Irish American Football Association Jack Daniels Summer Bowl 1987

Jack Daniels Summer Bowl Results

Irish American Football Association Festivals 1987

Match Day Summer Bowl Semi-Finals
(Summer Bowl Semi-Finals)
8 - 6

Belfast Blitzers vs Craigavon Cowboys

Match Day Summer Bowl Final
(Summer Bowl Final)
26 - 0

Dublin Celts vs Belfast Blitzers


With sub-tropical temperatures and six quarters of Football in the Semi-Finals against Craigavon Cowboys [5], the Belfast Blitzers fell to their first defeat of the 1987 Irish American Football League season in the Final versus Dublin Celts in Dublin for the Jack Daniels Summer Bowl, held in honour of American Independence Day [1-4]. The Celts’ win put all the focus on the meeting of the two unbeaten teams in the league later on in the season.



[1] Anon. (1987) “American Football” Irish Press. Monday, July 6, 1987, pg. 13.

[2] Feeney, John. (1987) “Traders happy with success of Mardi Gras” Nationalist and Leinster Times, Friday, August 21, 1987. pg. 3

[3] Anon. (1987) “American Football” Irish Independent. Monday, July 6, 1987. pg. 14.

[4] Anon. (1987) “Blitzers blitzed” Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, July 9, 1987. pg. 25.


[5] Bill Boyd (1987) “Gridiron Ireland” Gridiron. September 1987. Pg.


[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Reply to Post by David Turner, August 12, 2019 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 16 August 2019]


[7] BritballNow Wayback Machine (2016)Historical Results [1988][Friendlies] [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 13 January 2021]


Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)


Prepared and maintained by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 20 January 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Leave a Reply