2000-09-09 / Sports

Fisheads Battle Long Island

The fall season is here again for all you rugby fans, and your hometown
heroes, the Rockaway Fisheads will begin their season this Saturday, September 9, with a match against regional rival Long Island Rugby. Game time is 2 p.m. at Riis Park, due to the Chris Corey Charity softball tournament.

After a successful spring season and a fine 7's tournament, the Fisheads are again ready to do battle with their divisional rivals. Practice
has begun and will be held every Thursday night at Ft. Tilden at 7 p.m. As always, all new comers are welcome to join the club at anytime and will receive playing time. If you are an athlete who has competed in team-oriented sports or someone who is into fitness and enjoys contact, you may well find rugby to be the sport for you. In fact many famous as well as notorious figures throughout history were rugby players including Pope John Paul II, President Clinton, and former leader of Uganda, Idi Amin.

This season the Fisheads will be home for four league matches at Riis
Park. The dates are: September 9 vs. Long Island; Sept. 30 vs. Bayonne; October 7 vs. Montauk; and October 21 vs. Connecticut.

All fans are welcome and expected to attend. This season the club will
again be coached by former star second rower Andy Israel. Captain Jim "Kermit" Egan will stay on as field leader, while Torty Johnson and John McCann will split time as chief complainers. Tyrone Sperling and Tom Leonard will handle the social aspect of the club, and Mike the Russian will operate as liaison for overseas players. Mr. Bender, Mr. Ryan, Bernie Haag, and Tom McGinn will
remain in charge of the Fishead Fan Club. Johnny Oak will replace Arthur
Boyland as public relations manager.

Rugger Pluggers:

The Jim Mullen Bachelor party/extravaganza will be happening all weekend long at the clubhouse.

Congrats to Ken and Jeanie Concepcion, Jamesy and Stacey Tubridy, and Torty and Jamie Ferguson, Mac and Dominique MacAleer, and JW and Jenn Walters, who all tied the knot over the summer.

The Fisheads would like to apologize to the Belle Harbor beach crews at 130 street who put up with empty handed George Johnson bumming x
amounts of free beers all summer long, during the so called summer of George.

Apparently, after promising a wheel barrel full of refreshments for Labor Day weekend, the Rocket again turned with hands tucked in his baggies. On behalf of the Fisheads, apologies to all.


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