Entries by George Hook

Rugby World Classic Bermuda 4th – 11th November 2017

The World Rugby Classic Once Again comes to Bermuda in 2017. One has to wonder “Why Bermuda?” Well it has to be for Bermuda Rugby – The Bermuda World Rugby Classic. 3,000 plus miles from the coast of England, 650 miles from the United States, a dot of some 22 sq.miles in the Atlantic, the […]

Ten Things For Under A Tenner In… London Rugby Tours

Lovely London isn’t the cheapest city you could choose for a city break (in fact it was recently found to be one of the most expensive) – but it’s London. Like New York and Paris it’s just one of those cities where you just need to accept that it’ll be a pricey one, but worth […]

Rugby Tours to Ireland Alive & Kicking

Xavier High School Rugby Tour Ireland 2016 For almost 30 years now I have been conducting tours of Ireland & the UK for many different clients in both the corporate and leisure markets. The funny thing is that you never really forget the people you work with even though the times and dates tend to […]

Would you really leave the heat for an Irish Rugby Tour

Abu Dhabi Harlequins – U14’s + Parents Visit to Ireland March 2016 Q: Why would a group of ex-pat kids and their parents from all over the world want to leave hot sunshine to come to Ireland in the month or March? A: For the welcome, for the scenery, for the pubs, for the rugby […]

Italy Rugby Legends Join Irish Rugby Tours

One of the Finest Front Row Combinations to Play International Rugby in recent times have joined the Team here at Irish Rugby Tours. Our Good Friends – Fabio Ongaro and Toto Perugini have come on board with us here to develop further our Links with Italian Rugby. Irish Rugby Tours probably have some of the […]

Paul Emerick – Irish Rugby Tours USA Rugby Ambassador

Irish Rugby Tours are delighted to announce Paul Emerick as our USA Rugby Ambassador. Paul is a true professional in every aspect and we are over the moon to have him as part of our Team here at Irish Rugby Tours. Paul was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa and played his university rugby with the University […]

Concussion – where do we stand?

Saturday nights Pro12 semi final at the RDS restored my faith in the game of rugby union. As Brian O’Driscoll lay slumped in a heap in the middle of the pitch after smashing his head in a tackle, I questioned whether the Leinster medical staff would do the right thing. Would the great centre stagger […]

North Bay Rugby (USA) Growth Continues…

North Bay Rugby Growth Continues with help from Irish and Lion Rugby Legend – Ollie Campbell. North Bay Rugby Club has made major moves since their play-off loss in April 2012. Through cultivating relationships with local colleges, the team has added 9 new recruits, 5 of which came from their own U19 programs. With the […]

Dolphin RFC U16s – Successful Rugby Tour to Bristol

Tour Blog – Friday 11th April At 3.45 am the tour party gathered, the 25 players and 12 adults aka Big Kids heading to Bristol for the weekend. Its 3.45 am and they are all here on time, normally half of them cannot make training at 6.30 pm said Head Coach Gerry Harrington aka Head […]

Tony Smeeth – One of Irish Rugby Tours Coaching Staff

Tony Smeeth has been a long time friend and companion with us all here at Irish Rugby Tours. Since our inception in 1998 Tony has coached, given training sessions and clinics to nearly every one of the Tours coming from into Ireland. We are delighted that he is still heavily involved in the long term […]