2004-07-16 / Sports

Guests To Be Honored At Rugby Club Irish Fest

By Bob Johnson

Guests To Be Honored At Rugby Club Irish Fest

By Bob Johnson

The Rockaway Rugby Club is pleased to announce that several of the creators of the original Rockaway Irish Festival which took place every July on Old Rockaway Beach Blvd. between 108th and 109th street (Now known as Mickey Carton Way) will be honored at this years first ever Rugby Irish Festival.

  Festival founders Mike and Pat Tubridy, as well as Kevin and Marina Callaghan will be receiving plaques recognizing their commitments to the Irish community. Rockaway Rugby founder and original club President Dennis Brady will also be receiving an award for his continued presence in the rugby club. The Fisheads are pleased to announce that local congressman Joseph Addabbo will be in attendance to help present these awards.

   Doors open at 1pm at the Rugby Clubhouse located at 113-06 Rockaway Beach Blvd, with live music from Shilelagh Law beginning promptly at 3pm followed by Seanchie and the Unity Squad. Pipes and Drums as well as Irish Step Dancers are also in the works as the Fisheads try to recreate one of the great Rockaway traditions.  All are welcome to attend.

Rugger Pluggers:

The winner of the title of Rockaway’s most eligible man goes to Tyronne Sperling as so voted by you the people of Rockaway Beach. Response to the poll was tremendous as Sperling ran away with the title distancing himself from every other candidate. Voters brought to our attention Sperling’s multi-faceted talents in several different avenues of employment, athletics, as well as his raw good looks. On more than one occasion, it has been said that he resembles John Travolta with a Michael Jackson type nose. Dark horse candidate Wayne Fox received numerous write in votes, even though he wasn’t on the ballot.

  Don’t forget the return of the Old Boys Young Boys game (Ft. Tilden, 11am, July 25th) as e-mails have been flying back and forth between both sides, with bold statements and outlandish predictions being thrown around like candy on Halloween. Several heroes of yesteryear have been rumored to be dusting off the cleats for this highly anticipated match, including:

 Brian McGyver (last seen wearing Lojack underwear) Jim "Speedbump" Mullen (last seen on a rooftop near you), Charlie Kinzie (has stated that softball, golf, and darts is just not enough of a challenge anymore) and countless young boys who claim to have a personal vendetta against John "The Grouch" McCann. Don’t miss this one folks.  


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