TFI – Friday 5th April

This is the last hurrah of the season as far as TFI Fridays goes. Please try to support this gourmet adventure. There will be wine of course and the inevitable cheese but what will they be and who will be supplying them? Reasonable questions all! There will be FREE nibbles© strewn seemingly randomly along the length and depth of the bar. The bar itself will open at the popular hour of 5.33pm. Of course, if you are intending using Arbroath Rd or Dundee Rd please allow an extra 7 mins for your journey time. Dura St seems to be ok at last.

RUGBY. Dundee High Rugby having won a few games (the latest victory over old rivals Kirkcaldy scoring 70 points last Sat) have secured their position in Nat 1 for next season. It will be an interesting league next term with all the 2nd teams of the Super 6 sides playing. So, look forward to some great games next season. There is one last game to play and the Dallas Alllardice trophy at stake up in Aberdeen this Sat. Kick off is 3pm. Last game of the season so please make the effort to get along and support the team. Its been a tough season in some ways and the coaches and players have done a great job so many thanks to them all.

Joint Club players awards dinner (Dundee High/Morgan) is at Morgan Club Rooms on Friday 12th April. If you want to go please get in touch with Colin Sangster or myself. Tickets are £25. gerry@ppinvest.co.uk  Places are limited!

The inaugural Hall of Fame Dinner at the Invercarse Hotel 17th May is fully booked and the 250 guests looking forward to a comprehensive evening of entertainment. Some surprises guaranteed!

The Club AGM is scheduled for Thursday 30th May. More info soon.

Many thanks for all your support this season and please have a great rugby weekend and a good Spring and Summer. Please keep up to date by checking the Club website and FB pages.

TFI – Friday 22nd March

No TFI Friday this week or next due to competing events and exceptional circumstances. So don’t turn up, don’t pass go and don’t collect your FREE nibbles. Bar wont open.

Rugby. Last Saturday’s disappointment because the game v Kirkcaldy was called off due to a waterlogged pitch will be put aside so the lads can prepare for the game this Sat v Kelso RFC. Another BIG game. Titans have the same opposition and both games KO at 3pm. Please come and support the teams.

Saturday’s full Lunch club is the Premium lunch and look out for former Club and Country player Stewart Campbell who is the guest speaker.

We hope you have a great Rugby weekend.

TFI – Friday 15th March

TFI Friday 15th March 2019 is also St. Patricks day TFI

Top of the morning to you all! Last week’s TFI Friday is but a mere (distant) memory due in large part to a busy Friday and Sat in the Ferry! I am told reliably it was great fun! This week the bar will open when the big hand says 34 and the wee hand is between 5-6. FREE nibbles will feature and prominently. Guess the wine competition might be replaced by guess the Guinness and where the Irish cheese came from. Special offer this weekend from chief Leprechaun Paddy MacNeebs canned Guinness is only £2 per can! Bejesus get it while you CAN..getit. Once its went its went!

Rugby. This Sat we travel to Kirkcaldy for what can rightly be billed as the biggest game of the season…. so far! We need the points with games fast running out. If we show the determination and commitment as was shown against Musselburgh we will do well. KO is 3pm at Kirkcaldy.

There is also SOUPER Saturday in the Clubhouse (doors open at 12) with 3 Internationals to watch on the biggest surround multi screen with Digby Brown pure surround sound experience…..this end of the Arbroath Rd up to and including Baxter Park. We have 74 booked in for the Carvery Lunch supplied by Ian Cooke the cook. There will be some FREE standing space at the bar for a few casual devotees but NO pinching cheese!!!  Because it’s the St Patricks day celebration this weekend all snakes have been banned! HiSSsss you know who you used to be!

LOTTO. Please consider joining the Mayfield Lotto or buy another ticket or give someone a nice present with a pre paid years Lotto. If you are not innit you cant winnit innit! Makes a great birthday present! Show some luuv! www.dundeehighrugby.club/mayfield-lotto/

FREE Irish Cider (Max 1 can) for the best Limerick recited on the day provided no right handed drinking has been cliped on. Strict T&C’s apply, and no correspondence will be contemplated or entered into. My decision is final but can be changed depending on the amount of Bacardi we are talking about!

No stereotypes or racial profiling were excluded in the writing of this TFI Friday Notice.

We hope you have a great Rugby weekend.

TFI – Friday 8th March

It is still March and the Club will be open at 5.33pm on Friday as we pursue perfection in viniculture and in the pairing of a perfect cheese. No Liebfraumilch, Blue Nun or Kraft cheese slices will be contemplated only quality offerings. The FREE nibbles will indeed be FREE but a personal offering to the TFI gods would be appreciated. Surprise us with your choice and generosity!

Rugby. We won last week against Musselburgh which was a great effort. Well done guys and If we can do that against Kirkcaldy, Kelso and Aberdeen that would do nicely. The Club in partnership with Dundee Morgan have been given the Tartan Touch for this year. Watch the website for details and get a mixed team organised to support this great innovation and keep you (and the family) fit this summer. More here, https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/tartan-touch-dundee-high-rugby/

The Clubhouse will be open on Sat to watch Scotland v Wales and KO is 2.15pm. Bar opens at 1,30pm. Will Finn win the game single handed? Come along and find out!

Lotto winners were announced which is a timely reminder that there is room for more participants. You can join by downloading the form here, https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/mayfield-lotto/ Your VP, an ex lawyer from Broughty Ferry recommends the Mayfield Lottery after trousering the top prize in the Mad March Draw. He said, “if yer not innit yous cant winnit… innit” he knows a thing or two!

Want to volunteer to help around the Club for any of our 3 sections? Get in touch with Willie Stoops the man with the plan also very good at putting oot fires!

Have a great weekend.

TFI – Friday 1st March

Well after a wee break, this week we see the return of TFI Friday falling this week on the 1st March. I think this maybe the morning you wake up and shout rabbits 3 times while turning your head around 360 deg. Good luck with that but please ask your Dr if its OK to do and please read my disclaimer…..its in the small print under T&C’s. There will be wine to guess in the world wide ever popular, “guess the wine competition” but it will be a Merlot from Chile….. sometimes is! The cheese usually a cheddar, will be from a Country or a region of our neighbouring country! Could be one of the last times we have French cheese of course!! OR….. Italian wine BTW…… (Stop it now ED) Oh there will also be FREE nibbles and the bar will open at 5.34pm. Allow a bit more time if you are travelling from Montrose.

Rugby. Back in league business this week with the visit of Musselburgh RFC who are quite a bit in front of us position wise 7th to our 12th place. It wouldn’t do our chances any harm if we won this one! (Always the master of the understatement. ED) The mighty Titans also host Musselburgh both games KO at 3pm. We have a full lunch club so the clubhouse will be bouncing after the game. Come along and join in the fun.

Hope you have a great Rugby weekend.

TFI – Friday 15th February

TFI Friday takes a little break due to the 6 Nations and related sporting alternatives including tennis, skiing, tennis holidays and other pursuits including tennis and skiing both in the UK and sur la continent. So, the next planned TFI Friday spectacular is Friday the 1st March 2019.

Rugby. The firsts have a friendly against Stew Mel in Edinburgh next Sat 16th Feb. Probably a 2.30pm KO but please check before setting out. The next league game is Sat 2nd March at Mayfield v Musselburgh RFC.

The annual sell out 6 Nations Lunch in Edinburgh at the Royal Scots Club was a great success. Great to have Gordon Hamilton speak so passionately to us about his international career and his son Patricks time at Dundee. Next year will be a bit special as we celebrate 140 years of the Rugby Club.

We hope you enjoy the rest of the 6 Nations starting with a win v France next week and look forward to seeing you at a TFI Friday soon.

Gerry Tosh

TFI – Friday 8th February

Last weeks wine was a stonker! A 14 % full bodied Italian cracker aka Sophie Loren! The cheese was a Scottish extra mature aka Ken A who incidentally won last weeks wine in a play off with a well known medic and therefore supplies this weeks vino contribution. The bar opens at the popular time of 5.33pm as the roadworks on Strathearn Rd have moved to Claypotts Rd. There will be FREE nibbles as tradition requires.

No Club Rugby this week as we are in 6 Nations mode. Scotland v Ireland at Murrayfield and a 2.15pm KO. Those going to lunch at the Royal Scots Club on Sat gather at 8.15 for a prompt 8.30 am bus journey. lunch has been sold out for months and this is the 11th year we have done it.

The Clubhouse is not open on Sat as everyone is in Edinburgh.

Next Sat 16th we have a friendly game v Stew Mel in Edinburgh. Watch the website for details.

C’mon Scotland we can do it.

Gerry Tosh

TFI – Friday 1st February

It’s the first official TFI Friday of 2019 so it will be a belter. The FREE nibbles will feature some HOT haggis, neeps and tatties. Other FREE nibbles will also feature. The bar will open at 5.33 due to busy traffic in Westport. There will be a very decent bottle of wine to tempt your taste buds with a scientifically paired cheese.

Rugby. Not really our season. Maybe a wee break for 6 Nations will help.

Six nations at the Club with the first game v Italy this Sat. Book now. Spag Bol and a half bottle of wine for a tenner! https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/2019-six-nations-at-the-rugby-club/

Club Dinner (joint with Morgan) and award presentation is 12th April at Morgan Clubhouse. Speaker SRU President Dee Bradbury mum of Edinburgh Star Marcus. Places are limited for this joint dinner and players should state their availability on the players page then pay me or Ken Andrew. Anyone else should contact me or Ken Andrew.

Ladies taster session is Sunday 3rd Feb Morgan ground at 2pm. https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/dundee-womens-rugby-taster-session/

Lets enjoy the 6 Nations and get back to winning ways for the Club.

TFI – Friday 25th January

NO TFI this Friday 25th Jan 2019 as regular attenders prefer foreign shores. Next TFI is Friday 1st Feb.

Please don’t turn up at 5.32pm or any other time as the Bar is not opening! FREE nibbles are being stored for the 1st Feb. The wine will have to stay in its laid down position for another 2 weeks! The Cheese for the 1st Feb probably has not been made yet!!

Lots going on behind the scenes though! Ladies Rugby is HIGH up the agenda as is Tartan touch. Watch out for these great initiatives. For ladies rugby follow this link, https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/dundee-womens-rugby-taster-session/

Six Nations Rugby in the Clubhouse. Come and support your Club and watch great Rugby on the multi-screen, multi-media, Crown surround sound ©. Follow this link for details including events and opening times. https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/2019-six-nations-at-the-rugby-club/

Rugby. This weekend we return to the borders to play Jed Forest. It’s a 3pm KO. The Titans are at Biggar and is a 2pm KO. Dundee Morgan don’t have a game having finished their league program. They were just short of winning the league falling at the final hurdle v Rosyth.

If you are doing a dry January then good luck to you. If you are also doing a dry February……. Really!

We hope you have a great Rugby weekend.

Gerry Tosh.

TFI – Friday 21st December

This is NOT a TFI Friday™ notice. The last TFI Friday of the year was last week! So if you missed it that’s tough! You missed the most extravagant FREE Nibbles© provided by our favourite Hultoon hooswifey. Chipolatas done 9 ways will not be surpassed any time soon. Nobody won the guess the wine competition©. The bar opened at 5.36 and there was a rush of bar staff enjoying their Xmas night oot. “OOT of it” is a more accurate description. What is the collective noun for bar staff on their nite oot? The best was a “hooligan” of bar staff with a “BLOOTER of bar staff”  coming a close 2nd but a prize remains for a description that more accurately describes them? We will need to buy a new pole as the old one is bent. We did get some new interesting ways to ask for your P45. This week do NOT turn up. Its “aff”. CCTV footage is for sale on B/Ferry Gumtree. Cash only NO refunds. Viewer discretion deffo advised!

Rugby. Last Sat we travelled to Hamilton and won in atrocious conditions. Great result and great travelling support helped spur the lads on to victory then helped them relax on the way home on a reflective bus. This win ends our account this year in 9th place and our next home game is v Cartha Rfc on the 12th Jan 2019. Please get down to Mayfield to support our brave young men. There is also a game planned for 5th Jan v Dunfermline so please keep an eye on the website for details.

Please support live traditional music at the Presidents New Years Day party in the Clubhouse at Mayfield. It starts from 1.30 on the 1st Jan 2019 and please click here for more details. https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/presidents-new-years-day-party-2/ PS. Bring some chums!

The new Club vision for the next five years is being worked upon and we welcome any and all contributions from 3 strands of the club. The HIGH-Flying Eagles P1-P7) and Dundee Rugby Juniors S1 – U18’s) This is about improving Rugby in Dundee so please if you haven’t expressed already your interest to contribute do so by emailing me or any other committee sort. gerry@ppinvest.co.uk Be a part of the future.

All that remains is to wish all our members, sponsors, players, parents of players and especially our 120 or so volunteers, spread out across the 3 strands of our great club, a very merry Xmas and a happy and healthy New Year. This of course includes our friends and great supporters at Abertay University.

Gerry Tosh