Longford Ready for Town’s Cup Semi-Final

Longford play Wicklow in the Semi-final of the Provincial Towns Cup.

The match takes place in Naas on Sunday at three o’clock.

Last weekend, Longford lost to Bective Rangers by one point to miss out on a place in Division 1A of the Leinster Junior League next season.

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Bective scored the last kick of the game to gain a 12-11 win.

Longford beat North Kildare, Boyne and Kilkenny in the competition this season.

Over the last ten years Longford have enjoyed good runs in the Provincials Towns Cup/Plate Competitions, where they have featured in one Provincial Towns Cup Final and three Plate Finals.

In 2013 Longford RFC reached the Provincial Towns Cup Final for the first time since the club was reformed in 1967 and they will be hoping that 2019 is the year that can repeat the historic feat.

The Provincial Towns Cup is one of the oldest trophies in existence in Irish rugby dating back to 1892 and is widely regarded as one of the Premier Junior Rugby Knockout tournaments.

The Cup originally named the Leinster Junior Challenge Cup was then presented on the inception of the Provincial Towns Cup in 1926. Longford have been in the final twice.

Longford Director of Rugby, Niall Moran is looking for the club to bounce back after the defeat to Bective. Moran has been previewing the semi-final with Kevin McDermott.

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