Longford RFC Club News 19/11/2018   19/11/2018

By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO tommylbutler@gmail.com 

Senior Men away at home to North Kildare and Senior Women at home to Tallaght, Longford Hall of Fame Awards with Joe Schmidt, Minis Trip to Leinster v Toulouse…

Senior Men

Longford Senior Men welcome North Kildare to CPL Park this Sunday after having last weekend off.  However, most of the players would probably have preferred to have went straight into the North Kildare match on the weekend past, after suffering only their first defeat of the season to Suttonian’s the weekend before last.  Although North Kildare are bottom of Division 1B, Longford will not be underestimating them, as they have been on the wrong side of a number of close results and ran third placed Monkstown very close for most of their last match.  Longford managed to secure two wins versus North Kildare last season, winning 32-19 in the first match of the season and 24-42 in the return match in Kilcock.  The Early XV play the same opposition and hope to continue their upward momentum after securing three wins in their last three matches.  Longford face Coolmine again at home on December 2nd before their last Leinster League match of 2018 away to Carlow on December 9th.  The Senior Men’s last match of the current year is on December 30th where Longford play in the Midland League Final versus Edenderry for the Midland League Trophy.  The Midland League Trophy, Shield and Plate are all up for grabs on the day with Tullamore RFC hosting all three matches.

As always, the Senior Men would appreciate a large support in CPL Park for the next two Sundays.  They are still only three points off the top!

LEINSTER LEAGUE 1B TABLE 191118
POS
TEAM
PLD
W
L
D
PF
PA
DIFF
BP
BP 4T
BP L
DED
PTS
1
SUTTONIANS
6
5
1
0
213
98
115
6
5
1
0
26
2
LONGFORD
6
5
1
0
161
135
26
3
3
0
0
23
3
MONKSTOWN
6
4
2
0
117
96
21
3
1
2
0
19
4
CARLOW
6
3
3
0
142
102
40
3
2
1
0
15
5
TULLOW
6
3
3
0
97
108
-11
2
1
1
0
14
6
DSLP
6
1
5
0
141
156
-15
8
3
5
0
12
7
COOLMINE
6
2
4
0
102
152
-50
0
0
0
0
8
8
N KILDARE
6
1
5
0
88
214
-126
2
1
1
0
6

Upcoming Fixtures

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

Sunday December 2nd Leinster League Coolmine (Home).

Sunday December 9th Leinster League Carlow (Away).

Sunday December 30th Midland League Trophy Final v Edenderry (Tullamore).

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

Liam Brady and Philly Dardis pack down against DLSP.

Longford Women (Warriors)

Longford Women also had last weekend off.  They are back in action in the league this Sunday versus Tallaght at home in CPL Park.  The Warriors are improving every week and would appreciate your support.

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 25th Leinster League Tallaght (Home).

Sunday December 2nd Leinster League Athy (Away).

Sunday December 9th Leinster League Portlaoise (Home).

Sunday January 13th Leinster League Greystones (Away).

Longford Mini/Youths

Mini Rugby (U7-U12)

The Mini section of the club held an open day for new players on Sunday.  There was a great turnout, with many no doubt inspired by Irelands great win versus New Zealand to lace up their boots for first time.  Longford have trained coaches at all levels and welcome girls and boys.  It is never too late to start. Coaching information can be found at the following link https://goo.gl/qAVBPv

Longford Minis in action