Dublin City University Saints Irish American Football Team Match Reports and Roster 2007

Dublin City University Saints Logo [Ref: 8]

IAFL Central Standings 2007

IAFL Central
*Dublin Rebels87102605014
Dublin Dragons8260521944
Dublin City University Saints8260342164
Irish American Football League IAFL Central Division Table 2007 [Ref: 2]

IAFL 2007 Results

125.03.2007ADublin RebelsL0-7
315.04.2007HDublin Dragons L0-6
529.04.2007HCarrickfergus KnightsW20-12
606.05.2007HDublin RebelsL0-46
803.06.2007HUniversity of Limerick VikingsL2-50
910.06.2007ACork AdmiralsL0-64
1017.06.2007ABelfast BullsL0-30 #
1124.06.2007ADublin DragonsW12-0
DCU Saints IAFL Results 2007 [Ref: 2]

Home Venue: ALSAA Sports Centre, Toberbunny, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin / Co. Fingal

Match Reports 2007

Week 1 – 25 March 2007 – Dublin Rebels 8 DCU Saints 0

A defensive battle opened the season for these two IAFL Central Dublin rivals. Both teamsfought tirelessly to shut down the oppositions offense, with the secondaries having a terrific game. Saints Defensive Backs Willie Coyne, Scott Quigly and Bobby Blankenship put in top performances, as did their counterparts on the Rebels, Steve Archibald, and Marcus Naylor. Saints linebackers Carl Rushe, Thomas O’Regan, Austan Ragans and Joe Carlyle put constant pressure on the Rebels offense, and this coupled the the DB’s effort resulted in Linemen Cathal O’Callaghan, Neil Callanan and Kris Konieczny overwhelming the Rebels Offensive line. alllowing Konieczny to get the Saints first sack of the season on the Rebels satr Quarterback Andy Dennehy.

The Rebels scored the only score of the match when Andy Dennehy connected with Wide Receiver Mike Kresowaty on a 13-yard Touchdown Pass in the first quarter, which was converted by Tight End Henry Wassermann, on a pass from Dennehy for the two points. [Ref: 4]

Week 3 – 14 April 2007 – DCU Saints 0 Dublin Dragons 6

This game was a defensive battle, with the lone score coming on a breakaway score in the second quarter. The Saints, however, managed to block the Dragons PAT (Point After Touchdown) attempt.Throughout the game both sides managed to force the oppositions offense to punt on fourth down. [Ref: 5]

Week 5 – 29 April 2007 – DCU Saints 20 Carrickfergus Knights 12

The DCU Saints won their first game of the year against the Knights to keep them in the leadership battle for the IAFL Central title. [Ref: 5]

Week 6 – 6 May 2007 – DCU Saints 0 Dublin Rebels 46

The DCU saints defense put up a good fight, with two interceptions, and the offense also fought gallantly, but it wasn’t enough as the Rebels ran out comfortable 46-0 winners, leaving the DCU Saints in second place in the Division. [Ref: 5]

Week 8 – 4 June 2007 – DCU Saints 2 University of Limerick Vikings 50

This was a resceduled game from Week 1, and was played in terrible condtions with an understrength DCU squad. The Vikings moved effectively on Offense to move downfield to score many times, and provided significant coverage on Defense to stifle the DCU Offense. Willie Coyne scored the DCU Saints only 2 points with an intercepted Vikings conversion attempt. [Ref: 6]

Week 9 – 11 June 2007 – Cork Admirals 64 DCU Saints 0

The DCU Saints ere overwhelmed in Cork against the Adirals who had over twice the numbers of another understrength DCU squad. A lot of the Saints players played Ironmen – playing both ways – and in extremely hot weather against a very strong Admirals team, were not able to put points on the board. [Ref: 6]

Week 10 – 17 June 2007 – Belfast Bulls 30 DCU Saints 0 #

The DCU saints forfeited this game to the Belfast Bulls, as they had a severely understrength team, more so than in the previous two games, and were unable to field a team as a lot of players were either away or involved in exams. [Ref: 6]

Week 11 – 25 June 2007 – 24 June 2007 – Dublin Dragons 0 DCU Saints 12

The Saints again had an understrength team, half the Dragons numbers, with players again playing both ways, but won 12-0 at home to win their second, and final, game of the season, and end on a high note. Willie Coyne put in a great performance returning a punt 70-odd yards for a Touchdown, and Colm Bolger, and Carl Rushe, who played both Quarterback and Linebacker, both also put in notable performances. [Ref: 6]

IAFL 2007 Week 5 – DCU Saints (Blue) 20 Carrickfergus Knights (Yellow) 12 [Ref: 7]

Team Roster 2007

NumberNamePosition / Role
Coaching Staff
David RothwellHead Coach / Defensive Coordinator
Carsten WunderlichOffensive Coordinator
Ben CookLine Coach
John HeffernanOffensive Coach
5Luke ChristensenSafety
6Scott QuiglySafety
7Daiwyn NaidooWide Receiver / Quarterback
8Bobby BlankenshipCornerback
9Mike HandleyLinebacker
10Conor O’HaganWide Receiver
13Conor BuggleQuarterback
14Eoin StapletonSafety
16Geoff ColemanWide Receiver / Quarterback
19John M DonnellyWide Receiver
21David McMahonRunning Back
23Darrin WilsonSafety
24Colm BolgerRunning Back
30Harmen ZweersTight End
31John McNeilFullback
33Patrick BiggsRunning Back
34Peter McKennaRunning Back / Fullback
37Conor SpencerCornerback
39Peter KissiovCornerback
40Austan RagansLinebacker
44John FitzsimmonsFullback
45Ciaran O’MaoldomhnaighSafety
47Gavin CosgroveCornerback
50Mike SheaLinebacker
53Maurice CosgraveLinebacker
54 / 88Carl RusheLinebacker / Tight End
55Joseph CarlyleLinebacker
56Thomas O’ReganLinebacker
57Cathal O’CallaghanDefensive End
60Peter StewartOffensive Line
63Ben CookDefensive Tackle
65Eoin FoxOffensive Line
66Liam O’TailliuirOffensive Line
67Neil CallananDefensive End / Offensive Line
69Stuart ClarkeOffensive Line
70Conor BoweDefensive End
71Emmet RyanOffensive Line
72Gerd KuckOffensive Line
75Kris KoniecznyOffensive Line
80Shane MaguireTight End
83Michael VanderschaarWide Receiver
84Edward PrendergastWide Receiver
86Willie CoyneCornerback
87Conor RowenWide Receiver
89Maxmillian SchefflerTight End
95Sean MoroneyDefensive End
99Colin DuignamDefensive Tackle
DCU Saints Irish American Football Team Roster 2007 [Ref: 3]

The DCU Saints Roster for 2007 consisted of mainly students at Dublin City University. There were a number of Non-Nationals on team as well as Irish, coming from Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland and USA.



[2] Irish American Football Association (2007) 2007 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2007results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]

Internet Archive

[3] DCU Saints | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2007) Team [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070410205952/http://www.dcusaints.com/team/ [Accessed 11 October 2018]

[4] DCU Saints | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2007) Welcome [08 April 2007] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070408151330/http://www.dcusaints.com/ [Accessed 12 April 2020]

[5] DCU Saints | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2007) Welcome [25 June 2007] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070625012534/http://www.dcusaints.com/ [Accessed 12 April 2020]

[6] DCU Saints | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2007) Welcome [29 September 2007] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070929192030/http://www.dcusaints.com/ [Accessed 12 April 2020]


[7] DCU Saints | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2007) Saints 20 – Kinghts 12 Photo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20070608063756im_/http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/484038300_b0f27de3af.jpg [Accessed 12 April 2020]

[8] Wikipedia (2020) DCU Saints Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Saints_logo.jpg [Accessed 12 April 2020]


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