Under 13 training will take place on Friday evening at 7:30pm. Can all intending players please attend as the club jersey fitting will occur on the evening. Forms for Club registration and also for IRFU identity registration will be handed out for completion.
The executive committee of Bruff RFC are delighted to announce the creation of our first ever skill specific development programme, mentored by John Hayes, former Bruff RFC, Munster, Ireland & The British and Irish Lions, Managed by Bruff YDO Eoin Cahill, and facilitated by Johnny O’ Connor (Shannon, Munster, Bruff) & the senior Bruff squad members.
Continuing the fantastic underage tradition in Bruff RFC since its foundation, This new development programme will be greatly helped by the revamped facilities of the club including the newly fitted electronic video analysis systems, electronic whiteboard system and with Brendan Bourke and Gráinne Hayes taking over Diet and Nutrition programming and fitness coaching/testing and Club Physio Derry Bowman taking charge of recovery when necessary. It will deal with player specific programmes including speed, agility, skills, diet and weight training, individually tailored to measure and target each players specific needs. Catering for underage players from U15 to U20, the programme will aim to enhance the training, fitness, rugby skillset and dietary standards of each of our underage players with the aim of streamlining the process of graduation from the fantastic underage system that has always existed in Bruff RFC right through to the Bruff Senior XV.
Coupled with this new system we also wish to announce the new senior XV management team for the coming season of Head Coach Ben Martin (UL Bohs, Munster, US Colomiers) , Forwards Coach Stephen Keogh (Bruff, Shannon, Munster, Leinster, Irish U21’s), and Management team of John Broderick (St. Munchins, Old Crescent, Young Munster & TG4) and Alfie Laffan (Bruff, UCC, Shannon, Bruff) as we head into the new season in Division 2a. Outgoing forwards coach Cathal O’ Regan is handing over the reins to concentrate on playing with the Bruff Senior squad for the coming year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing head coach Mike Lynch for his work during what was a particularly tough hard season for the Bruff RFC Senior XV and wish him well in all of his future endeavours. He has been a fantastic servant to this club over the years.
Quote: (Richard Leonard, President)
“We are delighted with this exciting appointment and with the experience at the highest levels of rugby that this new management team bring with them. As a club we are noted for being more progressive than most and we look forward to a fantastic future as we create a strong fresh structure throughout the club from Mini rugby, Youths, Adult and Ladies teams that will continue the fantastic work that has been done to date. Having scaled the heights that we have reached in our short nine year career as a Senior Club, staying “upwardly mobile” was always going to be a tough ask, and we have had three great years in division 1, during which time we managed our first Munster Senior Cup win and our first All-Ireland Cup win. We will regroup in Division 2a next season and with this calibre of management coming into the Bruff system, coupled with the new Underage development programme under the mentorship of John Hayes, we are confident that the future is going to be very bright indeed at Kilballyowen Park.”
Title – Assessing & Developing Fundamental Movement Skills
Presenter – Des Ryan (I.R.F.U. Fitness Education manager)
Dates – 27/9/10 Limerick
Venue – LIT, Limerick
Cost – €10 pp
Registration – Coaches must register with Siobhan Collins, Programmes Co-Ordinator, (email@example.com or tel 021-4323563 ext 3).
**The closing Date is the 22/9/10 and registration on the night will commence at 6.30pm .**
This week sees a return to actual rugby for most of the Senior squad with their training tour to Birmingham, U.K. this weekend. Flying out on Thursday night, Friday will see them up for two training sessions in facilities very graciously provided by First Division Club Moseley RFC of Birmingham. Saturday sees the first game of the season at Kenilworth RFC, about three quarters of an hour outside Birmingham. Kick off TBC. Saturday night they have off to see the sights of Birmingham and do some local “Cultural” touring before they return on Sunday night. Have a good one guys.
The Centra Munster Rugby Summer Camp is also taking place at Bruff this week also, by the time you read this they should be almost done and dusted. I’ll have pictures up on the website and you should be able to see more linked from the Munster website over the coming weeks.
U20 and Adult training as usual on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m.
This Friday night sees the East Limerick radio crew in the club for a function on the last weekend of their current licence.
Next Committee meeting on Monday 25th next at 8:00 p.m.
Some explanations and links regarding the newly installed ELV’s (Lifted directly from the IRFU Site.)
Individual Experimental Law Variations
The following Experimental Law Variations will be implemented by the IRFU for the Domestic Game competition from August 1, 2008 for a 12 month trial
Each ELV is listed below (under the headings of the Law they are a variation of) with downloads
alternatively you can download a copy of the Full ELV Guide HERE
LAW 6 – MATCH OFFICIALS
ELV Nr.1 – Assistant Referees are able to assist the referee in any way that the referee requires
Download ELV Nr.1 in PDF format HERE
LAW 17 – MAUL
ELV Nr.2 – In Maul remove reference to head and shoulders not being lower than hips
Download ELV Nr.2 in PDF format HERE
ELV Nr.3 – Players are able to defend a maul by pulling it down.
Download Video HERE
Download ELV Nr.3 in PDF format HERE
LAW 19 – TOUCH & LINEOUT
ELV Nr.4 – If a team puts ball back into its own 22 and the ball is subsequently kicked directly into touch, there is no gain in ground
ELV Nr.5 – A quick throw in may be thrown in straight or towards the throwing team’s own goal line
Download Video HERE
Download ELV Nr.5 in PDF format HERE
ELV Nr.6 – There is no restriction on the number of players from either team who can participate in the linout
Download Video HERE
Download ELV Nr.6 in PDF format HERE
ELV Nr. 7 – The receiver at the lineout must be 2 metres away from the lineout
ELV Nr. 8 – The player who is in opposition to the player throwing in the ball must stand in the area between the 5-metre line and the touchline but must be 2 metres away from the 5-metre line
Download ELV Nrs. 7 & 8 in PDF format HERE
ELV Nr. 9 – Lineout players may pre-grip a jumper before the ball is thrown in
Download ELV Nr.9 in PDF format HERE
ELV Nr.10 – The lifting of lineout players is permitted
Download ELV Nr.10 in PDF format HERE
LAW 20 – SCRUM
ELV Nr.11 – Introduction of an offside line 5 metres behind the hindmost feet of the scrum
Download ELV Nr.11 in PDF format HERE
ELV Nr. 12 – Identification of scrum-half offside lines
Download ELV Nr.12 in PDF format HERE
LAW 22 – CORNER POSTS
ELV Nr. 13 – The Corner posts are no longer considered to be touch-in-goal except when the ball is grounded agains the post.
Download ELV Nr. 13 in PDF format HERE