Finalists decided for Shamrock Bowl at Energia Park
July 23, 2019 1:08 pm Ryan Corry
South Dublin Panthers and Belfast Trojans will contest the Irish American Football Association’s Shamrock Bowl XXXIII at Energia Park on August 4.
The sides last meeting came in the regular season with the Belfast outfit claiming a 26-16 victory.
The Trojans topped the Conference with an impressive 7-1-1 record while the Panthers (5-4) managed to hold on to their playoff spot despite losing their last three regular season games.
Experience of competing in the decider could be key for the Trojans as they won four consecutive titles from 2012 to 2015 before the Dublin Rebels dethroned them in 2016.
South Dublin Panthers are competing in their first Shamrock Bowl but will be confident of providing an upset having already beaten last year’s champions Cork Admirals in the semi-final.
The Shamrock Bowl Conference is the premier American football league in the country and the bowl game has been played at Tallaght Stadium in six of the last seven years.
It is Energia Park’s first time hosting the event which was first held in St Mary’s College RFC’s grounds at Templeville Road in 1986.
Tickets for the Shamrock Bowl can be purchased by visiting the IAFA website.