St.Patricks Weekend Events

Friday 14th March: CelticFest 10th Anniversary Gala, 7pm

The Vogue Theatre is the place to be as we will help celebrate the fest’s first decade with The Once, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, Hermitage Green and The Paperboys. The ISSC will also be awarded the 2nd Annual Celtic Person/Organization of the Year Award on the night!
Tickets can be purchased for this great event by following this link

Saturday 15th March: Ireland V Oz/Rest of the World Gaelic Football match, 1pm

Saturday will see the first game of the season with action beginning at 1pm in Andy Livingstone Park.
Ladies (Ireland V Rest of World) – please be there at 12.15pm (Canadian time) for the throw in at 1pm.
Men (Ireland V Oz) – please come out early to support your female counterparts before your game at 2pm.
This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend/co worker/neighbour to the GAA! So bring them along to play or support the ISSC on this very special weekend!

Sunday 16th March: St Patrick’s Day Parade

The weekend’s activities continue at the annual St Patrick’s parade. We have been awarded the prestigious title of the Grand Marshall which means we lead the parade!! This is a huge honour and we need to do our club and Ireland proud. Please meet no later than 10.15am at Davie and Howe as we are leading the parade, we cannot be late!! Anyone who would like to arrive earlier to help setting up is more than welcome to do so!

If you have any questions about any events taking place this weekend, please let me or your player rep know!

See you all this weekend!!

ISSC Sevens

The ISSC Sevens is kicking off this Friday night (March 7th) in Capilano with a registration and ‘Meet and Greet’ night. The tournament will begin Friday, March 21st and we are encouraging as many members as possible to sign up and get involved in what is always a fun way to start the year. As always the bar in Capilano will be open for drinks after the games and it is a great way to meet your new teammates.
So regardless of your code, ability or length of stay in Vancouver – you are very welcome to come along to the tournament and join in!

Location: Capilano Rugby Club, North Vancouver
Time: 7.00pm

Membership fees are to be paid prior to taking part in the tournament – ‘No Pay-No Play’

The 2014 ISSC membership fees are as follows:
Playing Member: $100
Seven’s Tournament (with option to upgrade): $50
Social Member: $30


Since this is our first playing activity of the year, can we remind all new and returning members that you MUST have personal injury insurance to play for the club. If you require any information with regards to insurance, please send us an email at
As of January 2014, Mouthguards are mandatory for players in all age grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. You will not be permitted on the pitch if you are not wearing a mouth guard. This rules applies to both men and ladies football.

CeltFest – Reminder

CeltFest is commencing this weekend (Sat 8th) beginning in the Rickshaw theatre as Ireland’s own Hermitage Green makes their first-ever Canadian appearance in an all-Ireland night of music with Vancouver’s favourite, Vagabonds. For more information and tickets to these events and more including the CeltFest 10th Anniversary Gala on Friday March 14th were the ISSC will receive the Celtfest Organization of the year award, please visit their page

ISSC Table Quiz 2014

Hello all! It’s that time of the year again!

Time to start watching reruns of Countdown, Mastermind, The Weakest Link and even some Blackboard Jungle because it’s Quiz time!!

Where: Come down and join in on the craic at the Moose Down Under: Map
When: Friday February 21st at 7.30pm.
Cost: $10

So let’s start of the 2014 season with some friendly competition to find out who really has the brains in the ISSC!

See you all there!

ISSC Coaching Nominations 2014

With the AGM now in the books, we would like to offer our members the opportunity to put nominations forward for a coaching role in 2014.

We are looking for coaches across all codes: -

- Men’s Football coach(s)
- Ladies Football coach(s)
- Hurling coach(s)
- Camogie coach(s)

With the club growing and participation numbers increasing year on year, its more important then ever that people get involved. With this in mind and given the workload of coaching teams more than one coach per code would be preferred.

Please reply with nominations no later than Saturday February 8th to the following e-mail address:

The club executive will review nominations and make appointments following discussions with interested parties in March.