Coleraine Chieftains vs Belfast Blitzers


Belfast Blitzers and Coleraine Chieftains met each other once in 1986 at Portrush on the Co. Down coast, where the Blitzers won.

The match was played as part of the Yankee Doodle Day which involved a special calvacade of American vintage motorcars which left Belfast on Saturday morning for the seaside resort, arriving on Sunday, via Antrim, Ballymena, Rasharkin, Cullybackey, Coleraine and Portstewart on its way to Portrush.

A Texas Rodeo Bull Ride, Arm wrestling and the Belfast Community Circus were also part of the events which were in aid of Ballymena Mentally Handicapped Hostel Fund and the Waverley Hospital.



[1] Anon. (1986) “Stylish motors take to the roads” Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, May 31, 1986. pg. 22. [Past Copies of the Belfast Telegraph are available to view online at: ]


[6] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, August 12-17, 2019 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 August 2019]

[7] Belfast Blitzers | Facebook (2019) Comments on Post by David Turner, September 72019 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 9 September 2019]