Mens - Match Reports

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...

Longfordís 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 Connachtís top Junior sides and certainly gave Longfordís 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äúone of the best Towns Cup clashes at CPL Park‚ÄĚ. 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...

Longford lose out in Midland League Final

Monday 04th January, 2016


Mullingar proved to be the more effective team at shaking off the Christmas cheer to scope the PST Midlands League Plate Trophy from a Longford side that struggled to keep pace last Saturday at Shay Murtagh Park. This encounter between neighbours was a one sided affair that the visitors...

Longford unable to sustain 1st half momentum v Malahide

Monday 14th December, 2015


League Leaders Malahide visited CPL Park at the Demesne on Sunday, flashed their credentials and headed back up the N4 with a 10-34 victory. Longford, for their part, put in a solid performance for sixty minutes, but found it difficult to sustain momentum. As the game wore on the...

Longford 1st XV secure vital with v Cill Dara

Friday 11th December, 2015


Leinster League 1B: Longford 20 Cill Dara 0Longford finally got their Leinster League Division 1B off to winning ways with a resounding 20-00 victory over visiting Cill Dara. This win has been on the cards for a while and the team finally managed to convert potential...

Longford 1s grind out second victory in a row away to Wicklow

Friday 11th December, 2015


Longford put in a storming second half performance to overcome a tough Wicklow side to eek out their second win of the season. The score line of 17-16 indicates the tightness of this encounter. Longford’s triumph propels them from bottom spot past Tullow by dint of overall wins. The...

Longford 1s grind out second victory in a row away to Wicklow

Monday 07th December, 2015


Longford put in a storming second half performance to overcome a tough Wicklow side to eek out their second win of the season. The score line of 17-16 indicates the tightness of this encounter. Longford’s triumph propels them from bottom spot past Tullow by dint of overall wins. The...

Longford 1st XV secure vital with v Cill Dara

Monday 30th November, 2015


Leinster League 1B: Longford 20 Cill Dara 0Longford finally got their Leinster League Division 1B off to winning ways with a resounding 20-00 victory over visiting Cill Dara. This win has been on the cards for a while and the team finally managed to convert potential...

So near but yet so far again for Longford 1st XV

Monday 16th November, 2015


The word ‚Äėalmost‚Äô is becoming the most re-occurring adverb in reports of the endeavours of Longford senior men‚Äôs first XV this season. Falling to Mullingar on a score of 15-12 was probably the most difficult result of the season. Last Sunday‚Äôs clash with the old foe was the sixth...

Longford again unlucky against Tullow

Tuesday 10th November, 2015


Longford’s fortunes in Division 1B continue to decline with a disappointing defeat to a Tullow side that got their first win of the season. This loss came as much from a lack of self belief as it did from the effectiveness of the Carlow side. The shoot out with fellow basement cub was an...

Longford unlucky to come away from league leaders pointless

Saturday 07th November, 2015


1st XV Match Report 01/11/2015 Leinster League 1B Coolmine 22 Longford 14 It is unusual that an eight point defeat would be seen as the best Leinster League Division 1B outing this year, but the teething difficulties Longford have been experiencing were packed away when they played...







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