Category: Irish American Football Players

British American Football Association National Leagues Southern Football Conference 2 2019

British American Football Association Logo 2019 [Reference: 1]

BAFANL SFC 2

BAFANL SFC 2PWLTPFPAPct
SFC 2 East
*Essex Spartans8800191481.000
*Norwich Devils861118296.833
*Ipswich Cardinals8422186147.750
East Kent Mavericks8350160150.375
East Essex Sabres816154121.188
Maidstone Pumas808051262.000
SFC 2 South
*London Blitz B8800392591.000
*Bournemouth Bobcats862028671.750
Swindon Storm8440204164.500
Jurassic Coast Raptors8260104269.250
Hastings Conquerors80806429.000
SFC West
*South Wales Warriors8800298541.000
*Torbay Trojans8620219108.750
*Bristol Apaches8530230108.625
Somerset Wyverns8440144141.500
Cornish Sharks817073221.125
Worcestershire Black Knights808073225.000
British American Football Association National Leagues Southern Football Conference 2 2019 [Reference: 12-14]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Quarter-Finals
11.08.2019Norwich Devils6Bournemouth Bobcats30
11.08.2019Essex Spartans20Ipswich Cardinals0
11.08.2019London Blitz B34Torbay Trojans7
12.08.2019South Wales Warriors28Bristol Apache3
Semi-Finals
18.08.2019South Wales Warriors 16London Blitz B6
18.08.2019Essex Spartans20Bournemouth Bobcats42
Britbowl 33 Div 2 South FinalLondon
31.08.2019South Wales Warriors13Bournemouth Bobcats0
British American Football Association National Leagues Southern Football Conference 2 2019 [Reference: 2; 15-20]

Regular Season SFC 2 West

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
28.04.2019Cornish Sharks0South Wales Warriors33
Week 2
05.05.2019Cornish Sharks18Torbay Trojans20
05.05.2019Somerset Wyverns14Bristol Apaches44
Week 3
12.05.2019South Wales Warriors55Worscestershire Black Knights0
Week 4
19.05.2019Bristol Apache21South Wales Warriors46
Week 5
26.05.2019Cornish Sharks7Bristol Apache23
26.05.2019Somerset Wyverns0Torbay Trojans12
Week 6
02.06.2019Worscestershire Black Knights6Cornish Knights20
02.06.2019South Wales Warriors29Somerset Wyverns6
Week 7
09.06.2019Torbay Trojans49Worscestershire Black Knights0
09.06.2019Somerset Wyverns7South Wales Warriors 26
Week 8
16.06.2019Bristol Apache28Cornish Sharks0
Week 9
23.06.2019Torbay Trojans14South Wales Warriors48
23.06.2019Bristol Apache45Worscestershire Black Knights2
Week 10
30.06.2019Worscestershire Black Knights6Somerset Wyverns44
Week 11
07.07.2019South Wales Warriors 10Torbay Trojans6
07.07.2019Bristol Apache10Somerset Wyverns19
Week 12
21.07.2019Worscestershire Black Knights0Bristol Apaches47
21.07.2019Torbay Trojans52Cornish Sharks20
Week 13
21.07.2019South Wales Warriors51Cornish Sharks0
British American Football Association National Leagues Southern Football Conference 2 West 2019 [Reference: 14]

Regular Season SFC 2 South

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
14.04.2019Bournemouth Bobcats19Jurassic Coast Raptors2
Week 2
28.04.2019Bournemouth Bobcats33London Blitz B39
Week 3
12.05.2019London Blitz B82Hastings Conquerors0
Week 4
19.05.2019Swindon Storm64Hastings Conquerors0
19.05.2019London Blitz B17Bournemouth Bobcats10
Week 5
26.05.2019Bournemouth Bobcats51Swindon Storm0
Week 6
02.06.2019Swindon Storm28Jurassic Coast Raptors3
Week 7
08.06.2019Jurassic Coast Raptors9Hastings Conquerors0
09.06.2019Swindon Storm7Bournemouth Bobcats17
Week 8
15.06.2019Jurassic Coast Raptors6Bournemouth Bobcats44
16.06.2019Hastings Conquerors0London Blitz B39
Week 9
23.06.2019London Blitz B32Swindon Storm0
Week 10
30.06.2019London Blitz B68Jurassic Coast Raptors0
30.06.2019Hastings Conquerors0Swindon Storm69
Week 11
21.07.2019Jurassic Coast Raptors16London Blitz B68
21.07.2019Bournemouth Bobcats52Hastings Conquerors0
Week 12
28.07.2019Swindon Storm0London Blitz B47
28.07.2019Hastings Conquerors6Jurassic Coast Raptors54
Week 13
04.08.2019Jurassic Coast Raptors14Swindon Storm36
04.08.2019Hastings Conquerors0Bournemouth Bobcats60
British American Football Association National Leagues Southern Football Conference 2 South 2019 [Reference: 13]

BAFANL SFC 2 East

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
14.04.2019Maidstone PumasNorwich Devils
14.04.2019Essex Spartans12East Essex Sabres0
Week 2
21.04.2019East Essex Sabres14Ipswich Cardinals14
Week 3
28.04.2019Essex Spartans40Maidstone Pumas0
28.04.2019East Kent Mavericks6Ipswich Cardinals16
Week 4
05.05.2019Maidstone PumasEast Essex Spartans
05.05.2019East Kent MavericksNorwich Devils
Week 5
12.05.2019East Essex Sabres0Essex Spartans21
Week 6
19.05.2019Maidstone PumasEast Kent Mavericks
Week 7
26.05.2019Maidstone Pumas6Essex Spartans33
26.05.2019East Essex Sabres0Norwich Devils3
Week 8
02.06.2019Ipswich Cardinals31Norwich Devils31
Week 9
16.06.2019Norwich DevilsEast Essex Sabres
16.06.2019East Kent MavericksMaidstone Pumas
Week 10
23.06.2019Essex Spartans27East Kent Mavericks8
23.06.2019Ipswich Cardinals29Maidstone Pumas0
Week 11
30.06.2019Norwich Devils6Essex Spartans8
30.06.2019Ipswich Cardinals21East Essex Sabres7
Week 12
07.07.2019Norwich Devils27Ipswich Cardinals21
Week 13
21.07.2019East Kent Mavericks14Essex Spartans23
Week 14
28.07.2019Ipswich Cardinals40East Kent Mavericks35
Week 15
04.08.2019Norwich Devils53Maidstone Pumas19
04.08.2019Essex Spartans27Ipswich Cardinals14
04.08.2019East Essex SabresEast Kent Mavericks
British American Football Association National Leagues Southern Football Conference 2 East 2019 [Reference: 12; 19]

Britbowl 33 BAFA Division 2 South Final Video

Report

Former South Dublin Panthers Quarterback, Wide Receiver and Kicker Mick Duncan played for the South Wales Warriors in 2019, scoring a Touchdown and 2 PAT’s as he helped the Warriors to a 16-6 win in the Semi-Finals against London Blitz B, which gave them a spot in the SFC 2 Final as well as guaranteeing Promotion to SFC 1 for 2020. The Warriors went on to win the Final 13-0 against the Bournemouth Bobcats.

Mick Duncan in action for South Wales Warriors in 2019 [Reference: 15][Picture Credit: South Dublin Panthers]

References

Images

[1] British American Football (2013) logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.britishamericanfootball.org/Images/logo.png [Accessed 30 August 2017]

Social Media

[2] South Dublin Panthers (2019) Post, August 18, 2019″We’d like to extend a massive congratulations to former Panthers QB, WR, K and P Mick Duncan and the South Wales Warriors on winning their semi final match up today against London Blitz B.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/posts/1300832510095479 [Accessed 11 December 2020]

Websites

[3] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: Premiership North [Internet] Available from: bafanle.leaguerepublic.com.=/l/fg/1_567612366.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[4] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: Premiership South [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/494942526/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[5] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: NFC 1 North [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/445845916/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[6] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: NFC 1 South [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/973667708/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[7] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: SFC 1 Central [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/212122648/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[8] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: SFC 1 East [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/966191496/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[9] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: NFC 2 Central [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/282569690/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[10] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: NFC 2 North [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/946215701/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[11] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: NFC 2 South [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/979871821/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[12] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: SFC 2 East [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/82576392/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[13] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: SFC 2 South [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/329821679/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

[14] British American Football Association League Republic (2019) Adult League: SFC 2 West [Internet] Available from: https://bafanle.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/883619961/2/-1/-1.html [Accessed 7 May 2020][Broken Link]

Images

[15] South Dublin Panthers (2019) Photo, August 18, 2019″” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/photos/a.428605193984886/1300832480095482/ [Accessed 11 December 2020]

Social Media

[16] South Wales Warriors Facebook (2019) Post, August 14, 2019″Sunday saw the Warriors take on the Bristol Apache in a quarter finals match up of the second division playoffs.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/swwarriors1/posts/2503582969662502 [Accessed 11 December 2020]

[17] Bournemouth Bobcats Facebook (2019) Post, August 11, 2019″BOBCATS WIN BOBCATS WIN!!!!!!!!!30-6 over the Norwich Devils.” [Internet] available from: https://www.facebook.com/BournemouthBobcats/posts/1928940110541182 [Accessed 11 December 2020]

[18] London Blitz Facebook (2019) Post, August 11, 2019″Reply to Post by Ashley Chowla” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/londonblitz/posts/2335612493193726 [Accessed 11 December 2020]

Websites

[19] Essex Spartans (2020) Schedule 2019 [Internet] Available from: http://essexspartans.co.uk/calendar/bafa-sfc-ii-east-2019/ [Accessed 11 December 2020]

[20] Norwich Devils (2019) Devils End Regular Season on a High [Internet] Available from: https://norwichdevils.com/2019/08/25/devils-end-regular-season-on-a-high/ [Accessed 11 December 2020]

[20] Norwich Devils (2019) Devils Secure Playoff Football in Derby Thriller [Internet] Available from: https://norwichdevils.com/2019/07/15/devils-secure-playoff-football-in-derby-thriller/ [Accessed 11 December 2020]

[20] Norwich Devils (2019) Devils Fall to First Loss of the Season Against High Flying Spartans [Internet] Available from: https://norwichdevils.com/2019/07/14/devils-fall-to-first-loss-of-the-season-against-high-flying-spartans/ [Accessed 11 December 2020]

[20] Norwich Devils (2019) Devils Sneak win in Defensive Showdown [Internet] Available from: https://norwichdevils.com/2019/06/20/devils-sneak-win-in-defensive-showdown/ [Accessed 11 December 2020]

Internet Archive

[21] Ipswich Cardinals Wayback Machine (2019) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20191202005059/http://www.ipswichcardinals.co.uk/schedule/4535248925 [Accessed 11 December 2020]

Video

[20] You Tube Onside TV Channel (2019) Streamed Live on August 31, 2019. #BRITBOWL 33 – BAFA Division 2 South Final (South Wales Warriors vs Bournemouth Bobcats) [Final Score at 3:10:46] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO_TlYLaNXI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0MDrmabyEYYLdgU3L2Pahq8UiMXy-mTR_ezRLsajHGT4mt9s8HT8exL1Q [Accessed 11 December 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Ralph Schmeer (IAFOA)

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 11 December 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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

Michael Mullen Irish-Born College American Football Player 1988-1990

NCAA Big 10 Conference Standings 1988

WLTPFPAWLTPFPA
Big Ten Conference
Michigan Wolverines (C)70127394821339153
Michigan State Spartans61121975641242143
Illinois Fighting Illini521177143641234229
Iowa Hawkeyes413213141633315205
Indiana Hoosiers530257168731382225
Purdue Boilermakers35078221470124303
Ohio State Buckeyes251157199461229283
Northwestern Wildcats251137234281192350
Wisconsin Badgers170722481100106314
Minnesota Golden Gophers062120182272195246
National College Football Association Football Division 1A Big 10 Conference Standings 1988 [Ref: 1]

Legend: left-to-right: W-L-T-PF-PA (Conference) W-L-T-PF-PA (All Games)

NCAA Division 1A Big 10 Conference Standings 1989

WLTOWOLOT
Big 10 Conference
Michigan Wolverines (C)8001020
Illinois Fighting Illini7101020
Michigan State Spartans620840
Ohio State Buckeyes620840
Minnesota Golden Gophers440650
Indiana Hoosiers350560
Iowa Hawkeyes350560
Purdue Boilermakers260380
Wisconsin Badgers170290
Northwestern Wildcats0800110
National College Football Association Football Division 1A Big 10 Conference Standings 1989 [Ref: 5]

(C) Conference Champions

NCAA Division 1A Big 10 Conference Standings 1990

WLTOWOLOT
Big 10 Conference
Michigan Wolverines (C)620930
Michigan State Spartans620831
Illinois Fighting Illini620840
Iowa Hawkeyes620840
Ohio State Buckeyes 521741
Minnesota Golden Gophers530650
Indiana Hoosiers341651
Northwestern Wildcats170290
Purdue Boilermakers170290
Wisconsin Badgers0801100
National College Football Association Football Division 1A Big 10 Conference Standings 1989 [Ref: 6]

Report

Michael Mullen, who was born in Monkstown, Co. Dublin played as a kicker with the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 1988 to 1990, studying Business. His grandfather was a member of the Legendary Mayo GAA Gaelic Football team of 1925. His father played Rugby Union for Old Belvedere, and Michael was spotted kicking for CBC Monkstown, and offered a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin in the MidWest of the USA.

The University of Wisconsin is the second-largest in the USA with 70,000 students, and the American Football team were based at the sports facilities in Madison, where there were two 50m swimming pools and a Stadium bigger than any in Ireland. He played three years with Wisconsin, where they finisjed bottom or second bottom of their conference, the Big 10, one of Five Big Conferences in the Top Division of College Football, where the next generation of NFL superstars would play before being drafted at the end of their college career by NFL teams.

Michael Mullen in action for the Wisconsin Badgers [Ref: 3]

References

Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1988) “College Scoreline” First Down.December 3, 1988. pg. 21.

[2] Anon. (1988) “Laois man is big name in American Football” Leinster Express. March 5, 1988. pg. 11.

[3] Naughton, Lindie (1991) “Michael kicking his way to the big time” Evening Herald. January 5, 1991. pg. 4.

Bibliography

[4] Rowe, Pete (1989) “Guinness American Football: Records, Facts and Champions” Fifth Edition, 1989. Pg. 112. Published in Great Britain by Guinness Publishing Ltd. Enfield, Middlesex

Websites

[5] Sports Reference (2020) 1989 Big Ten Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/big-ten/1989.html [Accessed 11 July 2020]

[6] Sports Reference (2020) 1990 Big Ten Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/big-ten/1990.html [Accessed 11 July 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Eoin O’Fearghail, Todd Zboyan, and Tim Leadingham

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Last Updated: 11 July 2020

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Belfast Spartans All-Time Players List 1984-1997

Belfast Spartans Players

SurnameFirst NameYears ActiveNumberPositionTeams
AndersonDavyBelfast Spartans ?
BairdVernerBelfast Spartans
BoskettLawrence1984-199332 / 20RB, KRBelfast Spartans, Ireland (Northern Hordes)
BowlesNeil1996-?OL, G, T, C, RBCBelfast Spartans (1996-97), Chiltern Cheetahs (1998-?), London Blitz (?-2007)(C)(RBC), UAE Falcons (Coach)
BoydBilly1984-1990sQBBelfast Spartans
BrownGregBelfast Spartans
BryansRobert1985-1989RG, ROT, DTBelfast Spartans
CochranPaul1987Belfast Spartans
Denny (USA)HCBelfast Spartans
DevennyPaul1986-?OLBelfast Spartans
“Dougie”Belfast Spartans
FaulknerBrendanBelfast Spartans
“Fige”Belfast Spartans
GreenColin51CBBelfast Spartans
HelfertyMark1996Belfast Spartans
HallowellDavid “Snuffy”1984-1988/89HB, CB, QBBelfast Spartans
HanveyEricBelfast Spartans ?
HyndsAaron “Hitman”late 80s-early 90sBelfast Spartans
JamiesonGeorge1986-1991 ?HB, QB, S, KO, KRBelfast Spartans
KnowltonCoachBelfast Spartans
LemonDavy1989-1996CB, FS, RB (Junior), RB (Senior)Belfast Junior Spartans (1989-1992), Belfast Junior Spartans Kitted (1992-1994), Belfast Spartans (1994-1996?97?)Cambridge Cats (1998-2003?), Ireland (v GB in Derby 2004/05)
McCabePaul1996-97?CBelfast Spartans
McCabe1996-97?Belfast Spartans
McCormackRobert “Bert”1984-199975DE, LB, OG, STBelfast Spartans
McKeeAndrewCBelfast Spartans
McKnightAndyBelfast Spartans
McKnightJohnBelfast Spartans
McWilliamsIanBelfast Spartans
MilfordErnieBelfast Spartans
MulgraveJohn “Masher”50LB. OG, KO, KRBelfast Spartans, Belfast Blitzers, Belfast Giants, Antrim Bulldogs, Ireland
MulhollandJerry1986-198956, 84OL, TE. HCBelfast Spartans (1986-1989), Ireland, Belfast Junior Spartans (HC, 1987-1992), Belfast Bulls (HC, 2000-2001)
SmithDaveyBelfast Spartans
SmithIanBelfast Spartans
SpenceTrevor1986-2011SS, STBelfast Spartans (86-89), Witney Wildcats, Oxford University Cavaliers, Marbella Suns
TaylorBlair1984-198983, 20FS, WR, KO, KRBelfast Spartans
ThompsonRod1996-97Belfast Spartans
WallaceGary1984Belfast Spartans
WilliamsSteve1986?LTBelfast Spartans
Irish American Football Players A-Z (1984-Present)

Report

The Belfast Spartans included numerous players selected to play for Ireland including Jerry Mulholland, who went on after playing to become Head Coach of the Belfast Bulls from 2000 to 2001. He played Outside Linebacker (#56) and Tight End (#84). Jerry was also Head Coach of the Belfast Junior Spartans from 1987 to 1992. [Ref: 1]

Jerry Mulholland Belfast Spartans 1986-1989 [Ref: 3]

Another Belfast Spartans player was Robert “Bert” McCormack, who founded the team in 1984, and continued playing until 1999. He played Defensive End, Linebacker, Offensive Guard and Special Teams. [Ref: 1]

Belfast Spartans Player Robert McCormack 1984-1999 [Ref: 4]

Another Belfast Spartans player was David Hallowell, who was knicknamed “Snuffy”, as he used to get up other players noses, although he said himself he used to like all the other players. Played from 1984 to 1988 or 1989 as Halfback, Corner Back and 2nd String Quarterback. Only 5’9″ tall and 10 Stone weight.

David Hallowell Belfast Spartans Player 1984-1988 [Ref: 2]

References

Websites

[1] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles [Internet] Available from: http://www.belfastspartans.co.uk/player-profiles.html [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]

[2] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles: David Hallowell “Snuffy” [Internet] Available from: http://www.belfastspartans.co.uk/uploads/7/9/7/0/7970653/1312141537.png [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]

[3] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles: Jerry Mulholland [Internet] Available from: http://www.belfastspartans.co.uk/uploads/7/9/7/0/7970653/9845957.jpg?173 [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]

[4] Belfast Spartans (2020) Player Profiles: Robert McCormack[Internet] Available from: http://www.belfastspartans.co.uk/uploads/7/9/7/0/7970653/9845957.jpg?173 [Last Accessed 22 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Alan McCormack, Jason Caldwell, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Colm Murray and Niall Brennan.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 23 April 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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Tom Furlong Irish-Born NFL and Pro American Football Player 1965-1966

Tom Furlong

Born: Daingean, Co. offaly

Career: Kicker on the Practice Squad of the New York Giants (NFL) 1965 / Pre-Season signing for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 1966 (Cut after tearing cruciate ligaments) / Brooklyn Dodgers, Continental Football League 1966.

Biography: Tom Furlong was born in Daingean, Co. Offaly, and played Inter-County Football for Offaly, before being banned by the County Board for playing Soccer. Sitting in a bar in New York, he overheard members of the New York Giants Coaching Staff lamenting at the quality of their kickers (The Giants were having a woeful season) and having seen the game on TV, thought there was nothing to it a GAA player could not do, and volunteered to try out. He got on the Practice Squad for the Giants in 1965, leading to interviews with the New York Times and other newspapers with Irish-American connections.

The Giants brought in a new Kicker the following season, but the Irish-American Community Leaders, seeing the value of an Irish-born player in the NFL, arranged tryouts with the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. He was signed by the Falcons for $12, 000-a-yeat contract, but unfortunately tore his cruciate ligament in training four days before the start of the season.

He didn’t give up on a Pro Career, however, as he was only working as a carpet fitter at the time and signed for the Brookyn Dodgers in the Continental Football League, where he played the 1966 season before retiring, as he thought his kicking was never as good after the injury.

Reference: [3-4]

Tom Furlong in Action [Ref: 7]

Tom Furlong Career Statistics

YearNo.TeamLeaguePositionGPGS
196621Brooklyn DodgersCoFLK60
Tom Furlong Career Statistics [Ref: 6]

Legend: No. = Shirt Number. CoFL = Continental Football League. K = Kicker. GP = Games Played. GS = Games Started.

Kicking

YearTeamLeagueFG FGAPctXP1XP1APctPts
1966Brooklyn DodgersCoFL21020.0192190.525
Tom Furlong Kicking Statistics [Ref: 6]

Legend: CoFL = Continental Football League. FG = Field Goals (Successful). FGA = Field Goals Attempted. Pct = Percentage. XP1 = Extra Points (Successful). XP1A = Extra Points attempted. Pts = Total Points (3 Pts FG, 1 Pt XP1)

Punting

YearTeamLeagueNo.YDSAVGLGBLOCK
1966Brooklyn DodgersCoFL11010.0100
Tom Furlong Punting Statistics [Ref: 6]

Legend: CoFL = Continental Football League. No. = Number of Punts Made. YDS = Yards Punted. AVG = Average Yards Punted. LG = Longest Punt. BLOCK = Punts Blocked.

NFL 1965

PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Conference
*Cleveland Browns141130363325.786
Dallas Cowboys14770325280.500
New York Giants14770270338.500
Washington Redskins14680257301.429
Philadelphia Eagles14590363359.357
St. Louis Cardinals14590296309.357
Pittsburgh Steelers142120202397.143
Western Conference
*Green Bay Packers141031316224.769
Baltimore Colts141031389284.769
Chicago Bears14950409275.643
San Francisco 49ers14761421402.538
Minnesota Vikings14770383403.500
Detroit Lions14671257295.462
Los Angeles Rams144100269328.286
National Football League Standings 1965 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Western Playoff
1965Green Bay Packers13Baltimore Colts10 OT
NFL Championship
1965Green Bay Packers23Cleveland Browns12
National Football League Playoffs 1965 [Ref: 1]

Tom Furlong, who was born in Co. Offaly, Ireland, was on the Practice Squad of the New York Giants in 1965 [Ref: 3-4]

NFL Preseason 1966

PWLTPct
Baltimore Colts55001.000
Dallas Cowboys55001.000
Chicago Bears4310.750
Minnesota Vikings5311.750
Philadelphia Eagles5320.600
Cleveland Browns5320.600
New York Giants5320.600
Los Angeles Rams5320.600
Green Bay Packers4220.500
St. Louis Cardinals5230.400
Washington Redskins4130.250
Pittsburgh Steelers5140.200
Atlanta Falcons5140.200
Detroit Lions5041.000
San Francisco 49ers5050.000
National Football League Preseason Standings 1966 [Ref: 5]

Tom Furlong, who was born in Co. Offaly, Ireland, played Kicker for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL preseason 1966 [Ref: 3-4]

CoFL 1966

PWLT
West Division
Orlando Panthers141220
Charleston Rockets141040
Montreal Beavers14770
Richmond Rebels144100
Wheeling Ironmen140140
East Division
Toronto Rifles14950
Philadelphia Bulldogs14950
Norfolk Neptunes14860
Hartford Charter Oaks14680
Brooklyn Dodgers14590
Continental Football League Standings 1966 [Ref: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
CoFL Championship
1966Philadelphia BulldogsW
Continental Football League Playoffs 1966 [Ref: 2]

Tom Furlong, who was born in Co. Offaly, Ireland, played as Kicker for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1966. [Ref: 3-4]

References:

Bibliography

[1] National Football League (2014) “Past Standings” 2014 NFL Record & Factbook . pg. 396.

Websites:

[2] Greater Northwest Football Alliance (2017) Continental Football League (1965-1969) [Internet] Available from: http://www.gnfafootball.org/continentalleague.htm [Accessed 30 August 2017]

Sources:

[3] Hannigan, Dara (1987) “Greening of the Gridiron” The Sunday Tribune , 27 July 1987. Sportweek, pg. 10 [Available online at the British Newspaper Archive: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ ]

[4] Irish Independent (2014) Tom Furlong and the NFL career that slipped away [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/offalys-tom-furlong-and-the-nfl-career-that-slipped-away-30549405.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[5] Anon. (1966) NFL Exhibition Final Standings El Paso Herald Post. September 5 1966. pg. 19 [Internet] Available from: https://newspaperarchive.com/el-paso-herald-post-sep-05-1966-p-19/ [Accessed 2 April 2020]

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[7] Irish Independent (2014) Tom Furlong and the NFL career that slipped away [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/25ee2/30549403.ece/AUTOCROP/w1240h700/2014-08-31_spo_3142175_I1.JPG [Accessed 2 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tim Leadingham

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 April 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and World Gridiron Archive 2020

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Adrian Young Irish-Born NFL, Pro and College American Football Player 1964-1975

Adrian Young

Height: 6-1 Weight: 230

Born: 03 January 1946, Dublin (Ireland)

CollegeL: Southern California Trojans (1964-1967)

Draft: 3rd Round (68th Overall), PhiladelphiaEagles (1968)

Pro: Philadelphia Eagles (NFL 1968-1972), Detroit Lions (NFL 1972), Chicago Bears (NFL 1973), The Hawaiians (WFL 1974-1975)

Adrian Young Philadelphia Eagles 1972 [Ref: 6]

Adrian Young, born in Dublin, Ireland, played for the Hawaiians in the World Football League from 1974-1975, as well as Philadelphia Eagles (1968-1972), Detroit Lions (1972) & Chicago Bears (1973) in the National Football League beforehand. [2]

He was born in Dublin, and grew up in Albert Court, across from Boland Mills, the famous bread company. His grandfather had delivered bread for the company on a horse-drawn cart. His mpther was a baker and he went to school in St. Canice’s CBS on North Circular Road, ‘a tough place’ and also Westland Row and Haddington Place.

He would go to hurling and football matches at Croke Park, and got to participate in a track meet there, an experience which meant a lot to him. He got involved through his father in Football in the Phoenix Park. They were a typical Dublin family – his mother came from a big family and they grew up opposite them. They took one bath a week, and his mother heated the water on the stove.

It was the middle of the 1950s, however, and with a large amount of emigration, and his father decided to follow in the footsteps of some of his siblings and move to Baltimore in Maryland, USA. They went to Cobh, in Cork, and took a big boat – the SS United States – on a six or seven day trip across the Atlantic – a journey which remains a vivid memory for Adrian. They landed in New York, and they didn’t have much money. Their father was supposed to pick them up. The car broke down enroute to Baltimore, and they waited six or seven hours in New York for him. He managed to get there eventually, and got to Baltimore, where they were “two strange kids walking around Baltimore” (Adrian and his brother). Their parents got them long pants for the first time.

His fther got a meat-packing job in Baltimore but it wasn’t long before California beckoned, and they drove all the way along the Appalachian Trail, all along Route 66, in a 1953 Ford, before they arrived in Southern California. They settled in La Puente, about half an hour outside downtown Los Angeles. Young attended Bishop Amat High School, and with no soccer on the activities list, joined the Football team, American Football, that is. Their coach was ex-Notre Dame, who wad played under the legendar y Frank Leahy. They won an Inter-State Championship and Young was selected as one of the best players around.

Being Irish, and from a small island, and then being in a big place like the United States of America and Los Angeles, it made him feel more comfortable in it, being good at something over there, like Football. They never had much money, but they were told life was opportunity, and to go after it, so even though Football was alien to his parents, they saved up to buy football cleats.

He was slight though, only 165 lbs, and decided to dedicate himself to training. He won a scholarship to USC (the University of Southern California), he would otherwise have never have afforded to go to University. They had won National Championships a few years previously. Young is part of the USC legend, which is something considering the athletes there over the years. He was co-captain of a side containg OJ Simpson, Tim Rossovich and Ron Yary – all legendary American Footballers. It was during one game against longtime rivals Notre Dame , that Young made NFL teams sit up and notice. . He made four interceptions in the game, which tied a conference record. The LA Times referred to it as “Young’s greatest day” .

With OJ Simpson, one of the greatest Pro and College players ever, on the team, the went all the way to the Rose Bowl, one of the top College Bowls, and Young was selected as an All-Conference and All-American player, significant awards. Simpson carved out a stellar career with the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, Yary was the first draft pick 12 months later for the ad became a star with the Minnesota Vikings. Rossovich was, like Young, drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, and went on to become a Hollywood stuntman after the NFL – he had roomed with Tom Selleck, while at USC. Young and Rossovich roomed together while at the Eagles. Young rembers his time at USC, rubbing shoulders with billionaires, and going to parties and going into the den and seeing Oscars there. Some of the college students came from the Hollywood Elite.

He recalled that he had been fortunate enough to stay injury free while at college, but in the tougher world of the NFL he was getting beat up more. He had been quick on his feet, but tore his ligament off his right knee. He was able to play again, and was starting linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles for five and a half years, and then played half a year for the Detroit Lions, and then one for the Chicago Bears, and two for the Hawaiians in the World Football League, a Major League rival to the NFL. He felt his time at Philadelphia wasn’t as successful as his time inn College, the Eagles were going through a transition phase, and had numerous coach changes, but he said he got to play 6 years in the National Football League and nothing could take away from that.

He returned to Dublin recently, and said that it had changed a lot – his old neighbourhood was now an upscale development – but said that his Irish background remained something deeply respected, despite all the fame and glamour he was exposed to in the NFL and USC.

Adrian Young Career Statistics

YearTeamLeagueNoPositionGPGS
1968Philadelphia EaglesNFL35LLB10
1969PhiladelphiaEaglesNFL35LLB131970
1970Philadelphia EaglesNFL35LLB14
1971Philadelphia EaglesNFL35RLB22
1972Philadelphia EaglesNFL35LB10
1972Detroit LionsNFL51LB100
1972YearNFL110
1973Chicago BearsNFL54LB2
1974The HawaiiansWFL61RLB
1975The HawaiiansWFL65WLB
Adrian Young Career Record [Ref: 5]

Legend: NFL = National Football League. WFL = World Football League. No. = Shirt Number. LLB = Left Linebacker. RLB = Right Linebacker. LB = Linebacker. WLB = Wide Linebacker. GP = Games Played. GS = Games Started.

Interceptions

YearTeamLeagueNo. YDSAVGLGTD
1969Philadelphia EaglesNFL100.000
1970Philadelphia EaglesNFL2199.5130
1974The HawaiiansWFL11111.0110
1975The HawaiiansWFL23819.0190
Adrian Young Interceptions [Ref: 5]

Legend: NFL = National Football League. WFL = World Football League. No. = Number of Interceptions Made. YDS = Yards Returned. AVG = Average Yards Returned. LG = Longest Yards returned. TD = Interceptions Returned for Touchdowns.

Fumbles

YearTeamLeagueNoLostOwnOppRecYdsTD
1968PhiladelphiaEaglesNFL00011110
1969Philadelphia EaglesNFL00123240
Adrian Young Fumbles [Ref: 5]

NFL = National Football League. No. = Number of Interceptions Made. Lost = Fumbles Made (Lost). Own = fumbles Recovered (Own Team). Opp = Fumbles Recovered (Opposing Team). Rec = Total Fumbles Received. YDS = Yards Returned. TD = Interceptions Returned for Touchdowns.

AAWU (College) 1964

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
Oregon State Beavers830.727310.750
USC Southern Califonia Trojans730.700310.750
Washington Huskies640.600520.714
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins460.400220.500
Stanford Cardinal550.500340.429
Oregon Ducks721.750121.375
Washington State Cougars361.350121.375
California Golden Bears370.300040.000
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1964 [Ref: 6]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1964. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

AAWU (College) 1965

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins821.7734001.000
USC Southern California Trojans721.750410.800
Washington State Cougars730.700210.667
Washington Huskies550.500430.571
Stanford Cardinal631.650230.400
California Golden Bears550.500230.400
Oregon State Beavers550.500130.250
Oregon Ducks451.450050.000
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1965 [Ref: 7]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1965. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

AAWU (College) 1966

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
USC Southern California Trojans740.636410.800
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins910.900310.750
Oregon State Beavers730.700310.750
Washington Huskies640.600430.571
California Golden Bears370.300230.500
Stanford Cardinal550.500140.200
Oregon Ducks370.300130.250
Washington State Cougars370.300130.250
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1966 [Ref: 8]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1966. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

AAWU (College) 1967

OWOLOTPctCWCLCTPct
USC Southern California Trojans1010.909610.857
Oregon State Beavers721.750411.750
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins721.750411.750
California Golden Bears550.500230.400
Stanford Cardinal550.500340.429
Washington Huskies550.500340.429
Oregon Ducks280.200150.167
Washington State Cougars280.200150.167
Athletic Association of Western Universities Standings 1967 [Ref: 9]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Southern California Trojans in 1967. [2] Note: OW=Overall Wins, OL= Overall Losses, OT=Overall Ties, CW=Conference Wins (AAWU), CL=Conference Losses (AAWU), CT=Conference Ties (AAWU)

NFL & AFL 1968

PWLTPFPAPct
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Conference Capitol Division
*Dallas Cowboys141220431186.857
New York Giants14770294325.500
Washington Redskins14590249358.357
Philadelphia Eagles142120202351.143
Eastern Conference Century Division
*Cleveland Browns141040394273.714
St. Louis Cardinals14941325289.692
New Orleans Saints14491246327.308
Pittsburgh Steelers142111244397.154
Western Conference Coastal Division
*Baltimore Colts141310402144.929
Los Angeles Rams141031312200.769
San Francisco 49ers14761303310.538
Atlanta Falcons142120170389.143
Western Conference Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings14860282242.571
Chicago Bears14770250233.500
Green Bay Packers14671281227.462
Detroit Lions14482207241.333
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
*New York Jets141130419280.786
Houston Oilers14770303248.500
Miami Dolphins14581276355.385
Boston Patriots144100229406.286
Buffalo Bills141121199367.077
Western Division
*Oakland Raiders141220453233.857
*Kansas City Chiefs141220371170.857
San Diego Chargers14950382310.643
Denver Broncos14590255404.357
Cincinnati Bengals143110215329.214
National Football League and American Football League Standings 1968 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
NFL Conference Championships
1968Cleveland Browns31Dallas Cowboys0
1968Baltimore Colts24Minnesota Vikings14
NFL Championship
1968Cleveland Browns0Baltimore Colts34
AFL Western Division Playoff
1968Oakland Raiders41Kansas City Chiefs6
AFL Championship
1968New York Jets27Oakland Raiders23
Super Bowl IIIOrange Bowl, Miami, Florida
1968New York Jets (AFL)16Baltimore Colts (NFL)7
National Football League and American Football League Playoffs 1968 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1968. [2]

NFL & AFL 1969

PWLTPFPAPct
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Conference Capitol Division
*Dallas Cowboys141121369223.846
Washington Redskins14752307319.583
New Orleans Saints14590311393.357
Philadelphia Eagles14491279377.308
Eastern Conference Century Division
*Cleveland Browns141031351300.769
New York Giants14680264298.429
St. Louis Cardinals14491314389.308
Pittsburgh Steelers141130218404.071
Western Conference Coastal Division
*Los Angeles Rams141130320243.786
Baltimore Colts14851279268.615
Atlanta Falcons14680276268.429
San Francisco 49ers14482277319.333
Western Conference Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141220379133.857
Detroit Lions14941259188.692
Green Bay Packers14860269221.571
Chicago Bears141130210339.071
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
*New York Jets141040353269.714
Houston Oilers14662278279.500
Boston Patriots144100266316.286
Buffalo Bills144100230359.286
Miami Dolphins143101233332.231
Western Division
*Oakland Raiders141211371242.923
Kansas City Chiefs141130359177.786
San Diego Chargers14860268276.571
Denver Broncos14581297344.385
Cincinnati Bengals14491280367.308
National Football League and American Football League Standings 1969 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
NFL Conference Championships
1969Dallas Cowboys14Cleveland Browns38
1969Minnesota Vikings23Los Angeles Rams20
NFL Championship
1969Minnesota Vikings27Cleveland Browns7
AFL Divisional Playoffs
1969New York Jets6Kansas City Chiefs13
1969Oakland Raiders56Houston Oilers7
AFL Championship
1969Oakland Raiders7Kansas City Chiefs17
Super Bowl IVTulane Stadium, New Orleans, La.
1969Kansas City Chiefs (AFL)23Minnesota Vikings (NFL)7
National Football League and American Football League Playoffs 1969 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1969. [2]

NFL 1970

PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Baltimore Colts141121321234.846
*Miami Dolphins141040297228.714
New York Jets144100255286.286
Buffalo Bills143101204337.231
Boston Patriots142120149361.143
AFC Central Division
*Cincinnati Bengals14860312255.571
Cleveland Browns14770286265.500
Pittsburgh Steelers14590210272.357
Houston Oilers143101217352.231
AFC Western Division
*Oakland Raiders14842300293.667
Kansas City Chiefs14752272244.583
San Diego Chargers 14563282278.455
Denver Broncos14591253264.385
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Dallas Cowboys141040299271.714
New York Giants14950301270.643
St. Louis Cardinals14851325228.615
Washington Redskins14680297314.429
Philadelphia Eagles143101241332.231
NFC Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141220335143.857
*Detroit Lions141040347202.714
Green Bay Packers14680196293.429
Chicago Bears14680256261.429
NFC Western Division
*San Francisco 49ers141031352267.769
Los Angeles Rams14941325202.692
Atlanta Falcons14482206261.333
New Orleans Saints142111172347.154
National Football League Standings 1970 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1970Baltimore Colts17Cincinnati Bengals0
1970Oakland Raiders21Miami Dolphins14
AFC Championship
1970Baltimore Colts27Oakland Raiders17
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1970Dallas Cowboys5Detroit Lions0
1970Minnesota Vikings14San Francisco 49ers17
NFC Championship
1970San Francisco 49ers10Dallas Cowboys17
Super Bowl VOrange Bowl, Miami, Florida
1970Baltimore Colts (AFC)16Dallas Cowboys (NFC)13
National Football League Playoffs 1970 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1970. [2]

NFL 1971

PWL`TPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Miami Dolphins141031315174.769
*Baltimore Colts141040313140.714
New England Patriots14680238325.429
New York Jets14680212299.429
Buffalo Bills141130184394.071
AFC Central Division
*Cleveland Browns14950285273.643
Pittsburgh Steelers14680246292.429
Houston Oilers14491251330.308
Cleveland Browns144100284265.286
AFC Western Division
*Kansas City Chiefs141031302208.789
Oakland Raiders14842344278.667
San Diego Chargers14680311341.429
Denver Broncos14491203275.308
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Dallas Cowboys141130406222.786
*Washington Redskins14941276190.692
Philadelphia Eagles14671221302.462
St. Louis Cardinals14491231279.308
New York Giants144100228362.286
NFC Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141130245139.786
Detroit Lions14761341286.538
Chicago Bears14680185276.429
Green Bay Packers14482274298.333
NFC Western Division
*San Francisco 49ers14950300216.643
Los Angeles Rams14851313260.615
Atlanta Falcons14761274277.538
New Orleans Saints14482266347.333
National Football League Standings 1971 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1971. [2]

NFL 1972

PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Miami Dolphins1414003851711.000
New York Jets14770367324.500
Baltimore Colts14590235252.357
Buffalo Bills14491257377.321
New England Patriots143110192446.214
AFC Central Division
*Pittsburgh Steelers141130343175.786
*Cleveland Browns141040268249.714
Cincinnati Bengals14860299229.571
Houston Oilers141130164380.071
AFC Western Division
*Oakland Raiders141031365248.750
Kansas City Chiefs14860287254.571
Denver Broncos14590325350.357
San Diego Chargers14491264344.321
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Washington Redskins141130336218.786
*Dallas Cowboys141040319240.714
New York Giants14860331247.571
St. Louis Cardinals14491193303.321
Philadelphia Eagles142111145352.179
NFC Central Division
*Green Bay Packers141040304226.714
Detroit Lions14851339290.607
Minnesota Vikings14770301252.500
Chicago Bears14491225275.321
NFC Western Division
*San Francisco 49ers14851353249.607
Atlanta Falcons14770269274.500
Los Angeles Rams14671291286.464
New Orleans Saints142111215361.179
National Football League Standings 1972 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1972Pittsburgh Steelers13Oakland Raiders7
1972Miami Dolphins20Cleveland Browns14
AFC Championship
1972Pittsburgh Steelers17Miami Dolphins21
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1972San Francisco 49ers28Dallas Cowboys30
1972Washington Redskins16Green Bay Packers3
NFC Championship
1972Washington Redskins26Dallas Cowboys3
Super Bowl VIIMemorial Colisseum, LA, Ca.
1972Miami Dolphins (AFC)14Washington Redskins7
National Football League Playoffs 1972 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions in 1972. [2]

NFL 1973

PWLTPFPAPct
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC Eastern Division
*Miami Dolphins141220343150.857
Buffalo Bills14950259230.643
New England Patriots14590258300.357
New York Jets144100240306.286
Baltimore Colts144100226341.286
AFC Central Division
*Cincinnati Bengals141040286231.714
*Pittsburgh Steelers141040347210.714
Cleveland Browns14752234255.571
Houston Oilers141130199447.071
AFC Western Division
*Oakland Raiders14941292175.679
Kansas City Chiefs14752231192.571
Denver Broncos14752354296.571
San Diego Chargers142111188386.179
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC Eastern Division
*Dallas Cowboys141040382203.714
*Washington Redskins141040325198.714
Philadelphia Eagles14581310393.393
St. Louis Cardinals14491286365.321
New York Giants142111226362.179
NFC Central Division
*Minnesota Vikings141220296168.857
Detroit Lions14671271247.464
Green Bay Packers14572202259.429
Chicago Bears143110195334.214
NFC Western Division
*Los Angeles Rams141220388178.857
Atlanta Falcons14950318224.643
San Francisco 49ers14590262319.357
New Orleans Saints14590163312.357
National Football League Standings 1973 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AFC Divisional Playoffs
1973Oakland Raiders33Pittsburgh Steelers14
1973Miani Dolphins34Cincinnati Bengals16
AFC Championship
1973Miami Dolphins27Oakland Raiders10
NFC Divisional Playoffs
1973Minnesota Vikings27Washington Redskins20
1973Dallas Cowboys27Los Angeles Rams16
NFC Championship
1973Dallas Cowboys10Minnesota Vikings27
Super Bowl VIIIRice Stadium, Houston, Texas
1973Miami (AFC)24Minnesota Vikings (NFC)7
National Football League Playoffs 1973 [Ref: 1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Chicago Bears in 1973. [2]

WFL 1974

 PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division       
*Florida Blazers201460419280.700
Charlotte Hornets2010100467350.500
*Philadelphia Bell209110493413.450
Jacksonville Sharks144100258358.286
Central Division       
*Memphis Southmen201730629365.850
*Birmingham Americans201550503394.750
Chicago Fire207130446622.350
Detroit Wheels141130209358.071
Western Division       
*Southern California Sun201370486622.350
*The Hawaiians209110413425.450
Portland Storm207121204426.375
Shreveport Steamer207121240415.375
World Football League Standings 1974 [Ref: 2]

First Round Playoffs   
Florida Blazers18Philadelphia Bell3
Honolulu Hawaiians32Southern California Sun14
Semi-Finals   
Florida Blazers18Memphis Southmen15
Birmingham Americans22Honolulu Hawaiians19
World Bowl 74   
Birmingham Americans22Florida Blazers21

References: [1]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Hawaiians in 1974. [2]

WFL 1975

 PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Division       
Birmingham Vulcans12930257186.750
Memphis Southmen11740254206.636
Charlotte Hornets11650225199.545
Jacksonville Express11650227247.545
Philadelphia Bell11470195237.364
Western Division       
Southern California Sun12750354341.583
San Antonio Wings13760364268.538
Shreveport Steamer12570276313.417
The Hawaiians11470213269.364
Portland Thunder11470210281.364
Chicago Winds514067125.200
World Football League Standings 1975 [Ref: 2]

Adrian Young, LB, who was born in Dublin, Ireland, played Linebacker for the Hawaiians in 1975. [3]

Adrian Young (35) Philadelphia Eagles v NY Giants Preseason 1971 [Ref: 7]

References

Bibliography

[1] National Football League (2014) “Past Standings 1968-1973” 2014 NFL Record & Fact Book. pp. 393-395.

Websites

[2] Bob Braunwart, The Coffin Corner, Pro Football Researchers Association (1988) WFL by Team Records [Internet] Available from: http://profootballresearchers.com/archives/Website_Files/Coffin_Corner/10-03-337.pdf [Accessed 9 October 2018]

[3] Pro Football Archives (2019) Adrian Young [Internet] Available from: https://www.profootballarchives.com/playery/youn00400.html [Accessed 12 October 2019]

[4] O’Callaghan, Eoin (2020) “Hollywood, the NFL and OJ – the remarkable tale of the Dublin kid who lived the American dream” The 42 Sunday, February 2, 2020. [Internet] Available from: https://www.the42.ie/adrian-young-nfl-4987121-Feb2020/ [Accessed 5 February 2020]

[5] Pro Football Archives (12020)ADRIAN YOUNG [Internet] Available from:http://www.profootballarchives.com/playery/youn00400.html [Accessed 12 October 2019]

[6] Sports Reference (2020) 1964 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1964-standings.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[7] Sports Reference (2020) 1965 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1965-standings.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

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[9] Sports Reference (2020) 1967 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1967-standings.html [Accessed 2 April 2020]

Images

[10] NASL Jersey (2016) Adrian Young, Philadelphia Eagles 1972 [Internet] Available from: https://www.nasljerseys.com/images/2016/Eagles%2072%20Home%20Adrian%20Young,%20Topps%202.jpg [Accessed 2 April 2020]

[11] NASL Jersey (2016) Adrian Young in action for the Philadelphia Eagles a versus the New York Giants Preseason 1971 [Internet] Available from: https://www.nasljerseys.com/images/2013Images/2013WFL/NFL/Eagles%2070%20Road%20Back%20Nate%20Ramsey%20(24),%20Adrian%20Young%20(35),%20Giants.jpg [Accessed 9 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Tim Leadingham

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 9 April 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and World Gridiron Archive 2020

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

Ian Jones | Irish Pro American Football Coach | Cleveland Browns & Houston Texans 2016-2017

AFC North Table 2016

PWLTPFPAPct
*Pittsburgh Steelers161150399327.688
Baltimore Ravens16880343321.500
Cincinnati Bengals16691325315.406
Cleveland Browns161150264452.083
AFC North Final Table 2016 [Reference: 2]

Ian Jones who was born in Cork, Ireland, had a low-level Coaching Position with the Cleveland Browns in 2016

AFC South Table 2017

PWLTPFPAPct
*Jacsonville Jaguars161060417268.625
*Tennessee Titans16970334356.563
Indianapolis Colts164120263404.250
Houston Texans164120338436.250
AFC South Table 2017 [Reference: 2]

Ian Jones who was born in Cork, Ireland, was Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Houston Texans in 2017.

Report

Ian Jones, born in Cork, was appointed Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Houston Texans in 2017. He started doing voluntary work, mostly coaching in the GAA while still in College and one other coach, Mark Kilgallon, who is now Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the AFL’s Sydney Swans, saw potential, and got him an Internship at the University of South Carolina, using his contacts with Craig Fitzgerald, whom he had worked with at Harvard university in the mid-2000s. He worked 12 Hours a Day at USC, seven days a week, 8 hours each day coaching.
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From there he went to Penn State, where he stayed for three years coaching the University’s Rugby Team. By now Fitzgerald had moved on to become a Coach at the Houston Texans, Jones ended up taking a low level position with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, and from there went on to the Houston Texans in 2017, after Fitzgerald called him up when a position became vacant. [1]

At the Texans a typical day stated at 3 A.M. the S&C Staff train at 3:45 AM, At 6 AM they Preview the Day and set up the Weight Room. At 7 AM they train the 30-or-so Rookies (First Year Players). At 8 AM they have a team meeting and 8:30 AM the S&C staff meet for injury/rehab reports. 9 AM they train the five Long Snappers, Kickers and Punters. 10 AM is full practice – Three Hours Long. At 1 PM until 3 PM the non-Rookies are trained individually, staggerred, before they move off to their own individual training. After that it calms down – they eat, review what needs to be done in the Weightroom, look at data from Practice. at 5 or 6 PM another full team meeting and at 7 PM a Final walk-through for the Day. Once the meetings are finished around 8 or 9 PM, that’s the day done. [1]

References

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[1] Irish Times (2017) Jones’ Road: From coaching GAA to the backroom team of the Houston Texans Friday, September 8, 2017. [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/jones-road-from-coaching-gaa-to-the-backroom-team-of-the-houston-texans-1.3211694 [Accessed 7 April 2018]

[2] National Football League (2017) 2017 | Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.nfl.com/standings/division/2017/REG [Accessed 28 December 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to and Todd Zboyan, Sondra Maher, Brianna Wallace and Bart Barden, Dublin Bay Raptors

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Home Nations American Football | All-Nations Cup Team 1997

Roster 1997

Pos. Player Country TD 2XP Pts
  Offense        
QB Gary McNey Scotland      
RB David Kidd Scotland      
RB Willie Brown Scotland      
WR Steve Branscombe Scotland      
WR Darren Williams Wales      
WR Andy Meikle Scotland      
OT Michael Jackson Ireland      
OT Willie Docherty Ireland      
OG Gerry Colquhoun Scotland      
OG Beau Black Scotland      
C Paul Breen Scotland      
  Defense        
DE Jim Doman Scotland      
DE Paul Balfour Scotland      
DT John Adams Scotland      
DT Lee Calder Scotland      
OLB James Dougall Scotland      
OLB Mark Harris Ireland      
MLB Gary McMenemy Scotland      
CB Andrew Mitchell Tennessee / Ireland      
CB Dan Clifford Scotland      
SS Mark Donaldson Scotland      
FS Ian Nelson Scotland      
  Special Teams        
K Robert Grant Scotland      
P Kevin Hurst Ireland      
KR Neil Jenkins Wales      
  Honourable Mention Offense      
QB Matt Slimming Wales      
RB Brian Dennehy Ireland      
WR Dave Molloy Scotland      
OT Kevin Williams Wales      
  Honourable Mention Defense      
DE Paul Buchanan Ireland      
FS Brian Taylor Ireland      
  Tournament MVP        
MLB Gary McMenemy Scotland      

Reference:[1]

References

Sources

[1] Anon. (1997) “Scots Dominate Nations Cup Team” First Down. Saturday, October 18, 1997. Pg. 26.

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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Irish American Football League | MVP Awards 1993

MVP Awards 1993

Award Player Position Team
Most Valuable Player Mark Nicholls Quarterback Dublin Tornadoes
Offensive MVP Pat Remmington Tight End Dublin Tornadoes
Defensive MVP Joe Clarke
Good Sportsmanship Dave McGrath Dublin Tornadoes
Most Improved Player Chris Ward Dublin Celts
Most Improved Player Joe Sinnott Lee Valley Steelers
Rookie of the Year Simon Cruise
Rookie of the Year Eric Okafo
Most Inspirational Player Jim Walsh
Special Presentation Dave Curran Coach Dublin Tornadoes

References: [1]

References

Sources

[1] Evening Herald (1993) “Nicholls makes his Mark” Evening Herald. Friday, December 10, 1993. Pg. 120

Internet Archive

[1] Dublin Tornadoes (1997) Players Roster ’95 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19970618100359/http://fiachra.ucd.ie/~alan/tornado.html [Accessed 20 March 2018]

Acknowledgements

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

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Linda Holland Irish-Born Pro Legends-Arena American Football Player 2014

Born: Cork.

 

 

Position: Defensive Back

Professional: Western Australia Angels (Legends Football League Australia 2013-2014)

Biography: Linda Holland was born in Cork before moving to Perth, Western Australia in 2009. She started playing American Football there and in 2013 when the Legends Football League came to Australia she jumped at the opportunity to play Professional American Football. Even though the League has garnered criticism for the tiny shorts and crop tops the players wear (at first they played in Lingerie but that was changed after sexism claims) Linda said it was an honour to represent her country, describing herself as “Irish by birth, Irish by grace of God”. The Western Australia Angels reached the Final in 2013-14, losing 36-15 to NSW Surge.

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Legends Football League Australia 2013-14

 PWLTPFPAPct
NSW Surge431011238.750
WESTERN AUSTRALIA ANGELS422010676.500
Queensland Brigade422050117.500
Victoria Maidens41305794.250

[2][3][4][5][6][7]

 Legends Cup   
 NSW Surge36WESTERN AUSTRALIA ANGELS15

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References

Websites

[1] Brian O’Reilly – Irish Independent (2014) February 13 2014: Video: Irish woman becomes star of Australia’s Lingerie Football League [Internet] Availabble from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/video-irish-woman-becomes-star-of-australias-lingerie-football-league-30007193.html [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[2] LFL 360 (2013) NSW Surge vs QLD Brigade – The inaugural Australian LFL game [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/new-south-wales-surge/nsw-surge-qld-brigade-the-inaugural-australian-lfl-game/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[3] LFL 360 (2013) A Packed Stadium and Upset Win Add to an Ulnikely Maiden Voyage [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/packed-stadium-upset-win-add-maiden-voyage/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[4] LFL 360 (2013) Heavenly Debut for the Angels [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/heavenly-debut-angels/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[5] LFL 360 (2013) A Surge Capsizes Maiden Voyage, NSW 36 VIC 12 [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/surge-capsizes-maiden-voyage-34-12-sydney [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[6] LFL 360 (2014) Massacre on the Gold Coast, Angels soar above Brigade 41-0 [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/massacre-gold-coast-angels-soar-brigade-41-0 [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[7] LFL 360 (2014) LFL Australia: Articles [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/category/australia/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[8] LFL 360 (2014) LFL Australia: Articles – Page 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/category/australia/page/2/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

Images

[9] Brian O’Reilly – Irish Independent (2014) February 13 2014: Video: Irish woman becomes star of Australia’s Lingerie Football League [Internet] Availabble from: https://cdn-03.independent.ie/videos/article30006990.ece/fd099/AUTOCROP/h342/West%20Cork’s%20Linda%20Holland%20on%20reaching%20football’s%20largest%20stage%20in%20Australia%20(Generated%20thumbnail) [Accessed 29 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the Stephen Fitzgerald & the Staff at Threshold Tallaght.

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Ciaran O'Connell | Irish-Born Semi-Pro American Football Player 2017

Born: Sligo (Ireland)

Position: Quarterback

University: University College Dublin (Irish American Football League)

Professional: Empire State Demon Knights (Five Star Football League 2017)

Biography: Ciaran O’Connell hails from Sligo in the West of Ireland. He played Quarterback for top Irish student side University College Dublin before signing for Semi-Pro team the Empire State Demon Knights in the New York area Five Star Football League. The League folded after the 2017 season.[3]

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Five Star Football League 2017

 

  P W L T PF PA Pct
Harlem Gators 10 10 0 0     1.000
New York Kings 10 9 1 0     .900
Nassau Golden Eagles 10 9 1 0     .900
Long Island Panthers 10 8 2 0     .800
Long Island Red Devils 10 7 3 0     .700
LI Mercenary Pitbulls 10 6 4 0     .600
New York Bears 10 5 5 0     .500
Silk City Sharks 10 4 6 0     .400
New York Legion 10 3 7 0     .300
Brooklyn Bengals 10 2 8 0     .200
New York Bandits 10 1 9 0     .100
EMPIRE STATE DEMON KNIGHTS 10 1 9 0     .100
New York Falcons 10 0 10 0     .000

Compiled from: [1][2]

 

Websites

 
[1] Five Star Football League (2018) 2017 Standings [Internet] Available from: http://fivestarfootballleague.com/?page_id=3716 [Accessed 29 October 2017]

[2] Five Star Football League (2018) 2017 Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://fivestarfootballleague.com/?page_id=3710 [Accessed 29 October 2017]

[3] Monkey Hop You Tube Channel (2017) IAFA UCD AMATEUR TO SEMI PRO DEMON KNIGHT Published by Monkey Hop, Jul 5, 2017. [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwtkT1Jxmg [Accessed 29 October 2017]

 

Acknowledgements

 

Thanks to Sean Douglas of the Dublin Rebels (Irish American Football League).

 

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