It will be a St. Patricks Day to remember at Longford RFC this year, when Longford Senior Men welcome Kilkenny RFC to CPL Park for the Quarter Final of the Provincial Towns Cup. The Provincial Towns Cup is one of the oldest trophies in existence in Irish rugby dating back to 1892 and is widely regarded as one of the Premier Junior Rugby Knockout tournaments. The Cup originally named the Leinster Junior Challenge Cup was then presented on the inception of the Provincial Towns Cup in 1926. Longford RFC contested the 88 th final v Tullamore and also reached the final in 1932, losing out to Dundalk.
Like any knock out competition, it is as all about building momentum. Longford have certainly been doing that this year, where they are looking to finish second in Leinster Division 1B, which means potential promotion. Allied to this, are two great victories so far in the Cup to earn their Quarter final place. Firstly, defeating Cill Dara in the 1 st Round 22-
Over the last ten years Longford have enjoyed good runs in the Provincials Towns Cup/Plate Competitions, where they have featured in one Provincial Towns Cup Final and three Plate Finals. In 2013 Longford RFC reached the Provincial Towns Cup Final for the first time since the club was reformed in 1967 and they will be hoping that 2019 is the year that can repeat the historic feat. The Longford RFC is nearly 100% homegrown and take great pride in representing the Town and County.
Kick off in CPL Park, The Demesne, Longford is at 3 PM on St. Patricks Day, Sunday March 17 th. All support would be greatly welcome. You can be assured of a great welcome and top-