Well done to the Junior 2XV who beat Richmond 11-9 at Canal Bank on Saturday last.
The J2 team collected the McInerney Cup for the 5th time in Bruff’s history with a hard fought 11-9 victory over Richmond on Saturday afternoon at Canal Bank.
Richmond had the better of the first half and lead 6-3 at half time with 2 penalties from Ross O Neill. Ritchie McAuliffe kicked the only Bruff score of the opening half. Richmond added another penalty 15 minutes into the second half. This was to be Richmond’s last score of the game. With 20 minutes remaining in the game Bruff began to take control and added two scores to take the lead, a try in the corner from Marcus Mulvihil and a long range penalty from Ritchie McAuliffe which proved to be the winner. Richmond did miss 3 penalties in the last 10 minutes but Bruff showed massive intensity in defence to deny Richmond any try scoring opportunity.
John Hayes now joins Richard Leonard, John Dunworth(2) and Darren Sheehan on the list of winning Bruff captains for this competition.
1.Seamus Sheahan 2. Bob Kiely 3. Timmy Quirke 4. Des Power 5.Barry Laffan 6. James McCarthy 7. John Hayes(c) 8. Mike McCarthy 9. Eoghan O Shea 10. Barry Enright 11. Noel Forde 12. Dave Conway 13. Brian O Connor 14. Richard McAuliffe 15. Marcus Mulvihill 16 Graham Bolger 17 Kevin O Carroll 18 Tony Clancy 19 Donagh McCarthy 20 Martin Hennessy 21. Kevin O Sullivan