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IRISH AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

The Irish American Football League (IAFL) is Ireland's official adult full contact American football league. It is made up of teams from all over the island competing to see who will win the Shamrock Bowl, Ireland's National Championship.

Belfast Bulls
Belfast Trojans
Carrickfergus Knights
Cork Admirals
DCU Saints
Dublin Dragons
Dublin Rebels
Tallaght Outlaws
UL Vikings
Craigavon Cowboys
Galway Sea Devils
New Team - Sth East
Edenderry Soldiers

   
6th February 2007:
SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT - NEW DIVISIONAL FORMAT

Due to the increase in team numbers and anticipated increases in future year, the IAFL has adopted a divisional format for the 2007 season. Each of the 9 teams will play in one of 3 divisions as follows:

IAFL North: Belfast Bulls, Belfast Trojans, Carrickfergus Knights.

IAFL Central: DCU Saints, Dublin Dragons, Dublin Rebels.

IAFL South: Cork Admirals, Univ Limerick Vikings, Tallaght Outlaws.

The IAFL wants to add a 4th team to each of the three divisions in 2008 – candidates are Craigavon, Galway, Midlands & South East.

Each team will play 8 regular season games between March and end June/start July. Play-offs will take place in July with the Championship game – Shamrock Bowl XXI on Sunday July 29th. They will play each team in their Division twice and 4 of the other 6 teams once. The 3 Division winners along with 2 wildcard teams will qualify for the play-offs.

The duration of the season has been shortened by approximately 1 month as, due to larger squad sizes, teams are able to play competitive games more frequently. The number of games played by each team is the same and the total number of games played in the league has increased due to the addition of a ninth team – the most that has ever contested a season in Ireland.

Seven of the eight teams who played last season are returning. Two new teams have been added, thus increasing the number to nine. The addition of the Belfast Trojans creates a new cross town rivalry in that city. The Tallaght Outlaws, who become the first Tallaght based team to play competitively in more than a decade, are the other new team. The defunct North Dublin Marshals are no longer IAFL members due to their failure to comply with league standards.

Most teams will kick-off their regular season over the weekend of March 25th. The new College Championship game (played earlier in March) contested between the two university based teams will also count towards the IAFL standings. Defending Champions, the Dublin Rebels, will kick off the first weekend of regular season games against the DCU Saints. Kick-off times and venues for all IAFL games will be confirmed later this month.

Wk

Date

Away Team

@

Home Team

0

Mar 4th

U.L. Vikings

@

DCU Saints

 

Mar 11th

 

 

 

 

Mar 18th

Coventry Jets

@

Team Ireland

1

Mar 25th

DCU Saints

@

Dublin Rebels

 

 

Tallaght Outlaws

@

U.L. Vikings

 

 

Cork Admirals

@

Belfast Bulls

2

Apr 1st

Dublin Dragons

@

UL Vikings

 

 

Belfast Trojans

@

Belfast Bulls

 

 

Carrickfergus Knights

@

Tallaght Outlaws

 

Apr 8th

Easter

 

 

3

Apr 15th

Cork Admirals

@

UL Vikings

 

 

Tallaght Outlaws

@

Belfast Trojans

 

 

Dublin Dragons

@

DCU Saints

4

Apr 22nd

Belfast Bulls

@

UL Vikings

 

 

Dublin Dragons

@

Carrickfergus Knights

 

 

Dublin Rebels

@

Belfast Trojans

5

Apr 29th

UL Vikings

@

Tallaght Outlaws

 

 

Cork Admirals

@

Dublin Rebels

 

 

Carrickfergus Knights

@

DCU Saints

6

May 6th

Dublin Rebels

@

DCU Saints

 

 

UL Vikings

@

Cork Admirals

 

 

Belfast Bulls

@

Carrickfergus Knights

 

May 13th

Break

 

 

 

May 20th

Break

 

 

7

May 27th

Dublin Rebels

@

Dublin Dragons

 

 

Belfast Bulls

@

Belfast Trojans

 

 

UL Vikings

@

Carrickfergus Knights

8

Jun 3rd

Cork Admirals

@

Tallaght Outlaws

 

 

Belfast Trojans

@

Dublin Dragons

9

Jun 10th

DCU Saints

@

Cork Admirals

 

 

Carrickfergus Knights

@

Belfast Bulls

 

 

Tallaght Outlaws

@

Dublin Dragons

10

Jun 17th

Belfast Trojans

@

Cork Admirals

 

 

Dublin Rebels

@

Tallaght Outlaws

 

 

DCU Saints

@

Belfast Bulls

11

Jun 24th

DCU Saints

@

Dublin Dragons

 

 

Befast Trojans

@

Carrickfergus Knights

 

 

Belfast Bulls

@

Dublin Rebels

12

Jul 1st

Dublin Dragons

@

Dublin Rebels

 

 

Carrickfergus Knights

@

Belfast Trojans

 

 

Tallaght Outlaws

@

Cork Admirals

WC

Jul 8th

Wildcard #2

@

Wildcard #1

Semi

Jul 15th

Winner #3

@

Winner #2

 

 

Wildcard Winner

@

Winner #1

 

Jul 22nd

Break

 

 

Final

Jul 29th

Shamrock Bowl XXI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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