As part of rugby development in schools a 1st Year Schools 10-a-Side Rugby Blitz took place on Wednesday 25th January in Rosetown. Close to 120 young players took part in the Rugby Blitz which was hosted by Newbridge RFC. Every player who attended played and approximately 100 tries were scored in the 8 matches played. Players from schools in Newbridge, Naas, Kilcullen, Dunlavin and Athy took part. There was loads of skill, speed, agility and space awareness on view. All players had 'tonnes of fun'. For those who played full tackle rugby for the first time - WELL DONE.
It is planned to stage at least one similar event prior to the Easter break. A special word of thanks to the Naas, Athy and Cill Dara CCROs for their assistance today. Thanks to the schools and teachers also for their support of the event. Next up is the Primary Schools TAG Rugby Blitz for local schools in Rosetown on Wednesday 15th February.
As well Newbridge Under 17s playing their Leinster League Semi-Final - see above item - all of our other Youth sides will be in action this weekend. The fixtures are :-
Saturday 11th March
* Under 13 v Enniscorthy Home KO 12.30pm at Rosetown
* Under 15 v Clane Away KO 12.00pm at Clane RFC
* Under 17 LL v New Ross at Kilkenny RFC League Semi-Final KO 2.00pm
Sunday 12th March
* Under 17 SY v Clontarf Home KO 12.00pm at Rosetown
Best of luck to all our players and coaches this weekend.
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Saturday 28th January saw two great results for the Newbridge Youths teams. Well done to ALL coaches and players.
Newbridge Under 13s travelled to Kilcock and turned in another great performance to defeat North Kildare by 17pts to 7. This was a great victory against a North Kildare team who had beaten Newbridge earlier in the league.
In Rosetown there was a feast of rugby as Newbridge Under 17s went toe to toe with a strong Dundalk team in Leinster's Culliton Cup. Newbridge were 15pts to 24 down at half time but a storming second period saw the lead swing back and forth several times in the last twenty minutes. Going into injury time the score was level. The Newbridge players dug deep and scored a brilliantly worked team try in the last second to claim the win by 34pts to 29!The future for our club is bright.
On Saturday 11th February there was a good win for Newbridge's Under 17 Leinster League squad. The team travelled to Gorey and played in messy, cold conditions but came away with a 17 pts to 5 victory. Newbridge Under 17s now have secured six wins on the trot, which is a great achievement for these lads, and they stay top of their league. Well done to players and coaches.
On Friday evening, 10th February, under lights in Rosetown., Newbridge Under 13s played Athy. Despite playing with great heart, commitment and no little skill, Newbridge went down by 10 pts to 15 in favour of Athy. Keep up the good work lads.
There were mixed results last weekend from the Newbridge Youth teams. On Saturday 7th January the Under 13s travelled to Portlaoise but came up against a very strong home side. Despite playing well Newbridge had to give best to Portlaoise. The Under 15s played North Kildare in Rosetown who got off to a very strong start, scoring tries in the first half. Newbridge fought back well in the second half but the gap was too wide.
Also on Saturday Newbridge Under 17 Leinster League team had a great win at home against Edenderry. Newbridge scored three tries in the first half and ran out eventual winners by 43 pts to 19. Well done lads. On Sunday 8th January the Under 17 SY team played Cill Dara in Rosetown. Cill Dara's backline ran in three unanswered tries in the first half but Newbridge came back strong in second. With 5 minutes to go Cill Dara lead had been reduced to 7 points. Unfortunately Cill Dara got a penalty at end to move out of touching distance and make the final score Cill Dara 31 pts Newbridge 21 pts.
Congratulations to the Newbridge Under 13 team who, last Saturday 10th December in Rosetown, secured a hard fought but narrow Leinster League victory over Enniscorthy. Scoring 2 great tries, backed up by some excellent defending, Newbridge won by 14 pts to 12. Well done to all players and coaches alike.
However it is hard luck to Newbridge Under 15s, again on Saturday in Rosetown, who lost out to a strong Athy team in their Leinster League match. Both Under 17 teams were scheduled to be in action over last weekend but both games were cancelled. However the Under 17 Youths team were awarded the points (again) and now sit at the top of their league.
What a great day of youths rugby in Rosetown last Saturday, 18th February. Congratulations to Newbridge Under 13s who scored a strong win against Portarlington in Leinster's McGowan Cup by 55 pts to 14. They will now play Athy in the third round. Watch out for fixture details. Commiserations to the Newbridge Under 17LL side who lost a high scoring match to North Kildare. The final score in this Culliton Cup match was Newbridge 29 North Kildare 39. Both games were very competitive with great rugby being played by the Newbridge teams.
Whilst the Under 13s progress to next round the Under 17s go into a Plate competition. Both teams still have a lot of rugby to play this season as their Leinster League campaigns are still ongoing as well as more Cup / Plate matches to come. Well done to both teams players and coaches. A big thank you for all the supporters who came out to cheer the players on and, most especially, for the parents who provided food for the teams afterwards.
!! Great Cub Team Work !!
All Newbridge Youth teams were away this weekend and secured two wins from three matches. The Under 13s travelled to Wexford and pulled off a great win in a tough game by 18 pts to 15. Newbridge were behind with minutes to go but in the last minute a well worked try came after a sustained ten minutes of pressure. they was plenty of hard fought ball won in the rucks and the forwards worked well together. After the match the Newbridge coaches declared "We are very proud of our boys".
Newbridge Under 15s travelled to Roscrea where the result went against the
visitors. Newbridge fought hard but came out second against a very physical
Roscrea whose players received two cards during the game, a yellow and a
Finally Newbridge's Under 17 LL team were away to Balbriggan where, after a
shaky start our the visitors clicked into their stride and displayed their clear
determination to win. The second half was a great display of attacking rugby with
forwards and backs linking up for some great scores. The final score was
Newbridge 69 pts Balbriggan 10. Newbridge's Under 17 SY had no fixture this
Played at Kilkenny RFC on Saturday 11th March Newbridge Under 17s defeated New Ross by 64 pts to 5 in Leinster League Division 2 Semi Final. Next stop for this team is League Final in Donnybrook on 26th March against Ashbourne - venue changed to Mullingar RFC with a 12.00 noon kick off.
Congratulations to all players and coaches.
As well as the success of our Under 17s we must also congratulate the Under 13s who had a great win in Rosetown on Saturday 11th March in their Leinster Premier League Playoffs against Enniscorthy by 46pts to 15. They now advance to 5th/6th place match with either North Kildare or Wexford. Hard luck to Newbridge Under 15s who lost away to Clane Scarlets.
Well Done to all our players and coaches this weekend.
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Under 13s are away to North Kildare this Saturday 28th January. With tthe same commitment as last week this promises to be a good game.
Under 15s have no game this weekend but will have a team event on Saturday 28th January. Players will be contacted by the coach.
Under 17 LL team have a Leinster cup match against Dundalk in Rosetown on Saturday 28th January. KO in Rosetown at 12.00 noon. All support welcome to watch this team who are improving on a weekly basis.
Under 17 SY were scheduled to play Clontarf in Rosetown on Sunday but unfortunately Clontarf have had to cancel.
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.
On Sunday 4th December Newbridge's Under 17 School/Youths played Seapoint at Rosetown. This was the first match in the Leinster Under 17 School/Youth Premier League. The result was a great win for Newbridge by 20 pts to 12. Newbridge had led by a point at half time.
Earlier in the weekend, on Friday evening under lights in Rosetown, Newbridge’s Under 15sdefeated Naas by 17 pts to 12 in their opening match of Leinster’s Under 15 Youth League Division 2. This victory marked a big turnaround from the team’s last game against Naas game. Well done lads, the team building on Curragh last Saturday really paid off ! Our Under 17 LL team were awarded a walk over on Saturday so gained the league win points.
>> Training - All players need to ensure they get out training this week to keep the ball rolling on our league campaigns.
>> Lifts to games - Parents are asked to contact coaches at training if they can support driving for away games so we can better plan for Saturdays.
Our success is built on the work we put in and all support is welcome.
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 (Youths) - 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Under 17M (School/Youths) - 7.30 to 9.00pm (Thurs only)
All players welcome.
On Saturday 11th March Newbridge Under 17s play against New Ross in the Leinster League semi-finalat Kilkenny RFC. The match will kick off at 2.00pm. Best of luck to all involved.
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Its Youths Cup rugby this weekend. If you are looking for quality live rugby this Saturday, 18th February, then get yourself out to Rosetown for 12.00 noon and give the Newbridge players that extra lift!
Newbridge Under 13s play Portarlington in the first round of Leinster's McGowan Cup and the Under 17LL team play North Kildare in the second round of Leinster's Culliten cup. Both Newbridge teams had good training sessions earlier this week and all players are rearing to go. Both matches kick off at 12.00 noon.
All the support we can give to our youth players now will pay off in the long run. You won't be disappointed with the rugby and the lads and coaches will really appreciate your support. Come on the Bridge !!!
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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 >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>>