Summer Scrimmin’

 

Time for scrim! It had been a while but East Coast Cyclones and visitors Boomtown Rollers got down to some fun co-ed scrimmage last Friday evening, 21st July- well done new Rookies on both teams and everyone else who took on new roles for the night! Hel Razor as ECC Captain, Purple Hayez and Fanny Pack as pack boss, Jenna and Jamangi on alternate, lineup and bench coach, Foxy and Nip as blockers for Boomtown! Some of us, ie just me aka Mass T-Struction aka Pantichrist (my only clean black top on Friday) were too out practice to step far outside the comfort zone so happily blocked all night. Will jam next time, I swear.

It was a close fought bout- I can’t remember the exact score but Team Black ECC won by only a few points. It was a learning experience for all- and that includes the experienced players as it had been a while since we all scrimmaged together.

Thank you everyone – Jenna Tail Ya and Jamangi for lineup and bench coach, Boomie skaters for making the trip out to us, thank you Duracell, Peanuts and Nutritional Beast for awesome (and instructional) reffing, thank you Ciara River Slam, Darren F, Luca-son-of-Foxy and Rian-brother-of-Saoirse for all the hard NSO work. Did I get everyone? Comments box below is available for updates and abuse.

Award winners on the night:

East Coast Cyclones

  • Saoirse Ni Mathuna aka “S ‘n’ M”, MVP
  • Piercy Galore, Best Blocker
  • Scrambled Heggs, Best Jammer

Whooohooo, go ECC!

Boomtown Rollers

  • Ed Banger, MVP
  • Tinacious T, Best Blocker
  • I’da Boss, Best Jammer

That was a blast, can’t wait to do it again soon.

 

 

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“Freshmeat” Recruitment – Autumn 2017

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We’re on the lookout for new roller derby talent! Ever seen roller derby and think, “Hey, that’s pretty damn bad-ass.  I could totally do that”.  No, of course not. Anyone who sees roller derby for the first time actually thinks, “Hey, that’s pretty damn bad-ass. Those people are crazy”. And you’d be right.
Come join the craziness. You don’t have to know the game, you don’t need to be fit, athletic, skinny or whatever. You don’t have to know how to skate. You don’t have to be a woman. Be a man. Be whatever gender you like, be all or none.  We welcome and will teach anyone roller derby from scratch, burning plenty of calories, teaching you amazing skills and confidence, building your fitness and strength week on week. All we ask is that you be over 18 and have a can-do will-try attitude.
Interested in finding out more? We’ll be running open skate and information sessions in Bray on two dates- 21st August and 4th September.
If you have quad roller skates and gear already, the skate and session is free to attend. If you need gear, you can hire it at a cost of €5. All interested would-be Freshies will need to register their interest, letting us know what session you’d like to attend. If you need gear, let us know what your shoe size is.
Freshmeat itself is due to start Monday 11th September and will run for approximately 12 weeks (maybe a week or two longer). Course costs, gear costs and hiring options will all be discussed at the sessions.
Contact us on eastcoastcyclones@gmail.com for more info, or message us on Facebook. Like our Facebook page to rfor updates!