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Irish American Football Association Paudie O Se Dingle Tournament 2009

IAFA Logo [Reference: 1]

Gaeltacht Bowl 2009

DateHome TeamAway Team
Gaeltacht BowlBallydavid RFC, Dingle
28.02.2009University of Limerick Vikings0Philadelphia Blue Flame (PA)22
Irish American Football Association Paudie O Se Dingle Tournament 2009 [References: 2]


Shamrock Bowl Champions University of Limerick Vikings lost 0-22 in the first game of American Football played in the Gaeltacht areas. Held as part of the Paudie O’Se Dingle Tournament, a GAA festival, the UL Vikings played the Philadelphia Blue Flame, a team of both Police Officers and Firemen from the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania, who played in National Public Service League which comprises teams of police and fire services from all over USA.



[1] Irish American Football Association (2010) IAFA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IAFA.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]


[2] Irish American Football Association (2009) PAUDIE O’SE DINGLE TOURNAMENT [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/indexearly2009.htm [Accessed 15 October 2017]


[3] Anon. (2010) “Dingle win Men’s title at Comortais Paidi O’Se tournament”. Kerryman North Edition. March 9, 2011. pg. 63 [Past copies of the The Kerryman are available to view online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service]


Thanks to Jean Dunphy, Michael O’Callaghan, Bernice “The Wounded Bear”, John Doyle and Joe Slevin.

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