CT Grey News

GREY NEWS: ROBINSON WAKE & BLOCK ISLAND GAME

No, they aren't having the wake on Block Island you knuckleheads... ED ROBINSON WAKE The wake for Ed Robinson has been scheduled for FRIDAY JULY 25, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home, 615 South Main Street, Cheshire CT. Directions can be found at www.fordfh.com. Please join Dorothy, Kelly and Brendan and help them through this difficult time. There will be no funeral and burial will be private. There will be a MEMORIAL SERVICE for Ed...and to celebrate his life on AUGUST 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM at the Faith Living Church, 20 Grove St. Plainville, CT. Friends and family...

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A PROFOUND GREY FAMILY LOSS: ED ROBINSON PASSES

It is with the deepest sadness that I write to all of you tonight and tell you that ED ROBINSON has passed away. I do not have any details at this time but my, and our, very good friend Ed passed away this afternoon after a long battle with cancer. Ed was a very early member of the CT GREY, a past President, long time executive committee member, a fullback and wing...an immense promoter and supporter of rugby in New York City, Connecticut and his hometown of Cheshire. I am rarely  at a loss for words... but I am at a complete loss tonight. Dorothy, Kelly and Brendan... Please accept our condolences.  

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GREY NEWS! PAY ATTENTION! BOSTON RFC STILL MISSING!

Did you miss me? Good...I didn't miss you either.  Big news for the summer so pay attention you chooches. BLOCK ISLAND GAME IS ON! BOSTON RFC WILL NOT BE THERE! The game against the RI Old Cocks has been confirmed  for SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. Game at Heinz Field up by the airport as usual. This is our annual match against the fellows from Providence and the surrounding depressed areas of RI. Please contact me... TOM FLYNN at tff1954@gmail.com if you are planning on joining us. Please DO NOT respond to this email as I will not see it in all likelihood. Block Island is a great...

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SARANAC NEWS: GREY TO FIELD 3 SIDES INCLUDING AN OVER 50…WILL THE BOSTON RFC FIELD ANY?

El Capitan and all around nice fellow Mike Hale asked me to pass on the following to all of you... All Connecticut Grey, please make sure you send an email to Mike Hale if you are planning on playing in Saranac Lake this year. Even if you have told me you are planning on going I need an email saying you are in. I also need the following info: Age(we are entering Over 35,45 and 50) Position(s) If you have a Maroon Jersey and/or Grey Jersey I need a reply by June 19th.  If you haven’t replied you lose your CT Grey preferred status. Mike Hale allthehales@comcast.net

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GREY AT FRANCONIA GO 1-1…BOSTON RFC FORGETS TO COME TO NH AGAIN

It was a magnificent weekend in New Hampshire...The weather was perfect, the pitch was mowed and there was a great turnout  by 9 clubs, two of which were from Canada. There was one glaring exception that we are trying to parse out since both Toronto and Ottawa are much farther away from Franconia NH than Boston MA. Kudos to the founders of the OMOM Joe Flynn, Mike Flynn, who were able to join us, and Bill Good, who was not able to be in NH due to yet another wedding in Ireland... These guys had a great idea many years ago and I am happy that the Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC and the Worcester RFC have...

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GREY FAMILY LOSS

I am sad to report that one of our teammates has suffered a great loss.... over the weekend, Sean "Ozzie" Ryan's mother, Monica Ryan, passed away. There are no calling hours at this time. Your condolences may be sent to Sean and his family at  71 Quail Run Rd. Suffield, CT. Sean...On behalf of all the Connecticut Grey and our families, please accept our deepest sympathies and heartfelt concern for your loss.

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FRANCONIA YOU MEATHEADS

Yes, the vacation is over and it is time to play rugby once more .... but this time in Franconia, NH... It is closer than New Orleans but farther from CT than NYC or Beantown... But this weekend is the Old Man Of the Mountain Rugby Festival... The Grey have been coming to this party for more years than some of you have been around.... Please consider taking a ride this weekend to one of the nicest rugby venues and parties that you will ever see... If you bring your wife, husband, significant other or all round hot cookie ...I will guarantee that you will get points enough to cover one drunk and stupid...

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GREY WIN! JAY BEANZ STILL TOO FAT TO PLAY RUGBY

It was a magnificent day...for you fellows in the backfield... that means it was really nice outside...for rugby. The Grey entertained our friends from Morris and our new friends from Apero RFC in Quebec with a fine match and a very nice drink up at the Mountain Mist YMCA Camp in Meriden, CT. This was our last regular season game ...now we are off to the irregular season beginning at the Old Man of the Mountain Festival in Franconia NH on June 7...then on Block Island for our match with the RI Old Cocks on July 26 and then off to Can-Am Tournament at Saranac Lake on August 1,2&3. This was a very...

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YOUTH RUGBY UPDATES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Our own Tim Foley has been busy helping spread the gospel about rugby to the youth of Connecticut... Here is an update: Hello all, you are receiving this email because I have coached your child or one of my sons is or has been a teammate of your child. A couple of important items I would like to point out before the you read the program information, as always please feel free to email any questions/concerns, 1. If your family has other conflicting summer commitments but your child still would like to try playing Rugby PLEASE EMAIL ME! Without a doubt you can come down to a practice...

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GREY NEWS! PAY ATTENTION YOU BIG LUGS

NEXT GAME Our final regular season game is this Saturday May 24,2014 at 1:00 PM at our home pitch against the Morris Old Boys and their guests from Canada....the Apero RFC from Quebec...not Montreal as previously reported. One can only hope that these Canadians are some what smaller than those monsters from Vancouver that we played in New Orleans. Please let the captains know if you will be joining us. Bill Bishop ctrugby13@yahoo.com and Mike Hale at allthehales@comcast.net We are off for the Memorial Day Weekend and the following week as well. FRANCONIA OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN TOURNAMENT...

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