Feb 032021
 

It is with great sadness and regret that Bruff RFC announces the death of our former president and one of our longest standing committee members, David O’ Keeffe.

David served from the earliest days of the club, not least as “head chef” in the first club barbecue in the Grove in Bruff in 1972. He held many positions within the club up to and including President. He was involved in the layout of our first home pitch after the land was transferred from “The Colonel”, he designed the original clubhouse opened in 1977 and the dressing room and storage buildings later in the late 80’s and early 90’s and as PRO for Bruff RFC during a lot of the 80’s and 90’s as well as during the early 2000’s. He also served as Hon Sec for many years and along with his daughters Rachel and Gráinne, was instrumental in bringing female participation through Tag Rugby to Bruff RFC during the 2000’s. During the many huge Barbecues in Bruff over the years, David would be found in the kitchen taking care of an oven or manning a Barbecue roasting a pig or cooking burgers.

David served the club as president during the transition from Junior to Senior status in 2004 fittingly being the last Junior club President and the first Senior club President. A lifelong Fine Gael member and delegate, he was known through both rugby and political circles as a fiercely passionate debater, he loved discussion and discourse, and could talk and debate with anyone on almost any given subject. He travelled the country representing Bruff RFC at many pre-match lunches, as well as a constant presence at all of the home games throughout the Club’s senior years, his lively discussions bringing joy and fun to all. The Passing of his lovely wife Margaret was a loss felt keenly by all in Bruff RFC at the time, but rather than wallowing in her loss, David kept himself interested and involved in the club right up to the end.  

He dealt with Illness gracefully and prior to his admission to hospital, was involved in committee meetings right up to last October.

To Rachel and Gráinne, we share in your loss and sorrow. his passing is sorely felt.

Ar Dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Dec 042020
 

The Club shop is open every Sunday morning from 9:45 am until 12:30 pm and again on Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 7pm until 8:15pm.

This year we have a new Bruff RFC hybrid jacket in stock which comes in sizes from Medium Boy, Large Boy, X Large Boy, Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult, 2XL, 3XL. The jacket has the 50th Anniversary emblem on the sleeve. Limited quantity available in all sizes.

All other gear including gear bags, half zips, skinny pants, trainer tops, jerseys, shorts and socks are in stock. We also have rugby balls, Size 3, 4 and 5 in stock.

If you require any additional information, contact Bernard on 086 – 8030037.

Bruff RFC Hybrid Jacket, 50th Anniversary

Oct 212020
 

Following on from the governments decision to go to increased levels this week, Bruff RFC Covid committee have discussed the current situation following the rapid increase in Covid 19 cases both nationally and locally, and within our local schools and parishes.

We as a club are unique in that our catchment area takes in a lot of parishes and localities that lie outside a 5km limit or even a 10km limit. While we realise that the lockdown will increase the strain on parents and children, and we take very seriously our responsibilities as an outlet for people to congregate in a safe and distanced manner, it is with heavy hearts that we have come to the decision that it is in the best interests of the health of all of our players, coaches and members that as a club that we stand down training at all levels including underage with immediate effect for the next 4 weeks. We intend to have a review of this decision on Monday 16th November.

We hope that this current national lockdown will allow for rugby in Bruff RFC to be able to take place again soon in a safe and responsible manner.

Please everyone take care and stay safe and we hope to see you all back in the club again as soon as possible.