Ninth placed Wanderers were the visitors to Kilballyowen on Saturday for round 7 of the UBL. Only 3 points separated the teams going into the game with Bruff lying in 6th place
Things didn’t start well for Bruff and we were down by a try from winger Kelvin Leahy after 6 mins. Wanderers dominated possession and territory from the restart and the pressure told as Bruff picked up 2 yellow cards during the first half. Wanderers took full advantage and scored 2 more trys before the H/T whistle from Eoin O Donnell and Robert Clune which they converted to make the score 0-19 at the break.
With Wanderers now in the hunt for a try bonus Bruff had to regroup and refocus at half time.
Bruff came out fighting from the restart and got on the score board after 54 mins with a penalty from Declan Bannon. Bruff attacked in wave after wave but found it hard to break down the Wanderers defence. It wasn’t until the final play of the game that Bruff scored again, a try in the corner for winger Paidi Kilcoyne which was converted by Bannon. The game finished on a scoreline of 10-19 to the visitors.
Bruff had the better of the second half in terms of field position and possession and had it not been for a few uncharacteristic knock-on’s and dropped balls Bruff could have got more from the game.
Up until Saturday Bruff have had consistency in team selection but selection was badly hampered going into the game due to a number of injury’s and work commitments.
The new guys that came in gave good accounts of themselves and can feel confident going into next weekend’s game away to Sligo.
Team was: 1.Davie Horan 2. Timmy Quirke 3. Stephen Foster 22.Barry Laffan 5.Tom O Dwyer 6.Mike Carroll 7.Andrew White 8. Danny Keogh 9.Tony Cahill 10. David O Grady 11.Declan Bannon 12. Darragh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Paidi Kilcoyne 15.Brendan Deady 16.Keith Laffan 17.Garry Leonard 18.Ger O Connell 19. Mike Cooke 20 Paul Downes
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U20’s Donal Walsh Trophy/NML
As expected Bruff & Garryowen u20’s dished up an exciting game in the u20’s Conference which doubled as a North Munster league fixture, played on Wednesday evening in Dooradoyle.
Bruff were slow to get into the game and trailed 6-0 early in the first half. Bruff made it 8-6 by half time with a try from Brian Fanning and a Penalty from Paul Downes.
Downes added another penalty shortly after h/t before Darragh Fanning added a second 5 pointer for Bruff. The try was converted and Bruff went into an 18-6 lead. Garryowen fought back with a converted try of their own but Bruff had enough left in the tank to see the game out, winning on a score line of 18-13.
1.Shane Breen 2. Mikie Walsh 3. Brendan Keogh 4. James Keogh 5. Adam O Brien 6. Eamon O’Dea 7. Niall Mallon 8. Thomas O’Dwyer 9. David O’Grady 10. Paul Downes 11. Gavin Riedy 12. Cian Tierney 13. Shane Doona 14. Liam Treacy 15. Brian Fanning 16. Christopher Casey 17. Alex McAuliffe 18. Robert Laffan 19. Daragh Fanning 20. John Carew 21. James Guina 22. Ciaran Ryan
The U18’s had to battle hard to earn an 18-15 victory over a dogged Young Munsters team in the league on Sunday. Bruff trailed 10-5 at half time with the Bruff try coming from the lively open side flanker Conor Fitzpatrick.
Bruff’s Munster Clubs Captain Dylan Reeves-Wasik made it 10-10 shortly after the restart with a try before a determined Yng Munsters team went back into the lead 15-10. But Bruff showed their metal and dug deep to grind out the win. Jack O Grady was at the end of a great team try with only minutes remaining. The conversion was missed but Kevin McManus made up for it in style by slotting a penalty with less than 5 minutes on the clock to win the game for Bruff
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’s travelled to Newcastle West on Sunday knowing that they needed a big performance to keep their 100% record intact. NCW have being going very well in the league and have been very strong at home in particular. Bruff got off to the perfect start and lead 10-3 at half time, with trys from Danny Gleeson & Martin Carew. Bruff added 2 more try’s in the 2nd half from Mikey O Grady & Captain Liam Cunningham with John Bateman adding a conversion. The game finished 22-10 to Bruff.
The 16’s face table toppers Young Munsters at home next weekend and know they have some improving to do if they are to keep their 5 game winning streak unblemished
Squad, U16s Callum Winship, Jamie Carey, Michael O’Grady, John Bateman, Jason Fitzgibbon, David Carroll, Martin Carew, Liam Cunningham, Jack O’Malley, Donnacha McCarthy, Jerry O’Dea, Daniel Gleeson, Bradley Riordan, Michael O’Donovan, Joseph O’Connell, Niall Breen, James Hanly, Seamas Bulaeir, Gearoid Moynihan, Declan Kenny, Mark Hanly, Shea Dunworth , Jamie McCarthy , Jack Houlihan, Jack O Connell, Sean McCarthy & Jonathon Fitzpatrick.
The U15’s beat Thomond 24 – 12. Four try’s two conversions to two tries and one conversion, scores for Bruff from No8 Dylan o leary 2 trys, Joe Johnston 2trys . And 1 conversion each from Joe Johnston and Adam O Dwyer.
The game was played in heavy fog, it was a good team performance again, against a tough Thomond team.
The U13s lost to UL Bohs and the u14s were beaten by Old Crescent
The 1st XV were away to Cork Con on Saturday night in the ¼ final of the MSC. The last time the 2 teams met at this stage of the competition was in 2010 when Bruff emerged victorious on a score line of 11-5.
Unfortunately history was not to repeat itself in Temple hill on Saturday as the boys lost out on a score line of 30-8.
Bruff were down 18-8 at half time with Cons running in 3 tries and landing 2 penalties. Bruff replied with a Penalty from Paul Downes and a Try from No 8 Danny Keogh. Bruff played a lot of good rugby in the closing 10 minutes of the opening half and were unlucky not to be closer at the break.
Bruff defended well in the 2nd half but were unable to hold Cons out for the full 40 mins with Cons running in 2 more tries before full time was blown.
Team was: 1.Stephen Foster 2.Johnny Clery 3.Keith Laffan 22.Barry Laffan 5.Tom O’ Dwyer 6.Mike Cooke 7.Mike Carroll 8. Danny Keogh 9.Tony Cahill 10.Paul Downes 11.Declan Bannon 12.Garry Leonard 13.Sean Darcy 14.Robbie Finn 15.David O Grady 16.Brendan Keogh 17.Timmy Quirke 18. Ger O’Connell 19. Andrew White 20 Darragh Mulcahy 21 Tommy Carroll 22 Jake Considine
The seniors now turn their attention back to the UBL as they return to action next Saturday the 6th December at home in Kilballyowen at 2.30. Wanderers are the visitors in this vital clash as we try to stay in touch with the leaders in the league. Please come out and support your local club. The game will finish at 4pm so there will be plenty of time for anyone travelling to Thomond park to make the start of the Munster game. 🙂