By Peter Cowan
The Craigavon Cowboys take on the West Dublin Rhinos on August 12th in Wexford in the IAFL 1 Bowl, but it’s far from the first time these two sides have met.
Over the last eight years, the two clubs have faced each other 10 times, with the Cowboys winning six of those fixtures and the Rhinos four. While they may have been founded 30 years and about 90 miles apart, the two clubs have a lot in common.
Both have earned reputations for fielding hard-hitting and competitive teams that never know when they’re defeated. Each club also recently dropped down to IAFL 1 after years competing at the top level in Ireland, the Rhinos in 2015 and the Cowboys in 2016.
Things are looking up now though, as they each sit four quarters away from silverware. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see how previous meetings between the two sides played out.
Calling all former Cowboy members! We invite you to our Alumni Game on Sunday 17th June when your Craigavon Cowboys take on the NI Razorbacks. Meet up with old team mates/coaches and reminisce whilst cheering on the current senior team. Further details will be released in due course, hope to see you there!
We are about to order our new uniform for the next 2 years, and are giving you the opportunity to get your own Cowboys jersey with custom name and number! Full adult size range as well as kids jerseys available.
Adult jerseys are £25 each and kids are £20 each - home and away jerseys available for both adults and kids.
Message us on Facebook, or through our contact page ASAP to order yours - deadline for order and deposit payment is Wednesday 10th January.
The Craigavon Cowboys held their AGM on Sunday 25th September. At the AGM, reports were given from the different areas of the club and finances discussed. Following this, an election took place for the 3 vacant positions on the Board. Jonny Hood, Peter Loughran and Scott Buchanan were elected. Board positions are as follows:
President – Jo Buchanan
Vice President – Peter Loughran
Secretary – Greg Loughran
Treasurer – Manny Bell
Assistant Treasurer – Lee Parker
PRO – Jonny Hood
Development Officer – Niall Quinn
Youth Representative – Scott Buchanan
Outgoing – Mark Beattie, Gavin McConnell, Chris Bell
We would like to thank Mark, Gavin and Chris for their contribution to the club and wish good luck to the newly elected Board members!
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