Irish Flag Football Association Box Score & Match Reports Challenge Matches 2001-02

IAFA Flag Challenge Composite Table 2001-02

Drimnagh Cycos211032243
Belfast Bulls211024203
Coleraine Chieftans211020243
UL Vikings211024323
Compiled from: [1][2]

Week 1 – 29 April 2001

Drimnagh Cycos 20 UL Vikings 24 – Played in Fairview Park, Dublin. This was the first match in over a year for both teams since the Irish Flag Football League folded in 2000. The match was used as match practice by the Cycos before their match against English Champions Leicester Europa Eagles. The Vikings defence was on top in the first half as they ran out to an 18-6 lead early on. The Cycos responed with a 30-yard scoring run by Stephen Dunne, but the Vikings again went two TD’s up to lead 24-13 at the half. The Cycos managed to keep the Vikings out of the endzone in the second half, but the Vikings managed to hold on for the win, as Drimnagh could only manage one TD, a 5-yard run by Liam Farrell, to leave the score 24-20 to UL at the finish. [1]

University of Limerick Vikings24024
Drimnagh Cycos13720
1st Half
DRIStephen Dunne 30yd Run, 1xpt Good18-13
2nd Half
DRILiam Farrel 5yd Run, 1xpt Good24-20

Week 2 – 20 February 2002

UL Vikings 0 Drimnagh Cycos 12 – Played in Limerick. The Drimnagh Cycos won with two Touchdowns from Steve Dunne (A 5-yard run early in the game) and also in the first half QB Aidan Kelly threw a 25-yard TD pass to Bob Curran, to gain revenge for defeat in 2001. [3]

Drimnagh Cycos12012
University of Limerick Vikings000
IFFA Flag Football Challenge Matches 2001-02 – Drimnagh Cycos 12 UL Vikings 0 [Ref: 3, 7]
1st Half
DRIStephen Dunne 5yd Run6-0
DRIBob Curran 25yd Pass from Aidan Kelly12-0
2nd Half
No Scoring12-0
IFFA Flag Football Challenge Matches 2001-02 – Drimnagh Cycos 12 UL Vikings 0 [Ref: 3, 7]

Week 3 – 12 May 2002

Belfast Bulls 16 Coleraine Chieftans 8Played in Belfast. The Bulls QB Scott Lennox threw two Touchdown passes to Wide Receivers John Sittlington and Darren Dalton. Gavin Power scored the Chieftans only TD in what was a close game.[4]

At BelfastH1H2Total
Coleraine Chieftans8
Belfast Bulls16
BELJohn Sittlington Pass from Scott Lennox
BELDarren Dalton Pass from Scott Lennox
COLGavin Power

Week 4 – 9 June 2002

Coleraine Chieftans 12 Belfast Bulls 8 – Played in Coleraine. The Chieftans evened up the score with the Bulls in the two-game series as their Halfback Martin Robinson scored on two long runs to the outside. Scott Lennox combined with WR John Sittlington again for the Bulls only score. [4]

At ColeraineH1H2Total
Belfast Bulls8
Coleraine Chieftans12
COLMartin Robinson Run
COL Martin Robinson Run
BELJohn sittlington Pass from Scott Lennox, 2xpt Good



Internet Archive

[1] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2001) Flag Football: News – UL Vikings at Drimnagh Cycos [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[2] Wayback Machine – Drimnagh Cycos Yahoo Site (2001) Recent Messages [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 21 April 2017]

[3] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2002) UL Vikings 0 Drimnagh Cycos 12 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 October 2017]

[4] Wayback Machine – Irish American Football Scene (2002) Chieftans and Bulls slug it out [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 6 July 2018]


[5] Britball Now (2018) History of the game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 October 2016]

[6] Britball Now (2018) 2001 Adult Flag news – 10th July 2001 – Drimnagh thrash Leicester 49-6 in Senior Flag challenge match [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 October 2016]


[7] Naughton, Lindie (2002) “Classy Cycos” Evening Herald. Thursday, February 21, 2002. pg. 74 [Past copies of the Evening Herald are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive: which is a subscription service]


Thanks to Peter Mullen, Drimnagh Cycos

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Last Updated: 15 April 2019

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