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Old Gaelic Says Goodbye to Longtime President, Beloved Teammate Frank Lentz

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It is with the most solemn of hearts that Old Gaelic must say goodbye to its longtime President, teammate, and cherished friend, Frank Lentz. On Saturday morning, August 22, a heart attack took Frank’s life at the age of 44. Old Gaelic extends its deepest condolences to his wife Bretni, daughter Dagny, son Frank Lentz V, his parents, and his siblings. 

Frank was known for his dedication to his family, to the team, and for alway putting others first. Almost every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for close to 20 years, he could be counted on to do anything he could to help the club. No responsibility was too big or too small, whether it was flipping burgers (that the proud vegetarian cooked for everyone but himself) at the post-match social, running touch, or stepping in to coach the team on gameday, Frank did everything that was asked of him and so much more. In short, year after year, he was the truly the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Frank was a pillar in the rugby community, extending far beyond Old Gaelic. Through the years he also served as President of our geographical governing body, the EPRU, our local youth rugby union, CVYRA, was a member of USA Rugby Congress, and a true ambassador for the game. He also filled leadership roles for his children’s sports teams, and found the time to be an EMT, which came in handy when he delivered his own son in a Turkey Hill parking lot.

For every responsibility he volunteered for, he did it all with an irreplaceable brand of wit and charm. Many of us will be looking for that familiar chuckle when one of us bullies the other during practice or our patented game of Rugby Hoops. It’s in those small moments when the laugh doesn’t come that the pain will rise anew.

In many ways Frank was Old Gaelic Rugby. And we will never be quite the same without him. El Presidente. President for Life. One last time, from the entire club: Frank You Very Much. For everything you have done, and your legacy will continue to do, for the team, and for the sport.

We’ll miss you always and forever.

Important Spring Dates

1/28 – Team Workout

1/30 – Tour Date

2/4 – Team Workout

2/6 – Tour Date

2/11 – Team Workout

2/13 – Perry County Tour – Now with more smoke

2/18 – Outdoor Practice Start or Team Workout

3/7 Possible Home Friendly vs. PERC (Potomac Exiles Rugby Club)

3/8 Possible Maul Crawl™

3/29 Team trip to watch Old Glory v. RUNY

3/14 vs NP

3/21 @ PWM

3/28 make-up date 

4/4 open

4/11 open (Easter weekend) 

4/18 playoffs (semifinal) 

4/25 playoffs (final) 

Spring Workouts and Dues

We begin Power Train workouts on Tuesday, January 15th.  These start at 6:30 p.m. and run about one hour.  Please be ready to go at 6:30, no just arriving then.  These will continue each Tuesday for the foreseeable future.  In addition to these workouts, Dan Roth has set up the following dates at Twin Ponds in Mechanicsburg.

Jan 6,  Sunday 10am-noon

Jan 27,  Sunday 10am-noon

Feb 10,  Sunday 10am-noon

Feb 24,  Sunday 10am-noon

I will have an email out in the next week or two on spring dues that incorporate the cost of these winter workouts and will update this post with that information.

 

 

 

Annual Holiday Gathering

Saturday, December 2, 2017 is the Old Gaelic annual Holiday Party at the Caddy Shack,

The cost of the event is $35 per person.  For that meager sum we are provided bountiful food and drink including appetizers (wings, crudité, buffalo dip) and a buffet dinner.

Players, significant others, recruits, alumni and all other hangers on are invited.  Also, for those with Old Boy connections please pass the word.  It is always a please to see our forefathers and we would love to see the turnout we had in the past two years.

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 ?

There will be drawings and raffles throughout the evening.  Merchandise will be available for purchase at year end blowout prices.

Caddy Shack is located at 800 Orrs Bridge Road  Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, it is part of Armitage Golf Course.  http://g.co/maps/ksg4e

 

 

Jersey Order

 

Below is a mock up of a new jersey. There is one sponsor logo missing that will be added. We will have a team set, and we are accepting orders for personal jerseys.  There are two styles, game fit and casual fit.  I have samples of both at practice for the next few weeks, or let me know and I can meet you to give you an idea of sizing.

Cost is $55 per jersey

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