|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|29.06.02||Charleroi Cougars (Bel)||0 ^||Reims Champs (Fra)||0|
|29.06.02||Dublin Rebels (Irl)||26||Forbach Taupes (Fra)||8|
|3rd Place Playoff|
|30.06.02||Reims Champs||18||Forbach Taupes||0|
|30.06.02||Dublin Rebels||22||Charleroi Cougars||0|
Ireland’s Dublin Rebels won the Charleroi Trophy in Belgium, with a well-deserved 22-0 victory over the hosts. The unofficial Western European Club Championship for purely amateur leagues, such as Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands and the French Casque d’Argent (Silver Helmet – 3rd Tier), it was the first significant European Trophy won by an Irish side.
They had earlier beaten France’s Forbach Taupes in Semi-Finals 26-0, while the hosts had played out a 0-0 tie with Reims Champs in the other Semi-Final, which was decided by an unusual tie-breaker. The ball was placed at the 20-yard line and whoever advanced further on the first down won.
 Irish American Football Association (2002) June 29th/30th – DUBLIN REBELS WIN CHARLEROI TROPHY TOURNAMENT: [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20021210031040/http://www.irish-american-football.org/news%20stories/29jun02.htm [Accessed 8 October 2017]
Thanks to Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels
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