Four Nations American Football International Friendly – Ireland Fighting Irish 45 Northwest GB All-Stars 0 – 26 November 1995

Four Nations International Friendly

26 November 1995 – Ireland 45 Northwest GB All-Stars 0

On 26th of November 1995, the Ireland International team made history, winning for the first time ever against a British side, the Northwest Great Britain All-Stars. In terrible weather, which affected the turnout at the gate, Philip McCowen (3 TDs), Eddie Goggins (1 TD), David Grandmaision (2 TDs), Mitchell (1 TD) and Alan Byrne (1 TD) were the Touchdown scorers). I all Ireland scored 45 points and 8 touchdowns without reply.

AtQ1Q2Q3Q4 Total
North West GB All-Stars0
Four Nations International Friendly Box-Score 26 November 1995 [Ref: 1]
IRLPhilip McGowen TD
IRLPhilip McGowen TD
IRLPhilip McGowen TD
IRLEddie Goggins TD
IRLDavid Grandmaison TD
IRLDavid Grandmaison TD
IRLMitchell TD
IRLAlan Byrne TD
Four Nations International Friendly Scorers 26 November 1995 [Ref: 1]

Ireland Roster 1995

 Offense / Defense 
David GrandmaisonWide Receiver / Free Safety / Strong Safety
MitchellWide Receiver / Cornerback
Patrick CullenQuarterbackCraigavon Cowboys
Eddie GogginsQuarterback
Padraig ReddingtonTight EndDublin Tornadoes
Phil McGowanFullbackDublin Tornadoes
Alan ByrneFullbackDublin Tornadoes
Brian DennehyHalfbackDublin Tornadoes
Denis SoroghanCenterDublin Tornadoes
Alan O’BrienRight Guard / Full BackDublin Tornadoes
Danny O’CallaghanOutside LinebackerDublin Tornadoes
CornerbackDave McGrathDublin Tornadoes
References :[1; 5]


[1] Britball Now (2009) History of the game in Ireland |  [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 October 2016]

[2] Britball Now (2009) British and Irish Friendly results against foreign opposition [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 16 November 2017]

[3] British Collegiate American Football League (2001) GB Bulldogs History [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 March 2018]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2006) Team Ireland 8 Coventry Cassidy Jets 35 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 31 October 2017]

[5] Dublin Tornadoes (1997) History of the Team [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 20 March 2018]


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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Last Updated: 16 May 2020

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