Tag: AFI Senior League

Eirball's Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023

AFI American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 2023

Standings

AFI American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreakPts
16001.00019421173W618
23300.50084101-17L19
32400.33340126-86L26
41500.16748118-70L13

For Official Standings Please Visit the American Football Ireland websites in References: [S-1]

Regular Season Schedule

For Official Schedule Please Visit the American Football Ireland websites in References: [S-1]

Season Recap

Regular Season Recap

Wexford Eagles were almost unchallenged during the 2023 AFI Division 2 regular season, winning all six games, and outscoring opponents 194-21, with Causeway Giants lucky to finish in second place after the late-season collapse of Trinity College Dublin, who forfeited their last two games, including one home game versus the Causeway Giants. The Giants finished 3-3, one game ahead of TCD on 2-4, with the North Dublin Pirates finishing on 1-5 in fourth, their one victory a walkover versus Trinity. [References: S-1]

Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023

Eirball's Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023
Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023 -Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Division 1 2023 Teams – Map of AFI Senior League Division 2 Teams 2023 Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][American Football Ireland Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References AFI-L31 to AFI-L39]

About the American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 2023

The American Football Ireland Senior League Division 2 is the third level of Gridiron Football in Ireland. The 2023 season in American Football Ireland is the 35th year of the league having played its’ first season in 1986 (There was no league in 2000, 2020 and 2021). There are four teams in AFI Senior League Division 2 for 2023. 2022 AFI Division 2’s top three teams in 2022, Louth Mavericks (7-1), Antrim Jets (5-3) and NI Razorbacks (5-3) were promoted to Division 1 while Trinity College Dublin (4-4) and Wexford Eagles (0-8) were relegated from Division 1 to Division 2 for 2023. Keeping their place in AFI Division 2 from 2022 were Causeway Giants (3-5) and North Dublin Pirates (0-8). All four teams in AFI Senior League Division 2 for 2023 forfeited games in 2022 and the 2023 season shall probably be a rebuilding season for them. [References: A-1 to A-3]

Gridiron Football Stock Photo

American Football Helmet in Irish Colours
Photo by Ricardo CL on Pexels.com

References

Scoreboard References

[S-1] American Football Ireland (2023) American Football Senior League Division 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division2/  [Accessed 4 March 2023][Last Accessed 29 July 2023]

[S-1] American Football Ireland (2023) AFI Division 2 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division2/ [Accessed 4 March 2023][Last Accessed 29 July 2023]

ABOUT AFI SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 2 2023 REFERENCES

[A-1] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Division 2 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division2/ [Accessed 1 August 2022]

[A-2] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Division 1 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division1/ [Accessed 2 March 2022][Last Accessed 3 August 2022]

[A-3] Irish American Football Association (2019) Shamrock Bowl Winners [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 11 August 2019]

LOGO REFERENCES

[AFI-L31] Irish American Football Association (2018) Wexford Eagles Team Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Team-Logo-Wexford-Eagles.png [Accessed 21 January 2019][Purple Background added 4 February 2023]

[AFI-L37] Causeway Giants Facebook (2019) Profile Picture, January 21, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CausewayGiants/photos/a.298347387604903/382752082497766/ [Accessed 23 October 2021][Actual Picture Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/50658221_382752092497765_1939679360554369024_n.png?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Vtpz0Z7qMoQAX8cH8Im&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=da9097d4ecd1c3980e37abd0993a8753&oe=6197AE19 ][Accessed 23 October 2021]

[AFI-L38] Trinity College Dublin American Football | Facebook (2019) TCD American Football Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/214800495197037/photos/1306609992682743/ [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[AFI-L39] North Dublin Pirates (2019) North Dublin Pirates Logo [Internet] Avaiilable from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/NorthDublinPirates.png [Accessed 21 January 2019][Orange Background Cropped added 3 February 2023]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Sean Douglas (UCD and Dublin Rebels) and Jo Buchanan (South Dublin Panthers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 July 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

Eirball's Map of American Football Ireland Division 1 2023 Teams

AFI American Football Ireland Senior League Division 1 2023

Standings

AFI American Football Ireland Division 1 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreakPts
18001.00020550155W824
27100.87529243249W121
35300.62514213210L115
43500.3751647886W19
53500.375116176-60L29
62600.25080232-152L16
70800.00012300-288L80

Regular Season Schedule

AFI American Football Ireland Division 2 2023

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
42 - 14

Cill Dara Crusaders vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

(Week 1)
22 - 6

NI Razorbacks vs Antrim Jets

(Week 1)
17 - 14

U Limerick Vikings vs West Dublin Rhinos

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
0 - 33

NI Razorbacks vs Louth Mavericks

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
0 - 12

Antrim Jets vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

(Week 3)
23 - 6

U Limerick Vikings vs Cill Dara Crusaders

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
0 - 56

Antrim Jets vs Louth Mavericks

(Week 5)
8 - 37

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs U Limerick Vikings

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
53 - 13

U Limerick Vikings vs NI Razorbacks

(Week 7)
58 - 0

West Dublin Rhinos vs Antrim Jets

(Week 7)
53 - 7

Louth Mavericks vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
6 - 48

Antrim Jets vs Cill Dara Crusaders

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
23 - 0

NI Razorbacks vs Donegal / Derry Vipers

(Week 9)
34 - 0

Louth Mavericks vs Cill Dara Crusaders

(Week 9)
3 - 14

West Dublin Rhinos vs U Limerick Vikings

Match Day Week 11
(Week 11)
0 - 49

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs Louth Mavericks

(Week 11)
17 - 20

West Dublin Rhinos vs Cill Dara Crusaders

(Week 11)
0 - 35

Antrim Jets vs NI Razorbacks

Match Day Week 12
(Week 12)
13 - 15

West Dublin Rhinos vs Louth Mavericks

Match Day Week 13
(Week 13)
30 - 0 #

U Limerick Vikings vs Antrim Jets

(Week 13)
14 - 12

Cill Dara Crusaders vs NI Razorbacks

Match Day Week 14
(Week 14)
6 - 12

Louth Mavericks vs U Limerick Vikings

(Week 14)
39 - 0

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs Antrim Jets

(Week 14)
12 - 7

Cill Dara Crusaders vs West Dublin Rhinos

Match Day Week 16
(Week 16)
0 - 19

Cill Dara Crusaders vs U Limerick Vikings

(Week 16)
46 - 11

Louth Mavericks vs NI Razorbacks

(Week 16)
0 - 28

Donegal / Derry Vipers vs West Dublin Rhinos

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
0 - 24

NI Razorbacks vs West Dublin Rhinos

Season Recap

Regular Season Recap

University of Limerick Vikings made a statement about returning to the Premier Division by winning all eight regular season games, including a crucial 12-6 victory at Louth Mavericks, previously also undefeated. Mavericks, another once-Premier team had the edge in points scored-points allowed: 292-43 to 205-50 during the regular season, and a probable meet-up in the Division 1 Bowl was anticipated. Cill Dara Crusaders finished third on 5-3, with all losses coming versus the top two teams: twice against UL Vikings (6-23 on March 19 and 0-19 on June 18), and once versus Louth Mavericks (0-34 on April 30).

The bottom half of the table featured three Ulster teams and West Dublin Rhinos, who finished in fourth on 3-5, thanks to a final weekend 28-0 victory at Donegal / Derry Vipers. The Vipers finished 2-6 below the NI Razorbacks of Castlereagh, who finished 3-5 like the Rhinos but had lost 0-24 to the West Dublin outfit on April 2. Antrim Jets finished 0-8, though managed to score versus both Razorbacks and Crusaders. [References: S-1]

Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Division 1 2023 Teams

Eirball's Map of American Football Ireland Division 1 2023 Teams
Eirball’s Map of American Football Ireland Division 1 2023 Teams – Map of AFI Senior League Division 1 Teams 2023 Vector Contributor Rainer Lesniewski (2022) administrative map of Ireland and Northern Ireland [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/administrative-map-ireland-northern-1665171421 [Last Accessed 11 August 2022][Overlaid with Map of Dublin isolated from: Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_51580818_map-of-ireland-administrative-divisions-on-counties-level.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-1 [Accessed 10 January 2022][American Football Ireland Team Logos added by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball – see References AFI-L13 to AFI-L36]

About the AFI American Football Ireland Senior League Division 1 2023

The American Football Ireland Senior League Division 1 is the second level of Adult Gridiron Football in Ireland. The 2023 season is the 35th year of the American Football League in Ireland and the 9th year of the second level Division 1 League. There are seven teams in Division 1 for 2023 – 2022 AFI Senior League Division 1 Champions Westmeath Minotaurs were promoted to the Premier Division to be replaced by the relegated West Dublin Rhinos. University of Limerick Vikings (5-2-1), Cill Dara Crusaders (4-4) and Donegal / Derry Vipers (3-4-1) returned from Division 1 2022, while Trinity College Dublin (4-4) and Wexford Eagles (0-8) both made the drop to Division 2 for 2023 for forfeiting at least one game during the season. Louth Mavericks (7-1), Antrim Jets (5-3) and NI Razorbacks (5-3) made the jump from Division 2.

Gridiron Football Stock Photo

American Football Helmet in Irish Colours
Photo by Ricardo CL on Pexels.com

References

Scoreboard References

[S-1] American Football Ireland (2023) American Football Senior League Division 1 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division1/?cn-reloaded=1 [Accessed 4 March 2023][Also at https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division1/ ][Last Accessed 29 July 2023]

About AFI Premier Division 2023 References

[A-1] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Premier Division 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/premier-division/ [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[A-2] American Football Ireland (2022) AFI Division 1 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/americanfootball/division1/ [Accessed 2 March 2022][Last Accessed 3 August 2022]

[A-3] Irish American Football Association (2019) Shamrock Bowl Winners [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/home/kitted-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 11 August 2019]

Logo References

[AFI-L13] Antrim Jets | Twitter (2019) Antrim Jets Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/863895806876798976/X–gwGlf_400x400.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[AFI-L20] Donegal Derry Vipers (2018) Donegal Derry Vipers Logo [Internet] Available from: http://ddvipers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DDVIPERS.png [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[AFI-L21] International Police Association (2018) NI Razorbacks Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.ipa-uk.org/write/Images/Razorbacks_logo.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[AFI-L23] Cill Dara Crusaders | Facebook (2018) Cill Dara Crusaders Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22154178_148372745771309_392433809994775255_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3f80123bc5d863bbaf21c0d014ef795b&oe=5CFCA568 [Accessed 21 January 2019]

[AFI-L24] Irish American Football Association (2017) Louth Mavericks Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/helmet-decal-2.png [Accessed 11 December 2018]

[AFI-L35] Irish American Football Association (2017) UL Vikings Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ULVikings-HI-RES-Logo.png [Accessed 30 November 2018]

[AFI-L36] West Dublin Rhinos | Twitter (2019) West Dublin Rhinos Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/834675830257229824/fw7mbNXR_400x400.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas (UCD and Dublin Rebels) and Jo Buchanan (South Dublin Panthers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 July 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2023

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.