James Keating Success for Bruff U12’s

 Posted by on 27 October, 2014  Results, Underage
Oct 272014
2014 James Keating Champions

Bruff RFC u12s 2014 James Keating Champions

There were fantastic scenes in Bruff today as the Bruff u12’s team won out the James Keating Under 12 Mini Rugby Memorial tournament. This was the first time in 4 years that Bruff have won the competition, a tournament which is widely regarded as one of the hardest to win in Munster.

25 teams started the day with hopes of reaching the final but it was Bruff and Ennis that made it through to the decider. Bruff made it through in style without conceding a single try in the pool or knock out games. And this impressive record was not to be broken in the final winning out by 1 try to nil  to a brave Ennis side. Bruff were captained to success by Shane Duggan who lead from the front all day.

Panel; James Burke, James Carroll, Lorcan Ryans, Timmy Dillon, Cian Tracey, Michael Leddin, David Leddin, Shane Duggan, Mikey Fitzgibbon, Josh Keating, Liam Kelliher, Mike Kelliher, John Lyons, Liam O Donnell & Morgan O Sullivan

Mentors; TJ Carroll, Tom Griffin, Tom Coleman, Ed Hennessy, Neil Ryans, John O Meara.

There was also a fantastic result in the Shield as a Bruff u11 team took the silverware beating beating Newport, Newcastlewest, Bruff U12B’s and Charleville in a thrilling final.. This is a fantastic achievement in itself as these young guys will be underage to play again next season

Bruff u11's, Shield Winners

Bruff u11’s, Shield Winners

The final of the plate competition was won by Young Munsters.

Well done and thanks to all the clubs who continue to make this such a successful competition. It is a day out that lives long in the memory of all the young players involved

Bruff Bears,Bruff Cubs,Bruff Eagles,Bruff Stags,Ballina/Killaloe,Ballincollig,Cashel,Charleville,Clanwilliam,Ennis,Fethard & District,Garryowen,Kilfeacle,Nenagh,Newcastlewest,Newport,Old Crescent (2013-14 Winners),Richmond,Shannon,St. Marys,St. Senans,Thomond,UL Bohs,Young Munster

Underage W/E 26th October

 Posted by on 26 October, 2014  Results, Underage, Youth
Oct 262014
Brian Bulfin touching down for Bruff u18's

Brian Bulfin touching down for Bruff u18’s

Underage Rugby

The U18 & 16’s teams both had fruitful outing’s Vrs Kilrush this weekend

The u18 team were at home in Bruff and had a convincing win with try’s from Darragh Moore, Sean Hartigan, Conor Fitzpatrick, Thomas Breen, Adam Sheehy, and Brian Bulfin.

Squad- Kevin McManus, Dean O’Shea, Odhran Ring, Thomas Breen, Darren Kennedy, Matthew Lockhart O’Dea, Tadgh Leddin, Brady Day, Thomas Quigley, Darragh Moore, Cian Mulqueen, Fearghal Cooke, Gareth Cooke, Conor Fitzpatrick, Simon Divilly, Jack Fitzgerald, Brian Bulfin, David Crofton Young, David Moloney, Cian Clifford, John Bulfin, Jack O’Grady, Dylan Reeves- Wasik, Niall Byrne , Sean Hartigan ,Adam Sheehy ,Cormac Daly ,Aaron Daly ,Lorcan Hayes

The U16 made to long trip to Kilrush to take the home team  in the North Munster league. Bruff had tries from Jason Fitzgibbon, Martin Carew, Bradley Riordan , Captain Liam Cunnigham with conversions kicked by John Bateman.

That makes it 2 wins from 2 for the 16’s, next up is a home tie with Thomond in the NML next weekend

U16s 15-9, Callum Winship, Jamie Carey, Michael O’Grady, John Bateman, Jason Fitzgibbon, David Carroll, Martin Carew, 8-1, Liam Cunningham, Jack O’Malley, Donnacha McCarthy, Jerry O’Dea, Daniel Gleeson, Bradley Riordan, Michael O’Donovan, Joseph O’Connell Subs, Nial Breen, James Hanly, Seamas Bulaeir, Gearoid Moynihan, Declan Kenny, Mark Hanly, Shea Dunworth & Jamie McCarthy

Young Cathal Sheahan out supporting the Bruff u18s

Young Cathal Sheahan out supporting the Bruff u18s

Action from the U18's game with Kilrush

Action from the U18’s game with Kilrush

Oct 252014


Munster Senior Challenge Cup
Bruff v Midleton in Bruff
25th October 2014 @ 01:30pm

The senior team were at home to Midleton on Saturday in the 2nd  round of the Munster Senior cup. Bruff made a number of changes coming into the game. Up front Ray Roche came in at loose head in place of Davie Horan ,Colm O Sullivan in for Stephen Foster and Barry Laffan and Mike Cooke starting in place of Ger o Connell  and Danny Keogh. In the backline Mark Cosgrove Started on the wing with Dave O Grady keeping his place at 10. There was also a few new faces on the bench with Timmy Quirke, Tommy Carroll and Robbie Finn all being drafted in for this game.

Bruff got off to a great start, scoring a try within 3 minutes. Centre Darragh Mulcahy barrelling over for the 5 pointer with Deccie Bannon adding the conversion. 10 Minutes later Bannon got in for his 1st of four try’s, a fantastic individual effort chipping the ball over the on rushing Midleton Defence and collecting the kick before touching down. The next Bruff score came 15 minutes later in the 23rd minute of play. A series of good forward plays followed by some crisp hands resulting in Bannon touching down by the corner flag at the stand side, the final pass coming courtesy of Mark Cosgrove. The Conversion was missed leaving the score 17-0 to Bruff. But Midleton weren’t ready to lie down and rollover. The visitors held on to the ball for most of the remainder of the half and were rewarded with a try on 38 minutes from their winger Alan Aherne. He failed to convert his own try leaving the score 17-5 at half time to Bruff.

Bruff struck again early after the break with a 3rd try from Bannon. Bruff turned the ball over and hacked a kick down into the visitors 22. Bannon won the foot race with his opposite number kicking the ball soccer style ahead of himself to touch down for the 5 pointer which he converted. But again Midleton showed their character and quickly bounced back with 2 trys of their own from winger Aherne and centre Alan Long. The score was now 24-15 with 20 min to play.

Playing into a stiff breeze the Bruff pack started to take control of the breakdown winning a number of penalties and working the ball into the right part of the field from a Bruff point of view. The next Bruff score came with 15 left on the clock. Similar to the 2nd try the Bruff pack worked the ball into a good position before the backs moved it wide for Bannon to touch down for his 4th of the game. Bruff weren’t finished yet and added a 6th try from winger Mark Cosgrove who showed some great feet beating a number of defenders before closing out the game with his 2nd try in as many games.

Bruff now go on to meet Cork Constitution in the ¼ Final, Date TBC.

Bruff 1-8, Ray Roche, John Clery, Colm O Sullivan, Kevin Madigan, Barry Laffan, Michael Cooke, Andrew White, Jake Considine,9-15 Tony Cahill, David O’Grady, Mark Cosgrave, Darrah Mulcahy, Sean D’Arcy, Declan Bannon, Brendan Deady, Subs Dave Horan, Timothy Quirke, Gerard O’Connell, Michael Carroll, Tommy Carroll, Robert Finn, Danny Keogh, Stephen Foster

The next league game is next Saturday away to DLSP. Supporter’s bus is leaving Bruff town at 9:45 am next Saturday 1st Nov. Costs is €20 per adult and €10 per child.  Family max cost €50.All welcome, still taking orders for travel. If you want to travel contact Mike on 0871386244.


North Munster U20 League Group A
Bruff v Garryowen in Kilballyowen Park

Unfortunately the u20’s North Munster league game didn’t take place today, Both teams were togged and ready to play but no referee turned up.

Bruff 29 Ards 12

 Posted by on 18 October, 2014  1st XV, Adult Rugby, Results
Oct 182014

Big Congrats to our senior team who recorded their first win of the season, thus propelling themselves up to 8th spot in the league. An early Sean Darcy try saw us into a 5-0 lead. Ards however bounced back with a converted try to lead 7-5 before we scored 1 of three more tries before half time. First up was Darragh Mulcahy to make it 10-7, before a Danny Keogh try made it 17-7 with a Deccie Bannon conversion. Deccie then intercepted and scored his own try to make it 24-7 at half time to Bruff . The second half was more stop start in nature and when Ards made it 24-12 with time still on the clock, nerves were fraying. However Cossie made it safe with our fifth try of the day to leave the score 29-12 to Bruff.  Next up is our Senior Cup match with Middleton next Saturday 25th in Kilballyowen.