2012 IAFL Schedule Published – New Format Announced.

Monday, January 9th, 2012

This years IAFL will be contested by a record 11 teams. The Tullamore Phoenix step up from DV8s level to join the ten sides who contested the 2011 season. The regular will start in late February, which is earlier than in previous years. It will conclude on June 10th. The play-offs and Shamrock Bowl will take place from mid June to mid July.

The big change this year is that the structure has been changed from 3 regional divisions to 2 regional divisions – IAFL North and IAFL South. These divisions will have 5 and 6 teams respectively as opposed to either 3 or 4 under last years format. This change gives a better balance between the divisions.  Consequently there will be some changes to the play-off structure. The top team in each division will host a Semi-Final.  Each 3rd placed team will travel to the 2nd placed team in their division in the Wildcard round.

As with last year, each team will play 8 regular season games. Most teams will play all the teams in their division once and a selection of teams in the other division. This is a change from last years format whereby teams played home and away against all divisional opponenets. However, the change gives teams a greater variety of opponents as well more common opponents.

There are 4 doubleheaders scheduled for the upcoming season where four teams will play at one venue on the same day. Each of these should be great day out for IAFL supporters.

The schedule and divisional standings can be found below. Please note that there are a small number confirmations to be made, so please check this site regularly for updates. One of these confirmations is the annual Colours match between Trinity College and UCD.

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IAFL North Pld W L T Pts
Belfast Trojans 8 8 0 0 16
West Dublin Rhinos 8 4 4 0 8
Carrickfergus Knights 8 2 6 0 4
Craigavon Cowboys 8 2 6 0 4
Dublin Dragons 8 0 8 0 0

IAFL South Pld W L T Pts
UL Vikings 8 8 0 0 16
Dublin Rebels 8 6 2 0 12
Trinity College 8 6 2 0 12
University College Dublin 8 4 4 0 8
Cork Admirals 8 3 5 0 6
Tullamore Phoenix 8 1 7 0 1

2012 IAFL Schedule

Week 1 Away Team Score Home Team Venue
Feb 26 Trinity College 8 @ 55 UL Vikings UL Sports Grounds, 1pm
Week 2
Mar 4 Carrickfergus Knights 13 @ 8 University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin, 1pm
Mar 4 Cork Admirals 6 @ 20 Dublin Rebels Sportslink, Dublin, 1pm
Mar 4 Dublin Dragons 0 @ 19 Tullamore Phoenix Tullamore RFC, 1pm
Week 3
Mar 11 Tullamore Phoenix 0 @ 38 West Dublin Rhinos Castleknock College, 1pm
Mar 11 Belfast Trojans 31 @ 12 Craigavon Cowboys Lurgan Park, 1pm
Mar 11 Dublin Rebels 52 @ 18 Trinity College Trinity College Sports Grounds, 1pm
Week 4
Mar 18 University College Dublin 16 @ 6 Cork Admirals Carigaline RFC, Cork, 1pm
Mar 18 Carrickfergus Knights 16 @ 19 Trinity College Trinity College Sports Grounds, 1pm
Mar 18 Craigavon Cowboys 0 @ 43 UL Vikings UL Sports Grounds, 1pm
Week 5
Mar 25 Cork Admirals 36 @ 2 Dublin Dragons ALSAA, Dublin Airport, 1pm
Mar 25 Belfast Trojans 24 @ 20 West Dublin Rhinos Castleknock College, 1pm
Mar 25 University College Dublin 0 @ 34 Dublin Rebels Sportslink, Dublin, 1pm
Week 6
Apr 1 Trinity College 70 @ 0 Dublin Dragons ALSAA, Dublin Airport, 1pm
Apr 1 Craigavon Cowboys 26 @ 14 Tullamore Phoenix Tullamore RFC, 2pm
Apr 1 UL Vikings 55 @ 13 Carrickfergus Knights Carrickfergus RFC, 2pm
Week 7
Apr 27 University College Dublin 8 @ 22 Trinity College College Park (NB -new date), 6pm
Week 8
Apr 15 Tullamore Phoenix 0 @ 50 University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin, 2pm
Apr 15 Dublin Dragons 0 @ 53 Belfast Trojans Lurgan Park, 12pm
Apr 15 Carrickfergus Knights 27 @ 12 Craigavon Cowboys Lurgan Park, 3pm
Apr 15 West Dublin Rhinos 7 @ 12 Dublin Rebels Sportslink, Dublin, 2pm
Week 9
Apr 22 UL Vikings 38 @ 16 University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin, 2pm
Apr 22 West Dublin Rhinos 0 @ 26 Cork Admirals Carigaline RFC, Cork, 2pm
Apr 22 Tullamore Phoenix 0 @ 35 Trinity College Trinity College Sports Grounds, 2pm
Week 10
Apr 29 Craigavon Cowboys 12 @ 48 Belfast Trojans Shorts S&R Club, Hollywood Road, 12pm
Apr 29 Dublin Rebels 40 @ 34 Carrickfergus Knights Shorts S&R Club, Hollywood Road, 3pm
Apr 29 Cork Admirals 0 @ 34 UL Vikings UL Sports Grounds, 2pm
Week 11
May 6 West Dublin Rhinos 8 @ 6 Dublin Dragons ALSAA, Dublin Airport, 2pm
May 6 Tullamore Phoenix 0 @ 30 Belfast Trojans POSTPONED,
Week 12
May 13 Carrickfergus Knights 16 @ 20 Cork Admirals Carigaline RFC, Cork, 2pm
May 13 Dublin Dragons 0 @ 76 Craigavon Cowboys Lurgan Park, 2pm
May 13 Dublin Rebels 0 @ 29 UL Vikings UL Sports Grounds, 2pm
Week 13
May 20 Belfast Trojans 43 @ 0 Carrickfergus Knights Carrickfergus RFC, 12pm
May 20 University College Dublin 22 @ 14 Craigavon Cowboys Carrickfergus RFC, 3pm
May 20 Trinity College 34 @ 13 West Dublin Rhinos Castleknock College, 2pm
Week 14
May 27 UL Vikings 61 @ 0 Dublin Dragons ALSAA, Dublin Airport, 2pm
May 27 Trinity College 42 @ 19 Cork Admirals Carigaline RFC, Cork, 2pm
May 27 Dublin Rebels 20 @ 0 Tullamore Phoenix Tullamore RFC, 2pm
Week 15
Jun 3 Craigavon Cowboys 6 @ 13 West Dublin Rhinos Castleknock College, 2pm
Jun 3 Cork Admirals 0 @ 54 Belfast Trojans Shorts S&R Club, Hollywood Road, 2pm
Jun 3 UL Vikings 62 @ 0 Tullamore Phoenix Tullamore RFC, 2pm
Week 16
Jun 10 West Dublin Rhinos 7 @ 3 Carrickfergus Knights Carrickfergus RFC, 2pm
Jun 10 Dublin Dragons 0 @ 74 University College Dublin Sportslink, Dublin, 12pm
Jun 10 Belfast Trojans 27 @ 20 Dublin Rebels Sportslink, Dublin, 3pm

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