Longford RFC Club News 100918   10/09/2018

Longford RFC News 08092018

Senior Men

Longford Senior Men kicked off their Midland League Campaign v Edenderry on Monday past with an emphatic 47-10 win and yesterday recorded an similarly emphatic 40-0 win v Tullamore (The Match reports are published separately. 

Upcoming Fixtures:

Saturday September 15th Midland League Mullingar (Home) KO 7.30PM

Sunday September 23rd Leinster League Coolmine (Away)

Development XV KO 1.30 PM Performance XV 3 PM

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

Development XV KO 1.30 PM Performance XV 3 PM

Longford Woman

Longford Woman’s Squad took part in the inaugural Midland League Woman’s Blitz in Mullingar yesterday, which was won by Tullamore as they continue their preparations for their first Leinster League game on Sunday September 16th away to Tallaght.  The Warriors are now moving to training 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.

Longford Youths

A separate Season Preview with Gerry Carthy Longford RFC Mini/Youths Chair is published separately.

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.

Youth’s Training (2018-2019) Coaching Details.


For players born in 2006.

John (Freddie) Forde 086-1727145.

Training on Wednesdays at 7 PM.


For players born in 2005.

Kerry Waters 083-0380592.

Tommy O’Hara 087-7649793.

Training on Wednesdays at 7 PM.


Oliver Naughton - 087-9047970.

Willie Hall - 087-2030155.

Roy Davis 086-2535859.

Seamus Boyle 086-8281506.

Training on Wednesdays at 7.30 PM.


For players born in 2003.

Junior Hannon - 087-2977769.

Darragh Collins - 086-7844657.

Kenny Adejinmi - 089-9734319.

Training on Wednesdays at 7.30 PM


For players born in 2002.

Gerry Carthy - 086-8046857.

Ray McCormack - 087-9028018.

David Shannon - 087-7931298.

Training on Mondays/Wednesdays 7-8.30 PM.


For players born from 1st of July 2000 & after 31st December 2001.

Jimmy Murphy 086-255521.

Ronan Keith - 086-8871573.

Training on Thursdays at 7.30 PM (Starts 23/08/18).

New players are welcome at all age levels – just come to the club on the relevant training night or contact the coach above for details. Don’t worry about not having played before – we have the coaching staff to teach the basics to any player. Jimmy Murphy is the Youth’s Co-ordinator and can be contacted at 086 2555621.

Minis (U7-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.  We had 120 players training last week.   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.  Coaching details are below.

Mini Coaches;

Mini Training

Mini’s Training takes place on Sunday’s at 10.30 -11.30. This is for all U7’s, U8’s, U9’s, U10’s, U11’s and U12’s. All new players are welcome – just be at the Rugby Club on Sunday morning and bring a gum shield.

Mini Coaches;

U6&U7 Enda Gillen gillenenda@hotmail.com 0869270658

U8 Coach Lewis Hanly lewis.hanly@gmail.com 0872057673

U9&U10 Coach James Rowan jamesrowanjnr@gmail.com 0879870560

U11 Coach Eugene Larkin info@westmeathwindows.ie 0866015325

U12 Coach Ger Murray gerard.murray@agriculture.gov.ie 0868534586

Girls Rugby Lisa Brady lisabrady@hotmail.com 087 6119960

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

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.

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.

Some of our Minis who are delighted to be back training

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