Longford RFC Club News 29/10/2018   29/10/2018

By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO tommylbutler@gmail.com 

Senior Men welcome Tullow, Senior Women play CYM, Mini/Youth Reports, Longford Hall of Game Awards v Joe Schmidt…

Longford U10s in action

Senior Men

Longford Senior Men had the Bank Holiday weekend off and welcome Tullow next Sunday, November 4th to CPL Park on the back of two great league wins in Dublin versus Monkstown and DLSP, which continued their great start to the league making it ‘4 from 4’ along with 2 four try bonus points.  Longford have played Tullow frequently over the last few years and in the mould of their flow clubman; Sean O’Brien, they are perennially tough opponents.  Meetings between Longford and Tullow are normally high octane physical matches decided by a single score and are gripping spectacles well worth attending.

The last Late XV match versus Tullow was at home in CPL Park in March and was Longford’s last home game of 17-18 Leinster League, where they finished in third place following their promotion the season before as Champions of Division 2A.  Like this season’s last two fixtures, Longford went behind early and had to come back twice before securing a hard fought 25-15 win with tries from Derek Farrell, Lorcan Connolly and Colm Glynn.  In the reverse fixture in Tullow earlier in the season, Longford lost out by the narrowest of margin 23-22.  Similar to the Late XV, it was honours even in last seasons league for the Early XV, where they scored a superb away win in Tullow but lost out at home.

Overall, Longford will need to be at their best to overcome Tullow who tend to prove a more challenging proposition as the season progresses.  Coach Glenn Baskett will be looking for a committed week of training as there are plenty of things to work on despite the great start to the league.

Kick offs move half an hour back in November, so the Early XV match will kick off at 13:00 and the Late XV at 14:30.  All members, friends and supporters of the club are asked to turn out in force as the lads look to continue their fantastic start to the season.

 

LEINSTER LEAGUE 1B TABLE 281018
POS
TEAM
PLD
W
L
D
PF
PA
DIFF
BP
BP 4T
BP L
DED
PTS
1
SUTTONIANS
4
4
0
0
166
68
98
4
4
0
0
20
2
LONGFORD
4
4
0
0
115
79
36
2
2
0
0
18
3
MONKSTOWN
4
2
2
0
70
71
-1
3
1
2
0
11
4
TULLOW
4
2
2
0
61
61
0
2
1
1
0
10
5
DLSP
4
1
3
0
114
124
-10
6
3
3
0
10
6
N. KILDARE
4
1
3
0
70
140
-70
2
1
1
0
6
7
CARLOW
4
1
3
0
65
81
-16
1
0
1
0
5
8
COOLMINE
4
1
3
0
69
106
-37
0
0
0
0
4

Upcoming Fixtures:

Sunday November 4th Leinster League Tullow (Home).

Sunday November 11th Leinster League Suttonian’s (Away).

Sunday November 25th Leinster League North Kildare (Home).

Sunday December 2nd Leinster League Coolmine

Kick offs 13:00/14:30 in November/January & 12:30/14:00 in December.

Longford Women (Warriors)

Longford Women also had the weekend off and resume league action at home in CPL Park this Sunday coming versus CYM.  The ‘Warriors’ are improving all the time and would greatly appreciate your support.  You can find a profile of the Women’s Captain; Emma Dardis below.

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.

Upcoming Fixtures:

Sunday November 4th Leinster League CYM (Home)

Sunday November 11th Leinster League Tullamore (Away)

Sunday November 25th Leinster League Tallaght (Home)

Women’s Match Correspondent Wanted

Can you spare a few hours a week to write match reports for Longford Senior Women?  Your report will be featured in the Longford Leader and on the club website every week.  If you are interested, please contact any of the Women’s Team or Club Volunteer coordinator; Derick Turner on 0862559624.  No previous experience is necessary.

Player Profile Emma Dardis Longford Women’s Captain