Bruff Under 18 – North Munster League Semi Final

 Club, Underage, Youth  Comments Off on Bruff Under 18 – North Munster League Semi Final
Dec 282018

The Bruff Under 18 team are playing the North Munster League Semi Final today at Old Crescent’s ground at Rosbrien at 12:30.

All Support for the lads is welcome to help them get to the final.

Joe Schmidt – Dunnes Stores, Childers Road in aid of Cliona’s Foundation

 Club, Underage, Youth  Comments Off on Joe Schmidt – Dunnes Stores, Childers Road in aid of Cliona’s Foundation
Dec 062018

Joe Schmidt will be in Dunnes Stores Childers Road, Limerick this coming Monday 10th December from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for a special signing of the children’s book, The Dolls Complaints. The book is exclusively stocked by Dunnes Stores in all its retail stores and online. Its priced at €8 and all proceeds go to Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial support to critically ill children.

Your help and support would be gratefully appreciated.

Club Shop Christmas Opening Hours 2018 – Update

 Club, Underage, Youth  Comments Off on Club Shop Christmas Opening Hours 2018 – Update
Dec 022018

Its the final run in towards Christmas and the following are the opening hours for the Bruff RFC Club shop this week.

Sunday 9th December: 9:45 am – 12:00 pm 

Sunday 16th December: 9:45 am – 12:00 pm 

Tuesday 18th December: 19:30 pm – 20:30 pm 

Wednesday 19th December: 19:30 pm – 20:30 pm

Friday 21st December: 19:00 pm – 20:30 pm

The shop will NOT be open after these dates until the 6th January so don’t be disappointed.

Spirit Of Rugby – Bruff RFC

 Adult Rugby, Club, Underage, Youth  Comments Off on Spirit Of Rugby – Bruff RFC
Nov 022018

Ahead of the Bruff RFC Senior Match this weekend at Kilballyowen Park against Seapoint RFC we all need to be mindful of the Spirit of Rugby through which the game is played.

To that end please bear in mind the following when attending the game.

Game Kicks off at 2:30 pm Saturday 3rd November.



James Keating Mini Rugby Festival – 2018

 Club, Underage, Youth  Comments Off on James Keating Mini Rugby Festival – 2018
Oct 312018

The James Keating Memorial Mini Rugby festival was held on the 29th October Bank Holiday Monday at Kilballyowen Park.

This year we had a total of 15 teams who participated in the highly regarded Under 12 Mini Rugby festival. The Keating Cup Final was between Kanturk RFC and Newcastlewest RFC where a strong Kanturk team won out in the end on a score line of 6 – 2. The Keating Cup Final was refereed by John Lacey who did an excellent job on the day. The result meant that the Keating Cup headed away from Kilballyowen for the first time in five years.

The Kilballyowen Perpetual Shield was contested by Bruff Bears and Mallow RFC. The Shield final was a very entertaining game refereed by Andy Brace who gave both teams good advice and instruction though out the match. When the final whistle blew the Bruff Bears were victorious on a score line of 4 – 2 to the delight of the Bruff supporters.

The Impact Rugby Perpetual Shield was won on the day by Cashel RFC where the game was refereed by George Clancy.

A special word of thanks to all the helpers on the day, the Keating family & friends who looked after and provided hot food for each of the teams that participated. The Ladies Committee who as usual did an excellent job in running the tuck shop and the bar staff who kept everyone refreshed. Thanks also to the pitch co-ordinators and to those who looked after the car park and made it safe for all the festival patrons. Thanks also to the Civil Defence who provided medical assistance on the day when required.

A massive thanks to the Munster Association Referees (MAR) with their assistance, through the provision of five MAR referees being made available on the day. Additionally, we had three Elite International Referees present to referees the matches and the three finals, Andy Brace, John Lacey and Bruff’s very own George Clancy.

Without the referees the day wouldn’t have been the success that it was and the players wouldn’t have enjoyed the festival as much as they did. The coaches and players from all the teams that attended on the day couldn’t give enough praise to all the referees that officiated on the day.

All of the above contributed to a very successful 33rd James Keating Mini Ruby Memorial festival where memories are made.

Bruff Bears – Kilballyowen Shield Winners – 2018