Sports At The Irish Cultural Centre
Irish 5K Road Race
Join us on September 11th at 11:30am for our annual road race. We will also celebrate “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” with Irish dancers and live Irish music! Short sleeved commemorative t-shirts will be given to pre-registered participants who sign up on or before August 25th. Sign up on line and in advance to save (registration is $40 on race day). The early bird discount of $30 for adults ends on August 9nd. There will be lots of awards across all age divisions–five youth divisions and 10-year adult age groups through 80+. We have included the unique category of top three stroller runners as well as top three wheelchairs.
ICC Annual Golf Tournament
The Irish Cultural Centre’s annual golf tournament is one of our largest fundraisers each year. Now in it’s 32nd year, it has provided the centre with critical funds down through the years. Our 32nd annual golf tournament was held at Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton, MA, and with over 140 golfers it was one of our most successful tournaments to date.
Gaelic Athletic Association
The ICC is the permanent home of the Boston GAA, drawing its 45 member clubs from all across New England, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.The ICC has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the Northeastern Division of the United States Gaelic Athletic Association, also known as the Boston GAA. In fact, one of the inspirations behind finding a sufficient parcel of land and building the ICC facility over 30 years ago was to establish a permanent home for the Boston GAA. Boston GAA have volunteered their time and skills over the years to help build the ICC from the ground up.
Irish Youth Sports League (ISYL)
The ICC fields are also the longtime home and training grounds for the boys and girls of the Irish Sports Youth League (ISYL) of Boston, an affiliate program of the Boston GAA. The mission of the ISYL is to introduce the excitement of Gaelic football, Ladies Football, Hurling and Camogie to boys and girls of all ages. The skills and movements inherent in these Gaelic sports are similar and transferrable to just about every team sport played by kids in America today.
Boston Irish Wolfhounds Rugby
The Boston Irish Wolfhounds Rugby club has made Canton their home. Founded in 1992, the club competes as members of the Northeast Rugby Football Union’s Premier Division, and finished the fall of 1998 near the top of the Northeastern and New England rankings. The philosophy was, from the very beginning, to create a rugby club that offered playing and social activities equivalent to senior rugby clubs in other parts of the world.
Boston Irish Wolfhounds Youth Rugby
The Boston Irish Wolfhounds Youth Rugby (RFC) is a non-profit youth organization founded in 2002. We play home games and hold trainings at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton MA. Practices are held Wednesdays and Friday starting in the spring from 5:30pm to 7:00pm and run into early summer. Following Friday practices, many families retire to the ICC’s outdoor tent for a casual dinner, drinks, and live music. What a great way to start the weekend as a family!
The ICC’s substantial 2020 investment in upgrading its playing fields has certainly paid its dividends. In addition to providing superior playing conditions for out longtime partners the GAA and Wolfhounds Rugby, the vastly improved grass fields also caught the eye of two local soccer leagues, both of whom rented out the ICC for the first time to conduct league practices and games during the spring and summer of 2021.
Tree Top Adventures
TreeTop Adventures is a high ropes obstacle course located here on our 46 acre campus here at the Irish Cultural Centre. Treetops consists of 10 trails range in difficulty from beginner to expert and consist of obstacles like rolling logs, bridges, ladders, tight ropes, zip-lines and more!