Longford RFC News 170918   17/09/2018

Senior Men

Longford Senior Men finished off their Midland League Group A Campaign with another emphatic win against Mullingar on Saturday evening.  Longford scored 128 points and only conceded 15 points over their three group matches.  They now move onto to the Leinster League where undoubtedly far bigger tests await.  First up is Coolmine away on Sunday, where the Early side kick off at 1.30 PM and the Late side kick off at 3 PM.  Longford recorded two victories home and away against the same opposition last season.  However, it is a tough first match and both sides will have to considerably raise their games to come away with a win. 

Upcoming Fixtures:

Sunday September 23rd Leinster League Coolmine (Away)

Sunday September 30th Leinster League Carlow (Home in CPL Park)

Sunday October 14th Leinster League Monkstown (Away)

Early Side KO 1.30 PM Late Side KO 3PM

Longford Woman

Longford Woman travelled to Tallaght for their first Leinster League Fixture.  It was the first competitive game of rugby for many of our players.  They acquitted themselves very well and well undoubtedly improve a lot over the course of the season.  The Warriors train every Tuesday and Friday night at 7.30 PM.  New players of all fitness levels are welcome, even if you have not played before.  Contact Nuala on 082482005.

A full interview with Woman’s Head Coach, Nuala McGoey, accompanies the notes.

Sunday September 23rd Leinster League Athy (Home)

Sunday September 30th Leinster League Portlaoise (Away)

Sunday October 14th Leinster League Greystones (Away)

Longford Youths


Longford U12s played in Edenderry in their first blitz of the season.  The U12s played three tough matches but showed improvement over the three games.  Good work by Dan Donohoe, Harry Byrne and Derek Belton in the centre among others enabled Senan Murphy to score three tries.  There is plenty to work in training ahead of a busy match schedule over the coming weeks.


Longford played Virginia in a friendly on Saturday.  It was a good performance by Longford especially in the second half.  The U16s scored five tries on the day with four conversions by Kevin McDonagh.  Kevin McDonagh, Dylan Reilly, Ronan Kavanagh, Rory Maguire, Cormac McDonagh and Ryan Doherty were the best performers on the day.

The U16s take on Cavan at home next Saturday at 11 am.


Longford U18's played Virginia on Saturday the 15th September. It was a very good game with some excellent tries from Peadar Kenny, Michael Dunne, Dario Cigliano and Simon Moorhead. All tries were successfully converted by Simon. The two outstanding players were Peadar Kenny and William Higgins. Longford were deserving winners with a final score of 38 to 24.



Longford Youths are back training at all levels.  New players are welcome at all age levels.  There is no better time to start with the Rugby World Cup looming large on the horizon next November.

Training times and Fixtures can be found on www.longfordrugby.com

Minis (U6-U12)

Our future Leinster and Ireland stars train every Sunday at 10.30 am.  New players are very welcome, we have a comprehensive team of trained coaches. Just remember to bring a gum shield and a bottle of water along with your training gear.  Two new innovations for the coming season are that we have a new state of the art 4G training area, which are suitable for contact sports along with Girls Training from U8-U12. 

Padraig Murphy is the Mini’s Co-ordinator and can be contacted at 086 2526741 or prgm@me.com

Please make sure to have membership paid in order to take part in games and make sure that your details are on the text list.

Club News

Congratulations to all our U15/U16 players who received their Junior Cert results last Wednesday, well done!

The Sin Bin at Longford RFC serves great quality and value food on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12-3 and 12-7 on Saturday and Sunday.  Booking for events such as birthdays, christening, confirmations, communions, weddings and funerals are available.

The Sin Bin also shows all Irish rugby/Leinster/Munster matches live.

Why not rent our new 4G pitch along with food in the Sin Bin for your birthday party or event?  The pitch has built in shock absorption so a perfect surface for kids activities.

For bookings and information phone Kris on 0872872357.

Club Memorabilia

Did you know that rugby was played in Longford in the 1800s and we can trace the formation of the club back to then?
Do you or your family have any old photos of rugby in Longford, minute books, jerseys, articles, ties, trophies etc.? Then we would like to hear from you.
If you any of the above please contact Tommy Butler on 086 3143968 or email tommylbutler@gmaill.com.

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