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Irish Stay Undefeated with win over Dayton

September 25, 2016

On a picture perfect night, the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish rugby teams completed a double victory over University of Dayton as the 1st team beat the Flyers 41-19 in the main event, and the reserve team put in a dominant performance in a 36-9 win to cap of the evening. Following a wonderful rendition of the star spangled banner, sung by The Echoes, both teams were ready to put their perfect records on the line. Read More

Fighting Irish Rugby Alum Nick Civetta Settling in well at Newcastle

September 18, 2016

University of Notre Dame Rugby Alumnus Nick Civetta is garnering some attention both on and off the field with the Newcastle Falcons. 

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Irish Surge Past the Bearcats

September 17, 2016

Riding 37 unaswered points, the Irish weathered an early Bearcat storm to run away with the match late. See media recaps here:

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Irish Record 1st Victory on the Road at Michigan

September 09, 2016

Read the media reports recounting the teams big win in fall 2016 season opener. Read More

Fighting Irish Name Roster for Opener at UofM

September 02, 2016

Notre Dame, IN - The University of Notre Dame opens the fall 2016 campaign with a tough road match at the University of Michigan. The Fighting Irish will face the Wolverines on Friday September 2, 2016 at 6:30pm at Mitchell Field in Ann Arbor, MI. The match not only signals the rebirth of a traditional rivalry, but it also marks a new era for the Fighting Irish rugby program as first year Head Coach Justin Hickey begins his University of Notre Dame career, following that of current Denver Stampede Head Coach Sean O'Leary, who served the program for nearly a decade. Read More

Notre Dame Rugby Names Fall Coaching Staff

September 02, 2016

Notre Dame, IN - With the 2016 fall season getting underway, the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish rugby program is proud to announce the coaching staff that will lead the team. The staff boasts over 2 decades of experience including multiple regional and national championships. "I'm thrilled to have been able to assemble such a quality staff," commented first year Head Coach of the Fighting Irish. "Not only do these coaches possess outstanding knowledge for the game, but they each hold the vallues of what we strive for as a program and as an institution." Lonnie Heeter returns to the program he's served since it's rebirth in 2007. Coach Hickey reunites with Kruger VanBiljon who coached with Hickey at Davenport University before taking over the Grand Rapids, MI program in 2010. VanBiljon also returns to Notre Dame Rugby, after coaching for 2 years under Sean O'Leary. Joel Bennett has served as Assistant Coach for the Fighting Irish since 2011 and returns for his 6th year with the program. Tom Argy rounds out the support staff serving the program as video analyst, returning for his 3rd year with the team. Read More