Irish American Football League Preseason Friendlies Box-Scores and Match Reports 1986

PS Week 1 – 17 May 1986

Craigavon Cowboys 0 Belfast Blitzers 46 – In the first ever fully kitted game of American Football betwen two Irish sides ever to take part in Ulster, the Belfast Blitzers overwhelmed the Craigavon Cowboys at Shane Park in Craigavon. Wide Receiver Ivan Smith scored two touchdowns for the Blitzers and running back Derek McCord scored three in what was described as a “mauling” by the Belfast Telegraph. [Reference: 6]

At Shane Park, CraigavonQ1Q2Q3Q4Total
Belfast Blitzers46
Craigavon Cowboys0
IAFL Preseason 1986 – Craigavon Cowboys 0 Belfast Blitzers 46 – 17 May 1986 [Reference: 1-6]
TeamScorersScore
BLZIvan Smith TD Pass
BLZIvan Smith TD Pass
BLZDerek McCord TD Run
BLZDerek McCord TD Run
BLZDerek McCord TD Run
IAFL Preseason 1986 – Craigavon Cowboys 0 Belfast Blitzers 46 – 17 May 1986 [Reference: 1-6]

References

Social Media

[1] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[2] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, September 72019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2286790341432108?comment_id=2287705898007219&reply_comment_id=2292185984225877&notif_id=1568031304420635&notif_t=feed_comment [Accessed 9 September 2019]

[3] Eirball | Facebook (2019) Post by Eirball September 122019: ” I found an article in the Belfast Telegraph dated Friday, May 16, 1986 (p.22) where a Blitzers v Cowboys pre-season game was advertised.  “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/2226857640959926/photos/a.2235377026774654/2261314360847587/?type=3&theater [Accessed 12 September 2019]

[4] Anon. (1986) “It’s Blitzers v Cowboys” Belfast Telegraph.Friday, May 16, 1986. pg. 22 [Internet] Available at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[5] Anon. (1986) “Some Scrum” Picture caption Belfast Telegraph. Monday, May 19, 1986. pg. 25 [Internet] Available at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

Newspapers

[6] Anon. (1986) “Neill set for Capital Cup Clash”Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, June 18, 1986. pg. 23 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to David Turner & Billy Graham (Belfast Blitzers).

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 30 October 2020

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