Newbridge RFC will hold their 2017 Annual General Meeting on Friday 12th May in Rosetown starting at 7.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend remembering that only fully paid up adult members have voting rights. The meeting will include full operational and financial reviews of the past season, the voting in of the new Executive Committee, selection of Club Captain and the discussion/voting on any motions. Also our Club President, Dave Ashe, will give a presentation on the planned clubhouse developments at Rosetown some details of which are currently on display in the clubhouse.
All members are encouraged to attend this important club event. The Club's Rules and Constitution requires a quorum of 30. THANK YOU.
Newbridge RFC Rules and Constitution >>> ClickHERE
During 2016/17 season Newbridge RFC is sponsored by a number of organisations including :-
>>> Whitewater Shopping Centre
>>> TRI Equestrian
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In the 2016/17 season, on the rugby front, Newbridge Senior sides flattered to deceive. We had a good 1st XV team but at vital times we tended to take our foot off the pedal. Examples of this are our injury time try against Railway Union but missed the conversion under the posts to lose by one point. Again we were 19 points to nil up against Carlow in the 48th minute and still lost the game. The result is that we put too much pressure on ourselves and finished second from bottom. However, in the relegation/promotion playoff against Wexford we put on a top class display winning the game well.
The good news is that our Minis and Youths sections are doing very well and our rugby future looks bright. I expect that we will be very strong in the coming season at Under 18 level with personnel from our two Under 17 teams and the players who have come back from playing with Cill Dara.
Newbridge must be one of the few Clubs in the country to have cleared all of its debt during the year. This is an achievement of which we are very proud. The Kube event was very well organised and raised a lot of money for the Club. We have applied for funding from the Department of Sport to develop our Clubhouse and we look forward to getting a positive response in early September. The planned developments are being briefed at Club’s AGM on the 12th May.
Newbridge RFC has been selected to host in Rosetown the Junior Inter Provincial match between Leinster and Connacht on the 29th April.
We are working on a new coach for the Club Senior teams. To boost our senior playing strength we will also require some new player. We will have news on this shortly. The new additions are necessary as a player gap has developed in recent seasons between our adult and youth teams. Following the player development work at Under 17 this year and planned at Under 18 next we are hopeful of closing the gap in the near future. However, what happens at Youth level over the next few years will be vital to our Club’s rugby survival. A challenge, I am sure, we all look forward to surmounting.
Below is a photograph of the Newbridge Under 12s taken during their final training session in Rosetown on Wednesday evening, 19th April. The session concluded with the team's medal presentation by our Club President Dave Ashe. Many Parents were present as were the team's four coaches, Aidan Feighan, Noel Brannigan, Enda Bohan and Jason Popplewell. Well done to all involved with this season's Under 12s. Their final match ot the season is away to Tullamore this Saturday 22nd April.
Also below are photographs of the Under 12 Girls during their recent Rugby Blitz Festival at Terenure RFC.
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Well done to Newbridge RFC players David Hogan, Wesley Cuffe and Mark Delaney who helped the North Midlands Area defeat Leinster Juniors in a high scoring friendly played in perfect rugby conditions at Rosetown on Saturday 22nd April. This is the first of two matches involving the Leinster Juniors that Newbridge RFC will host in Rosetown on consecutive Saturdays this April. The final score was NMLBIRFU 43 pts Leinster Juniors 34 and the three Newbridge representatives all played a big part in the victory.
** Congratulations to Dave Hogan, Wesley Cuffe & Mark Delaney **
Sat 29th Apr Leinster Juniors v Connacht Juniors
>>> Junior Inter-Provincial Competition
>>> Rosetown KO 2.30pm
Fri 12th May Newbridge RFC AGM
>>> Rosetown at 7.30pm
We have added the following document "Conduct of Members Policy Handbook". This policy was initially developed in 2010 and has been recently updated in April 2017.
Go to "INFO" then "POLICES" or click HERE to see the following :-
1. IRFU Child Welfare (under review)
2. Newbridge RFC Rules and Constitution
3. Newbridge RFC Conduct of Members Policy Handbook
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.
On the 29th April Newbridge RFC will be hosting the Junior Inter-Provincial match between Leinster and Connacht. The match will be played at Rosetown and is scheduled to kick off at 2.30pm. Leinster are coached by former Newbridge player and head coach David Mahon. David, currently the head coach of Division 1A side Monkstown, also helped out with the coaching of our senior teams this season. Watch out for more information about this important event for the club closer to the date.
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