News and Announcements

OIRC’s 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Run

10K, 5K, and 1K Races

When: Saturday March 16th, 2013

Where: Immaculata High School (140 Main Street), race routes along canal

Start Times: 9am, (10K); 9:15 (5k), 9:30 (Fun Run)

To register:

Cost: $35 until Feb. 28 ($40 after). Fun Run is $20 per family/chip.

First 900 10K and 5K runners registered will receive dry-fit shirt with race kit.


The Ottawa Irish Rugby Club (OIRC), will be hosting a series of
junior rugby clinics from January to April at the Gloucester
Superdome (Hornet’s Nest), starting Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013.
The camp is aimed at introducing and developing rugby skills and understanding. The 4-month camp will focus on attack, defence, forwards and backs skills development and game

WHO: Boys and girls from the 9th to 12th grades from all high schools of all skill levels
WHEN: Wednesdays from January 23-April 24, 2013
(except during March Break)
WHERE: Gloucester Superdome (Hornet’s Nest),
1662 Bearbrook Road, Ottawa
COST: 13 sessions for $150 (if registered in 2012) and $175
for new players (cost covers dome rental and insurance
with Rugby Canada).


WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a t-shirt/jersey, rugby
shorts, socks, mouthguard, running shoes/indoor cleats, and a water bottle.

For more details and to register, contact Nigel Hearns: president(at)

Wed. Jan. 23 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Jan. 30 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Feb 6 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Feb 13 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Feb. 20 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Feb. 27 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Mar. 6 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Mar. 20 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Mar. 27 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Apr. 3 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Apr. 10 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Apr. 17 4:30 to 6:00pm
Wed. Apr. 24 4:30 to 6:00pm

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2013 NCCP Coaching Courses

Posted by Ottawa Irish Rugby Club at Dec 5, 2012 3:26PM PST ( 3 Comments )

Both Rugby Ontario and Rugby Quebec have announced several NCCP Coaching Courses for 2013 in the Ottawa area, and in other parts of their respective provinces.

Please see the document attached for further details and don’t hesitate to contact Brent Smith (VP Development) to answer any questions you might have.

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Voyageurs u19 open try out announced

Posted by Ottawa Irish Rugby Club at Nov 22, 2012 11:47AM PST ( 0 Comments )

Players interested in being selected for the Voyageurs u19 team for the 2013 season are invited to open tryouts in December.
Montreal – December 15, 2012
Ottawa – December 16, 2012
(full details on times and registration below)

The Lower Canada Voyageurs are a representative team made up of athletes from the Rugby Quebec and Eastern Ontario Rugby Unions and compete in the u19 Rugby Canada Canadian Rugby Championship. The competition serves as the main selection pathway for Canada’s u20 national team so if you have ambitions to play elite rugby and possibly even represent your country, the Voyageurs are an excellent stepping stone towards that goal.

Athletes must be born in either 1994 or 1995 to be considered for selection for the U19 Voyageurs.

Date: Saturday, December 15
Venue: Concordia Stinger Dome
Time: 11:30am-3pm

Date: Sunday, December 16
Time: 1pm-4pm
Venue: Ottawa Superdome

Session details

  • Skill assessment
  • Strength & Conditioning training and monitoring/education
  • Decision making assessment

What to bring

  • cleats
  • running shoes
  • rugby clothing and equipment (mouth guards, shorts, etc.)
  • water, Gatorade, snacks
  • iPad or smart phone (if you have one)
  • note pad and writing equipment

All athletes wishing to attend either session MUST register using the link below

If you have any further questions, please contact Adriano D’Angelo, Manager,

Last weekend, a passionate group of Ottawa Irish women hit the road to represent the club at the John Jones 7’s tournament, in Ste-Julie, Qc.

While having to gel rapidly and at times recruit players from other clubs, the ladies played their hearts out and competed against experienced, and at times physically imposing sides such as St-Anne de Bellevue and Rugby Club de Montreal.

One of the highlights of the day was a complete performance vs. the Nomades de Laval, resulting in a 17-0 win in their final round robin match.

Playoffs kicked off with the Irish taking on the highly skilled and disciplined Ormstown Saracens. Unfortunately, our green and gold side came up short and lost to a side who would go on to win the championship.

Pictures of the tournament:

A big congratulations goes out to all the players who traveled to Montreal for the tournament, and a special mention goes to the woman of the tournament, Pam Buisa, a U-16 player who used the tournament as preparation for her Jr. Canadian team trial on Thanksgiving weekend.

Well done ladies!