The Irish


The South Side Irish was  founded by Gene Moriarty in 1975 in the Beverly neighborhood along with the Kennelly Brothers 9 Art, Joe and Kevin. Our club is a social and athletic organization which has grown from the initial 15 players to a club with over 400 past and current members.  We are a member of the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union and the Midwest Union. We have had many highs and lows over the years with a second place finish in Division 2 Nationals in 2002, fifth place in Division 2 Nationals in 2004 and fifth place in Division 1 National Championships in 2006.  We are currently in Division 2 in the Midwest Union.

Join the Irish

Interested in playing for the Irish? Please contact Director of Recruiting Evan Albeck for more info.

President, Drew Parchem – andrewparchem@gmail.com 
Coach, Karl Savimaki – karl@savimaki.com  
Match Secretary, Jack Sullivan – jlsullivan719@gmail.com