Mens - Match Reports

Longford emphatically secure the Midland Shield

Monday 19th December, 2016


17/12/2016 Midland Shield Final Mullingar 10 Longford 43Longford Performance XV scored a nice pre Christmas win in the Midlands Shield Trophy comprehensively dispatching Mullingar in Edenderry. The midlands shield trophy is now in its second year and Longford not have the honour of displaying...

Longford leave Sandymount with just losing bonus point

Monday 12th December, 2016


11/12/2016 Leinster League Division 2ARailway union 10 Longford 03Longford Performance XV will be bitterly disappointed to have lost out to Railway Union in a game where nothing went their way. The 10-03 score line means that they managed to gain a losing bonus point that will stand to them as the...

Longford continue good from with emphatic win in CPL Park

Tuesday 06th December, 2016


04/12/2016 Leinster League Division 2A Longford 58 Portarlington 00Longford Performance XV got a good benchmark of their progress when they dispatched a visiting Portarlington with ease in their second encountered of the season. Last time out at Lea Road the Midlander’s were on the wrong...

Longford Performance & Development XVs score home wins v Carlow

Monday 28th November, 2016


27/11/2016 Leinster League Division 2A Longford Performance XV 23 Carlow 20Longford Performance XV retained the top spot in Leinster League division 2A with an astonishing 12 point comeback against Carlow at CPL Park on Sunday. The visitors looked to have an unassailable lead when an intercept...

longford go 3 points clear at the top of Division 2A

Monday 14th November, 2016


13/11/16 Leinster League Division 2A Cill Dara 18 Longford Performance XV 22Longford RFC's Performance Team two opening half tries proved decisive in their bid to continue their winning ways and secure the top spot in Leinster League division 2A on the road last Sunday. The...

Longford keep up momentum with bonus point win in Newbridge

Monday 07th November, 2016


061116 Leinster League Division 2A Newbridge 12 Longford 29Longford Senior Men's First XV put together another fine performance last Sunday to secure another bonus point win over a Newbridge team that could not contain the consistency and accuracy of a side that is growing in confidence...

Longford 1st XV score comprehensive win v Roscrea in the league

Tuesday 25th October, 2016


Leinster League Division 2A Longford 46 Roscrea 09Longford first XV completed the promise of the first half of last week’s Leinster League division 2 outing by treating a visiting Roscrea side to a 39 point drubbing. The home side’s performance was a thing of beauty for any Longford fans...

Longford 1st XV score bonus point win on the road in Edenderry

Monday 17th October, 2016


16/10/2016 Leinster League Division 2A Edenderry 17 Longford 27 Just a matter of weeks ago the Longford’s lads fell short of the mark when the visiting Edenderry side showed a little more incisiveness to win out on a score line of 31-36 in a free flowing pre-season encounter....

Longford edge out Railway Union in Leinster League

Wednesday 05th October, 2016


02/10/2016 Leinster League Division 2A Longford 15 Railway Union 13 A remarkable closing ten minute defensive performance set up Longford for a win at CPL Park in a thrilling encounter with Railway Union. Although the home side were in the ascendancy for the majority of this...

Longford 1st XV narrowly lose out away to Portarlington

Monday 26th September, 2016


Leinster League Division 2A Portarlington 13 Longford 11 260916 Longford RFC had a rather inauspicious start to their Leinster League Division 2A campaign last Sunday the journey to Portarlington for the first outing in their new division resulted in a narrow defeat. The trip to Lea Road...

Longford 2nd XV notch up impressive bonus point win on the road

Monday 26th September, 2016


250916 Leinster Second League Division 2A Portarlington 11 Longford 31 Longford 2nd XV notched up an impressive bonus point win on the road in Portarlington in their first match of the season. The Longford squad proved to be a good mix of experience in the form of gnarly veterans like...

Longford notch up impressive win against Division 1A Monkstown

Monday 12th September, 2016


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...

Longford have useful Midland League Workout v Edenderry

Monday 05th September, 2016


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...

Longfords Young Guns shine in first match of the season

Monday 22nd August, 2016


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...

Provincial Towns Plate Final Ashbourne 11 Longford 09

Tuesday 03rd May, 2016


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 1st XV through to Provincial Towns Plate Final

Monday 11th April, 2016


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...

Longford through to plate final after emphatic win

Monday 04th April, 2016


03/04/2016 Provincial Towns Plate Quarter Final Longford 49 Newbridge 05There may have been no silverware on offer in Longford’s clash with Newbridge on Sunday in CPL Park, but the home side certainly put in a sterling performance. The final tally of 49 points to the Kildare men’s meagre...

Longford edge tense Promotion/Relegation Playoff

Monday 14th March, 2016


Leinster League Division 1B/2A Promotion Relegation PlayoffLongford 16 Railway Union 13 Longford Rugby Club Senior Men first XV did all they could to ensure that they will continue to ply their trade in Division 1B next season having overcome Railway Union in Edenderry on a score of 16-13....

Great performance earns Longford place in playoff

Tuesday 08th March, 2016


Leinster League Division 1B Cill Dara 20 Longford 40 Longford Senior Men’s 1st XV put in a sterling performance at Silken Thomas Park in the Curragh to overcome Cill Dara on a score of 20-40 and consign the Kildare men to automatic Division 2A rugby next year. For Longford the journey...

Mullingar edge pulsating Midlands Derby

Monday 29th February, 2016


Leinster League Division 1B Longford 19 Mullingar 21 Longford's Joe McGowan crossing the whitewash.Mullingar made it three for three against Longford this season with a 19-21 victory in a spectacularly entertaining game at CPL Park. The intensity of the game and commitment of both...

The Warriors grind out a good win v Balbriggan

Monday 15th February, 2016


Woman’s Leinster League Division 3: Longford Canterbury Warriors 13 Balbriggan 9 Longford Canterbury Warriors took on Balbriggan in CPL Park on Sunday on a day where conditions were perfect for rugby. The Warrior's received the kick and worked the ball well through several phases...

Provincial Towns Cup 1st Round; Longford 6 Wicklow 13

Monday 01st February, 2016


Longford’s Provincial Towns Cup aspirations were abruptly halted in the first round by Wicklow at CPL Park at the Demesne last Sunday. Spectators were treated to a rip roaring contest, describes as “one of the best Towns Cup clashes at CPL Park”. Longford RFC SquadWicklow RFC...

Longford lose out away to Tullow

Monday 25th January, 2016


Leinster League Division 1B Tullow 34 Longford 17 Tullow took all the spoils on offer at the Black Gates to put a six points between them at Longford in Division 1B of the Leinster League following Sunday’s clash. Travelling to Carlow Longford would have been hoping to contain their...

17/01/16 Leinster League Division 1B: Longford 10 Coolmine

Monday 18th January, 2016


Longford inched their way towards exiting the drop zone of Leinster League Division 1B with a 10-00 victory over Coolmine at CPL Park on Sunday. The home side made the visiting Dubliners look plodding, limited and ineffectual in a game that they should have notched up a lot more...

Leinster League Division 1B: North Kildare 21 Longford 18

Friday 15th January, 2016


If you were looking for a contest to tell the story of Longford’s season in 80 minutes then Sunday’s trip to The Maws, Kilcock would be a good starting point. On the face of it the basement club battling a team six spots above would only have one outcome, but Longford confounded the stats...







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