Old Gaelic Rugby hosted Doylestown in its first home game in over a year. This was the first home game for many players, several of whom earned the first Old Gaelic “caps” of their respective careers.
After a promising start that saw Old Gaelic head to halftime up 21-19, veteran lock Russ Kane and rookie flanker Greg Armbrust were lost for the season with a ruptured achilles and broken ankle, respectively. Prop Adam Blood announced his retirement after the match, cutting short a valiant attempt at a comeback from a catastrophic knee injury. See you soon Blood, and we look forward to your third comeback attempt.
Kane remains optimistic. With his seventh orthopedic surgery, he has enough rewards cash to “get that jacket I’ve been eyeing for so long.”
Armbrust’s little brother Chris was a tad more miffed. After an ill-fated attempt at introducing his father to Hoops, this is the second major injury he’s brought upon the Armbrust family.
“My mom hates me now. Like, she’s not even passive aggressive about it anymore. Just aggressive,” he explained. Armbrust stared blankly off into the distance before continuing. “The word ‘abortion’ was used.”
In other news, if you missed Old Gaelic’s season opener versus Lehigh Valley, here’s the recap.
Next up hits the road versus Montgomery Bucks (formerly North Penn) before ending the season at home against Philly Whitemarsh and Lancaster.