Saturday, January 24, 2009

Updated Spring Schedule

The spring schedule is now complete, barring unforeseen changes. The two big changes: First, we will traveling up to Mauston, along with Kettle Moraine and Oak Creek, on May 3 to play teams visiting from Minnesota. Second, we will be playing a round robin game against both Fond du Lac and Muskego on June 6 to end the season.

This schedule should provide us with great opportunities to play new teams and also provide everyone with a lot of good opportunities to play.

Finally, I would note that April 25, 2009 is the Founders' Cup match against Catholic Memorial. The gauntlet has certainly been thrown down by CMH and it is time for us to strike back and stake a claim to having our club's name engraved in the win column.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Spring is coming...

Behind the scenes, we are starting to make progress towards the spring season. The schedule is just about set and it looks like it should be an exciting spring season as we return to Iowa and gear up for our Founders' Cup rematch with Catholic Memorial. We have a large group of departing seniors so hopefully we will go out with a bang... bringing home the Cup and building a great new core of players for the Fall!

I have to say that I was impressed and inspired during the Catholic Memorial game when our team pulled together, chanted our motto, and pressed ahead until they finally scored. That is just the kind of spirit that can move a team forward. I was reminded of that moment when I went to see some rugby in Wales over the Christmas break. Every time the Scarlets scored the stadium burst out in song, singing the refrain to Yma O Hyd (this is a link to the YouTube Song). The refrain means:


Ry'n ni yma o hyd (We're still here )

Ry'n ni yma o hyd (We're still here)

Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth (Despite everything)

Er gwaetha pawb a phopeth (Despite everything)

Ry'n ni yma o hyd. (We're still here)

It was a completely inspirational. Perhaps we need a fight song?