Rugby Viewing Party with the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia – England vs. Ireland

On Saturday, March 12, 2022, a spirited group of British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and Irish American Business Chamber & Network members and friends gathered for a rugby viewing party. Con Murphy’s Pub on the Parkway hosted our special event to watch the England versus Ireland penultimate round of the 2022 Six Nations Championship match live broadcast from Twickenham Stadium.

Guests enjoyed delicious pub food and drink, along with networking and a business card raffle draw for exciting prizes. It was a great match with strong plays by both teams. Ireland won but England put up a good fight! Some interesting rugby stats worth sharing are: Ireland had a dominant performance and beat England 32-18 during the 2021 Championship; England and Ireland have contested 138 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1875; and England have won 80 of those matches, whilst Ireland have won 50 matches. There have also been eight drawn matches between the two nations.

Jason Walker, current Treasurer for the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and Financial Advisor and Accredited Asset Management Specialist at Raymond James & Associates sponsored the event, and delivered welcome remarks during half time. Jason has been a member of the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia for nearly a decade. When he left the UK and moved to Philly, the BABCPHL was one of the first Associations he joined. Jason reports, “it has been a great business networking Group and way to meet professionals involved with many different business sectors as well as a wonderful social outlet to meet British expats working and living in the area.” Jason spoke briefly about the Organization, and thanked event partners and raffle donors: Con Murphy’s Pub, AEG Rugby and NBCUniversal Sports Pub Pass, Philadelphia Union, and PHL Sports, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

It had been a long time since the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and the Irish American Business Chamber & Network gathered in person to network. Guests were delighted to be together again, sharing pints, eating delicious pub food, and of course networking. Despite the team rivalry, it was exciting, nail biting, and fun to finally gather for a friendly networking event centered around sports – a great cultural unifier no matter the competition.

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  • Morgan Lewis
  • Olympus
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