Royal Irish Rugby is in the process of refunding as much of the 2020 fee as possible. Please stay tuned. If you paid for Comedy Scrum tickets during registration or in advance via credit card, we will be issuing and mailing refund checks in the next few days.
Thank you for your support!
As with many other winter and spring sports, rugby has also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our rugby community is saddened by the many cancellations, especially for our seniors but we want to thank them for all their years playing and supporting Royal Irish Rugby.
Today, Rugby Indiana canceled the 2020 Season. They will also refund 90% of their registration fee. Please seem more details here:
The 2020 DJ Bingo fundraiser and fun night was a great success! Royal Irish Rugby thanks all of our supporters, including parents, alumni, and friends of the sport of rugby for their participation and generosity!
A huge thanks again to all of our volunteers, especially the Hannons, Schraders, Hammanns, Browns, and many others. We also would like to recognize our Bingo DJ, Mr. Nick Wengler. If you are interested in having a similar fundraiser, please contact Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unselfishness, teamwork and self-control largely define rugby. Rugby athletes are known for their versatility, sportsmanship and athleticism, no matter their size. It has been said that rugby is a physical game played by gentlemen. It is not football without pads! Rugby requires special tackling techniques. The ref, called Sir, is there to enforce fair and proper play.
Inclusiveness, camaraderie, respect for the other team and the officials are fundamental values in our program. Our players come from different schools but develop a brotherhood-like bond. Players come chiefly from Cathedral and Bishop Chatard high schools but we welcome players from any high school in the Indianapolis and suburban areas without a rugby program.
For 28 years, Royal Irish has been one of the most successful high school programs in the country, with four National Championship titles: 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017. In 2018, after a heart-stopping final, Royal Irish came in second place. In addition, the club won the Indiana State Championship thirteen times, including 2018, and the Midwest Championship for six years. The club’s motto is teaching boys to become gentlemen through the sport of rugby.