In the Munster Senior Challenge Cup, a slightly depleted first XV never really got going today, UL Bohs were just about better all around. Ian Hanley and Barry Murphy showed flashes of brilliance at times but the seemingly almost non-stop giveaway of penalties by the Bohs pack in particular will give their coach much to ponder in the coming week. They have some work to do if they are to repeat their efforts from last season. We were rather surprised on the sideline that the referee didn’t card a couple of them for consistent fouling. (That’s just a comment in general by the way, it had absolutely nothing to do with the scoreline except maybe to allow Bruff some respite).
Bruff’s lineout didn’t seem to get going at all and they managed to give away most of their lineout ball. When they mixed it in the tight they were more than able for it and managed on quite a few occasions to make some ground but the usual second half kick never materialised, despite being down by a mere 12 points at half time. (They won from a similar margin last weekend).
Anyway, Scoreline UL Bohs 24, Bruff 12.
I have some pics I’ll stick them up later on on the weekend.