Tag: Pre-Pads American Football

AFAI American Football Association of Ireland Challenge Games 1986


AFAI American Football Association of Ireland Challenge 1986

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AFAI American Football Association Challenge 1986

Note: Exact Date in March of East Coast v Portmarnock game unknown, approximation given above.


With a squad of about 20-30 players Bray’s East Coast Comets in Co. Wicklow were due to meet a team from Portmarnock in March 1986 in an early game of American Football, which would probably have been a pre-pads version of the game, played with some contact but not Flag Football.


[1] Anon. (1986) “American football comes to Bray Area” Wicklow People 14 February 1986. pg. 39.

[2] Jan van Embden (1986) “Your chance to try American football” Wicklow People. Friday, 11 April 1986. pg. 40.


Thanks to Anton “Pippo” O’Grady.


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