In 2005, Carl Rushe and Maurice Cosgrave founded the Dublin City University American Football Club
. With Carl's experience in playing American football and Maurice's experience in running and managing the DCU Sailing Club, they established the club initially as a fanclub, where students could follow the sport and learn flag football. In 2006, the club's fully kitted team, the DCU Saints
was formed and competed in the Irish American Football League
that same year.
Colours & Identity
The DCU Saints follow a similar colour scheme as the vast majority of other DCU
clubs, royal blue and gold. The team has both a home and away strip, with the home being navy blue and gold and the away white and gold.
The DCU Saints started the 2009 season on March 29th 2009 at home against the Dublin Rhinos. A close game ended 18-18 (which included Saints linebacker Conor Tyrrell blocking an extra point attempt) and DCU were off to a good start. This good start was undone a week later in Carrickfergus when the Knights beat DCU 19-6, the Saints sole score coming from a fumble recovered by linebacker Joe Carlyle.
Two weeks later, DCU disimproved to 0-2-1 on the year as they were forced to forfeit a game against league Champions, UL Vikings. DCU snapped their two game losing streak 26-22 against the visiting Belfast Trojans with Dave McMahon returning a punt over 80 yards for 6 and a stand out performance from Eoin Fox at linebacker and followed this up with... Read More