Mens - Info

Training/Matches

Longford Senior Men normally train every Tuesday and Friday night at 7.45 PM with Leinster League Matches normally on a Sunday.
If you are interested in playing for Longford or would like more information please give Director of Rugby Niall Moran a ring on 087 9185073.

Fixtures can be found at: http://longfordrugby.com/clubFixtures/3474/f_i_x_t_u_r_e_s

Competitions

Longford J1 XV play in Leinster League 1B and the J2 XV play in Leinster Seconds League 1B, with matches kicking off 1.5 hours before the Early XV. Longford also play in the Midland League & the Provincial Towns Cup.  

Coaching Set Up

Longford Senior Men have an excellent coaching set up for 2020-2021 season:

Glenn Baskett remains on as Head Coach along with Niall Moran as Director of Rugby after Longford finishing second in 1B last year, winning the Midland League and reaching the Semi-Finals of the Provincial Towns Cup. Alan Campbell is still looking after S&C along with the J2s on match day. Darragh Collins has moved up from our underage setup to looking after the J2s. 

Along with that, as per last season, all matches will be videoed with high quality video analysis

Longford Head Coach, Glenn Baskett and Family with All Black Head Coach Steve Hansen.


Glenn is also long term friends with Ex-All Black Coach Wayne Smith, as a mentor over the years he is invaluable, and who he is in regular contact with and who provides feedback for the team and Glenn. As well as providing insight to the inner workings of a high performance environment.

Also Glenn has spent time in the off season learning how the Dublin GAA have grown their players through their development squads. He has done some work with a coach involved in Dublin GAA circles. “I have found the way they work with their players and grow the players skill set in GAA is very interesting, there is a huge emphasis on developing the skill and from that the player grows, and from that the team grows. I believe any sport can learn from any other sport, it’s fascinating.”       

Finally, Glenn has been working with renowned Sports Psychologist Jason Brennan on the mental side of the game.  Brennan recently brought out a great book called ‘Win’ in conjunction with rugby pundit, Brent Pope, on mental skills for rugby and life, which is highly recommended.

“Working with Jason in the off season has been incredibly insightful, and opened me up to how we work with players, and how they react to what we say and do.”

Captains

Benny McManus leads the J1 side while Philly Dardis is J2 Captain for the second season.










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