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.
 Anon. (1986) “It’s Blitzers v Cowboys” Belfast Telegraph. Friday, May 16, 1986. pg. 22.
 Anon. (1986) “Neill set for Capital Cup Blitz” Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, June 18, 1986, Pg. 23.