Irish American Football League Preseason Box-Scores & Match Reports 1989

Preseason Week 1 – 5 February 1989

A26 Bulldogs 20 Craigavon Cowboys 0 – The A26 Bulldogss, playing in only their second season, and their first as an official league affiliate, became only the second team to beat the 1986 Shamrock Bowl Champions Craigavon Cowboys – the others being the Dublin Celts and Belfast Blitzers.

Quarterback Clive Grant scored twice, John Smith ran in a two-point conversion and William Beattie added the third touchdown as the Bulldogs won 20-0 to start the 1989 Preseason.

@ Allen Park, AntrimQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Craigavon Cowboys0
A26 Bulldogs20
Reference: [1]
A26Clive Grant TD0-6
A26Clive Grant TD
A26John Smith 2XPT Run0-14
A26William Beattie0-20


Sources / Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1989) “Irish teams gear up to new season” American Football News 9 February 1989. pg. 19


Thanks to John Malone, Declan Mulvey & John O’Reilly

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