American Football: Galloping Gaels vs Wolverines at Newry Town FC, Newry, Co. Down

On 1st January 1944, United States Navy Galloping Gaels faced United States Army Wolverines in the final of the Northern Ireland Football Championship.

At 1400hrs on 1st January 1944, the United States Nay Galloping Gaels faced the United States Army Wolverines in Newry, Co. Down. For one day only, the football ground of Newry Town Football Club became the "Lone Star Field" as both sides battled to win the Northern Ireland Football Championship.

Around 2,500 spectators watched the game as both sides shared the “Potato Bowl” trophy. The game finished 0-0.

American Football at Newry Town FC, Newry, Co. Down

British Newspaper Archive Photo: Players from Galloping Gaels and Wolverines compete in an American Football game at "Lone Star Field", Newry Town FC, Newry, Co. Down on 1st January 1944. Copyright Belfast Telegraph - Monday 3rd January 1944.