|Date||Team 1||Team 2|
|Jack Daniels Summer Bowl||Belevedere RFC, Dublin|
|20.07.1986||Belfast Blitzers||53||Aldergrove Hawks||22|
|Jack Daniels Summer Bowl||Belvedere RFC, Dublin|
|04.07.1987||Dublin Celts||26||Belfast Blitzers||0|
|Acgragar GAA, Co. Laois|
|16.08.1987||Dublin Celts||26||Belfast Blitzers||14|
|Jack Daniels Summer Bowl||Belvedere RFC, Co. Laois|
|04.07.1988||Dublin Celts||Northern Hordes|
|1988||Dublin Tornadoes||46||Antrim Bulldogs||0|
|17.07.1988||Labatt Spartans||??||A26 Bulldogs||8|
|Birr Vintage Festival||Birr, Co. Offaly|
|21.08.1988||Dublin Tornadoes||Antrim Bulldogs|
|Jack Daniels Summer Bowl||Belvedere RFC< Dublin|
|Exhibition||Breffni Park, Co. Cavan|
|19.08.1989||Belfast Giants||Craigavon Cowboys|
|Exhibition||Athy RFC, Co. Kildare|
|24.05.1992||Dublin Tornadoes||Drogheda Vikings|
|July 4th Festival||Westport, Co. Mayo|
|04.07.1993||Dublin Tornadoes||33||Belfast Spartans||0|
|04.07.1993*||Ardee Falcons||0||Dublin Tornadoes||0|
|International||Wicklow RFC, Co. Wicklow|
|12.08.1995||IAFL All-Stars||British Bulldogs|
|Exhibition||Melvin Park, Co. Tyrone|
|Exhibition||Jennings Park, Newry, Co. Down|
|05.10.2008*||Craigavon Cowboys||Edenderry Soldiers|
|Blarney Bowl||Blarney, Co. Cork|
|04.07.2010||Cork Admirals||40||Dublin Dragons||6|
|Moneygall American Festival||Moneygall, Co. Offaly|
|04.07.2012*||Trim Bulldogs||28||Drogheda Lightning||26|
|Rivals Bowl||Deramore Park|
|04.07.2014+||Belfast Trojans||50||Carrickfergus Knights||0|
|Friday Night Lights||Navan, Co. Meath|
|04.07.2014+||Meath Bulldogs||29||Mullingar Minotaurs||22|
|Stars & Stripes Event||People’s Park, Portadown|
|07.2016||Craigavon Cowboys||W||South Kildare Soldiers||L|
|Marcel Seeley Alumni Game||People’s Park, Portadown|
|17.06.2018||Craigavon Cowboys||NI Razorbacks|
|Marcell Seeley Memorial Cup||People’s Park, Portadown|
|06.2019||Craigavon Cowboys||27||Wexford Eagles||13|
Note: *8v8 Exhibition Match. + Regular Season Match
There have been Festival Matches and Exhibition matches held during the season in Irish American Football since 1986. Often held on American Independence Day, or during Festivals in small towns or villages throughout Ireland, they can be a highlight of the year for many, as up to 5,000 can turn up to watch, as was the case in the July 4th Festival in Westport, Co. Mayo in 1993.
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 Anon. (1987) “American Football” Irish Press. Monday, July 6, 1987, pg. 13.
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 Anon. (1988) “Birr Vintage Festival” Nenagh Guardian. Saturday, August 13, 1988. pg. 15.
 Anon. (1988) “Sports Diary | American Football” Sunday Independent Sunday, July 2, 1989. pg. 29.
 Anon. (1989) “American Football featured at Cavan Festival | Picture Caption” Anglo-Celt. Thursday, July 27, 1989. pg. 24.
 Sheridan, Barbara (1992) “Tight breeches, but no glamour” Nationalist and Leinster Times. Friday, May 29, 1992. pg. 7.
 Anon. (1998) “An Srath Ban, Cumann Mhic Sioghair C.L.G.” Strabane Chronicle. Thursday, July 2, 1998. pg. 31.
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Note: Past copies of the Evening Herald are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive: http://www.irishnewsarchive.com and British Newspaper Archive: https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, both of which are subscription services. Past copies of the Wicklow People are available at the British Newspaper Archive: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk.
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Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Brianna Wallace & Heather Foust (Dublin Bay Raptors) and Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws)
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