Dec 082016
 
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Seniors Vs Rainey Old Boys

The 1st XV made it three wins in a row when they accounted for league leaders Rainey Old Boys at home in Kilballyowen on Saturday.  Saturday’s game marked the mid-way point in the season and the win leaves Bruff in 7th place in the league going into the Christmas break.

Rainey who are based in Magherafelt Co Derry started well and battered the Bruff line from the off playing most of their ball through their big forward pack. Bruff conceded two penalties on four and twelve minutes and trailed 6-0 as a result. This was Raineys best period of the game and to only concede six points was to prove vital as Bruff took control of the game for the rest of the half scoring 15 unanswered points. The first Bruff score came on twenty five minutes from a penalty which Tony Cahill converted. Davie O Grady was next up with a try which started on the Rainey 10 metre line when Keith Laffan turned over a scrappy Rainey lineout which resulted in a Penalty for Bruff. Bruff won a second penalty in the Rainey 22 which they decided to scrum down after Rainey lost a man to the sin bin. Bruff won a clean ball and O Grady darted over from short range for the score. Tony Cahil kicked the extras which made the score 10-6 to Bruff.

Bruff had their tails up and continued to put some good attacking plays together which were rewarded in the thirty sixth minute with a second try. Neilus Keogh made the initial line break which was taken into contact and recycled quickly before Keogh who had started the move, finished it by crashing over to the right of the post to leave it 15-6 at the break.

The second half proved to be tight with little or no opportunities for either team. It took 35 minutes for the only score of the second half to come. Rainey broke from their own half to score a try in the corner which went unconverted to ensure a nail biting finish. With the score now 15-11 Bruff were forced to defend to the end with the final whistle coming after Rainey knocked on while attacking in the Bruff half. It came as a result off determined Bruff defence and good solid tackling.

Bruff go into the winter break with four wins from nine games, three of which came in the last three outings.

It was a rough start to the season for everyone involved in the senior set-up but they should all be happy with the turnaround shown in the last 6 weeks. Bruff conceded 147 points in the opening 5 games but only 47 in the last 4 games. Let’s hope that the momentum can be carried into 2017.!

Team: 1-15

Dave Horan, John Hogan, Keith Laffan, Neilus Keogh, Brian Morrissey , John Clery, Maghnus Collins, Danny Keogh, Tony Cahill, Dave O Grady, Mark Cosgrove, Sean Darcy, Jack O Grady, Liam Tracey, Kevin McManus

Subs, Paddy Clery, Cillian Rea, Mike Cooke, Brian Cahill, Graham Whelan

 

Fixture:

Sunday Dec 11th – Munster Junior Cup v Killarney in Killarney- 14:00

 Posted by at 11:04 am
Dec 022016
 
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The 1st Xv are at home in Kilballyowen park tomorrow where they take on Rainey old Boys in the UBL. Bruff have had two successful outings in the past two games picking up wins away to Kanturk and Bangor. Rainey are on a good run of their own and currently occupy top spot in the league.

Kick off is a 2.30pm and all support would be welcomed for the last UBL game of 2016.

 Posted by at 10:19 am
Nov 182016
 
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Seniors Vs Kanturk

The 1st Xv returned to winning ways on Saturday when they secured a 36.8 away win over Kanturk in the UBL.  Bruff played with the wind in the opening half and were good value for a 14.8 lead going into the break. The opening score came after 12 minutes when a dominant Bruff scrum was rewarded with a penalty try which Tony Cahill converted. Bruff’s second try came after 23 minutes when Kanturk were penalised again at the scrum with Bruff electing to kick to the corner. Bruff won a clean line-out and drove the maul just short of the Kanturk line. Tony Cahill broke from the base of the maul and darted over from short range and also added the conversion to make it 14.0.

Kanturk enjoyed a purple patch just before half time and went in for a try on 30 minutes and kicked a penalty on the stroke of half time.

Bruff added try number 3 five minutes into the second half. Again the Bruff scrum proved to be a solid platform to work from and Mike Cooke was on hand to touch down from short range after Tony Cahill’s initial break from the back of the set piece. Brian Cahill who was introduced at half time converted to make it 21.8 and Bruff were now in the hunt for the Bonus point.

Try number 4 and the bonus point came 55 minutes in. The Bruff backs made great head way down the right wing before showing some great hands to move it back to the left. Mike Cooke was on hand to dot it down for his second try of the afternoon and Bruff went into a commanding 26.8 lead. Bruff added to two more trys on 70 and 78 minutes with Jack O grady and John Clery finishing off after some good interplay from back and forwards.

Team: 1-15

Dave Horan, John Hogan, Keith Laffan, Neilus Keogh, Sean Hartigan, John Clery, Maghnus Collins, Cillian Rea, Tony Cahill, Dave O Grady, Mark Cosgrove, Sean Darcy, Jack O Grady, Liam Tracey, Kevin McManus

Subs, Paddy Clery, Brendan Keogh, Brian Morrisey, Mike Cooke, Brian Cahill

The seniors now have a weekend off and travel to Bangor on November 26th for their round 8 game. Bangor are in good form and currently occupy third position in the league.

Results

U20 Donal Walsh Trophy- Garryowen – 33 Bruff – 19

Munster Club U18 Bruff – Score: 26- NCW/Esturary 0

Fixtures

 

Team
Competition
Venue
Date
UCC Freshers U20 Donal Walsh Trophy 2016 2017 Kilballyowen Park 18/11/2016 20:00
Shannon munster seconds league north Coonagh 19/11/2016 14:00

Tickets for Your Club Your Country draw are currently on sale. All proceeds raised go directly to the club with some fantastic prizes on offer. The draw will take place on Monday, 19th December

Grand Draw Prizes

  1. Follow the Ireland Rugby Team on their Summer Tour 2017 in Japan – Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending
    allowance for two persons (compliments of Vodafone).
  2. Win a €5000 holiday – Holiday voucher worth up to €5000 (compliments of Ulster Bank).
  3. Italy v Ireland 2017 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Rome with the IRFU Patrons Club – Return flights, hotel accommodation, match tickets and spending allowance for two persons (compliments of Canterbury)

There is also a club only Draw this year with more fantastic prizes on offer.

1st Prize – 2 tickets Munster v Racing Metro Jan 2017 2nd Free –  Club membership for 1 year. 3rd Prize –  Club Jersey

 

 

 

 Posted by at 2:51 pm
Nov 032016
 
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It was another disappointing day for the seniors on Saturday as they fell to their forth league defeat of the season away to Navan. Bruff did lead the game for large periods but it was Navan who finished strongest to record a 32.22 home victory. Bruff did however come away with the try scoring bonus point clocking up four try’s on the day from Mark Cosgrove, Liam Tracey, Sean Darcy and Sean Hartigan with one conversion from the boot of Richie McAuliffe.

Next up on for the 1st XV is Tullamore who visit Kilballyowen on Saturday. Bruff won the corresponding fixture 22-15 last season and will be hoping to repeat the result this weekend. KO is a 2.30 pm and all support would be welcomed.

Bruff Team: 1.Dave Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3. Brendan Keogh 4.Barry Laffan 5.Brian Morrissey 6.Cillian Rea 7. Johnny Clery  8.Sean Heartigan 9.Davy O Grady 10.Tony Cahill  11. Mark Cosgrove 12. Sean Darcy13. Jack o Grady 14.Liam Treacy 15. Richie McAuliffe 16. Keith Laffan 17. Neilus Keogh 18. Mike Cooke 19 Paddy Clery 20 Eric Finn 21 Tommy Carroll

It was a better day for the u20’s who recorded a try bonus point win over Highfield. Bruff had tries from Cian Clifford (2), Liam Barrett, Tadgh O Dwyer & David Moloney to win out 32.15. Kevin Mcmanus kicked 6 points from placed balls.

Team, 1. Brady Day 2. Thomas Quigley 3. Shane Kelly 4. Cian Mulqueen 5. Feargal Cooke 6. Brian Bulfin 7. Gareth Cooke 8. Tadgh O Dwyer 9. Niall Byrnes 10. Cian Clifford 11. Liam Barret 12. Thomas Breen 13. Conor Fitzpatrick 14. David Moloney 15 Kevin McManus 16. Darren O Farrell 17. Jack Fitzgerald 18. Liam O Mahony 19. Stephen Dunworth 20. Billy Dunne

 Posted by at 4:20 pm

‘Calling all supporters’ Seniors in Home Action this weekend

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Oct 062016
 
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The first XV are at home this weekend when they entertain Sligo in Round 4 of the UBL. Sligo travel to Bruff in good form having picked up a big win over Kanturk in Round 3. Bruff on the other hand have struggled to get out of the blocks and our only point season to date came away to Boyne in the opening round.

The game has a later Kick off on Saturday and will Get underway at 4pm

Any kind of win is badly needed and all support would be greatly appreciated.

 Posted by at 10:45 am