Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

You might think that the season's over but never say never

Fri, 28 May 2010 04:24

There was a warm (very warm 28c) welcome to Clwb Rygbi Betws from the deepest West Wales who called in as part of their end of season mini tour on saturday to play a friendly against a mixed Old Yards selection xv. 

In an entertaining game the Ys went 12-0 up in the first half but, as we've seen before, fatigue caught up with us and our guests eventually won 26-19.  Try scorers for Ys were young Tom G, even younger Big Andy P and that all-time folk hero Steve Grainger.  Super Ben kicked the points.

We hope that our guests enjoyed their tour and it did appear that they found our beers and ales much to their taste.  Cheers lads.


The club keeps ticking over during the summer months so keep in touch and drop in from time to time. 
The Dave Adams Quiz number 2 was entertaining for a number of reasons.  Luke's team couldn't even cheat properly,  Shannon won 'Last man standing' and managed to spend his winnings over the bar.  What a legend, even thinking of club revenue in his moment of glory.  Chris Watts, PE teacher turned gardener, won the 'Sport specific challenge' as you would expect.
On behalf of the Committee, I apologise for the lack of chairs but I don't see what is wrong with parking your bums on empty beer barrels.  Sorry about the lack of lemon slices and ice but we didn't expect so many customers let alone fussy ones, chairs and ice, remember this is the Old Yards!!
It hurts to do this but well done to the winning team of Mrs J. Jenkins (Burchell Edwards),  daughter Becky,  Mr S. Painter (Dip F.D.),  Rock Star Paul Slatts, Tom Mead (honestly !) and finally her indoors.  Rumours that I talk in my sleep just might be true.
Well done all of you and a special mention for Andrew P., ex St Thomas Aquinas, very smart indeed, nice suit and tie and I know mum is proud of you even though she will tell me off.  Cheers Ang.


A surprise mention for ex-Arsenal and Scotland star Eddie Kelly for an epic stadium tour.  Thanks mate and regards to Ray.
Brendan Fahy now down in Colchester sends his regards and still has a team photo above his bed (so I'm told).
Last year we had a Birkenhead touring team visit us for a friendly.  Richie Beckett has informed me that he was elected as their Chairman recently.  Well Richie, our chairman can play the bagpipes, wear a kilt, sing songs from the shows and build a clubhouse.  So what are your targets?  Good luck pal.

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