ETO European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Winter 1944


ETO European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Spring 1944

Match Day Potato Bowl
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Navy Galloping Gaels vs Army Wolverines


In the big New Years’ Day Bowl Game in the European Theater of Operations Football Championship of Winter 1944, Navy Galloping Gaels tied 0-0 with Army Wolverines in the home ground of Newry Town Football Club (Soccer), which was designated “Lone Star Field” for the day. The game was billed as the “Championship of Northern Ireland”.



[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Winter Football 1944 – Bowl Games and Professionals” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 62.


[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 June 2017]


Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).


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