Based: Old Belvedere RFC, Dublin, Ireland
Career Record: full record unknown
Colours: White/Green/Red
Website: No
Honours: Irish Senior League champions 1991, 1989, 1988. Shamrock Bowl VI, IV, III champions. Shamrock Bowl VIII, II runners-up. Jack Daniels Summerbowl winners 1986.

1993 record unknown
1992 record unknown
1991 AFAI
1990 NCMMA Northern Conference 0-4-0
1989 CGL Duke Premier Division Irish Conference 8-0-0*
1988 IAFL National Conference 4-1-0*
1987 IAFL Tara Conference 10-0-0* Won IAFL championship

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QB John Donnolly

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Carthy tackles a Dublin Celt in a 1992 Eurobowl clash

Team Notes: One of the best Irish club side of all-time. Won 3 Shamrock Bowls between 1988 and 1991 (all against the Craigavon Cowboys). Also took part in the Eurobowl competition in 1989 and 1992 (losing to the Birmingham Bulls on both occasions). Competed in the CGL in 1989 (signing former NFL QB Steve Pisarkiewicz as Head Coach) where they went 8-0 before losing 18-13 to the Manchester Heroes in the first round of the playoffs. In 1990 lost to the Manchester Spartans 28-12 in a EuroBowl qualifier. Also competed in the NCMMA in 1990. In 1991returned to playing in Ireland in the American Football Association of Ireland.GM Dominic McGowd said in 1991, "There was nowhere for us to go except back to Ireland. The NCMMA dissolved and all the teams had split up. Last year was a very costly one for us. The lack of sponsorship made it very difficult for us. We had to get the Friday night ferry to away games which didn't help our quality of play." Lost their first game to Irish opposition in 1992, in a 6-0 defeat to Antrim Bulldogs.

Have led both on and off the field with three EuroBowl entries. Reached their last Shamrock Bowl in 1993 folding soon after.

Game notes:

26th May 1990 - Celts lost 26-8 to Stoke Spitfires in NCMMA game. John Donnelly scored an 8 yard TD with Mark Rutherford scoring conversion