Dublin Tigers American Football Ireland Team 1998-1999

Piitsburgh Steelers Logo [Reference: 10]

IAFL Senior Team 1998-99

Home Ground: SportsLink, Furry Park, Swords Road, Turnapin Great, Santry, Dublin 9.

Colours: Black Jerseys/ Yellow Pants with Black Stripes/ Black Helmet with Yellow Stripes.

History: The last of the Dublin Teams formed in the nineties after the demise of the Celts and Tornadoes, the Tigers are notable for having been gifted the Pittsburgh Steelers kit after the NFL team played in Dublin. They competed in the Shamrock Bowl against the Carrickfergus Knights both seasons they played in the league, winning once. Played against Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1998, losing 0-48, becoming one of the first Irish teams to play against aan American College team in the process.

Career Record (W-L-T): Total: 10-5-0; Regular Season 9-3-0; Post-Season 1-1-0; International 0-1-0

Honours: Shamrock Bowl XIV Winners 1999 (Beat Carrickfergus Knights 22-6), Runners-Up in Shamrock Bowl XIII (Lost to Carrickfergus Knights 14-22). AFAI Senior League Champions 1998.

Home Ground: Sportslink Park, Swords, Co. Dublin

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-TPctPS W-L-TChampInt W-L-TChamp
1998AFAI SL6-2-0.7500-1-0AFAI SL0-0-0None
1999AFAI SL3-1-0.7501-0-0SB XIV0-0-0None

1998 Results AFAI Senior League

226.04.98HCraigavon CowboysW18-6
310.05.98AGreystones RebelsW34-6
417.05.98HQueens University BroncosW52-6
Inter05.1998HMaranatha Baptist Bible CollegeL0-48
607.06.98ACarrickfergus KnightsT20-20
821.06.98ACraigavon CowboysW42-18
1019.07.98AQueens University BroncosW64-0
1126.07.98HCarrickfergus KnightsT26-26
1309.08.98HGreystones RebelsW36-24
SF16.08.98HCraigavon CowboysW30-0
SB XIII30.08.98ACarrickfergus KnightsL14-22

1999 Results AFAI Senior League

213.06.1999HCarrickfergus KnightsW14-0
427.06.1999HQueens University Belfast BroncosW66-0
530.06.1999ACarrickergus KnightL0-34
625.07.1999AQueens University Belfast BroncosW34-0
SB XIV15.08.1999NCarrickfergus KnightsW22-6




[1] Evening Herald (1999) “American Football” Evening Herald, Tuesday, January 5, 1999, pg. 91 [Irish Newspaper Archive: Available online at: https://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/Olive/APA/INA/Print.Article.aspx?mode=image&href=EHD%2F1999%2F01%2F05&id=Ar09100 [Accessed 21 August 2020][The Irish Newspaper Archive is a Subscription Service]


[2] Carrickfergus Knights (1998) Full 1998 Results and League Table [Internet] Available from: http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/Full_1998_AFAI_Results_and.htm [Accessed 23 May 2000]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 16 April 2018]


[3] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar. Evening Herald. Saturday, 21 August 1999, pg. 111.

[4] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers maul the Knights. Evening Herald. Saturday, 19 June 1999, pg. 27.

[5] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers roar!. Evening Herald. Saturday, 3 July 1999, pg. 25.

[6] Naughton, L. (1999) Tigers spring into final. Evening Herald. Saturday, 31 July 1999, pg. 24.

[7] Anon. (1999) “Factfile and Greyhound Racing: American Football” Irish Independent. Wednesday, July 21, 1999. pg. 22. [Internet] Available from: the British Newspaper Archive at: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/print/bl/0001715/19990721/257/0022 [Accessed 22 April 2020]

Internet Archive

[8] Carrickfergus Knights | Wayback Machine (1999) News [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/19990824010758/http://www.sugarcube.co.uk/knight/ [Accessed 23 March 1999]


[9] Irish American Football association () History: Tigers v Broncos (1998) Photo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/images/teamphotos/hist8.gif [Accessed 18 November 2018]


[10] Home Depot (2020) yellow-applied-icon-wall-decals-nfop2601-64_1000 [Internet] Available from: https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/a8b39686-51d9-495c-b736-76f56576fc5a/svn/yellow-applied-icon-wall-decals-nfop2601-64_1000.jpg [Accessed 25 August 2020]


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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