IAFL Weekly – 20/11/14
Heading into the latter end of 2014, the infamous Irish weather has began to take its toll. Unfortunately, the wind and rain played a significant part in many football games being postponed last weekend, but never fear! With any luck, those games should go ahead this weekend instead, both on Irish and International soil.
– Vikings Live Broadcast.
Speaking of International soil, we brought you the news last week that the UL Vikings will be travelling to the South of Spain to take on the Grenada Lions this weekend. With 24 active players making the trip, with 18 of those guys being rookies! The match will be sure to give the Vikings some great experience and competition ahead of the 2015 campaign. However, for the unfortunate ones who cant enjoy the sunny weather in Spain (and have to make do with the miserable Irish weather!) the game will be broadcasted live so you can keep a close eye on the action! The link to the game can be found below. Kickoff is 4.30pm (3.30pm Irish time) and will take place this Saturday 22nd November.
– Fu Faapito Interview.
Over the last week, I got the great pleasure of interviewing one of the IAFL’s most decorated players, former Lightning, Cowboys and Trojans player, Fu Faapito. During the interview, Fu discussed his life growing up in California, his early years playing football and how he came to arrive in Ireland. It was a truly amazing story. For those of you have yet to see the article, the link can be found below. FUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
– Titans on TV!
This past week, the Tyrone Titans switched from their talents on the field, to trying their hand at TV presenting as they had their very own feature on Irish TV’s: Tyrone Matters 23. The show was hosted by Cliodhna Fullen, who spent time with the Titans during their training sessions and even got involved herself! Many of the Tyrone players were interviewed in the feature and made a very good impression of not only the Titans themselves, but Irish Football as a whole. Well done boys! If you missed the feature, we’ve got you covered!
In other news:
– After horrible weather conditions these past few weekends, the College Championship game between Trinity College and UCD has been provisionally moved to this Sunday November 23rd. Providing all goes well and the weather plays nice, this is sure to be one hell of a game!
-Unfortunately, more bad news involving the weather as the much anticipated Junior Blitz Tournament in Craigavon was also called off. Some of the brightest upcoming talents from the Craigavon Cowboys, Carrickfergus Knights and South Kildare Soldiers were expected to compete but the conditions halted proceedings. We await to hear if the tournament will be rescheduled for a later date.
– The Dublin Division Flag Football games suffered the same fate last weekend too and have also been moved to this weekend as well. The games will kick-off at 11am and will finish at 3pm. All matches will take place at Westmanstown, home of the South Dublin Panthers.
– The Mullingar Minotaurs have announced that their first youth kitted training session will take place on January 10th 2015 ahead of the new youth kitted football league. The Minotaurs have been working hard this off-season and have been in action in the Midlands Flag Football League too, currently sitting on a (2-0) record with victories of the Edenderry Eagles and South Kildare Soldiers.
To round-off another week of IAFL Weekly, we bring you yet another excellent piece by the talented Lyndsay McVeigh at Media 401 productions. After the amazing Shamrock Bowl highlights video, Lyndsay has turned her attentions to a new series, interviewing a number of the Belfast Trojans rookies from last year entitled ‘What Rookie means to me’. Episode two interviews Wide Receiver, Alan Crawford after his first successful year. To follow all of Media 401 Productions series’, be sure to like their Facebook page. There you can find Episode 1 with Offensive Lineman, Michael Bradford.
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