Charity match raising money for the NYPD PBA Widows and Orphans Fund

Posted: December 12, 2013 in Match Report's

NYPD 2013On Saturday April 27, 2013, the NYPD Rugby Football Club took on the Old Boys of the Bayonne Bombers at their annual charity match in Bayonne, NJ.  As usual both the NYPD and Bayonne sides played a hard fought, tight match.  The score stayed close and both sides traded off holding the lead into the final minutes of the match.  The score stayed this way until NYPD scored the final, deciding try, to edge the win.

Every year this match is played in support of a favorite charity.  This year, the two teams agreed to raise funds for the PBA Widows and Orphans Fund (which provides aid and assistance to widows, widowers and eligible dependents of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty).

With the help and remarkable generosity of Bayonne Rugby Club, Carla Murnane, Eamon Delahunt, Don, and Caroline Healy, Cian Healy (Ireland Prop) donated the jersey he wore during his last match with France.  The jersey was signed by Cian and the rest of the Irish side.  The jersey was auctioned off and the two teams were able to raise $6,000 in support of the PBA Widows and Orphans Fund.  Kudos to Coach Matt “Burnsy” O’Brien on winning the raffle.  And no, it wasn’t rigged.

-Thomas Delaney

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