Longford RFC Club News 07/01/2019   09/01/2019

By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO tommylbutler@gmail.com 

Senior Men

Longford Senior Men’s Teams succumbed to defeats yesterday versus Monkstown.  Both teams had enough chances to win the matches and the Monkstown scores all came from mistakes by Longford.  However, both teams are still in the running for either league honours/promotion and will now focus on their four remaining league games.  First up is the challenge of DLSP next Sunday in CPL Park.  The lads will be hoping for a big performance in the build up to an attractive home first round fixture in the Provincial Towns Cup versus Cill Dara the following Sunday.  It is by no means an easy draw for Longford, with Cill Dara lying in second place in Division 2A (the Division below Longford).  However, the lure of a home cup fixture is certain to draw a big crowd to CPL Park on January 20th and with Longford’s good form in 1B this year the lads will be training hard looking to earn a good run in the famous competition. The Provincial Towns Cup is one of the oldest rugby cup competitions and widely regarded as one of the Premier Junior Rugby cup competitions in the world.

The draw was also recently made for the Provincial Towns Seconds Cup, which the Early XV will compete in.  They were drawn away to face Athy 2nd XV on Sunday February 3rd.  The Early XV are going well this season and will be looking to continue the progress with a good cup run.

Upcoming Fixtures

Sunday January 13th Leinster League DLSP (Home).

Sunday January 20th Provincial Towns Cup 1st Round Cill Dara (Home).

Sunday January 27th Leinster League Tullow (Away).

Sunday February 3rd Provincial Seconds Cup Athy (Away)

Kick offs are 13:00/14:30 in January.

Longford Women (Warriors)

Longford Women are back in league action this weekend with an away fixture in Greystones and will try to keep up their three match winning going in Wicklow.  The Warriors train every Tuesday and Friday night at 7.30 PM. New players of all fitness levels are welcome, even if they have not played before. Contact Nuala on 082482005.

Congratulations to Bronagh Kirk, Aine Cox, Mary Sheridan and Eliza Boyle who took part in Midland U18 trials last week who are pictured below.