Tag: European Theater of Operations Football Championship

Navy Galloping Gaels European Theater of Operations Football Team in Northern Ireland Winter 1944

Results

Navy Galloping Gaels European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Results Winter 1944

REPORT

In the big New Years’ Day Bowl Game in the European Theater of Operations Football Championship of Winter 1944, Navy Galloping Gaels tied 0-0 with Army Wolverines in the home ground of Newry Town Football Club (Soccer), which was designated “Lone Star Field” for the day. The game was billed as the “Championship of Northern Ireland”.

REFERENCES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Winter Football 1944 – Bowl Games and Professionals” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 62.

WEBSITES

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 January 2022

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Army Wolverines European Theater of Operations Football Team in Northern Ireland Winter 1944

Results

Army Wolverines European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Results Winter 1944

Recap

In the big New Years’ Day Bowl Game in the European Theater of Operations Football Championship of Winter 1944, Navy Galloping Gaels tied 0-0 with Army Wolverines in the home ground of Newry Town Football Club (Soccer), which was designated “Lone Star Field” for the day. The game was billed as the “Championship of Northern Ireland”.

Home Field – “Lone Star Field” – Newry Town FC, Co. Down.

References

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Winter Football 1944 – Bowl Games and Professionals” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 62.

Websites

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 January 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved. 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.

Tech Fighting Irish Team Roster and Match Reports 1942

Results

Tech Fighting Irish European Theater of Operations Football Championship Results Autumn 1942

Players List

Tech Fighting Irish v Yarvard 1942

#PlayerPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XP
Carl BarkerWide receiver00000
Ernest PassimoniQuarterback00000

Recap

Tech Fighting Irish played in the second ever European Theater of Operations Football Championship game in Northern Ireland on 21 November 1942 [1-8]. A team of United States Military Men stationed in Northern Ireland for World War II they were defeated by Yarvard Crimson Tide, another US Military Team stationed in Northern Ireland. Ernest Passimoni was the Fighting Irish Quarterback and was sacked for a safety by the Crimson Tide [1]. Tech nearly scored a touchdown in the first half when Carl Barker almost caught a Passimoni pass but it “skidded through his fingers” [1]

References

Bibliography

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 21 1942 – Inver Park, Larne, Northern Ireland – Yarvard 14 Tech Fighting Irish 0” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 51-52.

WEBSITES

[2] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[5] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[6] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

Newspapers

[7] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[8] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

Academic Articles

[10] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 3 January 2022

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Yarvard at Inver Park, Larne, 21 November 1942

Yarvard Crimson Tide European Theater of Operations Football Team in Northern Ireland 1942

Results

Yarvard Crimson Tide European Theater of Operations Football Championship Team 1942

Players List

Yarvard Crimson Tide at Ravenhill 1942

#PlayerPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPWeight
Anton S VerbeckQuarterback00000165
John HenryWide receiver10000-
1Robert D HopferFullback10000200
2Armando LopezRight Halfback00000180
3Anton S VerbickLeft Halfback00000165
4Jay A WrightQuarterback10010185
5James E TemenskiRight Halfback00000198
6Rush M MooreLeft Halfback00000190
7Paul W DennisQuarterback00000155
8Walter A WashburnFullback00000230
9Richard E Whalen00000165
10Atlee V HummelEnd00000180
11James B Bashman JrEnd00000190
12William F EckEnd00000175
13John L WallGuard00000-
14Leslie C ShultzGuard00000175
15Paul A McGonigalTackle00000-
16Martin HowerGuard00000180
17Frederick D FaulsTackle00000180
18Frank A FemtonTackle00000185
19Leroy M JerlesGuard00000190
20Ralph W MooreTackle00000190
21John L Trunick JrCenter00000184
22Joseph D BaxterGuard00000196
23Edward PetrickLeft Halfback00000190
24Eugene E HeathTackle00000180
25George A DupakFullback00000195
26Henry E ZentnerCenter00000175
27Walter C SzymkowiczQuarterback00000175
28Harvey J KiserTackle00000215
29Charles R RenningerQuarterback00000150
30Frank M JasoEnd00000160
31Thomas F SaxtonGuard00000158
32Leroy C NymanCenter00000185
33Joseph B WetzelTackle00000170
34Joseph J KosolowskiGuard00000180
35Albert D BoshnettCenter00000185

Team Photo

Yarvard at Inver Park, Larne, 21 November 1942
Yarvard at Inver Park, Larne, 21 November 1942. Reference: [14]

Recap

The Yarvard team at Ravenhill in Belfast – the home of Ulster Rugby – played in the first ever known game of American Football in Ireland on 14 November 1942. The Crimson Tide as they were known as lost 7-9 to Hale Blue Devils in the first European Theater of Operations Football Championship, held over Autumn 1942. These players were among the first United States Military to arrive in Europe for World War II and Robert Hopfer scored a Touchdown for the Crimson Tide which was converted by Jay Wright to give them a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.

They were to lose the game in the end, however a week later in Inver Park, Larne, they defeated the Tech Fighting Irish 14-0 thanks to two Touchdowns from John Henry (a pass from Anton Verbeck) and Jay Wright (an interception return) either side of a safety scored when the Tide tackled Tech’s Quarterback in the endzone.

Note: For full Match Reports and scorers please click on the individual matches in the above list to be brought to the article on those games.

REFERENCES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 14 1942 – Ravenhill, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hale 9 Yarvard 7” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 49-51.

WEBSITES

[1] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[5] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

NEWSPAPERS

[7] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[8] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

[10] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[15] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 January 2022

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Hale Blue Devils European Theater of Operations Football Championship Team in Ireland Box-Scores and Roster Autumn 1942

Hale Blue Devils at Ravenhill November 14, 1942.

Season Recap

Hale Blue Devils were one of three teams of United States Servicemen stationed in Northern Ireland during Autumn 1942 while the Allies were at war with the Axis. Hale were the Service Unit and played Yarvard Crimson Tide (the Artillery Unit) at Ravenhill, the home of Ulster Rugby on November 14, 1942, winning 9-7. The game is the earliest verified game of American Football in Ireland. For a full report on the match including Hale rosters and Scoring Summary please click on the game in the schedule to be brought to the game in question’s page.

Schedule 1942

Hale Blue Devils European Theater of Operations Football Championship Autumn 1942

Hale Blue Devils Roster at Ravenhill 1942

Hale Blue Devils at Ravenhill 1942

#PlayerTeamPositionTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLostWeight
1Arnold CarpenterHale Blue Devils01000000000000175
2Raymond ChandlerHale Blue DevilsLeft Halfback10000000000000145
3Frank BeckHale Blue DevilsLeft Halfback00000000000000175
4Byron St. PeterHale Blue DevilsFullback00000000000000160
5David ZywickiHale Blue DevilsQuarterback00000000000000180
6Charles KacenaHale Blue DevilsQuarterback00000000000000165
7John UrbanHale Blue DevilsRight Halfback00000000000000178
8Edward DixHale Blue DevilsRight Halfback00000000000000165
9Homer CookeHale Blue DevilsCenter00000000000000190
10Robert CummingsHale Blue DevilsCenter00000000000000180
11Leo DunhamHale Blue DevilsRight Guard00000000000000180
12Thomas RichardsonHale Blue DevilsLeft Guard00000000000000165
13Frederick StobaeusHale Blue DevilsRight Guard00000000000000175
14Anthony FabrizioHale Blue DevilsLeft Guard00000000000000165
15Erving CroschHale Blue DevilsLeft Tackle00000000000000230
16Norman RosenbergHale Blue DevilsRight Tackle00000000000000230
18Edmund ForczekHale Blue DevilsLeft Tackle00000000000000175
18Woodrow LaurieHale Blue DevilsRight Tackle00000000000000185
19Stephen LochmanHale Blue DevilsLeft End00000000000000200
20John GallagherHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000180
21Eugene BoltonHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000160
22Madison RichHale Blue DevilsLeft End00000000000000175
23Saul SolowHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000190
24Edward KudernaHale Blue DevilsLeft End00000000000000150
25Theodore RixHale Blue DevilsRight End00000000000000190

References

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 14 1942 – Ravenhill, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hale 9 Yarvard 7” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 49-51.

[2] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 21 1942 – Inver Park, Larne, Northern Ireland – Yarvard 14 Tech 0” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 51-52.

WEBSITES

[3] Edgar, Scott | Wartime NI (2019) Hale Team at Ravenhill [Internet] Available from: https://wartimeni.com/wwiini-story-american-football-ravenhill-programme-06/ [Accessed 17 November 2019]

[4] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[5] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[6] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[7] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[8] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

NEWSPAPERS

[9] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[10] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

[11] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[15] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 September 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2021

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ETO European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Winter 1944

Schedule

ETO European Theater of Operations Northern Ireland Championship Spring 1944

Match Day Potato Bowl
(Potato Bowl)
0 - 0

Navy Galloping Gaels vs Army Wolverines

Report

In the big New Years’ Day Bowl Game in the European Theater of Operations Football Championship of Winter 1944, Navy Galloping Gaels tied 0-0 with Army Wolverines in the home ground of Newry Town Football Club (Soccer), which was designated “Lone Star Field” for the day. The game was billed as the “Championship of Northern Ireland”.

References

BIBLIOGRAPHY

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Winter Football 1944 – Bowl Games and Professionals” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 62.

Websites

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 7 September 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2021

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European Theater of Operations Football Championship Northern Ireland Autumn 1942

Schedule

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European Theater of Operations Football Championship Autumn 1942

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Report

The United States Army stationed in Northern Ireland during World War II played two games of American Football before spectators – the first at Ravenhill, Belfast – the home of Ulster Rugby – where Hale Blue Devils (Service Unit) defeated Yarvard Crimson Tide (Artillery Unit) 9-7 and the second at Inver Park, Larne, where Yarvard won 14-0 versus Tech Fighting Irish (Engineering).

The Hale Blue Devils v Yarvard Crimson Tide game at Ravenhill, Belfast on November 14, 1942. [References: 15]

References

Bibliography

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 14 1942 – Ravenhill, Belfast, Northern Ireland – Hale 9 Yarvard 7” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 49-51.

[1] Massimo Foglio with Mark L. Ford (2015) “Second World War Part One: Americans on the British Isles 1942-1943 – November 21 1942 – Inver Park, Larne, Northern Ireland – Yarvard 14 Tech 0” Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 51-52.

WEBSITES

[1] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[5] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

Newspapers

[7] Anon. (1942) . “Photo caption: American Football at Ravenhill”. Belfast News-Letter. Monday, 16 November 1942. pg. 6.

[8] Anon. (1942) “American Football: Large Attendance expected at Ravenhill” Belfast News-Letter. Saturday, 14 November 1942. pg. 4

Academic Articles

[10] Magee, Damian. “English Beer and American Football: Exporting American Football as a Cultural Commodity to the British Isles.” Irish Journal of American Studies, vol. 7, 1998, pp. 121–148. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/30002410.

SOCIAL MEDIA

[13] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “ So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

[14] Belfast Blitzers | Faacebook (2019) Post 22 August 2019: “So this is the last of the photos in the archive, it’s of the Yarvard team at Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour on the 21st November 1942. “ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/rpp.454643317980162/2260507354060407/?type=3&theater[Accessed 23 August 2019]

IMAGES

[15] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Photo 22 August 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/photos/pcb.2260513057393170/2260507127393763/?type=3&theater [Accessed 23 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Tim Leadingham (Tallaght Outlaws).

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 3 September 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved. 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.

European Theater of Operations (ETO) Football Northern Ireland Championship 1944

Northern Ireland Championship 1944

DateTeam 1Team 2
Potato BowlLone Star Field, Newry
01.01.1944Navy Galloping Gaels0Army Wolverines0
European Theater of Operations (ETO) Army v Navy Winter 1944 References: [1-5, 11]

Report

On New Years Day 1944 Army & Navy (not the US Colleges, but Army & Navy Personnel stationed in Europe), played a 0-0 Tie in Newry for the Northern Ireland Championship, dubbed the Potato Bowl. Navy were nicknamed the Galloping Gaels for the day. The Navy Galloping Gaels and Army Wolverines were the names of the teams, and the Newry Town Soccer Field was renamed Lone Star Field for the day. Nearly 3,000 spectators turned up to see the match.

References

Websites

[1] Irish American Football Association (2016) Journey to Thirty [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/journeyto-thirty/ [Accessed 08 August 2016]

[2] Irish American Football Association (2016) History of US Teams playing in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/history-of-us-teams-playing-in-ireland/ [Accessed 22 November 2016]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2016) History [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/history.htm [Accessed 26 October 2016]

[4] Lucky Show (2016) American Football in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.luckyshow.org/football/Shamrock%20Bowl.htm [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[5] Dublin Town – Article by Gerry Farrell (2016) College Football Classic Ireland’s Relationship with American Football [Internet] Available from: http://www.dublintown.ie/irelands-relationship-with-american-football/ [Accessed 7 May 2018]

Bibliography

[6] Foglio, Massimo & Ford, Mark L. (2017) Touchdown in Europe – How American Football Came to the Old Continent. pg. 47-82. Published by the author.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan & Tim Leadingham.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 November 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019-2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.