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Grey Rugger Talk: Shawn Brennan

1. What teams have you played for and during what years. Berlin Strollers 87-89, Hartford Wanderers 1990-2007 Greys 2007-Present 2. You are the 2010 MVP for the Backs with the Grey.  Congratulations.  Do you feel that your time as an Alternative Dance Instructor in Guadalupe helped prepare you for this award? It helped me perfect the Brennan Hop. 3. What is your greatest moment in rugby? My greatest moment in Rugby was making the 1995 first 15 for the Irish Invitational in Boston. Or pulling off the feat of going on tour to Ireland and leaving my wife with a 18 month old...

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Reminder: Executive Meeting this Wednesday

Hello Everyone, Just a reminder that tomorrow night at 6pm there is an Executive Meeting at Rookies in Cromwell.  Everyone is invited. President Mac

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A Note From Tom Stauffer

(Tom Stauffer is a long time member of the Grey and has served as an officer of the club.  He recently announced his retirement from Rugby due to the need for hip-replacement surgery.  We wish you the best Tom and look forward to having you involved in the Grey family for many years to come.) Hello Everyone, As you know, the Grey went 1-1 at the 4 Leafs Tourney.  We had Dave Martin ref our first game.  Dave had a hip refacing operation last year, and he noted that a total hip replacement is not where you want to be. It was a tough day, but it was a special day.  My oldest...

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Former Grey Now Coaching Amity Regional Club

Ed Walsh is the coach at Amity High School and played for the Grey from 1993-1997. Ed started the Amity regional club last year with just a few guys coming out. This year they have 24 so far and have been recognized as an official club of the school, which they hope will lead to future varsity status. Brian ‘Doheny a current Grey and Amity grad (1985) gave the club a huge shot in the arm with a substantial donation that will cover jerseys, equipment and many fees. Last year Amity partnered with the Madison club to get the kids some playing time. A few played “A” side- but most played...

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Four Leaf Match Report

 Grey go 1-1 at Four Leaf      Thanks to the 25 players that committed to participating in this years tourney.We have been to the Four Leaf a few times but this is the best we have played as a Club.Many players stepped up to the challenge and played with passion giving their best effort.Here's to Tom Stouffer who played his last matches before hip surgery.Hope everything goes well and you can get healthy and return to the pitch. We played Morris in the first match.Things were even for about 7 minutes as we did not take care of the ball and kicked some possession away.Then things opened...

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CT Grey’s Denis Horrigan and John Carew Give Back to Rugby

Denis Horrigan and John Carew both play for the CT Grey and coach Simsbury High School here in CT. This will be (unbelievably) our fifth year at Simsbury High.  We just got approved to be a varsity program, which we are very proud of.  The program boasts more than 40 boys and 20 girls and attracts kids with a wide range of athletic backgrounds.  One thing has been consistent – the kids love it.  Many are saying that it is theire favorite sport and if it was during soccer/football season, they would play rugby!!  The parents love the program too.  (It is nice to coach a sport where...

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Grey Rugger Talk: Steve “Bomber” Tenenbaum

1. What teams have you played for and during what years?   University of Connecticut-1979-82 West Hartford Yahoos-1984-85 Berlin Strollers-1985-89 New Haven Old Black-1989-93 Connecticut Grey-1994-present 2. Tell us about some of the changes you have seen on the team from when you first started playing for the Grey?  We have newer, sleeker jerseys which make the backs look slimmer, younger and faster and the forwards looker fatter, older and slower.  Just in case you haven’t heard, Tom Flynn is a big fan of them. 3. What is your greatest moment in rugby? Finishing...

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Sean Brennan Opening a Summer Rugby Camp

Sean Brennan helped coach a Wethersfield youth rugby program last summer for over 90 kids ages 6-12.  He is  running a one week Rookie Rugby camp in Newington for grades 1-8, July 11-15th.  Registration hasn't opened yet, so we're not sure how many kids we'll have.  If you have children in this age group and are looking to teach them the game of Rugby then please contact me for a pre-registration: brennan240@gmail.com

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Staples High School Rugby

  Grant “Randy” Heller has played with the CT Grey and gives back to CT Rugby by coaching  Staples High School Rugby:  Program summary: we have about 50 kids in the program, 20 of which are new to rugby this year, along with 3 student/managers who have undergone first aid certification. Joseph “Oscar” Barahona is the head coach, a teacher at Staples and played with me on the CT Yankees. I am the assistant coach, as I can only get to one or 2 practices per week and attend the games. Ray Peterson had been very involved with the team, but USA 7’s has taken up a tremendous amount...

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CT Grey’s Bill Bishop Gives Back to Rugby

Bill Bishop is the Coach at Chesire High School Cheshire Rugby Club, founded in 2005, now entering our 6th season and competing at the HS division 1 level.  2008 New England 2b champion, CT d2 State Champs  and CT Valley League champions, competed in 2009 NRU playoffs. This team has produced over 40 collegiate players including one high school all American in 2010. The team usually fields a roster of 40 players. Contact Bill Bishop wfbishop@fedex.com to find out Cheshire's schedule.

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