Longford RFC Club News 040219   05/02/2019

Longford RFC Club News 04/02/2019

By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO tommylbutler@gmail.com 

Senior Men

There was no league action this weekend with the Provincial Towns Seconds Cup taking centre stage.  Longford Early XV travelled to Athy in a confident mood after a good performance versus Tullow on the week before.  Unfortunately, despite going into an early lead they lost out 21-17.  Attention now turns to the second round of the Provincial Towns Cup where Longford travel to Drogheda to face Boyne RFC on Sunday.  A separate preview is available.  

Upcoming Fixtures

Sunday February 10th Provincial Towns Cup 2nd Round Boyne (Away).

Sunday February 17th Leinster League Suttonians (Home)

Sunday March 3rd Leinster League North Kildare (Away) 

Longford Women (Warriors)

The Warriors scored a great away win versus CYM 07-32 and now have a week off before their last league match on Sunday week at home to Tullamore.  A match report will be published tomorrow.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Sunday February 17th Tullamore Leinster League (Home).

All Kick Offs are at 1 PM.

Longford Mini/Youths

Most of the underage action was called off at the weekend due to the freezing weather with only the U14 match surviving.  However, a busy weekend of rugby is on the way next Saturday/Sunday.  It is not too late to start playing Mini rugby.  Longford RFC welcome new players at all levels both boys/girls with no previous experience necessary.  Training times and Fixtures can be found on www.longfordrugby.com or at https://goo.gl/qAVBPv


Saturday February 9th   

U18 v Cill Dara (Home)

U17 v Edenderry (Away)

U16 v Wicklow (Home)

U15 v Mullingar (Home)

U14 v Boyne (Away)

U14 Girls v Terenure

U13 v Portlaoise (Away)

U12 Girls v Terenure

U12 v Tullamore (Away)

U11 v Tullamore (Away)

U8 Edenderry Blitz (Away)

Sunday February 3rd 

U6, U7, U9 & U10 Training

U7/U8 Training

Match Reports


Longford U14's played away to Wicklow in the Metro League on Sunday past. The match kicked off at 12 noon with a breeze blowing across the pitch making it a difficult kicking game for both sides. Wicklow opened the points tally within the first minute through a single player running past our pack and backline.  From there, Longford added three tries through Ryan D'Arcy paying back in kind. The first half ended with a try apiece and a 26 to 17 score. The second half opened with two Wicklow tries either side of a great run by Joel Gilanders to narrow the score difference.  Longford then ran in three tries by Luke McManus, Sam Mills and finally Ryan D'Arcy scoring his fourth of the match.  The player of the day was Ryan D'Arcy with the final score 53 – 24.  Longford Team: Ronan Corcoran 15, Ryan D'Arcy 14 (4 tries), Odhran Gray 13, Jude O'Rourke 12, Luke McManus 11 (1), James Gilheany 10 (4 conversions), Sam O'Rourke 9, Shane O'Hara 8, Sam Mills 7 (2), Joel Gillanders 6 (1), Oisin Gallagher 5, Sam Waters 4, Leo Temple 3, Martin Dooner 2, Adam Reen 1.  Other tand out players were Shane O'Hara, Sam Mills, Ryan D'Arcy and Sam O'Rourke.  Training this Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 and the next match is Boyne RFC in the Youth Cup on the 10th Feb.

Club News

Longford Players in Leinster Schools Cup

Congrats to Longford RFC men, Tom Gilheany who made his Leinster Senior Cup debut yesterday with Clongowes, while Shane Mallon did likewise today for Cistercian College Roscrea v Belvedere.  Toms brother James currently plays for our U14s and his older brother Jack played for Longford and Clongowes.

Steak Night/Six Nations Rugby

Make sure to keep the afternoon/evening of Saturday March 16th free as we are hosting our famous steak evening to coincide with Irelands Six Nations match with Wales in the Millenium Stadium.  This could well be the Championship decider and promises to be a great night.  Tickets will be available soon, so don’t miss out.

Great Food/Events & Six Nations Rugby at Longford RFC

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.  It is also the best place to watch all this year’s Six Nations matches if you are not lucky enough to have a ticket. Booking for events such as birthdays, christening, confirmations, communions, weddings and funerals are also available.For bookings and information phone Kris on 0872872357.

4G All Weather Pitch Rental

Our state of the art floodlight Mel Diffley 4G pitch is available for rental.  It contains shock absorption so that players can play contact sports/fall over without hurting themselves.  It is also perfect for 5 a side soccer.  If you would like to book it phone Damian on 0862757103.

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