American Football Ireland 8v8 Team 2012
Team Name: The Phoenix is on the Coat of Arms of Tullamore, after the world’s first known aviation disaster on 10th May 1785, when a Hot Air Balloon crashed, leading to a fire which destroyed as many as 130 homes. [Reference: 3]
Colours: Black Helmets / White Jerseys with Green and Yellow Trim / Black Pants.
Home Field: Tullamore RFC, Co. Offaly.
All-Time Record: W-L-T: All Games: 8-6-0 / Regular Season: 8-6-0
Honours: IAFL DV8 Development League Champions 2010 and 2011.
History: The Tullamore Phoenix were founded in 2010 as an 8v8 Team in the Irish American Football League Development League, taking over from the Midlands Soldiers as the team in the Midlands. After two seasons playing 8v8 Football in the Development League, they made the step up to the Full 11v11 Irish American Football League. The 8v8 team was continued by the Tullamore Phoenix 2nds team., which lost both matches they played, although they came close against Trim Bulldogs in their second match, losing 14-21. the team folded after 2012, perhaps due to competition from players with other teams in the Midlands / Leinster region such as Mullingar Minotaurs, North Kildare Reapers and South Kildare Soldiers.
Home Venue: Tullamore RFC, Co. Offaly
|Year||League||RS W-L-T||Pts / Pos||PS W-L-T||Champ||Int W-L-T||Champ|
|2012||DV8 DL||0-2-0||0 / 7th||0-0-0||None||0-0-0||None|
Note: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Loss.
Results 2012 IAFL DV8 Development League
|7||12.08.2012||Drogheda||Carrickfergus Knights 2nds||L||0-14|
Note: season played as double headers at the one venue each week.
 Bolts in Blue (2011) Tullamore Phoenix Logo [Internet] Available from: https://boltsinblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/tullamore-phoenix.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]
 Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2013) 2012 DV8s Development League Schedule & Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20130516050107/http://www.americanfootball.ie/dv8s-standings [Accessed 25 March 2017]
 Wikipedia (2020) Tullamore [Internet] Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tullamore [Accessed 19 October 2020]
Thanks to Colm Kincaid.
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