Irish American Football League Festivals and Exhibitions 1988


Dublin Tornadoes11004601.000
Labatt Spartans11002281.000
Belfast Blitzers11001.000
Antrim Bulldogs3030870.000
Irish American Football League Festivals 1988 Ref: Compiled from :[1-3]


DateTeam 1Team 2
1988Dublin Tornadoes46Antrim Bulldogs0
17.07.1988Labatt Spartans22A26 Bulldogs8
Week (Birr Vintage Festival)St. Brendan’s Park, Offaly
13.08.1988Dublin TornadoesAntrim Bulldogs
Unknown Week
1988Belfast BlitzersWAntrim BulldogsL

Reference: [1-2]


The Dublin Tornadoes and Labatt (Belfast) Spartans both defeted newcomers Antrim Bulldogs in Festival matches in 1988. the Festivals could have been a way for the Irish American Football League teams to try out new players and for the newer teams such as Antrim Bulldogs in 1988 to gain experience before joining the League proper.



[1] Anon. (1988) “Birr Vintage Festival” Nenagh Guardian. Saturday, August 13, 1988. pg. 15.

[2] Britball Now (2016) Historical Results [1988][Friendlies] [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 January 2020]

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[3] Belfast Blitzers Facebook (2021) Bellfast Blitzers Reply to Post by Enda Mulcahy [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 22 January 2021]


Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)

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