Welcome to the home of the Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club
New recruiting incentives announced
New Senior Men's Player - $100
New Student or Women's - $75
New Junior player (u14-u18) - $50
New Mini player (u12) - $20 EB gift card
Click here for more info.
Sat May 25th
Women v Oshawa at Austin
Men v Waterloo at Austin
Alumni day May 25th. Come out renew old friendships.
The Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club provides competitive rugby programs for all age groups from Under 12 to Senior Men and Women. The club was formed through the merging of the Markham Rugby Club and the Irish Canadian Rugby Club. The Markham RFC was founded in 1980, has competed in the Marshall and Keenan Divisions. The ICRC, founded in 1950, has an enviable record of cup and league success by its senior men and women teams.
Our sucessful junior program offers instructional and competitive teams from Under 12 to Under 20. Click here to download the junior brochure.
For new players who wish information regarding playing for the club please email the MICRC President Sean McConnell. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the pitch!
YES, WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING NEW PLAYERS AT ALL LEVELS
May 20th: Alumni Day - Saturday May 25th - Come out and support your teams at Austin Drive, have a pint and renew friendships:
Men's 3rds v Ajax 10:30 am ko
Women v Oshawa Vikings 12:00 ko
Mens v Waterloo County 2nds @ 1:30, 1sts @ 3:00
April 30th: On-Line registration is finally working! Click Here!
April 23rd: Pre-Season Games
Sat April 27th - Men v Peterborough 2:00 pm at Bill Crothers SS, Markham
Games scheduled on Saturday May 4th at 150 Austin Drive, Markham
Women v Stoney Creek 12:00 pm
Men's 2nds v Barbs 1:30 pm
Men's 1sts v Barbs 3:00 pm
March 27th:We are working with IT SportsNet to get On-Line Registration (OLR) up and running for 2013. There have been a lot of changes which should make it easier to use once it gets turned on. Please continue to watch here for new.
In the mean time, we will have open registration at the Clubhouse on the following dates:
Saturday April 27th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm
Saturday May 4th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm
March 27th: MENS PRE-SEASON Games
Saturday April 13th v Burlington centaurs 2:00 pm at Bill Crothers SS
Saturday April 20th v London St George 2:00 pm at Bill Crothers SS
Saturday April 27th v Peterborough Pagans 2:00 pm at Bill Crothers SS
Saturday April 4th v Aurora Barbarians (1st and 2nd XV) tbd at 150 Austin Drive (Clubhouse)
March 8th: Jr. Girls Clinic All Girls ages 14-18 Experienced or new to the game Thursday March 14th 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm Mount Joy Indoor Soccer Facility CLICK HERE for more info.
February 10th, 2013: ONTARIO BLUES PLAN FIRST OPEN SESSION see announcement above.
February 1st: 2013 Spring Banquet: Mark your calendar Saturday February 23rd, 6 pm at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.
January 18th: The club is pleased to announce the 2013 Indoor Touch Rugby season is ready to go. Starts this Sunday January 20th and goes 10 weeks until Sunday March 24th. Sessions are 6:30pm to 7:30 pm. Location: Toronto City Sports Centre 32 Curity Avenue, Toronto, ON
November 23rd:The AGM has been set for Thursday December 27th @ 8:00 pm. Come out and get invloved in your club! We will elect new executive members. If your considering getting more involved in the club, this would be a great time.
October 21st: Congratulations on a dream season for the U16 boys. They finished the 7s championship day by going 5 with to win the Premiership Cup final. Total score for the day 182-17. They finished the 7s league 19-0 and combined with the 15s season a fantastic 30-0! Truly a dream season.
October 14th: U16 Men Top Toronto Super 7's
Congratulations to U16's on topping the standings after four weeks of competition.
October 13th: Sr. Men reach McCormick Cup Semi-Final
Winning their sixth consecutive game the 1st XV defeated Stoney Creek 29-10 to move on to the cup semi-final. On Saturday October 20th they take on a surging London XV at 2:30 PM at Fletcher's Fields.
September 29th: Sr. Men through to McCormick Cup Quarter Final
Winning their fifth game in a row the 1st XV overcame a gritty Peterborough Pagans 39 - 8 in the first round of the cup on a sunny afternoon. They now face Stoney Creek at Fletcher's Fields on Saturday October 13th at 2:30 PM.
Congratulations to the players and coaching staff on finishing in third place in the highly competitive Marshall Premier League.
August 26th - U16 Boys win Ontario Championship - what a great finish to the year. On Sunday the U16 boys competed for the Ontario Championship and took home the medals ! The final game for the gold was a walk with Markham Irish wining 48 - 8 and finishing the season with a perfect 11 - 0 season.
August 22nd, 2012 - U16 Boys win TRU Premiership Cup - Congratulations to the U16 Boys for winning the TRU Premiership Cup. Now they play for the Ontario championship Sunday Aug 26th @ Fletcher's. They play at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
U14 Finish Season v Oshawa
June 17th, 2012 - It was a good weekend for Markham Irish. U14 Co-ed lost to in a strong effort, U16 Red team lost a close game while the U16 Blue team dominated Oshawa's 1st team. The women won both games while the men's 3rd and 1st XV were victorious. The men's 2nd XV lost a close battle. Overall a great weekend of rugby.
May 19th, 2012 - Opening Home game - Saturday May 26th, games starting at 10:30 am. ALUMNI DAY - Saturday June 2nd, pass the word to all of the Markham and Irish alumni. Lets get everyone out to the games starting at 10:30 am.
May 17th, 2012 - The first Junior training night run by the men and women's senior teams was a great success. The next session is scheduled in June. Make sure you don't miss it !! Read the following testimonials:
Gents, I just wanted to write and personally thank you for last night’s practice. My son Rhys is playing on the U12 (as a 10 yr old) and this is his first experience with rugby. If he wasn’t truly sold on the sport and the club (I’m still a Sara and he wanted to play for my club)... he is now. Wow! He was immediately ‘adopted’ by a senior who nicknamed him Mini-me right off the bat. It was a fantastic idea and I thought incredibly well run.
He’s really enjoyed the practices up to now but last night I think he had a glimpse and taste of what it is like to be part of a larger rugby family. Something I have told him about but is never truly describable. While initially I would have loved him to play with my club, I am very happy he is finding his ‘own’ club and place. He has already told me there is another of these practices maybe scheduled in June and that he is going for sure.
It’s always been tough for me to fully describe the effect that rugby has had on my life from the time I picked up a ball in my teens during a walkabout in South Africa until now. My wife never quite understood but to hear Rhys chatter on and on last night to her, I think she is really believing that there is more to it than just pulling on a jersey and boots.
Still happy to be a Sara ... but very glad to be a Irish Rugby Dad. Thanks to all of you.
I would also like to thank everyone for including my children and making them feel very welcome. This was a great idea and my kids are already asking if we are going to do it again. The best part and the most important was having the senior players running the drills with the juniors. It was great to see the support and all the positive comments coming from them. My youngest actually said he wants to quit soccer and just play rugby. My wife, who is hesitant about our kids playing, now sees how rugby is so different from other sports. It is a family at all levels.
April 4th, 2012 - We are pleased to announce the release of On-Line Registration
March 28th, 2012 - Alumni Day - Saturday June 2nd at 150 Austin Drive, Markham - make sure everyone knows !!
March 12th, 2012 - Congratulations to Andrew Coe and Jordan Marsh for making the Canada U17 side. Good luck at the RFU's Wellington Festival in UK. Read Release.
Kurt Gibbons, Jon West and Taylor Paris all played for Canada U20 in recent matches against Romania in BC, Read News.
March 5th, 2012 - New recruiting incentives - click here for more info
January 23rd, 2012 Indoor training Starts Sunday Feb 5th for 5 weeks at the Hanger CLICK HERE
PLAYERS MEETING: Sunday February 19th after Touch Rugby (approximately 2:00pm) at The Hanger. Review of the 2011 Season and Discussion of what is in store for 2012. Attendance is mandatory for anybody that would like to play 1st or 2nd team Rugby this coming season
For older news see the news archive
Created by: PS -- Last updated:May 21, 2013