Nov 132018
 

Our U-20s kick start their league campaign away to old cresent in rosbrien this Friday night kick off 8.00 pm.  This team is under the management of Colm Bulfin, John o Grady, and Kieran o’Callaghan, Forwards coach Derek Noonan,  Backs Coach Brian Cahill Team Captain Donnacha McCarthy.

please get out and give the lads your support

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Nov 122018
 

Last Saturday saw us make the long trip up North to play Bangor in Rd 6 of the league. Bangor who had started the season well had slipped up the week previous against  Tullamore and didn’t want a repeat 2 weeks in a row, with former Ulster Exeter and Connaught lock Lewis Stevenson in their side and also been assisted by current Ulster players Craig Gilroy and Stuart McCloskey as backs coaches it was never going to be easy.

From the kick off the lads took the game to Bangor and after a series of early phases Kevin McManus released Cian Clifford to score out wide Kevin pinged a great convert and we were 7-0 to the good.

Bangor replied with pressure of their own and were awarded a pen when Taylor was adjudged to be late in the tackle but were narrowly wide from the kick, Taylor got 10 and we it was game on. We managed to keep Bangor scoreless until we got back to 15, and then started to apply some pressure of our own, from a line out Bangor pulled down our maul and they lost their influential Stevenson to the bin, Tony put us in the corner and from the line out we carried to their line and then found space for Liam Treacy to score in the corner, Kevin was unlucky from the conversation and it was 12-0. We should have added to the scoreline before h/t but went in 12-0 to the good.

Bangor started the 2nd half brightly and got on the scoresheet after some good pressure to make it 12-5 and we also lost Tony to injury. We managed to get ourselves back into the right area of the field and were rewarded with a pen which Kevin obliged to make it 15-5. This gave us a little cushion but Bangor weren’t finished they got in for another 5 pointer and the pressure was on. We lost Daniel to the bin and now were without our starting half backs With 5mins on the clock its was getting nervy but lads showed brilliant composure with some excellent handling skills they were able to run down the clock and bring back a hard earned 4 points. Credit to Bangor for a very competitive and physical game, and big thanks to all involved for their kind hospitality shown.

Also well done to all who made the long journey to support the lads.

1 Fionn Flanaghan
2 Johnny Cleary (capt)
3 paddy Cleary
4 Tom o Dwyer
5 Tadgh o Dwyer
6 Taylor Jones
7 Cillian Rea
8 Sean Hartigan
9 Daniel Jackson
10 Tony Cahill
11 Liam Treacy
12 Sean Darcy
13 Liam Barrett
14 Cian Clifford
15 Kevin McManus

16 Eamonn Costelloe
17 Kieth laffen
18 Mike Cooke
19 Neilus Keogh
20 Cian Tierney

Great to see Cian back from injury on Saturday

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Nov 052018
 

Our seniors entertained Seapoint on sat last, and after some encouraging performances of late we were looking to continue our good home form. We got out of the blocks with some good early pressure and were rewarded with a penalty under the posts, Kevin McManus converted and we were 3-0 ahead. We continued the pressure and from a well worked maul off a line out Capt. Johnny Cleary dotted down for a 5 pointer Kevin went very close with the convert but just went narrowly wide. Seapoint reacted quickly and scored a try to make it 8-5. This seemed to give us the wake up call we needed, and after putting together multiple phases with some excellent handling Taylor Jones got over for a great try, Kevin’s kick just dropped inches short, and we took a half time lead of 13-5.

The 2nd half saw us dominate for long periods but sometimes due to a little over elaboration, and the odd dropped pass, made it a frustrating for all. Once again we showed some nice continuity similar to our second try which saw Taylor grab his 2nd, Kevin added the extras and with enough time on the clock our thoughts turned on the bonus try but once again we sometimes seemed a little over egar, and also giving credit to Seapoint for some reseloute defending the game finished 20-5. I’m sure management will have areas in which improvements can be made but will be also be happy with a lot of aspects of the game.

This Saturday sees us make the long trip to Bangor who just sit below us in the table so keep up to date by following @bruffrfc on Twitter and ye can also use it to send yere best wishes to the lads.

After the game Mr Ger Malone received his inscribed personal tankard which can be order through Mary Paul and Ken Daly maybe a nice little gift for xmas. Also nice to see our former capt John Hogan in attendance John was at home for a brief break from educating the masses in Holland and it was great to able to give a him a result.

Pictured is Taylor Jones scorer of 2 try’s on Saturday .

Bruff
1 Paddy Cleary
2 Johnny Cleary (capt)
3 Kieth Laffen
4 Tom o Dwyer
5 Mike Cooke
6 Taylor Jones
7 Cillian Rea
8 Sean Hartigan
9 Daniel Jackson
10 Tony Cahill
11 Liam Treacy
12 Sean Darcy
13 Jack o Grady
14 Liam Barrett
15 Kevin McManus

16 Rob Coates
17 Ger Collins
18 Tadgh o Dwyer

19 Gary Boyce
20 Cian Clifford

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Nov 022018
 

Ahead of the Bruff RFC Senior Match this weekend at Kilballyowen Park against Seapoint RFC we all need to be mindful of the Spirit of Rugby through which the game is played.

To that end please bear in mind the following when attending the game.

Game Kicks off at 2:30 pm Saturday 3rd November.