Other results from the weekend.

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Oct 132008

J1 Squad: The Seconds had their first game of the MSSL against Highfield yesterday. Highfield turned up in strength with Diarmuid “The Rock” O’ Sullivan playing on the wing. Bruff dominant in the pack but couldn’t translate it to scores on the board, final score of 20 points to 8 was well justified but not really the true story on the day. Bruff: M. Mulvihill, M. Laffan, D. Dowling, E. Maher, M. Collins, A. Kilcoyne, T. Carroll, S. Foster, M.O’ Donnell, K. Laffan, B. Laffan, M. O. Connell, L. McGrath, A. Bourke, D. Keogh. Scores: Bruff: 2 Tries: Danny Keogh, Eoghan Maher, Alan Kilcoyne 2 Conv & 2 Penalties. Total 20. Highfield: 1 try and one penalty. Total 8

J2 : No Game,

U20’s: The U20 team won their friendly last Saturday under lights (5:30 kickoff) against Old Crescent by 14 points to 7.

U18’s: Bruff 20 Vs Young Munster 10.

U16: Friendly Bruff 12, Galwegians 15.

U12 Blitz in Terenure College: Bruff U12’s were invited to this special blitz tournament in Terenure on Sunday last. Bruff beat Armagh, Ballinasloe & Navan along the way finally going down to their hosts Terenure. Jason Robinson & Brian O’ Driscoll were in attendance, our guys really liked Jason Robinson who spent quite a bit of time with them and came across as a really nice guy. Joe Power captained our side and can be seen in the official photo on the website with all the other captains. Coaches Mike O’Donnell, Pat Maher, Ger McNamara & Martin Gennery travelled. Well done to the lads, they did us proud.

Weekly Notes

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Sep 032008

Also on Saturday we will see the return of the J2 squad to action with a friendly against St. Senans with a 4:00 p.m. Kickoff time in Kilballyowen.

Sunday is the first round of the Transfield Cup with the J1 squad lining out against Presentation with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

All underage training will begin next Sunday morning with the Mini rugby (Up to and including U12) starting at 10:30a.m. and Youth (U13 to U18) starting at 11:30 a.m.

The U15’s should have started their League campaign with their first game against Old Crescent in Kilballyowen on Wednesday 3rd September at 7:00.p.m.
Following Sunday (7th) sees their second game at home to Shannon with an 11:30 a.m. kickoff time.

Membership fees for the season will be the same as last year and all members are being contacted by post this week. Again we stress that it is vital that we get an email address and mobile phone number for easy electronic contact with people in regard to tickets and fixtures etc.

Next Committee meeting on Monday Night at 8:00 p.m.

Weekly stuff

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Aug 192008

This week sees a return to actual rugby for most of the Senior squad with their training tour to Birmingham, U.K. this weekend. Flying out on Thursday night, Friday will see them up for two training sessions in facilities very graciously provided by First Division Club Moseley RFC of Birmingham. Saturday sees the first game of the season at Kenilworth RFC, about three quarters of an hour outside Birmingham. Kick off TBC. Saturday night they have off to see the sights of Birmingham and do some local “Cultural” touring before they return on Sunday night. Have a good one guys.

The Centra Munster Rugby Summer Camp is also taking place at Bruff this week also, by the time you read this they should be almost done and dusted. I’ll have pictures up on the website and you  should be able to see more linked from the Munster website over the coming weeks.

U20 and Adult training as usual on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m.

This Friday night sees the East Limerick radio crew in the club for a function on the last weekend of their current licence.

Next Committee meeting on Monday 25th next at 8:00 p.m.

Experimental Law Variations: The Explanations.

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Jul 172008

Some explanations and links regarding the newly installed ELV’s (Lifted directly from the IRFU Site.)

Individual Experimental Law Variations

The following Experimental Law Variations will be implemented by the IRFU for the Domestic Game competition from August 1, 2008 for a 12 month trial

Each ELV is listed below (under the headings of the Law they are a variation of) with downloads


alternatively you can download a copy of the Full ELV Guide HERE


ELV Nr.1 – Assistant Referees are able to assist the referee in any way that the referee requires

Download ELV Nr.1 in PDF format HERE


ELV Nr.2 – In Maul remove reference to head and shoulders not being lower than hips

Download ELV Nr.2 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.3 – Players are able to defend a maul by pulling it down.

Download Video HERE

Download ELV Nr.3 in PDF format HERE


ELV Nr.4 – If a team puts ball back into its own 22 and the ball is subsequently kicked directly into touch, there is no gain in ground

Download Video HERE Download ELV4 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.5 – A quick throw in may be thrown in straight or towards the throwing team’s own goal line

Download Video HERE

Download ELV Nr.5 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.6 – There is no restriction on the number of players from either team who can participate in the linout

Download Video HERE

Download ELV Nr.6 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr. 7 – The receiver at the lineout must be 2 metres away from the lineout

ELV Nr. 8 – The player who is in opposition to the player throwing in the ball must stand in the area between the 5-metre line and the touchline but must be 2 metres away from the 5-metre line

Download ELV Nrs. 7 & 8 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr. 9 – Lineout players may pre-grip a jumper before the ball is thrown in

Download ELV Nr.9 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.10 – The lifting of lineout players is permitted

Download ELV Nr.10 in PDF format HERE


ELV Nr.11 – Introduction of an offside line 5 metres behind the hindmost feet of the scrum

Download ELV Nr.11 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr. 12 – Identification of scrum-half offside lines

Download ELV Nr.12 in PDF format HERE


ELV Nr. 13 – The Corner posts are no longer considered to be touch-in-goal except when the ball is grounded agains the post.

Download ELV Nr. 13 in PDF format HERE

Rugby Summer Camp and Underage Coaching.

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Jul 102008

Mon 18th Friday 22nd august, Rugby Summer Camp , 6-14 year olds.

More details will be announced later on in the month. Keep an eye out here for details.

Underage coaches are being put in place for next season, any new coaches or mentors interested in getting involved in any capacity this coming season should contact Pat Gennery or John O’ Grady on 086-3395925