Bruff J2 make McInerney Final

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Mar 232009

Bruff put away a spirited Shannon side in Coonagh on Saturday in the McInerney cup Semi-final..

At Half-time Bruff led by 6 points to three courtesy of two Richie McAuliffe penalties.

Shannon fought back early in the second half with a converted try on 52 mins but Bruff struck again less than ten minutes later with a try by Mike Fitzgerald and successfully closed out the last quarter to come away with the win.

Bruff Scores: McAuliffe pens 7 and 22 minutes. and Mike Fitzgerald try on 60 mins.

Final Score 11-10

Team: S. Shea, T. Quirke, J. Donworth, S. Danaher, P. Fogarty, D. Power, M. Hennessy, J. Power, N. McCarthy, D. Clarke, M. Fitzgerald, M. McCarthy, P. Twomey, E. O’ Shea, R.McAuliffe,

Subs: S.Sheehan (R. T. Quirke, 65), J. McCarthy (R. D.Power, 55mins) R.Kirby, (R. M.McCarthy, 22mins), J. Guiney, B. Begley, R. Deady.

Fixtures 7th / 8th / 9th November

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Nov 042008

Saturday 8th

Munster Senior Cup 1/4 Final

Dolphin v Bruff

Musgrave Park 2pm ET

Gleeson League

Abbeyfeale v Bruff J2

Abbeyfeale KO 1:30pm


Bruff v Shannon

Kilballyowen Park KO 1:00 pm

Sunday 9th


Bruff v Young Munster

Kilballyowen Park  KO 2:30pm

Friday 14th


Bruff v Garryowen

Kilballyowen Park (Underlights) KO 7:30pm

Oct 212008
Thomond Park Panorama Picture Photo

Thomond Park Panorama Picture Photo

The above is a much cut down version of a much better panorama photo I promised to do since the place opened.

Clicking on the picture should take you to a bigger version of the photograph. The Original is absolutely huge, measuring 120cms x 37 cm when printed at full 240 DPI resolution.

This is up for grabs if people want a print. Photo or Canvas Paper, I’ll put whatever title you wish on it.

The print is much richer and a bit darker than the on screen version. The colours are much richer.

Offers if you want one. I’m Easily Bribed 🙂 .


Photos: Bruff Win U15 and U18 North Munster Cups earlier tonight.

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May 012008

The season’s games wrapped up with the North Munster Cups for the U15 and U18 squads this evening with two great wins.

The U15’s kicked off this great evening’s entertainment with a comeback from a 10-0 lead by Newcastle West after twenty five minutes with a try by Aaron Costelloe. Second half started with a big push with Bruff really straightening their running lines and much improved all round. Five minutes in full back Paul Doona ran a great looping run from midfield, backing himself to burn three Newcastle tacklers on the outside and finishing in the corner levelling the game at ten points apiece. Ten minutes later he scored his second to win the final by 15 points to 10, This was the first time to beat NCW in their last five outings and was a great display by both sides.

The U18’s had Shannon and to be fair took this game by the scruff off the neck early on. Tries by Andrew Whyte and Barry Enright, with Barry slotting over a conversion for his own against one Shannon penalty gave Bruff a 12-3 lead going into the break. An early try in the second half by Cathal O’ Rourke created a little daylight between the scores but at this stage Shannon were very strong in attack and with ten minutes to go after a Second try by Whyte and conversion by Barry Enright to a converted try to Shannon it was looking a little hairy. But Bruff finished very strongly and with a final try by Paul Browne and the conversion by Enright Bruff withstood the final assaults by shannon who ran in one further consolation try.

Final Score Bruff 31 Shannon 17.

Click here for the U15 Final Photos.

Click Here for the U18 Final Photos.