CT Grey News

GREY FAMILY LOSS and other news

GREY FAMILY LOSS Jon Leone's Dad passed away earlier this week...Eugene Leone, Cpl USMC died on Wednesday April 16, 2014.Mr. Leone was a WWII veteran and a survivor of several major battles in the Pacific Theater. A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday May 3, 2014 at St Paul's Episcopal Church, North Main Street  Wallingford,  CT. at 10:00 AM. I will pass on the link to the obituary and service as soon as it becomes available. The irony of his memorial service being on the same day as our game against All Japan is not lost on anyone who knew him and the extent of his service to our country. GAME...

Read more...

GAME THIS WEEKEND! PAY ATTENTION!

We are scheduled to travel to the Boston Irish Wolfhounds in Canton MA this weekend! GAME TIME IS 12:30 pm... THIS SATURDAY! FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT GET OUT OF TOWN VERY OFTEN...CANTON MA. IS NOT AS FAR AWAY AS NEW ORLEANS AND CLOSER TO YOU THAN BOSTON. DETAILS: We are scheduled to play on 04-19-14 vs. the Boston Irish Greyhounds. 1230 KO, at the Irish Cultural Center o    200 New Boston Dr. o    Canton, MA Please contact the captains at  and advise them that even if you couldn't get to NOLA that you will be in MA: Bill Bishop ctrugby13@yahoo.com and Mike...

Read more...

GREY SHOW UP IN NOLA- VA. CARDINALS QUIT TOURNAMENT!

Well...that was quite a weekend. I guess when the Virginia Cardinals saw they were playing the CT Grey at 10:00AM...They said... "To hell with that, we're staying home to work in the garden!" The Cardinals,  reputedly an excellent select side, didn't make the trip to NOLA so the Grey didn't start their day until the 1:00 slot... The good news was that we started late...the bad news was that we stayed out later and that's not such a good thing in NO...and the worse news...we played 3 games in about 3 1/2 hours... But it was worth it...3 excellent matches against 3 classy sides...and our hosts,...

Read more...

GREY NEWS

This week's match: We are scheduled to play on 04-19-14 vs. the Boston Irish Greyhounds. 1230 KO, at the Irish Cultural Center o    200 New Boston Dr. o    Canton, MA NOLA Captain's Match Report A great day of rugby was enjoyed by the 12 player CT Grey contingent that gathered in the Crescent city for the New Orleans French Quarter Festival Old Boy Tournament. Below are game recaps and I will leave the general weekend reporting and back bashing to our correspondence secretary. We were able to pick up Chris,  Kevin and Andrew from Memphis along with a couple of New Orleans...

Read more...

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER

That means "Let the good times roll"! The Grey are off to New Orleans this weekend for our first adventure at the French Quarter Masters Rugby Festival...Three games on Saturday against teams that I have no business playing against but will do so anyway... No point in being sensible about things at this juncture in my life. But if you aren't going to NOLA this weekend....Burt Hale advises that a group of guys are going to Amoskeag to play against South Shore...He asked me to tell you that there will be opportunities to play for both teams so if you need a rugby fix this weekend ...Please let Burt...

Read more...

CT Grey and Mitchell College Rugby

Thank you everyone that helped make Saturday a great day of Rugby.  Thank you to Bubba, Kevin Trammel, Jimmy Burke, JP, Wally, Chris Adams (it was Chris' first time playing in 19 years), and all the other Grey/Old Boys that came down to scrimmage and work with the Mitchell Rugby Club. Jimmy Burke captained one side of mixed Grey/Mitchell and Conor McDonough captained the other side with a mixed Grey/Mitchell Team.  We played 50 minutes of rugby and then Keagans was kind enough to host us afterwards.  We were all excited/blessed to see Cesar Gonzalez and his wife at the Saturday festivities. ...

Read more...

LONESOME EDDIE & THE BIRD DOGS…UCONN BASKETBALL!

WHAT A NIGHT! HEAD OUT TO SEE LONESOME EDDIE ON SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER A DAY OF MISERABLE YARD WORK AND NO RUGBY! C’Mon Baby ! ! !  Head Out On Saturday Night to: The Red Rock Tavern 369 Capitol Ave Hartford CT  The Huskies will be on TV and Lonesome Eddie & The Bird Dogs will be LIVE AND IN GLORIOUS LIVING COLOR  Special Appearance by The Brass Puppies       Show Time:  8 PM  Plenty of free and safe parking across the street  Good chow – cold beer – what else do you need ?  Please pass the word – Thanks, Lonesome Eddie & The Bird Dogs  www.lonesomeeddie.com

Read more...

GAME OPPORTUNITIES

Its me again... Burt and Mac asked me to put out there a couple of unofficial opportunities to play on Saturday... New Haven is playing Albany on Saturday at the Boulevard pitch and needs some help in the B game...so if you need your rugby fix this weekend...Head down to New Haven at 2:00PM and help out New Haven and\or Albany for that match. Mike Meyer...also known as Beelzebub...was looking for some help at Mitchell College this weekend so get in touch with the evil little fellow if you want to run around with them and check out the co-eds on a nice day in New London.

Read more...

Rugby On Saturday – another option

Hey everyone, its Mike Meyer.  I know some of you may be jumping in B side games elsewhere this weekend with the Grey's game being cancelled but I wanted to offer another option.  Mitchell College Rugby (the team I coach) got cancelled as well - and we wanted to propose doing a mixed side game.  We can play up in New London at our pitch and mix sides so that both the Grey and Mitchell will play on the same teams. This would allow some newer players to play with some more experienced players.  We can play Saturday at 12 or 1.  Many of you have met the Mitchell Players before from the Blood...

Read more...

BAD NEWS! GAME WITH WP CANCELLED

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news... the game with White Plains scheduled for this Saturday April 2, 2014 has been cancelled by the White Plains Old Boys. They simply did not have the numbers and notified Burt Hale yesterday. Burt tried to re-schedule with 3 other Clubs without success. Don't be too hard on them...We have all experienced the ups and downs of player participation over the years. I expect that they will be back in the game soon. So you have the weekend off to do all that yard work that you've been putting off, the Honey-Do list you've been avoiding or you can just tell her that...

Read more...