Monday, June 5, 2017

Washington Irish Promoted To DI

Press Release

The Washington Irish Rugby Club announces the promotion of its top side team to Division 1 for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. As winners of the 2016-2017 Division 2 Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship, the Irish welcomed the opportunity to move up to Division 1 for the upcoming 15s season. "Moving up to the D1 wasn't something that was decided overnight," stated Julius "Toga" Fanueli, Head Coach of the Washington Irish. "Our Executive Committee worked really hard to create more opportunities for players to play at a higher-level against solid competition. The Irish are also affiliated with Tiger Rugby to create additional pathways for our players to keep growing."

Club President Whitney Stowell, commenting on the promotion, stated, "We would like to thank our players, coaches, Old Boys, sponsors and supporters for a successful D2 season, and we look forward to the upcoming 15s season in D1. Our D3 team that has been critical to developing and supporting the club, and we look to continue growth in D3 this upcoming year as well. Our focus now is shifting to 7s where we are excited to get out and compete with the best."

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The Mid-Atlantic Division 1 Conference includes Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies, Norfolk Blues, Pittsburgh Harlequins, Potomac Exiles, Rocky Gorge RFC, Schuylkill River Exiles, and the Washington Irish.

The Irish were founded in 1980 and have D1 and D3 men's teams competing in the Mid-Atlantic Conference of USA Rugby. For more information, you can visit the Washington Irish online at

Let's go Irish!

1 comment:

  1. It's good to see D1 rugby growing in some places. Now for the South to make headway and develop a D1 structure.