Shamrock ShuffleA reminder from the folks at Monmouth Rugby Football Club that registration for the 2nd Annual Shamrock Shuffle is still open, with the recreational fundraiser (a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project) scheduled for Sunday, March 20 at Lincroft’s Thompson Park. Featured are a fun and scenic 5k run/walk loopand a 1 mile Fun Run for kids 12 and under, with prizes awarded for top runners in each age group. All registrants will receive a swag bag from our sponsors, plus an exclusive invite to a St. Patrick’s Day themed after-party (picture Guinness, corned Beef and cabbage, live music and raffles) at the club’s private Wilde Rover headquarters on Shrewsbury Avenue. Take it here to register.


MonmouthRugbyThe Thompson Park home of the Monmouth Rugby Football Club is the setting for a special Shamrock Shuffle morning of race events on March 20, benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Press release from Monmouth Rugby Football Club

Whether you choose to Run, Walk or Shuffle, you’ve got a golden opportunity to be part of a fundraising team effort on Sunday March 20, when the Monmouth Rugby Football Club hosts its second annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run and 1 mile Fun Run for kids.

Hosted at the Club’s home-turf playing field — Thompson Park on Newman Springs Road — the day gets underway at 9 am with a registration and packet pickup session in advance of the 10 am 5K Race/Walk. Kids 12 and under can take part in the Fun Run at 11:30 am, and an award ceremony takes place at noon, with all registrants receiving a “race day swag bag.”

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MonmouthRugbyBoysRed Bank’s Monmouth Football Rugby Club hosts the third annual Showdown at the Shore extravaganza this Saturday at Thompson Park.

MRFC rugby crestRugby clubs from throughout the northeastern United States and beyond with descend upon Thompson Park in Lincroft Saturday to compete in the Monmouth 7s 2015: Showdown at the Shore III Rugby Tournament.

More than 400 ruggers from 45 sides will compete for championship hardware in seven brackets – including men, women, and high school boys and girls – in the daylong ruggerfest hosted by Red Bank’s own Monmouth Rugby Football Club.

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MonmouthRugbyRed Bank’s Monmouth Football Rugby Club — in blue, seen scrumming with the striped shirts of the like-named Monmouth Rugby Club of Wales in a file photo — host their second annual Showdown at the Shore extravaganza this Saturday, at Thompson Park.

If you’ve spent any appreciable amount of time on redbankgreen over the past seven years, you’ve no doubt thrilled to our ongoing and comprehensive coverage of the Monmouth Football Rugby Club, that long-established, hard-playing squad of (men and women) scrummers who make their home at the private Wilde Rover club on Shrewsbury Avenue. From tough tussles on the field, to turbulent times in the air, the rugged ruggers of the 41-year-old sporting organization have made for colorful copy, and even more colorful pictures.

This Saturday, June 21, the lads and lasses of Monmouth Rugby play host to the biggest event of the year — the second annual Showdown at the Shore, a day of play that draws over 40 teams (hailing from six states) to a competitive slate of matches in men’s, women’s and high school divisions. Set to take place on the five back fields of Lincroft’s Thompson Park (with the school-age scrum going on at nearby Christian Brothers Academy), the mega-match is being described by club president Nick Lynch as “a great day for rugby in the area…with rugby being an Olympic event for 2016, there is a much larger following now for local matches.”

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The Monmouth Renegades women’s rugby football team took on the Village Lions of NYC Saturday at the annual Monmouth Day event, a day of youth, women’s and men’s rugby at Thompson Park in Lincroft.

After a long match of thrashing and shoving, the local women came out winners, 58-0, and made their way to the Wilde Rover, the Monmouth Football Rugby Club‘s headquarters on Shrewsbury Avenue in Red Bank for an end-of-the-season gala.

Stacie Fanelli took these photos for redbankgreen.

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