Oct 282015

The James Keating Mini Rugby memorial festival occurred on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th October. A total of 19 teams participated in what turned out to be a great day’s rugby. A good crowd was present throughout the day and provided good support to all the teams that played through the inclement weather.

The teams that participated included three teams from Bruff, two Under 12 teams and the Under 11 team. The other teams that participated included the following, Abbeyfeale, Ballina/Killaloe, Cashel, Charleville, Clanwilliam, Clonmel, Newcastlewest, Old Crescent, Portumna, Richmond, Shannon, St. Senans, Tralee and Young Munster. Our thanks go to all of the teams that participated on the day and that played the games in a competitive and sporting environment.

The Bruff Stags team got through to the final of the Keating Cup where their opponents were Abbeyfeale. The game itself was sporting and competitive with good support provided by the crowd attending the festival. In the end the Bruff Stags proved to be too strong for Abbeyfeale winning on a score line of 3 – 0 with approval from the home support. The result of the game meant that Bruff would retain the Keating Cup for a second year running.

The Keating Cup was presented to the winning captain by Marian Keating and the medals were presented to the Bruff Stags by Nicholas Cooke, Bruff RFC, Club President.

A big Thank You goes to those who provided hot food, drinks, soup and sandwiches on the day. Thanks also to those who marked out the pitches and to those who helped co-ordinate the group stage games through to the final.

Thanks also goes to the lads from the Under 14 team who acted as pitch coordinators on the day, it was very much appreciated and the games would not have run smoothly without them.

Thanks also go to the MAR for providing the referees for the day who ensured player safety first and foremost and also that the players enjoyed the games in a sporting environment.

Finally, thanks to the Keating family who provided an excellent meal at the end of the evening to conclude the day.



Oct 212015

The James Keating Memorial rugby festival is scheduled for the 26th October Bank Holiday Monday. This year we have a total of 20 teams participating in the festival. The following teams will be participating, Tralee RFC, Clanwilliam RFC, Portumna RFC, Abbeyfeale RFC, Clonmel RFC, Newcastlewest RFC, Old Crescent RFC, Shannon RFC, Richmond RFC, Young Munster RFC, St. Seanan’s RFC , Charleville RFC, Ballina/Killaloe RFC, Cashel RFC and the Bruff RFC teams will be competing this year to retain the coveted trophy.

Rugby on the day is due to commence at 11:00 am with group stage games followed by the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals.

Come along for a great day out where you get a chance to meet up with old friends. There will be plenty of refreshments available on the day to go along with the rugby.


Oct 012015

The Senior team will attempt to make it four victories from four in this year’s Ulster Bank League at 2.30 on Saturday in Kilballyowen against Kanturk. Please come out and support the team as they hopefully extend their unbeaten run. The team lines out as follows: 1.Davy Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3.Brendan Keogh 4.Neilus Noonan 5.Ger O’Connell 6.Mikey Cooke 7.Mikey Carroll. 8.Paddy Clery 9.Tony Cahill 10.Brian Cahill 11.Mark Cosgrove 12.Tom O’Callaghan 13.Sean D’Arcy 14.Paudi Kilcoyne 15.Brendan Deady. Subs:Keith Laffan, Tom O’Dwyer, Jake Considine, Liam Treacy, Graham Whelan.