Please note that the Carroll Plate final between Richmond and Shannon will take place this Friday 25th April at 7.15pm in Kilballyowen.
To all members please note the following for your diary. The Prelim AGM takes place on Tuesday 13th May at 8pm with the AGM scheduled for Wednesday the 28th May at 7.30pm. All members are very welcome to attend.
As the season draws to a close and we enter the final weeks we have a number of club fixtures this week. The U18′s will host garryowen on Friday night at 7, while on Wednesday night 16th the U20′s will be in Dooradoyle to play Garryowen in the cup semi final. Lastly this week, we play Richmond on Friday night at 7pm in the O Carroll plate in Richmond. Best of luck to all involved.
From everybody in the club we would like to extend our best wishes to the U19s who play Navan in Naas tomorrow at 2.30pm in the All Ireland Final. In a repeat of the U17 final from 2 years ago, it is sure to be a tight and tense affair. Support on the day will be very welcome and we hope to have a major celebration in Kilballyowen tomorrow night.
It was a tough weekend on the field for Bruff teams as both our U16 and U20 suffered defeat.On saturday, Our 20′s travelled to Terenure knowing they faced an uphill battle and so it proved , despite 2 yellow cards in the 1st half we went in only trailing 8-0 at half time. However the 1st half efforts caught up with us in the second half and we fell to a 32-7 defeat, the scoreline not reflecting the effort put in by the team. Sunday saw the 16′s make the 130 mile round trip to Kilrush for the semi final of the 16′s cup, with only 1 defeat this season we were confident and this proved our undoing. A flat performance saw us trail 6-0 at half time. A brilliant try by Mike O Grady running 60 yards, evading 4 tackles to run under the posts saw us lead 7-6 early in the second half. However back came Kilrush with their scrum half scurrying over for a try to make it 11-7. Once again we came back down the pitch and after several mauls, prop Jack Fitz touched down in the corner to make it 12-11. This wasnt to be the last action, a questionable penalty against us at scrum time on our own 22, a quick tap penalty and once again Kilrush scrum half broke the tackles to score and make it 16-12, with 2 minutes to play. A fantastic run on the wing by Dean O’Shea saw him nearly get in at the corner and when the resulting lineout was won by Tadgh O’Dwyer we sensed a late score however Kilrush held their line to record a deserved 16-12 victory. We now wait for the Open Cup against Old Crescent.