Nov 292021

We would like to thank the players from both teams and officials that had a minutes silence on Saturday to remember the passing of Ned Rea. May he rest in peace.

There’s a long standing tradition of senior rugby at Bruff and last Saturday afternoon was no different, following on from a busy mornings rugby at the clubhouse our senior team had the pleasure of hosting Tullamore RFC who are in the top half of the table from the start of the season. After a Bonus point win at home to Bangor RFC, Tullamore RFC travelled to Bruff RFC for a tough away fixture. Bruff made some changes to the side that started last week but it shows that there is strong competition for places at the club. Bruff started strong with a try after 6 mins from Jack O’Grady after our forwards took a line-out and couple of strong pick and drives to get Bruff on the scoreboard early with Jack going in close to the posts and a successful conversion. The first quarter saw us get a penalty after 13 mins with a successful kick from Adam O’ Dwyer bringing the score line to 10nil to Bruff. It was Tullamore’s turn to turn the screws and twenty mins into the first half after some prolonged pressure they got the result they needed with a try at the top end of the pitch by the training ground this was followed by another try with a missed conversion which brought the score to 10 a piece. Second half Penalty from Adam O ‘Dwyer for persistent infringement at the breakdown on the Tullamore 22. Tensions were tight now with such a close game as Tullamore evened the scores with 13 a piece with a penalty of their own. Late in the half it wasn’t to be Bruff’s day that they needed. Another penalty came from the boot of their 10 Craig Strong to give Tullamore the win on the Day.

Bruff Team :

  1. Dylan Purvis
  2. John Clery ( Captain )
  3. Kieran O Dwyer
  4. Robert Browne
  5. Fergal Cooke
  6. Patrick Maher
  7. Connor Fitzpatrick
  8. Sean Hartigan
  9. Cian Clifford
  10. Andrew O’Byrne
  11. Mark Fitzpatrick
  12. Jack O’Grady
  13. David O’Grady
  14. Liam Treacy
  15. Adam O’ Dwyer
  16. Dave Barrett
  17. John O ‘Dea
  18. Darragh O’Connell
  19. Thomas O’ Dwyer
  20. Ross O’Brien

Ref Thomas O Sullivan .

Here’s a roundup of all the games player this weekend in Division 2C: Bangor 12 Enniscorthy 36, Upritchard Park

• Bruff 13 Tullamore 16, Kilballyowen Park
• Clonmel v Omagh Academicals, Ardgaoithe (Covid-19-affected match cancelled – 0-0. Both teams are awarded two points)
• Midleton 31 City Of Derry 10, Towns Park
• Skerries 33 Sunday’s Well 5, Holm Patrick


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