Unfortunately with the current restrictions for everyone’s safety we have to play the match behind closed doors. We are going to livestream on Facebook live. Kickoff at 2:30.
We’re open for business, for a smaller and socially distanced crowd but otherwise its all in today.
100 supporters allowed in so its a first come first served basis for our first game in the new league format.
Bruff RFC 1st XV and 2nd XV both take on Sundays Well in the first round.
1st XV kick off at 2:30 with the 2nd XV kicking off this evening at 4:30.
Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season is to conclude with immediate effect due to ongoing concerns over coronavirus.
Government action in combatting the virus looks set to continue beyond March 29th. Irish Rugby wants to play its part while giving clubs the chance to put plans in place for the 2020/21 season.
The directive applies to all incomplete national and provincial competitions. It was ratified by the IRFU Rugby Committee on Thursday March 19th 2020.
Cups will be shared by finalists, where cup competitions have reached the final fixture.
There will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five divisions of the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League.
The planned expansion of the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League for the 2020/21 season remains in place.
There will be no league or cup winners in any competition organised at a national level including the Energia All-Ireland Leagues, Energia Women’s All-Ireland Cup and the Energia Bateman Cup.
The Fraser McMullen U20 Cup, the Junior Interprovincial Championships and the round-robin qualifiers for the Energia All-Ireland League will not take place.
Speaking about the announcement, IRFU Director of Rugby Development Colin McEntee said:
“The decision to end the domestic rugby season for 2019/2020 season has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.
These are challenging times for us all and we know clubs will be impacted by this directive, but we will look back at this season as one where we put the physical welfare of our rugby community above all else.
Clubs are now in a position to make plans for the 2020/21 season. We look forward to marking the 30th anniversary of the All-Ireland League.”
We entertained Sunday’s well on Saturday last in the msc in kilballyowen on what was a perfect day for rugby. The game was very even and scoreless until 20 mins when Sunday’s Well to a 3-0 lead. The Well went further ahead before half time with a converted try Flo pulled it back with a well struck penalty to make it 10-3 at half time. The second half saw Sunday’s Well extend their lead with a converted try and sealed the win with another penalty to finish 20-3. For some of these players it’s been four games over the past 3 weeks and we seemed to have a lot of handling errors, there’s also new partnerships being build and also some of underage age players cutting their teeth at senior ranks. And while management will probably disappointed with the result they will know it’s in a months time when the Ail starts that they will need to be up to the pace.
Team. Shane Biggins Graham Whelan Sean Darcy jack o Grady cian Clifford James Simpson te Pairi Florent Riguet Kieran o Dwyer Brendan Keogh Tadgh Dwyer Neilus Keogh Owain Quinlan Patrick Maher Dylan Reeves Wasik Thomas Quigley Brian Bulfin Liam Barrett Liam Treacy Kevin McManus Dean o Shea