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Gerry Allen Weekly Report

Some “extra news” this week! Some of the good variety and some not so great!

Last week, our rugby community lost two former players and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of both gentlemen.
First, Eddie Lynch, after a long illness, Eddie passed last week. I do not have any details with respect to his funeral. Anyone who played alongside Ian Shuell had to be able to keep up, and we know Eddie did that well. God speed!

Secondly, Hugh Fulton, who played in Ireland as a young man and then for the Irish Canadians and along side Ken Bingham with Ontario as a scrum half. Hugh is Erin Chamber’s (Rick’s wife) father. Funeral was Wednesday in Oakville.

Good News…. Zoe Smith, former Club player and Birchmount grad lives and works in Hong Kong and has just been selected to represent Hong Kong on National 15’s squad!

Its gotta warm up soon!

Hopefully everyone has thawed out after the long weekend! Lots of rugby action coming our way, especially if you like traveling to Fletcher’s!
Home games at Fletcher’s! – 5 beach matches
12:00 Sr Women vs Miss Blues @ Fletcher’s
1:30 Academy 2 vs bay St’ Pigs @ Fletchers???
1:30 Beach 2 vs Cru @ Fletcher’s
3:00 Academy 1 vs bay St. Pigs @ Fletcher’s
3:00 Beach 1 vs Cru @ Fletcher’s

Toronto Arrows – Sunday May 26 2pm @ Lamport vs Glendale

Toronto Wolpack – Friday May 24 @ Sheffield, England 2:45 est (not sure of Game TV!)


And so the action unfolds! Not always with a bang! I Waterloo County, the Beach 1’s encountered stiffer than planned opposition. A close one but the home side prevailed 25-23. Beach 2’s had a much better outing finishing ahead 32-17. In Brampton vs the Dragons the Academy lads stretched out with a 40-0 runaway!. Academy 2’s did not play.

Alumni Dinner – Thanks to everyone who participated! 110 guests!Jamie Reynolds feted appropriately. Great to see so many Ladies in attendance! Home Field will be Fletcher’s until ours is sodded properly! Beach Best 15 announced: Prop Jake Lipsett, prop Red Lipsett, Hooker, Scott Hendry, Lock Bernie Baldwin, Lock Scott Dunham, Flanker, Jeff Tomlinson, Flanker Stew MacSween, #8 Peeter Oolup, Scum Half Tony McGann, Fly Half Rick Chambers, Centres, Ed Caterer, and Kyle Nichols, Wings, Fred Forster and Ryan MacSween, Fullback Ian McConvey, Coach Bruce Gage!! Congratulations!

Break out the Blue and Gold gear, gas up and head to the sidelines!