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From the coaches view this week....... Pre Season is over. The foundations have been laid and a lot of work over the off season by the coaching team has been done. Both training and the 4 matches played so far have shown a continued progression, and that is what was asked for and has been...

Longford Mini & Youths Club Weekend

Monday 12th September, 2016



Mini/Youths Club WeekendLast Sunday saw the inaugural “Club Weekend” to mark the beginning of the 2016/2017 Rugby season. On Saturday our U15’s played against Buccaneers followed by the 1st XV playing Monkstown. These games set the scene for a Rugby fest on Sunday which saw over 450...


Preseason Friendly Longford 23 Monkstown 22Longford 1st XV scored a good win on Saturday when a visiting Monkstown side, who ply their trade in Division 1A, were unable to sustain a second half fight back. Longford showed a little more incisiveness to win out on a score line of 23-22 in the free...


In preparation for a new season, pre-season Training Camps are very much the norm nowadays for the rugby provinces such as Leinster, and for international squads, and Longford’s U15’s were no exception when they embarked upon their pre-season Training Camp in Enniscrone over the weekend of...


020916 Midland League Edenderry 36 Longford 31 Longford and Edenderry played out a high scoring Midland League encounter in Coolvacoose, Edenderry yesterday. The conditions were perfect for running rugby with both sides scoring five tries. Longford are still getting into their...


Longford Rugby Club will launch the new season with a full day of rugby against visitors from Terenure and Ballina at Mini and Underage grades on Sunday while the Senior Men's team face Monkstown on Saturday. Sunday will commence around noon with our youngest team Under 7’s kicking off...


Longford had a great first outing of the season away to Galway side Monivea on Saturday past. Monivea have consistently been of Connachts top Junior sides and certainly gave Longfords young side featuring many players who were playing their first Senior matches after graduating from...

Golf Classic & 1st XV Pre-Season Fixtures

Thursday 18th August, 2016



Longford RFC Golf ClassicThe Club are holding a fundraising golf classic in Longford Golf Club on Saturday the 3rd September. Teams of 4 cost €160, if you would like to take part please contact Derick Turner on 086 2559624 or Mark Quinn om 085 8642266 to book your place on the time sheet. If you...


The Clonguish U14 Community Games Tag Rugby All-Ireland gold medal winning squad. The squad defeated the Munster champions, Killaloe, 16-6 in the semi-final on Saturday and overcame Ballymote, the Connacht champions, in a nerve wracking final on Sunday, 16-15. The squad has a strong...


Eoin Corcoran penned this wonderful tribute to Joe Reynolds who tragically passed away way too young last week, all at Longford RFC wish Joes family and friends our deepest condolences. Goodbye to Big Joe L.O.N.G.F.O.R.D. SQUEEZE! Arm in arm, minutes before kick-off, the roar of our...


Even though Longford Senior Men’s first Leinster League match will not take place until Mid-September Pre-Season is now firmly under way with twice weekly Strength and Conditioning (S&C) sessions with Longford’s S&C Coach Sean Smyth. The sessions are taking place for the...


A very special day on Sunday next 22nd May when Ireland & Lions Scrum-Half Conor Murray comes to Longford Rugby Club to host a session with our U16 & U17 Youth Players courtesy of DOVE FOR MEN. This came about from a DOVE FOR MEN competition entered by U17 Parent Jana Sheridan –...


Friday May 20th 2016 sees some illustrious names from Longford RFCs past relace their boots for the annual Derek Belton XV v Derek Bannon XV match in memory of two of our former stalwart players who passed on before their time. The match kicks off at 7.30 PM and is followed by the...

Leinster U14 Plate Final Report

Monday 09th May, 2016



Leinster U14 Plate Final Donnybrook Stadium Longford U14 10 Wexford 22 Longford’s under 14’s quest for silverware at the end of a long season came up just short when they had to give second best to Premiership side, Wexford, in the Plate final played in front of a large crowd in...

News from Longford RFC AGM

Friday 06th May, 2016



The AGM of Longford RFC took place on Wednesday night past in the clubhouse and was well attended.A new board was elected for the next two years. After four stellar years as President Tony Headon stood down from the role and raised universal praise for his hard work and dedication, definitely 'a hard...


Longford lost out on the Provincial Towns Plate in the cruellest of fashion when an end of game penalty for Ashbourne snatched victory with a score of 11-09. It’s been a tough weekend for Longford RFC. Two last minute strikes crushing hopes and expectations. On Saturday they were...


Longford Men’s 1st XV face into their last match of the season with the tantalising prize of silverware for the victors on offer to round off the season; namely the Provincial Towns Plate. Longford have become quite the cup specialists in the last few years having been in the Towns Plate...


U14's into Final at Donnybrook It was a bitter sweet weekend with 2 teams in Cup / Plate action. The Under 14's played the Leinster Plate Semi-Final in Mullingar against Premiership side Navan. A nail biting victory see's the U14's travel to the holy grail of Youth Rugby, Donnybrook on Bank...

Longford RFC Mini/Youth Notes 18/04/2016

Tuesday 19th April, 2016



U15s Divison 2 Champions, Youths AGM U13/U14/U17 Play in cup this weekend, U16/U17 Tour to France Report... Lots of rugby still to play! Just as the rugby season seemed to be over it was ignited into life the weekend before last when the U15's won the Leinster Division 2 title after beating...


Provincial Towns Plate Semi-Final Longford 24 Tullamore 12 Longford secured a spot in the Towns Plate final on Sunday having brazened out a nervy final twenty minutes to dispose of Tullamore on a score of 24-12. While this was not as poised a performance as recent outings it was a four try...







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