Drogheda Lightning Irish 8-a-side American Football Team 2011-2012

Drogheda Lightning Logo [Ref: 3]

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.

Honours: None

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-by-Year Record

YearLeagueW-L-T LeaguePositionW-L-T PlayoffsChampsW-L-T Inter
2011IAFL DV82-3-0 (.400)2nd0-0-00-0-0
2012IAFL DV84-3-1 (.568)1st*0-0-00-0-0
Drogheda Lightning Irish American Football Team Year-by-Year Record 2013-2014 [Ref: 1-2]

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.

2011 Results

215.05.2011ATrim BulldogsW34-6
329.05.2011ATullamore PhoenixL0-30
510.07.2011HTrim BulldogsW40-0
624.07.2011HTullamore PhoenixL6-31
814.07.2011ACarrickfergus Knights 2ndsL6-25
Drogheda Lightning Irish 8-a-side American Football Team Results 2011 [Ref: 1]

2012 Results

106.03.2012ATrim BulldogsW32-26
317.06.2012BoyneCraigavon Cowboys 2ndsL12-48
Fest09.07.2012MoneygallTrim BulldogsL26-28
422.07.2012HDublin Dragons 2ndsW20-8
529.07.2012BoyneCarrickfergus Knights 2ndsL20-34
605.08.2012PortadownBelfast Trojans 2ndsL6-49
712.08.2012HDublin Dragons 2ndsW24-6
819.08.2012BelfastTrim BulldogsW31-21
Drogheda Lightning Irish 8-a-side American Football Team Results 2012 [Ref: 4]
SONY DSC : David Murray Carries the ball in Drogheda Ligtning’s 6-31 loss to the Tullamore Phoenix in 2011 [Ref: 8]



[1] Irish American Football Association (2011) 2011 IAFL Schedule Published [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/2011-iafl-schedule-published/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

[2] 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]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2012) IAFL Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/ [Accessed 13 January 2013]

[4] 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]

[5] 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]

[6] 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]


[7] 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]

[8] 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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Last Updated: 27 July 2020

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