Fixtures w/e 22nd – 23rd Nov

 Posted by on 19 November, 2014  Fixtures, Underage
Nov 192014

With all of the adult teams off this weekend it’ll be the under-age section of the club that will have the spot-light on Sunday. There are 3 home games in Kilballyowen with the U14’s first off in a top of the table clash with Pres/Richmond at 11.30am

The u15’s Ko off at 12pm and the U16’s who are sitting at the top of the league in action at 12.30pm. A entertaining mornings rugby is guaranteed so please come out and support.

Day Team Competition Opposition Venue Time
Sunday 23rd u14’s League pres-Richmond Kilballyowen 11.30am
Sunday 23rd u15’s League Garryowen Kilballyowen 12pm
Sunday 23rd U16’s League pres-Richmond Kilballyowen 12.30pm

Underage Results W/E 16th Nov

 Posted by on 17 November, 2014  Underage
Nov 172014

Underage Results

Both the U16’s and 18’s maintained their 100% records with wins over Garryowen & Ennis respectively at the weekend

The U18’s had a 26-6 win on Sunday away to Ennis in the north Munster U18’s league. Bruff try scorers were Dylan Reeves-Wasik, Kevin McManus (2) & Darren Kennedy. Kevin McManus was on kicking duties landing 3 conversions.

Squad- Kevin McManus, Dean O’Shea, Odhran Ring, Thomas Breen, Darren Kennedy, Matthew Lockhart O’Dea, Tadgh Leddin, Brady Day, Thomas Quigley, Darragh Moore, Cian Mulqueen, Fearghal Cooke, Gareth Cooke, Conor Fitzpatrick, Simon Divilly, Jack Fitzgerald, Brian Bulfin, David Crofton Young, David Moloney, Cian Clifford, John Bulfin, Jack O’Grady, Dylan Reeves- Wasik, Niall Byrne , Sean Hartigan ,Adam Sheehy ,Cormac Daly ,Aaron Daly ,Lorcan Hayes

Sean McCarthy was the hero for the U16’s who were away to Garryowen in Dooradoyle on Sunday afternoon. McCarthy came off the bench to score an impressive 50m solo effort which sealed a 35-20 victory over the light blues. Bruff lead 23-10 at half-time thanks to trys from Mike O Grady, John Bateman and a fine intercepted try from Jason Fitzgibbon. Out half Bateman also chipped in with 1 conversion and 2 penalties in the opening 40. Garryowen pushed hard in the 2nd half but a 2nd try for Jason Fitzgibbon gave Bruff a bit of breathing space before substitute McCarthy scored the try of the game which was converted by John Bateman.

Squad, U16s Callum Winship, Jamie Carey, Michael O’Grady, John Bateman, Jason Fitzgibbon, David Carroll, Martin Carew, Liam Cunningham, Jack O’Malley, Donnacha McCarthy, Jerry O’Dea, Daniel Gleeson, Bradley Riordan, Michael O’Donovan, Joseph O’Connell, Niall Breen, James Hanly, Seamas Bulaeir, Gearoid Moynihan, Declan Kenny, Mark Hanly, Shea Dunworth , Jamie McCarthy , Jack Houlihan, Jack O Connell, Sean McCarthy & Jonathon Fitzpatrick.

Adult Rugby Round up w/e 16th Nov

 Posted by on 16 November, 2014  1st XV, Results, U20
Nov 162014
John O Connell left and Ger Foster who were part of a large travelling Bruff support on Saturday

John O Connell left and Ger Foster who were part of a large travelling Bruff support on Saturday

Ulster Bank League Division 2B

Bruff Vrs Tullamore

It was a case of what could have been for the senior team who were away to Tullamore in the UBL league on Saturday. Bruff lead for most of the game but only had a losing bonus point to show for their efforts at the end of the 80 minutes. It was a fantastic game of flowing rugby played in ideal conditions in the Spollanstown venue in Co Offaly.

Cheered on by a large travelling support Bruff were quick to start and had a try after 6 minutes. A Tullamore scrum in the middle of the field was sent retreating causing an untidy pick for the home sides no. 9. Bruff openside Andy White was quick to pounce which caused the ball to squirt out. Scrumhalf Tony Cahill kicked the ball into the Tullamore 22 and good chase by the Bruff backs forced Tullamore into a rash clearance kick. The ever alert Bruff winger Declan Bannon picked up the ball and broke a number of tackles before releasing centre Darragh Mulcahy to score in the corner.

Tullamore didn’t waste much time and replied with a try of their own with 11 minutes on the clock to make the score 5-5. Bruff dominated territory and possession for the next 25 minutes and the pressure was rewarded on the 36 minute mark. Bruff were awarded a scrum on the Tullamore 5 metre line setting up a solid platform for No 8 Jake Considine to pick and drive. Bruff held on to the ball well and after a number of phases Captain Davie Horan borrowed under the Tullmore defence for the 5 pointer. That was the end of the scoring for the opening 40 making it 10-5 to Bruff at half time.

Action from the opening half

Action from the opening half

Tullamore pressed hard for the opening period of the second half but it was Bruff who were first to score. Bruff forced the home team into a knock on and from the resulting scrum out half Davie O Grady put in a huge relieving kick from the Bruff 10 metre line. Again the chase was excellent and Tullamore were forced into giving away a penalty in front of their own posts. Bruff winger Declan Bannon converted the chance to make it 13-5 Bruff.

Again Tullamore were quick to respond and added a converted try on 50 minutes to make it 13-12. On 55 minutes Bruff won a lineout on the Tullamore 10 Metre line. Blind side wing forward Danny Keogh made the hard yards before scrum half Tony Cahill made a cheeky dart around the Tullamore fringes. He released Davie O Grady who set up Paudie Kilcoyne to touch down under the posts. Deccie Bannon added the extras, 20-12 to Bruff. Tullamore again showed their grit and added and converted try on 58 minutes to make it 20-19.

Bruff’s last score of the game came on 72 minutes when a dominant Bruff maul was hauled down 30 metres from goal. Again Bannon stepped up and slotted the kick to make it 23-19 to Bruff.

But it was Tullamore who had the last say. With just 3 minutes left on the clock Tullamore were awarded a penalty which they kicked to touch. Bruff defended the maul well but were unable to stop the Tullamore forwards from crossing the white wash. The conversion was missed and the game finished 23-24 to the home team.

Team was: 1. Davy Horan 2. Johnny Clery 3. Timmy Quirke 22. Ger O’Connell 5. Kevin Madigan 6. Danny Keogh 7. Andy White 8. Jake Considine 9. Tony Cahill 10. Davy O’Grady 11. Declan Bannon 12. Darragh Mulcahy 13. Sean D’arcy 14. Paudie Kilcoyne 15. Brendan Deady 16. Keith Laffan 17. Mike Carroll 18. Mike Cooke 19. Olly White 20. Shane Doona

U20 Donal Walsh Trophy Section B

The u20’s were beaten 19-12 by Old Crescent in Bruff on Saturday. Paul Downes was the only Bruff scorer on the day kicking 4 penalties in a game which never got going for the home team.

Bruff are now on 10 points after 4 games, with 2 wins and 2 loses.

First XV vs. Tullamore

 Posted by on 14 November, 2014  1st XV, Adult Rugby
Nov 142014

The first team take on Tullamore tomorrow in Offaly, going for four wins in a row. The team lines out as follows:

1.Davy Horan 2.Johnny Clery 3.Colm O’Sullivan 22.Ger O’Connell 5.Kevin Madigan 6.Danny Keogh 7.Andy White 8.Jake Considine 9.Tony Cahill 10.Davy O’Grady 11.Declan Bannon 12.Darraagh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Paidi Kilcoyne 15.Brendan Deady 16.Brendan Keogh 17.Ray Roche 18.Mike Cooke 19.Mike Carroll 20.Paul Downes 21.Tommy Carroll 23.Tom O’Dwyer 24.Eamon O’Dea

Updated Fixtures w/e 15th/16th Nov

 Posted by on 12 November, 2014  Fixtures
Nov 122014
Day Team Competition Opposition Venue Time
Saturday 15th Senior UBL Tullamore Spollonstown 2.30 pm
Saturday 15th U20’s League Old Cresent Kilballyowen 2.30 pm
Sunday 16th U18’s League Ennis Ennis 11am
Sunday 16th U16’s League Garryowen Dooradoyle 12.30pm

There is also an u12’s blitz, please contact your coaches for details.

Action from last weekends u20's game. Please come out at support the guys against Old Cresent in Bruff on Saturday

Action from last weekends u20’s game. Please come out and support the guys against Old Cresent in Bruff on Saturday