Jan 272015
Bruff u17's retro styling

Bruff u17's retro styling

Pic: Bruff U17’s wearing the original jerseys from the convent in Bruff

UBL Div 2b

Navan Vrs Bruff

The seniors played their first competitive game of 2015 when they travelled away to Navan on Saturday in round 9 of the UBL. Only 1 point and 1 place separated the teams going into the game so it was always going to be a tight affair.

Bruff were first to score and went into a 7-nil lead thanks to a Johnnie Clery try from the back of a well worked maul.  Declan Bannon has now emigrated to NZL so Paul Downes who has taken over the kicking duties stepped up to add the conversion.

Navan hit back with 10 points of their own before half-time and went into the break 10-7 ahead scoring a converted try and a penalty,

Paul Downes kicked a penalty for Bruff shortly after the restart to make it all square, before Navan scored a second converted try to make it 17-10 to the home side.

But it was Bruff who finished stronger scoring two more converted tries before the end of a 49 minute second half. Scrum half Tony Cahill provided the first of the 2 second half try’s breaking from the back of a maul to go over for the 5 pointer. The final Bruff try came after player/coach Brendan Deady made a clean line break from the Bruff half of the field before linking with Bruff’s openside flanker Andrew White who finished off the move in style.

Both tries were converted by Downes and Bruff made the 255km trip home happy with the 4 points on the table.

The win moved Bruff up to 7th position on 24pts with 4 wins 2 draws and 3 loses.

Next up for Bruff is a home game in Kilballyowen Vrs Old Crescent. The game has a 7.30 ko on Friday night. Supporters are asked to arrive early as a big crowd is expected for this Limerick derby game.


Team was: 1.Davie Horan 2. John Clery 3.Keith Laffan 22.Tom O Dwyer 5.Barry Laffan 6.Mike Cooke7.Andrew White 8. Jake Considine 9.Tony Cahill 10. Paul Downes 11.Brendan Deady 12. Darragh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Paidi Kilcoyne 15.Dave O Grady 16.Stephen Foster 17.Ger O Connell 18.Kieran Downey 19. Brian Cahill 20 Mark Cosgrove

The 2nds played Old Crescent under lights on Monday night in the last round of the Senior 2nd League. With the Junior cup just around the corner it proved a good workout with a number of returning players getting a run out before the cup begins. Bruff had trys from Eric Finn, Mark Cosgrove, Marcus Mulvihill & Mike Carroll. Owen Quinn kicked 8 points to make the score 28-16 to Bruff.

Underage Rugby

With no competitive fixtures last weekend the u16’s and 17’s played each other in a training game on Sunday morning. In a very competitive game the u17’s eventually ran out winner by 6 try’s to 5.

The u18’s played St Munchins in a friendly on Friday night losing by 2 points 14-12.

The draw for the pan Munster league was made last weekend with the u16’s and 18’s getting very tough draws.

The u16’s are grouped with Waterford City, Dolphin, Muskerry & Killorglin, While the u18 drew Clonmel, Waterpark, Bantry Bay & Shannon. The u18’s get their campaign underway on Saturday with a home game against the Denis Leamy coached Clonmel. The games ko’s at 1pm in Bruff and all support would be welcomed

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Jan 232015

DSC_0112The first fifteen play their first Ulster Bank League game of 2015 tomorrow, Saturday, in Navan. The game is at 2.30pm and the team lines out as follows; 1.Davy Horan 2.Johnny Clery 3.Keith Laffan 4.Tom O’Dwyer 5.Barry Laffan 6.Mike Cooke 7.Andrew White 8.Jake Considine 9.Tony Cahill 10.Paul Downes 11.Paidi Kilcoyne 12.Darragh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Brendan Deady 15.Davy O’Grady. Subs; 16.Ger O’Connell 17.Ciaran Downey 18.Stephen Foster 19.Mark Cosgrove 20.Brian Cahill

Jan 222015
Liam Treacy on the attack in Saturdays Victory over Bucc's

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The u20’s guaranteed themselves a place in phase 2 of u20’s S/W Conference with a 29-20 bonus point victory over Buccaneers on Saturday. Bruff had tries from Liam Tracey, James Guina, Cian Tierney and Paul Downes. Downes also chipped in with 9 points from the kicking tee. The 20’s still have 1 game to play in the first part of the league away to Galwegians before they go into competition with the teams from the Cork half of the league next month. This is a team full of potential but have yet to peak this season. If they can get a run of consistent performances together there’s no doubt that they can compete with any of the teams left in the competition.
Team: 15. Brian Fanning 14. Shane Doona 13. Liam Treacy 12. Cian Tierney 11. James Guina 10. Paul Downes 9. David O’Grady 8. Thomas O’Dwyer 7. Niall Mallon 6.Darragh Fanning 5. Adam O Brien 4. James Keogh 3. Brendan Keogh 2. Eamon O’Dea 1. Shane Breen
Subs, John Carew, Eric Finn, Chris Casey, Robert Laffan, John Richardson, Killian O Riordan, Ciaran Ryan, Conor O Dwyer

The 2nds game due to be played on Monday night was postponed due to the poor weather conditions

The Seniors are on the road to Navan this weekend as they travel to play the home side in the 9th round of the UBL. The seniors currently sit in 8th position in the league after drawing with Sligo in their last game and will be hoping for a good performance following the Christmas break.

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Jan 152015
U18's League meeting with Ballina/Killaloe

Bruff U18’s go in search of silverware this weekend when they take on NCW/Estuary in the final of the North Munster league. The game is fixed for a 12.30pm KO in Annocothy on Sunday and Bruff RFC supporters are asked to come out in numbers to shout on this great bunch of young guys. NCW/Estuary are the only team to beat Bruff this year so a competitive final is guaranteed as only 2 points separated the the teams when they last met.

The 20’s are in action on Saturday in Bruff at 2.30 as they try and consolidate their place in the top 5 of the league.

The u13;s are at home on Sunday with the J1 team rounding off the weekends rugby with a Monday night fixture V Old Crescent in the Senior 2nds league

Day Team Competition Opposition Venue Time
Saturday 17th U20 League Buccaneers Kilballyowen 2.30pm
Sunday 18th U18’s NML Final NCW-Estuary Annocothy 12.30pm
Sunday 18th u13’s NML Old Cresent Kilballyowen 12pm
Monday 19th J1 NML Old Cresent Kilballyowen 7.30pm
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