​​12th March, 2016 - Leinster

Aviva Minis Rugby Festival

Newbridge Under 10s were one of the invited teams

that competed in the Leinster Aviva Minis Rugby

Festival in Carlow RFC on Saturday 12th March.

The Under 10s had a great time including meeting 

Ireland and Leinster Sean O'Brien.

Monday 30th January, 2017 - Minis Update

After Portarlington last Saturday it is the turn of Cill Dara Minis to come to Rosetown next Saturday, 4th February. There will be matches for all Minis teams, girls and boys. Please be in the club Not Later Than 10.00am on Saturday morning as games start at 10.30am sharp.

August 2016 - Rugby Summer Camp

Newbrudge RFC have a fabulous summer summer camp organised for all kids from 6 to 12. Running from 8 -12 August  2016, the camp is being run by Johne Murphy, ex Leicester and Munster player through www.rugbycamps.ie. 

Prices for the camp are just €90 per child, with Early Bird and Sibling offers from as little as €65 per child when you book before June 30th.  


Places are limited, and are on a first come, first served basis.  For details see Rugbycamps.ie on Facebook, visit www.rugbycamps.ie or Email: info@rugbycamps.ie or endab63@gmail.com. Alternatively, contact Johan Taylor on 086 4129196, Johne Murphy on 087 7840855 or Enda Bohan 086 2597214. Download the Brochure and Entry Form HERE 

Wednesday 8th February, 2017 - Minis Update

It is Edenderry RFC away for all Minis Boys teams this Saturday,  11th  February. Please be in Edenderry RFC by latest 10.30am. Matches start at 11.00am. Please note the change of start time from the normal.

Wednesday 16th November, 2016 - Minis Update

Well done to all of the Minis sides, Girls and boys, who travelled to Athy last Saturday. This Saturday, the 19th of November, all Minis teams and squads (Boys and Girls) from Under 7s to Under 12s will train as usual at home in Rosetown. Training will start at 10am sharp.

Then on Sunday20th November the Under 11s are away to Lansdowne in Dublin. For those of you travelling to the fixture it is on in Ringsend Park where parking is available nearby in Ropewalk Place. Here is a link to the location >>> https://goo.gl/maps/tdEiUNLpbYC2

Minis Update - Wed 23rd November

Lights Out - Due to a technical issue with the floodlights there will be no training the Minis Section tonight, Wednesday 23rd November.


This Saturday, 26th November, the Minis Section play at home in Rosetown against North Kildare. Please be at the club at 10 am for warm up and match preparation. Matches for all teams start at 10.30 am sharp.

Minis News

Thursday 26th January, 2017 - Minis Update

It's Portarlington RFC at home in Rosetown for all Minis teams this Saturday 28th January. Please be in the club Not Later Than 10am on Saturday. Games start at 10.30 sharp.
Under 10 parents and guardians, it's your turn to help. Please let the coaches know how you can assist. Why not lend a hand by helping with car parking, the kitchen, bringing a 'bake'??? Every Little Helps......

Thursday 27th October, 2016 - Attention Minis

This Saturday, 29th October, all Minis teams from Under 8s to Under 12s will travel to and play against Cill Dara RFC. Please be at Cill Dara RFC NOT LATER THAN 10am. Matches will start at 10.30am sharp. Remember to bring and wear a gumshield. Use the following link to find the Cill Dara RFC grounds http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cilldararfc/contact/. They are located in Dunmurray

The Girls training group and Under 7s will train at home in Rosetown at 10am as normal.

Saturday 20th February, 2016 -

Girls play first match in Athy

The girls team started on 6th January 2016 and they

played their FIRST match against our friends down in

Athy RFC on Saturday 20th February.
A little birdie told us that our girls won 6 - 7.

Onwards & upwards.

Friday 2nd December, 2016 - Minis Update

On Saturday 3rd DecemberALL mini rugby teams including the Under 7s will have matches at home in Rosetown against Clane and/or Co Carlow RFCs. Please be ready to train at 10am and matches will start at 10.30am.

   * The Under 9s are the hosting team in Rosetown on Saturday so parents please assist with car parking, clubhouse management, bring a

     bake, boil the kettle, lend a hand!!!

​   * All other parents please bring some buns, bagels, biscuits, or whatever you can to help refuel the young players ...... 'Every Little Helps'.


>>> Players don't forget your gumshields         

>>> Parents don't forget it will be cold, make sure the kids (and you) are togged suitably for the weather  .....  and ....   >>> Above all enjoy!!!!

Friday 21st October, 2016 - Attention Minis

This Saturday, 22nd October, all Minis teams from Under 8s to Under 12s will travel to and play against Naas RFC. Please be at Naas RFC NOT LATER THAN 10am. Matches will start at 10.30am sharp. Note :- Naas will impose the 'no gumshield, no play' policy without exception. The Girls training group and Under 7s will train at home in Rosetown at 10am as normal.

Saturday 8th October, 2016 - Attention Minis

Portlaoise are visiting this Saturday 8th October 2016. Their Girls, Under 9s and Under 7s are NOT travelling. So our Under 9s are visiting Naas in a blitz with Athy. Training at Rosetown for Under 7s is as per normal and Girls to take part in their appropriate age group.

Under 12s require parent volunteers to help in the kitchen at Rosetown for tea/coffee etc. Please step forward to Under 12 coaches on the day. Under 12s will have entire top pitch with Under 11s and Under 10s sharing middle pitch. Under 7s/Under 8s will use training pitch.

January 2016 - Girls Minis Rugby in Rosetown

Newbridge RFC are starting two new teams especially for the girls. Starting Wednesday 6th January 2016 at 6:30pm in Rosetown, Newbridge RFC will be running coaching sessions specifically for girls. We already have a number of girls playing within the Mini

but Newbridge want to put a suitable structure in place to enable the girls to

continue playing during their teen and adult years.

We expect it may take time to build up numbers. Other Clubs in the North

Midlands Area already have Girls Minis teams up and running so there will

be plenty of opportunities to get game time. Newbridge RFC are offering

FREE membership to new girls for their first season.

>>> So why not give it a try !!!   

                    >>> So why not give it a try !!!        

                                   >>> So why not give it a try !!!

Initially there will be training for the girls on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and Saturday mornings at 10.00am (same as the boys). These arrangements will be review this with the parents after a few weeks to see how it is working.

Sunday 20th March, 2016

- Under 10s at home to Tullow

7th November, 2015 - Minis Travel to North Kildare 

***🐥 Day for ducks but our Minis went out and played against North Kildare RFC ***

Saturday 7th November was the wettest morning of the season so far but it didn't worry the Minis of Newbridge or North Kildare. In very wet and muddy conditions the players from both clubs were fully committed and great fun was had by all. A big thank you to all the coaches and parent without whose enthusiasm and commitment such occasions wouldn't happen. Well done!

Friday 4th November, 2016 - Minis Update

Calling all Mini Girls from Under 9 to Under 12 - Newbridge have been invited to play in a Girls Blitz at Portarlington RFC this Saturday, 5th of November. Players must be at Portarlington for 10.30am with the first game kicking off at 11am. Cill Dara, Tullamore and Portarlington are taking part. Can all Under 9, 10, 11 and 12 Girls please let Paul Treacey know if they are available. Please also inform any interested girls in these age bracket of this event. Paul can be contacted on Whats App, through messaging the club Facebook Page or by Phone.


Mini Rugby training for Boys (U7 to U12) and Girls not in above age groups continues on Saturday the 5th of November at 10am in Rosetown. The current forecast for Saturday is dry and cold so please ensue that all attending training, players and parents, are all well wrapped up and dressed for the weather !!!!

Tuesday 30th August, 2016 - Minis are Back

It will be a case of Bon Giorno for our U12's on Friday September 2nd next. Our lads have been selected to play at half-time for Leinster's first outing of the season against Treviso at the RDS!


Minis training gets underway at Rosetown on Wednesday 31st August for U9 - U12. There will be no training on Saturday 3rd, due to the U12's RDS fixture on Friday night, and the the next session will be

Wed 7th again for U9 - U12. Training will take place for

all minis, including U7 & U8 on Sat 10th at 10 am, at

which stage normal training will resume for the season. ​


The Minis (Under 7s to Under 12s including Girls) 

normal training schedule going forward from Saturday

10th September is:-
   > Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm (U9's to U12's)
   > Every Saturday @ 10:00am (U7's to U12's)

February, 2016 - Irish Rugby & World Rugby Raleri Goggle Trial

As the Irish Rugby Football Union has now been accepted onto the World Rugby

Raleri Goggle Trial allowing those requiring the use of goggles to now apply to

World Rugby to participate in the trial and purchase a pair of Raleri goggles, if

accepted onto the trial. The IRFU reminds all players, coaches, referees and

parents that the trial is limited to the Raleri goggle only, and in accordance with

the terms of the World Rugby... trial, no other eye-wear will be permitted, for

health and safety reasons, in contact forms of the game.
The World Rugby website advises :- "It should be noted that only those Rugby

Goggles carrying the official World Rugby Trial Approved logo will be permitted

to be used in the trial, and all participants must demonstrate their need for the

Rugby Goggles through a letter from their ophthalmologist (or similar expert)

stating that there is an ophthalmic or medical need for their use. Inspections

and checks may be performed by match referees to ensure that all participants

have complied with these conditions.”

The IRFU encourages parents, players, coaches and volunteers to review information available from World Rugby in relation to the trial - http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/goggles.

To assist those seeking a greater understanding of the trial, the IRFU presents the following frequently asked question:
What is the World Rugby goggles trial?World Rugby is conducting a trial to test the safety of goggles/eye-wear in rugby.The trial covers one goggle only (manufactured by Raleri Italy) in one size.The trial was due to be completed in May 2015 but has been extended on two occasions and is now due to be completed in late 2016Players can wear goggles if they are members of a union that is partaking in the trail, they register for the trial with World Rugby, they are accepted onto the trial and they wear the Raleri trial goggles. Players must present a letter, to the referee, from their eye expert confirming their need to wear goggles

Has the IRFU ever allowed people to wear glasses or goggles on the field of play?No, for health and safety reasons eyewear has never been permitted, with the exception of non- contact forms of the games such as Leprechaun, Tag and Touch rugby.Those playing non-contact forms of the game can continue to wear sports goggles. However, if they move to the contact form of the game they will be required to apply to World Rugby and purchase the Raleri trial goggle to continue to play rugby, if they are accepted onto the trial.
The IRFU's medical department advises people with sight in just one eye (ie monocular) to consider avoiding contact rugby entirely.

What advice does the IRFU have for any coach/parent/player or referees?The World Rugby trial permits the wearing of Raleri goggles only. ALL OTHER GOGGLES WILL REMAIN PROHIBITED IN LINE WITH WORLD RUGBY LAWS.

See attached photograph of Raleri Goggles and distinguishing logos/features.
The following information on the trial is taken from the World Rugby Welfare site (http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/goggles)

1. Who can use the goggles?Only players with chronic eyesight conditions may use the goggles while playing contact Rugby. This includes people who require corrective lenses, people with monocular vision and people with restricted vision in one or both eyes.The goggles must only be worn on recommendation from an ophthalmologist (or similar expert) and the wearer must provide the match referee with a letter from their ophthalmologist (or similar expert) detailing the need for the participant to wear the goggles.Only the person who has completed the application form for inclusion in the Global Law Trial (or the person for whom the applicant is a legal parent or guardian) may wear the Rugby Goggles while playing contact Rugby.Rugby Goggles may not be used by an individual to enable them to play contact Rugby while recovering from a temporary eye or face injury.
2. How do I order a pair of goggles?The World Rugby Goggles Global Law Trial is open to all players in all Unions who fulfil the criteria set out above. Participants must register (if not already registered) on the World Rugby Passport System. Following World Rugby Passport registration all parts of a short application form need to be completed before a Unique Purchase Code (UPC) will be issued.Once you have you been issued with your UPC (which will also be emailed to you) you can then go to the Raleri website to purchase your Rugby Goggles.Each UPC permits the registrant to purchase one pair of Rugby Goggles only and can only be used once.As part of the purchase process you will be required to register on the Raleri website. This registration is completely independent of the World Rugby Passport System and all information provided will be stored by Raleri.
3. What kind of lenses can be used in the insert?Only polycarbonate lenses (or similar plastics) should be used in the Rugby Goggles' insert. Glass must never be used to manufacture the lenses used in the insert.
4. Who should fit the lenses?Only a qualified optician should fit the lenses to the Rugby Goggles Insert. The insert itself should not be altered in any way. The directions supplied by the manufacturer should be followed when fitting the lenses. Glass should never be used to manufacture the lenses fitted to the Rugby Goggles insert.

Saturday 26th March, 2016 - Under 7s & 8s End of Season Party

​Whilst the End of Season Party had to be postponed for the

older Minis Age Groups a party event was held for the Under

7s and 8s. Below are some photos that give a great flavour of

the fun and excitement in Rosetown on Saturday morning Iincluding

the distribution of the all important medals.Thanks to all the players,

parents, coaches and volunteers for all the hard work and

commitment during this last, at times challenging, year. The party

for the other teams, postponed due to the weather, is being rearranged. 

Parents will be contacted later this week with the  new details.

Tuesday 4th October, 2016 - Minis Update

Mini Girls - Paul Treacy will coach Mini Girls every Wednesday evening commencing 5th October. Mini Girls will participate in Saturday blitzes when the opposition club has a Mini Girls squad.

Minis Normal Training Schedule in Rosetown is:-

​   * Under 9s to Under 12s & Mini Girls >>> Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm
   * Under 7s to Under 12s & Mini Girls >>> Every Saturday @ 10:00am

Wednesday 9th November, 2016 - Minis Update

Well done to Newbridge's Mini Girls team (U9 to U12) who played some great rugby at their blitz in Portarlington last Saturday 5th November. They did really well in their first game of the season against tough opposition.


This Saturday 12th November all boys Minis teams from Under 8s to Under 12s will travel to and play against Athy RFC. Please be at Athy RFC not later than 10am. Matches will start at 10.30am sharp. The following link will help you find the club which is located on the left on the Dublin Road as you enter the town - http://www.athyrugbyclub.com/index.php/contact-us/directions.

The Under 7s will train at home in Rosetown at 10am as normal. An update on Girls training / matches for this Saturday will be posted later this week.

Newbridge RFC Under 12s played at half-time in Leinster's opening match of the season against Treviso.  Well Done!

December 2015 - Wearing appropriate clothing for Cold and Wet Weather

​Parents, during the cold winter months, please ensure your child has adequate gear to protect them in the cold and possibly wet conditions. Ideally for training they should have compression leggings and top to keep them warm under their jerseys and shorts. When coming to a match or training you should consider having spare gear in the car available to them to change into before returning home, as some are getting very cold already towards the end of matches and training sessions. 

Saturday 19th March, 2016 - Girls travel to Athy RFC for first Blitz

Well done to the Newbridge Girls Minis team who played in their​ first

blitz at Athy RFC on Saturday 19th March. They have all come along way

over the last 3 months.

>>>> WELL DONE TO ALL INVOLVED,

     PLAYERS, COACHES and PARENTS

Also a number of the older girls played some Under 12 games.

Great spirit and skill from the little Black and Yellas !!