News and Announcements

Richmond Hill, ON – Today, Rugby Canada Chief Executive Officer Graham Brown issued the following statement:

“On behalf of Rugby Canada and all rugby supporters in Canada I want to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Rowan Stringer.

Now is the time for all of us to come together and support the Stringer family as they deal with this terrible loss.

We will provide updates on how the Canadian rugby community can support the Stringers."

50th Kick-off Social May 25 at TERP

Posted by Nigel Hearns at May 9, 2013 2:40PM PDT

Ottawa Irish 50th Anniversary Kick-off May 25th at TERP

The club executive would like to invite all club members, players, alumni and their families, to come join us as we kick-off our rugby club’s 50th anniversary at Twin Elm Rugby Park on Saturday May 25th. There will be tons of rugby played by the Irish at the park that day. The Irish men (1st, 2nds and 3rds) and women (1st and 2nds) are each playing games at 130pm and 3pm, against our bitter rivals le Rugby Club de Montréal, Hull Volant and the Montréal Barbarians. After the games the club will host a social gathering in the Founders Lounge at Twin Elm (more details to follow). It will be an occasion to re-connect with your fellow club members and celebrate our club’s rich history over the past 50 year – so come join us!

Nigel Hearns


Free for all players

The Ottawa Irish Rugby is thrilled and proud to host a rugby clinic for any players under the age of 18. This event is open to all players of all skill levels. So if you are new to the game looking to be introduced to the fundamentals, or have a few games under your belt and looking to sharpen your skills, we’ll have something for you. Experienced senior players of the Ottawa Irish Rugby Football Club will be running each station.

Date Saturday, April 13th 2013

Location Gloucester Superdome (Hornets Nest)
1662 Bearbrooke Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

9am-11am: Mini (Age 12 and under)
12pm-2pm: Junior (Age 13-18)

What to bring
Running shoes or cleats (No metal studs)
T-Shirt (Or rugby jersey)
Shorts (Or rugby shorts)

For more information, contact Shannon Renaud (


This past Sunday, club members of all ages reunited for the first time in 2013 for the customary Ottawa Irish RFC Annual General Meeting. Many important items were on the agenda, including the vote of the 2013 Executive committee.

2013 Ottawa Irish Rugby executive committee

President – Nigel Hearns
Vice-President of Rugby – Kendra Toby
Vice-President of Finances – Greg Mosgrove
Vice-President of Marketing – Tim Powers
Club Secretary – Shannon Renaud

Congratulations to these members, who received a vote of confidence from their club peers, and will lead the Ottawa Irish Rugby Club during this special year, its 50th anniversary.


“Every season is different… Yet kicks off the same way” – Jefe

Join the members Ottawa Irish Rugby Club in kicking off the upcoming 2013 rugby season with the clubs Annual General Meeting. Opened to all club members, from Juniors to Alumni, this is a great opportunity to get together with some friendly faces, re-cap the good from the 2012, and explore, voice your opinion on how to make the 2013 season even better. The challenges facing the Ottawa Irish Rugby Club will also be outlined, and an open discussion will be encouraged to generate fresh new ideas.


During this meeting, you will:
– Meet fellow ruggers
– Vote to elect the club’s executive
– Voice comments/questions/concerns ahead of the 2013 season.

See you at Gracies on Sunday, Jan 27th, 2013!
Time: noon
Location: 1151 Ogilvie Road (Grace O’Malleys East)