Portadown Panthers | Irish American Football Team 1996-1997

IAFL Senior Team 1996-1997

Home Ground:

Colours: Purple Jerseys/ Black Pants with White Stripe/ Silver Helmet

History: Formed out of the demise of the Lurgan Area Raiders in Nineties, failing to make the playoffs in 1997. Would re-emerge as the Craigavon Cowboys, the original mid-Ulster Team, in 1998.


Year-by-Year Record

Year Regular Season Post-Season International
  P W L T Pct P W L T Chp P W L T
1997 4 1 3 0 .250 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0

1996 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
  08.96 A Dublin Tornadoes L 0-34

1997 Results

Week Date H/A Opposition W/L Score
  June 10 A Carrickfergus Knights L 7-8
  June 21 H Dublin Lightning W 35-8
  Aug 3 H Dublin Bulls L 0-14
  Aug 24 A Dublin Bulls L 0-1 #



[1] Naughton, L. (1996) “American Football” Evening Herald. Thursday, 22 August 1996, pg. 67.




[2] Dublin Tornadoes (1997) Irish League and Shamrock Bowl [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19980520033318/http://connect.ie:80/users/tornadoes/Shamrock.htm [Accessed 5 July 2017]




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


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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 18 May 2019

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