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Erris (Mayo) Rams American Football Ireland 8v8 Team Roster and Game Summaries 2009

Erris Rams Logo [Reference: 7]

Results 2009 DV8 Development League

826.04.09ACraigavon CowboysL0-47
903.05.09HMidlands SoldiersW47-0
1230.05.09ATrinity College DublinL0-30
1414.06.09HUCD SentinelsL0-48
1520.06.09HTrinity College DublinL0-51
1628.06.09HCraigavon CowboysL0-30
1705.07.09ADublin DragonsL0-34
1819.07.09AMidlands SoldiersW2-0
References: [1-2]


Erris Rams Roster 2009

Michael KellyCoachChicago, Ill.
Brian Wilson
Stephen KellyEquipment Manager
Andrew KellyQuarterbackChicago, Illinois. /
Cornboy, Co. Mayo
William CareyDerreens, Co. Mayo
Stephen Kelly
Jonathan Cosgrove
Shane CosgroveWide ReceiverBangor
Brian WilsonDefensive LinebackerGlengad
Jean-Francois BrussardCanada
Kevin CareyChicago, Illinois /
Derreens, Co. Mayo.
Chris CooperLas Vegas, Nevada /
Erris, Co. Mayo
James McTigueBallinrobe, Co. Mayo
Billy HalloranLong Island, New York /
Cong, Co. Mayo
[References: 3-6]

Season Report

The Erris (Mayo) Rams who split their home games between Drum, Belmullet and Galway-Mayo IT in Castlebar, Co. Mayo finished their inaugural season in the Irish American Football Association DV8 Development League with two wins and six losses. Both wins came against the Midlands Soldiers, based in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, including their home opener which they won 47-0.

The Rams were founded by Chicago-native Michael Kelly, who returned to his roots in Co. Mayo, with his son Andrew, who had played High School in Chicago and missed it in Mayo. Andrew played Quarterback and was backed-up by fellow American-born players, Billy Halloran, from Long Island, New York, who had married an Irish girl from Co. Mayo, 16-year-old Las Vegas-born Chris Cooper who had played High School Football in Oklahoma, and Player-Coach Brian Wilson, who played High School in Washington State on the West Coast of America.

Along with these experienced players in the 8-a-side team were a host of new recruits to the game, as well as Ballinrobe Rugby Player James McTigue, and Canadian Jean-Francois Brussard, who had played Canadian Football (a close relative of American Football) in Canada.

Home Venue: Kilmore Pitch, Drum, Belmullet, Co. Mayo



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

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


[3] Daniel Carey (2009) Friday Night Lights Mayo News. Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

[4] Keith Bourke (2009) The Firing Line of the Rams Western People. Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Pg. 35

[5] Henry Wills (2009) Picture Credit Western People. Tuesday, January 13, 2009, pg. 1.

[6] Henry Wills (2009) Picture Credit & Article Western People. Tuesday, January 13, 2009. pg. 53


[7]Erris Rams Twitter Account (2010) Erris Rams Logo Twitter Profile Image [Accessed 1 December 2018]


Thanks to Fiona Corrigan

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