Drimnagh Cycos | Irish Flag Football Team | 2001-02 Season Roster & Match Reports


Home Ground: Fairview Park, Dublin / Sallins, Co. Kildare

Season Review: The Cycos played three matches during the 2001-02 season, splitting a two-game series with the UL Vikings, and thrashing the Leicester Europa Eagles 49-6 in the Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge VI

  P W L T PF PA Pts
Drimnagh Cycos 3 2 1 0 81 30 .667

IAFA Flag Challenge Composite Table 2001-02

  P W L T PF PA Pts
Drimnagh Cycos 2 1 1 0 32 24 3
Belfast Bulls 2 1 1 0 24 20 3
Coleraine Chieftans 2 1 1 0 20 24 3
UL Vikings 2 1 1 0 24 32 3

Compiled from: [1][2]


Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
      IAFA Flag Challenge Games    
1 29.04.01 H UL Vikings L 20-24
2 10.02.02 A UL Vikings W 12-0
      Anglo-Irish Flag Football Challenge    
  10.07.01 H Leicester Europa Eagles W 49-6


Match Reports and Box Scores

29 April 2001

Drimnagh Cycos 20 UL Vikings 24 – Played in Fairview Park, Dublin. This was the first match in over a year for both teams since the Irish Flag Football League folded in 2000. The match was used as match practice by the Cycos before their match against English Champions Leicester Europa Eagles. The Vikings defence was on top in the first half as they ran out to an 18-6 lead early on. The Cycos responed with a 30-yard scoring run by Stephen Dunne, but the Vikings again went two TD’s up to lead 24-13 at the half. The Cycos managed to keep the Vikings out of the endzone in the second half, but the Vikings managed to hold on for the win, as Drimnagh could only manage one TD, a 5-yard run by Liam Farrell, to leave the score 24-20 to UL at the finish. [1]

Team H1 H2 Total
University of Limerick Vikings 24 0 24
Drimnagh Cycos 13 7 20
Scorers Score
1st Half  
DRI – Stephen Dunne 30yd Run, 1xpt Good 18-13
ULV – TD 24-13
2nd Half  
DRI – Liam Farrel 5yd Run, 1xpt Good 24-20

10 July 2001

Drimnagh Cycos 49 Leicester Europa Eagles 6Played in Sallins, Co. Kildare. In warm non-sunny conditions, Leicester started four-and-out as the Cycos defence established themselves early on. QB Aidan Kelly topped off a long-drive on Drimnagh’s first possession with a long, winding run. Kelly found WR Liam Farrell for the one-point conversion. Although suffering a knee-injury on the play, Farrell recovered. The eagles levelled the scores with their second drive, QB Chris Wild finding Chris Broughton in the endzone. The conversion was unsuccessful, and the Cycos mainained the lead. QB Kelly found WR Farrel with two touchdown passes on the next two Cycos drives, with Kelly intercepting the Eagles in between. This made the score 19-6. The Cycos got their fourth TD with a run from Stephen Dunne. He also caught the pass for the two-point conversion, making the score 27-6. Kelly found Farrell for a hat-trick of TD passes with Dunne once again adding the two-point conversion to make the score 35-6. Reference: [6]

The Cycos defence also got on the scoreboard, when Liam Farrell returned an interception for a TD. Iain McGuinness caught the one-point conversion, making it 42-6 to Drimnagh. McGuinness got an interception of his own to set up the final Drimnagh scoring drive, as Aidan Kelly ran in another TD. On defence, Cameron Cramer and Darren Brady both sacked the Quarterback, while the Eagles got two sacks of their own. QB Aidan Kelly picked up the Cycos MVP award. Reference: [6]

At Sallins, Co. Kildare Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Leicester Europa Eagles         6
Drimnagh Cycos         49
Scorers Score
DRI – Liam Farrell Pass from Aidan Kelly, Liam Farrel 1xpt 0-7
LEI – Craig Broughton pass from Chris Wild 6-7
DRI – Liam Farrel Pass from Aidan Kelly 6-13
DRI – Liam Farrel Pass from Aidan Kelly 6-19
DRI – Stephen Dunne Run, Stephen Dunne 2xpt 6-27
DRI – Liam Farrel Pass from Aidan Kelly, Stephen Dunne 2xpt 6-35
DRI – Liam Farrel Int Return, Iain McGuinnes, 2xpt 6-43
DRI – Aidan Kelly Run 6-49

29 April 2002

UL Vikings 0 Drimnagh Cycos 12 – Played in Limerick. The Drimnagh Cycos won with two Touchdowns from Steve Dunne (A 5-yard run early in the game) and also in the first half QB Aidan Kelly threw a 25-yard TD pass to Bob Curran, to gain revenge for defeat in 2001. [3]

Team H1 H2 Total
Drimnagh Cycos 12 0 12
University of Limerick Vikings 0 0 0
Scorers Score
1st Half  
DRI – Stephen Dunne 5yd Run 6-0
DRI – Bob Curran 25yd Pass from Aidan Kelly 12-0
2nd Half  
No Scoring 12-0

Roster 2001-02

Number Player Position
  Stephen Dunne Running Back
  Liam Farrell Wide Receiver
  Aidan Kelly Quarterback
  Bob Curran Wide Receiver
  Iain McGuinness Wide Receiver
  Cameron Cramer Defensive Line
  Darren Brady Defensive Line

References; [1[2][3][6]



Internet Archive

[1] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2001) Flag Football: News – UL Vikings at Drimnagh Cycos [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010721055929/http://www.iafs.co.uk/ [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[2] Wayback Machine – Drimnagh Cycos Yahoo Site (2001) Recent Messages [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011221050433/http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/drimnaghcycos [Accessed 21 April 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2002) UL Vikings 0 Drimnagh Cycos 12 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20020405053228/http://www.iafs.co.uk/ [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[4] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2002) Chieftans and Bulls slug it out [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021016145225/http://www.iafs.co.uk:80/index.php?page=02flagbullsatcheiftans.php [Accessed 6 July 2018]


[5] Britball Now (2018) History of the game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 25 October 2016]

[6] Britball Now (2018) 2001 Adult Flag news – 10th July 2001 – Drimnagh thrash Leicester 49-6 in Senior Flag challenge match [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 25 October 2016]



Thanks to Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos & John Kane


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