Monday, May 11, 2009

"My boys" dun us proud!....week 2!

This is the winning team from last Saturdays Festival Shield.

Once again "My boys" dun us proud! A few months ago we were invited to take part in a 7s tournament. We have never played 7s before, so we weren't sure what it would involve, except we knew it would be hard and fast. 10 for "my boys" took up the challenge and went off yesterday to take part in the Tournament. They had only ever had 2 7s training sessions, and I must admit, when I watched them my heart was in my mouth, coz these sessions were the worst I had ever seen them do. This did not bode well. However these 10 strong young men "stood up to the plate" and proved to us all that they had grit and determination. There was some really big boys out there, but in true Musselburgh Team style they got stuck in. We had to play 5 games, oh boy they would be tired by the end of the day. They played 5 and WON 5, the only team to do so. They scored 31 tries and only concede 3. A great show of strength, team work and dogged determination won through in the end!!!!

This is the winning team before they were presented with their medals and a trophy.

Here is Ronan (on the right) with 2 of his team mates after getting presented with their medals and trophy. The trophy is now in "Pride of place" behind the bar in the rugby club.

Well done to the guys, they all put on a great performance today. Two wins in 8 days, is a great way to end the season and gives them the confidence they need to beat the two teams we meet next week when we go off on tour.

Monday, May 04, 2009

"My boys" dun us proud!

If you are a regular reader to my mind meanderings, you will know that I took on the post of "team manager" for the S1 (under 13 years) rugby team at my local club at the start of this season. This is the team that Spinningfishwives son and my oldest son Ronan play for. Well on Saturday Musselburgh Rugby Club had its annual rugby 7's competition and "my boys" were asked to play a match before the final. They were playing against one of our local teams, Portobello. It was a very hard and close game, which saw a victory for "My boys". They won 14 points to 11.They were presented with the Festival Shield by Musselburgh's Honest Lass. I will edit this post once I download the pix from my camera!!!

It was a double victory for the club as the Musselburgh 7s team won the Tournament for the second year running. Thats 2 in a row for them, as they won the North Berwick Tournament a couple of weeks ago. Well done to all the players who took part.