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Banshee Scholarship Winner!

Posted by Steve Gill on January 23, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (4)
Congrats on Hibernian Banshee Olivia Fiatoa on winning the 2014 Kevin Higgins College Scholarship, we wish all the best to Olivia in her college career at West Chester University http://www.usrugbyfoundation.org/site/pp.asp?c=9fLHJVOxHmE&b=9247685

Fall Season

Posted by Steve Gill on August 11, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Our Fall season will be kicking off soon, with some very important dates coming up. Firstly our first practice will be Tuesday August 12th, at 7pm at Falls Township Park and continuing every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of the season. Secondly we will be having out annual dues night on Tuesday August 19th, we will be meeting at Pasquales Sports Bar after a short practice, where if you pay your dues that night, you will get a ticket to enter you into a raffle where you can win some great prizes (last year the winner received a bottle of Irish whiskey and a rugby jersey.). So get your friends out and lets get this fall season off to a good start. Our first game is only a few weeks away against the NE Irish on Sept 6th. The rest of the schedule will follow.

A lost '80s spy spoof finally hits the big screen at the Cinedelphia Film Festival

Posted by coach castner on April 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A lost '80s spy spoof finally hits the big screen at the Cinedelphia Film Festival by Mario Giampaolo

Go to link: http://citypaper.net/article.php?A-lost-80s-spy-spoof-finally-hits-the-big-screen-at-the-Cinedelphia-Film-Festival-20074

Nicole Benedetti Athlete of the week

Posted by coach castner on April 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)


Eastern College Athletes of the Week






Samantha Lawson (Council Rock South) earned her first career solo shutout for Campbell in a 1-0 win over Longwood on Wednesday. The Camels improved to 6-10 with the win; Lawson made six saves on the night to raise her season total to 27.


Virginia Tech dominated Pitt in a 4-0 shutout Sunday. Senior Taylor Antolino (Villa Joseph Marie) had an assist for the Hokies on the opening goal.


Megan Kelley (North Penn) scored her fourth goal of the season as Millersville gained a 2-1 win over Lock Haven on Saturday.


Elizabethtown pounded Hood on Saturday, 7-0. Kaceyanne Cerankowski (Neshaminy) had two goals and an assist for the Blue Jays.


In George Washington's 1-0 win over La Salle, senior goalkeeper Nicole Ulrick (Council Rock South) made seven saves in the fourth shutout of the year for the Colonials. In Sunday's scoreless double-overtime tie with Duquesne, Ulrick made another seven saves for the team's fifth shutout.




Georgetown senior forward Steve Neumann (Council Rock North) was named Monday to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll and the CollegeSoccerNews.com National Team of the Week. Neumann scored twice and had an assist in a win over Butler.


Penn State Abington rallied for a 2-2 tie against Keuka on Sunday. Freshman Victor Molina (Bensalem) assisted on Alex Martins' goal. Martins had a shot blocked that Marco Paparo (Abington) chipped in for his 10th goal of the season.




Two runners from Penn State Abington were honored by the North Eastern Athletic Conference this week as the Student-Athlete of the Week. Alexander Kane (Central Bucks East), a sophomore, finished first at the Albright College Invitational. He set a record of 30 minutes, 29 seconds on the 5.5-mile course en route to his fifth championship of the season.


Freshman Valerie Santangelo (St. Basil Academy/Abington) won her third straight event and fifth of the season at Albright, also setting a course record at Albright (21:45 on the 3.5-mile circuit).




Gwynedd Mercy came back for a 4-3 overtime win Tuesday against Neumann. Maria Karidas (Council Rock South) scored all three of the Griffins' goals in regulation.


Yale battled to a 4-3 overtime win against Maine on Sunday. Junior forward Jessie Accurso (Central Bucks South) assisted on a goal.




Shippensburg posted a 55-30 win over Kutztown on Saturday to improve to 4-0 in the PSAC East (5-2 overall). Senior defensive end Jake Metz (Souderton) contributed on two sacks to give him 53 tackles for loss in his career, a school record. Mike Schmidt (Harry S. Truman) had a 15-yard kickoff return.


West Chester downed Lock Haven on Saturday, 34-13. Quarterback Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) went 15-for-20 for 251 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Shawn Leo (Souderton) kicked a 41-yard field goal, his longest of the season. He also had a 29-yard field goal in the game.


Syracuse defensive tackle John Raymon (Council Rock North) suffered an injury to his right knee in the game against Syracuse and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Raymon will have surgery on the knee. He had seven tackles (six solo, 1.5 sacks) and a blocked kick in seven games.


Millersville defeated Cheyney on Saturday, 30-12. Mike Reichenbach (Calvary Christian Academy/Jamison) scored his first touchdown of the season on a 20 yard reception.




Lars Kristiansen (New Hope-Solebury) won at No. 4 singles (6-4, 7-5) for West Chester in a 7-2 loss to Walsh (Ohio) on Oct. 18.




Nicole Benedetti (Conwell-Egan) scored four tries, her career-best, for West Chester in a 25-22 win over James Madison on Sunday.


Sports Block Party

Posted by coach castner on April 3, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Sports Block Party

Friday, April 25, 2014 3:30-10:00 PM, Middletown Community Park, 2600 Langhorne Yardley Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047

Sponsored by Real Living Ramagli Real Estate and Faulkner Mazda

The Sports Block Party is a celebration of high school sports. Varsity and Junior Varsity teams compete in eight different games on one fantastic night. New in 2014, girls’ and boys’ high school rugby clubs will square off. Admission is free to the community thanks to the generous sponsorship of Real Living Ramagli and Faulkner Mazda.

• Eight different high school games.

• Enjoy live music all night from Damage Control.

• A 35’ interactive inflatable provided by Pony Express Amusements.

• Nine-hole miniature golf provided by AnywhereMiniGolf.com.

• A Taste of Texas Catering will be selling its delicious pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, and drinks.

• Both concession stands will be open to purchase snacks & drinks.

• Paulie’s Ice Cream truck.

The park will be closed to vehicular traffic to allow people and children to roam the park freely. Free parking is available at nearby Neshaminy Maple Point Middle School. There will be two shuttle buses operating to handle the crowd: both buses run from 5-10 PM or it is a quick walk to Community Park. We encourage everyone to stop by for a great night of family fun, high school sports, teen activities, live music and great food.

Game Schedule:

3:30PM Neshaminy vs. Bristol Borough, JV Baseball

7:00PM Neshaminy vs. Bristol Borough, V Baseball

5:30PM Neshaminy vs. Bristol Borough, JV Softball

7:00PM Neshaminy vs. Bristol Borough, V Softball

5:30PM Neshaminy vs. Abington, JV Lacrosse

7:00PM Neshaminy vs. Abington, V Lacrosse

6:00PM Boys High School Rugby Match: Hibernian Bulls’ vs. Media United

7:30PM Girls High School Rugby Match: Hibernian Banshees’ vs. West Chester Rustin

Press Contact: Paul Kopera, Middletown Township, 215.750.3890; [email protected]


William "Wild Bill" Earnest

Posted by coach castner on March 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

William P. Earnest- "Wild Bill"

William P. Earnest of Bristol, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 61.

Born in Levittown, he was a longtime area resident. He served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam.

He enjoyed fishing, boating, motorcycles and playing video games. He was an avid sports fan who played rugby in his younger years. He was also a member of the Bucks County Motorcycle Association and the Hibernians.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond C. and Katherine (McGarvey) Earnest Sr.; and a brother, Raymond Earnest Jr. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Beears) Earnest; and children, Amanda Mussleman and her wife, Corey of Florida, Jennifer Mattaliano (Mark) of New Jersey and Caitlin Earnest of New Mexico; his grandchildren, Haidyn, Lexi, Zack, Donald and Michele; his siblings, Kathy and Shawn Earnest and Colleen Jenner John (Chuck).

Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, March 28, at the Molden Funeral Chapel, 133 Otter St., Bristol, from 6 p.m. to time of service at 8 p.m. Interment will be in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, at 10:30 a.m. on April 2.

To sign the online guestbook or send a fond memory of Bill visit the Web address below. Molden Funeral Chapel, Bristol


Spring Season/Mark Vella Celebration Night

Posted by Steve Gill on February 19, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)
Its about that time of year again where we will be getting into the spring season. There are a couple of important dates coming up. Firstly: Mark Vella Celebration Night Friday November 21st 7:30 pm at Pasquale's Sports Bar. We will be celebrating the life of a fallen brother of this team and also raising money for his daughter. All are welcomed and encouraged to come out to this event. Second: Team Social Night Thursday November 27th 7:30 pm at Pasquale's Sports Bar. This night is for people to catch up after the off season, and also its an opportunity to meet any new faces that are coming out. Dues will be collected that night so make sure you bring you payment with you or pay online on our website at www.hiborugby.com . Dues are $100 for one season and $175 for two seasons. Those that pay their dues that night or before will be in the drawing to win a M Ireland National Team Jersey and some other possible prizes. Third: First Practice Tuesday March 4th at 7:00 pm sharp (make sure you get there a bit earlier to boot up and such) at Falls Township Park (9001 Mill Creek Rd, Levittown, PA 19054). Make sure to bring a mouth piece, light and dark rugby jersey, and sneakers (in case we are unable to get onto the field and have to use the parking lot.) I look forward to seeing the majority of you guys at these upcoming events, and am excited for what should be a successful spring season ahead of us. Until then, Steve "Gildo" Gill Club Secretary

Spring Season

Posted by John on January 17, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)


Check out the calendar.  The spring schedule is up.


T-shirts for sale

Posted by Steve Gill on August 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (1)

I still have t-shirts for sale, they are the blue shirts that say HIBO RUGBY on the front of them, please see me after practice if you are interested in buying one, the cost is $15 each or 2 for $25, sizes are limited.


Posted by Anthony Simek on August 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)


As each season progresses we find it more and more necessary to find new ways to fund our growing rugby club.  The Hibernians are a proud group of rugby players that come out and support each other every time they set foot on the pitch.  We need to keep this momentum off the pitch as well.

For those of you who don't know me, I'm the Social Director for our HRFC.  As such, I have the pleasure of working with our board to build fundraising ideas for our teams.  Any time you are asked or volunteer (don't all come running at once) to help with fundraising you should know two things: 1.) you are strengthening the foundation and creating unity amongst your team and 2.) the work you do to raise money will be quick and easy.  It's time to step up.  I'M CALLING ALL HIBOS...young, old, current or past players, friends, families...we are all HIBOS.

Here are a few ways you can support our HRFC in regards to fundraising:

1.) CANDY BAR FUNDRAISER:  Tonight we will begin our first round of candy bar fundraising.  I will be distributing boxes of candy bars to a few players for a test run.  The work will be simple.  Walk your neighborhood (yes, Girlscout style), put the box out at work (just watch that overnight custodial crew!), or sell to your friends and family.  At 30 bars per box these should be an easy sell and a quick way to raise money for the club.

2.) BANNER ADVERTISEMENT SALES:  A flyer explaining the banner ad sales can be found on our site HERE.  Basically, for every banner you sell you get one season of dues paid, sell two and your dues for the year are paid, etc.  That's $100 in your pocket for each banner simply by asking a local car dealership, restaurant, or your own place of employment if they'd like to advertise with us.  They say yes and your dues are paid.  All you have to do is refer them to me for designing and ordering their banner.  Be sure to communicate with me about who you're talking to so that I can follow up with them as well. 

3.) 50-50's:  After every home game we will be selling 50-50 raffle tickets.  Reach out to me about getting involved.  Also, don't forget a few extra bucks to buy your tickets after our home games.

That's it for now.  If you have other ideas please send them my way.  I am always willing to work with new players or anybody looking for help paying their dues.

In Unity,

Anthony Simek; Social Director HRFC

[email protected]


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