Sep 302009

Adult Fixtures:

As usual the home team is named first

Sat: 3rd October:
AIL Highfield V Bruff 1st XV, Highfield, Model Farm Rd., K.O. 2:30pm.
Sun: 4th October
Bruff J1 v U.L. Bohemians K.O. @ 2:30 pm.

Youth Fixtures:

Sun: 4th October

U11 Blitz in Kilballyowen, Bruff, Abbeyfeale and Shannon. 10:30am

U13 Friendly Bruff V Abbeyfeale, 11:30am.

U17 UL Bohemians V Bruff, 11:00am

U19 UL Bohemians V Bruff, 12:00am

Tickets: Munster V Treviso & Autumn Internationals

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Sep 302009
Benetton Treviso Pink Strip

Benetton Treviso Pink Strip

We now have tickets for sale for the Munster V Benetton Treviso on Sat 17 October at 13.35 in Thomond Park.
The first 150 applications from members will be guaranteed a ticket for this game.

These tickets will be distributed at 4:00 pm after the game this saturday and on Monday and Tuesday nights (12th & 13th) between 7:30pm and 8:30pm.

Also, the first 100 applications from members for the following International Matches will be guaranteed a ticket for either match.
(1) Australia v Ireland in Croke Park on Sun, 15 Nov 2009, at 3pm.
(2) South Africa v Ireland in Croke Park on Sat, 28 Nov 2009, at 2.30pm.

John Hayes in Action Against Australia

John Hayes in Action Against Australia

Price of tickets for the upcoming Internationals are €70 for stand tickets and €35 for terrace plus handling charge. Contact the ticket line on 0871386244 and leave a text message or voice mail and we will get back to you.
Book early to avoid disappointment

Sep 262009
Head to Head

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A Tough bruiser to start the season off, that’s about the best description of Saturday’s encounter against Clonakilty in the AIB Cup.

Within six minutes of the off, Bruff were down by three points but after that quickly took a stranglehold on the game. With Bruff playing all of the rugby, there was wave after wave of attack on the Clonakilty line, ring rustiness rather than the Clon defence and the referees whistle the only things keeping Bruff away from the Clon line. Scores were levelled by the first of the successful Bruff Penalites on 13 minutes courtesy of Brian Cahill, and they took the lead within 8 minutes with a second. Clon then, against the run of play, touched down for their one and only try of the game, with a block down of a Brian Cahill clearance, the blocker chasing to catch and touch down, then it was duly converted to give them a 4 point lead. Bruff returned to camping within the Clonakilty Twenty Two , two line crossings disallowed before finally they returned the favour with former captain Cathal breaking through the ruck to touch down on 29 minutes, Brian Cahill converting again to give them a three point lead for the second time. They would hold the lead from there to the finish. Play continued with Bruff attacking the Clon line right until the break, Scrum after scrum given to Bruff for constant infringements at the ruck byt he home side who were left trailing 13 points to 10 at the interval despite a one man advantage due to a yellow card for John Shine for slapping the ball from the Scrum-half’s hands five minutes before the whistle.

The Second half began in much the same mode, Bruff doing most of the attacking but the occasional handling error providing relief from the onslaught for Clon. The Bruff Scrum was on top enough to nullify the extra man in the scrums but on his return they had a fifteen minute golden period. 6 minutes in Bruff outhalf  Brian Cahill crossed beside the posts to extend the Bruff lead to ten points when he converted a minute later.

Despite their dominance however they failed time and again to put away their opposition and despite their dominance Clon managed to come within seven points with another penalty. Clonakilty then seemed to knuckle down and the Bruff defence was tested by waves of Clon attacks before Bruff closed the game out with a final Brian Cahill penalty.

Final score Clonakilty 16, Bruff 26.

Bruff: Backs: P. O’ Brien, P. Thompson, G. Leonard, B.Deady, J. Moore, B.Cahill, T. Cahill, Forwards: S.Foster, C.O’ Regan, G.Ryan, M. O’ Connell, R.Wall, A.Bourke, J.Shine, M.Carroll.

Subs:A. Whyte (For R. Wall), D. Horan (P) (For Foster), G. Bolger (H), (For M.Carroll), N. Riordan (For J. Moore), E.Maher (For P. O’ Brien).

Scores: C. O’ Regan (T), B. Cahill, (T), (2xConv), 4 x Pens.

Opposition in the next round comes in the form of our very first ever game against St. Mary’s in Templeville Rd., where we won the Division Three Final three years ago.

Fixtures for the coming weekend.

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Sep 232009

Bruff U21 v Old Crescent, Friday 7:30pm Kilballyowen Park

AIB Cup, Clonakilty V Bruff 1st XV, 2:30pm Away.

MSSL: Young Munster V Bruff J1, 2:30pm Derryknockane,
2 No. U12 Blitzes, 1 away to UL Bohemians, the other away to Shannon, both KO @ 10:30 am,
U13L Bruff V UL Bohemians, 11:30am,
U15F Bruff V UL Bohemians, 11:30am,
U17L Young Munster V Bruff, 11:45am,
U19L Young Munster V Bruff, 12:15pm.

UL confers Honorary Doctorate to Declan Kidney

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Sep 222009
Dr. Declan Kidney's address.

Dr. Declan Kidney's address.

The university of Limerick conferred an honorary Doctorate of Science on Declan Kidney today.
During the reading of the citation by Professor Stephen O’ Brien, it was mentioned that “it takes a special kind of person to withstand the frustrations and pressures of constant review, and it takes a truly remarkable individual to emerge from many years of intense public scrutiny as a widely acknowledged, highly successful coach who enjoys the respect of players, officials, fans and the media.”
There are no better words to describe the achievements of the current Irish Coach.
During his own address, Declan as usual paid a special tribute to all of the players, mentors, kitmen and other people who have worked with him and who he described as “Having shaped the person that I am today, each and every one”.
He then dedicated the doctorate to all of those players who didn’t make the teams that he coached over the years as well as those successful enough to make the grades as without them there would be no such thing as sport and he wouldn’t have had the achievements that he had along the way.

Congratulations Declan, on behalf of all of us here at Bruff RFC.