The Junior Blitz 2013 marks the first step in creating a thriving and active junior (under 19s) full-contact American football league in Ireland. Taking place on Sunday October 13th, and hosted by the Carrickfergus Knights at the Carrickfergus Rugby Club, this Blitz sees four junior teams compete to earn the title of Junior Blitz 2013 Champion.
This is the first in what everyone hopes will be regular tournaments for players in the 16-19 year old category. Games will be played using the DV8s format (kitted 8-a-side rules), with some timing adjustments to accommodate multiple games for each team.
Taking part in this Blitz will be junior teams from the Drogheda Lightning, Carrickfergus Knights, South Kildare Soldiers and Craigavon Cowboys. The schedule for the event is as follows:
13:00 – Drogheda Lightning vs Carrickfergus Knights
14:00 – South Kildare Soldiers vs Craigavon Cowboys
15:15 – 3rd/4th Place Game
16:15 – Championship Game
The Carrickfergus RFC are also providing food after the Championship game, so fans and spectators are very welcome to avail of this.
We hope to see as many people there as possible to mark this momentous event in the Irish American football calendar. All are welcome so please share this with your friends and family!