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On Saturday, our club celebrated another successful year as we continue to grow from strength to strength. Players and volunteers were awarded trophies to recognise their efforts and achievements this past year. We would like to thank the Seagoe Hotel for hosting us.
Flag Most Improved Player of the Year, sponsored by Phoenix Homes UK: David McMichael. Presented by flag team manager Niall Quinn.
Flag Defensive Player of the Year, sponsored by Phoenix Homes UK: Jo Buchanan. Presented by flag team manager Niall Quinn.
Flag Offensive Player of the Year, sponsored by Phoenix Homes UK: Jamie Wilson. Presented by flag team manager Niall Quinn.
This Sunday, our senior team looks to add to our clubs long history, as we take on the West Dublin Rhinos for the IAFL 1 Bowl. The team got to this stage last year and unfortunately lost, however this time we are looking to go one step further and bring the silverware back to Craigavon. Please find below all the information regarding the Bowl Game on Sunday that we currently have available to us:
Address: Gorey Celtic FC, Mullaunfin, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland (https://goo.gl/maps/JFjX5VWiZat)
Time: Entertainment commences at 1pm, kick off is 2pm.
Parking: Free parking on site.
Cowboys Jersey Colour: Orange – show your support and wear orange on Sunday!
There will be various food vendors, bar and cocktail bar, inflatable obstacle course, bouncy castle, inflatable sumo suits, face painting and foot dart with an American football twist – something for all the family.
Basil Kennedy (two time world heavy weight boxing champion) will be performing the coin toss at approximately 1.45pm. Beat FM, a popular South East radio station, will also be in attendance with their crew.
There will be a DJ for the entire day with an officials PA system. There will be entertainment at halftime also. Fans are welcome to the 64 Lounge in Gorey post game.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to resolve your query.
Lets go Cowboys!
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.
By Peter Cowan
Your Craigavon Cowboys have made it to the IAFL 1 Bowl and will face off against the West Dublin Rhinos in Gorey, Wexford on 12th August 2018.
But how did the men in orange get here? The gruelling season began five months ago, all the way back in March, with the Cowboys still smarting from their loss to the Louth Mavericks in last year’s IAFL 1 Bowl. It was an offseason of building on the previous year’s success, with former offensive lineman Mark Beattie taking the reigns as defensive co-ordinator and quarterback Christian Cowan returning from study (and balling) abroad in England and Sweden to coach the offense. Continuity is key though, and the Cowboys were blessed to have Greg Loughran return for an 11th year as head coach.
Only 2 days to go! As we continue the build up to Sundays game against the Warriors, we spoke with Cowboys Vice President Sean Byrne to get his thoughts on the year so far and the game on Sunday.
As the days get less and less until we take on the Galway Warriors in the playoffs, we caught up with player and board member Jason Duddy.
Preview of Sundays must win game against the NI Razorbacks at Peoples Park Portadown. Kick-off is 2pm.
Game preview of our senior teams upcoming match away to the West Dublin Rhinos.
At the half way point of the season, we caught up with defensive co-ordinator Mark Beattie to talk about the season so far, and the games to come.
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