Tullamore Phoenix American Football Ireland 8v8 Team 2010-2011

Tullamore Phoenix Logo [Reference: 1]

American Football Ireland 8v8 Team 2010-2011

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: 4]

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. In 2010 the finished with a 2-5-0 Wins-Losses-Ties Record but as the only team in the DV8 Development League to have played a full schedule they won the title. The following year they won the title in more convincing style, winning their first five matches before losing their final game to the Carrickfergus Knights 2nds. 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.

Home Venue: Tullamore RFC, Co. Offaly

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-L-TPts / PosPS W-L-TChampInt W-L-TChamp
2010DV8 DL2-5-07 / 1st0-0-0DV8 DL0-0-00-0-0
2011DV8 DL5-1-010 / 1st0-0-0DV8 DL0-0-00-0-0
Tullamore Phoenix American Football Ireland 8v8 Team Year-by-Year Record [Reference: 2-

Note: 2 Pts Win / 1 Pt Loss.

Results 2010 IAFL DV8 Development League

309.05.2010HErris Rams (Mayo)W30-0 #
423.05.2010ATrinity College Dublin 2ndsW12-0
530.05.2010ACraigavon Cowboys 2ndsL6-25
604.07.2010ACarrickfergus Knights 2ndsL0-7
718.07.2010HUniversity College Dublin 2ndsL12-22
718.07.2010HCraigavon Cowboys 2ndsL13-14
822.08.2010HCarrickfergus Knights 2ndsL0-33
Tullamore Phoenix Results 2010 IAFL DV8 Development League [Reference: 2]

Note: Week 7 was a 3-team Blitz: 2 Pts Awarded for 1st Place, 1 Pt for Second and 0 Pts for third.

Results 2011 IAFL DV8 Development League

108.05.2011HTrim BulldogsW49-0
329.05.2011HDrogheda LightningW30-0
403.07.2011ATrim BulldogsW27-0
624.07.2011ADrogheda LightningW31-6
701.08.2011HDublin Dragons 2ndsW26-12
921.08.2011ACarrickfergus Knights 2ndsL0-18
Tullamore Phoenix Results 2010 IAFL DV8 Development League [Reference: 2]
Tullamore Phoenix (Black/White/Yellow/Green) versus Drogheda Lightning (Blue/Green) in Tullamore in 2011. SONY DSC


[1] Bolts in Blue (2011) Tullamore Phoenix Logo [Internet] Available from: https://boltsinblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/tullamore-phoenix.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]


[2] Irish American Football Association (2010) DV8s Development League Standings [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl-standings/2010-iafl-standingsschedule/ [Accessed 24 March 2014]

Internet Archive

[3] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine (2011) Dv8s Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111010222137/http://www.americanfootball.ie/dv8s-standings [Accessed 25 March 2017]

Online Encyclopaedias

[4] Wikipedia (2020) Tullamore [Internet] Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tullamore [Accessed 19 October 2020]


[5] Drogheda Lightning (2011) dsc00574 “David Murray carries the ball for the Lightning the last time the teams met in Tullamore.” [Internet] Available from: https://boltsinblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/dsc00574.jpg [Accessed 21 January 2019]


Thanks to Colm Kincaid.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 October 2020

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