2012-03-02 / Sports

Rockaway Rugby Hosts Fundraiser


Shilelagh Law will be performing at the Beach Club on Saturday. Shilelagh Law will be performing at the Beach Club on Saturday. The Fisheads have begun preparation for their 35th rugby season. This weekend will be their 20th annual live Irish Show to help the club offset some of their major expenses on the road to the Championships.

The event has a new location and will take place on the old Beach Club property at Beach 116 Street near the boardwalk, tomorrow, Saturday, March 3. Shilelagh Law, Jamesons Revenge and Brooklyn’s own Jack Rafferty will provide live entertainment while DJ Tubs uploads the tunes for the Fishead supporters. Let it Rain! The show must go on! Gates open at 2 p.m. Bands will follow.

Rugger Pluggers:

The Annual General Meeting provided the rugby club with new leadership. Doug McConnell was named Coach/Guy in Charge since Bob Johnson wouldn’t relinquish the title of President. Bob said he had too many business cards remaining to leave now. A new title for coach Palmer is currently being considered since coach is now taken. Trevor Tubridy was fired as a member of the Fisheads for becoming Vice President and failing to show up for two years. Kermit Egan will remain Club Treasurer, for obvious reasons but will refrain from handing out risky rugby player loans and stop calling a 1k Superbowl wager on the NY Giants a fund-raiser.

The Match Secretary, Scotty Bluntstein started organizing the team’s schedule last fall and will have a 6-game schedule ready for next week. Scotty currently has the same six open dates available.

If you know of any rugby club that needs a game, please contact him: Scotty@ICan’tPlayonYomKippur.org

The Fisheads are looking for new recruits. Practice begins on Thursday, March 15. Team meeting on Saturday, March 17 in New York City. More details at practice. Good luck to Cliff Shevlin in his quest to be bi-lingual.

The retirement party honoring our rugby legends Cowhead, Kermit and Oakie was a success but Oakie is thinking about filing his reinstatement papers to play alongside his sons. The committee will consider his request and new 2013 inductees for the Rock Rugby Legends Hall of Fame. Bob Johnson has volunteered to be honored ...again.

The last committee meeting for the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser was held on Tuesday. Wednesday’s weather forecast for the fundraiser mentions rain all day which means by Saturday it will be partly cloudy and mild, the LIVE bands are all set, the beverages are chillin’, the music has been uploaded, the proper agencies have been notified, the circus tent will be constructed, the security is in place, the supporters are “Liking” us on Facebook.

The only thing that could go wrong is if someone from OUR OWN TEAM, would call the local police station and make a complaint... Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Fisheads.

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