Round Up of 2017 @ Mayfield

 

Jan 17

January 2017 Started with bang for the club, the titans scored 50 against West of Scotland in a team that included both Dougie and Cammy Gray.

We also saw the moose make his highly anticipated move to the back row, which he did with aplomb.

Gav Robertson went all Donatella Versace on us, and produced some fashionable accessories for members with the extremely popular bobble hat.

Feb 17

Kaleem the Dundonian Dream was named in the Scotland U19 Squad and he looked glorious doing it.

1st XV notched an impressive 45-15 victory over Musselburgh @ Stoneyhill and Foxy was the motm.

There was a Leprechaun lunch at the Royal Scots Club before Scotalnd v Ireland, Oor Wullie and Fergus Slattery were there. Scotland even won the match.

 

March 17

Dundee Rugby Achieved tier 3 status and started girls teams!

Mayfield favourite James Fleming scored his 100th Try for Scotland 7s

Souper Saturday was a smasher with all three final six nation games enjoyed in the clubhouse.

Angus Fraser pulled on the Scotland U18 Jersey and the Longlung even got some international recognition.

Duncan Leese won the kicking cup (notable mention to the mothership Ross Lemon who claimed 3rd Place)

April 17

Dundee concluded their league season with a thumping win over GHA at Alloway place. Josh R scored an absolute worldy too. Throughout this month the 1st XV also beat Howe of Fife to retain the Ian Rankin Rosebowl and Aberdeen Grammar to retain the Dallas Allardyce trophy.

We had a smasher of an end of season Ball at the Apex, the less said about the speeches or the wrestling the better…. One good thing Regi retired!

We also went to the greenyards for Melrose 7’s where this happened.

No Dundonians got picked for the Lions ☹

 

May 17

The AGM Heralded news the club was in rude health and appointed the committee and  the new 1st XV Captain was Duncan Leese to the approval of all.

RoJo also got social sec, we’re still not sure if this was a good idea. Bit of a sloth tbh.

It was also announced that Phil Godman would be full time Backs Coach in season 17/18 which was a massive boost for the club.

June 17

There was pure nothing happenin’ but planning.

Off season and Holidays, ken!

July 17

There are photos of the Robertson twins on a beach somewhere, no one needs to see that.

Aug 17

Pre -Season games Started again!

TFI Friday also returned, much to the relief of Ken Andrews and Gerry Tosh (does anyone else go?)

Rory McGinn debuted at 10

Many new faces arrived to the playing squad including another McGinn (that’s right there’s two)

Sep 17

The league kicked off with a big victory against Falkirk were we saw many of our new players in action and included a welcome return for long term injured Neil Herron.

The players played Beer pong….

We also tried to get Nigella Lawson to endorse the club, so far still waiting.

 

Oct 17

Sangster was named Caley Red’s Coach

The 1st XV battled on with some mixed results

Rojo had a Halloween party that he didn’t even hang around at.

 

Nov 17

Dundee lost their hold on the Dallas Allardyce trophy to Aberdeen Grammar at Rubislaw

George Arnott & Danny Lev represented the Caley Reds v South.

Lewis McNamara did something “unbelievable” and met some Turkeys

 

Dec 17

Angus Fraser was selected for the McPhail Scholorship, the first Dundonian to do so. We were all exceptionally delighted!

Dundee beat Cartha at home with new fly half Harvey Young making his debut.

There was a very well attended Xmas lunch

Players, Coaches, support staff donated food to the Food bank as their charity offering 2017.

Henry Sampson offered to buy everyone a pint.

Lets hope for just as good a year in 2018

 

Nae TFI this week! But NY Party to look forward to.

We hope that you had a Merry Xmas and enjoying your well deserved break over this festive period. Just a couple of dates for your diary to note please. There will not be a TFI Friday this week so please don’t turn up on the 29th Dec as the club will be shut!

 

However on the 1st January the Club will be open for the President’s New Year’s Day party from 1.30.

 

Remember and bring a few nibbles for sharing with your chums, and remember all those on their gluten free, vegan and paleo diets for their resolutions.

The Burns night is set for Friday 2nd Feb so please get your bookings made ASAP. Rugby starts in 2018 with an away game v Selkirk on the 6th Jan and our first home game the following week 13th Jan v Kelso, with our highly anticipated B&I reunion Lunch.

We hope you enjoy the rest of your festive break.

The Last Supper

Ok, it wasn’t the last supper, but it was the last training session before Chrimbo.

And we took part in a loser’s sport, that’s right we played soccer ball.

The few faithful squad members made the pilgrimage to soccerworld Dundee. A move that would have the likes of David Leslie, Dallas Allardyce and Sandy Hutch incandescent. But, all things considered, it was actually good fun.

George Arnott, Kev Franco & Clinton Davie should never be allowed on a football pitch again and Ceillem needs to stop the reverse Jacko with one football boot and one trainer, but it was a run around.

Special mention to #sampsonclause who reiterated his desire to quench the thirsty at the first home game next season.

 

The victors on the night was a side that included Addie Weir, who has been annonymous when it comes to rugby training, but as soon as kiss ball was mentioned; was like a rat up a drain pipe. Shades of Neville Southall too.

Merry Christmas to All.

 

 

 

#Sampson Clause

 

In a bizarre exhibition of generosity, 1st XV half back Henry Sampson has decided to emulate Huddersfield F.C. player Mathias Jorgensen and buy all supporters a pint at the next home game.

Well done Henry.

All you have to do is show your match programme and tweet #sampsonclause

Apparently he’s able to afford it after “round dodging” for the last three years.

 

 

T’was the Weekend before Christmas

 

Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the clubhouse
every creature was stirring, and thirsts were doused.
The stockings were pulled up the players legs with care,
In hopes that Gala soon would be there.

The players were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of bonus points danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Dave Nicol was checking the pitch with a dash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
And soon the lunch club punters would be enjoying a beer.

Dave Nicol made haste to the phone,
We knew in a moment just from his tone,
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, we’ve called of the game!

“Now Rab, Prince, Burt and Beezy!,

Hamish, O-Train & Shelfy”

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

Good fun was still had, with no rugby played,

And all of the punters were glad that they stayed,

The festive wine meant they were having a ball,

Then players arrived a enjoyed a christmas court,

then a festive pub crawl!

Saturday 16th Fixture v Gala Postponed

This Saturday’s highly anticipated league fixture v Gala has unfortunately fallen foul of the weather.

The pitches are unfortunately frozen and unplayable.

Lunch club goers will be pleased to know that the lunch will go ahead as planned, with some controversial characters set to attend.

The bar will also be open.

Remember there is still a chance to donate in our food bank drive!

Stay tuned for details on the re-arranged fixture, and for those not at the club this weekend, we wish all our supporters, players, coaching, support and medical staff, volunteers and sponsors; a Merry Christmas when it comes.

We hope to see you alll at he annual presidents new year party on 1st Jan.

 

 

Christmas Food Bank Donation

 

Christmas is a time of year for celebration with family and giving. However not everyone is as fortunate, and many people may not be able to enjoy the festivities that we quite often take for granted. Last year Dundee HSFP RFC made a donation of over £600 worth of toys to the children’s ward at Ninewells hospital.

This year the club will be making a donation to a food bank in Dundee. Any club members that wish to make a small donation of suitable, non-perishable foods are encouraged to bring these along to:

Training on Thursday 14th Dec between 7-8.30pm at Mayfield clubhouse
1st XV match vs Gala on Saturday 16th Dec 2pm KO. A donation box willl be located at the entrance.

Any donations will be most welcome.

TFI Friday™ Notices 15th & 22nd Dec.

TFI Friday™ Notices 15th & 22nd Dec.

Due to a function on the 15th in the Clubhouse and Xmas Night oots on the 22nd Dec the next TFI Friday is on Friday 5th Jan 2018. There will be no guess the wine© competition and no FREE nibbles until next year! Yes I feel your pain. Oh don’t turn up at 5.32….J

Rugby. The games against Falkirk for the 1sts and Biggar for the Titans both fell foul of the cold frosty weather. On the 16

th we have our last game of this year v Gala with a 2pm KO. Titans should have been playing v Gala as well but Gala have been dismissed from the League for not fulfilling any of their 2nds fixtures.

The Presidents New Years Day Party is on the 1st Jan in the Clubhouse from 1.30pm. Please make n effort to come along and first foot the Club with a few shared nibbles for yer chums. Its for all our members, players and friends.

Remember the Burns night is Friday 2nd Feb and tickets can be booked from your favourite contacts. Derek, Ron, Sandy, Ken A or me. Great programme of turns for your enjoyment and the price is the same as last 3 years. A  real bargain.

This week in history.

In 1872 Buffalo Bill Cody (a right handed drinker!) took to the stage for the first time and went for miles! In 1936 Edward the V111 abdicates because of some American wumon in the same month as Prince William announced his intention to do pretty much the same things. Both the future King and the auld King were never members of the Rugby Club. In 1900 saw the birth of Quantum Theory. His sister Mercedes was born some time later.

Hope you have a great Xmas and look forward to seeing you on the 1st to kick start the New Year.

Gerry Tosh

President

November Lotto Winners

November Lotto Winners

£100        W G Clark
£50          I T Rankin
£30          K McGowan

Ian Rankin has won second prize (he’s used to that from his cup runs) and he has decided to donate it to Neil Dymock again.  In other news, no committee members have won this time! Expect a clean sweep from the those and such as those in December.

The lotto runs every month, So if you fancy an extra hundie in your hippie why not give it a shot? Visit the lotto page here for details on how to enter

TFI™ Friday 8th Dec 2017

TFI™ Friday 8th Dec 2017

Last Friday although almost a year ago was great fun. The guess the wine competition© was a decent Rioja and once warmed up a bit (breathed) was an excellent choice. Somebody got it correct with only 5/6 guesses! I cant remember who but anyway this weeks will be a belter. FREE nibbles were fantastic with a home-cooked ham cut into cubes of loveliness by a Broughty Ferry Property magnate. Nice!

This week some more surprises of a culinary bent. Bar opens at 5.32pm.

Rugby saw us beat Cartha QP convincingly without a few key players. Great to see the return of captain Duncan Leese. The Titans didn’t quite make it against a stuffy Marr side.

This week we travel to Falkirk and the Titans to Biggar. It would be ideal to bring back all available points to Dundee to Dundee as the famous song goes. We will let you know! All the best lads.

Well done to Angus Fraser who won the McPhaill Scholarship to SA. We will be watching your progress.

Presidents New Years Day party to get its furthest ever first foot as Shannan (AKA Leopard) Wilson arrives from New Zealand on a kangaroo sleigh. He is to be our guest of honour. Bar open from 1.30 so come and say G’Day and happy new year to Shannon’s family and your chums. Bring a few nibbles with you to share!

This day in history. In 1871 nine years before the rugby club was formed Wild Bill Hickock was born. Of course he wasn’t wild then but when he arrived in Dundee he went totally mental. He was one of the original Eagles but was banned for use of a horse at Mayfield. Dogs are discouraged but horses……. A whole new level of disruption. Mind Jim Scott’s roses never looked better!

In 1941 the Mayor of Pearl Harbour was quotes as saying, “ oh dear what on earth was that” or something similar. In 1916 David Lloyd George became Prime Minister before retiring to Monifeith and his tennis centre.

 

Hope you enjoy a great Rugby weekend.

Gerry Tosh