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After the disappointment of losing last weekends Pan Munster league final the u18s are back in action in Thomand park again this Sunday to contest the North Munster cup final.

Thomond RFC are the opposition with a 1pm KO on the back pitch

 

 

 Posted by at 11:55 am
Apr 122015
 
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There was disappointment today for the u18’s as they were beaten 20-22 in the final of the Pan Munster league by Newcastle West/Estuary.

Bruff started brightly and had a try on the board after just 3 minutes of play. It was a good team try with backs and forwards combining to set up the opportunity for Jack O Grady to touch down to the right of the posts at the road end of Thomand park. NCW hit back quickly and kicked a penalty to make it 5-3 with 10 minutes gone. The next score of the game came after 18 minutes when NCW added a converted try to make it 10-5 to the West Limerick combined side.

Bruff then took control of the game and on 33 minutes they were awarded a penalty for dangerous play under the West Stand, which they kicked to the corner. It turned out to be the correct decision as the Bruff pack asserted dominance and mauled the ball over the white wash for Bruffs 2nd try to make it 10-10 at the break.

NCW got the opening score of the 2nd half with a converted try with only minutes gone on the clock. Bruff hit back 10 minutes later when Mattew O Dea touched down on the far right wing, finishing a move off the back of a scrum. Scrum half Niall Burns with the telling pass which put the flying winger away. With the score now at 15-17 to NCW it still looked like a game that could go either way. When winger O Dea added a 4th Bruff try with only a few minutes to go it looked like Bruff might push on and finish the job. But NCW weren’t done yet and scored another 5 pointer  with the clock in the red. There was time for 1 last restart but Bruff could not regain the ball and West saw out the game to win by 22 points to 20.

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

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pic’s courtesy of Liz McManus

 Posted by at 6:51 pm
Apr 082015
 
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Munster final fixed for Sunday

The u18s are in action on Sunday when they take on Newcastle West/Estuary for the crown of Munster champions. Bruff came through the group stages with victories over Clonmel, Bantry Bay & Shannon but lost away to Waterpark by 14points to 10. Bruff had a comprehensive win over Highfield in the Qrt finals and again crossed paths with Waterpark in the Semi. This time Bruff came out on the good side of a hard fought 10-8 home win over the visitors.

Bruff have met NCW two times already this season. In the North Munster league group stages NCW  took the spoils but it was to be Bruff who were crowned North Munster league champions when the teams met in the league final in January on a score-line of 18-17.

This game is bound to be a thriller and all supporters are asked to turn out in big number to cheer on this great bunch of young men.

The game has a 12 O Clock KO on Sunday and will be played on the main pitch in Thomond park. Enter via West stand

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

 Posted by at 9:35 pm
Apr 022015
 

There are 2 games over the next few days. The u14’s travel to Newcastle West this evening for a 6.30 ko in the Cup, while the u18’s are at home tomorrow night to Young Munster’s in the cup

Day Team Competition Opposition Venue Time
Thur 2nd Apr u14’s Cup NCW Killanen NCW 6.30pm
Friday 3rd u18’s Cup Yng Munsters Kilballyowen 7.00pm
 Posted by at 11:53 am