Dublin Rebels American Football Ireland Team Roster and Game Summaries 2008

Dublin Rebels Logo [Reference: 1]

Final Standings

IAFL North
Belfast Trojans (D)86202267912
Carrickfegus Knights83501561936
Belfast Bulls8260842624
IAFL Central
Dublin Rebels (D)87103012214
Dublin City University Saints (P)84401331418
Dublin Rhinos8170492952
IAFL South
UL Vikings (D)87102868814
Cork Admirals (P)86203329212
Tallaght Outlaws808004340
Irish American Football League 2008 [Ref: 6]

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamScoreAway TeamScore
Wildcard Playoffs
20.07.2008Cork Admirals34DCU Saints2
27.07.2008UL Vikings42Belfast Trojans8
27.07.2008Dublin Rebels19Cork Admirals12
Shamrock Bowl XXII
10.08.2008Dublin Rebels12UL Vikings14
Irish American Football League Playoff Results 2008 [Ref: 2-4]

Season Report

Dublin Rebels reached the Shamrock Bowl, losing 12-14 to University of Limerick Vikings after going 7-1 during the season and defeating Cork Admirals 19-12 in the Semi-Finals. The recorded four successive shutouts over DCU Saints twice, Dublin Rhinos and a massive 72-0 win over Belfast Bulls in the middle of the season. They started with two shutouts also, over Belfast Trojans (16-0) and Dublin Rhinos (64-0) before losing 6-0 to Cork Admirals. They finished the Regular Season with a 34-12 victory over UL Vikings, but were left disappointed in the end with a loss to the same team in Shamrock Bowl XXII.

Dublin Rebels Results 2008

130.03.2008ABelfast TrojansW16-0
313.04.2008ADublin RhinosW64-0
420.04.2008HCork AdmiralsL0-6
604.05.2008HDublin City University SaintsW25-0
818.05.2008HDublin RhinosW52-0
925.05.2008ADublin City University SaintsW39-0
1215.06.2008HBelfast BullsW72-0
1322.06.2008AUniversity of Limerick VikingsW32-14
SF27.07.2008HCork AdmiralsW19-12
SB XXII10.08.2008University of Limerick VikingsL12-14
[References: 2]

Week 1 – 30 March 2008 – Belfast Trojans 0 Dublin Rebels 16

At Malone Rugby Club, BelfastQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels008816
Belfast Trojans00000
[References: 8]
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
No Scoring0-0
3rd Quarter
REBBarry Flinn 6 Pass from Andy Dennehy (Sam Hodgins 2xpt)8-0
4th Quarter
REBSam Hodgins 20 Run (Sam Hodgins 2xpt)16-0
[References: 8]

Week 3 – 13 April 2008 – Dublin Rhinos 0 Dublin Rebels 66

At Castleknock Community College, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels302016066
Dublin Rhinos00000
0[References: 8]
1st Quarter
REBSam Hodgins 10 Run (Barry Flinn 2xpt)8-0
REBDave O’Neill 20 Pass from Andrew Dennehy14-0
REBBarry Flinn 30 Pass from Andrew Dennehy (Kevin Finnegan 2xpt)22-0
REBKevin Finnegan 8 Run (Paul Smyth 2xpt)30-0
2nd Quarter
REBMarcus Naylor 13 Int Return36-0
REBKevin Finnegan 18 Pass from Andrew Dennehy (Barry Flinn 2xpt)44-0
REBPaul Grogan 10 Run50-0
3rd Quarter
REBKevin Finnegan 7 Run (Kevin Finnegan 2xpt)58-0
REBTom Berrigan 30 Pass from Andrew Dennehy (Sam Hodgins 2xpt) 66-0
4th Quarter
No Scoring66-0
[References: 8]

Week 4 – 20 April 2008 – Dublin Rebels 0 Cork Admirals 6

At Sportslink, Santry, Dublin 9Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Cork Admirals00606
Dublin Rebels00000
[References: 8]
1st Quarter
No Scoring0-0
2nd Quarter
No Scoring0-0
3rd Quarter
CORMatthew Spada 70 Pass from David Lomansey6-0
4th Quarter
No Scoring6-0
[References: 8]

Week 6 – 4 May 2008 – Dublin Rebels 25 Dublin City University Saints 0

At Sportslink, Santry, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels1225
Dublin City University Saints00
[References: 8]
1st Quarter
REBShahin Nikroo Pass from Barty Flinn6-0
REBStephen Archinbald 37 Int Ret12-0
Quarter ??
REBSam Hodgins 5 Run18-0
REBSam Hodgins 7 Run24-0
[References: 8]

Week 8 – 18 May 2008 – Dublin Rebels 52 Dublin Rhinos 0

At Sportslink, Santry, DublinQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rhinos00000
Dublin Rhinos52
[References: 8]
Quarter ??
REBMarcus Naylor Run (Barry Flinn 2xpt)
REBPaul Smyth Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBBarry Flinn Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBPaul Grogan Pass from Andrew Dennehy
3rd Quarter
REBMarcus Naylor Run
REBRoss McCoeey Run
4th Quarter
REBAndrew Dennehy 7 Run
REBBarry Flinn Pass from Andrew Dennehy52-0
[References: 8]

Week 9 – Dublin City University Saints 0 Dublin Rebels 39

At ALSAA, Dublin AirportQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels1339
Dublin City University Saints00000
0[References: 8]
Quarter ??
REBDave O’Neill 11 Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBKevin Finnegan 8 Run
REBRoss McCoeey 1 Run
REBBarry Flinn 33 Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBPaul Grogan PAT
REBPaul Grogan PAT
4th Quarter
REBSam Hodgins 43 Run32-0
REB Sam Hodgins 1 Run (Paul Grogan PAT)39-0
[References: 8]

Week 12 – 15 June 2008 – Dublin Rebels 72 Belfast Bulls 0

At Q1Q2Q3Q4Total
Belfast Bulls00000
Dublin Rebels
[References: 8]
Quarter ??
REBBarry Flinn Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBPaul Grogan Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBBarry Flinn Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBPaul Smyth Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBKevin Finnegan Run
REBBarry Flinn Pass from Andrew Dennehy
REBKevin Finnegan Run
REBBarry Flinn 60 Pass from Sam Hodgins
REBSteve Archibald 18 Int Ret65-0
REBPaul Grogan 34 FG
REBSam Hodgins Pass from Paul Grogan (Paul Grogan PAT)72-0
[References: 8]

Week 13 – 22 June 2008 – University of Limerick Vikings 16 Dublin Rebels 36

At University of LimerickQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Dublin Rebels36
University of Limerick Vikings16
[References: 8]
1st Half
REBSam Hodgins Run6-0
REBBarry Flinn 27 Pass from Andrew Dennehy12-0
REBSam Hodgins 96 Pass from Andrew Dennehy (Barry Flinn 2xpt)20-0
3rd Quarter
REBSam Hodgins Kick Return26-0
ULVLiam Ryan 8 Run (2xpt Good)26-8
REBSam Hodgins Run32-8
4th Quarter
REBSeamus Feehan Pass from Liam Ryan (2xpt Good)32-16
[References: 8]

Shamrock Bowl XXII – Dublin Rebels 12 UL Vikings 14

Dublin Rebels 12 University of Limerick Vikings 14 – Adrian Garvey scored a Touchdown run for the UL Vikings, winning the MVP Award in the process as the Limerick side won Shamrock Bowl XXII 14-12 in a close game against the Dublin Rebels. Darragh O’Callaghan with an Interception Return and Seamus Feehan with a two-point conversion were the other Vikings scorers. The Rebels points came from a Paul Smyth Touchdown, which was converted for one point, a Paul Grogan Field Goal, and a Penalty Safety.

At CIT Stadium, CorkQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
University of Limerick Vikings14
Dublin Rebels12
Shamrock Bowl XXII – 10 August 2008 [Ref: 9]
ULVAdrian Garvey, TD Run
ULVDarragh O’Callaghan Int Return TD (Seamus Feehan 2XPT)
REBPaul Smyth TD (1XPT Good)
REBPaul Grogan FG
REBPenalty Safety
Shamrock Bowl XXII Box-Score – 10 August 2008 [Ref: 9]
MVP (Most Valuable Player)Adrian GarveyUniversity of Limerick Vikings
Shamrock Bowl XXII MVP – 10 August 2008 [Ref: 9]

Dublin Rebels Roster 2008

1Marcus NaylorFree Safety / Running Back13Wicklow
4Dave O’NeillWide Receiver2Dublin
5Paul CalnerLinebacker11USA
7Russell CorneliusWide ReceiverUSA
8Samuel HodginsT-Back3Dublin
10Henry WassermannHalfback / Tight End20USA
13Eamonn McCoeeyQuarterbackRDublin
15Sean ShanahanLinebacker18USA
16Andy DennehyQuarterback8Dublin
17Matt AdamsWide ReceiverRDublin
18Paul GroganWide Receiver / Kicker1Dublin
19Thomas BerriganWide ReceiverRDublin
20Darragh FarrellDefensive Back4Dublin
21Kevin FinneganOutside Linebacker5Dublin
22Stephen ArchibaldDefensive Back / Outside Linebacker13England
23Sam WhelanDefensive Back1Dublin
24Gavin MurphyDefensive BackRDublin
25David McKeatingDefensive BackRDublin
26Simon HuttleyDefensive BackRDublin
28Pat QuinnLinebacker4Dublin
29Gavin KaneLinebacker1Dublin
30David PhelanDefensive Back1Dublin
31Darren ConwayDefensive End5Dublin
33Garrie O’NeillDefensive BackRDublin
34John KeeganDefensive Back2Dublin
35Eoin DalyDefensive Back2Dublin
36Tom O’MahonyDefensive BackRDublin
40Steve WalshDefensive End / Fullback6Dublin
42Ciaran TigheLinebackerRDublin
45Andrew FlynnMiddle Linebacker / Fullback13Dublin
50Keith MurphyLinebackerRDublin
51Ross McCoeeyMiddle Linebacker3Dublin
52Shane CampbellOffensive Lineman6Dublin
53Luke BegleyLinebackerRDublin
54Michael StankardLinebacker1Dublin
55Paul WeldonMiddle Linebacker4Dublin
56Dave SherwinCenter7Dublin
60Maclean BurkeDefensive Tackle3Dublin
66Fergal O’HanlonOffensive Lineman13Dublin
72Tobias HanssonOffensive Lineman10Sweden
76Simon ConnellanOffensive Lineman4Dublin
78Mick FinucaneOffensive Lineman / Tight End9Dublin
81Barry FlinnWide Receiver / Tight End3Dublin
83Sahin NikrooWide ReceiverRDublin
84James ButterlyWide ReceiverRDublin
85Fionn KellyWide Receiver1Dublin
87Conor RyanWide Receiver5Wicklow
89Hugh LyonsWide ReceiverRDublin
92Kenny HudsonMiddle Linebacker13Wicklow
94Paul SmythDefensive End / Halfback6Dublin
96Conor WalshDefensive End / Tackle5Wicklow
99Steve WilsonDefensive Tackle6Wicklow
[Reference: 5; 7]

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 Cillian Smith, Michael Smith and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association, and Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels.

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Last Updated: 20 January 2021
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