Newbridge Under 12 Girls Mini team will be taking part in a match against Kilkenny on 1st April in the Aviva Stadium at half time during the Leinster v Wasps ERCCQuarter Final. This is a big honour for our Mini Girls which is well deserved after their hard work. We wish all the players and their coaches every success and enjoyment. WELL DONE
Newbridge Under 9s together with coaches, parents and supporters are also attending the Leinster v Wasps ERCC Quarter Final on 1st April as part of the One Province initiative. There could be as many as 80 in the group. Look out for the Black & Yellow in the crowd! The Girls are sure of good "home town" support!
The initial planning dates for the proposed course (see paragraph 2 below) are Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of February at Newbridge's Rosetown grounds. This course is focused on Under 7 to Under 12 players. Please touch base with Neil by Facebook message through this page, by text or in person this Saturday morning (11th) to confirm if these dates suit you.
Leinster Rugby have agreed to conduct a Mini Rugby Coaching Course for Newbridge RFC. We need at least 12 parents to come forward, volunteer and take part in the training. It is crucial that we increase our number of active and accredited coaches now in preparation for next season with a particular focus on Under 7s, 8s and 9s. Why not play an active role in the physical development of your child ???
If you have any questions please contact Neil through the club's Facebook page. Details of the course can be accessed through the following link :-
A Minis Stage 1 Coaching Course organised in conjunction with Leinster Rugby was run in Rosetown Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. Thanks are due to Newbridge RFC's CCRO Neil Taylor for arranging the course. Thanks are also due to Ken, Jenny, John and John Joe from Leinster Rugby for providing top class tutoring during the two days. Finally a particular thank you and well done to Laura, Darragh, Liam, Tom, Stephen, Lance and Senan (the seven Newbridge RFC coaches) who completed the course for their effort, enthusiasm and commitment on a mid-term break weekend.
Newbridge Mini Girls played a keenly contested match in bitter conditions against the Naas RFC Girls at Rosetown last Saturday 11th February. The game was played in great spirit and the virtues of rugby - skill, bravery, team work, fun and effort were on display in abundance. Well done to all the players and team mentors. It is great to see all your hard work paying off.
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.
Great Effort by Minis in Edenderry
What a super effort and performance from the Newbridge Minis against Edenderry on Saturday morning (11th February). The conditions were bitterly cold and despite a significant size advantage to the hosts across all teams, rugby guile, guts and great skills were on display in 'bucket-loads' from the Black & Yellows. The Under 12s played 15 a side rugby, using the full pitch, for the first time this season. They produced a scintillating display, particularly in the 1st half, of running rugby matched with awareness of space.
Well done to all the players, coaches and parents involved with all teams today.
It is North Kildare AWAY for the Boys Minis teams from Under 7 to Under 12 this Saturday, 18th February. Please be at the North Kildare RFC at 10.00am. Matches start at 10.30am sharp.
The Girls Under 10 and Under 12 are AWAY to Cill Dara. Please be at the Cill Dara RFC at 10.00am..
What a super effort today, in heavy conditions, by the Newbridge Under 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s in their games against Naas in Rosetown. There was determination in defence, skill in attack and great team work across all the squads and teams. Well done to all parents and families also who provided refreshments, car parking attendants and a real willingness to help out. A super club and community effort from all. Unfortunately we had to cancel the games for Under 7s and Under 8s due to the condition of the playing areas available to them. Fingers crossed both groups will be back to rugby soon
Some photographs of Newbridge Under 9s against Cill Dara RFC from last Saturday's action in Rosetown. Again, as with Portlaoise RFC recently, there was fantastic movement, passing and teamwork on view from all teams and clubs resulting in a feast of Rugby for the players and supporters to enjoy.
Leinster v Wasps
It is Co Carlow AWAY for the Boys Minis teams from Under 8 to Under 12 this Saturday, 25th February. Please be at the Co Carlow RFC at 10.00am. Matches start at 10.30am sharp. There is no Under 7s this Saturday due to the Coaching Course. See the link below for directions to Oakpark, Carlow :- http://www.carlowrugby.ie/contact-us/
The Girls Under 10 and Under 12 are AWAY to Naas. Please be at the Naas RFC at 10.00am. Matches start at 10.30am sharp.
Newbridge Under 11s Minis played Mullingar RFC on Saturday 18th March in Rosetown - see photos below. Up next for Newbridge Minis is Clane RFC AWAY next Saturday 25th March.
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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......
A feast of TAG Rugby took place on Wednesday 15th February in Rosetown. 100s of 'Trys' were scored by 230 young players from 10 Schools who fielded 17 teams. There was skill, speed, space awareness, team camaraderie and FUN on display in abundance. Newbridge RFC would like to thank all the schools who took part, the teachers who supported the teams and most of all the young players who committed fully to doing their best. They played within the spirit of the game and 'learned by doing' improving constantly game by game. Well done to all who were associated with supporting this event, which allowed the children to explore the game in a safe, supported and mentored environment. All the schools, teachers, parents and pupils should be rightly proud of today's effort.
After the disappointment of last Saturday's cancelled Minis matches with Athy due to waterlogged pitches, we are hopeful it will be all action next Saturday when Newbridge Minis (including Under 10 Boys - see above) play Naas RFC at home in Rosetown. Please be in the club at Rosetown NOT LATER THAN 10.00am on Saturday 11th March. Games will start at 10.30am sharp. Further updates later in the week.
The Minis Stage 1 Coaching Course organised in conjunction with Leinster Rugby is going ahead on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. It is being held at Newbridge RFC's Rosetown ground from 9.15am to 3.00pm (approx) on both days. The course will be finished in time on Saturday for participants to watch the Ireland v France internation match. There is also a requirement to complete an online concussion awareness module. A limited number of places are still available. Please confirm with Neil if attending Not Later Than Lunchtime Wednesday 22nd February by Facebook message, text, phone or in person. Details of the course can be accessed through the following link :-
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.
A feast of primary schools rugby will be available to be enjoy on Wednesday 15th February in Rosetown. 17 Teams from 10 Schools will take part in a 5th/6th Class Blitz between local schools. It is all part of the Newbridge Rugby Club's Community Rugby Programme. Over 200 young players are expected to participate during the day. The Schools playing are :- Gael Scoil Chill Dara, St Patricks NS, Scoil Nioclais Naofa - Dunlavin, Scoil Mhuire, Scoil Naomh Uilig, St Conleths & Marys NS, Newbridge Educate Together NS, Patrician Primary, Ballyshannon NS and Scoil Bhride - Kilcullen.?
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The Minis Coaching Course organised in conjunction with Leinster Rugby is going ahead on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February. The couse will run from 9.00am to 4.30pm (approx) both days. Note - the course on the Saturday will finish in time for all to see the Ireland v France 6 Nations match. There is a requirement for participants to complete an online concussion awareness module. Please confirm with Neil ASAP by Facebook message, text, phone or in person if you are attending. Details of the course can be accessed through the following link :-