Green Isle All-Stars 0 Marlboro Shamrocks 36
At Glenalbyn, Dublin – The Marlboro Shamrocks, from Boston, Massachusetts, became the first ever US visitors to play an Irish team when in 1986 they took on and defeated an Irish American Football Championship All-Stars side, the Green Isle All-Stars, 36-0. With Billy Lefreniere, a former New York Giants trialist, outstanding for the Shamrocks, scoring three touchdowns in the first half, including an 85 yard run, the Boston team constantly put the Irish team under pressure. Despite good work by Mark Harris, Chris Millar and Martin Murphy, the All-Stars could not prevent Gene Massa hauling in a 3 yard touchdown in the third quarter. Paul Sharon added the visitors fourth touchdown while four Point After Touchdowns from five attempts by Pat Caruso and a Safety in the final quarter completed the scoring for the Shamrocks.
|At Glenalbyn, Dublin||Q1||Q2||Q3||Q4||Total|
|Green Isle All-Stars||0||0||0||0||0|
|MAR||Billy Lafreniere TD||0-6|
|MAR||Billy Lafreniere TD||0-12|
|MAR||Billy Lafreniere 85 Run||0-18|
|MAR||Gene Massa 3 yd Pass from ??||0-24|
|MAR||Paul Sharon TD||0-34|
|MAR||Pat Caruso 4 PATS||0-36|
 Anon. (1986) “Marlboro Burn Up Stars” Sunday Press, November 30. 1986. pg 43.
 Britball Now (2016) History of the Game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 02 October 2016]
 Britball Now (2008) UK Clubs Against Foreign Opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2008]
Thanks to John Malone, Declan Mulvey, Mark, Paul McEnnis, Gareth Moore.
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