Promotion Playoff this weekend

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Apr 152016
 
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The Seniors are on the road this weekend when they travel to Tullamore for the 2nd time in less than a month to contest a promotion playoff Semi final. The sides have met twice already this season with Bruff coming out on top in both games by very narrow margins. When the sides met in March Bruff came out on top winning 9-8 thanks to the boot of Deccie Bannon. The other game between the teams was back in September when Bruff won 22-15 at home in Kilballyowen. There is very little between the teams and Saturdays game is sure to be a cracker.

The game has a 2.30 ko in Spollenstown Tullamore

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Club notes W/E 20th March

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Mar 232016
 
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U18’s Munster Final

Bruff u18’s were beaten in a Munster Clubs final for the second year in a row following a 35.28 defeat to Waterpark in last Thursday’s final in Thomand Park. Bruff started well and early dominance was rewarded with a penalty after five minutes to go into a 3.0 lead. Waterpark brought it back to 3.3 after quarter of an hour before Tom Quigley got Bruff’s first try with twenty minutes on the clock. Mikey O Grady made a clean line break but the ball was turned over in the Waterpark 22 and cleared to touch. Bruff caught the lineout and mauled over from close range for the first try of the game. Bruff got in for another try on thirty minutes, after the Bruff forwards stole a Waterpark Lineout in the opposition 22 with centre Liam Barrett making a clean break to touch down under the Waterpark posts. This was the end of the scoring for the opening half and Bruff went into the break 13.3 to the good.

It didn’t take Waterpark long to reel in the Bruff lead making it 13.10 after four minutes of the second half scoring a converted try. Waterpark went in again ten minute later scoring a second converted try to take a 13.17 lead, a lead which they would not relinquish. They also got a penalty shortly after.

Bruff got in for a third try with seventeen minutes remaining thanks to a short range pick and drive effort from substitute Joe O Connell to make it 18.20, but Waterparks response was quick hitting a drop kick almost immediately to make it 18.23.

Unbelievably the last ten minutes produced four more tries. Tadgh O Dwyer & Cian Clifford had tries for Bruff but unfortunately Waterpark also scored two further tries to win out on a score-line of 35.28

Squad: Dave Barrett, Thomas Quigley, Jack Fitzgerald, Daniel O Shea, Tadgh O Dwyer, Ferghal Cooke, Paul Tracey, Daniel Gleeson, Simon Divilly, Cormac Daly, Joseph O Connell, James Hanly, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dunworth, Cian Clifford, John Bateman, Dean O Shea, Liam Barrett, Mikey O Grady, John Bulfin, Mattew Lockhart O Dea, Richard Bateman, Jason Fitzgibbon, Callum Winship, Gearoid Moynihan, Jerry O Dea, Jack O Malley

Upcoming Fixtures

Seniors travel to Tullamore

The seniors travel to Tullamore this weekend knowing they need a huge performance if they are going to remain in the playoff places. Tullamore currently occupy second place in the league and are the only team that can knock league leaders Old Crescent off top spot. Tullamore have the best defence in the league and have racked up six try bonus wins on the way to a title chasing position. However Bruff have already proven that they can beat the Co. Offaly outfit having won 22-15 when the sides met in the reverse fixture earlier this season. Saturday’s game has a 2.30pm ko in the Spollenstown venue in Tullamore

U20’s into Play-off

The under 20’s play their biggest game of the season when they travel to play Shannon in Coonagh on Saturday in a Play-off. The winners qualify for the next round of the u20’s league so only a victory will do in this weekend’s encounter. Shannon will be favorites going into the game having already beaten Bruff this year, however this Bruff team has yet to peak and Saturdays game would be a good time to find top form. The game has a 2.30pm ko in Coonagh.

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Youth Rugby Fixtures Week Ending 22nd November

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Nov 192015
 

The following are the upcoming Youth fixtures and starting times this weekend for the Under 18, Under 16, Under 15 and Under 13 teams for week ending 22nd November 2015.

Three (3) home games in Kilballyowen this Sunday morning so it will be very busy please Take Care entering and leaving the grounds. An earlier kick off at 11:30 for the Under 13’ to facilitate the Under 16 kick-off at 12:30. The Under 18’ take on Newcastlewest RFC at 12:00 in Cullinagh (NCW pitch out the Tralee road).

The Under 16 team have are playing the Semi-Final of the North Munster League on Sunday at 12:30 so come out and support the team.

Please come along and support.

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Bruff RFC Underage Match Fixtures 22nd Nov_2015

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Bruff RFC Underage Match Fixtures 22nd Nov_2015

Youth Rugby Fixtures Week Ending 8th November

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Nov 052015
 

The following are the upcoming Youth fixtures and starting times this weekend for the Under 16, Under 15 and Under 13 for week ending 8th November 2015.
Two home games in Kilballyowen at 12:00 pm for the Under 16’ and the Under 13’.

Please come along and support.

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Bruff RFC Underage Match Fixtures 8th Nov_2015

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Bruff RFC Underage Match Fixtures 8th Nov_2015

Club Notes for 31st Oct

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Oct 282015
 

 

 

 

 

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Home game for the Seniors this weekend

The 1st xv resume action this weekend with a home game vs Midleton in round 6 of the UBL. Bruff had a bonus point victory last day out away to Boyne but will be looking to make up for a disappointing defeat to Kanturk in their last home game in Round 4. Midleton come into the game following a 25-16 home defeat to league leaders Old Crescent and like Bruff need a win to keep pace with the top teams in the league.

It was Midleton who took the spoils when the teams last met coming away from Kilballyowen with a 12-15 win in last season’s UBL.

The games ko’s at 2pm in Bruff and will be followed by a screening of the Rugby World cup final in the club house which has a 4pm ko.

The 2nds are in action on Sunday when they travel to Rosbrien to take on Old Crescent in the 2nds league, ko time tbc.