Nov 062011
 

Bruff U 14’s continued their winning ways with an extremely hard fought win over Mullingar in a friendly fixture. The 2 1/2 hour trip to our hosts was extremely pleasant and the weather perfect for good rugby to be played. 25 players travelled and soon thanks to Tom Breen and Darren Kennedy Bruff raced into a 12-0 lead with John Bulfin scoring a conversion. Mullingar responded with 2 well worked tries, a conversion and penalty to lead 15-12 half way through the game. Mullingar then proceeded to put us under severe pressure and pulled away 27-12 with only 15 minutes remaining. Then the grandstand finish commenced with Tom Breen scoring a second try to make it 27-19 with Richard Bateman landing the conversion. Then Cathal O’Doherty on the left wing scored a fantastic try in the corner to give us real hope of an upset and once again Richard Bateman landed the conversion. 27-26 with 3 minutes remaining..Game on…..Bruff gathered the kick off and after several periods of recycling the ball man of the match Tom Breen once again raced over for his 3rd try to leave the score 31- 27 to Bruff. The final whistle sounded soon after and sparked some great cheering and delight from the visitors. Our hosts were extremely gracious and looked after us very well in the clubhouse. Many thanks to Mullingar and we look forward to hosting them in the future. Training resumes on Wednesday night and our next League fixture is at home to Garryowen on the 20th November

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