Longford RFC On The Road For First Leinster League Game

Longford Senior Men get their 20-21 Leinster League campaign underway this Sunday when they travel to Clondalkin.

The game has been cleared to go ahead by Sports Ireland, however it will take place behind closed doors with no supporters allowed.

Longford are allowed only a few officials outside the match day squad, therefore all members are asked to not travel as they will not be admitted and instead follow the match on Twitter.

Interestingly, Longford’s last match before the lockdown was against Clondalkin when they emerged with a hard fought 20-31 win.

Longford and Clondalkin have enjoyed a highly competitive and friendly rivalry over the last decade and this Sunday promises to be no different.

Senior Men’s Head Coach Glenn Baskett will be hoping to be up to speed after two tough pre-season friendlies versus Monkstown and Tullamore and will be under no illusions on the challenge his team faces.

This year’s Leinster Division 1B has been divided up into a Northern and Southern section initially to minimise travel.

Longford will first play Boyne, Clondalkin and Mullingar home and away before taking on the Southern section sides of Carlow, Cill Dara, Tullow and Wicklow later in the season.

Longford will then play their first Leinster league home match on Sunday week against Mullingar in CPL Park.