Preview: Shamrock Bowl – Belfast Trojans v. Trinity College Dublin

 Trinity College Dublin



Trinity’s offence has been dominating teams all season. Dan Finnamore topped the passing charts in his first season in Trinity colours, and Rob McDowell reminded the league why he is the top running back in the league. The young, yet disciplined offensive-line has been excellent, providing Finnamore with time in the pocket to pick out his array of receivers. Trinity has been scoring points for fun this term, and it will take a lot to stop them this Sunday.


The limelight that has shone on the offense this year has somewhat overshadowed Trinity’s efforts on defense; but they have been equally as impressive. They have conceded no more that 78 points all season, backing up their offense with a defense that can stop some of the best teams in the league. They will have a huge task in stopping the Trojan’s ‘O’ from scoring, but their talent across the field is capable of matching anybody on their day.

SEASON RESULTS: (8-0)                                                      SCORING CHARTS:

H: UL Vikings– W 34-9                                     Passing: Dan Finnamore – 19 TD’s

H: West Dublin Rhinos- W 27-0

H: Carrickfergus Knights- W 27-18                  Rushing: Rob McDowell – 20 TD’s

A: Craigavon Cowboys- W 25-6

A: Belfast Trojans- W 18-0                              Receiving: Daniel Murphy – 7 TD’s

H: North Kildare Reapers- W 52-21

A: Waterford Wolves- W 34-0                         Kicking: Conor McGinn – 26 XP’s 3 FG’s

A: West Dublin Rhinos- W 53-6

Semi Final: Dublin Rebels- W 47-8                Defence: Alex Gurnee – 1 TD

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Scott is an aspiring Sports Journalist who enjoys writing about all things American Football. He is a regular contributor to AFI Review and also writes for both NFL Ireland and Double Coverage, and currently plays for the Belfast Trojans. He also