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Volunteer With An American Football Club

Ever thought about VOLUNTEERING with an American football club?

You don’t have to play to be part of something special. There are many roles available in every club such as coaches, team managers, game day personnel, photographers, videographers, statisticians, graphic design, equipment managers plus many more

Check out our A-Z of clubs and get in contact with your nearest club to get involved:

Thanks to T. McCann and M. Lavery for the photos.

IAFL 2 Bowl Preview

What a game we have in store this Sunday as the CIll Dara Crusaders take on the Meath Bulldogs at Newbridge College Kildare for the IAFL 2 Bowl. These teams have clashed twice already this season, with each side coming out with one win apiece so this doubles up as a series decider!

Cill Dara Crusaders vs Meath Bulldogs

The Bulldogs have finished the regular season strong with six wins in a row, whilst the Crusaders have been the most consistent, winning seven of their eight regular season games. The Crusaders have been more explosive on offense, scoring 214 points however they come up against the Bulldogs number one rated defense, who have only allowed 58 points this season. When these teams first met in April, the Crusaders left Athboy RFC victorious following a 21-6 win. The tide would turn in May when it was the Bulldogs turn to cause an upset and beat the Crusaders on their home turf 33-12.

Home advantage will certainly have a part to play this Sunday, but the Crusaders are under no illusion they will need to be at their best to be able to lift the Bowl. It has been an up and down few years for the Kildare outfit, but this season shows what dedication and perseverance can achieve. Crusaders head coach Ken Farrell has his team ready for their biggest game of the year “This has the potential to be an epic battle or blow out for either team as it will come down to whoever can keep their heads and not let the enormity of the fact that this is all or nothing. Nobody wants to take home silver. The Bulldogs had the upper hand in the last game so we are ready to return that favour. Being an ex-bulldog, I know they are a great bunch of lads that fight to the end and will make this a great game. But the Crusaders are more than a team, we are family and hungry to prove to ourselves that being league champions is hopefully only the first step.”

The last IAFL 2 Bowl champions (2017) return to the main stage in an attempt to reclaim their Bowl. A testing start to the season was quickly put aside as the Bulldogs ran wild, scoring 157 points as well as recording two shut outs in their most recent six wins. Bulldogs head coach Mike Zito has enjoyed an excellent first year at the helm so far, but knows that his side will have to be up to the challenge to cap off the season with the IAFL 2 Bowl “The 2019 Bulldogs season has been quite a ride, we didn’t start the way we wanted to. It took a couple of weeks for the team and myself to get to know each other. With that being said, I couldn’t be prouder of this team and what we have put out on the football field. We got better every week, and the hard work has lead us to a shot at the title. We will be ready to play on the 14th, and the expectation is to leave it all on the pitch and see what happens.”

Location: Newbridge College, Kildare

Kick Off: 2pm

Facebook: Cill Dara Crusaders
Facebook: Meath Bulldogs

IAFL 2 Bowl: Cill Dara Crusaders

It has been the season the Cill Dara Crusaders where hoping for, almost going unbeaten (won seven, lost one) on their way to the IAFL 2 Bowl. Of those seven wins, the defense recorded four shutouts finishing second best rated in the league. It is the offense however that has stood out, finishing as the best in the league with an average of 27 points scored per game. Their only loss of the year came via a 12-33 home defeat to fellow bowl competitors Meath Bulldogs. The league champions will be hoping to do the league and bowl double on home turf this Sunday. We spoke with Crusaders chairman Robbie Tighe to get his thoughts on the game:

An excellent season for the Crusaders which saw them finish top of the IAFL 2 table and with the most points scored. What has been the key to your success this year?

“Definitely communication and trust in each of the players to do their role. Keeping a cool head and listen to the advice from the head coach.”

The Crusaders have already played the Bulldogs twice this year, with each team winning one apiece. What have you been focusing on in training to overcome the Bulldogs?

“The Bulldogs are a strong powerful team but I can’t be giving away secrets now! We have a few plays but with the two teams being 50/50 it’s going to be a cracker of a game.”

By winning the league, the Crusaders get home field advantage in the bowl game. How important will this be to your team on Sunday?

“It’s incredibly important to us as a team and as a community in the area. We’re looking forward to the support on the day and hopefully come away with the win.”

Finally, what advice would you like to give to your team for the bowl game?

“Nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said to the team. Keep a cool head, play hard and fair and respect your opponents. It’s been an honour to play by your side.”


Head Coach
Ken Farrell
Number Name Position
01
Jordan Farrell
QB
03
Dominik Pindi
RB
05
Eoin Whelan
WR
06
Senan Keane
K
09
Kyle Dooley
LB
10
Gavin Coyne
CB
13
Matthew O'Meara
TE
14 Finbar Downes
WR
16
Nathan Purcell
RB
24
Mike O'Connell
LB
33
Darragh Moran
LB
36
Ken Dooley
DL
42
Brian O Donnell
S
55
Thomas Brocklebank
DL
58
Oisin Marron
LB
59
Kenneth Byrne
OL
62
Deco Gill
OL
65
Robbie Tighe
OL
66
Patrick Travis
OL
69
Mark Lennon
OL
70
Mark Carey
OL
73
Killian Cullen
OL
78
Dan O Neill
DL
80
James Delaney
WR
81
Tommy Oyewo
WR
83
Jonny Keogh
DL
85
Kealan Farrell
WR
89
Jeff Ganly
CB
92
Bob Curran
DL
96
Mark O'Connell
S
99
Craig Dooley
LB

IAFL 2 Bowl: Meath Bulldogs

The Meath Bulldogs have had an impressive season thus far, winning six, drawing one and losing one on their way to the IAFL 2 Bowl. They have won their most recent six games, including a 33-12 win against fellow bowl competitors Cill Dara Crusaders. This saw the Bulldogs finish second in the league table, with the best defense in the league (only 58 points conceded in 8 games). We chatted with Bulldogs chairman Adam Keating to get his thoughts before Sundays big game:

It was a tricky start to the season for the Bulldogs, a 0-0 draw with the Pirates and a 6-21 loss to fellow bowl competitors the Crusaders in your first two games, what was the key to turning around your season?

“With a new head coach in Mike Zito coming into the team, we knew that it would take time for the new plans and structures to come to fruition but thankfully everyone pulled together quickly and everything started to click once our game against the Causeway Giants came around.”

The Bulldogs have now won six in a row and carry the best form into the bowl game. Which of those six wins was the one that you knew you had a serious shot of reaching the bowl game?

“The team took every game one at a time. The division was extremely close coming into the final round of games with three teams still in contention for a playoff spot so as cliche as it may sound, we weren’t sure until the clock reached 0 in our final home game of the season.”

The Bulldogs defense is the best in the league in terms of allowing the least points scored against, including two shutouts in your most recent games. Does the team focus more on defense than any other area?

“We don’t tend to focus on any area more so than others. Every player on the team has trained in a variety of roles and as a result we have many players who can step up when required. The Bulldogs have always been known for having a strong defense and this year has been no different.”

Finally, what advice would you like to give to your team for the bowl game?

“My advice for the final is the same as every other game – go out and focus on your match-up, win your match-up and the result will follow.”


Head Coach
Mike Zito
Number Name Position
09
Darragh Hogan
WR
12
Adam Keating
QB
20
Andy Lynch
CB
21
Conor Hogan
SS
22
Jonathan Mathon
FB/OLB
23
Cian Minnock
RB
24
Sean Lawlor
FS
27 Gytis Stankevicius
CB
30
William Sebati
OLB
35
Brian Gill
RB
52
Ger O’Brien
MLB
54
Jake Dunne
T/DT
55
Dominic Collins
G/DE
56
Mike Hobbs
DT
66
Michael Cunningham
T
69
Keith Horan
C
80
Shane McGill
TE
81
Jordan Reynolds
WR
83
Rory Smith
TE/OLB
88
Matthew Clarke
WR
92
Dermot McLoughlin
DE
Unavailable
Adam Pyne
Mark McCabe
William Donohoe

Week 16: IAFL 2 Game Previews

It’s the final weekend of the IAFL 2 regular season, with all teams in action. There are three teams in contention for the two spots at the IAFL 2 Bowl – an exciting weekend of football ahead with so much on the line!

Cill Dara Crusaders (6-1) @ Antrim Jets (5-2)

A huge game for both teams as a win for either would send them to the IAFL 2 Bowl. The Crusaders have the slight upper hand as a draw will be enough for them to head to the Bowl, whilst the Jets must win at all costs. The Crusaders have blown away the league by having the best point’s difference but come up against the best defense in the league, as the Jets have only allowed 53 points in 7 games.

With two points separating the top three teams in IAFL 2 and only the top 2 going through to the Bowl game, the stakes couldn’t be any higher, as Crusaders PRO Mark Lennon explains “This Sunday we are expecting a very tough game in Antrim. The Jets have had a strong year, and no doubt they are amongst our main competition as the season draws to a close. There’s a lot on the line in this match, and with both teams having very serious playoff potential I have no doubt they are going to give us everything we have. The Crusaders have had a fantastic season this far, one that every one of us are incredibly proud of. Every coach and player has really worked very hard to get to this point, and now to stand with a possibility of reaching the playoffs – we are going to give everything we have to earn that spot.”

A do or die situation for the players and staff in Antrim, but Jets defensive coach Gerry McCabe is feeling confident “We know the Crusaders are a formidable opponent and we’re looking forward to hosting them at the Antrim Forum this Sunday. It’s our final game of the season and we want to finish with a win. Both teams will be up for it big time so it should be an absolute banger of a game with everything still to play for.”

Location: Antrim Forum Leisure Centre

Kick Off: 2pm

Facebook: Antrim Jets

 

Causeway Giants (1-6) @ Meath Bulldogs (5-1-1)

The Giants have had a tough first season but have done themselves proud by being competitive and also recording their first win. The Bulldogs started rather poorly but have got stronger and stronger, recording five wins on the bounce including a convincing win over top of the table Crusaders. A win in this game will secure their place in the IAFL 2 Bowl regardless of other results. These two teams met earlier this season, where the Bulldogs came out 13-06 winners.

Plenty of potential seen for the Giants in their first season, Giants chairman Raymond Keenan will be keen to finish strong and continue to build for next season “The lads are really looking forward to going down the road to Meath on Sunday. We narrowly lost to the Bulldogs when we played them in Coleraine earlier in the season. They haven’t been beat in five games and are in great form so we know we will be up against it. Expecting another tough, physical game against them and hopefully we can get the win.”

It has been an excellent turnaround by the Bulldogs this season who recorded a nil-nil draw and a defeat in their first two games. Now they are sitting second in the table after five wins in a row and they are the team carrying the best form into this final part of the season. A win here would undoubtedly see them as favourites to win the IAFL 2 Bowl, given their recent wins against the Jets and Crusaders. Bulldogs head coach Michael Zito however is taking it one game at a time “The Bulldogs are looking to close out the regular season with a strong performance at home.”

Location: Athboy Rugby Club

Kick Off: 2pm

Facebook: Meath Bulldogs

 

NI Razorbacks (1-6) @ North Dublin Pirates (2-4-1)

A disappointing season for both sides, but one with plenty of positives to take into next year and build on. The Razorbacks recorded their first win of the season last week but still find themselves at the bottom of the table, whilst the Pirates will finish fourth regardless of the result. Both teams will be out to prove a point and end their season on a high.

It has been a frustrating season for the Razorbacks, however the Belfast team have become increasingly competitive throughout the season – something Razorbacks vice president Jamie Totten hopes to bring into next season “In our final game of the season we travel down to Dublin to face the Pirates. After winning our last game against the Giants, we look to end our season on a high and start building for next year.”

Consistency has been the Pirates main problem this year, picking up two wins and a draw on the road but unable to win at home. Pirates head coach Ross Neville will be looking to change that this Sunday and set the standard for next season “The Pirates are looking forward to welcoming the Razorbacks down to Malahide this Sunday in what will no doubt be another hard hitting affair. Both sets of players haven’t had long to recover before they go against each other as both teams played last week. Our last game didn’t go our way and we lost some key players to some serious injuries so we’re just looking for a strong performance to finish out the season and build some momentum that we can carry over into next year. Every time we play the Razorbacks it’s always a tough game and this Sunday will be no different as both teams will be looking to finish the season with a win.”

Location: Malahide Rugby Club

Kick Off: 2pm

Facebook: NI Razorbacks

IAFL2 2019 Playoff Picture

As it stands in the IAFL2 has three teams with an option to reach the playoff stage:

  • The Cill Dara Crusaders
  • The Meath Bulldogs
  • The Antrim Jets

However, it is not yet clear which of these will take the top two spots who will have the chance to battle it out and be crowned IAFL2 bowl champions on July 14th. The IAFL2 Bowl game will also be hosted by the top seeded IAFL2 team.

Before we get to the scenarios here is some key factors to help us determine the possible outcome of each scenario.

  • Bulldogs beat Jets on June 9th
  • Bulldogs beat Crusaders on May 26th (33-12)
  • Crusaders beat Bulldogs on April 14th (21-6)
  • Crusaders play Jets on June 23rd
  • Bulldogs play Causeway Giants on June 23rd

The current standings as of last weekend are:

So – unto the scenarios. There are 9 possible outcomes so bear with us while we lay them out for you.

Crusaders beat Jets / Bulldogs beat Giants
  • Crusaders are 7-1, Bulldogs are 6-1-1 and Jets are 5-3
  • Crusaders are 1st seed, Bulldogs 2nd seed and Jets 3rd seed automatically
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Crusaders vs Bulldogs in Newbridge

Crusaders beat Jets / Giants beat Bulldogs
  • Crusaders are 7-1, Bulldogs are 5-2-1 and Jets are 5-3
  • Crusaders are 1st seed, Bulldogs 2nd seed and Jets 3rd seed automatically
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Crusaders vs Bulldogs in Newbridge

Jets beat Crusaders / Giants beat Bulldogs
  • Crusaders are 6-2, Bulldogs are 5-2-1 and Jets are 6-2
  • Jets are 1st seed, Crusaders are 2nd seed and Bulldogs are 3rd seed automatically
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Jets vs Crusaders in Antrim

Jets beat Crusaders / Bulldogs beat Giants
  • Crusaders are 6-2, Bulldogs are 6-1-1 and Jets are 6-2
  • Bulldogs are 1st seed, Jets are 2nd seed and Crusaders are 3rd seed automatically
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Bulldogs vs Jets in Navan

Crusaders and Jets draw / Bulldogs and Giants draw
  • Crusaders are 6-1-1, Bulldogs are 5-1-2 and Jets are 5-2-1
  • Crusaders are 1st seed, Bulldogs are 2nd seed and Jets are 3rd seed automatically
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Crusaders vs Bulldogs in Newbridge

Crusaders and Jets draw / Bulldogs beat Giants
  • Crusaders are 6-1-1, Bulldogs are 6-1-1 and Jets are 5-2-1
  • Jets are 3rd seed automatically
  • Since Crusaders beat Bulldogs on April 14th (score 21:6) and Bulldogs beat Crusaders on May 26th (score 33:12), the difference of scores between the two games would give the Bulldogs a NET of +6 and therefore give them 1st seed with Crusaders taking 2nd seed
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Bulldogs vs Crusaders in Navan

Crusaders and Jets draw / Giants beat Bulldogs
  • Crusaders are 6-1-1, Bulldogs are 5-2-1 and Jets are 5-2-1
  • Crusaders are 1st seed automatically
  • Since Bulldogs beat Jets on June 9th, Bulldogs will take 2nd seed and Jets 3rd
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Crusaders vs Bulldogs in Newbridge

Crusaders beat Jets / Bulldogs and Giants draw
  • Crusaders are 7-1, Bulldogs are 5-1-2 and Jets are 5-3
  • Crusaders are 1st seed, Bulldogs 2nd seed and Jets 3rd seed automatically
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Crusaders vs Bulldogs in Newbridge

 

Jets beat Crusaders / Bulldogs and Giants draw
  • Crusaders are 6-2, Bulldogs are 5-1-2 and Jets are 6-2
  • Since Crusaders beat Bulldogs on April 14th (score 21:6) and Bulldogs beat Crusaders on May 26th (score 33:12), the difference of scores between the two games would give the Bulldogs a NET of +6 and therefore give them 1st seed with Crusaders taking 2nd seed
  • Since the Bulldogs beat the Jets on June 9th, Bulldogs take 1st seed, Jets 2nd seed and Crusaders 3rd
  • IAFL2 Bowl games will be Bulldogs vs Jets in Navan

Applications being accepted for 2018 League Football

The application process for the 2018 kitted league season has now opened. Between now and 11th October, all teams will be required to submit a detailed application form if they wish to play in 2018. Shortly after the deadline, the Association will contact all applications with a view to arranging a face to face meeting to discuss their application. New and returning teams all go through the same process which is designed to ensure that all entrants are capable of successfully completing a full season and, in some instances, to determine which level they should be playing at.

Returning teams will be very familiar with the process. New applicants can get assistance with completing their forms and the requirements.

A copy of the application form can be downloaded here:

2018IAFAteamapplicationform

Playoffs

Playoffs and Provisional Bowl Dates

Dates in July and August for the Playoffs and Bowl Games

The dates for the Shamrock Bowl Conference & IAFL1 playoffs have been announced along with provisional dates for the Shamrock Bowl and the IAFL1 and IAFL2 Bowl Games. 

The dates remain provisional while confirmation on the availability of Tallaght Stadium is to be determined. This will depend on the necessity of FAI teams to use it for European Competitions. 

The dates of the SBC Playoffs are:

  • SBC Wildcard Game 1 July 23rd 2017
  • SBC Wildcard Game 2 July 23rd 2017
  • SBC Semi Final 1 July 30th 2017
  • SBC Semi Final 2 July 30th 2017
  • Shamrock Bowl August 13th 2017 (provisional date)

The dates of the IAFL1 Playoffs are:

  • IAFL 1 Semi Final 1 July 23rd 2017
  • IAFL 1 Semi Final 2 July 23rd 2017
  • IAFL 1 Bowl August 20th 2017 (provisional date)

The dates of the IAFL2 Playoffs are:

  • IAFL 2 Bowl August 20th 2017(provisional date)

SBC Playoff Determination

Play-Offs:
Wildcard – 2nd placed teams at home to the 3rd placed team in the same division with one exception as follows. If the 4th placed team in the other division has more points than the 3rd placed team in the same division, then the aforementioned 4th placed team shall replace the 3rd placed team.

Semi-Finals:
Wildcard Winner away to 1st placed team in other Division to the team hosting the wildcard game.

The winners of the Semi-Finals will meet in the Shamrock Bowl.

IAFL1 Playoff Determination

Semi Finals:

  1. 4th @ 1st
  2. 3rd @ 2nd

Bowl:

Winner Semi Final 1 vs Winner Semi Final 2.

IAFL2 Playoff Determination

1st vs 2nd.

Full Description found in Bylaws

Record number of teams enter for the 2017 kitted football season

It looks like IAFA’s record setting growth in recent years is set to continue into 2017 with a new record number of clubs entering teams for the 2017 season.

The application deadline for the 2017 season is now closed. All 22 clubs who played in 2016 are returning again. They will be joined by newcomers Antrim Jets to give the us 23 applicants – breaking last years record number. Additionally three teams have expressed an interest in fielding 2nd teams – up from a single team in 2016. All this means that, pending audit, up to 26 teams could be playing competitive league football in 2017.

IAFA has come a long way from 2002 when only 4 teams played competitive football. As recently as 2009, there were only 7 teams playing competitive 11-a-side full kitted American football. While many sports in Ireland were hit badly by the recession, the IAFA has had the opposite experience with unprecedented growth – the number of teams has nearly quadrupled during this period.

Last month, the IAFA Board established a Competitions Committee comprising of a Board member, official, team manager and a coach to review the league structures for 2017. Cillian Smith, Derek Ward, Barry Kiel and Andy Dennehy will revert with recommendations in the coming weeks.

So you want to play American Football in Ireland?

American Football in Ireland is back from its break, and Teams up and down the country are gearing up for the 2017 season. Rookies are being recruited, gym sessions are kicking off and helmets are getting dusted off. With a long winter of preseason ahead for Irish American Football, now is the time to get stuck into the fastest growing sport in Ireland.

Why should I play American Football in Ireland?

There are so many reasons why you should get involved with American Football in Ireland. Firstly, the sport here is played for love, not money. All the American football players and coached in Ireland dedicate their time and energy for free. They play American football simply because they want to. Irish American Football players have a passion for the sport and put their heart and soul into playing.

Secondly the game here is played to the highest of standards. Players wear all the gear and don’t hold back on the hits. If you play American football in Ireland you get to be part of a live game every Sunday. Imagine playing in a full contact game on a Sunday afternoon and after, going home to watching your favourite team on TV . Now we’re not saying you’ll be the next Tom Brady, but you will get to experience what American Football is like in real life.

And finally, the Irish American Football League boasts some of the best players in Europe. In September of 2016 we sent a squad to play an international game against the Dutch National Team in Holland. Every year, the National Champions go to the Atlantic Cup, where they play against some of the top clubs in Europe. The standard of American Football in Ireland is always on the rise, and now is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved.

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How do I get involved?

There are American football teams in every province in Ireland. Dublin has the highest concentration of teams; boasting the Rhinos, the Panthers, the Rebels, The Pirates along with College teams in UCD and Trinity. In Wexford you can find the Eagles, While in Waterford and Galway you can play for the Wolves and the Warriors respectively. Further south in Limerick and in Cork are two stalwarts of Irish American Football in the UL Vikings and the Admirals. On your way back up North you will come across the North Kildare Reapers and the South Kildare Soldiers.

Northern Ireland is a stronghold for American Football in Ireland with the likes of the Trojans, the Cowboys, the Knights and the recently crowned third division champions the Donegal/Derry Vipers.Also based in the North are the Antrim Jets and the PSNI Razorbacks .And lest we forget the Titans, the Mavericks, the Bulldogs and the Minotaurs: based in Tyrone, Louth, Meath and Mullingar! Phew! That’s a lot of teams for such a small island and a whole lot of opportunity’s to play here, no matter what corner of the country you come from.

All of these Teams are now actively recruiting for their 2017 seasons and would love to heat from you. If you want to play American Football in Ireland in 2017 then now is the time to get involved!

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New club applications open for 2017

Applications are now open for new clubs wanting to play competitive adult kitted football in 2017. Any new club interested or group thinking of establishing a new club should contact the IAFA by 30th September 2016.

Teams playing competitive for the first time get placed in IAFL2, which is the third tier of football in this country, behind the Shamrock Bowl Conference and IAFL1 Divisions. IAFL2 is very much development focused – allowing newly established teams, who typically have smaller squads of mostly new players – get competitive game time against teams at a similar level of development before moving onto IAFL1. It also allows new team managements get experience of running a season in a learning environment. Typically new teams spend up to two years in IAFL2 before joining the more established teams in IAFL1.

The IAFL2 season runs from late March to August, during which time each team plays at least 6 competitive fixtures.

The application timetable is that teams who contact IAFA this month will be given an application form which can be used as a checklist by them to establish what they currently have in place and what they need. IAFA will liaise with them and advise them through the process. A final decision on which teams will progress onto playing will be made before the end of 2016.

Prospective new teams need not be fully established at the moment – applicants who are still considering whether to set up a new team should make contact even if they are unsure if they will be able to play in 2017.

Applicants should send the following information via the enquiries form on this website:

Team Name (can be working name at present – permanent name can come later).

Contact details for team representative (name, address, phone, email).

Team Location (town, city, county etc.).

 

IAFA finishes biggest ever kitted season – the year in numbers.

The final whistle in the IAFL2 Bowl last Sunday marked the end of the 30th season of adult kitted football season in Ireland. It was a year that broke many records for the right reason including:

  • A record 914 players played in the 2016 season. SBC teams had average squads of 48 players. IAFL1 & IAFL2 averaged 34 players. These are remarkable figures considering that there were less than 120 players in the country as recently as 2002.
  • A record 23 teams fielded by 22 clubs played a full competitive season. This included 3  new clubs – Wexford Eagles, North Dublin Pirates and PSNI Razorbacks.
  • There were a record 96 scheduled competitive fixtures.
  • There were, on average, 39.6 points per game scored Shamrock Bowl Conference regular season fixtures. The figures for IAFL1 & IAFL2 are 30.3 and 26.2.
  • All regular season fixtures were fully completed in the SBC and IAFL2, with only one fixture not being completed in IAFL1. This is an almost unprecedented completion rate amongst similar European leagues. It is the 3rd successive season with 100% completion in the SBC. A 100% completion record for IAFL2, a development league with 3 additional new clubs is also remarkable and a tribute to the hard work of those establishing new clubs.
  • This years SBC was statistically the closest ever with 5 teams finishing the regular season within one game of 6 victories.
  • It was the year of close finals with two of the three Bowl games being decided in the last minute!

Donegal/Derry Vipers win IAFL2 Bowl

The IAFL2 Bowl game in Westmanstown showed that the future of Irish football is very bright with the teams putting on one of the most entertaining games of the year. The Vipers sealed a 33-29 victory by scoring on a touchdown pass with only 41 seconds to play. This came after it appeared Wexford had won the game with a 2 yard touchdown run at the 2 minute warning. Donegal Derry/Vipers have only just finished their second year of competitive football while Wexford are in their first. Full report to follow.
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Please see visit the Donegal Daily newspaper for an excellent game report and photos:

Donegal Daily Article

Week 15 Scores

SBC

Carrickfergus Knights 14-6 Craigavon Cowboys

South Dublin Panthers 0-20 North Kildare Reapers

IAFL1

Tyrone Titans 0-41 Belfast Trojans 2nds

Louth Mavericks 9-6 Meath Bulldogs

South Kildare Soldiers 6-20 Westmeath Minotaurs

IAFL2

2-0 Galway Warriors