It was a tough weekend on the field for Bruff teams as both our U16 and U20 suffered defeat.On saturday, Our 20’s travelled to Terenure knowing they faced an uphill battle and so it proved , despite 2 yellow cards in the 1st half we went in only trailing 8-0 at half time. However the 1st half efforts caught up with us in the second half and we fell to a 32-7 defeat, the scoreline not reflecting the effort put in by the team. Sunday saw the 16’s make the 130 mile round trip to Kilrush for the semi final of the 16’s cup, with only 1 defeat this season we were confident and this proved our undoing. A flat performance saw us trail 6-0 at half time. A brilliant try by Mike O Grady running 60 yards, evading 4 tackles to run under the posts saw us lead 7-6 early in the second half. However back came Kilrush with their scrum half scurrying over for a try to make it 11-7. Once again we came back down the pitch and after several mauls, prop Jack Fitz touched down in the corner to make it 12-11. This wasnt to be the last action, a questionable penalty against us at scrum time on our own 22, a quick tap penalty and once again Kilrush scrum half broke the tackles to score and make it 16-12, with 2 minutes to play. A fantastic run on the wing by Dean O’Shea saw him nearly get in at the corner and when the resulting lineout was won by Tadgh O’Dwyer we sensed a late score however Kilrush held their line to record a deserved 16-12 victory. We now wait for the Open Cup against Old Crescent.
Just a reminder to tell you all that we are running the spring league next Thursday 3rd of April.
We are now accepting team entries for our upcoming Spring League on the
following 6 evenings
– Thursday April 10th
– Thursday April 17th
– Thursday April 24th
– Thursday May 1st
- Flood lit grass pitches
- Seperate male and female changing rooms and showers
- Complimentary Tea/Coffee on arrival each evening
- Bar & Catering facilities in clubhouse
- Finals night party in club pavillionn with DJ
- Trophys for winning teams in each league
Still a few places left in Bruffrfc Spring Tag starting at 7pm Thursday 3rd April 2014, usual BBQ and great tag, keep up to date on www.bruffrfc.com or contact 0863796918/0861717535, looking forward to seeing everyone back again this season.
After the dramatic scenes in Annacotty on Saturday where our U19s won through to the All Ireland Final, beating Sligo 17-15 with a last minute conversion, Our u20s are up next on Saturday at 2.00pm in Terenure. Please note the earlier kick off time. This is the 1/4 final of the Fraser McMullan (All Ireland) Cup and if we win, we will have a home semi final against winners of UCC/UCD. Our 19s in the mean time have a break until 5th April where they will play Navan in the All Ireland Final. Again support for both squads on the day would be appreciated.