Seniors lose out away to Malahide

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Nov 292017

A spate of injuries over the last number of weeks, combined with a dominant performance by Malahide RFC, proved too much for Bruff on Saturday afternoon, as the County Limerick side lost 21-0 to their hosts in Dublin.

Bruff started brightly enough, spending the first 10 minutes of the game inside the Malahide 22 metre line but the Limerick men failed to turn the pressure into points on the scoreboard. At the end of the first quarter, Malahide exerted some pressure of their own and after a series of pick and drives towards the Bruff line, managed to squeeze over from short range, right next to the posts, making for an easy conversion.

Much of the rest of the half was spent in the Bruff half, with the visitors putting in a strong defensive performance to keep out the Malahide attack. Unfortunately, the pressure proved too much in the second half, with the Dublin side getting across the Bruff line in the third and fourth quarter.

Bruff Team: 15 Graham Whelan 14 Brian Fanning 13 Sean Darcy 12 Jack O Grady 11 Mark Cosgrove 10 David O Grady 9 Tony Cahill 8 Sean Hartigan 7 Conor Fitzpatrick 6 John Clery 5 Brian Morrissey 4 Tom O Dwyer 3 Brendan Keogh 2 Tomas Quigley 1 David Horan 16 Jack Fitzgerald 17 Tadgh O Dwyer 18 Maghus Collins 19 Danny Keogh 20 Cian Ryan

The Seniors are at home this weekend in the league when they welcome Midleton to Kilballyowen. The game has a 2.30pm KO.

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Seniors away in Malahide this weekend

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Nov 232017

After a break of 1 week, our seniors face 4 weekends in a row of games until 16th Dec. First up is a daunting away trip to League newcomers Malahide. After 2 heart breaking losses to Bangor and Thomond we really need to record a win to get our season back on track. For those intending to travel please note earlier kick off time of 2.00pm. We follow the Malahide up with back to back games against Midleton, Kilballyowen will host the first game on Saturday 2nd with the return 7 days later on the 9th and lastly we face UL Bohs in the Semi final of the Senior Cup on Saturday 16th Dec.The club party night is also on the 16th Dec with tickets available from the fundraising committee. €30 per couple for what will hopefully prove to be a great nights entertainment.

U14 record good win in Killaloe

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Nov 232017

To use horse racing parlance… the going was heavy in Killaloe on Sunday last when Bruff travelled to take on the Ballina-Killaloe- Newport combination in the U14 North Munster Section 1 rugby league. Both teams coped with the trying conditions admirably with handling mistakes at a minimum despite the mud.
Bruff were dominant from the off with
Paul O’Brien May crossing the whitewash following a well taken line out and forward drive by the pack in the opposition 22. Cian Scully added the extras. Mikey Fitzgibbon got the first of his hatrick of tries shortly later, the pick of which was his second which came from a strong drive by the pack followed by a sweeping back line move which Mikey dotted down under the posts and converted by Cian.
Tadhg Corkery got in on the scoring in the corner which was followed up by a dot down by Oisin Feely who had been unlucky a few minutes earlier to knock on as he was tackled on the line following a strong break through the middle. Converted by Cian Scully leaving the visitors well on top at half time. Shane Lynch and Arthur Maher were brought into the action at half time and there was no let up in the Bruff attack.
Mikey Fitzgibbon got his 3rd try early in the second half before Sean O’Dwyer picked from the base of a scrum in the 22 to go over for a score. Sean Carroll continued his scoring form with a brace of tries in the last quarter- the second of which was converted by Cian Scully. The final scoring act came from Jack McNamara who expertly gathered a pinpoint accurate cross field kick from a penalty out if the hand by Cian Scully for a Bruff victory.
Squad on the day as follows: 17.Arthur Maher 16.Shane Lynch 15.Jack McNamara 14.Paul O’Brien May 13. Mikey Fitzgibbon 12.Sean Carroll 11. Tadhg Corkery 10.Cian Scully 9.Jake O’Riordan 8.Sean O’Dwyer (capt) 7. Josh McMahon 6.Oisin Feely 5.Alex Finn 4.Michael Clifford 3.Daire O’Brien 2.Sean Hayes 1.Ryan O’Neill.

Friday night lights and BBQ

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Nov 072017

Bruff set for Friday night Lights

Bruff face Thomond under lights in Bruff on this Friday night 10th November. This is Bruff’s only UBL Friday night game of the season and is vitally important to keep Bruff in the running for League honours.

There is a big Crowd expected for this local Derby and there will be a BBQ and Entertainment on offer in the club after the game.

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Seniors lose out to Bangor

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Nov 072017

UBL Round 6


The seniors came away from Bangor with a losing bonus point last Saturday evening after a 13-11 loss to the County Down outfit. That loss coupled with a bonus point win for Thomond has seen the City side leapfrog Bruff into 2nd in the table and with Thomond visiting Kilballyowen on Friday night it makes for an interesting evening of rugby in Bruff.


The Bruff bodies will be sore after a bruising battle with Bangor on Saturday and a 6 day turn-around will test the resolve of the squad. Bangor went 3-nil up midway through the opening half with David O Grady equalising after 30 minutes. Both sides defended well but it was Bruff who went into half time in the lead thanks to a Paddy Clery try with the last play of the opening 40.

Bangor dominated the opening exchanges of the 2nd half and were 13-8 ahead after 55 minutes with a penalty and converted try. O Grady narrowed the gap to 13-11 with a penalty after 60 minutes which set Bruff into a period of dominance for the remainder of the game. Bruff Supporters thought Johnnie Clery had grounded a certain try after 70 minutes but the referee deemed that the ball had been held up. Bruff were not able to make the pressure pay and were disappointed to suffer only their 2nd loss of the season.


Bruff Team: 15 Graham Whelan 14 Brian Fanning 13 Conor Fitzpatrick 12 Jack O Grady 11 Mark Cosgrove 10 David O Grady 9 Tony Cahill 8 Sean Hartigan 7 John Clery 6 Liam O Dwyer 5 Brian Morrissey 4 Neilus Keogh 3 Brendan Keogh 2 John Hogan 1 David Horan 16 Paddy Clery 17 David Gardner 18 Maghnus Collins 19 Sean Darcy 20 Cian Ryan

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