Bronx Irish Soccer League History

The Bronx Irish Soccer League was founded in the 1980’s by a group of Irish emigrants in the Bronx.  The league started with a men’s division but, within a few years, expanded to include a women’s division.  In those days it used to be a bar league (teams were being sponsored by Irish bars from at least three of the five boroughs).  The league fielded about 18 men’s teams and eight women’s teams.  Although never exclusively Irish, the league became much more diversified over the last decade to include soccer players from all backgrounds and ethnicities.

In the past 20+ years, the The Bronx Irish Soccer league has played on various fields around the Bronx but has made the Parade Grounds in Van Cortlandt Park its home for roughly the last 15 years.

The Bronx Irish Soccer league now only consists of a women’s division fielding eight teams.  The season runs all year with a spring and fall schedule and games are played on Saturdays.  Typically, the spring season runs from early April to late June and the fall season from early September to early December (weather permitting).  Registration of new players is permitted on a continual basis throughout the season, however you must play in at least two league games to be eligible to play in the playoffs.

2013 Committee Members:

President: Laura Mooney
Vice President: Robin Grunder
Secretary Angela Russo
Treasurer Sabita Krishnan
Scheduler/Public Relations Officer (PRO) Fallon Martin
Assistant PRO Teresa Brink

Updated 02/08/15