Jan 292015
Peter Malone Wanderers

Our first fifteen take on Old Crescent tomorrow, Friday, in Kilballyowen at 7.30pm. This is a crucial game for the firsts, who are on level points with this week’s opponents on the league table. Please come out and support the lads in our final local derby of this season.

The team lines out as follows; 1.Davy Horan 2.Johnny Clery 3.Keith Laffan 4.Mike Cooke 5.Tom O’Dwyer 6.Danny Keogh 7.Andy White 8.Jake Considine 9.Tony Cahill 10.Dave O’Grady 11.Sean Darcy 12.Darragh Mulcahy 13.Brian Cahill 14.Paudi Kilcoyne 15.Brendan Deady

Jan 282015

thanks to Dick Leonard who has made some changes to the website to make it easier to navigate. Click on the picture to see the changes that have been made.

Bruff website

 Posted by at 10:20 am
Jan 282015
the u18's KO their Pan Munster Campaign this weekend
Day Team Competition Opposition Venue Time
Friday 30th Seniors UBL Old Cresent Kilballyowen 7.30pm
Saturday 31st U18’s Pan Munster Clonmel Kilballyowen 1.00pm
Sunday Feb 1st Ladies League Richmond Canal Bank 1.00pm
Sunday Feb 1st J1 Junior Cup Garryowen Kilballyowen 2.00pm
 Posted by at 9:28 am
Jan 272015
Bruff u17's retro styling

Bruff u17's retro styling

Pic: Bruff U17’s wearing the original jerseys from the convent in Bruff

UBL Div 2b

Navan Vrs Bruff

The seniors played their first competitive game of 2015 when they travelled away to Navan on Saturday in round 9 of the UBL. Only 1 point and 1 place separated the teams going into the game so it was always going to be a tight affair.

Bruff were first to score and went into a 7-nil lead thanks to a Johnnie Clery try from the back of a well worked maul.  Declan Bannon has now emigrated to NZL so Paul Downes who has taken over the kicking duties stepped up to add the conversion.

Navan hit back with 10 points of their own before half-time and went into the break 10-7 ahead scoring a converted try and a penalty,

Paul Downes kicked a penalty for Bruff shortly after the restart to make it all square, before Navan scored a second converted try to make it 17-10 to the home side.

But it was Bruff who finished stronger scoring two more converted tries before the end of a 49 minute second half. Scrum half Tony Cahill provided the first of the 2 second half try’s breaking from the back of a maul to go over for the 5 pointer. The final Bruff try came after player/coach Brendan Deady made a clean line break from the Bruff half of the field before linking with Bruff’s openside flanker Andrew White who finished off the move in style.

Both tries were converted by Downes and Bruff made the 255km trip home happy with the 4 points on the table.

The win moved Bruff up to 7th position on 24pts with 4 wins 2 draws and 3 loses.

Next up for Bruff is a home game in Kilballyowen Vrs Old Crescent. The game has a 7.30 ko on Friday night. Supporters are asked to arrive early as a big crowd is expected for this Limerick derby game.


Team was: 1.Davie Horan 2. John Clery 3.Keith Laffan 22.Tom O Dwyer 5.Barry Laffan 6.Mike Cooke7.Andrew White 8. Jake Considine 9.Tony Cahill 10. Paul Downes 11.Brendan Deady 12. Darragh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Paidi Kilcoyne 15.Dave O Grady 16.Stephen Foster 17.Ger O Connell 18.Kieran Downey 19. Brian Cahill 20 Mark Cosgrove

The 2nds played Old Crescent under lights on Monday night in the last round of the Senior 2nd League. With the Junior cup just around the corner it proved a good workout with a number of returning players getting a run out before the cup begins. Bruff had trys from Eric Finn, Mark Cosgrove, Marcus Mulvihill & Mike Carroll. Owen Quinn kicked 8 points to make the score 28-16 to Bruff.

Underage Rugby

With no competitive fixtures last weekend the u16’s and 17’s played each other in a training game on Sunday morning. In a very competitive game the u17’s eventually ran out winner by 6 try’s to 5.

The u18’s played St Munchins in a friendly on Friday night losing by 2 points 14-12.

The draw for the pan Munster league was made last weekend with the u16’s and 18’s getting very tough draws.

The u16’s are grouped with Waterford City, Dolphin, Muskerry & Killorglin, While the u18 drew Clonmel, Waterpark, Bantry Bay & Shannon. The u18’s get their campaign underway on Saturday with a home game against the Denis Leamy coached Clonmel. The games ko’s at 1pm in Bruff and all support would be welcomed

 Posted by at 12:21 pm
Jan 232015

DSC_0112The first fifteen play their first Ulster Bank League game of 2015 tomorrow, Saturday, in Navan. The game is at 2.30pm and the team lines out as follows; 1.Davy Horan 2.Johnny Clery 3.Keith Laffan 4.Tom O’Dwyer 5.Barry Laffan 6.Mike Cooke 7.Andrew White 8.Jake Considine 9.Tony Cahill 10.Paul Downes 11.Paidi Kilcoyne 12.Darragh Mulcahy 13.Sean Darcy 14.Brendan Deady 15.Davy O’Grady. Subs; 16.Ger O’Connell 17.Ciaran Downey 18.Stephen Foster 19.Mark Cosgrove 20.Brian Cahill