A few shots from this AIL league game, Wanderers won 19-10
U20’s Donal Walsh Trophy/NML
As expected Bruff & Garryowen u20’s dished up an exciting game in the u20’s Conference which doubled as a North Munster league fixture, played on Wednesday evening in Dooradoyle.
Bruff were slow to get into the game and trailed 6-0 early in the first half. Bruff made it 8-6 by half time with a try from Brian Fanning and a Penalty from Paul Downes.
Downes added another penalty shortly after h/t before Darragh Fanning added a second 5 pointer for Bruff. The try was converted and Bruff went into an 18-6 lead. Garryowen fought back with a converted try of their own but Bruff had enough left in the tank to see the game out, winning on a score line of 18-13.
1.Shane Breen 2. Mikie Walsh 3. Brendan Keogh 4. James Keogh 5. Adam O Brien 6. Eamon O’Dea 7. Niall Mallon 8. Thomas O’Dwyer 9. David O’Grady 10. Paul Downes 11. Gavin Riedy 12. Cian Tierney 13. Shane Doona 14. Liam Treacy 15. Brian Fanning 16. Christopher Casey 17. Alex McAuliffe 18. Robert Laffan 19. Daragh Fanning 20. John Carew 21. James Guina 22. Ciaran Ryan
The u20’s are in action tonight (Wednesday 3rd Dec) away to Garryowen in the U20’s league with a 7.3o ko. Bruff currently lie 5th in the table with Garryowen just 1 point behind in 6th.
Bruff have had 4 outings to date with 2 wins and 2 loses with the 2 wins coming against UL Bohs and Yng Munsters. Bruff are 6pts behind 4th placed Buccaneers with Bruff having 1 game less played.
The 20’s go into tonight’s game hurting from a lose to Old Crescent , a game they felt they should have got more out of. The top 5 in this side of the league go through to phase 2 of the competition so with both teams needing a win tonight’s game is sure to be a cracker .
|Wed 3rd Dec||u20’s||AIL/NML||Garryowen||Dooradoyle||7.30 pm|
The 1st XV were away to Cork Con on Saturday night in the ¼ final of the MSC. The last time the 2 teams met at this stage of the competition was in 2010 when Bruff emerged victorious on a score line of 11-5.
Unfortunately history was not to repeat itself in Temple hill on Saturday as the boys lost out on a score line of 30-8.
Bruff were down 18-8 at half time with Cons running in 3 tries and landing 2 penalties. Bruff replied with a Penalty from Paul Downes and a Try from No 8 Danny Keogh. Bruff played a lot of good rugby in the closing 10 minutes of the opening half and were unlucky not to be closer at the break.
Bruff defended well in the 2nd half but were unable to hold Cons out for the full 40 mins with Cons running in 2 more tries before full time was blown.
Team was: 1.Stephen Foster 2.Johnny Clery 3.Keith Laffan 22.Barry Laffan 5.Tom O’ Dwyer 6.Mike Cooke 7.Mike Carroll 8. Danny Keogh 9.Tony Cahill 10.Paul Downes 11.Declan Bannon 12.Garry Leonard 13.Sean Darcy 14.Robbie Finn 15.David O Grady 16.Brendan Keogh 17.Timmy Quirke 18. Ger O’Connell 19. Andrew White 20 Darragh Mulcahy 21 Tommy Carroll 22 Jake Considine
The seniors now turn their attention back to the UBL as they return to action next Saturday the 6th December at home in Kilballyowen at 2.30. Wanderers are the visitors in this vital clash as we try to stay in touch with the leaders in the league. Please come out and support your local club. The game will finish at 4pm so there will be plenty of time for anyone travelling to Thomond park to make the start of the Munster game.