Bruff RFC v Midelton

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Apr 122019
 

This Saturday ko 2.30 in kilballyowen sees us play our last league game against Midelton a win will gaurentee bruff a playoff place the following weekend. In a season that hasn’t been kind to us on the injury front the panel has shown great character to be challenging for promotion at this stage. The curtain raiser for this game is a tribute game to the late Alfie Laffan between the All Ireland winning U-20 team against the Bateman cup winning team an opportunity to witness once again some club greats like the Malone’s Carroll’s Horans the list goes on, so if he can at all get yereselves out to kilballyowen action starts at 12.30 and all proceeds from the day go to Milford Hospice.

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Rd 17 ail v Derry

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Apr 082019
 

On Saturday last we travelled to Derry to play to our last away league game this year, Derry were hovering at the wrong end of the table but started the game with real intent and were rewarded when they scored a converted try to give them an early lead the lads replied with 2 try’s of their own through Cian Tierney and Liam Treacy to lead 14-12 at halftime the second half saw us extend our lead to 19-12 from another Liam Treacy try but Derry fought back with a pen and then with a try to take an 20-19 lead, we tried hard for a winner but Derry had the last say with an intercept try to win 27-19. It was disappointing for the lads but credit to Derry who were well up for the game. We will still qualify for the play offs if we can beat midelton who are already qualified next Saturday in kilballyowen at 2.30.

Just a special mention to the big crowd who travelled up to Derry to support the lads, the players really appreciate it.

Team

Paddy cleary Rob Coates Kieth laffenTom o DwyerNeilus Keogh Johnny Cleary Sean hartigan Mike Cooke Danny Jackson Davy o GradyLiam Treacy Cian tierney Jack o GradyGraham Whelan Kevin McManusBrendan Keogh Tadgh o DwyerTaylor Jones  Sean Darcy Cian Clifford 

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Presidents v Captains

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Apr 072019
 

Bruff RFC’s heroes of seasons-gone-by will roll back the years in aid of a good cause on Saturday, April 13th, as two teams made up of the club’s past players take each other on in Kilballyowen Park.

The game is being played in memory of former Bruffs second row Alfie Laffan, with all of the gate proceeds on the day going to Milford Hospice. It will be the prelude to an All-Ireland League clash between the senior teams of Bruff and Midleton, both of whom are flying high at the moment and vying for promotion from Division 2C.

Bruff’s senior side are unbeaten at home this season, and their game represents a chance for the current batch of players to take a step closer to adding a new chapter in the club’s proud history.

Many of those responsible for previous historical highlights – such as promotion from the ranks of Junior rugby and winning the All Ireland Bateman Cup a few years later – will feature in the warm-up game. Everyone playing will have called Alfie Laffan a teammate at some point in their playing career. The fixture provides an opportunity for those on and off the field to share their memories of a very fondly-remembered clubman, who died in 2014 after battling cancer.

President of Bruff Neilus Noonan said it is a mark of how respected Alfie was that so many players were willing to dust off their boots for the veterans’ game.

“Alfie was a giant of a man on the field and a gentleman off of it. He was part of two All-Ireland winning Bruffteams, at Under-20s and at senior for the Bateman Cup.We’re delighted  to be able to mark his memory in this unique way, with so many of his former teammates running once more on to the field where he learned how to play the game,” said the President.

A big crowd is expected in Kilballyowen Park for the two fixtures, with the veterans’ clash kicking off at 12.30pm and the senior game starting at 2.30pm. All proceeds taken at the gate on the day will be donated to Milford Hospice. If you cannot make the fixture andwould still like to make a donation to mark the event, you can do so through Bruff RFC. Donations can be lodged with the reference ‘Alfie Laffan Commemorative Game’ and the following account details.

Account name: Bruff RFC

IBAN: IE92AIBK93521240446578

BIC: AIBKIE2D

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Ail Round 17, Bruff Vs City of Derry.

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Apr 022019
 

Our seniors make the long journey this weekend to play city of Derry in our second last league game of the season. We currently sit third in the table and need to win at least one of our two remaining games to make a top 4 play off. Derry also need points to ensure senior status for them for next season. Derry have been particularly good at home this season so it will take a huge effort from the lads to get a result.

Our last game is at home the following Saturday Vs Midleton so put that in to your diary, as it’s possibly our last home game in the league. We’re hoping it will be a cracker and depending on next weekends results it may also decide if we get a home playoff.

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