Under 16 Pan Munster Play Off – Sunday 26th Feb.

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Feb 262017

This pan Munster playoff match was not for the faint hearted. Bruff opened the scoring on 25 min. Penalty by Jack Barrett. The half time score was  3 – 0 to Bruff. With 45 mins gone Bruff scored the first try through Brendan Gleeson,  good work by the forwards for Gleeson to crash over to make the score 8 -0 to Bruff .

Young Munster got into the game on the 50 minute with a converted try  to make the score 8-7. Young. Munster reaped rewards from Bruff errors to score their second try on 55 minutes which was converted to make it 14-8 to the cookies. With Baltic conditions and the wind blowing into their faces and time running out it looked as if it wasn’t going to be our day. Through a great break by Robbie Holmes from his own 22 m to the cookies 22 m set up the final few minutes of drama. The Bruff forwards rucked and mauled their way to the cookies try line for Sean Cregan to crash over  to make the score 14 -13 to Young Munster. The drama was to continue with Ross O’ Brien May stepping up to take the convert. To every one on the side line this kick looked an easy kick. Not the normal place kicker Ross stepped up with great composure to slot the kick 15-14 to Bruff.

The last four minutes seemed to last forever but Bruff showed great character to see out the game and win. Well done to team and coaches on reaching the last 8 in the pan Munster. For the parents looking for something to do next Sunday it’s a trip to Waterford to take on Waterpark in the Pan Munster Quarter Final.

U20’s into Donal Walsh Munster semi-final

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Feb 202017

Bruff u20’s will contest the semi-final of the league vs UCC next Saturday Feb 25th thanks to a 35-21 win over UL Boh’s at home in Kilballyowen at the weekend. Bruff went into last weekends game knowing they needed a bonus point win to ensure a play-off place in what was the last round of the league phase of the competition. The pressure didn’t get to them and they delivered in style securing the try bonus before half time. Bruff had 2 tries each from Dylan Reeves-Wasik and Liam Barret with Cian Clifford also getting in for a try. Kevin Mcmanus provided the extras from the boot.

Saturdays game will be a massive challenge travelling to face the run away league leaders UCC in the Mardyke. But Bruff will not fear their opponents haven already beaten them 10-21 when the sides met in early January.

Fixture- UCC u20’s Vs Bruff u20’s – 2.30pm Venue- The Mardyke – Saturday Feb 25th


Brady Day, Thomas Quigley, Jack Fitzgerald, Tadgh O Dwyer, Cian Mulqueen, Brian Bulfin, Paul Treacy, Sean Hartigan, Niall Byrnes, Cian Clifford, Liam Treacy, Jack O Grady, Conor Fitzpatrick, Liam Barrett, Kevin McManus, Shane Breen, Darren O Farrell, Gareth Cooke, Matten Lockart O Dea, John Bulfin, David Maloney, Thomas Breen, Fergal Cooke, Dylan Reeves- Wasik, Adam Sheehy, Stephen Dunworth, David Moloney, Anthony Foley.

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Bruff RFC get their first Honorary Life President.

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Feb 122017

Following the fantastic win against Kanturk on Friday evening, we had a gathering of players from the earliest to the current to come together along with some of the travelling Kanturk horde to honour one of Bruff RFC’S longest serving players and members.

Mike “Barlow” O’Donnell played as a second row in the very first ever scratch game played by Bruff in late 69, played around the province at Junior Level through the 70’s and 80’s, made tour appearances during the 90’s in Glasgow and Nottingham and finished his 5 decade spanning career with his final appearance in the Yellow and Maroon in  Bruff’s first ever competitive game as a Senior Rugby club in the Veterans World Cup against the US Navy in August 2004.

Following a night of memories and apocryphal stories from many of the current and former players present, Bruff President Nicholas Cooke presented Mike with the Life Presidents blazer to tumultuous applause followed by some great words about the current squad and a lovely thank you from the man himself.

From one and all of us Mike, thank you for the great memories, you and your equals are the lifeblood of our club and we hope to see as more of you in your new role.

Thanks again from all of us!

Underage Rugby Results W/E 12 Feb 2017

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Feb 122017

The following are the results for the Underage teams that were in action over the weekend.

Pan Munster U16 

Bruff RFC 19 – Dungarvan RFC 5

Bruff U16 travelled to Dungarvan RFC in Round 4 of the Pan Munster. Dungarvan scored the first try on 10 mins and Bruff replied on 12 min with a try from Jack Barrett. The Half time score was  5-5, Bruff went to score their 2nd try by Brendan Gleeson to make it 12-5 with time nearly up. A third try by Ross O’ Brien May under the posts made it 19-5. A great result and well done to the lads. The Under 16′ are out again next week in Kilballyowen for their last game where the opposition is Killorglin RFC.

Pan Munster U18

Bruff RFC  19 – Sundayswell RFC 14

 Under 14 League 

Bruff RFC 10 – Garryowen RFC 8

The things that an All Ireland Club has to do to play a game…..

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Feb 092017

Instead of Heading out for a nights training, a call to arms message went out across the interweb:

So this is what happened afterwards.
Fair play guys, nice to see a country club doing what it does best, Just sort the problem 🙂