Season Ends

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Mar 222020

As everyone knows by now the playing season was brought to an end by the Irfu last week, due to uncertainty brought by the Coronavirus. While the season could be regarded as a frustrating one on the playing front, with endless injuries, and on the back of matches we felt we should have got more out of, it will give us, like all others the opportunity to get our house in order before the league resumes. But there were also some pluses to the year with the return of players coming back from injury, the introduction of more of our underage players to senior ranks, and some excellent performances from our 18s and 20s in their respective leagues. We like to thank everyone at all levels who wore the club jersey this season and also to our players who represented Munster at underage, indeed an honor for their families coaches and club. The Club would to thank everyone involved in the coaching from the minis to senior level and to everyone involved at all women’s rugby who continue to give up their time voluntary, to all the ladies and men who work tirelessly to keep the club afloat, keeping our teams and away teams fed weekend week out. As everyone knows it takes a huge amount of money to keep a club like Bruff in operation and it is very humbling to see so many people give up there time at their own expense for the good of the Club. To our loyal band of supporters and sponsors and to all of our players who travelled the length and breathe of the country for the cause. To the Vale Star to the Limerick leader to 95fm and to Bruff community notes thanks for your coverage.

The Club in its 50th Anniversary year had it in its plan, a Presidents dinner for end of season, this is now on hold but is planned to on the agenda fo our first home game of the new season. The Club launched its club Lotto before Christmas which is primarily an online lotto but can also be joined by contacting any of the Club committee. We would make a special appeal to everyone to continue to support the Lotto as it is in the off season the only way one can show support for only €2 per week.

We will continue to keep everyone updated on happenings on the club front and we appeal to everyone to KEEP SAFE and follow the directive from the HSE website in these difficult times.

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Irish Rugby | 19/20 Domestic Season To Conclude immediately.

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Mar 192020

Irish Rugby’s 2019/20 domestic season is to conclude with immediate effect due to ongoing concerns over coronavirus.

Government action in combatting the virus looks set to continue beyond March 29th. Irish Rugby wants to play its part while giving clubs the chance to put plans in place for the 2020/21 season.

The directive applies to all incomplete national and provincial competitions. It was ratified by the IRFU Rugby Committee on Thursday March 19th 2020.

Cups will be shared by finalists, where cup competitions have reached the final fixture.

There will be no promotion or relegation in any of the five divisions of the Energia Men’s All-Ireland League.

The planned expansion of the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League for the 2020/21 season remains in place.

There will be no league or cup winners in any competition organised at a national level including the Energia All-Ireland Leagues, Energia Women’s All-Ireland Cup and the Energia Bateman Cup.

The Fraser McMullen U20 Cup, the Junior Interprovincial Championships and the round-robin qualifiers for the Energia All-Ireland League will not take place.

Speaking about the announcement, IRFU Director of Rugby Development Colin McEntee said:

“The decision to end the domestic rugby season for 2019/2020 season has not been made lightly. All options were discussed and the IRFU is satisfied it has arrived at the only equitable solution.

These are challenging times for us all and we know clubs will be impacted by this directive, but we will look back at this season as one where we put the physical welfare of our rugby community above all else.

Clubs are now in a position to make plans for the 2020/21 season. We look forward to marking the 30th anniversary of the All-Ireland League.”

St Patrick’s Day

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Mar 172020

Bruff rfc wish all our players coaches and volunteers a happy St Patrick’s Day, and encourage everyone to be safe and take advice from HSE website regarding all aspects of dealing with Covid-19.

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On Saturday last it was with great pleasure to have James Moran attend our pre match meal and while James resides in Dublin he has always been a great supporter of the club. Pictured above is Club President Mr Michael Cahill presenting James with a Club Jumper and Anniversary tie after the meal.

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Club Notes Ail wk 14.

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Mar 022020

On Saturday saw us make the journey to the north coast of Dublin to play Skerries’s in rd 14 of the Ail, in horrific conditions the game was played on their new synthetic pitch. Skerries’s got of to a good start and went 3-0 up after 10 and increased it to 10 when we were done to 14, pity the final pass which was blatantly forward was missed by the officials. Bruff dug in against the elements but conceded another before halftime, we got ourselves territory near the end of half but were unlucky not to score before half time. The second half saw no improvement in conditions and although we fought to the end Skerries’s ran in 2 try’s to our 1 with Johnny Cleary scoring and Kevin converting. I’m sure the lads will be very frustrated with a lot of aspects of the game, but will have to get back on track for our away trip to Bangor on Saturday week. Skerries’s were playing their first league match on their new pitch but judging by the state of our lads knees and elbows with open cuts and bruises, they won’t be sorry to see the back of plastic pitches.

Team.   Brendan Keogh Johnny Cleary Kieran o Dwyer Brian Morrissey Taylor Jones Sean Hartigan Thomas Quigley Cillian Rea Cian Clifford Andrew o Byrne Sean Darcy Jack o Grady Graham Whelan Liam Treacy Kevin McManus Dave Barrett Rob Browne Tom o Dwyer Ger Mitchell James’s te Pari Tadgh o Dwyer

.Our 20s will take on Old Crescent for the 3rd time on Sunday next k.o. 12.30 in Tralee in the final of the Donal Walsh Plate. This has been a good season for the 20s and unearthed some good young talent which is encouraging going forward. Well done to all involved.

Our club Lotto wasn’t won and is now €2100 so join now and be in with a chance to win, might be a nice present for Mother’s Day remember for just €2 euro per week, be in with a chance to win some real money.

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