U18′s secured a place in the Pan Munster final after a fiercely fought battle v Water park at home this Sunday.Despite Bruff getting off to a much steadier start this week & taking the 1st score of the game with a penalty from P.Downes the visitors got ahead 7-6 H.T. The intensity of the 2nd half was nail biting , big hits & great pace. Bruffs endurance work in the gym paying dividends as Wateprark struggled in the final 10 mins of the game Bruff punished them with a try from B.Fanning & a drop goal from Downes F.T. score 14-7 .Well deserved win for the lads.
The U18pan Munster finally got back on track this Sunday .Bruff hosted Clonakilty who won out the competition last year. Bruff who had not played for over 3 weeks got off to a slow start .The lads worked well in defending the line & denied Clonakilty, on several occasions, scoring a try .Bruff went in at h.t. 5-3 up after a try from no.8 Dylan Reeves .A hard fought battle by both teams with the lead exchanged with 8 mins remaining to 6-5 to the visitors .Bruff were awarded a penalty as the game headed into injury time & out half Paul Downes sent Bruff back into a 2 point lead . Bruff held on to take the win 8 -6 .Well done to all .The lads play Galbally in the last group game on weds night in kilballyowen .
The U18 pan muster got under-way this weekend with a home game v Highfield . Bruff commanded the 1st half and had a lead of 23-3 at h.t.Bruff died away in the 2nd half & let Highfield back into the game which after 25 mins had the score narrowed to 23 -15 .The last mins of the game saw Bruff take a late try & pen & also conseed a converted try to leave f.t. score 31-22 . Scorers for Bruff B. Fanning, R. Lonergan & K.McManus a try ech .P.Downes 2cons ,4 pen
The U18′s league final against Young Munster this weekend was a battle from beginning to end .Played in coonagh in tough conditions the game was hard hits & knocks throughout .Bruff were behind at h.t. 10-3 against a strong wind.The lads showed great maturity in their handling of the game in the 2nd half with a sin bin mid way they fought hard in defence ,their patience & determination showed great reward as P. Downes sent over 3 pens to seal a 12-10 win.
Bruff u 18′s made it 2 wins from 2 when they hosted UL Bohs this weekend . The half way mark saw Bruff with a leading score of 21-10 .against a very strong wind which posed no problem to out half Paul Downes as he kicked 3 from 3 .The homeside drove on in the 2nd half with some fine play resulting in 2 more trys for bruff & a full time score of 35 -17 .scorers for bruff a try each for Liam Treacy & Jack o’Grady .Paul Downes 3 trys & 5 cons .