The Under 18 Pan Munster game of Bruff RFC versus Tralee RFC today in Kilballyowen at 12:30 today 5th March has been postponed due to the pitch being unplayable. We will provide an update of when the game will be rescheduled.
The following are the upcoming Youth fixtures and starting time this weekend for Youth Rugby week ending 23rd October 2016.
There are two home friendly fixtures this weekend for Youth Rugby as the Under 15 and Under 14 teams get another run out with friendlies.
The Under 18 team travel to Kilrush RFC on Sunday morning where the game has a starting time of 12:30 pm.
The Under 16 team make the short journey into Dooradoyle to play Garryowen RFC on Sunday morning where the game has a starting time of 11:30 pm.
The Under 15 team are home to Clanwilliam RFC in Sunday morning which has a starting time of 12:00 pm.
The Under 14 team are at home in Kilballyowen versus Cashel RFC Sunday morning which has a starting time of 12:00 pm.
The Under 13 team travel to Newcastlewest RFC on Sunday morning where the game has an early starting time of 10:00 am.
As Usual Please Take Care when entering and leaving the car park on Sunday morning as Mini Rugby is also on.
The following are the upcoming Youth fixtures and starting time this weekend for the Under 18, Under 15 and Under 13 teams for week ending 2nd October 2016.
The Under 18 team are away to Old Crescent RFC in Rosbrien Sunday morning at 12:30.
The Under 13 team are at away in Derryknockane versus Young Munster RFC at 10:30.
The Under 15 team are at home in Kilballyowen to Kilfeacle at 11:30.
The Under 11 team are also playing their first blitz of the season in Kilballyowen so there will be visiting teams present Sunday morning.
As Usual Please Take Care when entering and leaving the car park on Sunday morning as Mini Rugby is also on and there will be additional activity due to the Under 11 Blitz.
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
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
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.