BIWRFC Seeking Backs/7′s Coach

The Boston Irish Wolfhounds Rugby Football club is seeking a backs coach/7s coach for the upcoming D1 season and beyond. Compensation is available depending on experience level.  Competitive applicants should have USA Rugby coaching certification or are willing to acquire certification in the near future.

About the Wolfhounds: The Boston Irish Wolfhounds are one of the largest and most successful rugby clubs in America with both D1 and D2 teams.  We train hard and play rugby to win. Our track record shows our commitment to rugby and we are looking to repeat our success from the past few years as well as develop our 7’s program to national contention. Since the year 2000, the Wolfhounds have competed at the highest level in USA Division 1 Rugby. Most recently, 2011 saw our Division 1 side return to the National Championships Final Four in Glendale, Colorado. 

Letters of interest can be sent to Alex Miccio, Boston Irish Wolfhounds Vice President at: [email protected]

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Wolfhounds Golf Outing

The golf outing is scheduled for 6/16/2012 at Putterham golf course in Brookline. We are putting a huge effort into making this event a huge success. New features this year will include: a $10,000 hole in one prize, as well as golf getaway trips. Other great giveaways and games of skill will abound around the course. This is one tournament you will not want to miss.

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Round of 32 crossover 4/28 v. Pittsburgh

Come down to the ICC in Canton on Saturday 4/28 for a great day of rugby. The curtain raiser will see the wolfhounds old boys go up against the CT greys at 11:30, the Wolfhounds D1 side then takes on the Pittsburgh Harlequins at 1pm in the USArugby round of 32 crossover game. The day comes to a close with our DII boys taking on Old Gold rugby club in a friendly match. The weather will be beautiful, and this is a day of rugby you will not want to miss.

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Spring 2012 Schedule

The schedule for the Spring 2012 Season is now available.

This is not a final version and is subject to change.

All home games, will be played at the Irish Cultural center Canton, MA.

Download pdf here…..

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Save the Date - Annual Draw and Party

It is that time of year again folks; the sun is starting to shine, the days are growing longer, and once again the BIWRFC want to put some extra money in your pockets! Thats right, its time for the annual Raffle draw and party at Ned Devine’s in Faneuil Hall. The party will begin at 8 pm (and go until they kick us out) on Sunday, April 15th. This is a great venue and a good time will be had by all.
Thickets are still available for $40 each or 3 for $100. First prize is $5000, Second is $1000, and Third is $500. Contact any executive member to buy tickets and to attend.

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The Briar Group

Visit our Sponsor, the Briar Group. 

Stop by the Green Briar in Brighton for great food and drinks and the best bar staff in Boston. There is a pretty good chance you will run into one or two wolfhounds there.

When catching a game or concert at the Garden, stop by the Harp.

When out in Faneuil Hall, be sure to stop by Anthem or Ned Devine’s. The Parris Lounge in Ned’s is the place to be on weekend nights for dancing, live music and a great night out.

Visit Solas in the Lenox Hotel before a Red Sox game or the City Kitchen for an epicurian experience.

Mj O’connors has two locations; in The Boston Park Plaza hotel in the Back Bay, as well as in the Waterfront,

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Annual Briar Cup

Saturday October 8th, sees the Wolfhounds playing in the annula Briar Cup sponsoreed by who else, the Briar Group, owners of Brighton’s best hostelry the Green Briar.

Our opponents in this tournament will be Mystic River and the game will be played at their ground the Pine Banks, 1087 Main St in Malden MA.

K.O. wil be 1:00pm and there follows a cup presentation and after game party at 6:00pm at the Green Briar in Brighton.

All are welcome to attend.

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Fall 2011 Season - Family Day

Saturday Sept 10th will see the Wolfhounds return to the Rugby field in preparation for the 2012 Championship season.

As is traditional with our Fall Season first home game we will be hosting our annual “Family Day”.

All are welcome to attend and in particular bring along your spouses and children and enjoy a great afternoon’s Rugby down in Canton.

We will be playing two games beginning at 1:00pm with visiting teams Albany and Mystic River.

We look forward to seeing you there…..

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Barbarians post game report

Post Barbarians report and video here

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Boston Barbarians Exhibition Game

The Boston Barbarians Rugby Team will be hosting Ireland’s Dungannon Rugby Team for a one off Exhibition match on Thursday, August 18th at Milton High School. 25 Gile Rd, Milton, MA.

Kick off will be at 6:30pm. Tickets will be available for $5 at the gate.

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The Barbarians are following the age old tradition of inviting the best players from an area’s nationally competing teams to all play under the same banner. The Barbarians will be playing in the City of Boston’s Continental Blue and Continental Buff colors, and they will be provided by Players will wear their club socks. Membership to the Barbarians is by invitation only and the major qualifications considered were the players flair, courage, spirit and passion. Organizers are expecting a pretty exciting and high standard of play.

Dungannon are a professional Rugby squad from the north of Ireland, they have won every major domestic competition and have produced several international players. They will be traveling up through New York with a touring side that consists of at least seven of their first team players.

Barbarian committee manager David Gonzales said “The event promises to showcase some great rugby, so even if you have not seen a game before you are encouraged to come out and support the Northeast’s finest talent.”
Rugby is played around the world and followed by billions of fans. September 9th marks the start of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and 2016 will see Rugby return to the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro where the US are the reigning Gold Medal winners.

Traditional post match festivities will be sponsored and continue on at the Harp, 85 Causeway Street, Boston, following the match.

Further event details and playing team can be found on Facebook at The Boston Barbarians Rugby Team page. The event has been sanctioned by USA Rugby, New England Rugby Union and teams with participating players.

Please come along, enjoy a great game and support area rugby.

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