The draw for the first round of the 2018 Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup took place on Saturday 16th December in the Bank of Ireland, Ballsbridge. The draw was hosted by Leinster Rugby’s title sponsor Bank of Ireland. Newbridge have been draw away to last years beaten finalists, Skerries 2nd XV. The match will be played on Sunday 21st January with a 2.30pm kick off. After facing eventual winners, Tullow away, in the opening round of the 2017 competition, this is again a very tough away first round match for Newbridge .... but in Cup Rugby many things are possible. Tullow claimed the Towns Cup trophy in April 2017 when they defeated Skerries RFC 2nd XV 20 pts to 3 at Athy RFC. Click HEREto see full draw on Seniors Fixtures and Results page.
The Provincial Towns Cup trophy is one of the oldest trophies in existence in Irish Rugby. It was purchased in 1892 for £25 from Wests in Grafton Street, Dublin. The cup bears the title of Leinster Junior Challenge Trophy but it is not as old as the competition itself, which was established in 1888. Well known Irish Internationals who have set out on the road to capture an elusive Town’s Cup winners medal include Mick Doyle, Jimmy Kelly, Willie Duggan, Ned Byrne, Tony Ensor, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Jim Glennon, Phil Lawlor, Geordan Murphy and Ian Dowling.
“The Provincial Towns Cup has been the spirit of Club rugby and epitomizes the “Holy Grail” – it’s a great journey that involves passion, courage, despair and elation – it’s one of the great Irish rugby tournaments” TONY WARD
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Membership Subscriptions for the current 2017/18 season are now overdue. They can be paid on line using the link below. It is IMPORTANT that ALL players contribute to the running of their club through payment of the appropriate membership subscription.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT
During 2016/17 season Newbridge RFC is sponsored by a number of organisations including :-
>>> Whitewater Shopping Centre
>>> TRI Equestrian
>>> WERT Consulting
>>> OSM Partners
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A range of Newbridge RFC club gear is available locally at our club retail partners G Sports Newbridge. G Sports is located at Langton Cross, just across from McLoughlin Oil. Customer parking is available at the rear of the premises. You can contact Andy Grovesoves and his staff on (045) 437 579 .
Click HERE to go to SHOP page.
Within the IRFU the previous Child Welfare Poicy has been replaced with a more all encompassing SAFEGUARDING POLICY. This states how clubs, and the sport in general, relate to the protection, welfare, development and treatment of our players, and in particular our younger players. To read more go to "INFO" then "SAFEGUARDING" or click HERE.
To learn about the other club policies go to "INFO" then "POLICIES" or click HERE for :-
1. Newbridge RFC Rules and Constitution
2. Newbridge RFC Conduct of Members Policy Handbook
Patrician SS Newbridge 27 St Kevins Dunlavin 15
On Monday 4th December in Rosetown Patrician Secondary School Newbridge played St Kevins Community College, Dunlavin in the Quarter Final of the Anne McInerney Leinster Senior Development Cup. Next up for PSS SCT is the Cup Semi-Final which will be held in Rosetown. Date and kick off time to be advised. Pictured below is the winning Patrician SS SCT panel.
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Patrician SS Nenridge 42 Oatlands College Dublin 12
Congratulations to the Patricians SS JCT who are now into the Semi-Finals of Leinster's Pat Rossiter Schools Cup. Patrician SS Juniors defeated Oatlands College by 42pts to 12 on Thursday 7th December in Dublin. Date, venue and kick off time for the Cup Semi-Final to be advised. Photograph below of Patricians SS JCT Squad
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Your Club, Your Country' Breaks Four Million Euro Mark
As Winners Drawn - No Joy for Newbridge Supporters
There was no joy for supporters of Newbridge RFC when the 2017 IRFU / Ulster Bank 'Your Club, Your Country' Grand Prize Draw was carried out in the Aviva Stadium on Monday 11th December. However a member of near neighbours Portlaoise RFC was successful. winning the second prize This year's 'Your Club, Your Country' Draw raised over €580,000 for the 120 participating clubs, bringing the total raised by the initiative to over €4 Million.
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Newbridge RFCare very grateful to everyone who sold and bought draw tickets as 100% of every ticket sold goes to YOUR CLUB !!
Our Clubhouse Development Project reached its first major milestone last week when we secured a sports grant for €51,000 from the Minister for Sport. When this is added to the proceeds of the successful Kube Fundraiser earlier this year and other club development funds, the combined funding raised now exceeds €100,000.
The cost of building the new dressing rooms, showers and a gym for the players is going to be €250,000, so the executive committee has been working behind the scenes over the past 12 months to raise as much funds as possible before formally launching the project to the wider membership and setting out what will be needed in terms of fund-raising to complete the development over the next 18 months.
Thankfully, each year the membership continues to grow, particularly in the Minis and Youths areas and over the past year we have also seen rapid growth in the number of Girls playing rugby with us. We’re conscious of the urgent need to upgrade and expand the clubhouse facilities for all our players’ benefit.
There were over 1,700 successful applications for sports grants from sports organisations throughout Ireland, and our allocation of €51,000 places us in the top 20% of all applicants. It’s a great achievement and credit is due to all concerned, in particular to Dave Ashe who led the initiative.
In January, we will hold a Clubhouse Development Launch Night for all members and friends of the club at which we’ll be announcing our building plans and fundraising initiatives and letting you know what you can do to help. We’ll let you know all about it closer to the time.
Newbridge 1st XV's host Portarlington at Rosetown on Sunday 17th December in their rescheduled Leinster League Division 2A match postponed from last Sunday due to the adverse weather warnings. The match will kick off at 2.00pm. There will be no 2nd XV match as Portarlington have withdrawn from the Seconds League. Going into the Christmas it will be very important for Newbridge to register a good win which, based on recent performances, is long overdue.
If you can please SUPPORT your club in Rosetown on Sunday.
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The Club is inviting fully paid up members to apply on a 1st come 1st served basis for 6 Nations 2018 tickets – emails to email@example.com
Newbridge Minis from Under 7 to Under 12 play against Clane RFC on Saturday 16th December at home in Rosetown. All players to be in the Club for 10.00am. Matches start at 10.30am Sharp. Matches finish at 11.30am latest. Players and spectators should wear appropriate warm clothing.
Click HERE for more on Mini Rugby at Newbridge RFC.
Over the last few months Newbridge RFC have had NO Lotto Jackpot Winners. However there have been a number of Match 3 Winners. Latest winner James Lawlor. Other winners include :- Mick Kavanagh ;Dave Ashe ; John Doyle ; Con McNamara .
* CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS *
To Join the LOTTO contact ENDA BOHAN >>> firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 2597214
Click HERE to go to Lotto Results page
All feedback welcome ......
Sun 17th Dec Newbridge U18s v Cill Dara
>>> NMA Osbourne Cup Semi-Final
>>> Silken Thomas Park, Kildare
>>> KO 11.45am
Sun 17th Dec 1st XV v Portarlington
>>> Leinster League Div 2A
>>> Home Rosetown
>>> KO 2.00pm
Best of luck to Newbridge U18s who take on Cill Dara in the Semi-Final of the North Midland Area Osbourne Cup on Sunday 17th December. Kick off in Silken Thomas Park, Kildare is at 11.45am. Support Welcome.
If you or anyone you know is interested in playing rugby and joining a girls rugby team then come out to Rosetown to learn more. You can also contact our Girls Rugby Co-ordinator Paul Treacey at 086 2624073.
Click HERE for more on Girls Rugby