Northern Ireland Junior American League 1990


Belfast Junior Spartans127 1.000 
Brownlow Bandits1010027.000
Prospect Pumas000000.000
Ballymena Wolfhounds0.000 
Maiden City Maulers0.000 
Lisburn Groundhogs0.000 
Northern Ireland Junior American League Standings 1990 [Ref: Compiled from 1-4]

Regular Season Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
Week 1Allen Park, Antrim
21.05.1990Brownlow Bandits0Belfast Junior Spartans27
Week 4  
08.06.1990Lisburn Groundhogs Brownlow Bandits 
10.06.1990Belfast Junior Spartans Maiden City Maulers 
Northern Ireland Junior American League Regular Season Results 1990 [Ref; 1-4]


The Northern Ireland Junior American League was a Coed (Mixed) Two-Touch American Football League for 14-18 year olds in Northern Ireland that was formed in 1988, and became a Junior Kitted League in 1991. Two-Touch is a version of Flag Football that was popular among Junior sides in Ireland and Britain in the late 1980s before Flags were brought in from America. The ball carrier is tackled by placing two hands on him or her.

In the only known result from 1990, Belfast Junior Spartans beat Brownlow Bandits (the Craigavon Cowboys Junior side) 27-0. Other teams in 1990 were Maiden City Maulers (Derry), Lisburn Groundhogs, Prospect Pumas (Carrickfergus), and Ballymena Wolfhounds.



[1] Anon. (1990) “American Football: Junior game is on the up!” Sunday Life May 27, 1990. pg. 58

[2] Anon. (1990) “American Football: off form Bulldogs lack any real bite” Sunday Life June 3, 1990. pg. 46

[3] Traynor, Jonathan (1990) “Local League action hots up” Sunday Life June 10, 1990. pg. 42

[4] Anon. (1986) “Celts side stampede Cowboys” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, May 21, 1990. pg. 21 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: which is a subscription service.


Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Michael Brophy and Ralph Schmeer of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 8 April 2019

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