Sep 222016
 
John Hogan who was a try scorer at the weekend

Seniors Vs Boyne

The seniors got their UBL campaign underway on Saturday with an away trip to Boyne. Bruff won the corresponding fixture 15-23 last season and were hoping to repeat last year’s exploits again on Saturday.

Bruff had already played two competitive fixtures this season losing 14.3 to Shannon in the Charity cup and 42.24 away to UCC in the Munster senior cup.

Bruff started slow and were down 5 nil after seven minute conceding from a set move off the back of the Boyne Scrum. Bruff’s response was immediate scoring a converted try just five minutes later with Cillian Rea getting the touch down after a clean line break from the middle of the field. Bruff were forced to defend for the next fifteen minutes and were fortunate not to concede on a number of occasions. But it Bruff who would strike next scoring an excellent individual try from Mark Cosgrove. The flying winger showed some great footballing skills to twice chip over the Boyne defence before dotting the ball down for his first try of the season. The home side bounced back and managed to score just on the stroke of half time to leave it 12-10 to Bruff at the break.

Bruff opened the second half strongest but were sucker punched after fifteen minutes when Boyne broke from their own half to score a break-away try from deep. The conversion was added and Bruff now trailed 12-17.  Again Bruff responded well and came up with another try on seventy minutes after some good forward play in the home sides 22. Hooker John Hogan broke from the back of a maul to score his second try in as many games. David O Grady kicked his second conversion of the day to make it 19-17 to Bruff. Unfortunately the lead was short lived and Boyne added another converted try with only a few minutes remaining to win on a score line of 19-24.

 

Bruff Team: 1.Dave Horan 2.Johnny Hogan 3. Brendan Keogh 4.Sean Hartigan 5.Neilus Keogh 6.Cillian Rea 7.Mikey Cooke 8.Paddy Clery 9.Davy O Grady 10.Tony Cahill 11. Mark Cosgrove 12. Eric Finn 13. Jack O Grady 14.Kevin McManus 15. Barry Enright 16. Keith Laffan 17. Timothy Quirke 18. Tom O Brien 19 Tadgh O Dwyer 20 Shane Doona

Next Game:

Midleton are the visitors to Kilballyowen this weekend for round 2 of the UBL. The East Cork team hit the ground running last weekend recording a 30-9 opening day victory over Kanturk. Kick- off is 2.30pm in Bruff and all support would be welcomed for this first home game of the league.

Bruff Players in Action with Munster.

Last weekend saw the concluding rounds of the Youths inter-pro’s. There were a number of Bruff players in action with Munster with mixed results for the teams involved. The Munster U19’s were in action in Anglesea Road on Saturday afternoon where they were beaten 20-9 in a title decider. Liam Barrett and Ordhan Ring started for Munster with both players giving good accounts of themselves’ s on the day.

The Munster U18 Clubs side were also in action on Saturday winning the Interprovincial title for the first time in 13 years. Bruff’s Fionn Flanagan was at tight head Prop for the decider against Connaught which saw Munster win out 35-17.

Congrats to all players involved, we look forward to seeing you all back in Kilballyowen this week.

Underage:

Reminder that the underage rugby season is now back in full flow. Mini Rugby (u7’s to u12’s) training is at 10.30am on Sunday mornings with youths training from 11.35am and it’s still not too late to join. If you or someone you know is interested in playing please make contact with any of the coaches or committee members listed on the Bruff RFC website.

 Posted by at 1:37 pm
Sep 162016
 
Tony Cahill, Club captain 16/17

The seniors get their UBL campaign underway on Saturday with an away trip to Boyne. Bruff won the corresponding fixture 15-23 last season and will be hoping to repeat last seasons exploits again on Saturday.

Bruff have already had two competitive fixtures this season losing 14.3 to Shannon in the Charity cup and 42.24 away to UCC last weekend in the Munster senior cup.  Bruff scored four second half tries last weekend from John Hogan, Tony Cahail (2)  and Dave Horan, and will be hoping to build on that performance going into this weekends opening league game.

Best of luck to all involved :

Coaches, Tom Cregan, Conor Hartigan

Manager, John Finn

Captain, Tony Cahill, (vice Captain) John Hogan

Ulster Bank League 2C 16/17 Shamrock Lodge/Boyne 17/09/2016 14:30

 

 Posted by at 10:30 am
Sep 162016
 

The following are the upcoming Youth fixtures and starting time this weekend for the Under 18, Under  15 and Under 13 teams for week ending 18th September 2016.

                                   Underage Youth Fixtures Week Ending 18th September          

Age Grade

Date Home Team Away Team Venue Time

Under 18

18 September 2018

Bruff RFC

V

Old Crescent RFC

Kilballyowen

12:15

Under 15

18 September 2018

Bruff RFC

V

Young Munster RFC

Derryknockane

11:30

Under 13 18 September 2018 Bruff RFC V Abbeyfeale RFC Abbeyfeale

11:30

 

Please Take Care when entering and leaving the car park on Sunday morning as there will be a lot of activity at the club with all mini rugby commencing at 10:30 am until 11:30 am.

Safety Comes first and is our priority.

Your help with this is appreciated.

Sep 022016
 
Ordhan Ring in action for Bruff, starts from the Bench for Munster u19's

Munster are in action in a number of interprovincial games this weekend with Bruff well represented at u18 & u19 level.

The u19s face Connacht on Saturday, 3rd September at Thomond Park Stadium (ko 2.30pm) with Liam Barrett and Ordhan Ring both involved with the match day Squad

The u18’s will travel to Rainey Old Boys RFC to take on Ulster on Saturday, 3rd September (ko 1pm). Fionn Flanagan and John Bateman represent Bruff in this fixture with Flanagan starting at loose head prop.

Best of luck to the 4 Bruff players and all the Munster teams in action over the weekend.

Liam Barrett centre

Liam Barrett centre

 Posted by at 6:09 pm
Sep 022016
 

It’s the first weekend of the new rugby season for 2016 – 2017 and believe it or not there are some games on in Kilballyowen this weekend.  We would also like to wish the new generation of Bruff RFC players the very best of luck this Sunday morning at 10:30 am when they start training. We hope they have fun, friendship, enjoy playing rugby. Signage will indicate the pitches allocated to each of the relevant age groups, please use the pitches allocated.

The following are the upcoming fixtures for the initial week of the 2016 – 2017 Underage rugby season.  

The Under 14 team are home in Kilballyowen versus Ennis RFC in Sunday morning in the in a friendly match which has a starting time of 11:00 am.

The Under 15 team are at home in Kilballyowen versus Newcastlewest RFC in a in the first round of the league Sunday morning which has a starting time of 12:15 pm.

The Under 16 team are at home in Kilballyowen versus Young Munster RFC also Sunday morning which has a starting time of 12:00 pm.

Dressing Rooms will be allocated to each team, please use those allocated.

       

Please Take Care when entering and leaving the car park on Sunday morning as it’s the first day back and there will be a lot of activity at the club and in the Carpark. Your help with this is appreciated.