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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 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. George

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.

December 2011

December 6, 2011 - Click here for Dec 13th, 2011 AGM Proxy Form

December 1st, 2011

Congratulations to our Ontario Junior Award Winners

U14 Most Improved Player: Owen Shrimpl & Matthew Ye

U15 Most Dedicated: Brendan Blaikie, U17: Tim Chapman

U15 Best Back: Andrew Coe

November 26th, 2011

See award winners from annual banquet


November 24th, 2011

Congratulations to Megan Gibbs and Natasha Turner on their selection to represent Canada at the Dubai Sevens.

See Taylor Paris's interview on the 2015 PanAm Games

November 16th: Congratulations to Markham Irish Players playing for Seneca:

2011 OCAA DIVISION I MEN'S RUGBY MAJOR AWARDS AND ALL-STARS Men's Rugby Division I Player of the Year Matt Raguseo, Seneca Men's Rugby Division I Rookie of the Year Jesse Lofthouse, Seneca

October 22nd: Markham Irish go down in McCormick Cup semi-final. Click here for report.

October 18th: Results from weekend games 1sts: MICRC 8 Toronto Scottish 3 (after playing 132 minutes of rugby) 2nds: MICRC 15 Barbs 19

October 1st: Results from weekend games 1sts: MICRC 85 Oshawa 5 2nds: MICRC 0 Balmy Beach 72

Sept 27th: Results from weekend's games Senior Men 2nds: MICRC 0 Beach 48 1sts: MICRC 15 Beach 36

Sept 22nd: Results from weekend's games Senior Men 2nds: MICRC 13 Stoney Creek 16

1sts: MICRC 14 Stoney Creek 10

Sept 19th: Click here for a list of award winners from the Junior Banquet.

Sept 13th: Junior Banquet tomorrow night (Wed Sept 14th) at the club house (Austin Dr, Markham).

Results for senior men from last weekend 2nds: MICRC 53 Aurora 26 1sts: MICRC 11 Aurora 24

Sept 2nd: Click here to read a letter from David Nelson, President of Rugby Ontario about the Blues versus Rock game tomorrow (Sept 3rd, 2011) in Burlington. Game details a