The Craigavon Cowboys American Football club are recruiting!
Fresh off our IAFL 1 Bowl win, the Cowboys are now back in the top division of the Irish American Football League, the Shamrock Bowl Conference, and are looking for all shapes, sizes and abilities to join us for the upcoming 2020 season. Join one of Ireland’s oldest American Football programs on our campaign for our 4th National Championship. We’ve 4 rookie tryouts coming up on our Rookie Roadshow:
Sunday 3rd November – Annagh Utd 3G Pitch, Portadown - 12pm - 2pm
Sunday 10th November – Havelock Park, Banbridge – 12pm – 2pm
Sunday 17th November – Cathedral Road 3G, Armagh – 1pm – 3pm
Sunday 24th November – Pollock Park, Lurgan – 12pm – 2pm
If you’d like to attend, please enter your details into the form below and which show(s) you’d like to attend.
Our qualified coaches and current players will put you through your paces in our NFL style Combine and other drills. Our Head Coach Greg Loughran looks to “consolidate our position at the highest level, and looking to recruit players who are keen to be coached and learn the basics of our sport. We offer specialised positional coaching and a warm welcome to anyone who would like to be part of our club’ All you need is suitable footwear, water and the determination to take someone’s position - so why don’t you give it a go?
For more information follow us on our various social media!
Facebook – @CraigavonCowboys
Insta – @craigavoncowboysIAFL
Twitter – @CowboysIAFL
On Saturday, we celebrated an extremely successful year as we continue to grow from strength to strength. Players and volunteers were awarded trophies to recognise their efforts and achievements. Huge thanks to the Seagoe Hotel for hosting such a wonderful evening.
Saturday night was a very special night as we inducted the 14th member into the Craigavon Cowboys Hall of Fame.
Manny Bell is the epitome of Cowboys football, he has made huge contributions both on and off the field over his 12 years with the club. On the pitch, he has been a team mate that everyone who has passed through the club could rely on even if you had just started playing as well as a force to be reckoned with, often playing many different positions as and when the team needed him to.
Manny has constantly been involved off the field in numerous board positions as well as various coaching positions in the senior team and as head coach of the junior team. He has given so much time and energy to the club, his commitment and passion has inspired so many and this entry into the hall of fame last night is fully deserved.
Huge congratulations Manny!
It’s that time of year once again where we reflect on our clubs achievements in the past 12 months and reward those individuals who have shone through in all different aspects of the each team. All awards are voted on by club members (players, coaches & associate members) so each winner will be decided by their peers.
The Craigavon Cowboys returned to Portadown with the IAFL 1 Bowl in hand on Sunday past, following a dramatic 28-27 win over the Westmeath Minotaurs. The weather was perfect for football as was the pitch at Navan RFC. The game started with both teams showing nerves as the first quarter ended scoreless before the game came to life in the second quarter.
By Liam Grimley
In our final IAFL 1 Bowl Chat, with finish off with an interview with Head Coach Greg Loughran and a preview to this Sunday’s Bowl Clash with the Westmeath Minotaurs, written by our reporter, Liam Grimley...
Head Coach Greg Loughran braving the elements against the Wexford Eagles earlier in the season.
Pic credit: Eamon McCormick
With the position groups over, we now turn to the Coordinators, Christian Cowan and Mark Beattie to gather how they are preparing for the Bowl game...
Defensive Coordinator Mark Beattie (top) and Offensive Coordinator Christian Cowan (bottom).
Pic credit: Eamon McCormick
We round off the position groups with talking to Defensive Back Lawrence Ruddock ahead of Sunday’s game against the West Meath Minotaurs...
#23 Lawrence Ruddock after a tough game against Trinity College Dublin in the IAFL1 Bowl Semi Final. Pic credit: Eamon McCormick
On this IAFL1 Bowl Chat, we’re going down into the trenches as we chat to Offensive Lineman Peader ‘Vince’ McMahon, and Defensive Lineman and Club Development Officer, Jason Duddy to find out how the big men are setting up for Sunday...
#90 Jason Duddy and #77 Peader ‘Vince’ McMahon. Pics credit: Eamon McCormick
Next up on our road to Navan, we chatted to Rookie Wide Receiver Neil Maxwell to see what he thought about the biggest game of the year...
#1 Neil Maxwell running after a punt, with #10 David McMichael blocking for him. Pic Credit: Eamon McCormick
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