Sep 292016
 
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Seniors

The 1st XV suffered a second UBL defeat last weekend at the hands of league leaders Midelton going down 16-35 at home in Kilballyowen. Bruff had 11 points from the boot of David O Grady who kicked three penalties and also a second half conversion following a try from back-rower Cillian Rea.

Seapoint away are next up this weekend who suffered defeat themselves last weekend at the hands of Kanturk.

Last weekends Team: 1.Dave Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3. Brendan Keogh 4.Barry Laffan 5.Neilus Keogh 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Cooke 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O Grady 10.Barry Enright 11. Mark Cosgrove 12. Eric Finn 13. Jack O Grady 14.Liam Barrett 15. Kevin McManus 16. Danny Keogh 17. Timothy Quirke 18. Tom O Brien 19 Tadgh O Dwyer 20 Richard McAuliffe

Munster Seconds League

The second’s played out a cracker on Monday night when they met UL Boh’s in the seconds league. Bruff scored four tries to pick up a try scoring bonus point victory in their first league outing of the season. Des Power was first over the line on 24 minutes scoring from short range after some good work close in from the forwards. Bruff scored a second try on 60 minutes from Richie McAulliffe with Niall Bynres adding a third on 78 minutes. The Bonus point score came in the 80th minute with Shane Doona punishing a loose Boh’s kick to run in from  half way after a long crossfield pass from Out half McAuliffe. McAuliffe also kicked 11 points from the tee to make it 31-5 to Bruff in the end.

U20’s 

The u20’s traveled to Cork on Sunday to compete in a seeding tournament which will determine what division they will play in this season. They played two games vrs Highfield and Cork Con winning 10-5 vs Highfiled and losing 15-0 to Cons. The Bruff tries came thanks to Liam Tracey and Jack Fitzgerald.

They are in action again this weekend when they travel to Coonagh to play Shannon and Dolphin in phase 2 of the seeding competition.

Players that travelled

Darragh Moore, Brady Day ,Brian Bulfin , Tom Quigley, Jack Fitzgerald, Darren O Farrell, Ferghal Cooke, Cian Mulqueen, Tadhg O Dwyer, Gareth Cooke, David Moloney,

Niall Byrne, Cian Clifford , Liam Treacy, Tom Breen, Jack O Grady, Matthew  O Dea , Kevin Treacy, Conor Fitzpatrick.Liam Barrett

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Sep 222016
 
John Hogan who was a try scorer at the weekend

Seniors Vs Boyne

The seniors got their UBL campaign underway on Saturday with an away trip to Boyne. Bruff won the corresponding fixture 15-23 last season and were hoping to repeat last year’s exploits again on Saturday.

Bruff had already played two competitive fixtures this season losing 14.3 to Shannon in the Charity cup and 42.24 away to UCC in the Munster senior cup.

Bruff started slow and were down 5 nil after seven minute conceding from a set move off the back of the Boyne Scrum. Bruff’s response was immediate scoring a converted try just five minutes later with Cillian Rea getting the touch down after a clean line break from the middle of the field. Bruff were forced to defend for the next fifteen minutes and were fortunate not to concede on a number of occasions. But it Bruff who would strike next scoring an excellent individual try from Mark Cosgrove. The flying winger showed some great footballing skills to twice chip over the Boyne defence before dotting the ball down for his first try of the season. The home side bounced back and managed to score just on the stroke of half time to leave it 12-10 to Bruff at the break.

Bruff opened the second half strongest but were sucker punched after fifteen minutes when Boyne broke from their own half to score a break-away try from deep. The conversion was added and Bruff now trailed 12-17.  Again Bruff responded well and came up with another try on seventy minutes after some good forward play in the home sides 22. Hooker John Hogan broke from the back of a maul to score his second try in as many games. David O Grady kicked his second conversion of the day to make it 19-17 to Bruff. Unfortunately the lead was short lived and Boyne added another converted try with only a few minutes remaining to win on a score line of 19-24.

 

Bruff Team: 1.Dave Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3. Brendan Keogh 4.Sean Hartigan 5.Neilus Keogh 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Cooke 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O Grady 10.Tony Cahill 11. Mark Cosgrove 12. Eric Finn 13. Jack O Grady 14.Kevin McManus 15. Barry Enright 16. Keith Laffan 17. Timothy Quirke 18. Tom O Brien 19 Tadgh O Dwyer 20 Shane Doona

Next Game:

Midleton are the visitors to Kilballyowen this weekend for round 2 of the UBL. The East Cork team hit the ground running last weekend recording a 30-9 opening day victory over Kanturk. Kick- off is 2.30pm in Bruff and all support would be welcomed for this first home game of the league.

Bruff Players in Action with Munster.

Last weekend saw the concluding rounds of the Youths inter-pro’s. There were a number of Bruff players in action with Munster with mixed results for the teams involved. The Munster U19’s were in action in Anglesea Road on Saturday afternoon where they were beaten 20-9 in a title decider. Liam Barrett and Ordhan Ring started for Munster with both players giving good accounts of themselves’ s on the day.

The Munster U18 Clubs side were also in action on Saturday winning the Interprovincial title for the first time in 13 years. Bruff’s Fionn Flanagan was at tight head Prop for the decider against Connaught which saw Munster win out 35-17.

Congrats to all players involved, we look forward to seeing you all back in Kilballyowen this week.

Underage:

Reminder that the underage rugby season is now back in full flow. Mini Rugby (u7’s to u12’s) training is at 10.30am on Sunday mornings with youths training from 11.35am and it’s still not too late to join. If you or someone you know is interested in playing please make contact with any of the coaches or committee members listed on the Bruff RFC website.

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Sep 162016
 
Tony Cahill, Club captain 16/17

The seniors get their UBL campaign underway on Saturday with an away trip to Boyne. Bruff won the corresponding fixture 15-23 last season and will be hoping to repeat last seasons exploits again on Saturday.

Bruff have already had two competitive fixtures this season losing 14.3 to Shannon in the Charity cup and 42.24 away to UCC last weekend in the Munster senior cup.  Bruff scored four second half tries last weekend from John Hogan, Tony Cahail (2)  and Dave Horan, and will be hoping to build on that performance going into this weekends opening league game.

Best of luck to all involved :

Coaches, Tom Cregan, Conor Hartigan

Manager, John Finn

Captain, Tony Cahill, (vice Captain) John Hogan

Ulster Bank League 2C 16/17 Shamrock Lodge/Boyne 17/09/2016 14:30

 

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Tony Cahill Shortlisted for Ulster Bank Player of the Year

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May 172016
 
Tony Cahill, Club captain 16/17

Following another outstanding year on the field Bruff’s Tony Cahill has been shortlisted for the Ulster Bank Player of the Year award – Division 2c.

The awards take place in the Aviva on Wednesday the 18th May where the winners will be announced and presented with their awards.

Tony is no stranger to picking up awards having picked up numerous MoM awards in the past. We wish him the best of luck from all at the club

Full list available on the IRFU Website

http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/ulsterbankleagueandcup/37454.php#.Vzs1y_krK70

 

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Seniors come up short in play off

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Apr 192016
 
Tony Cahill in action

Seniors Vs Tullamore

It was a disappointing end to the season for the 1st XV on Saturday when they came out second best to Tullamore in the league promotion semi-final play-off.

Bruff played with the wind in the opening half and went into the break 6-3 up thanks to two Declan Bannon penalties on 36 & 39 minutes, with Tullamore’s Penalty coming after 40 minutes with the final play of the first half.

Tullamore kicked their second penalty just after the restart and added a converted try from a driving maul after 45 minutes to race into a 13-6 lead. Bruff didn’t panic and kicked a third penalty on the fifty minute mark to reduce the lead to 13-9. Bruff were enjoying longs spells of possession and were rewarded in the 61st minute with a fine try from out-half Tony Cahill. Cahill dummied to his left and made a clean line break to run in from 25 metres to score to the right of the posts. Bannon converted and Bruff went into a 16-13 lead.

Tullamore drew level with a penalty after 63 minutes before Bruff went in for another great try after 66 minutes. Tullamore bombed a high ball down on top of Bruff full back Brendan Deady who returned it with interest. Deady launched his own high ball which he was able to retake himself. He linked with Mark Cosgrove who broke the Tullamore line before passing off to Darragh Mulcahy for a try in the corner to make it 21-16 to Bruff. With only a few minutes remaining Tullamore went on the attack again and were awarded with a penalty close to the Bruff line which they choose to kick to touch. It proved to be the correct decision for them as the resulting lineout was eventually mauled over and a converted try resulted to make it 23-21 to the home side. Bruff had an attacking opportunity from the kick off but it didn’t prove fruitful. Tullamore now go on to play Wanderers in the promotion play-off final next weekend.

Bruff Team : 1.Dave Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3. Keith Laffan 4.Barry Laffan 5.Brian Morissey 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Carroll 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O Grady 10.Tony Cahill 11. Mark Cosgrove 12. Sean Darcy 13.Declan Bannon 14.Barry Enright 15. Brendan Deady 16. Keith Laffan 17. Danny Keogh 18. Neilus Keogh 19 Sean Hartigan 20 Darragh Mulcahy 21 Paidi Kilcoyne 22 Jack O Grady 23 Cian Mulqueen

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Other rugby

The seconds were in action on Sunday losing 36-24 to Presentation in the semi-final of the Munster Junior Bowl.

The Under 18’s had a convincing 41-20 win over Kilrush in the cup, while the u15’s were beaten 14-18 by Garryowen in a league play-off.

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