Aug 112009

Full house in Bruff RFC.


Last Friday night saw a completely packed house in Kilballyowen for the Bruff RFC charity night in aid of the Coiscéim Eile Lokomat Appeal.
The evening kicked off with an hour of music from the brilliant Cáirde Ceoil, who have an album being released in the very near future. There wasn’t a space left in the house before the kickoff with people trooping in from about 7:30pm onwards to ensure that they got a good seat, although fear of the following act may have caused an initial rush to the seats farthest from the aisles.
After the interval, Comedian Jon Kenny took to the stage and what followed was an hour and a half of absolutely brilliant mayhem, with sketches covering everything from Puberty and growing up in Hospital to Rugby with even Munster, Lansdowne and D4 Leinster supporters on the receiving end. Without sounding biased, this was probably the best gig that I have ever seen Jon perform. He had the audience in the palm of his hand from start to finish, rolling in the aisles one minute and you could hear a pin drop the next, more than ably backed up with his guitar and Ivor Ottley on strings for the musical sections. To put it simply, he was on fire, an absolutely fabulous night.
After another interval, we continued with the Auction of Sports memorabilia, with signed Munster, Ireland and Lions jerseys , Thomond Park Prints, Limerick Football Team Jersey and Ruby Walsh’s Britches from the Galway Races all going under the hammer, brilliantly conducted by the Master of Ceremonies for the night, former Auctioneer and Chairman of Limerick Co. Co. Matt O’ Callaghan. Following a raffle draw conducted by Joan Ryan of Coiscéim Eile for the remainder of the prizes kindly donated by our many, many thoughtful sponsors, the night finally drew to a close finishing off with a disco courtesy of Club DJ Eugene O’ Sullivan into the small hours.
A great success, the night proved a few things to us. Firstly that local sporting organisations and the general local community are still very willing to support noble causes when they need it most and secondly that here at Bruff RFC, we are more than capable of running and holding any kind of event from a fantastic night like this to Christening parties, First communion parties, Weekend long events like the Irish Caravan and Camping Club Rally last May Bank Holiday, all day events like this coming weekend’s Tag Rugby blitz or a 21st Birthday Party.

Closing the curtain on Friday night, all of us at Bruff RFC would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped this night become the fantastic success that it was, our many sponsors, entertainers, ticket sellers and finally to all of you, the general public that bought tickets, donated and turned up on the night. If anyone would still like to contribute to the fund, the paypal link for donations will remain on the website.


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