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
Oct 252014
 

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Munster Senior Challenge Cup
Bruff v Midleton in Bruff
25th October 2014 @ 01:30pm

The senior team were at home to Midleton on Saturday in the 2nd  round of the Munster Senior cup. Bruff made a number of changes coming into the game. Up front Ray Roche came in at loose head in place of Davie Horan ,Colm O Sullivan in for Stephen Foster and Barry Laffan and Mike Cooke starting in place of Ger o Connell  and Danny Keogh. In the backline Mark Cosgrove Started on the wing with Dave O Grady keeping his place at 10. There was also a few new faces on the bench with Timmy Quirke, Tommy Carroll and Robbie Finn all being drafted in for this game.

Bruff got off to a great start, scoring a try within 3 minutes. Centre Darragh Mulcahy barrelling over for the 5 pointer with Deccie Bannon adding the conversion. 10 Minutes later Bannon got in for his 1st of four try’s, a fantastic individual effort chipping the ball over the on rushing Midleton Defence and collecting the kick before touching down. The next Bruff score came 15 minutes later in the 23rd minute of play. A series of good forward plays followed by some crisp hands resulting in Bannon touching down by the corner flag at the stand side, the final pass coming courtesy of Mark Cosgrove. The Conversion was missed leaving the score 17-0 to Bruff. But Midleton weren’t ready to lie down and rollover. The visitors held on to the ball for most of the remainder of the half and were rewarded with a try on 38 minutes from their winger Alan Aherne. He failed to convert his own try leaving the score 17-5 at half time to Bruff.

Bruff struck again early after the break with a 3rd try from Bannon. Bruff turned the ball over and hacked a kick down into the visitors 22. Bannon won the foot race with his opposite number kicking the ball soccer style ahead of himself to touch down for the 5 pointer which he converted. But again Midleton showed their character and quickly bounced back with 2 trys of their own from winger Aherne and centre Alan Long. The score was now 24-15 with 20 min to play.

Playing into a stiff breeze the Bruff pack started to take control of the breakdown winning a number of penalties and working the ball into the right part of the field from a Bruff point of view. The next Bruff score came with 15 left on the clock. Similar to the 2nd try the Bruff pack worked the ball into a good position before the backs moved it wide for Bannon to touch down for his 4th of the game. Bruff weren’t finished yet and added a 6th try from winger Mark Cosgrove who showed some great feet beating a number of defenders before closing out the game with his 2nd try in as many games.

Bruff now go on to meet Cork Constitution in the ¼ Final, Date TBC.

Bruff 1-8, Ray Roche, John Clery, Colm O Sullivan, Kevin Madigan, Barry Laffan, Michael Cooke, Andrew White, Jake Considine,9-15 Tony Cahill, David O’Grady, Mark Cosgrave, Darrah Mulcahy, Sean D’Arcy, Declan Bannon, Brendan Deady, Subs Dave Horan, Timothy Quirke, Gerard O’Connell, Michael Carroll, Tommy Carroll, Robert Finn, Danny Keogh, Stephen Foster

The next league game is next Saturday away to DLSP. Supporter’s bus is leaving Bruff town at 9:45 am next Saturday 1st Nov. Costs is €20 per adult and €10 per child.  Family max cost €50.All welcome, still taking orders for travel. If you want to travel contact Mike on 0871386244.

 

North Munster U20 League Group A
Bruff v Garryowen in Kilballyowen Park

Unfortunately the u20’s North Munster league game didn’t take place today, Both teams were togged and ready to play but no referee turned up.

 Posted by at 8:57 pm
Oct 232014
 
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The first XV take on Midleton in the Munster Senior Cup this Saturday in Kilballyowen at 1.30pm. Please come out and support. The team lines out as follows 1.Ray Roche 2.Johnny Clery 3.Colm O’Sullivan 4.Barry Laffan 5.Kevin Madigan 6.Mikey Cooke 7.Andy White 8.Jake Considine 9.Tony Cahill 10.Davy Grady 11.Mark Cosgrove 12.Darragh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Declan Bannon 15.Brendan Deady 16.Davy Horan 17.Timmy Quirke 18.Ger O’Connell 19.Mikey Carroll 20.Tommy Carroll 21.Robbie Finn 22.Stephen Foster