Category: Competition

Semi-Final Results: AFI Madden Championship Series 2020

With 60 games played, only 2 games remain as we are now at the Championship Game stage of both the PS4 and Xbox One series! 64 competitors from 22 clubs started the journey and we have now whittled our way down to only 4 competitors remaining. Here’s what happened at the semi-final stage.

Jonathan Hedley of the Belfast Knights was the first person into the AFI Madden 20 PS4 Championship Game having won 31-14 in the semi-final played last Thursday against Killian O’Loughlin of the MU Hurricanes.

Jahn Dasini of the Cork Admirals then beat Rory O’Dwyer of Trinity College in a nail bitter 31-28 win in the first semi-final game played on Sunday. Watch it again: https://youtu.be/NLf4bj65btQ.

Jonathan and Jahn will go head to head for the PS4 Championship this Sunday at 1pm – watch it live at twitch.tv/americanfootball_ireland.

In the Xbox One championship, James Smyth of the South Dublin Panthers beat Conor O’Neill of the Belfast Trojans in an all field goal affair, winning 12-9 after overtime! Watch it again: https://youtu.be/JtGj04VJruQ.

Darren Quinn of the Donegal/Derry Vipers then beat Ross O’Neill of the Downpatrick Saints in the last semi-final with a full-time score of 24-7, with the score being 0-0 at half time! Watch it again: https://youtu.be/GuWRo7B2qdc.

James will take on Darren for the Xbox One Championship this Sunday at 2pm – watch it live at twitch.tv/americanfootball_ireland.

Huge thanks to our two special guest commentators: Gary Sommerville (facebook.com/paddypigskin) and Chris Simpson (twitch.tv/trumpetmonkey) – it was a highly entertaining afternoon and we can’t wait to do it all again this Sunday!

Statements Of Intent (Flag & Youth)

A reminder to all clubs that statements of intent (non-binding) to compete in the 2020 flag and/or youth seasons should be sent to AFI by the deadlines set below:

  • For flag football, by 8pm on Thursday 18th June. This should be sent to robbie_ca@americanfootball.ie
  • For youth football, by 8pm on Monday 22nd June. This should be sent to bill@americanfootball.ie

Win A £100 Football America UK Voucher

Just in time for the holiday season! This competition will run over our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles – enter on all three platforms to be entered into the draw three times!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iafaireland/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iafaireland/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iafaireland

Competition closes midnight 24 December 2019 with the winner being announced on Christmas Day – good luck!

UCD Retain The Intervarsity Championship

On Saturday 16 November, the UL Vikings hosted UCD for the 2019 edition of the Intervarsity Championships. The Intervarsity Championship is a much sought-after piece of silverware by our member college teams as well as playing a pivotal role in giving their new players competitive game experience before the new season kicks off in March.

It also marked another significant milestone for UL in particular. The University of Limerick have invested heavily in their sporting facilities, and this was the first time the Vikings were able to welcome a team to the new facilities including a new 3g pitch.

Both teams battled hard in the cold weather, and it would be UCD who would come out 17-8 victors and return the Intervarsity Championship to Dublin for another year – congratulations UCD!

Shamrock Bowl 33 Logo and Venue Announced

The IAFA board is delighted to announce Shamrock Bowl 33 will be held on August 4th in none other than Energia Park. With its great central location and access to local amenities, Energia Park will make a great venue for the Shamrock Bowl and a fantastic day out for all football fans and their families alike.

The IAFA board is also delighted to announce (after a long and strenuous selection process 😉) the winner of the IAFA Shamrock Bowl 33 logo competition.

We’ve received several very good entries, all strong contenders, and we would like to thank everyone who submitted one. Unfortunately, we could only use the one.
So, and without further ado, the lucky winner is Robert McCann from the South Dublin Panthers.

Robert will be receiving a nice little hamper for his effort including the following:

  • a €200 All-4-One Voucher
  • 2 VIP tickets to Shamrock Bowl 33 on August 4th
  • 2 Tickets to the U20’s Wolfhounds v Bristol Pride home game
  • Selected IAFA and Wolfhounds merchandise
Well done Robert!! 👏✋🤚
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