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Men's Division III Club Rugby
The Quad City Irish are a Division 3 men's rugby club founded in 1975 and located in the heart of the Midwest. Located in the Quad City area the Irish boast players from both Iowa and Illinois. The Quad Cities is a thriving metropolis nestled along the Mississippi river made up of 5 major communities; Rock Island , Moline , East Moline on the Illinois side and Davenport and Bettendorf on the Iowa side.
The Irish carry 2 men's sides, 2 highschool sides and are in the process of trying to start a women's team. Irish teams have brought home numerous tournament championships among them the 7's National Championships in 1985. The Irish have also grown top level athelete's within the rugby community, sending over 6 players to the USA Eagles among them Tom Billups the Eagles head coach. Irish recent accomplishments are a birth in the Division III Midwest sweet sixteen.
During the Fall and Spring, practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 pm at our pitch in Centennial Park located in Davenport, IA. Anybody that wants to get a run in or learn more about rugby is more than welcome to join us. Our games are at 1 pm on Saturdays during season. We have socials immediately following all of our home games. Everybody that comes to the game is invited. It is a tradition in rugby that the home teams thows a party for the visiting team.