"Abergele & Rhyl Rugby Socials in Search Of Leprechauns" name badges were to cause quite a stir with the Irish fans two years later when we returned to Dublin, the Irish loving the CRAIC. The badges served their purpose creating lasting memories and new friendships, and one particular episode during the 2004 tour involved a gentleman by the name of Seamus, a National Sales Manager with Beamish at the time, who was so taken with our originality invited us all to a pre match corporate event the next day. Well, give a welshman free food and ale and he is in seventh heaven, but throw in a free match ticket as well and you`ve a friend for life!! God bless the Irish. Moving on to 2008 and to celebrate the temporary move by the Irish to Croke Park, Lenny the Leprechaun leapt off the name badge and onto the first ARRSSOL shirt. This was well received by just about everyone from Tipperary to Temple Bar, and it was just about as much as any of us could do to hang on to our shirts. The good news is only bonafide members still have possession of the much vaunted limited edition.
The ARRSSOL concept had been based originally on bi-annual visits to Dublin, hence the leprechaun theme, however over the last few years the branding has had to change in accordance with visits to different locations i.e. Edinburgh & Cardiff. So in 2009 Lenny had a change of persona and became Peter Piper. A new "Scotland " shirt was designed to go with the badge created 2 years previously, and once again the crew stood out from the crowd, with many Scots soon to discover that we were ARRSSOLH (ABERGELE & RHYL RUGBY SOCIALS SEEKING OUT LARGE HAGGIS).