Hale Blue Devils European Theater of Operations Football Championship Team in Ireland Box-Scores and Roster Autumn 1942

Hale Blue Devils at Ravenhill November 14, 1942.

Season Recap

Hale Blue Devils were one of three teams of United States Servicemen stationed in Northern Ireland during Autumn 1942 while the Allies were at war with the Axis. Hale were the Service Unit and played Yarvard Crimson Tide (the Artillery Unit) at Ravenhill, the home of Ulster Rugby on November 14, 1942, winning 9-7. The game is the earliest verified game of American Football in Ireland. For a full report on the match including Hale rosters and Scoring Summary please click on the game in the schedule to be brought to the game in question’s page.

Schedule 1942

Hale Blue Devils European Theater of Operations Football Championship Autumn 1942

Hale Blue Devils Roster at Ravenhill 1942

Hale Blue Devils at Ravenhill 1942

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLostWeight
1Arnold CarpenterHale Blue Devils01000000000000175
2Raymond ChandlerHale Blue DevilsLeft Halfback10000000000000145
3Frank BeckHale Blue DevilsLeft Halfback00000000000000175
4Byron St. PeterHale Blue DevilsFullback00000000000000160
5David ZywickiHale Blue DevilsQuarterback00000000000000180
6Charles KacenaHale Blue DevilsQuarterback00000000000000165
7John UrbanHale Blue DevilsRight Halfback00000000000000178
8Edward DixHale Blue DevilsRight Halfback00000000000000165
9Homer CookeHale Blue DevilsCenter00000000000000190
10Robert CummingsHale Blue DevilsCenter00000000000000180
11Leo DunhamHale Blue DevilsRight Guard00000000000000180
12Thomas RichardsonHale Blue DevilsLeft Guard00000000000000165
13Frederick StobaeusHale Blue DevilsRight Guard00000000000000175
14Anthony FabrizioHale Blue DevilsLeft Guard00000000000000165
15Erving CroschHale Blue DevilsLeft Tackle00000000000000230
16Norman RosenbergHale Blue DevilsRight Tackle00000000000000230
18Edmund ForczekHale Blue DevilsLeft Tackle00000000000000175
18Woodrow LaurieHale Blue DevilsRight Tackle00000000000000185
19Stephen LochmanHale Blue DevilsLeft End00000000000000200
20John GallagherHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000180
21Eugene BoltonHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000160
22Madison RichHale Blue DevilsLeft End00000000000000175
23Saul SolowHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000190
24Edward KudernaHale Blue DevilsLeft End00000000000000150
25Theodore RixHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000190

References

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 14 1942 – Ravenhill, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hale 9 Yarvard 7” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 49-51.

[2] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 21 1942 – Inver Park, Larne, Northern Ireland – Yarvard 14 Tech 0” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 51-52.

WEBSITES

[3] Edgar, Scott | Wartime NI (2019) Hale Team at Ravenhill [Internet] Available from: https://wartimeni.com/wwiini-story-american-football-ravenhill-programme-06/ [Accessed 17 November 2019]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[7] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[8] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

NEWSPAPERS

[9] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[10] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

[11] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[15] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

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