, pg. 111.

[4] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers maul the Knights. Evening Herald. Saturday, 19 June 1999, pg. 27.

[5] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar!. Evening Herald. Saturday, 3 July 1999, pg. 25.

[6] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers spring into final. Evening Herald. Saturday, 31 July 1999, pg. 24.

[7] Anon. (1999) “Factfile and Greyhound Racing: American Football” Irish Independent. Wednesday, July 21, 1999. pg. 22. [Internet] Available from: the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/print/bl/0001715/19990721/257/0022 [Accessed 22 April 2020]

Internet Archive

[8] Carrickfergus Knights | Wayback Machine (1999) News [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/19990824010758/http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/ [Accessed 23 March 1999]

Images

[9] Irish American Football association () History: Tigers v Broncos (1998) Photo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/images/teamphotos/hist8.gif [Accessed 18 November 2018]

Images

[10] Home Depot (2020) yellow-applied-icon-wall-decals-nfop2601-64_1000 [Internet] Available from: https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/a8b39686-51d9-495c-b736-76f56576fc5a/svn/yellow-applied-icon-wall-decals-nfop2601-64_1000.jpg [Accessed 25 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Edenderry Soldiers American Foootball Ireland 8v8 Team 2007-2008

Edenderry Soldiers Logo

IAFL Senior 8-Man Team 2008-2009

Home Ground: Edenderry FC, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

Colours:

Honours: None

Career Record: (Total): 0-6-0 (Regular Season): 0-6-0

History: 8-Man team that grew out of the Schools Flag Football Program in the Midlands.

They hosted a DV8 Blitz in Edenderry in 2007, then competed in the DV8 Development League in 2008, where they lost all their matches before merging with the Mullingar Archers as the Midlands Soldiers.

They disbanded and after many seasons where players grew tired of travelling to Dublin to play, they reformed as the South Kildare Soldiers.

Home Ground: Edenderry FC, Edenderry, Co. Offaly

Results 2007 DV8 Blitz

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
202.09.2007HCork AdmiralsL0-28
Edenederry Soldiers Results 2007 DV8 Blitz [Reference: 2-3]

Results 2008 DV8 Development League

WeekDateH/AOppositionW/LScore
109.03.08ACraigavon CowboysL0-67
320.03.08ACork Admirals 2ndsL0-22
719.04.08ADublin DragonsL6-34
828.04.08HDublin Rebels 2ndsL0-65
1225.05.08HDublin DragonsL20-60
1606.07.08HCork Admirals 2ndsL0-34
Edenederry Soldiers Results 2007 DV8 Blitz [Reference: 4-5]

References

Images

[1] Irish American Football association (2007) Edenderry Soldiers Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20071030225148im_/http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/edenderrylogo.jpg [Accessed 27 March 2019]

Internet Archive

[2] Irish American Football League | Wayback Machine (2007) Home | Edenderry 8’s Tournament [Internet[ Available from:http://web.archive.org/web/20070930042409/http://www.iafl.info/ [Accessed 27 March 2019]

[3] Cork Admirals E-Teamz | Wayback Machine (2008) Cork Admirals News [Internet] Available from:  https://web.archive.org/web/20080528050853/http://www.eteamz.com/corkadmirals/news/index.cfm?cat=270129 [Accessed 6 June 2020]

Websites

[4] Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2008results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[5] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2008) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20081023215441/http://www.americanfootball.ie/ [Accessed 25 March 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Colm Kincaid.

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Cork Admirals Irish American Football Team Roster and Match Reports 2007

Cork Admirals Logo [Ref: 1]

Final Standings IAFL South

PWLTPFPAPts
IAFL South
*University of Limerick Vikings87102997014
*Cork Admirals86203277012
Tallaght Outlaws8080183890
Irish American Football League Standings 2007 [Ref: 2]

Results 2007

WeekDateH/AVersusW/LScore
125.03.2007ABelfast BullsW13-6
315.04.2007AUniversity of Limerick VikingsW30-0
529.04.2007ADublin RebelsL26-28
606.05.2007HUniversity of Limerick VikingsL20-36
803.06.2007HTallaght OutlawsW30-0
910.06.2007HDublin City University SaintsW64-0
1017.06.2007HBelfast TrojansW60-0
1201.07.2007HTallaght OulawsW84-0
WC15.07.2007HBelfast TrojansW30-0
SF22.07.2007ADublin RebelsW8-6
SBXXI29.07.2007ULUniversity of Limerick VikingsL14-22
Cork Admirals Irish American Football Team Results 2007 [Ref: 2]

Home Venue – Pfizers Sports Club Ringaskiddy, Cork

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Shamrock Bowl XXI

Shamrock Bowl XXI Logo [Ref: 3]

29 July 2007 – University of Limerick Vikings 22 Cork Admirals 14

Seamus Hogan, who scored two touchdowns, won the Most Valuable Player Award in the Irish American Football League Shamrock Bowl XXI in 2007, as the University of Limerick Vikings beat the Cork Admirals 22-14 in a close Munster Derby.

Cork had a great start with kick returner David Barry returned the opening kickoff well into Limerick territory. They were stopped short of the goal-line, however, as were the Vikings on the next drive. On their next possession the Cork Admirals got into good field position following a 40 yard draw play by full back Alain Pezeron, leaving them on first and goal on the 3 yard line, which Keith O’Callaghan capitalized on with a 3-yard rushing touchdown for the first score of the game. Pezeron converted for two points.

The vikings got back into the game immediately, with Quarterback Chris Bassitt driving them downfield, helped by Running Backs Andrew Gordan and Seamus Hogan. Hogan got the equalizing touchdown, with a 5-yard run up the middle, converted for two points by Bassitt. The second quarter was scoreless as both defenses held the opposing offense, with good defensive plays by Vikings defenders Eoin O’Sullivan, Declan O’Donnell, Damien Laffan and Alan O’Carroll. The Admirals defensive line of Marcus Gates, Ross McCullough and Barry Rea forced a number of tackles for losses. The Vikings got the first turnover of the day with less than 5 minutes to go to halftime, when their defensive back intercepted the ball, however, they missed the resulting field goal, leaving the score 8-8 at half-time.

The first play from scrimmage of the second half yielded the second turnover of the day, as Admirals linebacker Martin Mulvey recovered a Vikings fumble to leave them in good field position on the Vikings 20-yard line. Shortly afterwards, the Admirals went 14-8 up as Quarterback David Lomansey connected with Wide Receiver Dominic MacHale for a 30-yard touchdown pass. Limerick then drove deep into Admirals territory, but a fierce goalmouth stand for the Cork side on their own 5-yard line prevented the Vikings from scoring. The Vikings defense, however, ensured their offense got another chance before the quarter was out, as they forced the Admirals to punt, giving the UL offense the ball at midfield. Through runs by Bassitt and Gordon they got to the 10-yard line, where Seamus Hogan scored his second running touchdown, on a draw play up the middle, pushing the ball over the goal-line as the Admirals defenders attempted to tackle him. The Single Point Kick conversion put the Vikings 15-14 up at the end of the third quarter.

Again the Vikings defense forced the Admirals to punt early in the fourth quarter, and in the ensuing drive, the Vikings went to the air with a long pass from Quarterback Bassitt to Wide Receiver Marc Ashworth, setting up MVP Seamus Hogan for his third touchdown of the day, as a he scored on a 5-yard sweep to the right. again the conversion kick was good to put the Vikings 22-14 up. The game was not over yet, however, and the Admirals drove to the Vikings two-yard line on the next drive. In the best defensive performance of the day, the Vikings held, the Admirals on all four downs, and the Vikings punted on their next possession having failed to run out the clock. The punt pinned the Cork side deep in their own territory, and while they picked up a couple of first downs, were stopped on fourth down with less than 30 seconds left. The Vikings could then celebrate their first ever Shamrock Bowl win. [Ref: 4]

At UL Sports Grounds, LimerickQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Cork Admirals806014
University of Limerick Vikings807722
IAFL Shamrock Bowl XXI Box-Score 2007 [Ref: 4]
TeamScorersScore
1st Quarter
CORKeith O’Callaghan 3yd Run (Alain Pezeron 2xpt)8-0
ULVSeamus Hogan 5yd Run (Chris Bassitt 2xpt)8-8
2nd Quarter
No Scoring8-8
3rd Quarter
CORDominic MacHale 30yd Pass from David Lomansey14-8
ULVSeamus Hogan 10yd Run (1xpt)14-15
4th Quarter
ULVSeamus Hogan 5yd Run (1xpt)14-22
IAFL Shamrock Bowl XXI Scorers 2007 [Ref: 4]

Season Report

The Cork Admirals reached the Shamrock Bowl in 2007, losing to the University of Limerick Vikings 22-14. The season had started with wins over Belfast Bulls (13-6) and University of Limerick (30-0) before back-to-back defeats to Dublin Rebels (26-28) and the return game with the Vikings (20-36).

The Admirals regrouped after this, and won big against Tallaght Outlaws (30-0), Dublin City University Saints (64-0), Belfast Trojans (60-0) and Tallaght Outlaws (64-0), to leave them with a 6-2 Won-Loss Record, and a place in the Wild-Card Playoffs with the Belfast Trojans, where they won 30-0, before another close game with the Dublin Rebels in the Semi-Finals, which they won 8-6, letting in the first points in six games. Then followed the heartbreak of the Shamrock Bowl against the Vikings, with the two teams evenly matched over the season beforehand, the Vikings having the slight advantage of only one loss, and homefield advantage.

Cork Admirals’ Keith O’Callaghan (#34) scorer of the first touchdown in Shamrock Bowl XXI [Ref: 6]

Team Roster SB XXI 2007

NumberNamePosition
2Chris O’ConnorWide Receiver
5Ger McGowanHalf Back
6Robert LeeFull Back
11David BarryWide Receiver
13Hugh McBratneyTight End
14Alain PezeronFull Back
15Andy HempelDefensive Back
16Keith ThornhillLinebacker
17Patrick du BoucherDefensive Line / Tight End
20Ibrahim KadraLinebacker
22Rory O’NeillWide Receiver
23Barry RaffertyDefensive Back
29John DugganDefensive Back
32Peter LuceyDefensive Back
34Keith O’CallaghanHalf Back
36John O’SullivanDefensive Back
38Brian MurphyDefensive Back
39LinebackerDonnacha Murphy
44David NoonanWide Receiver
48Martin MulreyLinebacker
50Chris GaughanOffensive Line
53Conor O’SullivanOffensive Line
58John KooglerLinebacker
60Peter GlavinDefensive Line
61Ross McCulloughDefensive Line
62James LordanDefensive Line
63Robert HennesseyOffensive Line
64Kevin CaseyOffensive Line
67Barry ReaDefensive Line
68Richard BosOffensive Line
69Paul BuchananDefensive Line / Center
72Roger McDonaghOffensive Line
77Marcus GatesDefensive Line
81Dominic McHaleWide Receiver
82David LomanseyQuarterback
87Paddy KeaneWide Receiver
Cork Admirals Shamrock Bowl XXI 2007 Roster [Ref: 5]

Coaches

NameCoaching Position
Alan LomanseyHead Coach
Trevor O’ConnellDefensive Co-Ordinator
John StokesDefensive Backs Coach
Cork Admirals Shamrock Bowl XXI 2007 Coaching Roster [Ref: 7]
ECHO SPORT The Cork Admirals, Cork’s very own American Football team, at their Rookie Day in Kennedy Park yesterday. Picture: Damien Quirke

References

Websites

[2] Irish American Football Association (2007) 2007 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2007results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2007) SHAMROCK BOWL XXI REPORT[Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/sbxxireport.htm [Accessed 15 May 2020]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2007) Cork Admirals SB XXIRoster [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/sbxxiadmiralssroster.htm  [Accessed 15 May 2020]

[7] Irish American Football Association (2007) Key Players [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/sbxxikeyplayers.htm [Accessed 15 May 2020]

Images

[1] 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]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2007) Cork Admirals Keith O’Callaghan (#34) – scorer of the games first touchdown. [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/sbxxi0008.jpg [Accessed 15 May 2020]

[8] Irish American Football Association (2007) SBXXI Pics:Cork Admirals team picture.  [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/admirals2007.jpg [Accessed 15 May 2020]

Acknowledgements

Michael O’Callaghan.

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Dublin Celts Irish American Football Team Roster & Match Reports 1990

Dublin Celts Logo [Ref: 8]

Results 1990

WeekDateH/AVersusW/LScore
Eurobowl
EB Prel1990GresytonesBarcelona Boxers (Spa)W30-0
EB R11990Manchester Spartans (Eng)L12-28
NCMMA
NCMMA 222.04.1990ACrawley Raiders (Eng)L13-20
NCMMA 329.04.1990AGranite City Oilers (Sco)P-P
NCMMA 513.05.1990HManchester Heroes (Eng)P-P
NCMMA 727.05.1990AStoke Spitfires (Eng)L8-26
NCMMA 803.06.1990AWalsall Titans (Eng)L6-52
NCMMA 910.06.1990HWalsall Titans (Eng)L21-26
Irish Results
ILAF 320.05.1990HCraigavon CowboysW?-?
ILAF SB08.1990NCraigavon Cowboys??-?
Dublin Celts Results 1990 [Ref: 1-5]

Report

The 1990 season for the Dublin Celts was a mixed one. They did poorly in the NCMMA, the British Second Level, losing all four matches, with another two cancelled, but they also played matches against Irish League teams, beating the Craigavon Cowboys once, and meeting them again in the Shamrock Bowl, the result of which is still disputed.

The highlight, however, was their victory in the Eurobowl over the Barcelona Boxers, the first by an Irish team in European American Football competitions, and in the following round, they went close against the Manchester spartans, one of the top teams in Britain, and indeed Europe, losing in the end only 12-28.

Team Roster 1990 (v Barcelona Boxers Eurobowl Preliminary Round)

NumberNameRole
Coaches & Administration
Dominic O’DowdGeneral Manager
Dave CurranHead Coach
Steve KavanaghAssistant Coach
Peter O’RourkeSecretary
Noel DunneTreasurer
Bryan McEvillyPublic Relations
John DonnellyMarketing Consultant
Brian MaddenStatistician
Declan DohertySpotter / Match Analysis
PlayerPosition
11John DonnellyQuarterback
13Eddie GogginsSafety
17Ger BreenSafety
21Paul StauntonDefensive End
22Matt TalbotDefensive Back
26Martin MurphyRunning Back
27Noel DoolanLinebacker
31Martin DunneDefensive Back
32Derek WardDefensive Back
34Dermot ConnollyWide Receiver
37Rory HickeySafety
39Joe GreeneDefensive Back
42Graham HarteWide Receiver
43Tommy WalshDefensive Back
44Ray McCabeDefensive End
46Eric BruntonNose Tackle
48Peter O’RourkeDefensive Back
50Declan PeatLinebacker
59Norman EstridgeDefensive Tackle
60Nick McCabeLinebacker
61Oliver JenkinsDefensive Back
63O.J. QuigleyOffensive Line
66Jimmy KellyDefensive Back / Kicker
67Bryan McEvillyOffensive Line
68Philip RyanCenter
69Fran GuerinOffensive Line
71John walshOffensive Line
75Steve SynnottOffensive Line
80Mark RutherfordWide Receiver
81Paul WhelanWide Receiver
82John FarrellTight End
91Jonathan PullenDefensive Tackle
94Kevin SharkeyOffensive Line
97Marcus CunninghamRunning Back
Dublin Celts Team Roster 1990 (v Barcelona Boxers Eurobowl Preliminary Rd.) [Ref: 6]
Dublin Celts v Barcelona Boxers Match Programme Eurobowl 1990 [Ref: 7]

References

Bibliography

[1] Naughton, L. (1990) “Dublin Celts ready to roll” Evening Herald. Thursday, April 5, 1990. Pg. 52.

Websites

[2] Britball Now (2009) Results in Euro Competition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-in-euro-competition.html [Accessed 1 November 2016]

[3] Britball Now (2009) Results Section [1990] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 1 November 2016]

Newspapers

[4] Anon. (1990) “American Football: Junior game is on the up!” Sunday Life May 27, 1990. pg. 58

[5] Anon. (1990) “American Football: Cowboys riding high..” Sunday Life August 5, 1990. pg. 43

Social Media

[6] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2019) Photo by Dermot Connolly September 8, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/69817952_10219514780291061_5531953869073940480_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=hLHWlceudDAAX-ei5tu&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=0f7498da31da71c825628acbd1f66492&oe=5EC09A24 %5BAccessed 7 November 2019]

[7] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2019) Photo by Dermot Connolly September 8, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/69846036_10219514779611044_1847793607612825600_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=nb-mHw5XL8sAX-kkExt&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=5cb27f1fc304441c9276d61572db5b83&oe=5EC096CA [Accessed 7 November 2019]

Images

[8] 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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Gareth Quigley, Kevin Smyth, Frank Winters, Fergus Ryan and Barry Wyse.

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Dublin City University Saints Logo

Dublin City University Saints Irish American Football Team 2006-2010

Dublin City University Saints Logo [Ref: 1]

Factfile

IAFL Senior Team 2006-2010

Home Ground: 2006-2009: ALSAA Sports Centre, Dublin Airport, Toberbunny, Co. Dublin / Co. Fingal / 2010: Dublin City University Sports Ground

Colours: Blue Helmets, Blue Jerseys, Blue Pants.

Honours: None

All-Time Record: Total: W-L-T: 10-28-2 / Regular Season: 10-26-2 / Postseason: 0-2-0

History: The Dublin City University Saints played five seasons in the Irish American Football League from 2006 to 2010, reaching the Playoffs in 2008 and 2009, losing their first match both times. They enjoyed a rivalry with fellow Dublin teams Dublin Rebels (who they never beat); West Dublin Rhinos (who they won against numerous times); and also Dublin Dragons, Tallaght Outlaws, Trinity College Dublin, and also more established teams in the IAFL, the University of Limerick Vikings, Carrickfergus Knights (who they beat twice) and Cork Admirals (who they shocked once with an 8-0 win).

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-T (PF-PA) PtsPS W-L-T (PF-PA)ChampsInt W-L-T (PF-PA)
2006IAFL1-7-0 (125-324) 20-0-0 (0-0)0-0-0 (0-0)
2007IAFL2-6-0 (34-216) 40-0-0 (0-0)0-0-0 (0-0)
2008IAFL4-4-0 (133-141) 80-1-0 (2-34)0-0-0 (0-0)
2009IAFL3-4-1 (86-182) 70-1-0 (0-38)0-0-0 (0-0)
2010IAFL2-5-1 (?-?) 40-0-0 (0-0)0-0-0 (0-0)
DCU Saints IAFL Team Year-By-Year Record 2006-2010 [Ref: 2-7]

Note: RS = Regular Season, PS = Postseason, Int = International

IAFL 2006 Results

WeekDateH/AVersusW/LScore
219.03.2006AUniversity of Limerick VikingsL0-58
509.04.2006HNorth Dublin MarshalsL41-45
623.04.2006HCarrickfergus KnightsL14-36
807.05.2006HDublin RebelsL12-42
1111.06.2006ANorth Dublin MarshalsW44-32
1325.06.2006ABelfast BullsL0-58
1402.07.2006ADublin DragonsL8-25
1616.07.2006HCork AdmiralsL6-28
DCU Saints IAFL Results 2006 [Ref: 2]

IAFL 2007 Results

WeekDateH/AVersusW/LScore
125.03.2007ADublin RebelsL0-7
315.04.2007HDublin DragonsL0-6
529.04.2007HCarrickfergus KnightsW20-12
606.05.2007HDublin RebelsL0-46
803.06.2007HUniversity of Limerick VikingsL2-50
910.06.2007ACork AdmiralsL0-64
1017.06.2007ABelfast BullsL0-30 #
1124.06.2007ADublin DragonsW12-0
DCU Saints IAFL Results 2007 [Ref: 3]

IAFL 2008 Results

WeekDateH/AVersusW/LScore
130.03.2008HCarrickfergus KnightsW30-13
313.04.2008ATallaght OutlawsW44-0
527.04.2008HDublin RhinosW32-3
604.05.2008ADublin RebelsL0-25
925.05.2008HDublin RebelsL0-39
1108.06.2008ADublin RhinosW32-6
1429.06.2008ABelfast BullsW6-0
1506.07.2008HUniversity of Limerick VikingsL12-47
WC20.07.2008ACork AdmiralsL2-34
DCU Saints IAFL Results 2008 [Ref: 4-5]

IAFL Results 2009

WeekDateH/AVersusW/LScore
229.03.2009HWest Dublin RhinosT18-18
305.04.2009ACarrickfergus KnightsL6-19
419.04.2009HUniversity of Limerick VikingsL0-30
526.04.2009HBelfast TrojansW26-22
610.05.2009AWest Dublin RhinosW22-14
931.05.2009ACork AdmiralsL0-52
1114.06.2009ADublin RebelsL6-27
1405.07.2009HCork AdmiralsW8-0
SF26.07.2009ADublin RebelsL0-38
DCU Saints IAFL Results 2009 [Ref: 6]

IAFL Results 2010

WeekDateH/AVersusW/LScore
114.03.2010ATrinity College DublinL15-28
411.04.2010HDublin RebelsL6-40
518.04.2010HWest Dublin RhinosL8-15
702.05.2010AWest Dublin RhinosT0-0 #
809.05.2010HCork AdmiralsW6-2
1130.05.2010ABelfast TrojansL0-20
1206.06.2010ADublin RebelsL0-49
1420.06.2010HTrinity College DublinW36-6
DCU Saints IAFL Results 2010 [Ref: 7]

Note: West Dublin Rhinos v DCU Saints (02.05.2010) was a Double Forfeit. 0 PTs each.

References

Images

[1] Wikipedia (2020) DCU Saints Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Saints_logo.jpg [Accessed 12 April 2020]

Websites

[2] Irish American Football Association (2006) 2006 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2006results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2007) 2007 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2007results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2008results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2009) Index Early 2009 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/indexearly2009 [Accessed 15 October 2017]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2009) 2009 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2009iaflfixtures.htm [Accessed 17 October 2009]

[7] Irish American Football Association (2010) 2010 IAFL Standings/Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/2010-iafl-standingsschedule/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Martha and Fionn (Gateway Rathmines)

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 12 April 2020

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