Irish American Football Association Dingle Classic (Gaeltacht Bowl) 2009-2011

Irish American Football association Logo [Ref: 4]


DateHome TeamAway Team
Dingle Classic
28.02.2009University of Limerick Vikings0Philadelphia Blue Flame (PA)22
Dingle Classic
27.02.2010University of Limerick Vikings48Cork Admirals6
Gaeltacht BowlCorca Duibhne Rugby Grounds
05.03.2011University of Limerick Vikings44Cork Admirals18
Irish american Football Association Dingle Classic / Gaeltacht Bowl 2009-2011 [Ref: 1-3]


The University of Limerick Vikings played in three preseason Bowls in Dingle, in the Co. Kerry Gaeltacht. In the first match in 2009 they played Philadelphia Blue Flame, a team of firefighters and policemen who play in the National Services League in the USA, losing 0-22. In 2010 and 2011 they beat Cork Admirals, Munster rivals, in what was called the Dingle Classic, and dubbed the Gaeltacht Bowl by players in the third year.

[1] UL Vikings – Wayback Machine (2010) Vikings Triumph in Dingle Classic [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 27 June 2018]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2009) PAUDIE O’SE DINGLE TOURNAMENT [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 15 October 2017]


[3] Anon. (2010) “Dingle win Men’s title at Comortais Paidi O’Se tournament”. Kerryman North Edition. March 9, 2011. pg. 63 [Past copies of the The Kerryman are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at which is a subscription service]


[4] Irish American Football Association (2010) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 1 May 2017]


Thanks to Jean Dunphy, Michael O’Callaghan, Bernice “The Wounded Bear”, John Doyle and Joe Slevin.

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