Longford RFC Club Notes Weekending February 28th

Mar 1, 2021 12:38 By Dave Hooper
Longford RFC Club Notes Weekending February 28th
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Longford RFC Club Notes Weekending February 28th <span style="text-decoration: underline"><strong>Clubs in a state of limbo</strong></span> Longford RFC would like

Longford RFC Club Notes Weekending February 28th

Clubs in a state of limbo

Longford RFC would like to put on record our grateful appreciation for the ongoing support and assistance from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media and Sport Ireland.


Without their support our club would have endured extreme difficulties.

Last year the club implemented a very tough Covid-19 safety plan & protocols based on Government & IRFU Guidelines.

These were put in place to ensure continuous safety & health of all club participants, members, non-playing and playing.


Level 5 restrictions changed all that, there was complete disappointment by young people that rugby did not get clearance to resume at a restricted level.

Training and matches for children are a release valve for families. There is a lot of pressure on parents, so they need to get their children out and into healthy physical activity away from TV and laptops.

I believe that this playing group, which is one of the largest in the Midlands should not be marginalised when they are experiencing such extreme pressure due to Covid-19.


The time has come to get back playing relieving some of the misery and get them out for if nothing else than for the betterment of their Mental Wellness. Maybe vaccination brings some hope! In the meantime, keep well & stay safe.

LRFC Covid Officer.

Congratulations to Robbie Henshaw


It was great to see Athlone Man Robbie Henshaw receive is 50th cap for Ireland. Our Director of Rugby, Niall Moran, coached back in his formative years, where he played for Marist College.

Henshaw has visited the club on many occasions and his father worked in Longford for many years too.

100 miles in a month


Well done to Senior Men’s Player Ryan McHugh who ran 100 miles in February to support the great cause that is the Mater Foundation.  You can make a donation here

Skills Challenges

Log on to our Club Community Rugby Officer Dylan Quinn’s Twitter page for weekly skills challenges from Dylan and other Leinster CCRO’s.

It is tough for everyone not being able to train but now is the time to work on your skills especially something you have always wanted to work on as hopefully come September rugby will be back in full swing.

Why not contact your coach and ask him to help you plan a training strategy which you can do from you own home?


All collective training is currently suspended in line with Government and IRFU guidelines.

At the moment, there is no date for a resumption of activities but needless to say we will be ready and willing as soon as we are allowed to do so.

It is possible that a Rugby 7s programme will take place during the summer to allow players to get back playing rugby. Rugby 7’s on faster harder pitches is normally a great spectacle.

We would urge all our players and members to keep active during this time. The IRFU are currently running a series of free webinars for players and coaches, which can be accessed at the following link Why not keep your rugby brain ticking and sign up for the workshops?


Great news, is back up and running with an updated club crest, which goes back to the future and an updated header and footer.

Check out our website for all things Longford Rugby and more.  If you want to contribute articles or pictures, they are welcome, please email

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