60s Ruggers

Below is a listing of the full, mostly unedited interviews produced by Chris Galvin '72 for the 50th Anniversary commemorative DVDs.  They include all of the interesting FURFC history and stories that did not fit into the final 50th DVD set.  The interviewees did a great job of representing hundreds of Red Ruggers, all part of a rich history and tradition we can savor with pride. Thank you, Chris!


Malachy McCourt rugby memories
Malachy McCourt shares his views on the sport of rugby and his involvement with the original 1963 Fairfield University Rugby Club team as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
(25:55 minutes)

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Pete Fallon '65
Pete Fallon '65, Founder, provides the "Book of Genesis" on the Fairfield University Rugby Football Club in honor of its 50th Anniversary. He is interviewed by Mary Jane Galvin in Washington, D.C. on April 27, 2013.
(23:59 minutes)
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Jeff Campbell recalls Fairfield Rugby Club origins
Jeff Campbell '65 revisits the early days of Fairfield University rugby and shares fond memories of Doug Ciacci, John Swanhaus, John Sullivan, Joe Pascale and discusses the Ciacci/Pascale Scholarship Fund. (28:36 minutes)
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Betsy Swanhaus shares memories of John Swanhaus and Fairfield rugby
Betsy Swanhaus looks back at meeting John Swanhaus '67 and talks about his playing days, their lives together, and the man he would become.
(13:50 minutes)
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"Gimp" Sullivan ('65) talks Fairfield Rugby
Bob "Gimp" Sullivan '65 talks about the early days of Fairfield University rugby in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
(46:20 minutes)

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Bill Connolly '69 Fairfield University Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
Bill Connolly '69 is inducted into the Fairfield University Athletic Hall of Fame on April 26, 2013. Highlights include the ceremony, his speech and comments from teammates Tom Crowley, John Langan, Tim McDonough, John O'Neill and Mark Feeley. (30:00 minutes)
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Peddicord ('66), Fallon ('65), Grauert ('68) talk Fairfield Rugby
Tom Peddicord, Pete Fallon, and Chris Grauert discuss origins of Fairfield University Rugby Football Club on its 50th anniversary.
(29:43 minutes)

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Dan Gatti ('66) on Fairfield Rugby Club
Dan Gatti '66 remembers the origins of the Fairfield University Rugby Club in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
(22:48 minutes)

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Bart Franey ('67) talks Fairfield Rugby
Bart Franey '67 talks about early days of Fairfield University rugby on October 14, 2012 in honor of its 50th anniversary.
(11:23 minutes)

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Mike Fox ('68) and Bill Cosgriff ('68) talk Fairfield Rugby
Mike Fox '68 and Bill Cosgriff '68 remember their playing days as members of the Fairfield University Rugby Club in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. (24:37 minutes)
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Chris Grauert ('68) discusses his family's impact on Fairfield University Rugby
Chris Grauert talks about his family, especially his brother, Hans and his Mom, Leila, and the origins of the Lt. Hans Grauert Memorial Rugby Field at Fairfield University. (22:30 minutes)
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Bill Connolly ('69) discusses Fairfield Rugby
Fairfield U. Athletic Hall of Famer Bill Connolly '69 shares his memories of Fairfield rugby in an interview taped at Bellarmine Hall. In another interview at Alumni House he remembers Paul I. Davis and Mike Kenefick '70.
(35:11 minutes)
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