Sep 012011

The Rhinos Annual General Meeting for the 2011/2012 Irish American Football League Season was held last night at the Foxhunter Pub, Lucan.

The meeting was attended by over 20 current players and coaches to discuss the path the Rhinos are going to take to Shamrock Bowl XXVI next year.

The current serving board of 5 was re-elected and have retained their positions, they are as follows:

Chairman: Daniel Breslin

Secretary: Barry Bolton

Treasurer: Christine Hayes

Board Member: Stevie Moon

Board Member: Pauly O’ Tooley (it rhymes)

The most hotly discussed topic of the meeting was training. Training for the coming season starts back in  5 Sundays time. October 2nd will see the Rhinos host an NFL-style football Combine for all current and any potential players who wish to join the team. This will be an enjoyable day and a good way to ease back into the training routine.

For current team members, particularly those who missed the meeting, full details will be circulated in the usual manner.

Until then, get practicing your 40 yard dash times because we have a combine coming up!

Aug 152011

The Dublin Rhinos Annual General Meeting is coming up shortly.

The meeting is due to take place on August 31st at the Foxhunter Pub in Lucan. The meeting will kick off at 7:30 PM and a full agenda of topics has been prepared for the evening.

All current and potential players/coaches are encouraged to attend.

Mar 222011

Saturday March 12th saw the Rhinos take to the stage… well, The Woolshed Stage at least.

The 3rd Annual Rhinos Awards Night was held in The Woolshed Baa & Grill, Parnell Street where the Captains Choice Award, Defensive MVP, Offensive MVP and Overall MVP were handed out.

Coach Lawless also picked up a special award on the night for his coaching leading the Rhinos to the IAFL semi-finals.

The award winners included Barry Bolton for the Captains Choice Award.


Fintan Corr picked up the Defensive MVP award after developing into a hard hitting linebacker in just his second year playing competitive football.


Offensive MVP went to the versatile Sean Power who picked up the award for his endless contributions at Running Back, Wide Receiver and Quarterback.


Barry Bolton scooped the MVP award for his duties at Centre and Defensive End.


Highlight of the night was Coach Mark Lawless as MC featuring his bright red dickie bow tie!


Some pictures from the night, including some of the infamous Rhinos Roasties awards can be seen here:


Mar 032011
The Woolshed

The Woolshed plays host to The Rhinos Awards Night 12th March 8pm

Better late than never!

With the 2011 Season opener fast approaching on March 27th at home to the Cork Admirals, some frantic organising is going on to get the 2010 Season Awards Night held.

The Woolshed Baa and Grill, Parnell Street, will play host to the Rhino’s Annual Awards Night for the 2010 Season. A record setting season for the Rhinos, the awards night has a lot to live up to. All Rhinos are expected to attend and any and all family and friends are also welcome to this night of fun, food and drink. Copious amounts of all 3 will be had.

Awards such as the Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Captains Player of the Year and Overall Most Valuable Player of the Year will be the official awards given to the players by the team, with a number of less prestigious Rhino’s Roasties Awards being dished out for some of the more memorable moments throughout the year.

The Awards night will be held on Saturday the 12th of March at 8pm in the ever welcoming Woolshed on Parnell Street.

Feb 092011


The West Dublin Rhinos stampeded their way to the Woolshed Baa & Grill, Parnell Street, on Sunday February 6th, 2011. More commonly referred to as Superbowl Sunday.

The Rhinos took over a large reserved area on the night, taking in many of the different food and drinks on offer throughout the night.

Superbowl XLV was enjoyed by over 40 Rhinos, friends & family. A great night was had by all (except our resident Steelers fan, Stevie Moon) as they watched Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a thrilling 31-25 game that went right down to the final minutes of the game in true Superbowl fashion.

To give you an idea of the celebrations on the night, feast your eyes on some of the pictures below.


Feb 032011

The Rhinos have finally caught up with all this new age technology and signed up with Twitter.

You can follow the Rhinos on Twitter here:

Follow us on Twitter for live score updates as they happen during the season as well as for keeping up to date with team news.

Feb 032011

The schedule for the Dublin Rhinos 2011 Season has been announced.

Home opener is on March 27th against the Cork Admirals who the Rhinos defeated in the wild card game of the 2010 season. This is set up to be a very tough match.

The first half of the season looks like this, the Rhinos visit the Carrickfergus Knights on the 8th of May.

Mar 27 Cork Admirals Logo @ Logo West Dublin Rhinos Castleknock College, Dublin, 1pm
Apr 10 Dublin Rebels Logo @ Logo West Dublin Rhinos Castleknock College, 2pm
Apr 17 West Dublin Rhinos Logo @ Logo Trinity College Trinity College Sports Grounds, Santry, 2pm
May 8 West Dublin Rhinos Logo @ Logo Carrickfergus Knights Carrickfergus RFC, Woodburn Road, 2pm

Further updates coming…

Jan 222011

Things have been quiet around here lately as the Rhinos prepare for the upcoming season.

First game of the season looks to be away to the Craigavon Cowboys on March 20th. Stay tuned for more information.

Also, the website will be getting a bit of an overhaul in the coming weeks so bear with us while we make some improvements!

Dec 172010

Thanks to all who were able to make the AGM at the Spa Hotel last night.

We managed to get through a lot and I hope everyone has a better understanding of how the season will pan out.

There was a few changes made to the make up of the board and a new of new positions were voted on to help improve all aspects of the team.

We now need everyone to give their full effort for the remainder of the preseason.