During 2016/17 season Newbridge RFC is sponsored by a number of organisations including :-
>>> Whitewater Shopping Centre
>>> TRI Equestrian
>>> WERT Consulting
>>> OSM Partners
Click HERE to see more.
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.
Sun 21st Jan 1st XV v Cill Dara
>>> Leinster Towns Cup Rnd1
>>> Away Holmpatrick,Skerries
>>> KO 2,30pm
Sat 3rd Feb Raffle at Rosetown for
Signed & Framed Leinster Jersey
Sun 4th Feb 2ndXV v Wicklow 2ndXV
>>> Leinster Seconds Towns Cup Rnd1
>>> Away Ashtown Lane
>>> KO 2.30pm
The Leinster League takes a break now until mid February and attention turns to the various Leinster Cup competitions. First up is the Provincial Towns Cup. Newbridge 1st XV are away to All Ireland League club Skerries RFC who field their 2nd XV in this competition. Skerries were last season's losing finalist, so this is a very tough opening match for Newbridge. The match at Holmpatrick, Skerries will kick off at 2.30pm. Newbridge's players, coaches and management will welcome your support on Sunday in North County Dublin.
Leinster's Provincial Towns Cup is one of the oldest and most prestigious club competitions in Ireland. The best performance Newbridge has achieved to date in the Cup is a semi-final appearance in 2012, where we lost after extra time to the eventual winners. However the Curragh, one of our former clubs, did win the Towns Cup on 2 occasions.
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
Newbridge RFC are putting together a Senior 3rds XV to play some games in the New Year. The squad will consist of beginners, veterans and players returning to the sport after an extended absence. There will be a first training session for ALL players interested in participating on Wednesday 17th January in Rosetown at 7.30pm. This will be a slow reintroduction and mainly involve Tip Rugby. Newbridge want to get an idea of player numbers and fitness levels. The aim is to play a first friendly match on Saturday 3rd February as a curtain raiser for the 6 Nations. If interested please come out to Rosetown on the Saturday 3rd February.
Newbridge Under 14 Girls who play with members of Cill Dara as New Dara travelled to play Athy on Saturday 13th January in their Leinster League and came away with a creditable draw each team scoring 17 pts. Newbridge are in mid table.
Also on Saturday in Newbridge College in challenging weather conditions Newbridge Mini Girls, Under 10 and Under 12, played teams from Tullow. See photographs for match action.
Next Saturday 20th January Newbridge Mini Girls teams are away at Navan for a North Leinster Blitz competition.
Click HERE for Girls Rugby.
On Wednesday 17th January Patrician Secondary School SCT (Under 19) reached the final of Leinster Schools Anne McInerney Cup. Playing against Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan they won their semi-final by scoring 4 tries, one converted, to a single converted try. The final score, in the match, moved into Newbridge College due to the weather conditions, was Patricians SS 22 Colaiste Cois Life 7. Patricians SS team is made up of players from Newbridge and Cill Dara RFCs. Both teams and the organisers are grateful to Newbridge College for allowing the use of their facilities.
Patricians SS SCT now join the school's JCT in a Leinster Schools final. Congratulations to all players, coaches, teachers and parents involved with the development of rugby in the school. This achievement is brilliant for Rugby in the school and also in Newbridge Rugby Club. Well done !!
2017 ended well for Newbridge RFC with the news that we had secured a sports grant for €51,000 from the Minister for Sport to further develop player facilities at the club's grounds in Rosetown under our Clubhouse Development Project.
Below is a preview of what the clubhouse will look like after we have added the new dressing rooms, showers and player's gym. The full plans are on display inside the clubhouse. When the sports grant is added to the proceeds of the successful Kube Fundraiser earlier last year and other club development funds, the total funding raised exceeds €100,000, which will go towards the overall €250,000 cost of the project.
Development work is scheduled to commence during May 2018, so we'll be in touch soon to let you know what you can do to help make the plans for your club a reality. Click HERE to read more about the Clubhouse Development Project and other Club News.
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
As part of Newbridge RFC's Development Fundraising Project the club is raffling a signed and framed Leinster Jersey kindly donated by in-form Leinster winger Fergus McFadden. In what is proving to be a phenomenal year for Leinster Rugby here is a great opportunity for you to share in their success.
Tickets cost €100 but we're only selling a limited number of tickets, so get yours before they're all gone. You can purchase tickets using our online ordering system. To purchase click HERE or just click images above. The draw will take place on 3rd February in Rosetown before the France vs Ireland 6 Nations match.
All feedback welcome ......
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
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
On Saturday 13th January Newbridge Under 18s travelled to Portarlington and recorded a great win by 17 pts to Nil. This was a great team performance by the visitors full of good attacking play in tricky conditions. Newbridge are now 2nd in their Leinster League with 4 wins from 6 games. See Match photographs.
Also on Saturday 13th in a crucial top of the league match Newbridge Under 13s entertained Tullamore at Rosetown. In challenging conditions Newbridge lost by 19 pts to 12. Newbridge still lead this league, Leinster Youths Premier, with 5 wins from their 6 matches but are only 1 point ahead of Tullamore who still have a match to play, What ever the outcome this has been an excellent league campaign from these young players.
On Sunday 14th January Newbridge Under 14s travelled to Clane and after another great performance in a very entertaining game.defeated the home side by 33 pts to 12. See match photographs.
Newbridge Under 17s played a friendly away to Clondalkin on Sunday 14th January to get some valuable game time - see photographs courtesy of Michelle Sharkey of Games On Photos. More photographs available by clicking NRFC U17 v CRFC (Clondalkin).
Click HERE to read more about Youths Rugby.