Fall Season Practice
Practice begins on 8/12 at 6:00pm at the UK cricket pitch, we'll practice Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. throughout the season. This is also a reminder about beer pouring at Thursday Night Live, Thursday 8/14. All are encouraged to attend. New players are always welcome, and we encourage interested guys to come out and check out practice.
Louisville Match Report
On Saturday April 5th the Blackstones took on rival league opponent Louisville RFC for the second annual "Kentucky Cup" match. Kickoff was at 12:00pm to accommodate the annual University of Kentucky alumni match later in the afternoon. In front of a crowd of family, friends, old boys, and current UK players, the Blackstones were triumphant in avenging last Spring's loss by defeating Louisville 46-5.
The Blackstones were dominant during the first half, with tries by center Matt Parsons and flyhalf Hank Harned, as well as a conversion and a penalty kick by Ryan Mason. Some ball handling errors by the home team led to a few close calls, and Louisville did punch a try in in the 36th minute to leave the score 15-5 at the half. The second half was all Blackstones, as they broke the game wide open with a flurry of scoring in the last twenty minutes. Tries from flanker Ben Rupp, prop Tyler Parsons, center Matt Lyons, center Matt Parsons, and wing Shane Kelley, as well as three conversions by Ryan Mason, sealed the deal for a dominant Blackstones victory.
Next weekend (April 12th) the 'Stones play their last league match of the season by taking on White River RFC in Indianapolis. They are currently 3-3 in the Spring and 5-2 in league play for the 2013/2014 competitive season.
Gents time to start off the season with a Blackstones team meeting is this Thursday at 7:30pm at Lynaghs Irish Pub. Be there on time so we can cover everything we need in timely matter. Click the link below for a map to Lynaghs.
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Gentlemen, some important information to start looking at as the season quickly approaches. Be sure to check the schedule.
Thursday January 30th: General team meeting, Lynaghs, 7:30pm
Saturday February 1st: First official practice, cricket pitch, 12:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: Normal practices, 6:00pm, location TBD
Saturdays: With the exception of game days, we will plan on training every Saturday throughout the season, beginning at noon unless otherwise stated.