July, 2015 - NATHAN CRADDOCK

On Saturday 4th July at Rosetown Clubhouse, our club chairman Stephen Nugent, presented Nathan Craddock with a set of club kit. Nathan and his family left Ireland on Monday 6th July for Newfoundland to join his dad, Patsy, who emigrated 18 months ago to take up work there.
Nathan has been playing rugby for Newbridge since he was 10 years of age and was a very influential member of last season's U16s team.
We wish Nathan and his family happiness and good health in their new adventure in Canada.
In the photograph are: Catherine (Nathan's mum), Nathan, Stephen Nugent (Club Chairman) and Holly (Nathan's sister).

Monday 10th October, 2016 - Youths Update

Under 13s & PBS Under 19s win

Congratulations to our Under 13s who had a great win last Thursday, 6th October, in Rosetown against Athy. This team is adapting well to playing full size pitch rugby and have now won 3 out of 3 matches.


Hard luck to our Under 15s who put up a great fight against Naas on Friday evening again at Rosetown. After a tough first half Newbridge got going in the second half scoring three tries. Unfortunately Naas's lead was too much to catch .


Tough result in Rosetown for our Under 17 schools youth who lost on Sunday 9th October against Cill Dara. Very good rugby was played by both sides. Newbridge now play Seapoint U17 again in Rosetown next Sunday16th October with a 12.00 noon kick off. This is another opportunity for the Newbridge team to build on their recent good performances and hopefully get a winning result. Thanks to all who came out to support. Repeat support next Sunday, 16th, will be much appreciated.


Well done to Newbridge PBS Under 19s who, on Monday 10th October in Rosetown, had a good win over Clane Scoil Mhuire by 56 points to 12 in the North Midland League. Many of  this team play their club rugby with Newbridge RFC. This team is developing well with more to come.​

Thursday 17th November, 2016 - Youths Update

PBS Newbridge SCT (Under 19s) had a big win against Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip on Thursday 17th November in the Anne McInerney Development Cup played at Rosetown. The final score was PBS Newbridge 51 CC Leixlip 5. All members of the PBS squad had 'game time' and all fully contributed to a mature, controlled and clinical performance. The work and training done since September was obvious with good phase play, effective continuity and slick handling visible in cold but dry conditions. Round 2 of the Cup is due to take place next week. Details of the opposition, venue, date and timings will be shared once confirmed. Well done to all involved with today and particular thanks to the grounds staff at Rosetown who presented the pitch in such good condition

20th September, 2016 - Youths Update

​Newbridge Youths got off to a successful but mixed weekend. Kicking off with our U13’s playing Athy in Rosetown Friday night. This was the team's first outing as U13’s, playing on a full size pitch but they didn’t shirk from the challenge. Newbridge were quick out of the blocks scoring 19 points in a first half where their footwork and passing was excellent. Athy regrouped at halftime and pushed hard in a strong comeback, especially using physicality in the centre. They pulled back to 19 - 14 but Newbridge lads held strong and finished in front. A great first start and step up from Minis for the lads, an experience which will stand to them as their season progress. Well done to all the players and coaches.
Our U15’s & U17’s (Leister League) teams were both scheduled to kick off their first competitive games in Rosetown on Saturday. Unfortunately both their oppositions, Clane U15 and Naas U17, were unable to field. While Newbridge get the competition points it was a disappointment for the lads and coaches as they had put in good preparation in training the week before and were ready for action. The league continues next week.


Finally our U17 (Metro) team played St Mary's on Sunday 

morning in Dublin. Listed as a friendly fixture, it was a fiercely

contested affair with both sides putting on a master-class in

tackling. Leading 7 - 5 at half-time, the Newbridge lads

continued to lead for most of the second half. With only a

few minutes remaining though, despite trojan defensive efforts

by the visitors, St Mary,s went ahead for the first time in the

match. The home team had grounded the ball for what seemed

certain to be the winning try! Newbridge fought back hard, and,

after a number of well worked phases of play, eventually

touched down in the corner for a final score  of 17 - 19! It was

an early start due to All Ireland but the lads were wide awake

and pulled off a great result for Newbridge with their last minute

try, much to the surprise of St Mary's.

July, 2015 - NATHAN CRADDOCK

On Saturday 4th July at Rosetown Clubhouse, our club chairman Stephen Nugent, presented Nathan Craddock with a set of club kit. Nathan and his family left Ireland on Monday 6th July for Newfoundland to join his dad, Patsy, who emigrated 18 months ago to take up work there.
Nathan has been playing rugby for Newbridge since he was 10 years of age and was a very influential member of last season's U16s team.
We wish Nathan and his family happiness and good health in their new adventure in Canada.
In the photograph are: Catherine (Nathan's mum), Nathan, Stephen Nugent (Club Chairman) and Holly (Nathan's sister).

10th October, 2015 - U17's Register Strong Home Win

On Saturday 10th October Newbridge faced solid oppoesition from Wexford in Rosetown. The match got off to a lively start with Wexford coming close to scoring a break-away try in the opening moments. However the Bridge lads settled into the game and started to deliver an entertaining blend of free-flowing rugby and excellent tackling. Newbridge's scrums and line-outs were strong and the final score of 22 - 3 was a fair reflection of the home team's performance.

Friday 2nd December, 2016 - Youths Update

Congratulations to the Coaches and players from our Under 15s

who, last Saturday 26th November, held a great training day on

the Curragh. The lads completed runs through the tank tracks,

obstacle courses, carried logs in groups and had great craic.

Exercise was followed by food at our Rosetown clubhouse and

cheering on Ireland against Australia on the TV. Big Thank You

to Jer Delaney for organising.


Rugby Development Update :- Rugby is now up and running a

s an Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) in the Cross & Passion

College, Kilcullen for 1st year boys. Training takes place after

school on Mondays.Rugby will start as an Extra Curricular Activity

(ECA) in the PBS, Newbridge for 1st year boys this week. Training

takes place after school on Wednesdays. Both schools will take

part in a 1st year only, 10 a side blitz, in Newbridge RFC on

Wednesday the 14th of December.

10th October, 2015 - U17's Register Strong Home Win

On Saturday 10th October Newbridge faced solid oppoesition from Wexford in Rosetown. The match got off to a lively start with Wexford coming close to scoring a break-away try in the opening moments. However the Bridge lads settled into the game and started to deliver an entertaining blend of free-flowing rugby and excellent tackling. Newbridge's scrums and line-outs were strong and the final score of 22 - 3 was a fair reflection of the home team's performance.

Tuesday 27th September, 2016 - Youths Update

Youth teams building nicely for Leinster Leagues

With the Youth Leinster Leagues commencing in a few weeks the Newbridge teams are showing great promise. ​Under 13s had no fixture last Saturday but have their 1st North Midlands game this coming Saturday, 1st October, away to Portlaoise.

Under 15s opened their season on Saturday24th September with a hard fought victory over a well organised Portarlington side. Both teams had to endure very difficult weather conditions throughout the game. Newbridge played good attacking rugby and were rewarded with a number of unanswered tries in the first half. Portarlington began the second half very strongly and scored two early tries to reduce the deficit. However, the home side continued to apply pressure and, with a solid defensive display, held on for a deserved 32pts to 21 victory.

Under 17s - as both our Leinster League and Schools Youth Under 17 teams

had no fixture on Saturday they played each other in Rosetown. This proved

to be a great game of Rugby with three tries scored by each team. The level

of commitment, tackling and rugby skill on display bodes well for the upcoming

leagues. The Under 17 League side take on Clane away next Saturday (1st)

while the Under 17 Schools Youths are currently looking for a fixture. Both

Under 17 teams Leinster competitions kick off the following week. Well done to

all the lads who played on Saturday.​

Wednesday 23rd November, 2016 - Youths Update

PBS Newbridge SCT (Under 19s) are scheduled to play in the second

round of the Anne McInerney Senior Schools Development Cup on

Thursday 24th November in Athy RFC. Many of the side field for the

Newbridge RFC Under 17s and other local clubs including Cill Dara, Naas

and North Kildare. They are due to play against Árdscoil na Tríonoide,

Athy. Kick off is fixed for 1.00pm. Those who attended last weeks game

saw a display of mature, controlled and clinical performance with lots of

running rugby also thrown into the mix. If available why not come along

to support and cheer them on !


Congrats to Newbridge Under 17 Leinster league team who beat Clane

in Rosetown last Saturday 19th November. Down by 14 pts to 11 with 15

minute remaining Newbridge finished strongly to win by 21pts to 14. After

the game there were birthday celebrations for two of the squad, Kyle and

Scott. Well done to all players and coaches on a great result and Happy Birthday lads.​

12th November, 2015 - Visit to Rosetown by Newfoundland Rock RFC

Youth sides from Canadian club Newfoundland Rock RFC were welcomed to Rosetown on Thursday 12th November to play under lights Newbridge's Under 15 and Under 17 sides. The Rock club is one of the four main provincial teams in Canada. The club has visited Ireland twice previously, but it is their first time in Rosetown. Newbridge was also thrilled to welcome back Nathan Craddock, whose dad Patsy was instrumental in organising the visit. 


It was a great evening in Rosetown, action packed both on and off the pitch. There were two games which both resulted in wins for the visitors :-
   * Under 15 : Newbridge  12 pts   Newfoundland Rock  41 pts

   * Under 17 : Newbridge    5 pts   Newfoundland Rock    7 pts


The standard of rugby was excellent and was enjoyed by all in attendance. Newfoundland Rock's players, parents and coaches were really appreciative of the hospitality shown to them by Newbridge and by all accounts a good night was had by all. We look forward to a special relationship between the two clubs, with rumours of a return visit already brewing!

Youths Training Times

Youth teams training in Rosetown is held each Tuesday & Thursday
Under 13s -  7.00pm to 8.30pm

Under 15s -  7.00pm to 9.00pm

Under 17LL -  7.30pm to 9.00pm

Under 17M - 7.30 to 9.00pm (Thurs only)
All players welcome.

Monday 7th November, 2016 - Youths Update

Well done to all Newbridge youths teams who had a very successful weekend. Congratulations to Newbridge U15's who had a great win today in the final on North Midlands B League against Portarlington. A great game played by both teams with a final score of 31 pts to 20 in favour of Newbridge. Well done to players and coaches. Newbridge's first silverware of the season. On Saturday 12th November the Under 15s play Gorey in Rosetown with a 12.00 noon kick off.


​​Also on Saturday Newbridge's Under 13s travelled to Portarlington in their

Leinster League and registered an impressive victory by 46 pts to 12. Well done

lads.and coaches. If you haven't seen this team play their running game yet why

not come out to Rosetown this coming Saturday (12th) when they play Naas with

a 12,00 noon kick off.


The weekend closed out on Sunday with a great game from our combined

Under 17 squads who narrowly lost to Barnhall. While the result didn't go our

way all who were at the game agreed there is plenty of promise for these boys. 

The match proved a great development occasion and a tremendous opportunity

to further integrate our two Under 17 Squads. Our LL Under 17s are away to

Wexford on Saturday12th while the Schools Youth Under 17s are away to

Naas on Sunday 13th November.​

Monday 8th February, 2016 - Success for PBS Under 16s

Congratulations to PBS Newbridge Under 16 Rugby Team on their victory

against Mullingar Community School in the Leinster Development Schools

Plate competition. Played at Rosetown on Monday 8th February PBS won

by 51 points to 14. Newbridge RFC's Youth Coordinator, Tony Kavanagh,

reported that In difficult wet and windy conditions PBS played with a 

combination of committed forward play with smart back line movement.

PBS are now through to the quarter finals. Stand out performances came

from Adam Meehan (13), Ben McGrath (15) and Scott McMullen in the

forwards. 
 
Newbridge RFC are delighted to support the school rugby program

through our CCRO and 1st XV outhalf Garett Brewer. The club wish the

players, many of whom play with Newbridge RFC, and their coaches,

Andrew Burke and Aoife Courtney, all the very best as they progress in

this competition.

Monday 14th Novenber, 2016 - Youths Update

Newbridge Youths achieved 2 wins from 4 starts last weekend.

The Under 13s had a good win against Naas A on Saturday 12th

in Rosetown. Also on Saturday our Under 15s, who received a

new set of club jerseys before the match in Rosetown, lost out to

a very strong Gorey side. Newbridge Under 17 LL travelled down

to Wexford on Saturday but unfortunately came up against the

best side in their league. However the Under 17 Schools Youths 

defeated Naas on Sunday away at Naas. Well done to all players

and coaches this weekend.


In Rosetown on Monday 14th November PBS Newbridge Under

16splayed HFCS Rathcoole in the first round of Leinster Schools

Junior Development Cup. The final score was PBS Newbridge 

19 - HFCS, Rathcoole 29. despite the loss this was a super performance from PBS. They produced some great phase play, based on strong running, ball retention and a clear game plan. HFCS had a significant size and speed advantage. They exploited turnover ball and open space well. In a battle of technique and strategy, against speed and size, Rathcoole finally came out on top after the lead changed hands several times. There are many positives for PBS to take from this performance. Three good team tries were scored today and a huge improvement in playing standard took place over the last 8 weeks. Next up in the Cup is the PBS SCT (Under 19s) who play Colaiste Chiarain, Leixlip in Rosetown on Thursday 17th November. Kick off is at 1.20pm.

Please Submit Your Photos

Have you taken photographs of any our Newbridge lads or girls in action? We are always looking for action photos for our website and social media from all age groups as well as interesting social pictures. Please email them to webmaster@newbridgerugby.com.


​​A special word of thanks to one of our roving photographers, Michelle Sharkey for providing us with such great action photographs of some of the Youths teams in action.  You can see a small selection of Michelle's impressive handy work above. To see more great photos, click on the following links to her GameOn facebook Page >>>>​​

January 2016 - Newbridge Under 14s

The Under 14's also took some time out to pose for a long overdue team photo. T

he Newbridge Under 14 Panel members pictured below are :-

Back Row (L to R) - Kyle Cullen, Aodan Dempsey, Patrick Treacy, Kyle O’Brien, Tom Moran, Daragh Burke, Jack Grace, Sean Murray, Finbar O’Brien, Ronan Cooney, Tadgh Comerford.
Front Row (L to R) -Cameron Treacy, Jamie Leonard, Fiachra Galvin, Luke Rushton, Yavi Gonzalez, Gavin O’Donnell, Gavin Doyle, Aran Kraus, Shane Doran. 

Wednesday 27th April, 2016 - Leinster’s Junior Development Shield Final

Patrician BS, Newbridge  24  v  19  Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew

Patrician Newbridge’s star as a development school continues to rise, after they secured Leinster’s Junior Development Shield by 24 points to 19 in an entertaining encounter with Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew played at Donnybrook on Wednesday 27th April. This success allied to their Senior win two years ago, shows the progress the school continues to make. 

The game got off to a tense and tight opening with both sides giving little away.  However the Wicklow school settled quicker and started to win good possession but couldn’t convert any to scores. Carnew nearly backed up that dominance with a try attempt on 10 minutes, but last ditch covering by Oliver Barry, saw him hold up the ball-carrier and the referee, Chris Reynolds, gave a 5 metre scrum. Newbridge cleared the danger, by turning over the ball and getting out of their half for the first time in the match. 

The try save seemed to spring the young Patricians into action and a nice move through the hands along the backline saw Ben McGrath-Morgan feed Stephen Mulpeter into Carnew’s 22.  Mulpeter was held up, but there was McGrath-Morgan to slalom his way through a despairing Carnew defence to touchdown. Oisin Sherlock’s conversion kick was only slightly to the left, leaving Patricians 5 points ahead. Carnew gained possession from the kick-off and were very economical in their use of the ball, keeping it within their pack. Eventually, after 24 minutes and pressure on the Newbridge defence, they crashed over for a try but inexplicably missed an easy conversion chance. Scores were now tied at 5 points each. 

Around this time, Newbridge lost their powerful No8 Killian O’Brien to the sin-bin and shortly afterwards he was joined by his captain Kevin Commane – both for over-zealous tackling. But these set-backs didn’t deter Patricians from keeping Carnew on the back foot and, with an out-half like Oisin Sherlock always looking for a gap in behind, something was bound to happen. And that it did! Getting to their opponent’s 10 metre line, Sherlock spotted space to kick to and the chase was on. Quickest to react was scrum-half Griffin Kennedy and he touched down in the Old Wesley corner. Sherlock missed the conversion by the narrowest of margins to leave the half-time score 10 points to 5 in Newbridge’s favour.

Carnew came out for the second half eager to lay siege on the Newbridge line and they got their just reward (if a little harsh on Patricians), when the referee awarded a penalty try. It was converted and the Wicklow lads led for the first time in the match by 12 points to 10. Following that score, Carnew were quiet happy to soak up all the Newbridge pressure and for the next 15 minutes they dealt with it admirably with play rarely getting to their 10 metre line. However, Newbridge knew to bide their time and the chance arrived on 56 minutes, when the Patricians spread the ball to the right and switched quickly inside the 22.  With Carnew scrabbling to cover a combination of the Patrician backs bustled towards the line, where Brendan O’Driscoll touched down for a deserved team try near the post. This conversion was easier and Sherlock made no mistake to put Newbridge back in front by 17 points to 12.

Buoyed by that score, Newbridge gained possession from the kick-off and

took the ball forward to just short of the Carnew 22.  Kennedy released the

ball back to Adam Meehan and the centre took off past the defence to

touchdown for a decisive score at the Bective Rangers end. Sherlock again

followed up with the conversion to put the Patricians out of sight at 24 points

to 12. Credit to the Carnew lads though, they came storming back to cross

the line for a coverted try just before the final whistle. However, this was

Patrician Newbridge’s day as they claimed the school’s second rugby title

in three years on a full-time score of 24 points to 19. 

All involved with Newbridge RFC send their congratulations to PBS

Newbridge, the team and their coaches on this fantastic success.

Youths News - Archive

Thursday 27th October, 2016 - Youths Update

Mixed Results for PBS Teams

​​Both PBS rugby teams were in action on Wednesday 26th October in the Division 3 Development League. The Under 16slost to a pacy and athletic St Kevins, Dunlavin. They recovered from a shaky start to score two great team tries in the second half. Lots of character, courage and commitment were shown by the Newbridge side with much learned from the experience.


The Under 19s had a comprehensive win against St Kevins displaying structure, speed and great interplay between backs and forwards to create space and scoring opportunities. It was a real squad effort with all listed substitutes getting a game while 'slotting in' to the new systems and patterns.

Tuesday 18th October, 2016 - Youths Update

Under 17 Schools Youths get League Points

​Our Under 17 Schools Youth team gained their League points last Sunday, 16th October, as Seapoint arrived with insufficient players. Once we agreed on the points a friendly game was played with some of the Newbridge players volunteering to play for Seapoint. A good game followed with the Newbridge lads playing in Seapoint colours excelling. Nothing like getting a crack at your own team!

This coming weekend, 22nd and 23rd October, will be a busy one for the Newbridge Youth Teams. On Saturday 22nd our Under 15 and Under 17 LL teams playing at home against Athy and Tullow respectively. Both matches kick off at 12.00 noon in Rosetown. Then on Sunday 23rd Newbridge Under 13s and Under 14s take on visiting clubs from Lancashire and Cork. The Under 13s will play a round robin with Cork and Lancashire whilst the Under 14s will play Lancashire. Rugby in Rosetown starts at 12.00 noon. ​

Saturday 15th October, 2016 - Youths Update

Great Away League Win for Under 15s

Leinster League Youth competitions got underway on Saturday 15th October and our Under 13s & Under 15s were both playing away.
The Under 13s had a tough game in North.Kildare where both teams played some great rugby. Newbridge were behind by 2 points at half time 14~12. However in the second half North.Kildare pulled away to win by 31 pts to 17. Newbridge went close to scoring towards the end of the match but were kept out with strong tackling by the home side. A good experience for our team who will come back stringer next week.
Finishing strongly our Under 15s had a great win in Portarlington by 45 points to 24. A great result as an away win in Portarlington is not an easy thing to earn. Well done to ALL involved.

January 2016 - Sharkey Lifting Sponsors U15 Kit

Many thanks to coach Aidan Sharkey who has sponsored 22 jerseys, 3 coach jackets, some kit and a ball bag for the Under-15s.  Aidan has been coaching for many years.  His son Conor is a member of the Under-15 team. Sponsors are Sharkey Lifting Ltd., Unit B15 Kingswood Business Park, Baldonnel.


The Newbridge Under 15 Panel memberspicture below are :-

Back Row (L to R) - Aidan Sharkey (Coach), C. English, J. McEvoy, O. Delaney, E. Rooney, Enda Watters (Coach) M. Hughes (Capt), R. Hickey, D. Speight, C. Spratt, J. Dee,  P. Comane (Coach). 

Front Row (L to R) - J. Barry, D. Joyce, R. Watters, C. Sharkey, E. Swan, O. Foley, M. Doyle.
Not in photo - C. Logue, P. Burke A. Hurley.

January 2016 - Newbridge Under 13s

​Saturday 2nd April, 2016 - ​​Under 14s Lose League Semi-Final

On Saturday 2nd April Newbridge Under U14s played their Division 2A/B Leinster League Semi Final match against New Ross in Athy RFC. They played very well showing much skill and commitment but finally lost by 14 points to 21. This team has shown great improvement through the season culminating in winning 5 matches from 5  in the Phase 2 league section. ​

Congratulations to ALL involved with Newbridge Under 14s in particular all players and coaches.