Carlsberg don’t do Super Saturdays but Bruff RFC do,so this Saturday ditch the car, arrange a lift and get yourself to Kilballyowen where from 2.30pm to 9pm you can have a day full of top Rugby. 1st up our Seniors play Banbridge at 2.30pm and after last weekends wonderful victory, a follow up victory would give the team a serious chance of surviving the drop. Our super draw for tickets, accommodation and spending money for the Ireland v Wales match takes place after that, followed by France v England at 6pm on the bigscreen and then to finish off the day stay on to support our U18’s in their 2nd match of the Pan Munster kickoff 7.30pm…..So a great day filled with both local and International Rugby and some lucky punter winning a great weekend in Dublin. (Please bear in mind that weather conditions will dictate whether matches go ahead or not)
A fantastic 27-15 win away to Naas on Saturday showed great determination and true grit from all involved. Bruff continued a good scoring record in January from tries by Barry Enright and DannyKeogh with Declon Bannon kicking 5 penalties and one conversion.
A good defensive display coupled with Banbridge having far from good results away this season should give real positive notes for us on the 1st of February. Please come and support the Boys. All are welcome.
Great work on the weekend lads.
Bruff U16’s kept up their impressive unbeaten run this season with another fine performance on the road. This match was switched from Musgrave Park to Mahon and the venue provided its own obstacles. No stands or trees meant a very open pitch was subject to a strong wind which Bruff had the benefit of in the opening half. From the whistle Bruff put together a comprehensive performance and were admirably led in the pack by Simon Divilly and Tom Quigley. Within 5 mins Bruff scored their first try courtesy of a rampaging Jack Fitzgerald followed quickly by a try from back rower Simon Divilly, both were converted by Dean O Shea. A long period of Bruff pressure and brave Dolphin defending saw the score remain at 14-0 until just before half time when Fergal Cooke broke the Dolphin line to scamper over for a try to make it 19-0 at half time. Second half subs David Moloney and Cormac Daly were introduced into the pack and when Dolphin scored their first try within 5 mins of the restart a long second half looked to be unfolding. However a magnificient performance from the Bruff lads saw alot of the second half played in the Dolphin half and indeed Bruff were unlucky not to extend their lead on more than one occassion. A late Dolphin try left the score at 19-10 to Bruff when the final whistle went. Many thanks to our host who were very hospitable after the game, the soup and sandwiches were a welcome sight!! Roll on next weekend when Castleisland come to Kilballyowen on Sunday where more than likely a home 1/4 final place will be up for grabs.