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Longford RFC Club News 22/02/2021

Monday 22nd February, 2021



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Rugby DigestThe weekend past was a rest weekend as far as the Six Nations was concerned. However, the PRO 14 had a full round of games, with the Irish provinces all enjoying wins. Munster are all but guaranteed a final appearance where they lead...

Longford RFC Club News 15/02/2021

Friday 19th February, 2021



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Rugby DigestAs the snow melted in Ireland, we had another great weekend of Six Nations rugby, great from a neutral’s perspective but not so from an Irish one. England scored their inevitable win over an Italy side who now have lost 29...

Longford RFC Club News 08/02/2021

Monday 08th February, 2021



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Rugby DigestThankfully in the absence of all other rugby the 2021 Six Nations kicked off on weekend past, albeit with no fans as has become the new norm. It was great to see some competitive rugby during these tough times. The result of the...

Longford RFC Club News 02022021

Tuesday 02nd February, 2021



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Domestic rugby competitions finished for the seasonThe inevitable decision was made during the week by the IRFU to cancel the rest of this seasons Men’s and Women’s All Ireland League (AIL) League competitions due to the...

Longford RFC Club News 25/01/2021

Monday 25th January, 2021



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Light at the end of the tunnelWe were all hoping that we would be back playing rugby by now but unfortunately Covid had other ideas. At the moment the only rugby activities that are going ahead are at a professional level with the Pro 14 still...

Longford RFC Club News 21/12/2020

Monday 21st December, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearThe President and Board of Longford RFC would like to wish all our players, members and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Covid free 2021. It has been a tough year for everyone especially due to us not being...

Longford RFC Club News 14/12/2020

Monday 14th December, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Senior Rugby Match/Training UpdateAt the moment the latest indications are that subject to Government guidelines competitive rugby might be back at all levels from the second weekend in January. However, at the moment there are no details...

Longford RFC News 07122020

Monday 07th December, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Thank YouA big thank you to all our members and friends that bought tickets for the IRFU Your Club Your Country raffle. We managed to raise nearly €7500 in less than 6 days, which is phenomenal for a club of our size. Like all clubs we have...


Your Club Your Country DrawPlease support Longford RFC by buying a ticket for IRFU YCYC draw with the chance to win fabulous prizes (see below). Each ticket is €10 with 100% of funds going to LRFC. Tickets are only available online this year and close this Sunday December 6th at 3PM, so get yours...

Longford RFC Club News 23/11/2020

Tuesday 01st December, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Senior Rugby Match/Training UpdateWe finally have some good news, with the relaxing of restrictions Senior Rugby training can resume this week albeit with extra restrictions and Covid safety measures. We look forward to seeing all our...

Longford RFC Club News 23/11/2020

Monday 23rd November, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Senior Rugby UpdateWe are hoping that a return to rugby will be possible from the start of December with the Government expected to make an announcement this week regarding what form the exit from Level 5 restrictions will take. At the moment...

Refereeing Rugby by Trevor McHugh

Wednesday 18th November, 2020



Rugby Union, especially since the advent of professionalism, has widened its appeal and can offer to the select few, a rewarding career in professional and elite sport. Playing as a career is the opportunity that many young players dream of – to be the next Johnny Sexton or Robbie Henshaw. But...

Longford RFC Club News 16/11/2020

Monday 16th November, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Senior Rugby UpdateWith the present positive trajectory in Covid numbers, it is looking increasingly likely that we will be able to assume Senior training from the start of December. What form training takes will depend on the Level of...

Longford RFC Club News 09/11/2020

Monday 09th November, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Senior Rugby UpdateWith the present positive trajectory in Covid numbers, it is looking increasingly likely that we will be able to assume Senior training from the start of December. What form training takes will depend on the Level of...


Pictured below is John Geelan and Philly Dardis with the Leinster 1B TrophyT Butler Good afternoon Philly, thanks for chatting to me, as way of a bit of context we are going to chat about your Captaincy of the Longford Senior Men’s 2nd XV, who were unbeaten last season and who won Leinster 2nds...

Longford RFC Club News 25/10/2020

Tuesday 27th October, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Senior MenUnfortunately, there is no positive news to share at this stage, but we are publishing a feature length interview with Senior Men’s Captain Benny McManus separately.IrelandIt was great to see the Irish rugby team to take to...

Interview with Club Captain Benny McManus

Monday 26th October, 2020



Club PRO Tommy Butler in conversation with Senior Men’s Captain Benny McManus.T Butler Good afternoon Benny thanks for chatting to me about rugby in Longford Rugby Club over the last six months. At the moment we have entered a Level 5 Lockdown so I suppose the best place to start is just before...


Derick Turner to be conferred with the Mr. Boots AwardThe club learned during the week that our own Derick ‘Mr. Rugby’ Turner will be conferred with the prestigious Mr. Boots Award. The Mr Boots award was first presented in 1981. It’s purpose is to honour volunteers who excel in...

Longford RFC Club News 19/10/2020

Monday 19th October, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Uncertainly remainsUnfortunately, it does not look like club rugby will be resuming any time soon as the All Ireland League (AIL) reconstituted as the Energia Community Series due to Covid has also was also put on hold until further notice...

Longford RFC Club News 12/10/2020

Monday 12th October, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Leinster League Suspended until the end of OctoberLongford RFC Senior Men and Senior Women received the news that they were dreading on Wednesday evening when the IRFU made a decision to postpone all club activity outside of the All Ireland...







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