For 28 years, Royal Irish Rugby has been one of the most successful high school rugby programs in the country, with four National Championship titles in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017. in 2018, after a heart-stopping final, Royal Irish came in second place. Also, the club has won the Indiana State Championship thirteen times, including 2018, and the Midwest Championship for six years.
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 Ritter, Herron and Brebeuf high schools.
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. That's why our motto is teaching boys to become gentlemen through the sport of rugby.