Our mission is to promote the sport of rugby football by administering programs and providing equipment, facilities and opportunities for the development and training of athletes, coaches and administrators involved in the sport.
Sustain long term development of, exposure to, and participation in the sport of rugby;
Have competitive teams at all eligible levels;
Foster healthy life styles through athletic endeavours;
Be an integral part of the community around us.
Our club originates from the Irish Canadian Rugby Club and The Markham Rugby Football Club which merged in 2010. The combined clubs have a rich history of success at both senior and junior levels having won multiple Ontario Cups and League Championships. The Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club strives to provide positive rugby experiences for all age groups from Under 8 to Senior Men and Women. The club operates out of Markham Ontario and draws members from the surrounding municipalities.
1980 - First Irish inaugural men's team
The Markham Irish Values
Our rugby club is a place for everyone to experience the joys of sport, competition and camaraderie. Come alone, with friends or the whole family—let’s have some fun!
We want to encourage all youth, women & men to come out and be part of our club-there's a spot for everyone! Markham Irish is an environment to learn the game, improve skills, and compete at any level.
Engaging everyone in this sport can bring a community together. We pride ourselves on not just connecting our senior teams with our junior and mini's but also in engaging the community and helping out around Markham in various ways.
Enjoying the sport alongside friends and family can have a lasting impact. Our biggest success comes from the enjoyment that our members have being a part of this club. Ultimately, the joy of playing and interacting with teammates is the real winner!
The Markham Irish Clubhouse and Field are a great place to be on any given Saturday during the summer.
We are located at 150 Austin Dr. Unionville, Ontario. Our clubhouse is in the middle of Markham, right next to Markville Mall.
Our clubhouse has changing rooms with showers, and a projector with a pull-down screen for viewings of televised rugby games. Located in the middle of Austin drive, this facility is the heart of the Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club. We also have a bar fully stocked with snacks and beverages for pre and post game refreshments. We often host our club socials and events here.
Our field is our true home. The pitch is full sized with classic uprights and bleachers for audience viewing. We have our own parking lot in front of the field, as well as a playground located on the right side.
2018 - Match viewing party inside the Markham Irish clubhouse.
The Irish Family Gallery
Markham Land Acknowledgement
The City of Markham is situated upon traditional territories of the Anishinaabe Peoples and of the Haudenosaunee Peoples. These territories are covered by the Upper Canada Treaties. We begin today by acknowledging that we walk upon the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples and we recognize their history, spirituality, culture, and stewardship of the land. We are grateful for the opportunity to play rugby on this land. More information can be found by clicking Learn More and looking under Truth and Reconciliation