Dublin Celts Irish American Football Team Roster & Match Reports 1990

Dublin Celts Logo [Ref: 8]

Results 1990

EB Prel1990GresytonesBarcelona Boxers (Spa)W30-0
EB R11990Manchester Spartans (Eng)L12-28
NCMMA 222.04.1990ACrawley Raiders (Eng)L13-20
NCMMA 329.04.1990AGranite City Oilers (Sco)P-P
NCMMA 513.05.1990HManchester Heroes (Eng)P-P
NCMMA 727.05.1990AStoke Spitfires (Eng)L8-26
NCMMA 803.06.1990AWalsall Titans (Eng)L6-52
NCMMA 910.06.1990HWalsall Titans (Eng)L21-26
Irish Results
ILAF 320.05.1990HCraigavon CowboysW?-?
ILAF SB08.1990NCraigavon Cowboys??-?
Dublin Celts Results 1990 [Ref: 1-5]


The 1990 season for the Dublin Celts was a mixed one. They did poorly in the NCMMA, the British Second Level, losing all four matches, with another two cancelled, but they also played matches against Irish League teams, beating the Craigavon Cowboys once, and meeting them again in the Shamrock Bowl, the result of which is still disputed.

The highlight, however, was their victory in the Eurobowl over the Barcelona Boxers, the first by an Irish team in European American Football competitions, and in the following round, they went close against the Manchester spartans, one of the top teams in Britain, and indeed Europe, losing in the end only 12-28.

Team Roster 1990 (v Barcelona Boxers Eurobowl Preliminary Round)

Coaches & Administration
Dominic O’DowdGeneral Manager
Dave CurranHead Coach
Steve KavanaghAssistant Coach
Peter O’RourkeSecretary
Noel DunneTreasurer
Bryan McEvillyPublic Relations
John DonnellyMarketing Consultant
Brian MaddenStatistician
Declan DohertySpotter / Match Analysis
11John DonnellyQuarterback
13Eddie GogginsSafety
17Ger BreenSafety
21Paul StauntonDefensive End
22Matt TalbotDefensive Back
26Martin MurphyRunning Back
27Noel DoolanLinebacker
31Martin DunneDefensive Back
32Derek WardDefensive Back
34Dermot ConnollyWide Receiver
37Rory HickeySafety
39Joe GreeneDefensive Back
42Graham HarteWide Receiver
43Tommy WalshDefensive Back
44Ray McCabeDefensive End
46Eric BruntonNose Tackle
48Peter O’RourkeDefensive Back
50Declan PeatLinebacker
59Norman EstridgeDefensive Tackle
60Nick McCabeLinebacker
61Oliver JenkinsDefensive Back
63O.J. QuigleyOffensive Line
66Jimmy KellyDefensive Back / Kicker
67Bryan McEvillyOffensive Line
68Philip RyanCenter
69Fran GuerinOffensive Line
71John walshOffensive Line
75Steve SynnottOffensive Line
80Mark RutherfordWide Receiver
81Paul WhelanWide Receiver
82John FarrellTight End
91Jonathan PullenDefensive Tackle
94Kevin SharkeyOffensive Line
97Marcus CunninghamRunning Back
Dublin Celts Team Roster 1990 (v Barcelona Boxers Eurobowl Preliminary Rd.) [Ref: 6]
Dublin Celts v Barcelona Boxers Match Programme Eurobowl 1990 [Ref: 7]



[1] Naughton, L. (1990) “Dublin Celts ready to roll” Evening Herald. Thursday, April 5, 1990. Pg. 52.


[2] Britball Now (2009) Results in Euro Competition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-in-euro-competition.html [Accessed 1 November 2016]

[3] Britball Now (2009) Results Section [1990] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 1 November 2016]


[4] Anon. (1990) “American Football: Junior game is on the up!” Sunday Life May 27, 1990. pg. 58

[5] Anon. (1990) “American Football: Cowboys riding high..” Sunday Life August 5, 1990. pg. 43

Social Media

[6] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2019) Photo by Dermot Connolly September 8, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/69817952_10219514780291061_5531953869073940480_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=hLHWlceudDAAX-ei5tu&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=0f7498da31da71c825628acbd1f66492&oe=5EC09A24 [Accessed 7 November 2019]

[7] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2019) Photo by Dermot Connolly September 8, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/69846036_10219514779611044_1847793607612825600_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=07e735&_nc_ohc=nb-mHw5XL8sAX-kkExt&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&_nc_tp=6&oh=5cb27f1fc304441c9276d61572db5b83&oe=5EC096CA [Accessed 7 November 2019]


[8] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2016) Photo by Joseph Greene August 28, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1421158977901127&set=gm.269427200117075&type=3&theater&ifg=1 [Accessed 3 July 2018]


Thanks to Gareth Quigley, Kevin Smyth, Frank Winters, Fergus Ryan and Barry Wyse.

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