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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...

Longford RFC Club News 05/10/2020

Monday 05th October, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Longford Senior Men at home for first Leinster League gameDue to Covid-19 Longford first scheduled league match away to Clondalkin after being initially confirmed as on was postponed. Longford now welcome near neighbours Mullingar to CPL...

Longford RFC Club News 28/09/2020

Monday 28th September, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Longford Senior Men on the road for first Leinster League gameLongford Senior Men get their 20-21 Leinster League campaign underway this Sunday when they travel to Clondalkin. The game has been cleared to go ahead by Sports Ireland....

Longford RFC Club News 21/09/2020

Monday 21st September, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Longford Senior Men play second pre-season game.Longford Senior Men took on Tullamore in their second pre-season friendly on Saturday past notching up an impressive 7-10 win with tries from Dylan Quinn and Barry Stewart against a side...


Contract Signing Photo (from left to right): Colm Teehan (PST Sport), Damian Curley (LRFC Club President), Tony Headon (Pitch Project Committee) .Last Wednesday was a momentous day in the history Longford Rugby Football Club when contracts were signed with PST Sport for our new 4G full size...

Longford RFC Club News 14/09/2020

Monday 14th September, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Longford Senior Men play first game since lockdown.Longford Senior Men travelled to Edenderry on Saturday afternoon to play their first match since the Covid-19 lockdown versus Monkstown. This match was a friendly and was broke up into...

Longford RFC Club News 06/09/2020

Sunday 06th September, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com The start of the end or the end of the beginning?This season (or last season) really felt like it was kicking into gear this weekend with the Semi-Finals of the Pro-14 taking place on Friday between Munster and Leinster and last night between...


The IRFU have just launched a new registration and membership system for all players, coaches and members of rugby clubs all over Ireland called Rugby Connect. It is the new online administration system for clubs for the 2020/2021 season. It will be the sole platform for all aspects of game and...

Longford RFC Club News 24/08/2020

Monday 24th August, 2020



By Tommy Butler Longford RFC PRO lrfconnects@gmail.com Rugby is backIt is undoubtedly a very strange time for everyone. However, it was great on Saturday night to feel somewhat normal watching Leinster and Munster tear in each other in an empty Landsdowne Road after a five month break. Connacht...


Longford RFC seek Senior Men’s Forwards Coach for 2020/21 SeasonLongford RFC are thriving club based in the centre of Ireland. The club has expanded considerably over the last decade especially at underage and in our Women’s Section. Longford field two Senior Men’s Teams who...

Longford RFC Mini/Youth Boot Room

Monday 27th July, 2020



IntroductionAs we move towards getting back out on the pitch, there are a lot of players who need bigger boots. So instead of spending big on new ones why not use the #LongfordRFC Boot Room instead? It is a great concept where growing members swap the boots they have outgrown for nearly new bigger ones....







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