There were fantastic scenes in Bruff today as the Bruff u12’s team won out the James Keating Under 12 Mini Rugby Memorial tournament. This was the first time in 4 years that Bruff have won the competition, a tournament which is widely regarded as one of the hardest to win in Munster.
25 teams started the day with hopes of reaching the final but it was Bruff and Ennis that made it through to the decider. Bruff made it through in style without conceding a single try in the pool or knock out games. And this impressive record was not to be broken in the final winning out by 1 try to nil to a brave Ennis side. Bruff were captained to success by Shane Duggan who lead from the front all day.
Panel; James Burke, James Carroll, Lorcan Ryans, Timmy Dillon, Cian Tracey, Michael Leddin, David Leddin, Shane Duggan, Mikey Fitzgibbon, Josh Keating, Liam Kelliher, Mike Kelliher, John Lyons, Liam O Donnell & Morgan O Sullivan
Mentors; TJ Carroll, Tom Griffin, Tom Coleman, Ed Hennessy, Neil Ryans, John O Meara.
There was also a fantastic result in the Shield as a Bruff u11 team took the silverware beating beating Newport, Newcastlewest, Bruff U12B’s and Charleville in a thrilling final.. This is a fantastic achievement in itself as these young guys will be underage to play again next season
Bruff u11’s, Shield Winners
The final of the plate competition was won by Young Munsters.
Well done and thanks to all the clubs who continue to make this such a successful competition. It is a day out that lives long in the memory of all the young players involved
The U18 & 16’s teams both had fruitful outing’s Vrs Kilrush this weekend
The u18 team were at home in Bruff and had a convincing win with try’s from Darragh Moore, Sean Hartigan, Conor Fitzpatrick, Thomas Breen, Adam Sheehy, and Brian Bulfin.
Squad- Kevin McManus, Dean O’Shea, Odhran Ring, Thomas Breen, Darren Kennedy, Matthew Lockhart O’Dea, Tadgh Leddin, Brady Day, Thomas Quigley, Darragh Moore, Cian Mulqueen, Fearghal Cooke, Gareth Cooke, Conor Fitzpatrick, Simon Divilly, Jack Fitzgerald, Brian Bulfin, David Crofton Young, David Moloney, Cian Clifford, John Bulfin, Jack O’Grady, Dylan Reeves- Wasik, Niall Byrne , Sean Hartigan ,Adam Sheehy ,Cormac Daly ,Aaron Daly ,Lorcan Hayes
The U16 made to long trip to Kilrush to take the home team in the North Munster league. Bruff had tries from Jason Fitzgibbon, Martin Carew, Bradley Riordan , Captain Liam Cunnigham with conversions kicked by John Bateman.
That makes it 2 wins from 2 for the 16’s, next up is a home tie with Thomond in the NML next weekend
U16s 15-9, Callum Winship, Jamie Carey, Michael O’Grady, John Bateman, Jason Fitzgibbon, David Carroll, Martin Carew, 8-1, Liam Cunningham, Jack O’Malley, Donnacha McCarthy, Jerry O’Dea, Daniel Gleeson, Bradley Riordan, Michael O’Donovan, Joseph O’Connell Subs, Nial Breen, James Hanly, Seamas Bulaeir, Gearoid Moynihan, Declan Kenny, Mark Hanly, Shea Dunworth & Jamie McCarthy
Young Cathal Sheahan out supporting the Bruff u18s