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:
A number of Pre-Season Bowls and 4th of July Festivals have been played in Ireland since the first teams were created in 1984/1985.
Below you will find links to the Results of these Competitions:
All-Star Games, Festivals & Exhibitions:
Irish American Football League Preseasons:
IAFA Irish American Football League | Pre-Season Friendlies:
AFAI All-Ireland American Football League | Pre-Season Friendlies:
Irish American Football League | Preseason Friendlies (Box-Score & Match Reports):