Tag: Combined Gridiron League Preseason

Combined Gridiron League Irish Conference Preseason Results and Match Reports 1989

Preseason Standings

CGL Combined Gridiron League Duke Premier Division Irish Conference 1989

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CGL Combined Gridiron League Baron First Division Irish Conference 1989

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CGL Combined Gridiron League Irish Conference 1989


In a series of preseason games in 1989, Antrim Bulldogs defeated Craigavon Cowboys 20-0 in late January, becoming only the third Irish team to defeat the Cowboys ever [1-2]. The Cowboys were then due to face the EC (Belfast) Spartans in Ballynahinch on April 16 [4], before the Dublin Celts triumphed 25-0 versus the Antrim Bulldogs the following week [3].

Map of Ireland (2022 Counties, Districts and Boroughs) Showing CGL Preseason Team Locations 1989

Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lara2016 Superimposed on Vector — Map of Ireland administrative divisions on counties level Copyright: lesniewski Showing 1989 CGL Preseason Team Logos and Locations superimposed by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [13 January 1989]


[27] Vector — Labeled Color Map of Districts of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Copyright: lara2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_144615978_labeled-color-map-of-districts-of-northern-ireland-united-kingdom.html?vti=lnoo9k86jx77fg2u6b-1-21 [Accessed 10 January 2022] Superimposed on 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] Combined with 1989 Irish American Football Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie [13 January 2022]



[1] Anon. (1989) “Irish teams gear up to new season” American Football News 9 February 1989. pg. 19

[2] Anon. (1989) “Bulldogs win 20-0” Belfast Telegraph. 30 January 1989. pg. 17.

[3] Britball Now (2016) Historical Results [1989][Friendlies] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 12 January 2020]#

[4] Jonathan Traynor (1989) “American football with a gospel theme” Sunday Life. April 15, 1989. pg. 49.


[5] Dublin Celts American Football Team Facebook Page (2016) Photo by Joseph Greene August 28, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1421158977901127&set=gm.269427200117075&type=3&theater&ifg=1 [Accessed 3 July 2018]

[6] Coleraine Chieftans (2002) Coleraine Chieftans: Chief Image [Internet] Available from: http://www.thecolerainechieftans.freeservers.com/images/chief.gif [Accessed 18 July 2018]

[7] Craigavon Cowboys – Twitter Account (2018) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/864100166680424448/TCauLbnj_400x400.jpg [Accessed 22 July 2018]

[8] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2021) Post to Page by Belfast Blitzers, 5 February 2021: [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/146339398_3535274803250316_484236705150193506_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=2&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=APIfzLRulaMAX9g3LLc&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=72bcf54f0435a9ab26cd035a8d2cf7c7&oe=604502C2 [Accessed 5 February 2021]

[9] Dublin Tornadoes (1995) Timmy Tornado Logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19961115063729im_/http://fiachra.ucd.ie:80/~alan/Icons/American/timmy.gif [Accessed 3 July 2018]

[10] Trinity Bowl 1992 Trinity 400 American Football Match Poster

[11] Dublin Tornadoes Football Helmet – Authors’ Personal Collection – Purchased at http://www.417helmets.com


Thanks to John Malone, Declan Mulvey & John O’Reilly


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Last Updated: 13 January 2022

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