League: Irish American Football League Mourne Conference Preseason

Aldergrove Hawks

REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

NEWSPAPERS

[1] Anon. (1987) “Successful start by Belfast Jets”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 17, 1987. pg. 21 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 26 July 2021

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East Side Jets

1987 Season Report

The Preseason went well for the East Side Jets first ever season, winning 6-0 against Aldergrove Hawks, and then 7-2 against Bangor Buccaneers in their home debut with a fourth quarter touchdown from Mark Dunwoody.

In their first Regular Season game, however, they came up against IAFA Champions from 1986, the Belfast Blitzer, who ran up the score 92-0, and the in their second week they were overwhelmed 58-0 by Shamrock Bowl Champions the previous year, Craigavon Cowboys.

The Jets never recovered after that, and the 9 points they scored against the Belfast Blitzers were to be the only ones they would score all season. They folded after 6 of 10 games, although a match against the Jordanstown Jaguars was overturned in their favour after the Jaguars also pulled out.

Logos

[4] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Post to Page by Andrew C. Hynds, July 25, 2020[Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/110331995_10207676407903700_6075498231333887780_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=VOFw2CPJYmgAX9D9GUf&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=97080de1e6cee4dca8af94992838b196&oe=5F72CA3D [Accessed 30 August 2020]

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1987] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) East Side Jets [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/EastSideJets.htm [Accessed 18 July 2018]

NEWSPAPERS

[3] Anon. (1986) “The Jets learn to be mean”Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, December 10, 1986. pg. 9 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[4] Anon. (1987) “Successful start by Belfast Jets”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, March 17, 1987. pg. 21 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[5] Anon. (1986) “American Football”Belfast Telegraph. Monday, April 27, 1987. pg. 29 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[6] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys run riot”Belfast Telegraph. Monday, May 18, 1987. pg. 23 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

IMAGES

[7] Anon. (1986) “Don Bird…in full flight”Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, December 10, 1986. pg. 9 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Niall Brennan.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 22 May 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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

Coleraine Chieftains American Football

Coleraine Chieftains Origins

Coleraine Chieftains were the second team ever founded in Ireland, in 1985, after the Dublin Celts. They were initially founded as a Flag Football team, playing in the very first match between two Irish teams – versus Tyrone Tornadoes in Omagh in 1985.

Coleraine Chieftains Season Report 1986

Coleraine Chieftains went fully kitted in 1986, playing at least two matches – a loss to Dublin Celts in the Jack Daniels Summer Bowl in Dublin held in celebration of American Independence Day and a 0-33 defeat to Craigavon Cowboys on September 27 1986, the week before the first Shamrock Bowl which qualified the Cowboys for the Bowl (Craigavon went on to win SB I).

Note: For the Standings (as is currently known by Eirball) for the 1986 season please see below the References Section.

Coleraine Chieftains Irish American Football League Results 1986

Note: Please Click on the relevant matches to be brought to a page detailing the Scores, scorers, and players lists as well as a Match Report.

Coleraine Chieftains Jack Daniels Summer Bowl 1986

Note: Non-Regular season 4th of July American Independence Day Tournament

Coleraine Chieftains IAFL Regular Season 1986

Standings 1986

PosTeam
1
2
3
3
5
5
7
7
9
10
11Cathal Brugha
12
12
14
14
14
14
14
19North Dublin
20
20
20
20Kamikazee
20Romania
20
26St. Vincent's
27Marian
28
28
28
28
28Malta
28
34Claremorris
35Glenalbyn
36Setanta
37
37
37
37
37
37Fanatical Dodgers
37
37
37
37Milford B
37
48Clonard
49Grads
50Corrib
51
51
51
51Albania
51Aldergrove Hawks
51Algeria
51Alphas (USA)
51Altuna III - Mariezkurrena II
51
51
51Argentina
51
51Artola - Aranguren
51
51
51Ashbourne Stags
51
51
51Australia
51Austria
51Aviators
51Ayr Burners (Sco)
51Azzurri Santa Croce
51BI Academy
51Bahrain
51Bailey Joe Allen Hall
51
51Ballina
51
51Ballynahinch
51Bangladesh
51
51Bangor Buccaneers
51Barcelona Dragons
51Barrack St.
51Barrack St.
51Beat Around Debuchy
51
51
51
51
51Belfast Giants
51
51
51Belgium
51
51Berlin Thunder
51Bianchi Santo Spirito
51Blazers
51Blues
51Bolivia
51Borris-Ileagh
51Brazil
51Bruckless
51Brunei
51Bulgaria
51Burnaby Lakers
51
51Campbell College Belfast
51Campbell College Belfast
51Canada
51Canada
51
51
51
51
51
51Carrickfergus Cougars
51
51Chile
51Clara
51
51Clashmore
51Clontarf
51
51Cologne Centurions
51Colombia
51
51
51Conquerors
51Coquitlam Adanacs
51
51Cork Constitution
51
51Cory in the House FC
51Costa Rica
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51
51Cuchulainn Hurling Club
51Cyprus
51Czechoslovakia
51Céide Lámh Dhearg
51
51
51
51
51Denmark
51
51Derrynoose
51Dicksboro
51
51
51
51Dragons Rouen (Fra)
51
51
51
51
51Dublin City University
51
51Dublin Spartans B
51
51Dublin University
51
51
51Dynamo L Apero
51East Germany
51
51Ecuador
51
51El Salvador
51Elezkano II - Zabaleta
51
51England
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Exeter Softly FC
51Ezkurdia - Ladis Galarza
51Fiji
51Finland
51Flames Blueus Reims (Fra)
51
51France
51France
51Frankfurt Galaxy
51
51
51
51
51
51Garryowen
51Generals
51
51
51
51Gothiques Amiens (Fra)
51Great Britain
51Greece
51Green Isle All-Stars
51Green Swifts Rockhill
51Guatemala
51HC Dunarea Galati (Rom)
51HC Progrym Gheorgheni (Rom)
51HC Sportul Studentesc (Rom)
51HC Steaua Bucharest (Rom)
51HK ECE Celje (Slo)
51HK Hidria Jesenice (Slo)
51HK Slavija Junior (Bul)
51HK Triglav (Slo)
51HK True Celje (Slo)
51HK Vojvodina (Ser)
51Haiti
51Hamburg Sea Devils
51Honduras
51Hong Kong
51Hungary
51IK Esbjerg (Den)
51IK Herning (Den)
51IMASA Sf. Gheorghe (Rom)
51IT Carlow
51
51IT Sligo
51Iceland
51Idaho Horsemen
51Inchicore College
51India
51Indonesia
51Inter Bens Bike
51
51Iran
51Iraq
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Iremany
51Is Your Motherwell
51Israel
51It's about to get Messi
51JK Brackens
51Jaka - Martija
51Jambi
51James Stephens
51Japan
51Jordan
51Jordanstown Jaguars
51Jousters
51KADCA (Badminton)
51KHL Medveščak (Cro)
51KHL Mladost (Bul)
51KHL Zagreb (Cro)
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Kilmoganny
51Kilruane MacDonaghs
51
51
51Kinsalebeg
51Kinsalebeg
51Kuwait
51
51Landsdowne
51
51
51Larne Grammar School
51Lebanon
51
51Leipzig Kings
51Letterkenny
51Letterkenny
51Libya
51Lifford
51
51Linemen
51
51Loco Polo
51
51Loughmore-Castleiney
51
51
51Luxembourg
51Macau
51Malaysia
51Malta
51Marian
51
51
51Mariners Baseball B
51Marlboro Shamrocks (Mass)
51Maynooth University
51
51
51Middletown Na Fianna
51Milford A
51Milford A
51Milford B
51Moleicester City
51Mooncoin
51Morocco
51Mullinavat
51
51
51Nanaimo Native Sons
51Naomh Moninne
51Nauru
51Nenagh Éire Óg
51Nepal
51
51Netherlands
51New Collection
51New St.
51New Westminster Salmonacs
51New Westminster Salmonbellies
51New Zealand
51New Zealand
51Newcastle Senators (Eng)
51
51
51North Korea
51North Sumatra
51Northern Ireland
51
51
51Norway
51
51
51Obi 1 Kenobi 0
51
51Olaizola II - Rezusta
51Oman
51Oregon High Desert Storm
51
51PNE Indians
51PR China
51Panthers Wroclaw
51Papua
51Papua
51Papua New Guinea
51Paraguay
51Peru
51Peña II - Albisu
51Pintmen FC
51Poland FIFA
51Port Coquitlam Saints
51Portugal
51Qatar
51
51
51Republic of Ireland
51
51
51Romania
51Roscrea
51Rossi Santa Maria Novella
51SC Miercurea Ciuc (Rom)
51SKHL Crvena Zvezda (Ser)
51
51
51Saudi Arabia
51
51Scotland
51Sea Lions
51Sean Treacy’s Hurling Club
51Singapore
51Skinny Jeans & thongs
51
51Sligo City BC
51Smack my Bilic Up
51Snorting Lisbon
51Sombrero Gaels
51South Africa
51South Fraser Stickmen
51South Korea
51South Sulawesi
51South Sumatra
51Spain
51Spastic Hawks
51Spirish Wildcats
51Straight to Town
51
51Stuttgart Surge
51Surinam
51Sweden
51Switzerland
51Syria
51Taiwan
51Taking the Mkhitaryan
51
51
51Terenure College
51Thailand
51The All Blacks
51The Tribe 2.0
51The Warriors
51Thurles Sarsfields
51Tilburg Trappers (Ned)
51Timova FC
51
51Toomevara
51Touraneena
51Tri-City Rush
51Trinidad & Tobago
51
51
51Tristar A Castlederg
51Tristar B Castlederg
51Tristar Castlederg
51Tunisia
51Turkey
51Twin Towns
51Twin Towns A
51Twin Towns B
51
51
51USSR
51
51United Arab Emirates FIFA
51United States of America
51United States of America FIFA
51University College Cork
51University College Cork (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University College Dublin
51
51University College Dublin (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University of Limerick
51Urrutikoetxea - Imaz
51Uruguay
51Vancouver Pilsners
51Venezuela
51Verdi San Giovanni
51Victoria Shamrocks
51Victoria Shamrocks
51
51Wales
51
51Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks
51West Bondage Albion
51West Germany
51West St.
51West Sulawesi
51West Sulawesi
51
51Wirral Wolves
51Wolves of university street
51Woolly Jumpers Carrick
51Yakima Canines
51Yemen AR
51Yemen PDR
51Young Munster
51Yugoslavia
51
PosTeam
1
2
3
3
5
5
7
7
9
10
11Cathal Brugha
12
12
14
14
14
14
14
19North Dublin
20
20
20
20Kamikazee
20Romania
20
26St. Vincent's
27Marian
28
28
28
28
28Malta
28
34Claremorris
35Glenalbyn
36Setanta
37
37
37
37
37
37Fanatical Dodgers
37
37
37
37Milford B
37
48Clonard
49Grads
50Corrib
51
51
51
51Albania
51Aldergrove Hawks
51Algeria
51Alphas (USA)
51Altuna III - Mariezkurrena II
51
51
51Argentina
51
51Artola - Aranguren
51
51
51Ashbourne Stags
51
51
51Australia
51Austria
51Aviators
51Ayr Burners (Sco)
51Azzurri Santa Croce
51BI Academy
51Bahrain
51Bailey Joe Allen Hall
51
51Ballina
51
51Ballynahinch
51Bangladesh
51
51Bangor Buccaneers
51Barcelona Dragons
51Barrack St.
51Barrack St.
51Beat Around Debuchy
51
51
51
51
51Belfast Giants
51
51
51Belgium
51
51Berlin Thunder
51Bianchi Santo Spirito
51Blazers
51Blues
51Bolivia
51Borris-Ileagh
51Brazil
51Bruckless
51Brunei
51Bulgaria
51Burnaby Lakers
51
51Campbell College Belfast
51Campbell College Belfast
51Canada
51Canada
51
51
51
51
51
51Carrickfergus Cougars
51
51Chile
51Clara
51
51Clashmore
51Clontarf
51
51Cologne Centurions
51Colombia
51
51
51Conquerors
51Coquitlam Adanacs
51
51Cork Constitution
51
51Cory in the House FC
51Costa Rica
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51
51Cuchulainn Hurling Club
51Cyprus
51Czechoslovakia
51Céide Lámh Dhearg
51
51
51
51
51Denmark
51
51Derrynoose
51Dicksboro
51
51
51
51Dragons Rouen (Fra)
51
51
51
51
51Dublin City University
51
51Dublin Spartans B
51
51Dublin University
51
51
51Dynamo L Apero
51East Germany
51
51Ecuador
51
51El Salvador
51Elezkano II - Zabaleta
51
51England
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Exeter Softly FC
51Ezkurdia - Ladis Galarza
51Fiji
51Finland
51Flames Blueus Reims (Fra)
51
51France
51France
51Frankfurt Galaxy
51
51
51
51
51
51Garryowen
51Generals
51
51
51
51Gothiques Amiens (Fra)
51Great Britain
51Greece
51Green Isle All-Stars
51Green Swifts Rockhill
51Guatemala
51HC Dunarea Galati (Rom)
51HC Progrym Gheorgheni (Rom)
51HC Sportul Studentesc (Rom)
51HC Steaua Bucharest (Rom)
51HK ECE Celje (Slo)
51HK Hidria Jesenice (Slo)
51HK Slavija Junior (Bul)
51HK Triglav (Slo)
51HK True Celje (Slo)
51HK Vojvodina (Ser)
51Haiti
51Hamburg Sea Devils
51Honduras
51Hong Kong
51Hungary
51IK Esbjerg (Den)
51IK Herning (Den)
51IMASA Sf. Gheorghe (Rom)
51IT Carlow
51
51IT Sligo
51Iceland
51Idaho Horsemen
51Inchicore College
51India
51Indonesia
51Inter Bens Bike
51
51Iran
51Iraq
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Iremany
51Is Your Motherwell
51Israel
51It's about to get Messi
51JK Brackens
51Jaka - Martija
51Jambi
51James Stephens
51Japan
51Jordan
51Jordanstown Jaguars
51Jousters
51KADCA (Badminton)
51KHL Medveščak (Cro)
51KHL Mladost (Bul)
51KHL Zagreb (Cro)
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Kilmoganny
51Kilruane MacDonaghs
51
51
51Kinsalebeg
51Kinsalebeg
51Kuwait
51
51Landsdowne
51
51
51Larne Grammar School
51Lebanon
51
51Leipzig Kings
51Letterkenny
51Letterkenny
51Libya
51Lifford
51
51Linemen
51
51Loco Polo
51
51Loughmore-Castleiney
51
51
51Luxembourg
51Macau
51Malaysia
51Malta
51Marian
51
51
51Mariners Baseball B
51Marlboro Shamrocks (Mass)
51Maynooth University
51
51
51Middletown Na Fianna
51Milford A
51Milford A
51Milford B
51Moleicester City
51Mooncoin
51Morocco
51Mullinavat
51
51
51Nanaimo Native Sons
51Naomh Moninne
51Nauru
51Nenagh Éire Óg
51Nepal
51
51Netherlands
51New Collection
51New St.
51New Westminster Salmonacs
51New Westminster Salmonbellies
51New Zealand
51New Zealand
51Newcastle Senators (Eng)
51
51
51North Korea
51North Sumatra
51Northern Ireland
51
51
51Norway
51
51
51Obi 1 Kenobi 0
51
51Olaizola II - Rezusta
51Oman
51Oregon High Desert Storm
51
51PNE Indians
51PR China
51Panthers Wroclaw
51Papua
51Papua
51Papua New Guinea
51Paraguay
51Peru
51Peña II - Albisu
51Pintmen FC
51Poland FIFA
51Port Coquitlam Saints
51Portugal
51Qatar
51
51
51Republic of Ireland
51
51
51Romania
51Roscrea
51Rossi Santa Maria Novella
51SC Miercurea Ciuc (Rom)
51SKHL Crvena Zvezda (Ser)
51
51
51Saudi Arabia
51
51Scotland
51Sea Lions
51Sean Treacy’s Hurling Club
51Singapore
51Skinny Jeans & thongs
51
51Sligo City BC
51Smack my Bilic Up
51Snorting Lisbon
51Sombrero Gaels
51South Africa
51South Fraser Stickmen
51South Korea
51South Sulawesi
51South Sumatra
51Spain
51Spastic Hawks
51Spirish Wildcats
51Straight to Town
51
51Stuttgart Surge
51Surinam
51Sweden
51Switzerland
51Syria
51Taiwan
51Taking the Mkhitaryan
51
51
51Terenure College
51Thailand
51The All Blacks
51The Tribe 2.0
51The Warriors
51Thurles Sarsfields
51Tilburg Trappers (Ned)
51Timova FC
51
51Toomevara
51Touraneena
51Tri-City Rush
51Trinidad & Tobago
51
51
51Tristar A Castlederg
51Tristar B Castlederg
51Tristar Castlederg
51Tunisia
51Turkey
51Twin Towns
51Twin Towns A
51Twin Towns B
51
51
51USSR
51
51United Arab Emirates FIFA
51United States of America
51United States of America FIFA
51University College Cork
51University College Cork (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University College Dublin
51
51University College Dublin (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University of Limerick
51Urrutikoetxea - Imaz
51Uruguay
51Vancouver Pilsners
51Venezuela
51Verdi San Giovanni
51Victoria Shamrocks
51Victoria Shamrocks
51
51Wales
51
51Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks
51West Bondage Albion
51West Germany
51West St.
51West Sulawesi
51West Sulawesi
51
51Wirral Wolves
51Wolves of university street
51Woolly Jumpers Carrick
51Yakima Canines
51Yemen AR
51Yemen PDR
51Young Munster
51Yugoslavia
51

Note: The NIAFA was a League on Paper only that included only Regular Season Matches played by Northern Ireland teams amongst themselves – no extra matches were played. It is like a “Northern Conference” Table.

PosTeam
1
2
3
3
5
5
7
7
9
10
11Cathal Brugha
12
12
14
14
14
14
14
19North Dublin
20
20
20
20Kamikazee
20Romania
20
26St. Vincent's
27Marian
28
28
28
28
28Malta
28
34Claremorris
35Glenalbyn
36Setanta
37
37
37
37
37
37Fanatical Dodgers
37
37
37
37Milford B
37
48Clonard
49Grads
50Corrib
51
51
51
51Albania
51Aldergrove Hawks
51Algeria
51Alphas (USA)
51Altuna III - Mariezkurrena II
51
51
51Argentina
51
51Artola - Aranguren
51
51
51Ashbourne Stags
51
51
51Australia
51Austria
51Aviators
51Ayr Burners (Sco)
51Azzurri Santa Croce
51BI Academy
51Bahrain
51Bailey Joe Allen Hall
51
51Ballina
51
51Ballynahinch
51Bangladesh
51
51Bangor Buccaneers
51Barcelona Dragons
51Barrack St.
51Barrack St.
51Beat Around Debuchy
51
51
51
51
51Belfast Giants
51
51
51Belgium
51
51Berlin Thunder
51Bianchi Santo Spirito
51Blazers
51Blues
51Bolivia
51Borris-Ileagh
51Brazil
51Bruckless
51Brunei
51Bulgaria
51Burnaby Lakers
51
51Campbell College Belfast
51Campbell College Belfast
51Canada
51Canada
51
51
51
51
51
51Carrickfergus Cougars
51
51Chile
51Clara
51
51Clashmore
51Clontarf
51
51Cologne Centurions
51Colombia
51
51
51Conquerors
51Coquitlam Adanacs
51
51Cork Constitution
51
51Cory in the House FC
51Costa Rica
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51
51Cuchulainn Hurling Club
51Cyprus
51Czechoslovakia
51Céide Lámh Dhearg
51
51
51
51
51Denmark
51
51Derrynoose
51Dicksboro
51
51
51
51Dragons Rouen (Fra)
51
51
51
51
51Dublin City University
51
51Dublin Spartans B
51
51Dublin University
51
51
51Dynamo L Apero
51East Germany
51
51Ecuador
51
51El Salvador
51Elezkano II - Zabaleta
51
51England
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Exeter Softly FC
51Ezkurdia - Ladis Galarza
51Fiji
51Finland
51Flames Blueus Reims (Fra)
51
51France
51France
51Frankfurt Galaxy
51
51
51
51
51
51Garryowen
51Generals
51
51
51
51Gothiques Amiens (Fra)
51Great Britain
51Greece
51Green Isle All-Stars
51Green Swifts Rockhill
51Guatemala
51HC Dunarea Galati (Rom)
51HC Progrym Gheorgheni (Rom)
51HC Sportul Studentesc (Rom)
51HC Steaua Bucharest (Rom)
51HK ECE Celje (Slo)
51HK Hidria Jesenice (Slo)
51HK Slavija Junior (Bul)
51HK Triglav (Slo)
51HK True Celje (Slo)
51HK Vojvodina (Ser)
51Haiti
51Hamburg Sea Devils
51Honduras
51Hong Kong
51Hungary
51IK Esbjerg (Den)
51IK Herning (Den)
51IMASA Sf. Gheorghe (Rom)
51IT Carlow
51
51IT Sligo
51Iceland
51Idaho Horsemen
51Inchicore College
51India
51Indonesia
51Inter Bens Bike
51
51Iran
51Iraq
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Iremany
51Is Your Motherwell
51Israel
51It's about to get Messi
51JK Brackens
51Jaka - Martija
51Jambi
51James Stephens
51Japan
51Jordan
51Jordanstown Jaguars
51Jousters
51KADCA (Badminton)
51KHL Medveščak (Cro)
51KHL Mladost (Bul)
51KHL Zagreb (Cro)
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Kilmoganny
51Kilruane MacDonaghs
51
51
51Kinsalebeg
51Kinsalebeg
51Kuwait
51
51Landsdowne
51
51
51Larne Grammar School
51Lebanon
51
51Leipzig Kings
51Letterkenny
51Letterkenny
51Libya
51Lifford
51
51Linemen
51
51Loco Polo
51
51Loughmore-Castleiney
51
51
51Luxembourg
51Macau
51Malaysia
51Malta
51Marian
51
51
51Mariners Baseball B
51Marlboro Shamrocks (Mass)
51Maynooth University
51
51
51Middletown Na Fianna
51Milford A
51Milford A
51Milford B
51Moleicester City
51Mooncoin
51Morocco
51Mullinavat
51
51
51Nanaimo Native Sons
51Naomh Moninne
51Nauru
51Nenagh Éire Óg
51Nepal
51
51Netherlands
51New Collection
51New St.
51New Westminster Salmonacs
51New Westminster Salmonbellies
51New Zealand
51New Zealand
51Newcastle Senators (Eng)
51
51
51North Korea
51North Sumatra
51Northern Ireland
51
51
51Norway
51
51
51Obi 1 Kenobi 0
51
51Olaizola II - Rezusta
51Oman
51Oregon High Desert Storm
51
51PNE Indians
51PR China
51Panthers Wroclaw
51Papua
51Papua
51Papua New Guinea
51Paraguay
51Peru
51Peña II - Albisu
51Pintmen FC
51Poland FIFA
51Port Coquitlam Saints
51Portugal
51Qatar
51
51
51Republic of Ireland
51
51
51Romania
51Roscrea
51Rossi Santa Maria Novella
51SC Miercurea Ciuc (Rom)
51SKHL Crvena Zvezda (Ser)
51
51
51Saudi Arabia
51
51Scotland
51Sea Lions
51Sean Treacy’s Hurling Club
51Singapore
51Skinny Jeans & thongs
51
51Sligo City BC
51Smack my Bilic Up
51Snorting Lisbon
51Sombrero Gaels
51South Africa
51South Fraser Stickmen
51South Korea
51South Sulawesi
51South Sumatra
51Spain
51Spastic Hawks
51Spirish Wildcats
51Straight to Town
51
51Stuttgart Surge
51Surinam
51Sweden
51Switzerland
51Syria
51Taiwan
51Taking the Mkhitaryan
51
51
51Terenure College
51Thailand
51The All Blacks
51The Tribe 2.0
51The Warriors
51Thurles Sarsfields
51Tilburg Trappers (Ned)
51Timova FC
51
51Toomevara
51Touraneena
51Tri-City Rush
51Trinidad & Tobago
51
51
51Tristar A Castlederg
51Tristar B Castlederg
51Tristar Castlederg
51Tunisia
51Turkey
51Twin Towns
51Twin Towns A
51Twin Towns B
51
51
51USSR
51
51United Arab Emirates FIFA
51United States of America
51United States of America FIFA
51University College Cork
51University College Cork (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University College Dublin
51
51University College Dublin (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University of Limerick
51Urrutikoetxea - Imaz
51Uruguay
51Vancouver Pilsners
51Venezuela
51Verdi San Giovanni
51Victoria Shamrocks
51Victoria Shamrocks
51
51Wales
51
51Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks
51West Bondage Albion
51West Germany
51West St.
51West Sulawesi
51West Sulawesi
51
51Wirral Wolves
51Wolves of university street
51Woolly Jumpers Carrick
51Yakima Canines
51Yemen AR
51Yemen PDR
51Young Munster
51Yugoslavia
51

Note: No Official Standings were kept for all games played over the course of the 7 different competitions or stages of the 1986 IAFA season, this is a Composite Table calculated automatically by Eirball.

 

 

Logo references

[1] Coleraine Chieftans (2002) Coleraine Chieftans: Chief Image [Internet] Available from: http://www.thecolerainechieftans.freeservers.com/images/chief.gif [Accessed 18 July 2018]

REFERENCES

[1] Miriam Lord (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

[2] BritballNow (2017) British and Irish sides Friendly results against foreign opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2017]

[3] James Mulcahy (1986) “Savage Celts” Irish Independent. Thursday, March 27, 1986. pg. 9.

[4] BritballNow (2017) Newcastle Senators [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/NEWCASTLESENATORS.htm [Internet] [Accessed 25 June 2021]

[5] Irish American Football League (2002) Other Events [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/otherevents02.htm [Accessed 20 March 2018]

[6] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. Pg. 18.

Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

[7] Anon. (1986) “American Football comes to Dublin” Irish Press. Wednesday, November 12, 1986. Pg. 11. [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[8] Anon. (1986) “Today’s sport” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 22 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[9] Anon. (1986) “Marlboro on the march” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 17 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[10] Sean Moloney (1986) “Shamrocks from USA are playing to win” Evening Herald. Saturday, November 29, 1986. pg. 6.

WEBSITES

[11] Britball Now (2016) History of the Game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 02 October 2016]

[12] Britball Now (2008) UK Clubs Against Foreign Opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2008]

[13] Semi-Pro Football (2017) Eastern Football League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.semiprofootball.org/minor/champs/eastfl.htm [Accessed 16 November 2017]

SOURCES

[14] Kevin Sharkey (2020) “The Dublin Celts” Word Document shared by John Gunning on Facebook Messenger with permission.

REFERENCES

[1] Anon (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

Past copies of the Irish Independent are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) Bangor Buccaneers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BangorBuccaneers.htm [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[4] Britballnow.co.uk (2019) 1986 Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 17 August 2019]

INTERNET ARCHIVES

[5] Craigavon Cowboys | Wayback Machine (2017) Charles ‘Chuck’ Ebron Interview [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20170514064407/http://www,craigavoncowboys.co.uk:80/news [Accessed 10 October 2018]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[7] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, September 72019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2286790341432108?comment_id=2287705898007219&reply_comment_id=2292185984225877&notif_id=1568031304420635&notif_t=feed_comment [Accessed 9 September 2019]

NEWSPAPERS

[8] Anon. (1986) “A cracking good show for grid-iron fans” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, September 23, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[9] Anon. (1986) “American flavour” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 8, 1986. pg. 26 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[10] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into ‘Shamrock Bowl’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[11] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys triumph’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, October 6, 1986. pg. 19 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[12] Anon. (1986) “Picture caption’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

IMAGES

[13] Anon. (1986) “Picture by Rick Hewitt’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[14] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys to meet Celts’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 27, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[15] Anon. (1986) “Blitzers turn the tables”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday June 24, 1986. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[16] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[17] Anon. (1986) “Sport in Brief: American Football” Sunday Press. August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

[18] Anon. (1986) “Dublin Celts are Blitzed” Sunday Press. August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

MEDIA

[19] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Video, May 20, 2020 [Comment by player at 1:00-1:10] [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BBCSPORTNI/videos/693338128160962 [Accessed 30 August 2020]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641&notif_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Carrickfergus Cougars American Football

Season report 1986

Carrickfergus Cougars went fully kitted in 1986, playing at least two matches after joining the season late – one a 6-55 loss to Belfast Blitzers at home as part of the Carrickfergus Festival on 9th August 1986.

Another match, after the season had ended, was a 8-28 loss to Ayr Burners of Scotland in the first International match played by a team from the NIAFA (Northern Ireland American Football Association – a Regional Development Body within the IAFA – Irish American Football Association).

Carrickfergus Cougars points were scored in the Ayr game by Mervyn Robinson who scored a Touchdown, which was converted for two points by D. Moran.

Carrickfergus Cougars International Friendly 1986

Carrickfergus Cougars International Friendly 1986

Carrickferggus Cougars IAFL Results 1986

Carrickfergus Cougars IAFL Regular Season Results 1986

Standings 1986

PosTeam
1
2
3
3
5
5
7
7
9
10
11Cathal Brugha
12
12
14
14
14
14
14
19North Dublin
20
20
20
20Kamikazee
20Romania
20
26St. Vincent's
27Marian
28
28
28
28
28Malta
28
34Claremorris
35Glenalbyn
36Setanta
37
37
37
37
37
37Fanatical Dodgers
37
37
37
37Milford B
37
48Clonard
49Grads
50Corrib
51
51
51
51Albania
51Aldergrove Hawks
51Algeria
51Alphas (USA)
51Altuna III - Mariezkurrena II
51
51
51Argentina
51
51Artola - Aranguren
51
51
51Ashbourne Stags
51
51
51Australia
51Austria
51Aviators
51Ayr Burners (Sco)
51Azzurri Santa Croce
51BI Academy
51Bahrain
51Bailey Joe Allen Hall
51
51Ballina
51
51Ballynahinch
51Bangladesh
51
51Bangor Buccaneers
51Barcelona Dragons
51Barrack St.
51Barrack St.
51Beat Around Debuchy
51
51
51
51
51Belfast Giants
51
51
51Belgium
51
51Berlin Thunder
51Bianchi Santo Spirito
51Blazers
51Blues
51Bolivia
51Borris-Ileagh
51Brazil
51Bruckless
51Brunei
51Bulgaria
51Burnaby Lakers
51
51Campbell College Belfast
51Campbell College Belfast
51Canada
51Canada
51
51
51
51
51
51Carrickfergus Cougars
51
51Chile
51Clara
51
51Clashmore
51Clontarf
51
51Cologne Centurions
51Colombia
51
51
51Conquerors
51Coquitlam Adanacs
51
51Cork Constitution
51
51Cory in the House FC
51Costa Rica
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51
51Cuchulainn Hurling Club
51Cyprus
51Czechoslovakia
51Céide Lámh Dhearg
51
51
51
51
51Denmark
51
51Derrynoose
51Dicksboro
51
51
51
51Dragons Rouen (Fra)
51
51
51
51
51Dublin City University
51
51Dublin Spartans B
51
51Dublin University
51
51
51Dynamo L Apero
51East Germany
51
51Ecuador
51
51El Salvador
51Elezkano II - Zabaleta
51
51England
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Exeter Softly FC
51Ezkurdia - Ladis Galarza
51Fiji
51Finland
51Flames Blueus Reims (Fra)
51
51France
51France
51Frankfurt Galaxy
51
51
51
51
51
51Garryowen
51Generals
51
51
51
51Gothiques Amiens (Fra)
51Great Britain
51Greece
51Green Isle All-Stars
51Green Swifts Rockhill
51Guatemala
51HC Dunarea Galati (Rom)
51HC Progrym Gheorgheni (Rom)
51HC Sportul Studentesc (Rom)
51HC Steaua Bucharest (Rom)
51HK ECE Celje (Slo)
51HK Hidria Jesenice (Slo)
51HK Slavija Junior (Bul)
51HK Triglav (Slo)
51HK True Celje (Slo)
51HK Vojvodina (Ser)
51Haiti
51Hamburg Sea Devils
51Honduras
51Hong Kong
51Hungary
51IK Esbjerg (Den)
51IK Herning (Den)
51IMASA Sf. Gheorghe (Rom)
51IT Carlow
51
51IT Sligo
51Iceland
51Idaho Horsemen
51Inchicore College
51India
51Indonesia
51Inter Bens Bike
51
51Iran
51Iraq
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Iremany
51Is Your Motherwell
51Israel
51It's about to get Messi
51JK Brackens
51Jaka - Martija
51Jambi
51James Stephens
51Japan
51Jordan
51Jordanstown Jaguars
51Jousters
51KADCA (Badminton)
51KHL Medveščak (Cro)
51KHL Mladost (Bul)
51KHL Zagreb (Cro)
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Kilmoganny
51Kilruane MacDonaghs
51
51
51Kinsalebeg
51Kinsalebeg
51Kuwait
51
51Landsdowne
51
51
51Larne Grammar School
51Lebanon
51
51Leipzig Kings
51Letterkenny
51Letterkenny
51Libya
51Lifford
51
51Linemen
51
51Loco Polo
51
51Loughmore-Castleiney
51
51
51Luxembourg
51Macau
51Malaysia
51Malta
51Marian
51
51
51Mariners Baseball B
51Marlboro Shamrocks (Mass)
51Maynooth University
51
51
51Middletown Na Fianna
51Milford A
51Milford A
51Milford B
51Moleicester City
51Mooncoin
51Morocco
51Mullinavat
51
51
51Nanaimo Native Sons
51Naomh Moninne
51Nauru
51Nenagh Éire Óg
51Nepal
51
51Netherlands
51New Collection
51New St.
51New Westminster Salmonacs
51New Westminster Salmonbellies
51New Zealand
51New Zealand
51Newcastle Senators (Eng)
51
51
51North Korea
51North Sumatra
51Northern Ireland
51
51
51Norway
51
51
51Obi 1 Kenobi 0
51
51Olaizola II - Rezusta
51Oman
51Oregon High Desert Storm
51
51PNE Indians
51PR China
51Panthers Wroclaw
51Papua
51Papua
51Papua New Guinea
51Paraguay
51Peru
51Peña II - Albisu
51Pintmen FC
51Poland FIFA
51Port Coquitlam Saints
51Portugal
51Qatar
51
51
51Republic of Ireland
51
51
51Romania
51Roscrea
51Rossi Santa Maria Novella
51SC Miercurea Ciuc (Rom)
51SKHL Crvena Zvezda (Ser)
51
51
51Saudi Arabia
51
51Scotland
51Sea Lions
51Sean Treacy’s Hurling Club
51Singapore
51Skinny Jeans & thongs
51
51Sligo City BC
51Smack my Bilic Up
51Snorting Lisbon
51Sombrero Gaels
51South Africa
51South Fraser Stickmen
51South Korea
51South Sulawesi
51South Sumatra
51Spain
51Spastic Hawks
51Spirish Wildcats
51Straight to Town
51
51Stuttgart Surge
51Surinam
51Sweden
51Switzerland
51Syria
51Taiwan
51Taking the Mkhitaryan
51
51
51Terenure College
51Thailand
51The All Blacks
51The Tribe 2.0
51The Warriors
51Thurles Sarsfields
51Tilburg Trappers (Ned)
51Timova FC
51
51Toomevara
51Touraneena
51Tri-City Rush
51Trinidad & Tobago
51
51
51Tristar A Castlederg
51Tristar B Castlederg
51Tristar Castlederg
51Tunisia
51Turkey
51Twin Towns
51Twin Towns A
51Twin Towns B
51
51
51USSR
51
51United Arab Emirates FIFA
51United States of America
51United States of America FIFA
51University College Cork
51University College Cork (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University College Dublin
51
51University College Dublin (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University of Limerick
51Urrutikoetxea - Imaz
51Uruguay
51Vancouver Pilsners
51Venezuela
51Verdi San Giovanni
51Victoria Shamrocks
51Victoria Shamrocks
51
51Wales
51
51Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks
51West Bondage Albion
51West Germany
51West St.
51West Sulawesi
51West Sulawesi
51
51Wirral Wolves
51Wolves of university street
51Woolly Jumpers Carrick
51Yakima Canines
51Yemen AR
51Yemen PDR
51Young Munster
51Yugoslavia
51
PosTeam
1
2
3
3
5
5
7
7
9
10
11Cathal Brugha
12
12
14
14
14
14
14
19North Dublin
20
20
20
20Kamikazee
20Romania
20
26St. Vincent's
27Marian
28
28
28
28
28Malta
28
34Claremorris
35Glenalbyn
36Setanta
37
37
37
37
37
37Fanatical Dodgers
37
37
37
37Milford B
37
48Clonard
49Grads
50Corrib
51
51
51
51Albania
51Aldergrove Hawks
51Algeria
51Alphas (USA)
51Altuna III - Mariezkurrena II
51
51
51Argentina
51
51Artola - Aranguren
51
51
51Ashbourne Stags
51
51
51Australia
51Austria
51Aviators
51Ayr Burners (Sco)
51Azzurri Santa Croce
51BI Academy
51Bahrain
51Bailey Joe Allen Hall
51
51Ballina
51
51Ballynahinch
51Bangladesh
51
51Bangor Buccaneers
51Barcelona Dragons
51Barrack St.
51Barrack St.
51Beat Around Debuchy
51
51
51
51
51Belfast Giants
51
51
51Belgium
51
51Berlin Thunder
51Bianchi Santo Spirito
51Blazers
51Blues
51Bolivia
51Borris-Ileagh
51Brazil
51Bruckless
51Brunei
51Bulgaria
51Burnaby Lakers
51
51Campbell College Belfast
51Campbell College Belfast
51Canada
51Canada
51
51
51
51
51
51Carrickfergus Cougars
51
51Chile
51Clara
51
51Clashmore
51Clontarf
51
51Cologne Centurions
51Colombia
51
51
51Conquerors
51Coquitlam Adanacs
51
51Cork Constitution
51
51Cory in the House FC
51Costa Rica
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51
51Cuchulainn Hurling Club
51Cyprus
51Czechoslovakia
51Céide Lámh Dhearg
51
51
51
51
51Denmark
51
51Derrynoose
51Dicksboro
51
51
51
51Dragons Rouen (Fra)
51
51
51
51
51Dublin City University
51
51Dublin Spartans B
51
51Dublin University
51
51
51Dynamo L Apero
51East Germany
51
51Ecuador
51
51El Salvador
51Elezkano II - Zabaleta
51
51England
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Exeter Softly FC
51Ezkurdia - Ladis Galarza
51Fiji
51Finland
51Flames Blueus Reims (Fra)
51
51France
51France
51Frankfurt Galaxy
51
51
51
51
51
51Garryowen
51Generals
51
51
51
51Gothiques Amiens (Fra)
51Great Britain
51Greece
51Green Isle All-Stars
51Green Swifts Rockhill
51Guatemala
51HC Dunarea Galati (Rom)
51HC Progrym Gheorgheni (Rom)
51HC Sportul Studentesc (Rom)
51HC Steaua Bucharest (Rom)
51HK ECE Celje (Slo)
51HK Hidria Jesenice (Slo)
51HK Slavija Junior (Bul)
51HK Triglav (Slo)
51HK True Celje (Slo)
51HK Vojvodina (Ser)
51Haiti
51Hamburg Sea Devils
51Honduras
51Hong Kong
51Hungary
51IK Esbjerg (Den)
51IK Herning (Den)
51IMASA Sf. Gheorghe (Rom)
51IT Carlow
51
51IT Sligo
51Iceland
51Idaho Horsemen
51Inchicore College
51India
51Indonesia
51Inter Bens Bike
51
51Iran
51Iraq
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Iremany
51Is Your Motherwell
51Israel
51It's about to get Messi
51JK Brackens
51Jaka - Martija
51Jambi
51James Stephens
51Japan
51Jordan
51Jordanstown Jaguars
51Jousters
51KADCA (Badminton)
51KHL Medveščak (Cro)
51KHL Mladost (Bul)
51KHL Zagreb (Cro)
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Kilmoganny
51Kilruane MacDonaghs
51
51
51Kinsalebeg
51Kinsalebeg
51Kuwait
51
51Landsdowne
51
51
51Larne Grammar School
51Lebanon
51
51Leipzig Kings
51Letterkenny
51Letterkenny
51Libya
51Lifford
51
51Linemen
51
51Loco Polo
51
51Loughmore-Castleiney
51
51
51Luxembourg
51Macau
51Malaysia
51Malta
51Marian
51
51
51Mariners Baseball B
51Marlboro Shamrocks (Mass)
51Maynooth University
51
51
51Middletown Na Fianna
51Milford A
51Milford A
51Milford B
51Moleicester City
51Mooncoin
51Morocco
51Mullinavat
51
51
51Nanaimo Native Sons
51Naomh Moninne
51Nauru
51Nenagh Éire Óg
51Nepal
51
51Netherlands
51New Collection
51New St.
51New Westminster Salmonacs
51New Westminster Salmonbellies
51New Zealand
51New Zealand
51Newcastle Senators (Eng)
51
51
51North Korea
51North Sumatra
51Northern Ireland
51
51
51Norway
51
51
51Obi 1 Kenobi 0
51
51Olaizola II - Rezusta
51Oman
51Oregon High Desert Storm
51
51PNE Indians
51PR China
51Panthers Wroclaw
51Papua
51Papua
51Papua New Guinea
51Paraguay
51Peru
51Peña II - Albisu
51Pintmen FC
51Poland FIFA
51Port Coquitlam Saints
51Portugal
51Qatar
51
51
51Republic of Ireland
51
51
51Romania
51Roscrea
51Rossi Santa Maria Novella
51SC Miercurea Ciuc (Rom)
51SKHL Crvena Zvezda (Ser)
51
51
51Saudi Arabia
51
51Scotland
51Sea Lions
51Sean Treacy’s Hurling Club
51Singapore
51Skinny Jeans & thongs
51
51Sligo City BC
51Smack my Bilic Up
51Snorting Lisbon
51Sombrero Gaels
51South Africa
51South Fraser Stickmen
51South Korea
51South Sulawesi
51South Sumatra
51Spain
51Spastic Hawks
51Spirish Wildcats
51Straight to Town
51
51Stuttgart Surge
51Surinam
51Sweden
51Switzerland
51Syria
51Taiwan
51Taking the Mkhitaryan
51
51
51Terenure College
51Thailand
51The All Blacks
51The Tribe 2.0
51The Warriors
51Thurles Sarsfields
51Tilburg Trappers (Ned)
51Timova FC
51
51Toomevara
51Touraneena
51Tri-City Rush
51Trinidad & Tobago
51
51
51Tristar A Castlederg
51Tristar B Castlederg
51Tristar Castlederg
51Tunisia
51Turkey
51Twin Towns
51Twin Towns A
51Twin Towns B
51
51
51USSR
51
51United Arab Emirates FIFA
51United States of America
51United States of America FIFA
51University College Cork
51University College Cork (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University College Dublin
51
51University College Dublin (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University of Limerick
51Urrutikoetxea - Imaz
51Uruguay
51Vancouver Pilsners
51Venezuela
51Verdi San Giovanni
51Victoria Shamrocks
51Victoria Shamrocks
51
51Wales
51
51Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks
51West Bondage Albion
51West Germany
51West St.
51West Sulawesi
51West Sulawesi
51
51Wirral Wolves
51Wolves of university street
51Woolly Jumpers Carrick
51Yakima Canines
51Yemen AR
51Yemen PDR
51Young Munster
51Yugoslavia
51

Note: The NIAFA was a League on Paper only that included only Regular Season Matches played by Northern Ireland teams amongst themselves – no extra matches were played. It is like a “Northern Conference” Table.

PosTeam
1
2
3
3
5
5
7
7
9
10
11Cathal Brugha
12
12
14
14
14
14
14
19North Dublin
20
20
20
20Kamikazee
20Romania
20
26St. Vincent's
27Marian
28
28
28
28
28Malta
28
34Claremorris
35Glenalbyn
36Setanta
37
37
37
37
37
37Fanatical Dodgers
37
37
37
37Milford B
37
48Clonard
49Grads
50Corrib
51
51
51
51Albania
51Aldergrove Hawks
51Algeria
51Alphas (USA)
51Altuna III - Mariezkurrena II
51
51
51Argentina
51
51Artola - Aranguren
51
51
51Ashbourne Stags
51
51
51Australia
51Austria
51Aviators
51Ayr Burners (Sco)
51Azzurri Santa Croce
51BI Academy
51Bahrain
51Bailey Joe Allen Hall
51
51Ballina
51
51Ballynahinch
51Bangladesh
51
51Bangor Buccaneers
51Barcelona Dragons
51Barrack St.
51Barrack St.
51Beat Around Debuchy
51
51
51
51
51Belfast Giants
51
51
51Belgium
51
51Berlin Thunder
51Bianchi Santo Spirito
51Blazers
51Blues
51Bolivia
51Borris-Ileagh
51Brazil
51Bruckless
51Brunei
51Bulgaria
51Burnaby Lakers
51
51Campbell College Belfast
51Campbell College Belfast
51Canada
51Canada
51
51
51
51
51
51Carrickfergus Cougars
51
51Chile
51Clara
51
51Clashmore
51Clontarf
51
51Cologne Centurions
51Colombia
51
51
51Conquerors
51Coquitlam Adanacs
51
51Cork Constitution
51
51Cory in the House FC
51Costa Rica
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51Craigavon Aztecs U21
51
51Cuchulainn Hurling Club
51Cyprus
51Czechoslovakia
51Céide Lámh Dhearg
51
51
51
51
51Denmark
51
51Derrynoose
51Dicksboro
51
51
51
51Dragons Rouen (Fra)
51
51
51
51
51Dublin City University
51
51Dublin Spartans B
51
51Dublin University
51
51
51Dynamo L Apero
51East Germany
51
51Ecuador
51
51El Salvador
51Elezkano II - Zabaleta
51
51England
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Enniskillen Blockbusters U21
51Exeter Softly FC
51Ezkurdia - Ladis Galarza
51Fiji
51Finland
51Flames Blueus Reims (Fra)
51
51France
51France
51Frankfurt Galaxy
51
51
51
51
51
51Garryowen
51Generals
51
51
51
51Gothiques Amiens (Fra)
51Great Britain
51Greece
51Green Isle All-Stars
51Green Swifts Rockhill
51Guatemala
51HC Dunarea Galati (Rom)
51HC Progrym Gheorgheni (Rom)
51HC Sportul Studentesc (Rom)
51HC Steaua Bucharest (Rom)
51HK ECE Celje (Slo)
51HK Hidria Jesenice (Slo)
51HK Slavija Junior (Bul)
51HK Triglav (Slo)
51HK True Celje (Slo)
51HK Vojvodina (Ser)
51Haiti
51Hamburg Sea Devils
51Honduras
51Hong Kong
51Hungary
51IK Esbjerg (Den)
51IK Herning (Den)
51IMASA Sf. Gheorghe (Rom)
51IT Carlow
51
51IT Sligo
51Iceland
51Idaho Horsemen
51Inchicore College
51India
51Indonesia
51Inter Bens Bike
51
51Iran
51Iraq
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Iremany
51Is Your Motherwell
51Israel
51It's about to get Messi
51JK Brackens
51Jaka - Martija
51Jambi
51James Stephens
51Japan
51Jordan
51Jordanstown Jaguars
51Jousters
51KADCA (Badminton)
51KHL Medveščak (Cro)
51KHL Mladost (Bul)
51KHL Zagreb (Cro)
51
51
51
51
51
51
51Kilmoganny
51Kilruane MacDonaghs
51
51
51Kinsalebeg
51Kinsalebeg
51Kuwait
51
51Landsdowne
51
51
51Larne Grammar School
51Lebanon
51
51Leipzig Kings
51Letterkenny
51Letterkenny
51Libya
51Lifford
51
51Linemen
51
51Loco Polo
51
51Loughmore-Castleiney
51
51
51Luxembourg
51Macau
51Malaysia
51Malta
51Marian
51
51
51Mariners Baseball B
51Marlboro Shamrocks (Mass)
51Maynooth University
51
51
51Middletown Na Fianna
51Milford A
51Milford A
51Milford B
51Moleicester City
51Mooncoin
51Morocco
51Mullinavat
51
51
51Nanaimo Native Sons
51Naomh Moninne
51Nauru
51Nenagh Éire Óg
51Nepal
51
51Netherlands
51New Collection
51New St.
51New Westminster Salmonacs
51New Westminster Salmonbellies
51New Zealand
51New Zealand
51Newcastle Senators (Eng)
51
51
51North Korea
51North Sumatra
51Northern Ireland
51
51
51Norway
51
51
51Obi 1 Kenobi 0
51
51Olaizola II - Rezusta
51Oman
51Oregon High Desert Storm
51
51PNE Indians
51PR China
51Panthers Wroclaw
51Papua
51Papua
51Papua New Guinea
51Paraguay
51Peru
51Peña II - Albisu
51Pintmen FC
51Poland FIFA
51Port Coquitlam Saints
51Portugal
51Qatar
51
51
51Republic of Ireland
51
51
51Romania
51Roscrea
51Rossi Santa Maria Novella
51SC Miercurea Ciuc (Rom)
51SKHL Crvena Zvezda (Ser)
51
51
51Saudi Arabia
51
51Scotland
51Sea Lions
51Sean Treacy’s Hurling Club
51Singapore
51Skinny Jeans & thongs
51
51Sligo City BC
51Smack my Bilic Up
51Snorting Lisbon
51Sombrero Gaels
51South Africa
51South Fraser Stickmen
51South Korea
51South Sulawesi
51South Sumatra
51Spain
51Spastic Hawks
51Spirish Wildcats
51Straight to Town
51
51Stuttgart Surge
51Surinam
51Sweden
51Switzerland
51Syria
51Taiwan
51Taking the Mkhitaryan
51
51
51Terenure College
51Thailand
51The All Blacks
51The Tribe 2.0
51The Warriors
51Thurles Sarsfields
51Tilburg Trappers (Ned)
51Timova FC
51
51Toomevara
51Touraneena
51Tri-City Rush
51Trinidad & Tobago
51
51
51Tristar A Castlederg
51Tristar B Castlederg
51Tristar Castlederg
51Tunisia
51Turkey
51Twin Towns
51Twin Towns A
51Twin Towns B
51
51
51USSR
51
51United Arab Emirates FIFA
51United States of America
51United States of America FIFA
51University College Cork
51University College Cork (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University College Dublin
51
51University College Dublin (IRFU Rugby Union)
51University of Limerick
51Urrutikoetxea - Imaz
51Uruguay
51Vancouver Pilsners
51Venezuela
51Verdi San Giovanni
51Victoria Shamrocks
51Victoria Shamrocks
51
51Wales
51
51Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks
51West Bondage Albion
51West Germany
51West St.
51West Sulawesi
51West Sulawesi
51
51Wirral Wolves
51Wolves of university street
51Woolly Jumpers Carrick
51Yakima Canines
51Yemen AR
51Yemen PDR
51Young Munster
51Yugoslavia
51

Note: No Official Standings were kept for all games played over the course of the 7 different competitions or stages of the 1986 IAFA season, this is a Composite Table calculated automatically by Eirball.

Players List

RankPlayerTeamPosition
1E. ByrneKinsalebeg
2G. KeoghKinsalebeg
3G. PowerKinsalebeg
4A. NorthKinsalebeg
5M. NorthKinsalebeg
6Fergal KirbyIreland
7Adrian HannaIreland
8S. FlynnKinsalebeg
9M. FoleyKinsalebeg
10E. AllenKinsalebeg
11M. BarronKinsalebeg
12T. PowerTouraneena
13T. O’MearaTouraneena
14M. QuinlanTouraneena
15B. KeaneTouraneena
16Rev. Fr. B. CrowleyTouraneena
17J. FraherTouraneena
18N. ButlerTouraneena
19J. DaltonTouraneena
20M. GleesonTouraneena
21K. O’RourkeClashmore
22C. O’RourkeClashmore
23T. GuiryClashmore
24B. RocheClashmore
25J. O’KeeffeClashmore
26M. SheehanClashmore
27Cian SmithNorth Dublin
28Luka VuksicNorth Dublin
29Eoin DoyleIreland
30Barry MurphyIreland
31Ciaran WalsheIreland
32Christopher DevlinIreland
33Matthew HynesIreland
34Adam CaulfieldIreland
35Stiofan McMahonIreland
36Maximus ConnollyIreland
37Eoin BridgemanIreland
38Mark FitzgeraldIreland
39Aidan MullaneyIreland
40Cillian ColvinIreland
41Shane Gaffney O’BrienIreland

References

[1] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. Pg. 18.

[2] Anon. (1986) “Picture caption’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet]

Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to

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Belfast Blitzers

Belfast Blitzers Season Report 1986

Belfast Blitzers played the first ever fully-kitted game of American Football between two Irish teams in Northern Ireland on May 19th 1986 when they won 46-0 versus Craigavon Cowboys at Shane Park in Lurgan.

On the 1st of June they played Dublin Celts in Dublin in the 1st Leg of the Capitol Bowl, losing 7-46, and despite losing the tie overall 31-66 on aggregate they did become the first ever team to defeat the Dublin Celts, when on June 22nd they won 24-20 in the 2nd Leg in Belfast.

They again played the Dublin Celts on July 6th in Dublin as part of the Summer Bowl American Independence Day Tournament, losing to their rivals in the Final after defeating the Coleraine Chieftains in the Semi-Finals.

In the penultimate week of the season in Carrickfergus as part of the Carrick Festival, they defeated the hometown Cougars 55-6. This set them up nicely for their match against the Dublin Celts for the All-Ireland Championship the following week which they won 7-0, evening the score 2-2 on head-to-head with the Dublin team.

This was the last match they played in 1986 as they declined to take part in the Shamrock Bowl, which was arranged following the season, as the considered themselves already Champions having won both the All-Ireland Championship and League titles.

Belfast blitzers Irish American Football League Results 1986

Note: Please Click on the relevant matches to be brought to a page detailing the Scores, scorers, and players lists as well as a Match Report.

Belfast Blitzers Irish American Football League Results 1986

Note: To view Players Lists, Management and Season Standings please navigate to below the References Section.

References

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641&notif_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]

REFERENCES

[1] Miriam Lord (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

[2] BritballNow (2017) British and Irish sides Friendly results against foreign opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2017]

[3] James Mulcahy (1986) “Savage Celts” Irish Independent. Thursday, March 27, 1986. pg. 9.

[4] BritballNow (2017) Newcastle Senators [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/NEWCASTLESENATORS.htm [Internet] [Accessed 25 June 2021]

[5] Irish American Football League (2002) Other Events [Internet] Available from: http://americanfootball.ie/iafl/otherevents02.htm [Accessed 20 March 2018]

[6] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. Pg. 18.

Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

[7] Anon. (1986) “American Football comes to Dublin” Irish Press. Wednesday, November 12, 1986. Pg. 11. [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[8] Anon. (1986) “Today’s sport” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 22 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[9] Anon. (1986) “Marlboro on the march” Irish Press. Wednesday, Friday, November 28, 1986. pg. 17 [Past Copies of the Irish Press are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[10] Sean Moloney (1986) “Shamrocks from USA are playing to win” Evening Herald. Saturday, November 29, 1986. pg. 6.

WEBSITES

[11] Britball Now (2016) History of the Game in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/ireland/history-of-the-game-in.html [Accessed 02 October 2016]

[12] Britball Now (2008) UK Clubs Against Foreign Opposition [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/UKClubsForeignOppo.html [Accessed 16 November 2008]

[13] Semi-Pro Football (2017) Eastern Football League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.semiprofootball.org/minor/champs/eastfl.htm [Accessed 16 November 2017]

SOURCES

[14] Kevin Sharkey (2020) “The Dublin Celts” Word Document shared by John Gunning on Facebook Messenger with permission.

REFERENCES

[1] Anon (1986) “Crunch: but could they handle Moss Keane?” Irish Independent. Monday, March 17, 1986. pg. 7

Past copies of the Irish Independent are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/

REFERENCES

WEBSITES

[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 23 March 2017]

[2] Britball Now (2016) Bangor Buccaneers [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/History/Britball%20Teams/BangorBuccaneers.htm [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[3] Irish American Football Association (2018) Shamrock Bowl History [Internet] Available from: hhttp://www.americanfootball.ie/american-football/shamrock-bowl-history/ [Accessed 23 March 2018]

[4] Britballnow.co.uk (2019) 1986 Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.britballnow.co.uk/history-index/results-section.html [Accessed 17 August 2019]

INTERNET ARCHIVES

[5] Craigavon Cowboys | Wayback Machine (2017) Charles ‘Chuck’ Ebron Interview [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20170514064407/http://www,craigavoncowboys.co.uk:80/news [Accessed 10 October 2018]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[7] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, September 72019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2286790341432108?comment_id=2287705898007219&reply_comment_id=2292185984225877&notif_id=1568031304420635&notif_t=feed_comment [Accessed 9 September 2019]

NEWSPAPERS

[8] Anon. (1986) “A cracking good show for grid-iron fans” Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, September 23, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[9] Anon. (1986) “American flavour” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 8, 1986. pg. 26 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[10] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into ‘Shamrock Bowl’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[11] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys triumph’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, October 6, 1986. pg. 19 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[12] Anon. (1986) “Picture caption’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

IMAGES

[13] Anon. (1986) “Picture by Rick Hewitt’” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[14] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys to meet Celts’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 27, 1986. pg. 24 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[15] Anon. (1986) “Blitzers turn the tables”Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday June 24, 1986. pg. 28 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[16] Anon. (1986) “Cowboys into Shamrock Bowl’”Belfast Telegraph. Saturday September 29, 1986. pg. 18 [Internet] Available online at the Irish Newspaper Archive at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ which is a subscription service.

[17] Anon. (1986) “Sport in Brief: American Football” Sunday Press. August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

[18] Anon. (1986) “Dublin Celts are Blitzed” Sunday Press. August 17th, 1986. pg. 25.

MEDIA

[19] BBC Sport NI Facebook (2020) Video, May 20, 2020 [Comment by player at 1:00-1:10] [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BBCSPORTNI/videos/693338128160962 [Accessed 30 August 2020]

SOCIAL MEDIA

[1] Belfast Blitzers Facebook Page (2019) Post, August 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940?notif_id=1565921781157641&notif_t=comment_mention [Accessed 17 August 2019]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to David Turner (Belfast Blitzers)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

REirball | 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.