10 points from the boot for Ritchie McAuliffe plus 2 trys from the Power brothers Joe & Des were enough to see off the Challenge of a well supported St. Senans side in Shannon on Saturday afternoon.
The opening score came early in the first half through the pack. A series of pick and drives was finished off with Des Power crashing over the line. The place kick was converted by McAulliffe who added a penalty to the score line before half time. Bruff went in 10-3 to the good at the break.
Forward dominance again paid off early in the second half. Bruff were awarded a 5 yard scrum after Niall mc and Martin Hennessy got a block on an attempted clearance from the St. Senans number 10. The front row got a good nudge allowing number 8 Joe Power to break from the back and drive over for the try. McAuliffe again stepped up to add the extras. St Senans added 3 more penalties after this before the game was sealed with another 3 pointer for Bruff.
Team. 1 S Sheahan(c)2 T Quirke3S O Shea4S Danagher5J Dunworth6D Power7M Hannessy8J Power9N McCarthy10D Clarke11M Fitzgerald12P Cleary13P Twoomey14J Guiney15R McAulliffe16J McCarthy17N Mcnamara18A Godfrey19P O Shea20R Lynch21E O Shea