Nov 302014
 
Bruff 11, Cork Constitution 5

The 1st XV were away to Cork Con on Saturday night in the ¼ final of the MSC. The last time the 2 teams met at this stage of the competition was in 2010 when Bruff emerged victorious on a score line of 11-5.

Unfortunately history was not to repeat itself in Temple hill on Saturday as the boys lost out on a score line of 30-8.

Bruff were down 18-8 at half time with Cons running in 3 tries and landing 2 penalties. Bruff replied with a Penalty from Paul Downes and a Try from No 8 Danny Keogh. Bruff played a lot of good rugby in the closing 10 minutes of the opening half and were unlucky not to be closer at the break.

Bruff defended well in the 2nd half but were unable to hold Cons out for the full 40 mins with Cons running in 2 more tries before full time was blown.

Team was: 1.Stephen Foster 2.Johnny Clery 3.Keith Laffan 22.Barry Laffan 5.Tom O’ Dwyer 6.Mike Cooke 7.Mike Carroll 8. Danny Keogh 9.Tony Cahill 10.Paul Downes 11.Declan Bannon 12.Garry Leonard 13.Sean Darcy 14.Robbie Finn 15.David O Grady 16.Brendan Keogh 17.Timmy Quirke 18. Ger O’Connell 19. Andrew White 20 Darragh Mulcahy 21 Tommy Carroll 22 Jake Considine

The seniors now turn their attention back to the UBL as they return to action next Saturday the 6th December at home in Kilballyowen at 2.30. Wanderers are the visitors in this vital clash as we try to stay in touch with the leaders in the league. Please come out and support your local club. The game will finish at 4pm so there will be plenty of time for anyone travelling to Thomond park to make the start of the Munster game. :-)

 Posted by at 7:40 pm
Nov 282014
 
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Our first team play Cork Constitution tomorrow, Saturday, in Cork at the quarter final stage of the Munster Senior Cup. The team lines out as follows:

 

 

1-Stephen Foster

2-Johnny Clery
3-Keith Laffan
4- Barry Laffan
5-Tom O’Dwyer
6-Michael Cooke
7-Mikey Carroll
8-DannyKeogh
9-Tony Cahill
10-Paul Downes
11-Declan Bannon
12-Garry Leonard
13-Sean Darcy
14-Robbie Finn
15-Dave O’Grady
16-T Quirke
17- Brendan Keogh
18-Ger O’Connell
19-Jake Considine
20-Andrew White
21- Daragh Mulcahy
22- Tommy Carroll

Nov 262014
 
Bruff 11, Cork Constitution 5
Day Team Competition Opposition Venue Time
Saturday 29th Senior MSC Cork Con Temple Hill 7.30 pm
Sunday 30th U16’s League NCW Cullinagh 11.30am
Sunday 30th U18’s League Young Munsters Derryknockane 12.15pm
Sunday 30th u15’s League Thomond LIT 12pm
Sunday 30th u14’s League Old Crescent Kilballyowen 12pm
Sunday 30th u13’s League Ul Bohs Kilballyowen 12pm
Wed 3rd Dec u20’s Donal Walsh Trophy Garryowen TBC 7.30 pm
 Posted by at 10:12 am
Nov 162014
 
John O Connell left and Ger Foster who were part of a large travelling Bruff support on Saturday

John O Connell left and Ger Foster who were part of a large travelling Bruff support on Saturday

Ulster Bank League Division 2B

Bruff Vrs Tullamore

It was a case of what could have been for the senior team who were away to Tullamore in the UBL league on Saturday. Bruff lead for most of the game but only had a losing bonus point to show for their efforts at the end of the 80 minutes. It was a fantastic game of flowing rugby played in ideal conditions in the Spollanstown venue in Co Offaly.

Cheered on by a large travelling support Bruff were quick to start and had a try after 6 minutes. A Tullamore scrum in the middle of the field was sent retreating causing an untidy pick for the home sides no. 9. Bruff openside Andy White was quick to pounce which caused the ball to squirt out. Scrumhalf Tony Cahill kicked the ball into the Tullamore 22 and good chase by the Bruff backs forced Tullamore into a rash clearance kick. The ever alert Bruff winger Declan Bannon picked up the ball and broke a number of tackles before releasing centre Darragh Mulcahy to score in the corner.

Tullamore didn’t waste much time and replied with a try of their own with 11 minutes on the clock to make the score 5-5. Bruff dominated territory and possession for the next 25 minutes and the pressure was rewarded on the 36 minute mark. Bruff were awarded a scrum on the Tullamore 5 metre line setting up a solid platform for No 8 Jake Considine to pick and drive. Bruff held on to the ball well and after a number of phases Captain Davie Horan borrowed under the Tullmore defence for the 5 pointer. That was the end of the scoring for the opening 40 making it 10-5 to Bruff at half time.

Action from the opening half

Action from the opening half

Tullamore pressed hard for the opening period of the second half but it was Bruff who were first to score. Bruff forced the home team into a knock on and from the resulting scrum out half Davie O Grady put in a huge relieving kick from the Bruff 10 metre line. Again the chase was excellent and Tullamore were forced into giving away a penalty in front of their own posts. Bruff winger Declan Bannon converted the chance to make it 13-5 Bruff.

Again Tullamore were quick to respond and added a converted try on 50 minutes to make it 13-12. On 55 minutes Bruff won a lineout on the Tullamore 10 Metre line. Blind side wing forward Danny Keogh made the hard yards before scrum half Tony Cahill made a cheeky dart around the Tullamore fringes. He released Davie O Grady who set up Paudie Kilcoyne to touch down under the posts. Deccie Bannon added the extras, 20-12 to Bruff. Tullamore again showed their grit and added and converted try on 58 minutes to make it 20-19.

Bruff’s last score of the game came on 72 minutes when a dominant Bruff maul was hauled down 30 metres from goal. Again Bannon stepped up and slotted the kick to make it 23-19 to Bruff.

But it was Tullamore who had the last say. With just 3 minutes left on the clock Tullamore were awarded a penalty which they kicked to touch. Bruff defended the maul well but were unable to stop the Tullamore forwards from crossing the white wash. The conversion was missed and the game finished 23-24 to the home team.

Team was: 1. Davy Horan 2. Johnny Clery 3. Timmy Quirke 22. Ger O’Connell 5. Kevin Madigan 6. Danny Keogh 7. Andy White 8. Jake Considine 9. Tony Cahill 10. Davy O’Grady 11. Declan Bannon 12. Darragh Mulcahy 13. Sean D’arcy 14. Paudie Kilcoyne 15. Brendan Deady 16. Keith Laffan 17. Mike Carroll 18. Mike Cooke 19. Olly White 20. Shane Doona

U20 Donal Walsh Trophy Section B

The u20’s were beaten 19-12 by Old Crescent in Bruff on Saturday. Paul Downes was the only Bruff scorer on the day kicking 4 penalties in a game which never got going for the home team.

Bruff are now on 10 points after 4 games, with 2 wins and 2 loses.

 Posted by at 6:18 pm