I have been in full training for the Islay Beach Rugby tournament.
Then at the 2nd last training session, on the 5th June, I damaged my right knee.
After a trip to the Hospital in Glasgow (Yes, that's what we have to do is travel by plane to see a specialist) to be diagnosed with........."Hmmm, it looks like a sore knee". After a little more consultation with the consultant it was concluded that I had stretched the Quadricep tendon.
I had to rest it for 6 weeks............. So out of the beach rugby was I.
It'll be a lesson to us all......... training is dangerous and should be avoided.
I decided that I could lay my body on the line by eating, drinking and making merry.
The day itself was a great one. Possibly too hot (At least for Scotland) at 23C, for any form of physical activity.
We had 18 male teams and 3 female teams arrive. The competition was fierce and fully committed. Hillhead had to withdraw in the second round, due to too many injuries. From what I saw it was too many drinks but that could be a misrepresentation of the facts.
Islay 1's won the next level tournament beating my old club, Cartha in the final.
A particular thank you to Jim Stevenson from the SRU. Who not only played for 2 teams but also managed to dress smartly to present the winners. Iain "Mighty Mouse" McLaughlin, whose wife originates from Islay, was on hand to present the home team with their trophy.
Of course, that was only the day event. The evening entertainment was spectacular with over 400 people squeezing into the village hall to enjoy great camaraderie, great laughs and great company.
A huge thank you to all who came, saw and drank. Never have so few had so much sunburn.