2016/17 Season Review - Under 10s

Newbridge Under 10s enjoyed a very full, active and enjoyable season playing matches against 9 different clubs, both home and away. In total, the squad of 33 players, competed in 118 matches. 

Through both the training sessions and matches all players demonstrated big improvements in their skill levels. In particular, there were huge all round improvements from Jack (Ryan), Christopher (Ayerst), James (Hayde), Daniel (Gaffney), Robbie (Callaghan), Saul (Brennan), Jack (Lawlor), Robbie (Kane), Brevin (Sourke), Cathal (Cooney), Alex (Stafford), Aidan (Cooke), Rafaels (Rubulis), JJ (Lacey) and Killian. First tries were recorded for William (Burke), Sam (Gaynor), Tommy (Finn), Sean (Brennan), Airidas and Dariyus. Also “Big Tackles” were noted from Geordan (Kennedy), Joshua (O’Keeffe) and Niall (Mulvey)............ to read FULL REVIEW go to Minis page by clicking HERE

Submitted by Stephen Kennedy (on behalf of Under 10 Coaches)

Club Policies - Update

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

History of Newbridge RFC

Click >>> 

Newbridge Rugby Club Website

All feedback welcome ......

Newbridge RFC – Head Coach Vacancy

Newbridge are seeking applications for a Head Coach of the Men’s Senior Rugby team. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the club’s rugby management team, working with the Director of Rugby and Rugby Committee. For more information go to :- http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/newbridge-rfc-head-coach-vacancy-2/

2016/17 Season Review - Under 12s

 'Everybody Works, Nobody Rests'. This has been the mantra of the current Newbridge RFC Under 12s since they were Under 9s, and for the 2016/17 season this team mantra has never been truer. This is a squad that is greater than the sum of their considerable parts through a great combination of work ethic, team play, skill, intelligence and heart. Season on season the team's coaches have always remarked how skills and interplay, both individual and team, have progressed. This season is no different. From the smallest to the largest, all of our Under 12 players have demonstrated a huge appetite for the open and attacking style of rugby that they have a reputation for not only in Newbridge but also amongst a lot of the clubs we play against. More importantly from a coaching and development perspective this team is also notable for the hard, unseen (not unseen by coaches) work in attack and defence that is necessary to enable this more visible, open style of rugby............ to read FULL REVIEW go to Minis page by clicking HERE

Submitted by Aidan Feighan (on behalf of Under 12 Coaches)

Club Gear from G Sport

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.

Under 15s & 17s Win Area League Finals

Upcoming Club Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Sat 20th May     Newbridge RFC End of Season Party

​                             >>> Brú House Newbridge from 9pm

 Wed 31st May   Newbridge RFC Mixed Tag Rugby

​                             >>> To register contact :-


​                             >>> Registration ends 24th May

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Newbridge Under 12 Girls

2016/17 Season Review - Under 11s

Newbridge Under 11s played both home and away matches from September to April against clubs in the North Midland Area. They also branched out to play teams representing Lansdowne, Garryowen, Edenderry and Roscrea. The season was a great success for the squad of about 25 and it is fair to say that the development of all our players was excellent. Regardless of ability, they all worked hard to improve themselves with the team dynamic, as it developed, helping the individual player improvement. Even implementing a policy of non-streaming the Under 11s won 80% of their games. The coaches are particularly proud of the success of non-streaming. It is also worth highlighting that not a single disciplinary incident happened all season which we think has much to do with our players being too busy playing good rugby !! ............ to read FULL REVIEW go to Minis page by clicking HERE

Submitted by Rossa O'Donnell (on behalf of Under 11 Coaches)

2016/17 Season Review - Under 7s

Newbridge Under 7s commenced in September 2016 and played rugby up to late March 2017. The focus from September to December was fundamental movement skills, rugby specific skills such as passing and catching, and the development of basic game awareness. From January to late March the focus changed to game play, enhanced game awareness and team play. The general rugby competence of the Under 7s was on a par with the clubs we played against in the second half of the season. Importantly the group, whilst developing basic skills and game knowledge, had much enjoyment from their first experience of organised rugby. This will stand to them in future years............. to read FULL REVIEW go to Minis page by clicking HERE

Submitted by Neil Taylor, CCRO (on behalf of Under 7 Coaches)

Newbridge RFC AGM 12th May

Newbridge RFC held their 2017 Annual General Meeting on Friday 12th May in Rosetown. Whilst there was a disappointingly low turn out there were sufficient members present to meet the quorum requirement of 30.

Outgoing Club President Dave Ashe chaired the meeting. Club Chairman, Mick McCoy, standing in for Fiona Nugent, delivered the Hon. Secretary's report which highlighted a good year both on and off the pitch especially for Youth and Mini rugby. The 1st XV survived in Leinster's Division 2A despite a year of very variable and unpredictable performances. Off the pitch the fund raising initiative The Kube was a resounding success.  

Hon. Treasurer Enda Bohan delivered the Financial Report. Enda was able to reported a surplus for the year ending 31st March 2017 which contrasts with a deficit for the previous year. Enda also advised that it is costing about €70,000 to run the club annually. He emphasised that the success of The Kube fund raiser clearly shows that we should focus on one large such event each year and execute it well. The other good news is, following the deal with the mast, the club has been able to clear all of its outstanding loans and debts which must make us one of the very few debt free rugby clubs in Ireland. A significant achievement.

Mick McCoy was confirmed as the incoming President and Ronan Mangan as the new Club Captain. Ollie Delaney is the new Junior Vice President with Dave Ashe now assuming the Senior Vice President role. Noel Liston joins the Executive. Congratulations to Mick, Ronan, Ollie and Noel. Thank you to the outgoing Club Captain Cormac Nugent whose season was affected by injury and to Fiona Nugent, Hon. secretary who is standing down. The club is continuing to look for a Chairman and a Hon. Secretary and are hopeful of filling these roles in the coming weeks.

The meeting approved the reduction of Club Trustees from 8 to 4.

After the conclusion of the AGM Dave Ashe gave a short presentation on the planned clubhouse developments at Rosetown including an insight into the detailed preparation work necessary for submitting an application for Lottery Funding. It will be September before we hear if we have been successful. Dave was praised for the quality of his work.

>>> Thank you to the members who attended this important club event <<<

Newbridge RFC Rules and Constitution >>> Click  HERE to see the updated document

1st & 2nd XVs - 2016/17

Club End of Season Party on 20th May

All are welcome next Saturday 20th May TO Newbridge RFC's End of Season Party. It is being held upstairs in the Brú House Newbridge from 9pmShould be a great night.   PLEASE  SUPPORT !!

Mixed Tag Rugby Starts 31st May

Register by Wednesday 24th May

Newbridge RFC is again running a Mixed Summer Tag Rugby competition starting on Wednesday 31st May. This years competition is sponsored by THE BRU HOUSE in Newbridge. Please spread the word and make sure you get your name in for this year's competition. Remember, you can enter as a team or as an individual. This was a great event last year. To register please contact Killian on 0871325479 or email summertag@newbridgerugby.com. Last date for registrations is Wednesday 24th May. The league format will run over 10 weeks and players must be OVER 16. See notice below for full details :-

Newbridge RFC Sponsors

During 2016/17 season Newbridge RFC is sponsored by a number of organisations including :-

​>>> Whitewater Shopping Centre

>>> TRI Equestrian

>>>WERT Consulting

​​Click HERE to see more.

Club Lotto - Recent Winners

Over the last few months Newbridge RFC have had NO Lotto Jackpot Winners. However there have been a number of Match 3 Winners :-

  • Draw 24.01.17    Jerry Delaney              €66.66
  • Draw 31.01.17    Grace Hegarty             €50.00
  • Draw 08.02.17    Jonathan Downey       €50.00
  • Draw 22.02.17    Niall Morrissey          €200.00
  • Draw 22.02.17    Niall Kidd                   €200.00
  • Draw 25.04.17    Paul Hogan                  €66.67
  • Draw 25.04.17    Laura Coates               €66.67


To Join  the  LOTTO  contact  ENDA BOHAN  >>>        enda.bohan@homeinstead.ie    or   086 2597214

Click HERE to go to Lotto Results page