October, 2017 - Your Club Your Country IRFU Draw

The IRFU and Ulster Bank are delighted to announce that the ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw is back again this season – and this year the prizes are better than ever ! Last year the initiative raised over half a million euro for the club game throughout Ireland thanks to club supporters. All of the prizes are kindly provided by the IRFU and their family of partners. Prizes include a trip for two persons to Australia, a €5,000 holiday, VIP rugby packages, Aer Lingus flights and a state of the art home entertainment system.

Getting involved could not be easier. Your club will retain 100% of the monies raised from their draw ticket sales. There is no cost to your club. This draw has become one of your club's main fund raising activities. Tickets cost €10 each and are available through the coaches of the different teams. Please contact Club President Mick McCoy (086 8117877), Vice President Ollie Delaney (087 2381208), Treasurer Enda Bohan (086 2597214) or Youth Co-ordinator Tony Kavanagh (O87 3429099) for more information.

**Please Support Your Club**

Saturday 9th December, 2017 - Apply for 6 Nations Tickets Now

The Club is inviting fully paid up members to apply on a 1st come 1st served basis for 6 Nations 2018 ticketsemails to  enda.bohan@homeinstead.ie

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.

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

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.

Wednesday 24th January, 2018 - Win a Signed Leinster Jersey - Have you bought your ticket yet ?

Saturday 9th December, 2017 - Clubhouse Development Plans

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.

Thursday 30th November, 2017 - Sports Capital Grant Success

In the 2017 Sports Capital Grants announced today, 30th November, Newbridge RFC have been awarded €51,000. This award will be of great assistance to the club with the develop of their facilities at Rosetown. Newbridge RFC thank Martin Haydon for his support and advice with their application. Thanks are also due to Dave Ashe whose attention to detail was key in this success. Well done and thank you to all who contributed towards Newbridge gaining this grant. The Executive will now initiate the next phase of activity in the Rosetown Facilities Development Project.

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.
Schedule is as follows –
   >>> Under 18s v Edenderry  ​ KO @ 12.00 noon
   >>> Wales v Scotland   KO @ 2.15pm
   >>> France v Ireland   KO @ 4.45pm
   >>> Draw for signed Leinster Jersey @ about 6.30pm

Wednesday 29th November, 2017 - Your Club Your Country IRFU Draw

>>> BIG THANK YOU to All our Supporters

Thank you to ALL who sold and bought Tickets for this years IRFU Your Club Your Country Draw. ALL returned Ticket Receipts have now been safely lodged with the IRFU in Dublin and we await the result of the draw which will be made by the IRFU on Monday 11th December. We will publish the draw results on this website as usual. They will also be available directly through the IRFU web site.

The club and its Executive are very grateful to everyone who sold and bought draw tickets particularly as 100% of every ticket sold goes to YOUR CLUB !! We will let you know how well be did in due course. Al of the great prizes have been kindly provided by the IRFU and their family of partners. Prizes include a trip for two persons to Australia, a €5,000 holiday, VIP rugby packages, Aer Lingus flights and a state of the art home entertainment system.


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.

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. 


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

Monday 11th December, 2017 - Your Club, Your Country 2017 Draw

Your Club, Your Country' Breaks Four Million 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.

There were 10 prizes on offer in this year's draw with winning tickets being sold by the following clubs :-

Ashbourne RFC     Portlaoise RFC     Wexford RFC     Loughrea RFC     Old Crescent RFC

Balbriggan RFC    UL Bohemian RFC    Ratoath RFC    Roscrea RFC     Young Munster RFC

The IRFU and Ulster Bank, in conjunction with the wider family of IRFU partners, supply the prizes for the 'Your Club, Your Country' Grand Prize Draw, ensuring clubs reap the maximum benefit and raise up to €10,000 from the fundraising scheme. Click http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/41050.php#.Wi-7skx2vIU for more information.

1. Summer Tour in Australia, June 2018 - return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Vodafone)    >>>  WINNER - Patrick Moran (sold by Ashbourne RFC)
2. Win a €5,000 Holiday - Holiday voucher worth up to €5,000 (compliments of Ulster Bank)   >>>  WINNER - Maria Redmond (sold by Portlaoise RFC)
3. France v Ireland 2018 Six Nations VIP trip to Paris - return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Canterbury)   >>>   WINNER - John Fagan (sold by Wexford RFC)
4. 2018 Galway Races VIP package - Corporate hospitality and overnight accommodation for two persons (compliments of Guinness)

   >>>   WINNER - Tiernan McKeogh (sold by Loughrea RFC)
5. England v Ireland 2018 Six Nations VIP trip to London - return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Volkswagen)   >>>   WINNER - Michael Murphy (sold by Old Crescent RFC)
6. Experience Business Class service with Aer Lingus - Transatlantic business class return flights for two persons (compliments of Aer Lingus)

   >>>   WINNER - Bernie Rooney (sold by Balbriggan RFC)
7. Aldi Shopping Voucher - Voucher to the value of €2,000 (compliments of Aldi)   >>>   WINNER - Sandra Griffin (sold by UL Bohemians RFC)
8. State-of-the-art Home Entertainment System - Flat screen TV and surround sound equipment to the value of €1500 (compliments of Aviva Home Insurance)   >>>   WINNER - Caroline Kenna (sold by Rathoath RFC)

9. Elverys Shopping Voucher - Voucher to the value of €1,000 (compliments of Elverys)
WINNER: Margaret McDermott (sold by Roscrea RFC)

10. VIP package for all three 2018 Six Nations games at the Aviva Stadium (compliments of The Hospitality Partnership)
WINNER: Gerard Hanrahan (sold by Young Munster RFC)

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