Mar 172017
 

As a reminder we are going on our annual St. Patricks Day walk today leaving the Clubhouse in Kilballyowen at 1 pm and go our usual route via the Bulgaden road towards Bruff. We are asking that all Mini Rugby and Youth Players take part in the walk on the day.

  • We will meet at approximately 2:00 pm at the bridge  (Bulgaden Road side) in Bruff.
  • This year to participate in the St. Patricks Day parade in Bruff which starts at 2:30 pm.
  • We would ask that any underage child OR parent walking in the parade would wear their Bruff jersey on the day.
  • The parade consists of walking up the town, turning around at the monument and then heading back down the town to the starting point where the parade will finish.
  • At this point in time the Underage walk will also finish, we will Not be walking back to the Clubhouse after the parade finishes.
  • The parade will finish around 4 pm and parents can collect their child/children at the bridge in Bruff where the parade started.
  • All Club members are more than welcome to join us in the parade.
Mar 052017
 

The Bruff Under 16 team made the trip to Waterpark today but unfortunately the trip turned out to be an unsuccessful one. The Bruff lads were up against a stronger well drilled Waterpark side. All the Waterpark scores were in the first half withe the exception of one try in the second half. Though the Bruff lads put in a stronger second half the game finished 22 – 0 to Waterpark. Well done to the lads in getting this far in the competition and showing that even with a small panel of players you can achieve beyond expectations.

Feb 262017
 

This pan Munster playoff match was not for the faint hearted. Bruff opened the scoring on 25 min. Penalty by Jack Barrett. The half time score was  3 – 0 to Bruff. With 45 mins gone Bruff scored the first try through Brendan Gleeson,  good work by the forwards for Gleeson to crash over to make the score 8 -0 to Bruff .

Young Munster got into the game on the 50 minute with a converted try  to make the score 8-7. Young. Munster reaped rewards from Bruff errors to score their second try on 55 minutes which was converted to make it 14-8 to the cookies. With Baltic conditions and the wind blowing into their faces and time running out it looked as if it wasn’t going to be our day. Through a great break by Robbie Holmes from his own 22 m to the cookies 22 m set up the final few minutes of drama. The Bruff forwards rucked and mauled their way to the cookies try line for Sean Cregan to crash over  to make the score 14 -13 to Young Munster. The drama was to continue with Ross O’ Brien May stepping up to take the convert. To every one on the side line this kick looked an easy kick. Not the normal place kicker Ross stepped up with great composure to slot the kick 15-14 to Bruff.

The last four minutes seemed to last forever but Bruff showed great character to see out the game and win. Well done to team and coaches on reaching the last 8 in the pan Munster. For the parents looking for something to do next Sunday it’s a trip to Waterford to take on Waterpark in the Pan Munster Quarter Final.

Feb 202017
 

Bruff u20’s will contest the semi-final of the league vs UCC next Saturday Feb 25th thanks to a 35-21 win over UL Boh’s at home in Kilballyowen at the weekend. Bruff went into last weekends game knowing they needed a bonus point win to ensure a play-off place in what was the last round of the league phase of the competition. The pressure didn’t get to them and they delivered in style securing the try bonus before half time. Bruff had 2 tries each from Dylan Reeves-Wasik and Liam Barret with Cian Clifford also getting in for a try. Kevin Mcmanus provided the extras from the boot.

Saturdays game will be a massive challenge travelling to face the run away league leaders UCC in the Mardyke. But Bruff will not fear their opponents haven already beaten them 10-21 when the sides met in early January.

Fixture- UCC u20’s Vs Bruff u20’s – 2.30pm Venue- The Mardyke – Saturday Feb 25th

Squad

Brady Day, Thomas Quigley, Jack Fitzgerald, Tadgh O Dwyer, Cian Mulqueen, Brian Bulfin, Paul Treacy, Sean Hartigan, Niall Byrnes, Cian Clifford, Liam Treacy, Jack O Grady, Conor Fitzpatrick, Liam Barrett, Kevin McManus, Shane Breen, Darren O Farrell, Gareth Cooke, Matten Lockart O Dea, John Bulfin, David Maloney, Thomas Breen, Fergal Cooke, Dylan Reeves- Wasik, Adam Sheehy, Stephen Dunworth, David Moloney, Anthony Foley.

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