Category: 2008 Yearbook

Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts Irish 8-a-side American Football Team Roster and Match Reports 2008

Trinity College Dublin Crest / Logo [Ref: 3]

Final DV8 Development League Standings 2008

*Cork Admirals 2nds651014525525
*Dublin Rebels 2nds651017627424
Craigavon Cowboys651022870424
Dublin Dragons6240149197311
TCD Thunderbolts61507919215
Edenderry Soldiers60603228211
IAFL DV8 Development League Standings 2008 [Ref; 1]

Note: 4 Pts Win. 1 Bonus Point for scoring three touchdowns. 1 Bonus Point for losing by less than 7 Points. Teams can gain two Bonus Points in one match.

Match Results 2008

DV 505.04.2008ACraigavon CowboysL12-45
DV 719.04.2008HCraigavon CowboysL8-52
DV 904.05.2008ADublin Rebels 2ndsL8-39
DV 1011.05.2008HDublin DragonsW51-20
DV 1118.05.2008HCork Admirals 2ndsL0-14
DV 1225.05.2008HDublin Rebels 2ndsL0-22
Trinity College Dublin Results 2008 [Ref: 1]

Team Roster 2008

James Marron
David Corcoran
Hal Spottiswoode Hodson
Mark Harris
Greg Willmot
Conor Clarke
Stephen Fallon
Dailthi O’Briain
Neale Young
Conor McGovern
Conor O’Shea
Alex Kelly
Hasse Hellan
Mark Crowley
Matt McGrath
Bash Hassani
Bill Grainger
Ben Stafford
Trinity College Thunderbolts Team roster 2008 [Ref: 2]

Season Report

The Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts made their debut in Irish Kitted/Contact American Football in 2008, playing in the DV8 Development League, an 8-a-side League that operated as the second division of the Irish American Football League from 2008 to 2012.

During the 2008 season they lost their opening two matches heavily to Craigavon Cowboys, and then a third match to the Dublin Rebels 2nds, before winning 51-20 against Dublin Dragons, their first ever win. They then lost their last two games, to Cork Admirals 2nds and Dublin Rebels 2nds.


Internet Archive

[1] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2014) Home [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 March 2017]

[2] DUAFC Trinity thunderbolts | Wayback Machine (2009) News | Roster [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 22 May 2020]


[3] Trinity College Dublin American Football | Facebook (2019) TCD American Football Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 January 2019]


Thanks to Cillian Smith of Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts and the Irish American Football Association.

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University of Limerick Vikings Irish American Football Team Roster & Match Reports 2008

University of Limerick Vikings Logo 2007 [Ref: 1]

IAFL South Division Table 2008

IAFL South
*UL Vikings87102868814
*Cork Admirals86203329212
Tallaght Outlaws808004340

Reference: [2][5]

2008 Results

206.04.08HBelfast TrojansW22-0
313.04.08ABelfast BullsW22-6
527.05.08HTallaght OutlawsW36-0
604.05.08HCork AdmiralsW20-3
925.05.08ACork AdmiralsW34-25
1001.06.08ATallaght OutlawsW92-0
1322.06.08HDublin RebelsL14-32
1506.07.08ADCU SaintsW47-12
SF27.07.08HBelfast TrojansW42-8
SB XXII10.08.08NDublin RebelsW14-12

Reference: [2-4]

Season Report

The University of Limerick Vikings repeated as Shamrock Bowl Champions, defeating the Dublin Rebels 14-12 with a last-minute blocked Field Goal at the Cork Institute of Technology, thus gaining revenge for defeat in Week 13, their only loss of the season.

The season opened with comfortable wins over the two Belfast sides and the Tallaght Outlaws before two games with the Cork Admirals, their Munster rivals giving them the closest test so far in 2008 by putting up 25 points against the Vikings in Cork, but the UL side managed their best offensive performance of the year by scoring 34.

They followed this by lighting up the scoreboard in an emphatic 92-0 win over Tallaght Outlaws, before crashing back down to earth with a heavy 32-14 loss to the Dublin Rebels, which proved to be their only loss of the season. The Vikings regrouped and won their next two games in style, including the Semi-Final over the IAFL North Division Champions, Belfast Trojans.

Having won the IAFL South Division, and dispatched the IAFL North Division Champions in the Semi-Finals, they then faced the IAFL Central Division Champions for the second time that season, in what was an extremely close Final. They Vikings led 14-3 at half-time thanks to a Rushing Touchdown from MVP Adrian Garvey and an Interception Return for Touchdown by Darragh O’Callaghan before a second-half comeback by the Rebels ended with the blocked Field Goal. [7]

2008 Roster

CoachEoin CarrollHead Coach
CoachCiaran O’SullivanAssistant Head Coach
2Seamus HoganRB/CB
4Andrew GordonFB
5Daniel SmithCB/WR
7Sean De PaorLB
8Glen CarrTE/DT
10Seamas FeehanWR/CB
11Oisin TongWR
12JP NerbunQB
13Marc AshworthWR/TE
16Les FlemingWR/DE
17Liam RyanFS/WR
18Phil RobinsonWR
21David BerminghamRB
25Michael O’BrienCB
26James TwomeyRB
34Damien LaffanLB/DE
36Adrian GarveyRB
37Matt SheehanDE
43Michael GuinaneSS
44Alan O’CarrollMLB
47Cormac RyanDE
49Dan McMahonCB
50Dara O’CallaghanLB
51David O’SullivanLB
53Ed EnglishLB
54Sean LewisLB/CB
54Alan KielyLB
55Mark GaffneyLB
56Mark ThompsonOL
58Jim DavisOL/DE
64Bill ParkinsonMLB
66Dave MoloneyOL/DT
67Kieran CoenOL/DT
69Dave WallekOL
72Ken SmeadOL/DL
73Christopher MoloneyOL
75Eoin O’SullivanOL/DL
76Keith FitzgeraldOL
77Brendan O’MaolrunaighOL
80Mike O’ConnorWR
81Patrick O’KaneWR
83Alan WalshWR
87Brendan McCarthyLB
96Declan O’DonnellDT
98Dermot MoriartyDE

Reference: [5]

Positions Legend

RBRunning Back
WRWide Receiver
TETight End
DLDefensive Line
DEDefensive End
SSStrong Safety
MLBMiddle Linebacker
OLOffensive Line

Home Venue Map (UL Sports Grounds, Limerick)



[1] Irish American Football Association (2017) UL Vikings 2007 Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 15 May 2020]


[2] Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 24 September 2016]
[3] Irish American Football Association (2009) Index Early 2009 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 15 October 2017]
[4] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: h [Accessed 23 March 2018]
[5] Irish American Football Association(2008) Shamrock Bowl XXII | UL Vikings Roster [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 26 June 2019]

Internet Archive

[6] Dublin Rebels (2008) News: 2008 League Standings [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 July 2017]
[7] University of Limerick Vikings (2010) Vikings History [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 June 2018]


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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the
Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive
Last Updated: 31 July 2019
(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019
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