Summer Bowl Final 1986
Dublin Celts won the first ever “Jack Daniels Summer Bowl” in De La Salle Palmerston Rugby Club in Kilternan, Dublin, held in celebration of American Independence Day in 1986. The Celts defeated Belfast Blitzers in the Final of the four-team tournament, played with a modified game clock, with Semi-Finals played over 60 minutes (15 Minute Quarters) with a running clock and the Final played over 80 minutes, again with a running clock, this time of 20 minute quarters.
 Anon. (1986) “Photo Caption” Irish Independent. Friday, June 27, 1986. Pg. 13
 Anon. (1986) “Tony Ward gets set to bowl over Blitzers” The Sunday Tribune. 6 July 1986. pg. 15
 Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Reply to Post by David Turner, August 12, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/belfastblitzers/posts/2244208692356940 [Accessed 16 August 2019]
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