• South Side Irish v. Chicago Riot

    Irish Ruggers invited you to see South Side Irish v. Chicago Riot Saturday, October 11 at 1:00pm in UTC+02

    Dan Ryan Forest Preserve in Jordan

    D2 and D4 Match-ups at the Woods kicking off at 1pm followed by a drink-up at Desmond’s. Big match for the Irish moving forward as we’ve just moved into a first place tie with Lincoln Park. Come sup…

  • 2014 Golf Outing on July 19


    Our Annual golf outing is on July 19th and all are invited. Please click here for more information.

  • USA vs. All Blacks Tickets


    We are looking to book a block of tickets for the New Zealand vs USA match at Soldier’s Field on November 1st.  Please let me know if you are interested.  This is a huge day for the USA and Rugby in Chicago so let’s make this a premium event for the club.

    More info at usavallblacks.com

    Pat Sullivan

  • KFK Scholarship Fund Sox vs. Tigers Outing Monday, June 9th

    Please mark your calendars for Monday, June 9th, and plan to join us for the annual Kevin F. Kennelly, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund White Sox fundraiser. This will hopefully still be a match-up between the two division-leading teams and will offer a great night of baseball in support of a wonderful cause.

    There will also be a tailgate gathering in Lot C prior to the game. So please plan to come a bit early and enjoy a hot dog and a beverage or two on us! Additional details can be found on the attached flyer. And, of course,PLEASE feel free to pass this information onto anyone who you think would be interested in joining us!

    Tickets and t-shirts will be sold in the vestibules of both St. Barnabas and St. Cajetan parishes, the weekends ofMay 31st-June 1st and June 7th-8th.  Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

    Download the flyer here.



    • A scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to one student rugby player from one of the following high schools: Brother Rice, Mount Carmel, Saint Ignatius and Saint Rita.
    • Applications will be accepted from high school juniors and scholarship funds awarded to the winner will be applied toward their senior year tuition.
    • Scholarship winners will be chosen by the South Side Irish RFC Old Boy organization using criteria that include but are not limited to: the applicant’s involvement in rugby, school and community activities; academic record, references, evaluation of information provided in the application; and with consideration for the values that Gene Moriarty personifies.
    • Fully completed applications are due by May 31, 2014. Submission information can be found on the last page of this application.
    • Scholarship winners will be notified in June and they will be recognized at an awards ceremony in September.

    Download the 2014 Gene Moriarty Scholarship Application Here

  • Cusacks’ Leprechaun Dash and Forever Green

    Make sure to check out these two great events

    Micheal Cusacks’ 5K Leprechaun Dash

    Young Irish Forever Green

  • 12th Annual Whiskey 10’s Tournament!

    The South Side Irish Rugby Football Club would like to invite YOU to the 12th Annual Whiskey 10’s Tournament!
    Saturday, March 15th, 2014 in Chicago Illinois

    As one of the nation’s largest populations of Irish reside on the Southside of Chicago, its only fitting that the South Side Irish RFC host our 12th annual Whiskey 10’s Tournament in conjunction with the South Side St. Patrick’s Day celebration Parade on Sunday March 16th along Western Ave. on the south side.  The Whiskey 10’s Tournament has quickly grown into one of the best 10’s tournaments in the country, and is a great way for teams to shake off the rust and start their Spring Seasons!

    Available to men/women college and club teams as well as a High School Bracket.  Each team will be guaranteed 3 games of pool-play with a playoff and Championship Match to end the day.  After the Tournament, the SSI will host a free party at our neighborhood pub. The tournament has gotten bigger and bigger every year, with over 40 teams last year, so get your teams registered early before it fills up!

    Game Play
    10’s is a great way to begin a season!  For those unfamiliar with a 10’s lineup, it is made up with the following players:  2 props, 1 hooker, 2 locks, 1 scrum-half, and 4 backs.  Each match consists of two 10-minute halves, with a 5 minute break between.  It’s that easy!

    Rugby Athletic will be on site for you to purchase merchandise, tournament T-shirts.  There will be a food tent as well that will provide water/Gatorade/fruit/etc.

    Tournament Coordinators are:
    Brian Craig- (708) 705-6118 – bgcraig@gmail.com
    Jim Drousias – (312) 206-8463 – jdrousias@gmail.com