Other American Football Ireland

The Jordanstown Jaguars, based in Ulster University Jordanstown played in the first full season of the Irish American Football League in 1987. The Trinity Bowl, played from 1992-1995, was the first competition played in Irish Universities, although it did not involve College teams. The Irish Collegiate American Football Association was formed in 1993, and played a Flag Football Summer Bowl over the Summer Holidays, involving both College Students and non-College Students. From 1998 to 1999 the Queen’s University Belfast Broncos competed in the AFAI Irish Senior League, and in 1999 the University of Limerick Vikings were formed, initially as a Flag Football team, and then from 2001 onwards as a fully kitted team playing uin the resurrected IAFL. The First Kitted College Bowl was played in 2006, when there was more than one kitted College team for the first time, namely the University of Limerick Vikings and Dublin City University Saints. The College Championship became a three-team tournament involving the Trinity College Dublin Thunderbolts and the University College Dublin Sentinels in 2010 (DCU were no longer fielding a team). 

College Bowl / Championship:

Irish American Football Association | College Championship 2011-2018 

Colleges & Universities Sports Association of Ireland | American Football College Bowl 2006-2010

IAFA College Championship (Seasons:): 2014

CUSAI American Football College Bowl (Seasons): 2009

Competitions:

American Football Association of Ireland | Trinity Bowl 1992-1995

Festivals & Exhibitions:

Festivals and Exhibition matches have been organised since 1983, with teams playing in smaller towns in the Irish Regions, or as part of 4th of July Celebrations in both Dublin and all over the Country. Some of these festival matches have attracted up to 5,000 spectators.

Festival matches also take part in preseason, and can also be Regular Season matches or DV8 8-a-side matches.

Irish American Football League Festivals & Exhibition Matches 1986-Present

Irish American Football Association Marcel Seeley Memorial Cup 2016-2019

Irish American Football Association Dingle Classic (Gaeltacht Bowl) 2009-2011

American Football Association of Ireland | Trinity Bowl 1992-1995

Irish American Football League Summer Bowl Festival 1986-1989

IAFA /IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Era Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons): 2019 2018 2016

IAFA DV8 Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons):  2012 2010 2008 2007

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons): 1992

IAFA Irish American Football League Festivals & Exhibitions (Seasons): 1989 1988 1987 1986

Irish American Football League Preseasons:

Preseason, like in the National Football League is an important part of player development. The Irish American Football League generally plays a two-game preason in preparation for the 8-game regular season.

American Football Ireland Preseason Friendlies (seasons): 2020

IAFA / IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference Era Preseason Friendlies (Season): 2019 2018 2017 2015 2014

IAFA Irish American Football League Preseason Friendlies: 2011 2010

IAFA / IAFL Super League Era Preseason Friendlies (seasons): 2004-05 2004 2003 2001

AFAI All-Ireland American Football League Pre-Season Friendlies: 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991

IAFA Irish American Football League Pre-Season Friendlies: 1990 1989 1987 1986

Irish American Football League Preseason Friendlies (Box-Score & Match Reports): 1989

All-Star Games

All Star Games have been a integral part of Irish American Football since the beginning, as in the National Football League.

Irish American Football League All-Star Games 1986-Present

Regional Development Leagues

Irish Council of American Football League of Ireland (Seasons): 1989