Posted: August 25, 2017 in Match Report's

FD came out of the gate firing on all cylinders with a full on pack assault for the first 25 minutes of the match.
Although they eventually put the first 5 points on the board, the PD pack made them work for every single inch, with a 20 minute long goal line stand.
With 10 minutes left in the half, Louie Ducchessi exploited obvious short comings in FD’s backline intercepting a skip pass and taking it in for 5. Paddy Daly’s kick made it 7-5 and the tone was set for the rest of the match.
Chris Freda was able to sneak another try in before the half (his second try in as many months on the team), and we led the match 12-5 at the half.

The second half continued the same way we left off. Playing together as 15, the backline and pack continued running the ball up the Fire Department’s gut, never taking their hands off the faucet. Another rookie, “Brooklyn Liam” put in his first try, followed by 8-man Pat Buckley giving the Police a overpowering 24-5 lead.

FD was able to sneak in 7 with a penalty try, but winger Matt Crowe responded with another cop try.

A steady run of fresh legs kept FD on their backs until the final whistle was blown with a final of 31-19, and the 3rd win in as many years for the NYPD.

It was a fantastic match fellas, and I couldn’t be more proud to be apart of this team.

The man of the match belongs to the entire team. All 35 guys who stepped foot on the field were apart of that victory. We played together as a team, never giving up.

A special thank you to Bruce McLane and Mike Riordan for helping us out over the last few weeks and giving us the confidence and knowledge to play as one. Also the Iona and Old Maroon boys for coming and playing their hearts out. You guys are all apart of this club.

Also, Chris Freda took a bad stinger last night, causing some herniation in his neck. I’m told he’ll heal up well, but he’ll definitely be on the lam for a few. Great job brother.

Happy Father’s Day boys. It’s a special one.


We would like to thank everyone who came out to support our team.


Being lead onto the field by the famous NYPD Pipes and Drums.

P.O. Freda

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