The Washington Irish are a Division I & III Men’s Rugby Football Club in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Union of USA Rugby. The club was founded in 1980 and we are based in the Washington, DC, metro area of the United States. Rugby is not only an intriguing sport, it is also a tremendous social community.
The Irish are very proud of our inclusive team culture, acceptance of new members, our tight knit family of current and past players as well as their families and friends. We welcome anyone interested in the sport of rugby to come watch and learn about the sport. Individuals interested in playing, experienced or not, are also very welcome to come to our practices and games and participate.
Saturday’s a Rugby Day! As are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
After a long and lonely year without rugby, the Washington Irish are ecstatic to announce our return to play plan!
Tuesday/Thursday weekly practices have resumed! For the Summer 2021 season, practices are from 7-9pm. Tuesday practices are at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, VA. Thursday practices will be in Washington D.C., exact location TBA.
We will continue Saturday sessions 10am at Hains Point, until 7s and 15s matches are scheduled.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out directly or through the Irish social channels.
Safety Precautions & Procedures for Weekday Training Sessions and Saturday Games or Trainings:
- Don’t show up if you’re feeling ill
- We are asking that individuals adhere to CDC guidance and that they be vaccinated if participating. If vaccinated, no mask requirements.
- You must sign a standard waiver before participating in your first session. We will provide these at the pitch and may also set up an online portal for this requirement.