THIS Sunday Craigavon Cowboys kick off the 2013 IAFL (Irish American Football League) season at home to the Belfast Trojans who are the 2012 Shamrock Bowl champions.
Cowboys ended last season with a 2-6 record and will be looking to improve this season with some impressive rookies coming into the fold. Some key players for the Cowboys will be quarter back Peter Loughran, Line backer Kyle McAneny, D-lineman James Loughran plus running back and lineman father and son duo Bobby and John Murray. Rookie players that have joined the squad that are ones to look out for include Ashley Walker, William Pope, Johnny White and Chris Jones.
After a long slog of a pre-season the anticipation and excitement will come to a head this Sunday at 1pm at Portadown Public Park when the Cowboys clash helmets with their local rivals Trojans who were victors twice over the Cowboys last season. Revenge is in the eyes of the local lads who will be gunning for the upset of beating the Irish Champions as they try to defend their crown.
Head Coach Greg Loughran, “It has been a testing time this pre-season with losing some experienced players but we have coped well and recruited impressively so we are looking to see the hard work and sweat pay off with the big game this Sunday. Trojans are an impressive side with a big squad so it will be a tough task but I have seen enough from this team in training to know that physically, mentally and skill wise we can match any team in the league.”
For more information and if you fancy playing for the Cowboys contact Rory Downey on 07843710051 or for contact the Twitter page @CowboysIAFL.