IAFL South Division Table 2008
|SB XXII||10.08.08||N||Dublin Rebels||W||14-12|
The University of Limerick Vikings repeated as Shamrock Bowl Champions, defeating the Dublin Rebels 14-12 with a last-minute blocked Field Goal at the Cork Institute of Technology, thus gaining revenge for defeat in Week 13, their only loss of the season.
The season opened with comfortable wins over the two Belfast sides and the Tallaght Outlaws before two games with the Cork Admirals, their Munster rivals giving them the closest test so far in 2008 by putting up 25 points against the Vikings in Cork, but the UL side managed their best offensive performance of the year by scoring 34.
They followed this by lighting up the scoreboard in an emphatic 92-0 win over Tallaght Outlaws, before crashing back down to earth with a heavy 32-14 loss to the Dublin Rebels, which proved to be their only loss of the season. The Vikings regrouped and won their next two games in style, including the Semi-Final over the IAFL North Division Champions, Belfast Trojans.
Having won the IAFL South Division, and dispatched the IAFL North Division Champions in the Semi-Finals, they then faced the IAFL Central Division Champions for the second time that season, in what was an extremely close Final. They Vikings led 14-3 at half-time thanks to a Rushing Touchdown from MVP Adrian Garvey and an Interception Return for Touchdown by Darragh O’Callaghan before a second-half comeback by the Rebels ended with the blocked Field Goal. 
|Coach||Eoin Carroll||Head Coach|
|Coach||Ciaran O’Sullivan||Assistant Head Coach|
|7||Sean De Paor||LB|
Home Venue Map (UL Sports Grounds, Limerick)
 Irish American Football Association (2017) UL Vikings 2007 Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/vikingslogo1.jpg [Accessed 15 May 2020]
|  Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 LEAGUE TABLE, FIXTURES & RESULTS [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/2008results.htm [Accessed 24 September 2016] |
 Irish American Football Association (2009) Index Early 2009 [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/indexearly2009 [Accessed 15 October 2017]
 Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]
 Irish American Football Association(2008) Shamrock Bowl XXII | UL Vikings Roster [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootball.ie/iafl/sbxxiivikings.htm [Accessed 26 June 2019]
|  Dublin Rebels (2008) News: 2008 League Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081019054255/http://www.dublinrebels.com/news.php [Accessed 5 July 2017] |
 University of Limerick Vikings (2010) Vikings History [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20100429042500/http://www.ulvikings.ie:80/index.php/vikings-history [Accessed 27 June 2018]
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