May 152008

Load, Point rocket launcher at lower appendage, jump and Fire, blow yourself back to Junior Status………….

We used to call it a rocket jump or “RJ” back in the online “Quakeworld” or “Quake arena” playing days, it was the quickest way to get to a high or out of reach place or just get ureself out of trouble with a little backsplash damage from the rocket explosion. Sometimes it bacfired, you hadn’t enough health and the explosion killed ya, Ohh the memories……..Nights wasted blowing the oline enemies to pieces…..

Well, to me it’s the most apt comparison I can make in regard to the antics of Monivea. After all the hard work in Connacht junior 1 league, then to go through the round robin and end up second, gaining another shot at senior status again by beating the second from bottom Senior Div. 3 team, they go and play an illegal player and fake a name or two on a team sheet. Caught by video camera., oooooooer…

You couldn’t make it up could ya????? Shoot yerself in the foot. And it’s such a hard step up to make, it took us three attempts….

Anyway it looks like Mailo’s Waterpark are back in Division 3 (pending an appeal of course….) Let any others who attempt the same in the future beware, WATERPARK REALLY WATCH THEIR VIDEOS..:-)


Miss Limerick in His apartment, and Dublin 4 Slagging: This weeks Hookers Diary

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Apr 232008

Bring the Miss Limerick back to his apartment for tea, and Abusing a Ross-O- Carroll-Kelly-alike, nope we’re not gone mad, it’s just probably the last instalment of the season of :

A Hooker’s Diary . . . with John Hogan – Limerick Today

Bruff Juggernaut meets the ‘Stones Wall.

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Apr 212008

Bruff 23, Instonians 32.

We knew it had to come to an end and in my humble opinion it couldn’t have been averted. Bodies were sore, players went into this match and played with broken bones, some tried to but couldn’t. Backlines and half back pairings had to be rearranged. Aside from all that, It has been brilliant. The years objectives had all been achieved, even though we’re sickened slightly but know that it had to happen.

From mid-season it was obvious that It was always going to come down to this day and even though we had managed to come through the league version of this top table heavyweight match, Saturday was just a bridge too far.

Before the game, the Instonians boys had told us in the pre-match function that everything was going to be run, and it was. What really showed the character of the Bruff squad was that even though they were on the receiving end of a three try drubbing in the first half, right until the last five minutes it could have gone either way. If we were going to lose, I’m glad it was Instonians and I’m glad it was the final. There could have been no more fitting place for it to happen. It showed the rest of the AIL the best that both teams had to offer and what lies in store for next season from the “New Kids” on the block.

Watching the Division 2 final that followed on afterwards, two thoughts entered my head, the first that we should have absolutely no problem in Division two next season as in my opinion either of the division three teams that played in the final could handle the division two finalists (That may be seriously biased!!) the feeling kept coming into my head that next year could see a rematch at the same time and same place.

Anyway well done Instonians, We’ll look forward to our next encounter, although we’ll have to see where that will be played during the league phase of division 2 next season.

To our own guys; players, coaches & back room staff, a sincere THANK YOU. It has been a privilege and a pleasure, and I’m not alone in saying this as can be seen by the standing ovation from the Bruff Horde at the end of the game. Roll on Division 2. First though, I’ll have to go through the withdrawal symptoms for a few weeks. It’s been delayed until now by your success.


Apr 182008

Someone has been leaking some nicknames to the guys running the IRFU Website, as you can see from the preview up on the website today.

They put us slight favourites (I think) depending on how you take the last couple of sentences. Whatever way it pans out, Tomorrow is going to be the toughest test of the season. It’s all or nothing……

Good Luck guys. We’ll be roaring as usual.

Irish Rugby : AIB League Match In Focus: Bruff v Instonians

Link to the Naas match clip on RTE.

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Apr 172008

Just a quickie that I had meant to put up earlier on but just hadn’t gotten around to.

There is a video of the full game going around as well if you want to have a look. Contact Mike O’ Connor as far as I know.

To see the clip you’ll need to have realplayer installed.

Click Here To see the “Against The Head” clip.