U16 North Munster League Final – Match Report

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Dec 292016
On Tuesday 27th December the U16 were beaten in the North Munster league final 27-17 by Ennis. The Bruff team got off sluggish and nervous start. Ennis scored and converted a try after five minutes and added a penalty to make it 10-0.  In the 25th minute Darragh Mc Namara powered over score 10-5. On 35th minute Ennis scored try number two, to make it 17-5. Bruff came fighting back on 40th minute scored a second try through Jack Barrett. The last Ennis score came in the 50th minute to make it Ennis 22-10. Credit to the Bruff boys who did not give up and Jack Barrett scored try number three to make it 22-17.
Bruff battled hard for the winning score but with time nearly up it was Ennis who scored and the game finished 27 -17. Well done to all the Bruff lads who battled hard and never gave up.
The Pan Munster competition commence on 8th January in Kilballyowen against Skibbereen RFC.

Under 18 North Munster League Final – Report

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Dec 282016

Bruff U18 took on Ennis in the North Munster Final on the cold damp night of December 27th. Ennis got off to a flying start, putting Bruff under pressure. Bruff put up a good defence for a 15 minute onslaught from Ennis by only conceding 3 points from a penalty. An early injury to Dave Barrett forced him off the field, he was replaced by Dylan O’ Leary who slotted in well. Slowly Bruff began to get to grips with the game, ending the first half 3:3.
In the second half Bruff started strongly applying good pressure, winning an early penalty, John Bateman converting the penalty 6:3 to Bruff. Ennis were attacking inside Bruff”s 22 when John Bateman intercepted an Ennis pass, to run the full length of the field scoring under the post he converted the kick 13:3 to Bruff. Bruff continued to work hard and had scored another try which was disallowed and a penalty awarded to Ennis inside Bruff”s half.

The decision gave Ennis great encouragement and allowed them to kick for the corner.  Ennis won the line out, Bruff showed great character in their defence which paid off by winning a scrum on their own 5m line. Unfortunately the ball came out of the side of the scrum which allowed the Ennis scrum half to pick up the ball and score over the line. Ennis missed the conversion, Bruff now led 13:8. Bruff defended well in the later stages of the game and deserved to win .

Congratulations to Bruff for retaining the North Munster League title four years in a row. Well done to all players and coaches for a great achievement.

Best wishes to Dave Barrett and Fionn Flanagan we hope they make a speedy recovery from their injuries.

Under 18 North Munster League Final

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Dec 222016

Here is a date for your diary for this coming Friday night 23rd December.

The Under 18 team play Ennis RFC in the North Munster League Final in UL, Friday 23rd December at 7:15 pm.

All Support is very welcome to cheer on the lads and get Christmas off to a good start.


Underage Raffle Draw Winners

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Dec 212016

The following were the winners in the Underage Raffle on Friday 16th December.

First Prize: Tony O’ Brien, Kilballyowen, Bruff

Second Prize: Sadhbh Feely, Knockainy

Third Prize: John Calalan, c/o Seamus Sheehan

Fourth Prize: Eoghan Clancy, Baggotstown, Bruff

Fifth Prize: Eoin Fitzgerald, Gortroe, Mitchelstown

Sixth Prize: Stephen Casey, Newtown Bruff

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the draw and we would like to wish all of our players, parents and families a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.



Club Shop Opening Hours Christmas Week

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Dec 182016

The following are the opening hours for the Club shop for the coming week.

Monday 19th December 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Tuesday 20th December 7:30 – 9:00 pm