Saturday 28th November
The Cumbria League Tables have been updated, but looking at the league tables it looks like Carlisle have been deducted 5 points and Penrith 10 ??. The 2nds Cup match at Carlisle ended up an unusual 0 -
Just received word back from Craig Hine after forwarding the score and it goes down as an away win, well done the 16 lads who travelled and played in such atrocious conditions not forgetting Les running the line.
Friday 27th November
As you can see the 1st teams Cup Game has been postponed until 6th Feb 2016 (Our next blank Saturday in the fixture list) The game was postponed because Windermere had to play their postponed league game from last week against Creighton. The rules state that League comes before cup, hence our cup game was postponed.
Sunday 22nd November
Monday 16th November
After numerous IT problems Ian has now managed to get me his match report for the windermere game, it’s here.
Sunday 15th November
A big thank you to all of the “Old Farts” who made it to the club yesterday, sponsoring the game against Windermere. As usual you helped the club with your donations over the bar, and we did our best supplying a Cask ale at a reasonable price.
Thanks go to Roy Cullen for organising everyone and John Mally and Steve Trainer in the Kitchen.
I believe Roy is looking into you all sponsoring and “A” team game some time next year, a great boost for our very youthful “A” team squad.
Saturday 14th November
Sunday 8th November
Ian’s match report for the Kendal game can be found here. The draw for the 2nd round of the 2nd team cup took place the other day and we have pulled the long trip up to Carlisle on the 28th November
Sunday 25th October
Friday 23rd October
A good away day tomorrow for both teams, A 53 seater bus to Wigton for the 2nds calling in at Penrith to drop the 1st team off. Lets see then both bring home the points.
Sunday 18th October
The Carlisle match report by Ian can be found here along with a few photos from Chris
Thursday 15th October
Leagues News -
Because of the lack of communication we only found out of the changes today (from Wigton) so we were unable to turn around the postponed game with Millom 2 this week and play there replacements, Wigton Wanderers.
Friday 2nd October
As you can see from above the 2nds away game against Whitehaven has been cancelled as Whitehaven are unable to raise enough players. Lets all look forward to the 2nds Home against Keswick next Saturday.
But for all those that were going to travel we still have the 1st teams game against Keswick Saturday. Come along and support the lads on the field. Then enjoy the RWC on the Big Screen in the Clubhouse with the SA v Scotland game (4.45) followed by the England v Australia game (8 pm).
Monday 21st September
This is where they were all at on Saturday
This is the missing players, they turned out for Malta Marauders in the Smallest Rugby Club World Cup.
Looking at this I can spot Craig McKinnon, Corne Els, Joe Mallinson, Steve Perry, Andy McClure and Paul Dean.
I believe they finished in 3rd place after being beaten by the eventual winners.
Saturday 19th September
The 2nd Team game away to Egremont was called off Thursday evening when, unfortunately, it became apparent we did not have enough players to travel.
The 200 club draw was done in the clubhouse this afternoon the winners can be found here, cheque's will be available in the clubhouse next weekend and postal cheque's will be sent ASAP
Sunday 6th September
Arrangements (From Evening Mail) Friends please meet for a service and celebration of Paul’s life on Monday September 7th at 12 Noon at St. Matthew’s Church Barrow. No flowers by family request. Donations in lieu for Motor Neuron Disease may be left at the service.
2nd Team Info
Information on what happened at the 2nds game at Cockermouth will appear as I get them. I am led to believe the match was abandoned after Adam Armstrong sustained a neck injury. Adam by the way was taken to Carlisle Hospital by Ambulance and put through all the checks and thankfully came through them with flying colours, then followed a long taxi ride back to Barrow. Big thanks go to Captain Dave “Nesquik” Nicholas for sticking with Adam throughout this, organising transport, and keeping the Club updated as to what was going on. Not the best of things to happen on your first time as Captain for the 2nds. But as the saying goes “Things can only get better”
Thursday 3d September
The Cup Draws were held at the General Committee meeting tonight, games to be played on 28th November KO 2.15pm:
Aspatria v Kirkby Lonsdale
Silloth v Hawcoat Park
Whitehaven v Kendal
St Benedicts v Carlisle
Moresby v Cockermouth
Egremont v Creighton
Keswick v Workington
Furness v Windermere
Sunday 30th August
It was with great sadness that the Club heard the news of Paul’s untimely death yesterday evening. He will be remembered as a talented stand off or centre, who’s wicked side step and pace mesmerised many an opponent. He entertained the Furness faithful, who admired his skills and athleticism at the Strawberry Grounds.
Despite bravely battling the evils of motor neuron disease, Pauls dry whit and sense of humour shone through. He will be missed by his family and friends.
The thoughts of all at Furness Rugby Club are with his wife Clare and children Finlay and Evelyn
Friday 28th August
Only a few days left to take advantage of the reduced FULL Player Membership, catch me or leave your payment in an envelope for me and of course you can still play by plastic over the Internet by clicking the membership button.
Thursday 20th August
Training will revert back to Tuesday & Thursday from next week -
Next Thursday -
Sunday 16th August
Looks as if I missed a brilliant night last night at Furness. Over 70 turned up to the Comedy night that was organised by Hal Armstrong and and involved billed comedians Sam Kissajukian (Aus) and Kyle Legacy (UK), helped along by a few of our own including Oliver Kershaw and Phil Hayward. Big thanks to all who organised and supported the event in aid of the club.
What were you doing Saturday 1st August at Furness
Chris and Miss Cumbria Chris with Barrow Dignitaries Singer Tiffany Southward
Saturday 25th July
The AGM was held last night, with a few surprises, we saw Dave Maguire (President since 2006) hand over the reigns to John Mallinson, we wish him all the best in this new role, as well as the one as Social Sec. Joe Mallinson was elected as 1st Team Captain. Rhys Studt took over the vacant slot as Chairman of Rugby. The full list of members and their roles can be found HERE. Welcome any new committee members see you Monday 3rd August for your first meeting.
A lot of the players at the AGM took up the option of the reduced Membership fee, and all seemed pleased with the free “Barton Townley” Rugby Top. The offer is still on, so don’t miss out.
Thursday 23rd July
It’s that time of the year -
As the saying goes when they’re gone they’re gone.
Monday 13th July
The 1st Round of the Cumbria 2 Cup takes place on 31st October 2015
Egremont 2 v Hawcoat Park 2
Aspatria 2 v Workington 2
Millom 2 v Carlisle 3
Whitehaven 2 v St Benedicts 2
Sunday 31st May
The presentation night went down well last night, click here to see some of Col Brannon’s photographs, there are more on the Furness facebook page.
26th May 2015
The Adult Review as we know it was due to start next year but read below and it has gone back another year -
League structure changes -
Further to the RFU Council meeting today, where the Adult Competition Review was discussed, we would like to update you on the following outcome.
While the Adult Competition Review and all its recommendations were passed by Council in June 2014, it was thought prudent to take into account recent feedback. This predominantly concerns 1st XV league and RFU Cup rugby. The Adult Competition Review also made recommendations, which were approved, regarding the organisation of rugby for 2nd and lower XVs, as well as for student competitions and other forms of the game, namely touch and sevens.
As a result of the above, a resolution was passed to delay the implementation of the recommendations of the Adult Competition Review concerning 1st XV league and RFU Cup rugby by 12 months to undertake further consultation, including a detailed club and player survey. With this in mind the revised structured season for 2015/2016, with full details, will be forthcoming shortly.
The RFU Council reiterated their commitment to recommendations concerning 2nd and lower XV rugby, student competitions, sevens and touch to continue to be implemented in accordance with the agreed original timetable.
Sunday 29th March
As you all are aware our Forecast Draw has been won, but we must give thanks to all who sold tickets for it, special mention to those who sold more than the average tickets, in Spain (Terry), BAE (Brocky and the Studt’s) Centrica (Les) and locally (Eddie), plus anyone else who I have failed to mention and helped in making this another eventful draw.
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