The New England Free Jacks signed former Dartmouth flyhalf, Patrick Sheehy to a one-year developmental contract for 2022. The 24-year-old flyhalf is 5’9” and 175lbs.
Patrick is from Washington DC and began playing rugby at age 7, encouraged by his father Paul Sheehy, a former Eagle fullback and an owner of Old Glory DC.
Patrick attended Gonzaga College High School located in DC, where he played for the three-time High School National Championship winning boys rugby team from 2012 – 2016.
He attended Dartmouth College from 2016-2020, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Engineering, playing rugby, and captained the team his senior year. The team won 4 straight Ivy League Championships going undefeated in their league matches. In 2019, the team won the Las Vegas 7s Invitational Championships.
His performances on the pitch led to an All-American nomination in 2019, as well as All-Ivy selections four years in a row. He most recently played with Mystic River Rugby in the 2021 American Rugby Premiership this past fall.
New England Free jacks Comments
“I’m very excited to be joining the Free Jacks this season in my first experience of professional rugby,” exclaimed Sheehy. “I am looking forward to learning and playing at the highest level American rugby has to offer!”
“We are glad Pat has made the decision to give it a crack at the next level,” commented Free Jacks Performance Director, Tom Kindley. “He has the talent and skills to compete, and his involvement will make the players around him better. He has a really impressive understanding of the game and fantastic distribution skills, it will be interesting to see him vie for a spot this season.”