Tyrone Tornadoes vs Coleraine Chieftains

Tyrone Tornadoes won the first ever American Football match played in Ireland that did not feature American players. The game was a 7-a-side or 9-a-side Flag Football (Non-Contact) version of the sport. The game was organised by Steve Stacher, an American in Ireland with his Irish wife for only a few months at the time.

REFERENCES

[1] Anon. (1983) “Shoot-out at Rifle Park”, Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, August 17, 1983. pg. 34 [Past editions of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[2] Steve Stacher (1987) “AN OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN IRELAND” Receiver, 1987. pg. 25.

[3] Anon. (1985) “MEET THE ‘TYRONE TORNADOES'” Ulster Herald. Saturday, April 6, 1985. pg. 4. [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[4] Anon. (1985) “AMERICAN FOOTBALL” Strabane Chronicle. Saturday, May 11, 1985. pg. 9 [Past editions of the Ulster Herald are available to view online at: https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ ]

[5] Neil Johnston (1985) “Introducing Tyrone’s Tornadoes…” Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, March 2, 1985. pg. 1.

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