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Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 12, 1985 3:30 pm Northern Ireland American Football Association Flag Football 1985 Week 1

Results

Team
Tyrone Tornadoes
Coleraine Chieftains

Tyrone Tornadoes

Position FG Safety PAT 2XP TD Comp Att Pass Yds Rush Att Rush Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost FR Tckl Solo Asst Sack PR KR Punt PYds PAvg BFG OR
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Coleraine Chieftains

Position FG Safety PAT 2XP TD Comp Att Pass Yds Rush Att Rush Yds Rec Rec Yds Int Lng Fum Lost FR Tckl Solo Asst Sack PR KR Punt PYds PAvg BFG OR
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Venue

Omagh Rugby Club, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Mountjoy Road, Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, BT78 1DU, United Kingdom

Recap

Tyrone Tornadoes won the first ever American Football match played in Ireland that did not feature American players. The game was a 7-a-side or 9-a-side Flag Football (Non-Contact) version of the sport. The game was organised by Steve Stacher, an American in Ireland with his Irish wife for only a few months at the time.

REFERENCES

[1] Anon. (1983) “Shoot-out at Rifle Park”, Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, August 17, 1983. pg. 34 [Past editions of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[2] Steve Stacher (1987) “AN OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN IRELAND” Receiver, 1987. pg. 25.

[3] Anon. (1985) “MEET THE ‘TYRONE TORNADOES'” Ulster Herald. Saturday, April 6, 1985. pg. 4. [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[4] Anon. (1985) “AMERICAN FOOTBALL” Strabane Chronicle. Saturday, May 11, 1985. pg. 9 [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[5] Neil Johnston (1985) “Introducing Tyrone’s Tornadoes…” Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, March 2, 1985. pg. 1.