The James Connolly Albany Rebels won their first two matches of the inaugural New York Cup on Saturday, defeating Syracuse and Buffalo at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse. The Rebels started slowly against Syracuse in the first game of the day, committing costly turnovers and missing some early points. But they settled down and gutted out a competitive game 3-10 (19 points) to 2-5 (11 points). Ian Maher led the effort with two goals, both on streaking runs down the cent
The James Connolly Albany Rebels are days away from playing in the first matches of the inaugural New York Cup. Albany will play Syracuse at 1 p.m. and Buffalo at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse. It marks the first of three dates this season in which Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse will play each other in a round robin format. “We are delighted to get the New York Cup up and running,” said Rebels chairman Cillian Flavin. “It has been too long since t
Albany's home opener against Hartford on Sunday has been postponed. The match will be rescheduled for a date in the fall. The Rebels return to action in the New York Cup on Saturday, June 17 in Syracuse. Albany will face both Syracuse and Buffalo in this first of three round robins.
The James Connolly Albany Rebels opened their season with their annual tournaments at Hartford and Montreal in May. The Rebels showed improvement at the Hartford 7s Tournament compared to their winless outing in the same competition last year, finishing with a 1-3 record after two matches against both Hartford and St Patrick’s of Fairfield. Despite the three losses, the team shook off the rust and improved throughout the day. “I think the team was a bit anxious for our first