The weekend…in a nutshell

Well it’s early Monday morning and the end to another epic Old Boys weekend!

Saturday saw the teams play at 1pm v the university apart from the football team who continued to play as usual on the Sunday morning. Results to follow on the main website.

To say it’s been epic is an understatement, the pubs in Bangor (Upper Bangor especially) say an upturn in turnover by over 150% along with all hotels and b&b’s fully booked. Economic benefit? Definitely!

On Sat saw the arrival of old boys from far away places meet with current student teams and new hopefully long lasting friendships built up. It’s always great to meet the younger versions of ourselves and as always we hope these boys become returning old boys after their time to graduate has passed.

A range of drinks was drunk throughout the weekend before games took place allowing all to make idiots of themselves and allow time to meet and greet.

Later on the Sat night a meet up with ‘Old Stars’ took place before a trip to Bar Uno for the boxing, one of the greatest sporting events in that bar, nearly as good as 2003 when Jonny Wilkinson slotted the winning drop kick or Darius Vassell coming on and scoring for England in a Euro qualifying 2004.


The night moved on to our long and loyal friend Paddies Bar where most stayed as the younger lads took off for the SU bar.


An early start with a footy game held at Friars School who kindly allowed use of their pitch for the football match. A great turn out saw a 4-4 draw decided on penalties won by the University team 

Special mention to Phil Gwatkin who played in his 38th consecutive old boys match. 

The afternoon saw old boys meeting up with rugby and hockey counterparts with games to be described in the weekend write up.

Singing and dancing at Paddies completed what was once again a great weekend. Safe travel home to old boys/girls and good luck with end of year studies for the students.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!!

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