MORRIS MASTER'S RUGBY
Morris Masters is a collection of old boys who still wear the jersey of Morris Rugby, but may be either a little on in years or unable to train as hard as they once did when they were a little younger ... OR BOTH.
Ruggers from all over the world gathered to celebrate the date on which Mrs. O’Herlihy dramatically improved the trajectory of Morris’ own Cal O’Herlihy’s life by promising to be with him through the best and worst of times. The latter was exemplified by the performance of the Motley crew with which Cal and several other…Read More
Between our game last week on Randall’s Island and this week’s game at Center Island Field in Oyster Bay, I could not help but notice how the 2 NY cities deal with the restoration of artificial turf fields. At Randall’s Island, the City Forefathers and Fivemothers had already decided that they needed to resurface the…Read More
Prior to the opening of our Spring season, the NYC Parks Commission requested a sit-down with the 6 families of Metro NYC Old Boys Pugby (we cannot call it rugby, because USA Rugby would expect a vigorish, as if our lifetime of blood and sweat equity is not enough). Between the Gents and the Village…Read More
All week long, the weather was ominous. The forecast for Monday through Friday and for Sunday would change like your underwear, but Saturday remained constant: rain and temperatures in the mid-40’s. And I did not mention that the game would be played in Bayonne, which would guarantee winds whipping in off of Newark Bay. As…Read More
. . . or as the Irish are want to call it, the Massacree at Meridian. Whatever you wish to describe it as, we trekked to CT to enjoy what passes for fall foliage this year, and to get the living bejesus stomped out of us. So many memories of past trips to the Mountain…Read More
The-Summer-that-never-was-and-now-will-not-leave continued. Under a glorious sun-filled sky with Autumn temperatures soaring into the mid-70’s, the Rockaway River flood plain at Pocono Fields, Denville would serve as the site for the latest Rugby Palooza. For the first time in aeons, the Masters would actually take to the pitch in our own jerseys. For a long time,…Read More
BITE ME!! That being said, I shall try to redeem my aberrant behavior. Long Island was host of this week’s Palooza. Normally they host a match at a park on the Great Bay of Oyster on the North Shore. Yesterday’s match was preempted by, of all things, a REGATTA! That has to be a first;…Read More
Morris County was the center of the US Rugby universe in early June. Leading up to the US/Ireland match on 06/10, Team USA trained at Drew University (the preeminent small liberal arts university in NJ). Then on Saturday, Denville was host to a miniature tournament featuring a NJ Select Side, NY Upstate Selects, and NY…Read More
On a glorious overcast day at the edge of Newark Bay, Bayonne would host the final palooza of the Spring 2017 season. Coming off 2 days with the temperatures prematurely pushing 90, the 60-ish weather was a welcome relief. Morris and Bayonne would each supplement their sides with members of the Village Lions, Gentlemen of…Read More
Salt Lake City is readying for the third edition of the North American Invitational (NAI) 7s, which takes place Aug. 3-4 and will live-stream via FloRugby. Atlantis is bringing a healthy contingent of athletes to the Girls U18 Elite and U18 Open brackets, naming 24 athletes from 10 states to the teal jersey. There are…
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Congratulations to Jenny Stumpf, winner of the David Gibson Memorial Scholarship.
At Rugby New Jersey’s 2018 Awards Dinner a number of the Morris Lions High School Boys were recognized. This year four boys were selected at each level to represent New Jersey in the Northeast Regional Cup Tournament (RCT), playing against select sides from Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and DC. Congratulations to the following players: Tier…
In January of 2006, the Morris Lions created a memorial scholarship called “The Gibby” to honor their teammate David, who was a charter member of the Montville youth rugby program and a member of the Morris Lions. David was a young man committed to sports, friends and the love of life and family. The Gibby…