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Team Meeting 11-22-16

We will hold our annual nominations, award voting, and election of officers next Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Your Place.

I’ve reserved the front room so that we have a place to sit.  Our agenda should be brief but, in addition to our voting, I would like to discuss priorities for expenditures for 2017 (goalposts, practice field lights, new jerseys) as well as any other fundraising ideas.

Match Against York College and Field Cleanup

We have a match tomorrow against York College.  The match will take place at our practice pitch.  126 Hogestown Road (Route 114) in Mechanicsburg, PA

Please show up to the field around 10 a.m. tomorrow which will give us a few hours to work prior to the match.  The primary goal will be to get the base for the shed up, fill in divots, and cut back brush/trees.  To that end if you have an of the following please bring it:

Loper; chainsaw; wheelbarrow; trimmer; gloves; string trimmer; shovel; rakes (metal or wood); hoes (the garden kind); etc.

We will be grilling and enjoying the normal after match relaxation once we are complete.

TLDR – we are cleaning up the field tomorrow.  Bring tools.  Match on the field at 1.

10 a.m.  – begin cleanup

12 noon – anyone playing start warmup

1 p.m.  – kickoff

2:30 – tear down field, finish clean up, start after match

Fall Practice

The first fall practice of the 2016 season will be August 23.  Please plan accordingly.

All returning players will be CIPP’d before our first match.

Dues will be set, including 2016/2017 CIPP so please begin to set away funds/plan accordingly.

40th Anniversary Holiday Party

Saturday, December 5, 2015 is the Old Gaelic annual Holiday Party at the Caddy Shack (address below).

The dress for this event is normally business casual, but really anything is acceptable.  The theme dress for this year will be “Your favorite Old Gaelic team ware”.  Have a jersey from the 80’s?  That amazing t-shirt from the early 90’s?  Wear them.

The cost of the event is $35 per person, which has only increased $8 over the last decade. For that meager sum we are provided an open bar for beer and wine as well as appetizers (wings, crudité, buffalo dip) and a buffet dinner.  The chef has asked if it would be o.k. to change up the menu this year, and I’ve left it up to his discretion.

For the first time that I can remember we will have both sides of the Shack, one for drinks/five neat guys/etc. and the other for additional seating and dancing.  So, this year I’m asking for an RSVP for the total number in your party. 

Spouses/girlfriends/mistresses and all other significant others are welcome to the party as are potential recruits and friends.

A rough schedule for the evening:

6 p.m. –  Doors Open

6-7 p.m. –  Cocktails/Appetizers

7 p.m.  – Dinner is served

7-8 p.m. – Dinner/mingling

8 p.m. – Comments and Awards

8:30 p.m.  – 5 Neat Guys

9 p.m. – continued festivities

12 p.m. – party ends/continues at Sierra Madre

There will be drawings and raffles throughout the evening,  Also this year we will be having a silent auction for the very last set of authentic Old Gaelic cotton jerseys.   All other remaining merchandise will be available for purchase at year end blowout prices so that we can work on getting new stock for the spring.  .  The new CCC merchandise should be ready and available for payment pickup as well.  Please plan on paying separately for that as I would very much like to account for each event independently.

Caddy Shack is located at 800 Orrs Bridge Road  Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, it is part of Armitage Golf Course.

Any questions, please let me know.  I look forward to seeing all of you there.


Golf Tournament 10/11/2015

The 3rd annual Old Gaelic Rugby golf tournament is scheduled for October 11, 2015 at Rich Valley Golf Course.  We have room for 144 players and are taking reservations on a first come-first taken basis.  For more information see the “Golf Tournament” tab above.