Dublin Rebels 2nds American Football Ireland 8v8 Team Roster and Game Summaries 2008

Dublin Rebels Logo [Reference: 1]

League Table

Cork Admirals 2nds (F)651014525525
Dublin Rebels 2nds (F)651017627424
Craigavon Cowboys651022870424
Dublin Dragons6240149197311
TCD Thunderbolts61507919215
Edenderry Soldiers60603228211
[Reference: 2,6]

Note: 4 Pts Win. 1 Bonus Point for scoring three touchdowns. 1 Bonus Point for losing by less than 7 Points. Teams can gain two Bonus Points in one match. (F) Qualify for Final.

Playoff Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
08.2008Cork Admirals 2nds30Dublin Rebels 2nds0
[Reference: 2, 6]


720.04.2008HCork Admirals 2ndsW12-6
828.04.2008AEdenderry SoldiersW65-0
904.05.2008HTrinity ThunderboltsW39-8
1225.05.2008ATrinity ThunderboltsW22-0
1408.06.2008ACraigavon CowboysW25-0
1514.06.2008HCraigavon CowboysL6-13
F08.2008ACork Admirals 2ndsL0-30
[Reference: 2]

Season Report

Dublin Rebels 2nds finished runners-up to Cork Admirals 2nds in the inaugural Irish American Football League DV8 Development League in 2008, winning their first five matches quite comfortably, before losing their last regular season game 13-6 to Craigavon Cowboys and then going down 30-0 to Cork Admirals 2nds in the Final. The season included victories against the two teams that defeated them later in the season as well as two defeats of Trinity Thunderbolts and a big 65-0 defeat of Edenderry Soldiers.

Week – 4 May 2008 – Dublin Rebels 2nds 39 Trinity Thunderbolts 8

At Sportslink, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Trinity Thunderbolts000808
Dublin Rebels 2nds13002639
[Reference: Compiled from results in 8]
1st Quarter
REB 2ndsJamie Martin-Grace Run0-6
REB 2ndsJamie Martin-Grace Run (Barry Flinn xpt Run)0-13
2nd Quarter
No Scoring0-13
3rd Quarter
TCDHal Spottiswoode-Hodson 5 Run (2xpt good)8-13
4th Quarter
REB 2ndsSam Hodgins Run8-21
REB 2ndsJamie Martin-Grace Run8-27
REB 2ndsJamie Martin-Grace Run8-33
REB 2ndsJamie Martin-Grace Run8-39
[References: Compiled from results in 8]

Week 12 – 25 May 2008 – Trinity Thunderbolts 0 Dublin Rebels 2nds 22

At ALSAA, Santry, Dublin 9Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels 2nds0142622
Trinity Thunderbolts00000
[Reference: Compiled from results in 8]
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
REB 2ndsRoss McCoeey 3 Run (Ross McCoeey PAT)7-0
REB 2ndsPaul Grogan 11 Run (Marcus Naylor xpt Run)14-0
3rd Quarter
REB 2ndsSafety – Luke Begley tackled ball carrier in endzone 16-0
4th Quarter
REB 2ndsBarry Flinn 63 Pass from Paul Grogan22-0
[References: Compiled from results in 8]

Dublin Rebels 2nds Team Roster 2008

Barry FlinnQuarterback
Ross McCoeeyRunningback
Mick StankardLinebacker
Luke BegleyLinebacker
Darren ConwayLinebacker
Paul GroganHalfback
Marcus NaylorRunning Back
Jamie Martin-GraceRunning Back
Sam HodginsRunning Back
[Reference: Compiled from results in 8]

Home Venue: Sportslink, Santry, Dublin 9



[1] Irish American Football Association (2018) Dublin Rebels Team Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Team-Logo-Dublin-Rebels-2.png [Accessed 22 July 2018]


[2] Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2008results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016]
[3] Irish American Football Association (2009) Index Early 2009 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/indexearly2009 [Accessed 15 October 2017]
[4] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2019) Shamrock Bowl XXII Game Preview Dublin Rebels [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/sbxxiirebels.htm [Accessed 26 June 2019]

Internet Archive

[6] Dublin Rebels (2008) News: 2008 League Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081019054255/http://www.dublinrebels.com/news.php [Accessed 5 July 2017]

[7] Dublin Rebels Wayback Machine (2008) 2008 Roster [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080617034342/http://www.dublinrebels.com:80/page.php?39 [Accessed 27 November 2018]

[8] Dublin Rebels Wayback Machine (2008) News [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080723223049/http://www.dublinrebels.com/ [Accessed 27 November 2018]


[9] Naughton, Lindie (2008) “Garvey the hero for Vikings” Evening Herald. Thursday, August 14, 2008. Pg. 66 [Past copies of the Evening Herald are available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.]



Thanks to Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels.

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