This encounter ended up a fair bit more one sided than originally thought. Bruff looked dominant from the off, although the pace of the game was hectic right from the get go.
The Bruff pack were dominant throughout, the Lineouts came together perfectly, Scrums were awesome, driving from Máirtín and Alfie was Excellent. 16 minutes in Máirtín drove over for try number one, to which Davy Maw added the extras, Marty hurt his shoulder in the process and was replaced by Maurice O’Connell. This was followed four minutes later by John Moore. 12 points up and the game looked almost over from a Clonakilty point of view. Davy Maw missed a penalty on 25, this was then quickly followed by Peter Malone adding try number three on 30 mins, Davy added the extras . The only reply in the first half was a sole penalty from Clon No. 12 Derek Lombard on 37 mins. Bruff went in at half time 19-3 up, a bit of Hanbags just before half time resulting in Captain Cathal O’ Regan being binned for the first eight minutes of the second half.
The second half started with a major push from both sides to get on top. An extremely fast paced first ten minutes finally resulted in Davy Maw kicking a penalty on 47 minutes and Brian Cahill going over for try number four on 50 minutes, again Davy Adding the extras. On 55 minutes, Clonakilty winger J. O’ Donnell going over for their only try of the game, again the No. 12 adding the extras.
Tha twas the last of the scoring, the only element of note being the binning of Dermot Murnane on 77 minutes and Bruff ran out comfortable winners by 29 points to 10.
Sat 27th Sep: AIB Cup, Bruff Vs Clonakilty, Kilballyowen 2:30pm. U20 Bruff V Old Crescent game is cancelled.
Sun 28th Sep:
3rd XV V Ennis, Gleeson League first game, check website for K.O. Times.
U13 Bruff V Ennis, 12:00 am. In Kilballyowen,
U12 Blitz in Old Crescent @ 10:30 am,
U18 Bruff V NCW, 11:00 Kilballyowen,
U15 U.L. Bohs V Bruff, 11:00, Annacotty.
The old coach against the new team? With the news going around that Eugene is Coaching Clon again, it looks like he’ll be coming up for the first round of the AIB Cup.
The draw for the AIB Cup took place earlier today (Thursday) at AIB Bankcentre in Dublin. The knock-out cup competition brings together all 48 AIB League clubs from the four provinces.
The first round of the draw includes the 32 clubs from Divisions Two and Three of the AIB League. The winners of these ties will then go forward to the second round to play the 16 clubs from Division One of the AIB League.
The first round of the competition will be played on the weekend of September 27/28 and the second round will be played on the weekend of November 1/2.
We are at home to Clonakilty. The winners of this game will be away to the winners between Old Crescent and DLSP. Full draw below.
2008/09 AIB CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW -
Match A: Instonians v Rainey Old Boys
Match B: Highfield v Sundays Well
Match C: Connemara v Barnhall
Match D: Bruff v Clonakilty
Match E: Malone v Queen’s University
Match F: UCC v Greystones
Match G: Nenagh Ormond v Lansdowne
Match H: Bective Rangers v Galway Corinthians
Match I: Midleton v Old Wesley
Match J: Dublin University v County Carlow
Match K: Old Crescent v DLSP
Match L: Belfast Harlequins v Banbridge
Match M: Naas v Ballynahinch
Match N: Wanderers v Thomond
Match O: Ards v Suttonians
Match P: Waterpark v Portadown
2008/09 AIB CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW -
St. Mary’s College v Cork Constitution
Winner O v Winner I
Winner G v Winner C
Winner H v Terenure
Galwegians v Winner B
Winner A v UCD
Dolphin v Winner E
Winner F v Winner P
Young Munster v Winner L
Winner M v Winner J
Winner K v Winner D
UL Bohemians v Dungannon
Blackrock College v Shannon
Garryowen v Winner N
Old Belvedere v Ballymena
Buccaneers v Clontarf