Irish American Football League (1983-Present)

Below you will find links to the Results & Tables of the Irish American Football League since its first year in 1986, in increasing levels of detail, depending on how much detail you want:

  1. Bowls (Results of Finals);
  2. Final Standings & Playoff Results (Decade/Era Overviews);
  3. Season-by-Season Results;
  4. Season-by-Season Box-Scores & Match Reports (Scorers and reports for each match each year):

The Irish American Football League has been running since 1986 when the first Shamrock Bowl was played. For the first three seasons the League operated in Ireland only, and then in 1989 became part of the Combined Gridiron League which operated throughout Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. In 1990 the League returned to an Ireland-only league, but only in Northern Ireland, with the sole Republic of Ireland representatives, the Dublin Celts, playing in the UK Second Division (NCMMA) and playing a series of exhibition matches against the Northern Irish teams. Following on from the Irish League Final, the Champions of the Irish League played against the Dublin Celts in the Shamrock Bowl. In 1991 an All-Ireland American Football League was re-established, under the American Football association of Ireland banner, which became the Irish Senior League in 1997, under new management. This was a time when the initial excitement for the new sport faded, and the NFL was no longer on terrestrial TV in Ireland or Britain, and the number of teams dropped to 3 in 1999, and then in 2000 there was no league.

In 2001, a new administration – the Irish American Football Association – re-established the Irish American Football League, as a Winter League in 2001, and a Spring League in 2002, and then in 2003 as ‘Division 1’  with an 8-Man Division 2. Divisions 1 & 2 were merged into one 11-Man, 6-team IAFL in 2004, and the League expanded to 11 teams by 2008, when a new 8-Man Development League was again re-introduced, to help newer teams starting out, and help existing clubs field second teams. the Development League became a full 11-Man Second Level in 2013, with the two tiers renamed the Shamrock Bowl Conference &  IAFL 1 Conference. A third Tier, the IAFL 2 Conference was introduced in 2014, leading to a 23-team League at its height.

In 2020 the Irish American Football Association was renamed American Football Ireland, under new management, President Orla McAleese, the first Female President of the Association.

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  1. This is a record of 11v11 Contact/Kitted American Football.
  2. For International American Football (Results of American teams in Ireland and Irish teams v American & European Opposition see here:International American Football
  3. For 8v8 Junior/Youth Contact/Kitted American Football (15-19 year-olds) and for 8v8 Adult Contact / Kitted American Football (2nds Teams / smaller towns) and see here: DV8 & Junior Kitted Football

  4. For other American Football Competitions in Ireland (e.g. Preseason, 4th July Festivals etc) see here: Other American Football
  5. For Adult Coed Flag Football (non-Contact 5v5 & 7v7) see here: Irish Flag Football
  6. For International Flag Football see here: International Flag Football
  7. For Other Flag Football (Schools, Colleges & Universities, Junior, Indoor) see here: Other Flag Football

Irish American Football League Bowls

The Results of the Finals of the three levels in the Irish American Football League (11 v 11):

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American Football Ireland Logo 2020-present [Ref: 5]

American Football Ireland Shamrock Bowls 1986-Present

American Football Ireland 1 Bowls 2014-Present

American Football Ireland 2 Bowls 2014-Present

Irish American Football League (Decade/Era Overviews)

Irish American Football Association Logo [Ref: 4]

Final Standings and playoff matches at a glance over a decade or era span:

Irish American Football League | Shamrock Bowl Conference 2013-2019

IAFA Irish American Football League 2006-2012: https://eirball.ie/2020/04/22/irish-american-football-association-irish-american-football-league-2006-2012/

Irish American Football Association Winter and Spring League Era 1998-2005: https://eirball.ie/2020/04/21/irish-american-football-association-winter-and-spring-league-era-1998-2005/

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League 1991-1997: https://eirball.ie/2020/04/22/american-football-association-of-ireland-all-ireland-american-football-league-1991-1997/

Irish American Football League Irish League and Conference 1984-1990: https://eirball.ie/2020/04/21/irish-american-football-association-irish-league-and-conference-1984-1990/

Irish American Football League Tiers 2 & 3 (Decade / Era Overviews):

Irish American Football League | 1 Conference 2013-2019

Irish American Football League | 2 Conference 2014-2019

Irish American Football League Level 1 (Season Results & Tables):

The Results & Final Tables only of the Irish League from 1986 to present on a season-by-season basis with a short season report.

Irish American Football association Logo [Ref: 3]

AFI Premier Division (2020-Present): 2020

IAFA/IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference (2013-2019): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

IAFA Irish American Football League (2008-2012): 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 

IAFA Super League Era (2001-2007): 2007  2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

AFAI Senior League Era (1997-1999): 1999 1998 1997

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League (1990-1996):  1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990

IAFA Irish League and Conference Era (1986-1989): 1989 1988 1987 1986 

Irish American Football Challenge Era (1983-1985): 1985 1983

Irish American Football League Level 2 (Season Results & Tables):

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Irish American Football League Logo 2004-2010 [Ref: 2]

AFI Division 1 (2020-Present): 2020

IAFA Irish American Football League 1 Conference (2013-2019): 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 

Irish American Football League Level 3 (Season Results & Tables):

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Irish American Football Association Logo 2001-2003 [Ref: 1]

AFI Division 2 (2020-Present): 2020

IAFA Irish American Football League 2 Conference (2014-2019): 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 

Irish American Football League (Box-Scores & Match Reports)

Detailed information on each match, including scorers, venue & match reports:

IAFA Super League Era (Box-Scores & Match Reports): 2003 2002 2001

AFAI Irish Senior League (Box-Scores & Match Reports): 1999

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League (Box-Scores & Match Reports): 1995 1992 

Irish American Football Season Overviews

Final Tables and International Results in Irish American Football & Flag Football Organised on a Season-by-Season Basis:

IAFA Super League Era (2000-2006): 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 

AFAI Era (1990-2000): 1999-2000 1998-99

Image References

[1] Irish American Football (2016) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/pics/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2003) IAFL Logo [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/images/logo.gif [Accessed 11 December 2017]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2010) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2019) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/IAFA-Logo-400.png [Accessed 7 April 2019]

[5] American Football Ireland (2020) AFI Premier Division 2020 (Revised Schedule) [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/calendar/afipremdiv-2020/ [Accessed 22 March 2020]