IAFL DV8 Development League 2008
|*Cork Admirals 2nds||6||5||1||0||145||25||5||25|
|*Dublin Rebels 2nds||6||5||1||0||176||27||4||24|
|Home Team||Away Team|
|2008||Cork Admirals 2nds||30||Dublin Rebels 2nds||0|
IAFL DV8 Development League 2009
|Trinity College Dublin #||8||7||1||0||279||34||7||31|
|UCD Sentinels #||8||6||2||0||202||115||5||25|
IAFL DV8 Development League 2010
|Erris Rams #||3||1||2||0||1|
|IT Carlow Chargers||1||0||1||0||0|
|Craigavon Cowboys 2nds||3||3||0||0||6|
|Carrickfergus Knights 2nds||2||2||0||0||4|
|Dublin Rebels 2nds||1||1||0||0||2|
|University College Dublin 2nds||2||1||1||0||2|
|Trinity College Dublin 2nds||1||0||1||0||0|
Note: IT Carlow Chargers pulled out of the League after losing their sponsor.
Note 2: Blitz 18th July 2010: 2 Pts First (Craigavon) / 1 Pt Second (UCD) / 0 Pts 3rd (Tullamore)
IAFL DV8 Development League 2011
|Carrickfergus Knights 2nds||2||2||0||0||4|
|Craigavon Cowboys 2nds||2||2||0||0||4|
|Dublin Dragons 2nds||3||1||2||0||2|
IAFL DV8 Development League 2012
|Belfast Trojans 2nds||5||4||0||1||9|
|Craigavon Cowboys 2nds||5||4||1||0||8|
|Carrickfergus Knights 2nds||3||2||1||0||4|
|Dublin Dragons 2nds||6||0||6||0||0|
|Tullamore Phoenix 2nds||2||0||2||0||0|
2008-2009: 4 Pts Win / 2 Pts Tie / 0 Pts Loss / 1 Bonus Point for Scoring 3 Touchdowns / 1 Bonus Point for coming within 6 points of winner.2010: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Loss / 0 Pts Forfeit #
2011-2012: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Tie / 0 Pts Loss
This article takes a look at how the DV8 Development League Standings would have looked if there were separate standings kept for 1st Teams and 2nds teams as in the IAFL Division 2 in 2003. In general 1st Teams played a full schedule of 6-8 games and 2nds teams a half shedule of 2-3 games.
Tullamore Phoenix won the 1st teams title using this method in 2010 and 2011 as they did the overall Development League title those years. Drogheda Lightning had the best record in 2012 overall but there was no clear winner with four teams on 4 wins including Trim Bulldogs victory over Drogheda in the Moneygall American Festival which was not counted in the standings.
The unofficial 2nds title could have been shared between Craigavon Cowboys 2nds and Carrickfergus Knights 2nds in 2010 and 2011, with both teams undefeated, and then in 2012 Belfast Trojans 2nds shade it over Craigavon Cowboys 2nds with a recordof 4-0-1 compared to the Cowboys 2nds 4-1-0.
The DV8 Development League was an 8-a-side fully kitted league and was set up in 2008 with two main aims: (1) To give teams in the Irish Regions a chance to play Competitive Football while building up their kit & player numbers and (2) to enable 2nds teams of bigger IAFL teams in the main league to field 2nds teams.
From 2008-2009 each team played a full schedule (6 games in 2008 & 8 games in 2009) and from 2010-2012 teams from the Irish Regions played a full schedule and 2nds teams played a half or three-quarter schedule.
In 2013 the League became a full 11-a-side second Division known as the IAFL 1 Conference. The DV8 format was kept for a third level over the Winter months of 2012-13 (playing in Blitzes) and following formation of the IAFL 2 Conference in 2014, the format was used for the Junior Kitted League.
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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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