American Football Ireland Madden Championship Series 2020

AFI Madden Championship Series 2020 Graphic [Ref: 2]

Playstation 4 Results

Round 124 May 2020
Eoin MaguireTrinity College33Aidan ClarkeCill Dara Crusaders22
Colin O’HallorenGalway Warriors7Nathan HeartyLouth Mavericks22
Pat GahanWest Dublin Rhinos33Karl TizzardDonegal/Derry Vipers10
Ryan EcclesSouth Dublin Panthers49Pat TraversCill Dara Crusaders 10
Alan CampbellMU Hurricanes54Rob CaldwellLouth Mavericks21
Padraig FitzsimonsDownpatrick Saints24Ross McKenzieCauseway Giants0
Adam WilsonCauseway Giants29James HoganCork Admirals36
John McGinnisBelfast Trojans14Rory O’DwyerTrinity College38
Michael HassetWexford Eagles10Johnnes RitterGalway Warriors28
Shane GreaneyNorth Dublin Pirates17Mike NaultyDonegal/Derry Vipers45
Neil MaxwellCraigavon Cowboys3Wello OmoDublin Rebels42
Jonathan HedleyBelfast Knights40Danny QuilterUL Vikings7
Eoin HughesCraigavon Cowboys21Niall HoulihanUL Vikings19
Daragh MaherNorth Dublin Pirates0Jahn DasiniCork Admirals17
Max HardyBelfast Trojans24James O’DriscolUCC Raiders38
Killian O’LouhghlinMU Hurricanes28Peter MurphyUCC Raiders10
Round 231 May 2020
James O’DriscolUCC Raiders14Killian O’LoughlinMU Hurricanes63
Eoin MaguireTrinity College41Eoin HughesCraigavon Cowboys28
James HoganCork Admirals17Nathan HeartyLouth Mavericks14
Wello OmoDublin Rebels37Rory O’DwyerTrinity College65
Johannes RitterGalway Warriors14Jahn DasiniCork Admirals30
Jonathan HedleyBelfast Knights30Padraig FitzsimonsDownpatrick Saints7
Mike NaultyDonegal/Derry Vipers38Alan CampbellMU Hurricanes24
Pat GahanWest Dublin Rhinos21Ryan EcclesSouth Dublin Panthers10
Quarter-Finals7 June 2020
Mike NaultyDonegal/Derry Vipers21Jahn DasiniCork Admirals28
Rory O’DwyerTrinity College42James HoganCork Admirals8
Jonathan HedleyBelfast Knights87Eoin MaguireTrinity College35
Pat GahanWest Dublin Rhinos0Killian O’LaughlinMU Hurricanes52
Semi-Finals14 June 2020
John DasiniCork AdmiralsWRory O’DwyerTrinity CollegeL
Jonathan HedleyBelfast KnightsWKillian O’LoughlinMU HurricanesL
Final21 June 2020
John DasiniCork Admials35Jonathan HedleyBelfast Knights38
AFI Madden Championship Series – Playstation 4 Results 2020 [Ref: 1]

Xbox One Results

Round 1Week Ending26 May 2020
Darren QuinnDonegal/Derry Vipers17Liam RyanUL Vikings13
Odhran McCoolAntrim Jets20Matthew O’MearaSouth Dublin Panthers43
Declan MulvihillLouth Mavericks14Daniel NoctorWexford Eagles23
Anthony NorrisNI Razorbacks22Callum McCurryDonegal/Derry Vipers7
Wolf GallagherCork City Outlaws24Paul CrothersBelfast Knights30
Ronan McAleenanCork City Outlaws10Peter PhillipsCauseway Giants24
Ayo MumuniCork Admirals3James SmythSouth Dublin Panthers19
Paul FurlongCill Dara Crusaders21Jack ComptonLouth Mavericks77
Karl FanningWest Dublin Rhinos44Ben PrizemamUCC Raiders14
David McMichaelCraigavon Cowboys14Jamie O’BrienUL Vikings27
Darren RooneyDownpatrick Saints17Aidan RyanMU Hurricanes27
Ross McCooeyDublin Rebels6Conor O’NeillBelfast Trojans45
William BoalBelfast Knights11Chris McCallumBelfast Trojans47
Darragh LyonsNorth Dublin Pirates21Peter LoughranCraigavon Cowboys28
Jordan FarrellCill Dara Crusaders6Ross O’NeillDownpatrick Saints31
Luke McIntyreMU Hurricanes38David KingDublin Rebels0
Round 2Week Ending 2 June 2020
Matthew O’MearaSouth Dublin Panthers28Karl FanningWest Dublin Rhinos9
Conor O’NeillBelfast Trojans23Daniel NoctorWexford Eagles8
Aidan RyanMU Hurricanes7Jamie O’BrienUL Vikings35
Peter LoughranCraigavon Cowboys0Chris McCallumBelfast Trojans9
Paul CrothersBelfast Knights0James SmythSouth Dublin Panthers27
Luke McIntyreMU Hurricanes24Peter PhillipsCauseway Giants13
Jack ComptonLouth Mavericks10Ross O’NeillDownpatrick Saints33
Darren QuinnDonegal/Derry Vipers43Anthony MorrisNI Razorbacks13
Quarter-Finals7 June 2020
Jamie O’BrienUL Vikings9James SmythSouth Dublin Panthers14
Matthew O’MearaSouth Dublin Panthers7Conor O’NeillBelfast Trojans10
Chris McCallumBelfast Trojans0Ross O’NeillDownpatrick Saints38
Darren QuinnDonegal/Derry Vipers31Luke McIntyreMU Hurricanes6
Semi-Finals14 June 2020
James SmythSouth Dublin PanthersWConor O’NeillBelfast TrojansL
Ross O’NeillDownpatrick SaintsLDarren QuinnDonegal/Derry VipersW
Final21 June 2020
James SmythSouth Dublin Panthers24Darren QuinnDonegal/Derry Vipers35
AFI Madden Championship Series – Xbox One Results 2020 [Ref: 2-4]

Composite Team Table

Belfast Knights62.750321111
Donegal / Derry Vipers73.700422111
South Dublin Panthers73.700332110
Cork Admirals63.667322110
Trinity College Dublin52.714222100
MU Hurricanes74.636442100
Belfast Trojans54.556422100
Downpatrick Saints43.583321100
West Dublin Rhinos32.6002210
UL Vikings24.3334110
NI Razorbacks11.500110
Craigavon Cowboys24.333420
Louth Mavericks24.333420
Galway Warriors12.333210
Wexford Eagles12.333210
Causeway Giants13.250310
Dublin Rebels13.250310
UCC Raiders13.250310
Antrim Jets01.00010
Cork City Outlaws02.00020
North Dublin Pirates03.00030
Cill Dara Crusaders04.00040
AFI Madden Championship – Composite Club Table 2020 [Ref: Compiled from 1]

Ranking: Teams ranked by numbers of survivors per round. Tie-Breakers: 1. Winning Percentage 2. Number of Wins. 3. Inverse Number of Losses

Legend: W: Total Team (Club) Wins. L = Total Team (Club) Losses. R1 = Number of Competitors in Round 1. R2 = Number of Competitors in Round 2. QF = Number of Competitors in QF.


The first American Football Ireland Official Madden Championship (Computer Console Game) started in 2020, providing American Football in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. There are two Championships: a Playstation 4 and Xbox One Championship, each single elimination with 64 players entering each, who must be registered members of AFI clubs.

Maynooth University Hurricanes (4-0), South Dublin Panthers (3-0), Trinity College Dublin (2-0), West Dublin Rhinos (2-0) and NI Razorbacks (1-0) all had 100% records after Round 1.

After Round 2, Trinity College Dublin (4-0) were the only team with a perfect record, and along with South Dublin Panthers (5-1), Cork Admirals (4-1), MU Hurricanes (6-2), and Belfast Trojans and Donegal / Derry Vipers (both 4-2) the only teams with two players left.

The Quarter-Final match-ups left no team with more than one player left: Trinity College Dublin, South Dublin Panthers, Cork Admirals, MU Hurricanes, Belfast Trojans, Donegal/Derry Vipers, Belfast Knights and Downpatrick Saints all winning through to the Semi-Finals.

Jonathan Hedley of the Belfast Knights and Jahn Dasini of the Cork Admirals progressed to the Final of the PS4 Championship, with Jonathan Hedley prevailing 38-35. In the XBox Final, Darren Quinn of the Donegal/Derry Vipers triumphed James Smyth of the South Dublin Panthers 35-24 to make it an Ulster double in the first ever AFI Madden Championship.



[1] American Football Ireland (2020) AFIChampInstagram [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 30 May 2020]


[2] American Football Ireland (2020) Round One Results: AFI Madden Championship Series 2020 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 30 May 2020]

[3] American Football Ireland (2020) Round 2 Results: AFI Madden Championship Series 2020 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 30 May 2020]

[4] American Football Ireland (2020) Quarter-Final results AFI Madden Championship Series 2020 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 14 June 2020]


Thanks to Fiona Corrigan, Eoin O’Fearghaill, Alan Delaney, John Kane & Grant Farrell

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