Goal Celebrity Flag American Football Match 1988-1989


DateHome TeamAway Team
03.07.1988RTE RaidersGOAL Heroes
01.07.1989RTE3Goal Stars3
Goal Celebrity American Football Match 1988-1989 [Ref: 1-3


The Goal Celebrity Flag Football Match was a match involving celebrities from RTE such as Pat Kenny, as well as Irish International Rugby Players such as Tony Ward. There were two teams in the main match – the GOAL Heroes (GOAL is an Irish International Development Organisation) and the RTE Heroes (RTE – Radio Teilifis Eireann – is the Irish National Broadcaster). It was played in aid of Charity for Developing Countries. There was also a Women’s match.

In 1989 RTE and Goal Stars tied the match 3-3.

It was played in conjunction with a fully kitted American Football match – usually between the Dublin Celts and Northern Irish teams, which was sponsored by Jack Daniels whiskey and known as the Jack Daniels Summer Bowl.



Anon. (1988) “Hordes and heroes for Summerbowl” Irish Press. Wednesday, June 29, 1988. Pg. 21

Anon. (1989) “American Football” Irish Press. Sunday, July 2, 1989. Pg. 31


Thanks to Kevin Smyth, Frank Winters, Ronan O’Brien, John Malone, Declan Mulvey

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