Thursday 1st February, 2018 - Calling all Rugby Fans to Rosetown !

Newbridge RFC's clubhouse at Rosetown will be open this Saturday 3rd February for screening live both 6 Nations matches. If you want to come out earlier our Under 18s are on the main pitch in action against Edenderry in the league. It promises to be a feast of entertaining rugby. We are also planning on putting on a film in the main hall for the younger fans. The draw for the signed Leinster Jersey will take place after the France v Ireland game.

Thursday 15th February, 2018 - Leinster Referees meet in Rosetown

The Association of Referees Leinster Branch (ARLB) held their Mid-Season Seminar at Newbridge RFC in their Rosetown clubhouse on Thursday evening, 15th February. Mick McCoy, President of Newbridge RFC extended a warm welcome to all attendees. Hosted by ARLB President Conor Byrne, the meeting had a great attendance from referees and assessors from all over Leinster. Special guest was Sean O’Brien of the Tullow Tank, Leinster and Ireland Rugby. Sean took part in an enlightening and entertaining Q & A session with Leinster Branch’s Dermot O’Mahony. Photographs courtesy of Pat Dempsey.

Thursday 22nd March, 2018 - Coaches Meeting Rescheduled for 23rd

Attention ALL current and interested Mini and Youth Coaches

February's postponed meeting for Mini and Youth coaches and managers has been rescheduled for Friday 23rd March. The meeting welcomes everyone who is currently involved or who may wish to assist in the future with Mini and/or Juvenile Rugby. The meeting is being held Newbridge RFC clubhouse in Rosetown from 7.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday 23rd March.      ​Please attend if in a position to do so

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, 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. Rosetown Clubhouse will be opening on Saturday 3rd February and will be screening the opening two 6 Nations matches. The draw for the Leinster Jersey takes place in Rosetownbefore the France v Ireland match.

Saturday 3rd February, 2018 - Conor Horan Wins Signed Leinster Jersey

Congratulations to Conor Horan who was the lucky winner of the signed Leinster Jersey donated to the club by Fergus McFadden of Leinster and Ireland. Conor is one of Newbridge's Mini coaches and is also a member of the Executive Committee. The draw took place on Saturday 3rd February in the clubhouse at Rosetown after the screening of the France / Ireland 6 Nations match. The club made about €2,000 for its Development Fund from this draw. Thank you to all members and friends of the club who supported this fund raiser.

Tuesday 9th January, 2018 - New Year, New Look at Newbridge Rugby.

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. 

Club News

February, 2018 - Newbridge RFC is "Club in Focus"

During February Newbridge RFC was featured in the Irish Independent Sports Supplement as "Week's Club in Focus". To read click  HERE.

January / February, 2018 - New Year, New Look at Newbridge Rugby.

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.

March 2018 - Newbridge RFC Snowman Competition

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who entered the Newbridge RFC Snowman Competition. After receiving a generous offer of an additional voucher from G Sports Store Newbridge we have decided to give out two prizes. It was a difficult decision but the winning snowmen are entries from Tanya Flanagan and Tony Thornton. Both winners will each receive a €20 voucher from G Sports.Allentries featured in this week’s Naas & Newbridge Nationalist!

Wednesday 24th January, 2018 - Win a Signed Leinster Jersey

Saturday 17th March, 2018 - Ireland's Third Grand Slam on Super Saturday

Sunday 31st December, 2017 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all the players, members, families, parents and friends of Newbridge RFC from the Club President, the Executive Committee, the Trustees and all the Coaches. Here's to another year of happiness, health and wellness in 2018. Keep an eye on Facebook and watch out for texts for updates on training for next week.

March, 2018 - Coaches Meeting - New Date tba

After last week's postponement of the Mini & Youth Coaches Meeting due to the weather conditions, the meeting has now been deferred until further notice. An update on a new date will be issued ASAP.

The meeting was for anyone currently involved with coaching or managing Mini and Youth rugby in Newbridge RFC as well as anyone who is interested in becoming involved in these activities in the future. All are very welcome to attend. The intent is to flag some issues and to plan for next season 2018/19 to allow for continuity, change, coaching courses, resource management, etc.

Christmas 2017 Message from Mick McCoy, President of Newbridge RFC 

As President of Newbridge RFC, and on behalf of the club’s Executive Committee, I wish all Newbridge players, supporters and their families a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Let us hope that 2018 brings much success and enjoyment on the rugby pitches for all Newbridge Teams.

During 2017 we have continued to see our Minis age group flourish with much of this due to the dedication and quality of the coaches. There is a real buzz from our Youths with great rugby being played at all age levels, For the first time in many seasons Newbridge is fielding a team at 18s which is a very positive development for the future of the club and helping to ensure a strong senior section. Newbridge started Girls Mini rugby at the start of 2016. This has proved very successful and player numbers continue to grow. In the current season Newbridge is now fielding Girls teams at Under 10 and Under 12 plus, jointly with Cill Dara, at Under 14. Well done and thank you to all associated with Newbridge’s under age rugby programme.

At senior level we have been able to grow the player pool sufficiently to be fielding two full teams with substitutes for all this season’s Leinster League matches. Something we hadn’t been able to do in recent seasons. Under new coaches the on-field rugby quality has improved. However, success has been mixed for both teams and they sit mid table in their respective leagues. That said our 1st XV could, and some say should, have beaten the two leading teams in their league. January brings two crunch league matches followed by a tough Towns Cup draw away to Skerries, last season’s losing finalists. We wish all players, their coaches and team management every success in 2018.

I would like to comment on the work of two people in the club. Firstly, Neil Taylor, our Club Community Rugby Officer (CCRO), who, as well as working with our Mini and Youth teams, is also involved in developing rugby in all of the Primary and Secondary school in the surrounding area. By all accounts Neil is achieving great success in this work. The second person is Marie Conroy, our Club Welfare Officer. Marie, new to the role, is starting to make good progress. This is an important area for our club, the IRFU and rugby in total. Please support Marie in this work. You can find out more on the club’s website under “Safeguarding”

You will have heard the great news of the Sports Grant award that will be used for the proposed Clubhouse Development Project. Work will continue during 2018 to secure the balance of the funding required. Please watch out for opportunities to assist and support this exciting development for our club.

I would like to thank our many sponsors for their continuing support without which we would find it difficult to operate.

Finally, we are a club of volunteers who give of their time selflessly doing all sorts of jobs from coaching to tea making, from toilet cleaning to accountancy, from managing people to managing a bar. To the very large band of volunteers THANK YOU.

Again, on behalf of our club, I wish you a very happy Christmas with an enjoyable New Year. May 2018 bring you much success and prosperity. 

Is mór an onóir domsa, Uachtarán Rugbaí Droichead Nua, gach guí a casadh don Nollag ar gach éinne atá ag imirt in ar gclub, lucht tacaíochta agus muintir gach éinne. Ba mhaith liom beannacht um Nollaig ar gach éinne agus bliain nua saibhre a casadh oraibh go léir.

Mick McCoy, President Newbridge RFC

NEWS ARCHIVES 

CLICK HERE if you wish to read some of the older news items and stories from last season 

To relive Ireland's Grand Slam click  HERE  and  HERE