With all activities at playing level ceased, the only activity now is our Club Lotto and since its launch before Christmas the pot has now grown to €2500 a tasty sum with between 70 to 80 people winning lucky dips which nearly covers their costs so far. For as little as €2 per week your in with a chance of winning the above sum, and also supporting the club at a difficult time, we appreciate everyone who plays and encourage all to show your support by logging in either on the Clubforce app or clicking on the Lotto icon below.
The Club Lotto continues to go ahead due to the fact that it is an online Lotto as everyone knows we are now on shutdown so our only way of generating income is this method, We would appeal to all our members players and supporters to continue to support our Lotto and in doing so you are supporting a very important Sporting Facility and Leisure Amenity in your locality, for just 2€ per week you can show your support for a Facility that is there for everyone in the region. Just click on the link and follow the instructions. Once again we thank you for your continued support.
As everyone knows by now the playing season was brought to an end by the Irfu last week, due to uncertainty brought by the Coronavirus. While the season could be regarded as a frustrating one on the playing front, with endless injuries, and on the back of matches we felt we should have got more out of, it will give us, like all others the opportunity to get our house in order before the league resumes. But there were also some pluses to the year with the return of players coming back from injury, the introduction of more of our underage players to senior ranks, and some excellent performances from our 18s and 20s in their respective leagues. We like to thank everyone at all levels who wore the club jersey this season and also to our players who represented Munster at underage, indeed an honor for their families coaches and club. The Club would to thank everyone involved in the coaching from the minis to senior level and to everyone involved at all women’s rugby who continue to give up their time voluntary, to all the ladies and men who work tirelessly to keep the club afloat, keeping our teams and away teams fed weekend week out. As everyone knows it takes a huge amount of money to keep a club like Bruff in operation and it is very humbling to see so many people give up there time at their own expense for the good of the Club. To our loyal band of supporters and sponsors and to all of our players who travelled the length and breathe of the country for the cause. To the Vale Star to the Limerick leader to 95fm and to Bruff community notes thanks for your coverage.
The Club in its 50th Anniversary year had it in its plan, a Presidents dinner for end of season, this is now on hold but is planned to on the agenda fo our first home game of the new season. The Club launched its club Lotto before Christmas which is primarily an online lotto but can also be joined by contacting any of the Club committee. We would make a special appeal to everyone to continue to support the Lotto as it is in the off season the only way one can show support for only €2 per week.
We will continue to keep everyone updated on happenings on the club front and we appeal to everyone to KEEP SAFE and follow the directive from the HSE website in these difficult times.
Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season is to conclude with immediate effect due to ongoing concerns over coronavirus.
Government action in combatting the virus looks set to continue beyond March 29th. Irish Rugby wants to play its part while giving clubs the chance to put plans in place for the 2020/21 season.
The directive applies to all incomplete national and provincial competitions. It was ratified by the IRFU Rugby Committee on Thursday March 19th 2020.
Cups will be shared by finalists, where cup competitions have reached the final fixture.
There will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five divisions of the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League.
The planned expansion of the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League for the 2020/21 season remains in place.
There will be no league or cup winners in any competition organised at a national level including the Energia All-Ireland Leagues, Energia Women’s All-Ireland Cup and the Energia Bateman Cup.
The Fraser McMullen U20 Cup, the Junior Interprovincial Championships and the round-robin qualifiers for the Energia All-Ireland League will not take place.
Speaking about the announcement, IRFU Director of Rugby Development Colin McEntee said:
“The decision to end the domestic rugby season for 2019/2020 season has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.
These are challenging times for us all and we know clubs will be impacted by this directive, but we will look back at this season as one where we put the physical welfare of our rugby community above all else.
Clubs are now in a position to make plans for the 2020/21 season. We look forward to marking the 30th anniversary of the All-Ireland League.”
Bruff rfc wish all our players coaches and volunteers a happy St Patrick’s Day, and encourage everyone to be safe and take advice from HSE website regarding all aspects of dealing with Covid-19.