Match Report 28.9.2013
Tour report 35th anniversary tour
Last week a group of funny looking people met at the vienna Airport to start their trip to scotland to continue the 35th anniversary celebrations of the Vienna Celtic RFC.
As the touring party also included some more experienced members, the tourists were happy to have an assistance in 2 Flamingo dressed tour virgins...
After an enjoyable flight the party landed in Glasgow were it was extended by some more travellers and started their scottish trip.
The first route took the Celts to Oban were a visit to the Oban distillery was organised.
On wednesday the Celts continued their journey to the Isle of Mull, an Island which the club already toured in 1982 and 1993.
Following a roundtrip of the island and a visit of the charming village Tubermory, the tourists put on their botts the first time on tour, visiting the Mull RFC.
The game took place on an extraordinary pitch at seaside, including the traditional geese dropping which the club also experienced in their former trips to the Isle of Mull.
And yes, there was a final score, too and Celtic proved to be a very pleasant visitor...
Not to be said, the third half was in control of Vienna Celtic and the night ended when the light was turned off on the island.
The next day brought the touring side to Edinborough, where the travellers visited some typical scottish tea houses.
On friday the some tired Celts made their way to the cathedral of scottish Rugby: Murrayfield.
A great guided tour got the touring party into the right mood for their evening attraction, a game at Glasgow of the Glasgow Warriors vs. Leinster.
So after a bus ride to Glasgow and another short visit in a typical scottish tea house, the travellers made their way to the Scotstoun stadium to watch the game of the RaboDirectPro12 league.
After cheering up with both sides, sharing some drinks, not chatching a kick at goal (and dropping a pint...), getting on bbc because of the conservatice look a like, and some more refreshing drinks the touring party continued to visit some typical scottish tea houses after the game to get prepared to the climate of the tour on saturday, a game versus Loch Lomond RFC.
Loch Lomond RFC is the successor of 3 clubs in the Dumbarton area. Dumbarton RFC was the home club of our founding member John Skinner.
So the tourists again put their Rugby gear on and celebrated a outstanding entertaining game against the Auld Crocs of Loch Lomond RFC. Again the Celts showed their kindness and considered not to win the game.
The hospitality of Loch Lomond RFC has to be mentioned especially, and so a great 3rd half took place which made some of the players suffer more than the game.
Way too soon the party had to make their way back to Glasgow to enjoy their last night of the trip in Glasgow.
On sunday some knackered Celts made their way back home and a great Vienna Celtic social tour found its end.
We really hope that we can welcome the clubs of Mull RFC and the Loch Lomond RFC in Vienna soon, to prove our hospitality to them in the same manner they did to the Vienna Celtic RFC.
We would like to thank Juppi Puchinger and Dave Hutchinson for the organisation of a perfect 35th anniversary tour 2013!!!!
Please see a picture of the tourist and the players of Loch Lomond attached.
And to end the story, here are the highlights of the tour:
tour virgin perfomance
and the rule: what goes on tour stays on tour.....