Bruff beat Bucaneers in Kilballyowen 20 – 18 on a cold showery afternoon and made history while confirming their place in the UBL 1B league. Bucaneers never beaten by Bruff were first on the scoreboard, and lead to halftime Bruff 7 Buccaneers 15. Bruff’s never give up attitude paid off, with a tries by Mark Cosgrove and Brian Cahill and when Brian Cahill converted one could sense that Bruff could hang on to maintain their right to play first division rugby. The last three minutes Bucaneers gave it their all and an audible sigh of relief and cheers of congratulations could be heard when the referee blew the whistle for fulltime.
Scorers: Bruff: Tries: John Shine, Mark Cosgrave, Brian Cahill; Con: Brian Cahill; Pen: Brian Cahill
Buccaneers: Tries: Paul Harte 2; Con: Jack Carty; Pens: Jack Carty