Newbridge RFC (Ireland)

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For the Welsh team, see Newbridge RFC.
Full name Newbridge Rugby Football Club
Union IRFU
Nickname(s) The Bridge
Founded 1996
Ground(s) Rosetown, Athgarvan (Capacity: 3,000)
Chairman Mick McCoy
President Major General Dave Ashe Retd.
Coach(es) Rory Geelon

Newbridge RFC is an Irish rugby club based in County Kildare, playing in Division 2A of the Leinster League.


The club was founded in 1996 after the amalgamation of the Curragh and Old Kilcullen clubs.

Close to the end of the 1995/1996 season, it seemed clear that the future of rugby in County Kildare was under threat. Despite them having very successful youth teams, both the Curragh and Old Kilcullen clubs were struggling a great deal because of those players moving away.

In May 1995, there were talks of a possible merger between them, but had fizzled out by August of that year. They eventually resumed with their plans in November, with both clubs being represented by four executive members each; Curragh by Harry Quirke (President), Don O'Keeffe (Chairman), Con McNamara (a member of the original merger team) and Sean Hayes (a new member of the merger team) and Old Kilcullen by Ollie Delaney (President), Niall Kidd (Chairman), Rory O'Carroll (Secretary) and Kieran Murphy (Treasurer).

2016/2017 Season : President; Dave Ashe. Chairman; Mick McCoy. Club Captain; Cormac Nugent. Director of Rugby; Barry McCann, Hon.Secretary; Fiona Nugent. Hon.Treasurer; Enda Bohan. Senior Vice President; Sean McCann. Junior Vice President; Mick McCoy. Director of Rugby; Barry McCann, PRO; Mike Moore,Director of Youths Rugby; Tony Kavanagh, Minis Co-Ordinator; Rossa O'Donnell, Executive Committee members; Jason Popplewell, Conor Horan,Ollie Delaney, Richie Brophy, Paul Tracey. Club Patron;.Brig.General Joe Mulligan, GOC, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp.

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  • Leinster League Division Two: Winners 2007/2008
  • Leinster League Division Three: Winners 2004/2005
  • North Midlands Hosie Cup Winners 1996/1997, Runners up 2009/2010.
  • North Midlands Lalor Cup J2 Winners 2006/2007, Runners up 2010/2011
  • North Midlands Spiers Cup J3 Winners 2007/2008
  • Anderson Cup Provincial J3 Winners 1996/1997
  • Dunne Cup Provincial J4 Towns Cup Winners 2009/2010
  • Leinster League Division 2 2nds Winners 2005/2006
  • Leinster League Division 1B, Winners 2009/2010
  • Naas Floodlit Cup: 2003
  • Provincial Towns Seconds Cup : Winners 2011/2012,
  • Provincial Towns Seconds Cup : Winners 2012/2013.
  • North Midlands Hosie Cup : Winners 2012/2013