Jan 152017

The Bruff U16 got their Pan-Munster journey  back on track with a comfortable win over Cashel RFC in Cashel on Sunday 15th January with a  score line of 36-5.The tries were scored by: Jack Barrett who got two, two also from Darragh Brown and one each by Darragh Mc Namara and Mark Fitzparick. 

A stubborn Bruff defence kept Cashel scoreless until the 55th min. when they got their only score of the game. This is a fanstastic confidence boosting win for this side. 

Their next outing is against Cobh Pirates in Kilballyowen. Well done to the lads for the great win today.

Jan 082017

Youth Game Results – Sunday 8th January

Under 18 – Pan Munster

Result Bruff RFC 13 – Young Munster 5

Under 16  Pan Munster

Result Bruff RFC 10 – Skibbereen RFC 13

Under 15 – League

Bruff RFC 0 Newcastlewest 19

Under 13 – League

Bruff RFC 38 – Abbeyfeale RFC 8

Jan 062017

The following fames are down to be played this coming weekend for the U18, U16, U15 and U13 teams. All of the games are on in Kilballyowen so it will be very busy at the club this coming Sunday morning. Additionally, mini rugby re-commences this coming Sunday morning also, so please be careful when entering and leaving the car park.

Youth Games – Sunday 8th January

Under 18 – Pan Munster

Bruff RFC Versus  Young Munster RFC, Kick Off, 12:00, Kilballyowen

Under 16  Pan Munster

Bruff RFC Versus Skibbereen RFC, Kick Off, 12:00, Kilballyowen

Under 15 – League

Bruff RFC Versus Newcastlewest RFC, Kick Off, 11:00, Kilballyowen

Under 13 – League

Bruff RFC Versus Abbeyfeale RFC, Kick Off, 13:00, Kilballyowen

Dec 292016
On Tuesday 27th December the U16 were beaten in the North Munster league final 27-17 by Ennis. The Bruff team got off sluggish and nervous start. Ennis scored and converted a try after five minutes and added a penalty to make it 10-0.  In the 25th minute Darragh Mc Namara powered over score 10-5. On 35th minute Ennis scored try number two, to make it 17-5. Bruff came fighting back on 40th minute scored a second try through Jack Barrett. The last Ennis score came in the 50th minute to make it Ennis 22-10. Credit to the Bruff boys who did not give up and Jack Barrett scored try number three to make it 22-17.
Bruff battled hard for the winning score but with time nearly up it was Ennis who scored and the game finished 27 -17. Well done to all the Bruff lads who battled hard and never gave up.
The Pan Munster competition commence on 8th January in Kilballyowen against Skibbereen RFC.
Dec 282016

Bruff U18 took on Ennis in the North Munster Final on the cold damp night of December 27th. Ennis got off to a flying start, putting Bruff under pressure. Bruff put up a good defence for a 15 minute onslaught from Ennis by only conceding 3 points from a penalty. An early injury to Dave Barrett forced him off the field, he was replaced by Dylan O’ Leary who slotted in well. Slowly Bruff began to get to grips with the game, ending the first half 3:3.
In the second half Bruff started strongly applying good pressure, winning an early penalty, John Bateman converting the penalty 6:3 to Bruff. Ennis were attacking inside Bruff”s 22 when John Bateman intercepted an Ennis pass, to run the full length of the field scoring under the post he converted the kick 13:3 to Bruff. Bruff continued to work hard and had scored another try which was disallowed and a penalty awarded to Ennis inside Bruff”s half.

The decision gave Ennis great encouragement and allowed them to kick for the corner.  Ennis won the line out, Bruff showed great character in their defence which paid off by winning a scrum on their own 5m line. Unfortunately the ball came out of the side of the scrum which allowed the Ennis scrum half to pick up the ball and score over the line. Ennis missed the conversion, Bruff now led 13:8. Bruff defended well in the later stages of the game and deserved to win .

Congratulations to Bruff for retaining the North Munster League title four years in a row. Well done to all players and coaches for a great achievement.

Best wishes to Dave Barrett and Fionn Flanagan we hope they make a speedy recovery from their injuries.