Category: Canadian Football

Canadian Rugby Football Union 1886

1886 CANADIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

The 1886 Canadian Rugby Football Union (Canadian Football) season was again decided between the winners of the Quebec Rugby Football Union Championship and the Ontario Rugby Football Union Championship. The QRFU consisted of three teams playing a two-game season followed by a single-game playoff. The ORFU season consisted of two Championships – the College Championship and the City Championship – each consisting of 6 teams playing three rounds of single elimination followed by a League Final between the City and College Champions.

ONTARIO RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

CITY PLAYOFFS

Toronto Argonauts68Peterborough6
Ottawa Football Clubdefeated Kingston by defaulted 
 ROUND 2   
Toronto Argonauts12Ottawa Football Club7
London 11Sarnia0
 CITY FINAL   
Toronto ArgonautsdefeatedLondon 
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

COLLEGE PLAYOFFS

Queen’s University 4Royal Military College2
Upper Canada College15Trinity College 0
 ROUND 2   
University of Toronto23Upper Canada College 0
Ottawa College17Queen’s University0
COLLEGE FINAL   
Ottawa College2University of Toronto2 *
Ottawa College12University of Toronto1 **
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

*(game called due to darkness)

**(replay)

LEAGUE FINAL

Ottawa College 13Toronto Argonauts0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

QUÉBEC RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

QUÉBEC RUGBY FOOTBALL UNIONGPWLTPFPAPTS 
Montréal Amateur Athletic Association2 2 0 0 27  6 4 
Westmount Britannia Athletic Club21 1 0 22 15 2 
McGill University 20 2 0 9 37  0 
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

PLAYOFF

Montréal AAA19Westmount Britannia AC 0
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

CANADIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Ottawa College15Montréal AAA 10
[References: see Canadian Football Almanac list of Sources]

Report

The Canadian Rugby Football Union (Canadian Football) Senior Championship had been won in 1886 by Ottawa College who triumphed 15-10 in the Championship Game over Montréal AAA. Ottawa College had won the Ontario Rugby Football Union Championship against Toronto Argonauts 13-0 after winning first the College Final 12-1 in a replay over the University of Toronto. Toronto Argonauts had been City Champions having defeated London in the City Final. The Quebec Rugby Football Union Championship was decided between Montréal AAA and Westmount Brittania AC, with Montréal AAA winning 19-0 in the Playoff after the two sides had finished ahead of McGill University in the three-team QRFU League, which was also won by Montréal AAA .

References (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012 – David Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen)

SOURCES

Ontario Rugby Football Union
Québec Rugby Football Union
Western Canada Rugby Football Union
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Alberta Rugby Football Union
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Kingston Rugby Football League
Winnipeg Rugby Football League
Intermediate Champions
CFL Attendance Statistics – All Teams for 1982, 1983, 1986 and 1987
Calgary Stampeders Attendance Statistics 1979
Edmonton Eskimo Attendance Statistics 1966-1987
Montréal Alouettes Attendance Statistics 1977
CFL versus NFL Scores
kindly supplied by David Clamen
Thornhill, Ontario
Canada

Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1986 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1994 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1995 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1996 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1997 Edition
published by Canadian Football League
Fifth Floor
110 Elginton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M4R 1A3
1986-1997 Canadian Football League

Canadian Football League
http://www.cfl.ca

Canadian Football – The Grey Cup Years
written by Frank Cosentino
published by Musson Book Company Limited
Don Mills, Ontario
Canada
1969 Frank Cosentino

A Passing Game – A History of the CFL
written by Frank Cosentino
published by Bain & Cox
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada
1995 Frank Cosentino

100 Years of Canadian Football
written by Gordon Currie
published by Pagurian Press Limited
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
1968 Pagurian Press Limited

Rider Pride – The Story of Canada’s Best-Loved Football Team
written by Bob Calder and Garry Andrews
published by Western Producer Prairie Books
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1984

Gael Force – A Century of Football At Queen’s
written by Merv Daub
published by McGill-Queen’s University Press
Montréal, Québec & Kingston, Ontario
1996

1995 British Columbia Lions Media Guide
1996 British Columbia Lions Media Guide
published by Jim Dorash
1996 British Columbia Lions Football Club

Montréal Alouettes Guide Média / Media Guide ’86
published by Club de Football Les Alouettes de Montréal
1986

Ottawa Rough Riders ’87 Media Guide / Guide Média
published by the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club
 1987

Ottawa Rough Riders 1995 Fact Book
published by the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club
1995 Ottawa Rough Riders

Toronto Argonauts ’89 Yearbook & Media Guide
published by the Toronto Argonauts Football Club
 1989

Sports Logo Guide – Third Edition
written by John M. Fulgano
published by The Sports Fanatic
San Ramon, California
1997 John M Fulgaro

The Vancouver Sun
October 24th 1998
published by Pacific Press
Vancouver, British Columbia

1997 & 1998 Attendance
kindly supplied courtesy of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club

Canadian Junior Football League
http://www.cjfl.ca/

Ottawa Rough Riders Fan Page
http://roughriders.ottawa.com/history/coachrecord.html

Professional Football Researchers Association
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Sideline/5960/contlg.htm

University of Western Ontario Mustangs
http://members.tripod.com/mustangfootball/overallrecord.htm

Many thanks to Jim Stevenson (Statistician – Ontario Football Conference) for kindly providing OFC material for 1984 to 2000
Many thanks to Mitch Soivenski of Hampton, New Hampshire for submitting errata corrections

Acknowledgements

Thanks to David Stewart-Candy

About this document

Data Compiled by Dave Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen, (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012, unpublished, Vancouver 2012).

Text Written by Enda Mulcahy

Kindly given to and edited by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 27 March 2021

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Ontario Rugby Football Union 1883

PLAYOFFS

Semi-Finals
Toronto Argonauts23University of Toronto4 *
Ottawa Football Club 22Hamilton Tigers9
 Final   
Toronto Argonauts 9Ottawa Football Club7
[References: see references list]

Note: *Toronto Argonauts defeated University of Toronto in two games, total points series 23-4

Report

The 1883 season in Canadian Rugby Football Union (Canadian Football) featured two separate Unions: Ontario and Quebec. Toronto Argonauts won the Final 9-7 against the Ottawa Football Club, having defeated the University of Toronto in the Playoffs. Ottawa FC had eliminated Hamilton Tigers.

References (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012 – David Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen)

SOURCES

Ontario Rugby Football Union
Québec Rugby Football Union
Western Canada Rugby Football Union
Manitoba Rugby Football Union
Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union
Alberta Rugby Football Union
British Columbia Rugby Football Union
Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union
Kingston Rugby Football League
Winnipeg Rugby Football League
Intermediate Champions
CFL Attendance Statistics – All Teams for 1982, 1983, 1986 and 1987
Calgary Stampeders Attendance Statistics 1979
Edmonton Eskimo Attendance Statistics 1966-1987
Montréal Alouettes Attendance Statistics 1977
CFL versus NFL Scores
kindly supplied by David Clamen
Thornhill, Ontario
Canada

Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1986 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1994 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1995 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1996 Edition
Canadian Football League Facts Figures & Records 1997 Edition
published by Canadian Football League
Fifth Floor
110 Elginton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M4R 1A3
1986-1997 Canadian Football League

Canadian Football League
http://www.cfl.ca

Canadian Football – The Grey Cup Years
written by Frank Cosentino
published by Musson Book Company Limited
Don Mills, Ontario
Canada
1969 Frank Cosentino

A Passing Game – A History of the CFL
written by Frank Cosentino
published by Bain & Cox
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada
1995 Frank Cosentino

100 Years of Canadian Football
written by Gordon Currie
published by Pagurian Press Limited
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
1968 Pagurian Press Limited

Rider Pride – The Story of Canada’s Best-Loved Football Team
written by Bob Calder and Garry Andrews
published by Western Producer Prairie Books
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1984

Gael Force – A Century of Football At Queen’s
written by Merv Daub
published by McGill-Queen’s University Press
Montréal, Québec & Kingston, Ontario
1996

1995 British Columbia Lions Media Guide
1996 British Columbia Lions Media Guide
published by Jim Dorash
1996 British Columbia Lions Football Club

Montréal Alouettes Guide Média / Media Guide ’86
published by Club de Football Les Alouettes de Montréal
1986

Ottawa Rough Riders ’87 Media Guide / Guide Média
published by the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club
 1987

Ottawa Rough Riders 1995 Fact Book
published by the Ottawa Rough Riders Football Club
1995 Ottawa Rough Riders

Toronto Argonauts ’89 Yearbook & Media Guide
published by the Toronto Argonauts Football Club
 1989

Sports Logo Guide – Third Edition
written by John M. Fulgano
published by The Sports Fanatic
San Ramon, California
1997 John M Fulgaro

The Vancouver Sun
October 24th 1998
published by Pacific Press
Vancouver, British Columbia

1997 & 1998 Attendance
kindly supplied courtesy of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club

Canadian Junior Football League
http://www.cjfl.ca/

Ottawa Rough Riders Fan Page
http://roughriders.ottawa.com/history/coachrecord.html

Professional Football Researchers Association
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Sideline/5960/contlg.htm

University of Western Ontario Mustangs
http://members.tripod.com/mustangfootball/overallrecord.htm

Many thanks to Jim Stevenson (Statistician – Ontario Football Conference) for kindly providing OFC material for 1984 to 2000
Many thanks to Mitch Soivenski of Hampton, New Hampshire for submitting errata corrections

Acknowledgements

Thanks to David Stewart-Candy

About this document

Data Compiled by Dave Stewart-Candy & Dave Clamen, (Canadian Football Almanac 1875-2012, unpublished, Vancouver 2012).

Text Written by Enda Mulcahy

Kindly given to and edited by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 27 March 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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

Canadian U20 & High School Gridiron Football Teams in Ireland 2012-2013

Canadian Football Teams in Ireland 2012-2013

DateWinnersRunners-Up
GIFT 2012Pairc Tailteann, Navan
07.09.2012Oak Park HS (Winnipeg, MN)18Villanova College (King City, ON)9
Gathering BowlTallaght Stadium
31.08.2013Greendell Falcons (MN, Can)39Bristol Academy Pride (Eur HS)22
Canadian U20 & High School Teams in Ireland 2012-2013 [Reference: 1-6]

Report

As part of the Global Ireland Football Tournament in 2012, in which over a dozen small Colleges & High Schools from North America played in various venues around Ireland, the Oak Park High School from Winnipeg Manitoba, beat Villanova College, from King City in Ontario 18-9, in front of 3,000 at Pairc Tailteann, in Navan Co. Meath.

The following year, as part of the Gathering Ireland celebrations, the Greendell Falcons, who play in the Winnipeg Major Football League played two games in Ireland – one against the Ireland U20s team, which they lost, and one against Bristol Academy Pride, who play in the European US High Schools League. Greendell won the latter 39-22 in front of 2,500 spectators at Tallaght Stadium. The Falcons Wide Receiver, Bryce LeBlanc was named MVP.

Gathering Bowl 2013 – Tallaght Stadium – Bristol Academy Pride (White) 22 Greendell Falcons (Green) 39 [Reference: 7]

References

Websites

[1] Global Football (2014) GIFT Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.globalfootball.com/history/gift-ireland/[Accessed 8 December 2016]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2012) GIFT 2012[Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/gift-2012/ [Accessed 8 December 2016]

[3] Global Football (2015) GIFT 2012 Final Recap[Internet] Available from: http://www.globalfootball.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/GIFT-2012-Final-Recap.pdf [Accessed 8 December 2016]/p>

[4] Irish American Football Association (2013) Greendell Falcons win the Gathering Bowl [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/greendell-falcons-win-the-gathering-bowl/ [Accessed 16 December 2018]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2013) The Gathering Bowl generating a lot of Local Interest [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/the-gathering-bowl-generating-a-lot-of-local-interest/ [Accessed 16 December 2018]

Sources

[6] Anon. (2012) “Football, certainly… but not as we know it” Meath Chronicle. Saturday, September 8, 2012.

Past editions of the Meath Chronicle are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

Images

[7] Irish American Football Association (2013) Bristol (White) and Greendell (Green) at Tallaght Stadium [Internet] Available from:https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/gbowl8-650×487.jpg [Accessed 8 November 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Steve Hearn (Dublin Bay Raptors)

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Last Updated: 8 November 2019

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Irish American Football Teams v Canadian U21 Teams 2002-2013

Irish Teams versus Canadian U21 Teams 2002-2013

DateIrish Team Canadian Team 
25.08.2002Carrickfergus Knights6Team Canada U21s34
27.08.2013Ireland U2022Greendell Falcons (MB)20

[1-4]

Report

Irish American Football teams have played Canadian teams as well as American teams, faring much better.

Carrickfergus Knights lost a game to a Team Canada U21s, 34-6 in 2002 [10],  before Ireland U20s beat Greendell Falcons, a junior team from Manitoba 22-20 in 2013 [11].

Websites

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

[2] Irish American Football Association (2013) IAFA U20s have historic win against Greendell Falcons [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/breaking-news-iafa-u20s-win-against-greendell-falcons/ [Accessed 30 April 2017]

[3] Greendell Falcons (2017) MMFA Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://falconsfootball.ca/index.php [Accessed 16 November 2017]

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

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Steve Hearn (Dublin Bay Raptors)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 8 November 2019

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Irish American Football Teams v Canadian Semi-Pro Teams 1994-1995

Irish Teams versus Canadian Teams 1994-1995

DateIrish Team Canadian Team 
07.1994Carrickfergus/BelfastLHull Raiders (QC)W
10.07.1994Dublin Tornadoes18Hull Raiders (QC)17
08.1994Dublin Tornadoes19Team Canada 18
08.1994Ireland/Le Mans Caimans7Team Canada27
19.07.1995Ireland22Ottawa Gee Gees Alumni (ON)34
03.08.1995Ireland27Ottawa Gee Gees Alumni (ON)24
Irish American Football teams versus Canadian teams 1994-1995 [Reference 1-12]

Report

Irish American Football teams have played Canadian teams as well as American teams, faring much better.

The first of these matches was in 1994, when the Hull Raiders from Quebec toured Ireland, defeating a combined Carrickfergus/Belfast team and losing 18-17 to the Dublin Tornadoes, who would also defeat a Team Canada 19-18, while a combined Ireland/Le Mans Caimans team would lose 27-7 to the Canadians in France. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

In 1995, Team Ireland would split a two-game series with the Gee-Gees a Canadian Alumni team from Ottawa. During these games Canadian Football rules were slipped in, making it difficult for the Irish teams.[5][6][7][8]

Carrickfergus Knights lost a game to a Team Canada U21s, 34-6 in 2002 [10],  before Ireland U20s beat Greendell Falcons, a junior team from Manitoba 22-20 in 2013 [11].

Bibliography

[1] Evening Herald (1993) Tornadoes Plan for ’94 Evening Herald. Thursday, October 07, 1993, pg. 52

[2] Evening Herald (1994) YOUR SPORTING UPDATE AT A GLANCE – AMERICAN FOOTBALL Evening Herald. Thursday February 17, 1994, pg. 53

[3] Evening Herald (1994) Tornadoes Test Evening Herald. Thursday July 07, 1994, pg. 61

[4] Evening Herald (1994) “Tornadoes Test” Evening Herald. Thursday July 07, 1994, pg. 61

Websites

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

[6] Wayback Machine – Irish National Team (1999) The Irish National Team [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19990203153252/http://fiachra.ucd.ie/~alan/national_team.html [Accessed 5 July 2017]

[7] Wayback Machine – Dublin Tornadoes (2000) Welcome to the Dublin Tornadoes Web Site [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20000422074512/http://www.connect.ie/users/tornadoes/Welcome.htm [Accessed 16 April 2017]</p

[8] Wayback Machine – Dublin Tornadoes (2001) Irish National American Football Team [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010710173628/http://www.connect.ie/users/tornadoes/NatTeam/History.htm [Accessed 16 April 2017]

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

[10] Irish American Football Association (2013) IAFA U20s have historic win against Greendell Falcons [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/breaking-news-iafa-u20s-win-against-greendell-falcons/ [Accessed 30 April 2017]

[11] Greendell Falcons (2017) MMFA Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://falconsfootball.ca/index.php [Accessed 16 November 2017]

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

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association. Also thanks to Ciaran Columb, Marlay Martyrs

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 27 January 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.