Longford RFC Club Notes September 9

Unfortunately, the Senior Men’s match v Tullamore did not go ahead after it was called off by Tullamore.

It was very disappointing for the Senior Men’s squad with consistent training numbers of well over 30 meaning there is a lot of competition in the lead up to the Leinster League kicking off.

The Senior Men trained on Sunday instead.  A friendly will take place this Friday under lights v the Midland Warriors.

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This will be the last match before the Leinster League begins on Sunday September 22nd with an away trip to Tullow for both the Senior Men’s J1 & J2 sides.

Training continues Tuesday and Friday at 7.30 PM, with new and returning players particularly welcome.  We would particular welcome players from last year’s U18 panel.

Upcoming Fixtures

Friday September 13th Friendly Longford v Midland Warriors (Home) KO TBC J2

Sunday September 22nd Leinster League Tullow v Longford (Away) KO 15:00 J1&J2

Sunday September 29th Leinster League Longford v DLSP (Home) KO 15:00 J1&J2

Longford Women (Warriors)

Longford Women are back in Pre-Season training. The Warriors really are an upward curve and got progressively stronger as last season went on.

They are now ready to make an assault on the Division 4 Title and want you to be part. Training is on Tuesdays and Fridays and 7.30.

Personal Fitness Trainer, Ryan Francis is running Pre-Season training.  Drop in to training for a chat or alternatively give Head Coach Nuala McGoey a ring on 0862482005.

Upcoming Fixtures

Sunday September 29th Leinster League North Meath/Swords v Longford (Away) KO 13:00

Sunday October 6th Leinster League Longford v Athy (Home) KO 13:00

Sunday October 20th Leinster League Barnhall v Longford (Away) KO 13:00

Longford Mini/Youths

All teams are now back training.  We have had a fantastic turn out already and are looking forward to another fantastic season with some quality training, Blitz’s, matches, Cup Runs and trips to the RDS and the Aviva Stadium.  Let’s see if we can top it this year!

Minis U6-U12

Training on Sundays at 10.30 am in CPL Park for both girls and boys

U13 Male – training every Wednesday from 6.30 PM-8 PM & Sunday 11.30 am – 1 PM.

U14 Male – training every Thursday 7-8.30 PM.

U15 Male – training every Wednesday at 7.30 PM.

U16 Male – training every Wednesday at 7.30 PM.

U17 Male – training every Wednesday at 7.30 PM.

U18s Male – training every Thursday at 7.30 PM.

U14 Female – training every Sunday morning with an extra day per week TBC.

U16&U18 Female – training every Tuesday and Friday at 7.30 PM.

Mini/Youths Boot Room

Attention of all parents.

How many months use do you get out of a new (and very expensive) pair of boots before your child moves up a size and a new (and equally expensive) replacement pair is required?

Aimed particularly at Minis and Youths we have set up a “Boot Room” where you can trade your perfectly good (but outgrown) pair of boots for a larger pair. Boots are not be for sale – the “Boot Room” operates on the basis that you trade in your own pair for another pair.

The idea is that the Club will have a self-replenishing supply of boots available to anyone who has a decent (but outgrown) pair which can be traded in return.

Just pop into the “Boot Room” with your old pair and see what’s available. We already have a good selection of boots available but to assist in the project we are asking you, the parents, to scour your garage, utility room, footwear box, attic, kit bag or whatever for any outgrown or unloved pairs of boots which you would be willing to donate or trade.

We are really only interested in good quality boots without rips or tears and which can be used for playing rugby (ie. no blades).

If you have a pair, you can bring the boots to training and drop them into the Office, or give them to any of the coaches, or bring them to Minis training on Sunday, or leave them at the Club for the attention of Gerry Carthy.

4G All Weather Pitch Rental

Our state of the art floodlight Mel Diffley 4G pitch is available for rental. It contains shock absorption so that players can play contact sports/fall over without hurting themselves.

It is also perfect for 5 a side soccer. If you would like to book it phone Damian on 0862757103.