Causeway Chronicle

Giants Scuttle the Pirates!!

On Sunday 24th June, the Causeway Giants created history by booking their place in the AFI Division 2 Bowl.

With home field advantage the Giants welcomed back an old foe to Lime Park in the North Dublin Pirates hoping to make it third time lucky with 2 season defeats already against the Giants this season.

In a scoreless and sometimes wet first half both teams exchanged blows with the Pirates missing a field goal attempt that led to the Giants marching downfield for their first score of the game. Unfortunately the 2 point conversion was pulled back which left the score 6-0 at halftime.

Into the second half the Giants score again with a great receiving touchdown (Nathan) with the 2 point conversion this time good making it 14-0, and with the Giants defense holding firm the ball was soon back in the hands of the Giants QB this time handing off for a rushing touchdown (Jig) and again converting the two point attempt (Ruan)

Into the 4th and with both teams moving the ball the Pirates pulled back a TD with an intercepted touchdown late in the quarter with the extra point attempt “doinking” off left upright.

Final score Giants 22-6 North Dublin Pirates which progressed the Giants to the AFI Bowl game on 8th July venue Dundalk Rugby Club. 

Kick off 2pm.

Keep a close eye on social media as we may have spaces for fans to travel on team bus next weekend.


Offense Nathan Chapman

Defense Ross McKenzie

Overall Mathew Clyde

Oline Hammer Award John Cassley

Special Teams Adam Wilson

Match Sponsor this time was Really Awesome Coffee – Ballymoney!

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Maurice Bradley