The Belfast Blitzers made good preparations for the Irish Championship the following Sunday by defeating Carrickfergus Cougars 55-6 as part of the Carrick Festival. Gary Allen scored the Home Teams only touchdown while Derek McCord, Derek Hardy, Patsy Lundy, Damien McHugh and William Perry Neill all scored for the Blitzers.
 Anon. (1986) “Picture Caption” Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 11, 1986. pg. 30
 Anon. (1986) “American flavour” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 8, 1986. pg. 26