Sep 082014
 
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The J1 team kicked off their season with at 23-8 Defeat in the Transfield cup to St Mary’s. Marcus Mulivhill got Bruff’s only try with Tommy Carroll kicking a penalty.

The under 13’s got their season off to a winning start with a 32-13 victory over Thomond in a pre-season friendly, while the U18’s also started off the season with a win in a friendly  over an amalgamation team from Pres/Richmond

There were also a number of Bruff players on duty with Munster this weekend. Paul Downes & Brian Fanning were in action for the Munster u19’s  team that went down to Leinster in their opening game of the inter pro’s.

Paul Downes kicked a penalty and a conversion in the 19-10 away loss, played in Templeville road.

The club would also like to congratulate the Fanning Brothers, Brian & Darragh who were both involved with the Limerick Minor team that won this seasons Munster minor championship. Unfortunately the minors lost out to Kilkenny in last weekend’s All-Ireland final. Both of them were key to Bruff’s success at u18’s level last season and we look forward to seeing them back in the club colours later this year.

 Posted by at 9:36 pm
Sep 262013
 

Transfield Cup Final

Bruff J2 look to keep the momentum going by beating St. Mary’s in Rosbrien on Sunday, kick off 2.30.

Under-age Fixtures

U16’s and U18’s away to Highfield on Sunday 29th…Bus Leaving Kilballyowen at 8.45am
U 15 Bruff v Ennis Kilballyowen Sunday 29th 11.45am

 

 Posted by at 12:44 pm
Sep 182013
 

Fixtures as follows for the weekend:

Sat 21st:

  • NM U20 Lge: Shannon V Bruff U20, Coonagh 1:00pm.
  • M.S.Cup: Shannon V Bruff 1st XV, Coonagh 2:30pm.

UPDATED: Sun. 22nd:

  • Womens XV V St. Mary’s, Kilballyowen 1:00pm.
  • Transfield Cup, Bruff J1 V Richmond, Kilballyowen 2:00pm.

If there is any changes to these fixtures we will update the website and facebook/twitter etc.

 

Sep 152013
 

The Bruff J1 squad pulled off a major coup after traveling to Dooradoyle today in the Transfield Cup coming out eventual winners by 45 points to 14.

The game started with Bruff having the benefit of the strong breeze: Richie McAuliffe adding the opening penalty after ten minutes to give Bruff an early three point lead but Garryowen quickly replied with a converted try to put them ahead. Pat Lynch then cancelled this when he got the first of his hat trick of tries converted by McAuliffe to return the difference to three points in favour of Bruff.

Richie’s next penalty three minutes later increased the lead to six points and another four minutes before the break gave Bruff a nice 16-7 pint lead at halftime which they were more than value for.

Bruff started really strongly in the second half and after a fantastic maul from fifteen meters out, Cathal O’Regan touched down and McAuliffe converted to increase the lead to 23-7.

Following another long drop off going out to touch by the Garryowen out-half, Bruff ended up with a line-out on halfway, O’Regan choosing the short option resulting in Ger O’Connell making a fantastic break the full distance just to be clipped by the ankles right on the try-line to be denied by the corner flag, Bruff stole the resulting line-out and Pat Lynch crossed for his second of the day to give Bruff another five extra points of a lead, 28-7.

Another long drop off gave Bruff the advantage and following five minute of Bruff phases, a fantastic cross-field kick by the Full back resulted in youngster Eric Finn touching down after the chase to put his opener in adult rugby on the board. 33-7.

Garryowen quickly replied with a converted try of their own but it was way too little much too late for them to do anything to stop the swarming Bruff squad. 33-14.

Bruff quickly gained possession immediately following the drop-off and after making their way into the Garryowen 22, gained a penalty after indiscretions at ruck time, Cathal O’Regan took a quick tap and crossed for another try bringing the score to 38 points to 14.

The cream on the pudding was the final try of Pat Lynch’s hat trick which McAuliffe converted right on the whistle to give a full-time score of 45-14 and leave Bruff with a Semi-final place against either Young Munster or St. Senans who have to play yet.