Dublin Bulls | Irish American Football Team 1997

IAFL Senior Team 1997

Home Ground: Gateway Computers, Clonshaugh, Co. Dublin

Colours: Black Jerseys/ White Pants with Black Stripe/ White Helmet with Black Stripe

History: Formed as the Gateway Bulls, by employees of Gateway Computers, then changed their name to Dublin Bulls after taking a number of former Dublin Tornadoes players on board. The Bulls played one season in 1997, posting a 5-3 record, and eventually losing to the Carrickfergus Knights in Shamrock Bowl XII. [1][2]

They merged with the newly formed Dublin Tigers in 1998. [1]

Year-by-Year Record

Year Regular Season Post-Season International
Lge P W L T Pct P W L T Chp P W L T
1997 AFAI 8 5 3 0 .625 2 1 1 0

Home Venue Map

1997 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
24.05.97 H Carrickfergus Knights L 14-17
03.06.97 A Dublin Lightning W 18-12
17.06.97 H Dublin Lightning W 34-7
31.06.97 A Carrickfergus Knights L 8-22
20.07.97 H Dublin Lightning W 36-6
03.08.97 A Portadown Panthers W 14-0
24.08.97 H Portadown Panthers W 1-0 #
31.08.97 A Dublin Lightning W 7-6
SF 07.09.97 H Dublin Lightning W 14-0
SB XII 21.09.97 Carrickfergus Knights L 0-21



[1] Naughton, Lindie (1997) “Bulls take on Lightning in seaside gridiron derby” Evening Herald Thursday, July 3, 1997. Pg. 75


[2] Dublin Tornadoes (1997) Irish League and Shamrock Bowl [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19980520033318/http://connect.ie:80/users/tornadoes/Shamrock.htm [Accessed 5 July 2017]


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Last Updated: 18 May 2019

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