Craigavon Cowboys | Irish 8-a-side American Football Team 2003-2009

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IAFL 8-a-side Senior Team 2003-2009


Home Ground: People’s Park, Portadown, Craigavon

Colours: Blue / Orange / White


History: Formed in 1986, the Craigavon Cowboys immediatley established themselves, winning Shamrock Bowl I 6-2 over the Dublin Celts.

They disbanded in 1994 with players going on to form the Lurgan Area Raides and Portadown Panthers before being resurrected in 1998. They played in DV8 8-Man competitions from 2003 to 2009 winning the DV8 Development League in 2009, before making the step up to the full 11-man IAFL in 2010. .

Home Venue Map

Links to Year-by-Year Match Reports, Box Scores, Scorers & Squad

Year-by-Year Record

YearRegular SeasonPost-SeasonInternational
2009DV88620.750    DV8    







[1] Britball Now (2016) Results Section [1986] [Internet] Available from:

[26] Irish American Football Association (2003) 2003 Results [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[27] Belfast Telegraph (2007) September 19, 2007: “American Football: Craigavon Cowboys planning to earn their spurs in whole new ball game” [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 10 November 2018]

[28] Irish American Football Association (2008) 2008 Results [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 24 September 2016]

[29] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2008) Home [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 March 2017]

[30] Irish American Football Association (2009) 2009 IAFL Fixtures [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 October 2009]

[31] Irish American Football Association – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2009) Home [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 24 March 2018]



Thanks to Cillian Smith, Michael Smith, Ralph Schmeer and Michael Brophy of the Irish American Football Association and Irish American Football Officials Association.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 September 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

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