Feb 052016

UBL Round 11

UBL Division 2C Midleton v Bruff, Towns Park

The seniors travelled to Cork on Saturday sitting in fourth place in the league to take on Midleton who occupy fifth and were only two points behind heading into Saturday’s encounter.

The teams had already met this season with Midleton claiming a 25-22 win in Kilballyowen on the last day of October. Bruff headed into the game on the back of two narrow losses’ to Sligo and Wanderers and needed to win to keep a top four finish a reality.

Bruff dominated the opening half and were good value for their 9-3 half time lead. Bruff had penalties on ten, fifteen and thirty eight minutes with Midleton’s only score of the first half coming in the twentieth minute.  Bruff enjoyed long spells in the attacking 22 and were unlucky on more than one occasion not to come away with any tries but for some solid home side defence.

Dave Horan in action

Dave Horan in action

Deccie Bannon who was on kicking duties made it 12-3 to Bruff in the sixtieth minute with a penalty in the Midleton 22 for a deliberate knock-on. Bruff continued to dominate and were rewarded with a try with fifteen minutes remaining. Bruff won a penalty close to the right hand touch line which was kicked just inside the opposition 22. Brian Morrissey won clean line ball at the back and the Bruff pack took it down and drove over with John Hogan making the all-important touch down for the score. The conversion was just wide but Bruff were now two converted try’s ahead 17-3. Midleton knew they needed to get something from the game and to their credit they looked like they had turned the game around in the seventy fifth minute when they went in for a converted try to make it 17-10.

But it was Bruff who were to have the last say in the game. On 79 minutes the referee awarded Bruff a penalty 30 metres from goal which Deccie slotted over to make the final score 20-10 to Bruff and denying Midleton the losing bonus point.

The seniors are at home this weekend with a 2.30pm ko Vs Boyne in Kilballyowen. Bruff ran out 23.12 winners when the sides met in October securing the try bonus thanks to try’s from Mark Cosgrove (2), Sean Darcy & Tony Cahill.

Bruff Team : 1.Dave Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3.Brendan Keogh 4.Barry Laffan 5.Brian Morissey 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Carroll 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O Grady 10.Tony Cahill 11. Paidi Kilcoyne 12. Darra Mulcatie  13.Tom O Callaghan 14.Graham Whelan 15. Declan Bannon 16. Keith Laffan 17. Danny Keogh 18. Neilus Keogh 19 Eric Finn 20 Sean Darcy

U20’s win with try bonus

The U20 team got back to winning ways in UL against UL Bohs on Saturday .Bohs started strong and had a converted try after 15mins.Bruff came more into the game and Patrick Maher touched down for a good try.Bohs replied with a penalty but Bruff had a penalty from Kevin McManus and a try by Eamon O Dea on the stroke of half time converted by McManus to lead 15-10 at the break.

Playing with the strong wind in the second half Bruff dominated the game for long periods. Eamon O Dea got in for a second try mid-way through the half and McManus secured the bonus point with a try in the last play of the game. Kevin total for the game was 18 points with a try,3 penalties and 2 conversions

Saturdays Team, 1. Shane Breen 2 Brian Bulfin 3 Darragh Moore 4 Cian Mulqueen 5 Kevin Tracey 6 Robert Laffan 7 Darren O Farrell 8 Eamon O Dea 9 Niall Byrnes 10 Jack O Grady 11 Liam Tracey 12 Adam Sheehy 13 Conor Fitzpatrick 14 Patrick Maher 15 Kevin McManus 16 Aaron Daly 17 Darragh Fanning 18 Conor Mulcahy



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Jan 292016

The firsts take on Midleton tomorrow in Cork in the Ulster Bank league. Kick off is at 2.30pm. The team lines out as follows: 1.Davy Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3.Brendan Keogh 4.Barry Laffan 5.Mikey Cooke 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Carroll 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O’Grady 10.Tony Cahill 11.Paidi Kilcoyne 12.Darragh Mulcahy 13.Tom Callaghan 14.Graham Whelan 15.Declan Bannon Subs – Keith Laffan, Brian Morrissey, Neilus Keogh, Kevin Madigan, Sean Darcy.

Jan 142016

UBL Round 11

Hamilton Park in Sligo was the venue for the first xv for this round 11 game in the UBL. The teams had already crossed swords in November with Bruff coming out on top in a 19-0 home win in Kilballyowen Park. Sligo who currently lie second from bottom have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks and were unlucky not to beat second place Tullamore in their previous game. Bruff on the other hand hadn’t played in nearly a month, a 15-9 home win over league leaders Old Crescent.

The game didn’t start well for Bruff and Sligo were ahead 5-0 after only five minutes of play. Bruff lost possession in their own 22 and Sligo took full advantage touching down in the corner for the opening score. The 10 minutes before half time were to be the most fruitful for Bruff, but it was to be the only period of the game where Bruff were able to turn dominance into points.

Bruff’s opening score came on 30 minutes when second row Mike Cooke barged over from short range for a try which was converted by Tony Cahill. Sligo replied quickly and regained the lead a few minutes later with a penalty to make it 8-7 to the home side. Bruff attacked from the restart and got in for a second try when Tony Cahill broke in the corner to score a try which he managed to convert from the touchline.

Bruff now lead 14-8 but it was Sligo who would have the final say in the opening half scoring an unconverted try before the break to make it 14-13.

The second half turned into a scrappy affair riddled with mistakes, knock-ons and unforced errors. The only score of the half was a penalty for Sligo on 66 minutes which turned out to be the winning kick to the delight of the home team.

This weekend third placed Wanderers who beat Tullamore at the weekend are the visitors to Kilballyowen. Bruff now occupy fourth place and will need a massive effort to stay in touch with the top teams in the league. When the sides met in November it was Bruff who left the capital with the win thanks to a last minute penalty kicked from the boot of Tony Cahill in a 21-19 victory.

Bruff Team : 1.Dave Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3.Brendan Keogh 4.Barry Laffan 5.Mike Cooke 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Carroll 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O Grady 10.Tony Cahill 11.Tom O Callaghan 12. Darra Mulcatie  13.Brian Cahill 14.Mark Cosgrove 15.Graham Whelan 16. Timmy Quirke 17. Andrew White 18. Neilus Keogh 19 Barry Enright 20 Sean Darcy

U20’s leave it late to defeat Highfield.

The u20’s were made to work hard for a 16-11 home win against a dogged Highfield team when the sides met in Bruff on Saturday. Oisin Walsh and Kevin McManus where to prove the difference between the sides with Walsh scoring a try and McManus kicking 11 points from the tee. The try came mid-way through the second half when Bruff turned down a shot at goal and kicked to the corner instead of taking the 3 points. Bruff won the lineout and moved the ball wide after sucking in the Highfield defence before Walsh popped up in the centre for the score.

Bruff now lie in second place in the league with three wins after four rounds just behind Cork Con on score difference.

Saturdays Team, 1. Shane Breen 2 Brian Bulfin 3 Eamon O Dea 4 Cian Mulqueen 5 Kevin Tracey 6 Robert Laffan 7 Billy O Donoghue 8 Sean Hartigan 9 Pa Maher 10 Jack O Grady 11 Liam Tracey 12 Adam Sheehy 13 Conor Fitzpatrick 14 Anthony Foley 15 Kevin McManus 16 Darren O Farrell 17 Darragh Moore 18 Aaron Daly 19 Niall Byrnes 20 Daragh Fanning 21 Oisin Walsh

Junior Cup

The J1 team were in action on Sunday in round 1 of the Munster Junior cup suffering a heavy 27-0 defeat to cup favourites Richmond. Richmond ran in 4 try’s and now go on to meet St Senans in the next round.

The u18’s were also in action on Sunday beating Sundays Well 26-0 at home in Bruff, while the u16’s we beaten 14-7 away to Nenagh Ormond.

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