Craigavon Cowboys vs Belfast Blitzers

In the first ever full contact kitted American Football match ever held in Northern Ireland and also between two Irish teams, Belfast Blitzers defeated Craigavon Cowboys 46-0 at Shane Park in Lurgan thanks to three touchdowns from Derek McCord and two touchdowns from Ivan Smith.


[1] Anon. (1986) “It’s Blitzers v Cowboys” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, May 16, 1986. pg. 22.

[2] Anon. (1986) “Neill set for Capital Cup Blitz” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, June 18, 1986, Pg. 23.