Beginning in 2010, the Old Boy organization of the South Side Irish RFC, in partnership with the active club, established a scholarship fund to honor our teammate, Gene Moriarty. In addition to being a founding member, captain and president of the South Side Irish RFC, Gene is widely considered to have been the heart and soul of the club.
As a rugby player, Gene led by example. He had a deep understanding of, and respect for the game of rugby. He was always fit, he was an excellent teacher, and while he was a fierce competitor he was also a model of good sportsmanship.
As a person, Gene placed faith, family, and friendship above all. He served our country in the military; and the two graduate degrees he earned are only a small indication of the value he placed on learning and education.
Most of all – Gene was a great guy, a wonderful teammate and someone we loved, respected and miss.
The Gene Moriarty Scholarship is funded solely by contributions of people and companies like yours. If you would like to support this worthwhile endeavor and assure that these awards can continue, please consider making a donation.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: “South Side Irish RFC – Moriarty Scholarship”
MAIL TO: Patrick Sullivan, President SSIRFRC
8412 South Kenneth
Chicago, IL 60652