|Dublin Celts Green||1||0||0||1||6||6||.500|
|Dublin Celts Orange||1||0||0||1||6||6||.500|
|University College Dublin|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Week 1||St. Paul’s Park Raheny|
|05.01.1986||Dublin Celts Green||6||Dublin Celts Orange||6|
In the early days of American Football in Ireland, before pads and helmets, pick-up games were organised in University College Dublin, Marlay Park (Rathfarnham) and St. Paul’s Park, Raheny. Dublin Celts became the first team in Ireland to become fully kitted in 1985, and while not playing International matches against Wirral Wolves and Newcastle senators from England, played matches among their own members in Raheny. One such match, just after New Years Day in 1986, featuring Irish Press reporter Sean Mannion, ended one Touchdown each.
 Enda Mulcahy Facebook Page (2021) Replies to Post by Enda Mulcahy, 26 January 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2479329725708056&id=100008931583156¬if_id=1611665913335201¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif[Accessed 26 January 2021]
 Sean Mannion (1986) “Touchdown, Dublin Celts” Irish Press. Monday, January 6, 1986. pg. 9.
Thanks to Brian Manning & Anthony “Pippo” O’Grady
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