Five new teams apply to play in 2014


The 1st October application deadline for new or formative teams seeking to play competitive football in 2014 has now passed. The Irish American Football Association is pleased to announce that it has received five applications as follows: 

Cork Admirals (reconstituted club)

Dundalk Mavericks

Galway Warriors

South Kildare Soldiers

Tyrone Titans

Each of these teams will now move onto the next stage of the application process which will involve the IAFA auditing their applications and meeting with their administration and coaches. Clubs who successfully come through the application process will be recommended for inclusion in the 2014 league structure.

Dundalk, Galway and South Kildare were all formative teams in 2013. Tyrone is a new applicant and the Cork Admirals are a reconstituted club seeking to re-establish league football in Cork following the withdrawal of the previous Cork team earlier this year.

A spokesman for the IAFA noted “It’s great to see that there is a lot of interest in establishing new teams, particularly in places which have never had league football. Its looks like the number of clubs playing competitive league football will increase again in 2014”. 

The IAFA also received a formative application from the University of Ulster Coleraine , who hope to commence training in 2014.