IAFL Senior 8v8 Team 2011-2012
Home Ground: St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Colours: Black Helmets, Blue Jerseys, Green Pants and White Socks.
All-Time Record: (W-L-T Pct) Overall: 6-7-1 .929, League: 6-6-1 .500, Festivals: 0-1-0 .000
History: The Drogheda Lightning were formed as a 8v8 Development League team in 2011 before making the step up to the Irish American Football League 1 Conference in 2013. In 2011 they finished with a 2-3 Wins-Losses record, and in 2012 a 4-3-1 record, while also playing a match against Trim Bulldogs at Moneygall GAA grounds, Co. Offaly as part of the American Festival on 4th July 2012. Moneygall is famous as being the home village of US President Barack Obama’s Irish ancestors before their flight to America.
Home Venue: St. Oliver’s Community College, Drogheda.
|Year||League||W-L-T League||Position||W-L-T Playoffs||Champs||W-L-T Inter|
|2011||IAFL DV8||2-3-0 (.400)||2nd||0-0-0||–||0-0-0|
|2012||IAFL DV8||4-3-1 (.568)||1st*||0-0-0||–||0-0-0|
Note: * There was no clear champion in 2012, Drogheda Lightning finished 4-3-1, Belfast Trojans 2ns 4-0-1, Carrickfergus Knights 4-1-0, and Trim Bulldogs 3-4-0, although the Trim Bulldogs also defeated Drogheda Lightning in a festival match in Moneygall, Co. Offaly, which did not count in the standings.
|8||14.07.2011||A||Carrickfergus Knights 2nds||L||6-25|
|3||17.06.2012||Boyne||Craigavon Cowboys 2nds||L||12-48|
|4||22.07.2012||H||Dublin Dragons 2nds||W||20-8|
|5||29.07.2012||Boyne||Carrickfergus Knights 2nds||L||20-34|
|6||05.08.2012||Portadown||Belfast Trojans 2nds||L||6-49|
|7||12.08.2012||H||Dublin Dragons 2nds||W||24-6|
 Irish American Football Association (2011) 2011 IAFL Schedule Published [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/2011-iafl-schedule-published/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]
 Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2011) DV8s Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111010222137/http://www.americanfootball.ie/dv8s-standings/ [Accessed 25 March 2017]
 Irish American Football Association (2012) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 13 January 2013]
 Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2013) 2013 IAFL 1 Standings / 2012 DV8s Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20130516050107/http://www.americanfootball.ie:80/dv8s-standings/ [Accessed 24 March 2018]
 Monegall GAA (2012) Trim Bulldogs v Drogheda Lightning [Internet] Available from: http://www.moneygall.gaa.ie/club-news-1/2012-Archived-News/trimlightningvdroghedabulldogs [Accessed 30 July 2018]
 Meath Bulldogs Fan Group | Facebook (2012) Post by Garland Drake, July 9, 2012 “ Trim Bulldogs win a dramatic exhibition game against Drodghea Lighting in Moneygall 28-26 “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/132480496798326/permalink/412879918758381 [Accessed 24 February 2019]
 Drogheda Lightning (2011) Drogheda Lightning Logo [Internet] Available from: https://boltsinblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/final_crest_2.png?w=212&h=300 [Accessed 21 January 2019]
 Drogheda Lightning (2011) dsc00574 “David Murray carries the ball for the Lightning the last time the teams met in Tullamore.” [Internet] Available from: https://boltsinblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/dsc00574.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]
Thanks to Oliver.
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