Aug 192017
 

We know that you’ve been asking almost weekly what was happening with this seasons Bull ‘n’ booze, and while it was delayed due to the WWRC taking place and the subsequent tying up of all of the IRFU referees.

The Format this year is going to be a little different as it has to take place at Rugby Season time so what we have decided to do is to re-jig the competition to create a midnight final under floodlights on the Friday night.

Games are going to start at around 7:00 pm on Friday night with the competition running straight through until the floodlit final.

We will announce the full competition and booking details through the IRFU booking system over the next few days.

Many thanks for your forbearance during the last few weeks as we tried to figure out how we were going to create a decent structure that gave you, the competitors, the standard of competition that you expect and deserve. We think that this format will best serve both you and us this season.

Jul 202017
 

Found this one online today.

It rings too true:

When the battle scars have faded

And the truth becomes a lie

And the weekend smell of liniment
Could almost make you cry.

When the last rucks well behind you
And the man that ran now walks
It doesn’t matter who you are
The mirror sometimes talks

Have a good hard look old son!
The melons not that great
The snoz that takes a sharp turn sideways
Used to be dead straight

You’re an advert for arthritis
You’re a thoroughbred gone lame
Then you ask yourself the question
Why the hell you played the game?

Was there logic in the head knocks?
In the corks and in the cuts?
Did common sense get pushed aside?
By manliness and guts?

Do you sometimes sit and wonder
Why your time would often pass
In a tangled mess of bodies
With your head up someone’s……?

With a thumb hooked up your nostril
Scratching gently on your brain
And an overgrown Neanderthal
Rejoicing in your pain!

Mate – you must recall the jersey
That was shredded into rags
Then the soothing sting of Dettol
On a back engraved with tags!

It’s almost worth admitting
Though with some degree of shame
That your wife was right in asking
Why the hell you played the game?

Why you’d always rock home legless
Like a cow on roller skates
After drinking at the clubhouse
With your low down drunken mates

Then you’d wake up – check your wallet
Not a solitary coin
Drink Berocca by the bucket
Throw an ice pack on your groin

Copping Sunday morning sermons
About boozers being losers
While you limped like Quasimodo
With a half a thousand bruises!

Yes – an urge to hug the porcelain
And curse Sambuca’s name
Would always pose the question
Why the hell you played the game!

And yet with every wound re-opened
As you grimly reminisce it
Comes the most compelling feeling yet
God, you bloody miss it!

From the first time that you laced a boot
And tightened every stud
That virus known as rugby
Has been living in your blood

When you dreamt it when you played it
All the rest took second fiddle
Now you’re standing on the sideline
But your hearts still in the middle

And no matter where you travel
You can take it as expected
There will always be a breed of people
Hopelessly infected

If there’s a teammate, then you’ll find him
Like a gravitating force
With a common understanding
And a beer or three, of course

And as you stand there telling lies
Like it was yesterday old friend
You’ll know that if you had the chance
You’d do it all again

You see – that’s the thing with rugby
It will always be the same
And that, I guarantee
Is why the hell you played the game!

The older we get, the better we were....

The older we get, the better we were….

IRFU Volkswagen Tag Rugby Bull N Booze, August 6th.

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Jul 022016
 

Bruff RFC launched the 11th Bull N Booze in Conjunction with Bruff RFC and former Lions, international and Munster Prop John “Bull” Hayes with the exciting news that this year the IRFU Tag Rugby squad are coming on board to help run the competition.

Bruff President Nicholas Cooke expressed his delight with the new association with IRFU Tag Rugby and with IRFU Tag Rugby Sponsors Volkswagen, through dealers Frank Hogan coming on board for the event.

Munster Branch Delegate Richard Leonard added ”I’m really looking forward to this year’s event. This is year 11 and we are kicking things up a notch or two to celebrate the last ten successful years. We have some exciting new things lined up for the evening after the rugby, a great band, and DJ of course until the early hours. We have the usual great tag rugby with our target of forty teams, Early booking numbers are fantastic so far. This season things are taking a new format with the IRFU on board for the event. Early camping bookings are already coming in as well, We have the usual breakfast on Sunday for the Campers, The campgrounds are of course free again to Players if booked in advance, and are open from Friday evening with a special event lined up this year to kick things off on the Friday night.  The idea of this unique weekend of the Tag Rugby Calendar has always been to keep it friendly and promote the social side of Tag for everyone.”

“The competition format lends itself to matching up teams to their ability, so no matter whether you are highly skilled veteran tag players or are just outright beginners, we can promise that you will be matched up with teams that match your ability and ensure the most enjoyable day out. We can guarantee at least 5 games of tag with a great chance of getting in amongst the prizes no matter what your skill levels are. Once that is out of the way, we can promise a fantastic night out, make sure to sign up early for your chance to play Tag in the Bull’s Field”

You can book online for the event on the IRFU tag rugby site HERE: and then you can select Bull N Booze as a venue:

We’ll be in touch with you after booking to find out whether you are signing in for the free camping on site and dinners, breakfasts etc.

 

 

Ron Hogan of Frank Hogan Limerick Volkswagen, Former Irish Rugby Legend John Hays and Joe Moran, Sales Representative Frank Hogan

Bull N Booze Launch 2016: Ron Hogan of Frank Hogan Limerick Volkswagen, Former Irish Rugby Legend John Hayes and Joe Moran, Sales Representative Frank Hogan

President of Bruff RFC Nicolas Cooke, Former Irish Rugby Legend John Hays, Munster Branch Delegate Richard Leonard and Founding Member of Bruff RFC Willie Conway

Never knew he had such “Soft Hands” : President of Bruff RFC Nicolas Cooke, Former Irish Rugby Legend John Hayes, Munster Branch Delegate Richard Leonard and Founding Member of Bruff RFC Willie Conway

Founding Member of Bruff RFC Willie Conway, Munster Branch Delegate Richard Leonard, Former Irish Rugby Legend John Hays and President of Bruff RFC Nicolas Cooke

Bull in usual pose : Founding Member of Bruff RFC Willie Conway, Munster Branch Delegate Richard Leonard, Former Irish Rugby Legend John Hayes and President of Bruff RFC Nicolas Cooke

Bruff RFC Golf Classic

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May 182016
 
Bruff RFC Golf Classic

The last few tee times are almost gone for the bi-annual Bruff RFC Golf Classic in Ballyneety Golf Club.

RULES OF COMPETITION:

3 BALL STRAIGHT SCRAMBLE:
PICK THE BEST BALL THROUGHOUT.

HANDICAPS
MEN – MAX 20
LADIES MAX 28

NON AFFILIATE  GOLFERS – 18

PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Best Ladies Team, Best Mixed Team, Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin.

Entry: €150.00 per team.

TEE BOX SPONSORSHIP €50
SPONSORSHIP OF HOLE €100

CONTACT:
JIM WALLACE – 087 816 7221
ALAN ENRIGHT – 087 769 3096
KEN DALY – 087 803 5473
GER MALONE – 086 – 245 9816
WILLIE CONWAY – 087 257 7411
NICK HAYES – 086 251 0050

Bruff RFC Golf Classic

Bruff RFC Golf Classic