Say farewell to 2019 and bring in 2020 in Royal Irish Rugby style! Join us for a fantastic evening of fun, friends and frivolity. For $75, you get two drink tickets, champagne at midnight, a delicious buffet, and unlimited fun with great rugby people!
Location: Moe & Johnny's, 5380 N College Ave,
This is an over-21 event
Purchase tickets online: https://bit.ly/37Jk9CG
We are holding an information night for all returning parents and players, as well as any new families who want to learn what Royal Irish Rugby is all about.
We will go over our high school and youth programs, meet the coaches, get an overview of the 2020 season and tournaments, and much, much more.
Location: Knights of Columbus, 2100 E 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Time: 6:30P-7:30P followed by social hour
Questions? Contact us at info@RoyalIrishRugby.com
We are excited to announce that Broad Ripple Park (BRP) Rugby has merged with Royal Irish Rugby (RIR). The combined entity consists of:
The merger will provide common administration, shared financial and fundraising resources, and develop high-quality players by teaching the game of rugby as early as the 5th grade. For several years, Royal Irish has had BRP players who moved on to the high school level. The new entity will secure a solid talent pipeline and strengthen the overall program.
Chris Kaufman will remain as the administrator while a new youth parent board was created in August and has been active since September. Last but not least, we welcome two coaches to RIR ranks: Rick Michaelis and Zach Douglas, who are, of course, RIR alumni.
Go Royal Irish!
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.