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Gytes Gossip

By Adam Clark

The Gytes Gossip column for the Peeblesshire News edition 25.1.2019.

Tennent’s National League Division 2

Tomorrow – weather permitting – Peebles RFC – sponsored by Stobo Health Spa – are back at home when Stewarts Melville are the visitors to the Gytes for a Tennent’s National League 2 match. Kick off is at 2:30pm – members should note the earlier kick off time. This match is sponsored by Glenrath Farms. As usual the lady volunteers will be at the changing room end of the ground with their home-made soup, hot and cold drinks, and delicious home baking, enjoyed by the home and visiting supporters alike.

Last Saturday Peebles RFC – sponsored by Stobo Health Spa – made the trip down to Galloway to play Dumfries Saints in a Tennent’s National League 2 match. Unfortunately losing a tight match by 29 – 28 but gaining two bonus points by virtue of scoring four tries and being within seven points of the winner.

Peebles Reds

Tomorrow –weather permitting - Peebles Reds – sponsored by the Crown Hotel Peebles – are once again on the road when they travel into Edinburgh to play Inverleith in a Tennent’s Reserve League East 2 fixture. Kick off for travelling Reds fans is at 2:00pm.

Last Saturday Peebles Reds – sponsored by the Crown Hotel Peebles – travelled into Edinburgh for a Tennent’s Reserve League East 2 fixture against Lismore/Portobello – coming back convincing winners by 78 - 0.


Last weekend the weather was the winner as all matches with Lasswade were cancelled due to frost.

Memberships – Members are reminded that subscriptions are now overdue for those who are yet to pay – payment methods can be found on the club website or the club noticeboard.

Piranhas News - It’s an end of January jaunt up to Stewarts Melville for the upper age groups on Sunday. It’s a relaxed 1pm start, but look out for notices from the coaches, make sure everyone is wrapped up accordingly, and think about some car sharing (so I can get a prime parking spot!) Younger age groups at High School as per normal, and £1 a pop please. Looking further ahead, the Piranhas are getting behind the PRFC One Club Awards in April, celebrating everything that makes our club great. The coaches will pass on details of how you can all get involved, while I go watch re-runs of The Oscars and get some tips on how to deliver an acceptance speech.  See you Sunday.

Events – Family Quiz – Tonight the Eastgate Clubrooms is the venue for a family quiz in support of Peebles Ex-Serviceman’s Pipe Band – 7pm for 7:30pm start. Teams of 4 or 5 are invited – maximum 2 adults per team – entry fee £10. Raffle – all proceeds from the night go to support the band. For more info and team reservation contact Rob Knox on 07769 971620.

Burns Supper – the annual club Burns Supper will be held in the Eastgate Clubrooms on this coming Sunday - 27th January at 5pm – cost is £12 – contact Jim Currie on 07742 919694 or Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 to book.

Staff Wanted - Bar staff wanted - mostly weekend work just when needed. Also the club is looking for a couple of kitchen people again mostly weekend work and just when needed. Contact Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 for more details.

Updated 14:36 - 30 Jan 2019 by BEN GLASGOW

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