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East Side Jets American Football Ireland Team 1987

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IAFL Senior Team 1987

Home Ground: Annadale Sports & Social Club, Ballygowan, Belfast

Colours: White/Green & White/White

History: Played their only season in 1987, the first full season of the IAFL, finishing bottom of the Mourne Conference with a 1-9 record. They had won both of their pre-season games against Aldegrove Hawks and Bangor Buccaneers but fell apart in their first competitive game against the Belfast Blitzers, the 1986 League and Cup Champions losing 92-0, andnever really recovered after that.

Home Ground: Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-TPts / PosPS W-L-TChampOther W-L-TChamp
1987IAFL1-9-0.100 / 5th0-0-0None2-0-0Pre MC

1987 Results

PS 11987AAldergove HawksW6-0
PS 215.03.1987HBangor BuccaneersW7-2
127.04.1987HBelfast BlitzersL0-92
417.05.1987ACraigavon CowboysL0-58
524.05.1987HBelfast SpartansL9-30
707.06.1987AColeraine ChieftansL0-31
814.06.1987HBelfast GiantsL0-46
1105.07.1987ABangor BuccaneersL0-25
1426.07.1987ACarrickfergus CougarsL0-1 #
1616.08.1987HDublin TornadoesL0-1 #
1723.08.1987ADublin CeltsL0-1 #
1830.08.1987HJordanstown JaguarsW1-0 #



[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) East Side Jets [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/EastSideJets.htm [Accessed 18 July 2018]

[3] Anon. (1987) “Successful start by Belfast Jets”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 17, 1987. pg. 21 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[4] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Post to Page by Andrew C. Hynds, July 25, 2020[Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/110331995_10207676407903700_6075498231333887780_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=VOFw2CPJYmgAX9D9GUf&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=97080de1e6cee4dca8af94992838b196&oe=5F72CA3D [Accessed 30 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.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 30 August 2020

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