Dublin Celts | Irish American Football Team | Season 1989

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The Irish League joined the Combined Gridiron League of UK and Ireland for the 1989 season. The Irish teams played in an Irish Conference in the Duke Premier Division and Baron First Division with Inter-Conference matches.

The Celts went a perfect 8-0 during Regular season play before beating the A26 Bulldogs 7-6 in the Shamrock Bowl IV. They also played in the CGL playoffs, losing int Quater-Finals to the Manchester Heroes.

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1989 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
2 14.05.89 H Craigavon Cowboys W 38-0
3 20.05.89 A East Antrim Cougars W 51-0
4 28.05.89 A NI Giants W 43-19
5 04.06.89 H East Antrim Cougars W 1-0 #
6 11.06.89 H A26 Bulldogs W 14-6
9 02.07.89 H Dublin Tornadoes W 1-0 #
10 08.07.89 A Belfast Spartans W 48-12
?? ?? A Craigavon Cowboys W 46-3
SB IV 89 N A26 Bulldogs W 7-6
  1989   CGL Duke Premier    
QF 89 H Manchester Heroes L 13-18


1989 Roster

Number Name Position
  Declan Dohery  
  John Donnelly  
  Eddie Goggins  
  Martin Murphy  
  Dermot Connelly  
  Philip Ryan  
  Fran Guerin  
  John Walsh  
  Steve Synnott  
  Mark Rutherford  
  John Farrell  
  Brian McEvilly  
  Kevin Sharkey  
  Marcus “meep” Cunningham  
  Phil Whelan  
  Ger Breen  
  Steve Kavanagh  
  Noel “juicey” Doolan  
  Derek Ward  
  Rory Hickey  
  Tommy Walsh  
  Ray McCabe  
  Eric Bruton  
  Peter O’Rourke  
  Martin Dunne  
  Billy Peat  
  Declan Peat  
  Norman Esseridge  
  Nick McCabe  
  Paul Staunton  
  Jimmy Kelly  
  Oliver Jenkins  
  John Pullen  
  Matt Talbot  
  Tommy Talbot  


[6] Britball Now (2016) Historial League Tables [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/historical-league-tables-in/ [Accessed 27 February 2017]

[1]Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1989] [CGL] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 27 February 2017]

Social Media

[2] Dublin Celts American Football team Facebook Page (2016) Post to Page by Joseph Greene: August 25, 2016 [Internet] Available from https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1417571434926548&set=pcb.267594503633678&type=3&theater&ifg=1 [Accessed 1 June 2018]


[3] 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 Richard Declan Mulcahy

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 6 April 2019

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