Berlin Irish Rugby Football Club
 

New Women's Coach!

Berlin Irish RFC are delighted to announce that following an intensive search and interviews with several candidates, ex-StuSta München, Copenhagen Exiles and Erfurt Oaks player Friederike Giese will be taking over the as Women's Head Coach as well as continuing her playing career with the Berlin Irish.

Friederike brings tremendous playing Experience in both sevens and XVs as well as previous experience coaching both adults and junior players. Her remit includes Training and Player Development as the Berlin Irish Women's VIIs look to continue their tremendous growth and move up the Division-Ost Table.

 

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Berlin Irish u-12's in First tournament

  All smiles after a day of Rugby!

All smiles after a day of Rugby!

 
 

2nd Place for SG SCS/Berlin Irish

The fledging Berlin Irish RFC Development Squad got their first taste of tournament rugby, pairing up in a Spielgemeinschaft with SC Siemenstadt this Sunday (07.05.2017). 4 Berlin Irish Players were able to take part and arrived early to warmup and train with and get to know their Siemenstadt Teammates.

Placed into a 2nd Division group with RK03 II and Velten Pirates the boys got stuck in straight away, making up the majority of the Siemenstadt backline and impressing with their communication and attacking play.

After 4 Games the SG came away with a second place following a narrow loss to RK03 II in the final. No Trophy this time but they were presented with bags of sweets to help soften the blow of defeat!

Most importantly the boys got to play lots of rugby with smiles on their faces and enjoy their first ever Berlin U12 tournament. Watch this space for the Next Generation of Berlin Irish!

 
 

New Club Kit-Shop

Berlin Irish RFC have teamed up with Zotisports Teamwear to offer Rugby Shirts, Shorts and Socks, Training Kit and Bags for sale in our brand new online store!

Everything's new, everything is Green and everything is in stock! Get your purchases in now whilst you can!

The store will be open seasonally for 2-3 weeks at a time whilst orders are processed. You pay directly to the store and then pick up your order from Nele Börner (Berlin Irish Equipment Manager).

---Kids / Adults Sizes and Mens and Womens cuts available in all products.---

 

Tournament REPORT: 4th Place

Berlin Brandenburg 7's Series Tournament Nr. 4 - 31.03.18 @ Jungfernheide

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Preperation

With poor weather cutting training possibilities short and injuries to a number of players, the Berlin Irish managed to bring together a total of 14 fit players into their 7s squad for 2018. 3 weeks of intensive sevens training were beginning to pay off however as the Lads' looked more fluent each session.

With only 12 spaces available, Gomez and James drew the short straw and were loaned to Fortuna Neuenkirchen who arrived with only 5 players!

Team

McGee, Cox, Beythien, Ewen, Opar, Viehoff (c), Allan, Foley, Lück, Detomaso, Heinemann, Paterson

+ Gomez & James (Loaned to Fortuna Neuenkirchen)

Coach - Giese
TM - Turner
Medical - Börner

 
 
 State of play after round 2

State of play after round 2

 
 Coach Freddy gives her Team Talk

Coach Freddy gives her Team Talk

Group Stage

Irish 21-19 RC Velten

Despite initially falling behind to three easy Velten scores the boys in green hit back just before halftime through a clever cross-field kick from Allan to set up Ewen for an clear sprint to the line.

The second half was all Irish, with McGee crossing after just 2 minutes after clever interplay with Paterson in the centre of the park. Next Irish thought they had equalised but Allans pass to Paterson in the build up was judged to be a forward pass. Finally with seconds remaining Viehoff broke a tackle in the centre and beat all the chasing defenders to the line; Ewen kept his cool and slotted his 3rd conversion to give Irish their first victory.

Stahl Hennigsdorf 10 - 29 Irish

The game opened with Ewen scoring a quick brace, once showing a turn of speed to beat a defender, and the second to hammer through a despairing full back to go straight over the line. Hennigsdorf tried to respond but the aggressive Irish defence limited their oppotunities in the first half as Allan powered over on the wing to give Irish a 19-0 lead at half time.

The second half was a different story with Hennigsdorf moving the ball quickly from wing to wing to stretch the Irish defence. Eventually after a quick tap from a 5 metre penalty Hennigsdorf found the line in the corner. Irish responded with strong carries in the centre leading to tries for Cox and Viehoff meaning a late Hennigsdorf score was merely a consolation.

Irish 0 - 19 RK03

The group leaders RK03 were a very different beast, specialised Sevens players moved the ball quickly along the line making it difficult for the Irish blitz defence to function. Two quick tries put RK 14 - 0 up within the first minutes, but Irish held on until the break, with Opar chopped down agonisingly close to the line just before half time.

The second half was more of the same, but Irish focused on the breakdown, repeatedly releasing pressure on themselves with good work at the rucks. A late RK try under the posts left them with a 0-19 victory.

Final Four

Potsdam 36 - 0 Irish & Irish 0 - 21 RK03

With legs tiring, the Irish were simply overpowered, first by eventual winners USV Potsdam in the Semi's then by RK03 in the 3rd Place match, leaving themselves a very respectable 4th Place in their first BB7s Series Tournament.

Well done Lads!

 #BerlinIstGreen

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Berlin Beach RUgby 2018

🏉 Berlin's Official Beach Rugby Tournament 🏉

🏃12 Teams (8 Men's- und 4 Women's) loads of rugby and loads of Sand 🏖️

🕐5 on 5, 5 minutes each way, and loads of Sand 🏖️

🍗 Food, 🍻Drink and loads of Sand 🏖️

🏆 1 Champion (Men's), 1 Champion (Women's) 🏆 
...
and loads of Sand 🏖️

❗LAST CHANCE❗

Register your team now!:

🍀 How Much? 140€

🍀Register now with a quick Email to: giese_friederike@yahoo.de
Details: Team Name + Women/Men/Both + contact person with contact info

🍀 Includes ...

Entry Fee:
+ Referees,
+ Medical Care
+ 10 Player Coupons (2 Drinks, 1 Sandwich or Hotdog / Steak and Showers Token).
+ Also includes Beer for the Tournament highlight, Boatraces of the 3rd Half!

🍀 Bank Details:
Name: Marie-Louise Finck
BIC: GENODEF1SLR
IBAN: DE66 8306 5408 0004 9542 97
Please Provide - Verwendungszweck:
„Startgebühr + TEAM NAME +
NAME Kontaktperson

 

MATCH REPORT

RK03 Berlin 19 - 15 SG Berlin Irish / Trebbin

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Narrow Defeat Away to Leaders

Rugby Klub 03 Berlin 19 - 15 SG Berlin Irish RFC / Rugby Club Trebbin

The lads slipped to a narrow defeat away at leaders RK03, but thanks to a late rally were able to come away with a losing bonus point.

The first half opened with the Irish pinned back in their own 22, but defending well. Clearance kicks were run back well by RK, but a strong Defence with good line speed left RK taking just 3 points from the first 20 minutes of pressure - kicking a simple penalty in front of the posts.

From the restart the Irish pushed on and caused problems, working their way steadily to within 5 meters of the RK tryline. A 5m penalty lead to a knock on before a 3 man overlap could be used and some good clearance kicks from the opposition brought them back in range after more ruck ill-discipline, 6-0 to the hosts after 30 mins.

An excellent Irish Drive by the Forwards was then rewarded as first McGee, Opar and Ewen came up just short of the line. And with the opposition Defence stretched Kuehnemann crashed over directly under the posts, which Büttinger converted on the stroke of half-time

HT: RK03 6 - 7 Irish / Trebbin

The SG started the second half by putting the hosts under extreme pressure, good hands from the centers and a penalty for a high tackle let Büttinger slot another penalty to stretch the lead to 6-10.

2 injuries to the Irish (Large - back and Viehoff - Arm) broke the game up and after a lengthy break it was RK who repeatedly were able to make ground and gain reward, kicking two more penalties. Furthermore RK were able to capitalize on 2 yellow cards for the Irish to break through and add a converted try to their total on 60 minutes, leaving the score 19-10.

Within minutes the situation had flipped, with the SG back to 15, now it was the hosts turn to lose players to a yellow as they started to struggle with the intensity of the SG attack. With just 5 minutes remaining number 8 Ewen sliced his way through the tired Defence from a scrum-pick-up. The conversion missed: 19-15

With mere seconds remaining a loose ball was grubbered through to the RK 5 meters and then carried back and grounded to give an Irish scrum. Unfortunately at this vital moment and with an improvised front 5 the SG were unable to make the pressure count, collapsing to give an RK penalty.

This was kicked to touch and from the resulting line out the ball was kicked dead to finish the game.

FT: RK03 19 - 15 SG Berlin Irish / Rugby Club Trebbin

Man of the Match: Rob Carr

Thanks to our hosts RK03 for a brilliant game, we can’t wait for the rematch next year!

Thanks also to all our fans, supporters and our sponsors:

Finnegans Irish Pub The Sausage Man Never Sleeps Securitas Eóin Allan Personal Trainer rugby-berlin.de Embassy of Ireland Berlin

#BerlinIstGreen #TwoTownsOneTeam #BerlinSpieltRugby

Team: Carr, Buttinger, Baber (Marquez), Viehoff (c) (Daubney), Martin, Ciocca, Paterson, McGee (O’Mahony), Partzsch (Cox), Boden, Large (Ahmetovic), Opar, Duggan (Di Rienzo), Lovett (Kuehnemann), Ewen

Yellow: Kuehnemann, Opar

Tries: Kuehnemann, Ewen

Conversions: Buttinger

Penalties: Buttinger