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Rugby: violence in aid of Irish reconciliation

This week, a women's rugby team from Ireland fought its way to the final round of the 34th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Members of the Shamrock Sizzlers come mostly from northern Ireland. Brian Mann caught up with two of the Sizzler's team leaders, Corinna Power and Clare Brogan, both from Enniskillen. They said their squad was formed, in part, as a way of bringing Protestant and Roman Catholic women closer together, after decades of violence and suspicion.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: After the scrum, singing Ireland?s Call

Today's Heard Up North features the Shamrock Sizzlers, a mixed team of Protstants and Catholics from Northern Ireland. They sang "Ireland's Call," a song of unity commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union, at the Lake Placid Pub. They were recorded by Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Reaching high for a rugby jumpball
Reaching high for a rugby jumpball

Rugby tournament brings "elegant" violence to Adks

The 33rd annual Can-Am Rugby tournament was held over the weekend in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Roughly a hundred teams from around the Northeast and Canada competed. The local favorites, the Mountaineers Old Boys, from Saranac Lake, reached the finals yesterday, but lost to an 45-and-older team from White Plains, New York. Brian Mann spent a couple of days watching the scrum and has our story.  Go to full article

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