Rugby Photos: U13 North Munster Cup Final Photos

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Apr 282009

As promised, here are some of the photos from last nights U13 cup Final between Bruff and Garryowen.

On the rugby front last evening saw the U13 squad complete a triple with their winning of the U13 North Munster Cup. After taking care of Young Munster courtesy of a 16 – 0 scoreline on Friday night last, Monday saw them pitted against Garryowen again in Kilballyowen. After a fabulously tight game with no scoring until the last fifteen minutes, we all felt that whoever scored first would probably come away with the cup. Garryowen kicked a penalty with less than eighteen minutes left on the clock but Fair play to Bruff they dug in their heels and displaying a courage that belied their tender years Ground away at the Garryowen defence until finally with less than two minutes left on the clock Graham Whelan broke away from a ruck with a lovely looping break to the outside left and ran in from thirty meters. Defence then became the order of the day and Bruff had to stiffen their ranks to grind out the last five minutes before erupting with joy on the final whistle from referee Noel Sexton. Final score: Bruff 5 – Garryowen 3. Well done to Captain Kevin Hosford and his squad and to all concerned including mentors and parents and especially to coaches Tommy O’ Dwyer, Liam Doherty , Sean McKenna & Ger Mac who have put in some tremendous work with this great squad of lads. This completed a triple of League, Cup and last week’s Tralee international competition for the season for this team.

Also on Monday, four Bruff lads helped Charleville CBS take home the Munster U15 Cup again in Kilballyowen. Three of the four Bruff players scored all of Charleville’s 26 points in their 26 – 12 win over De Villiers. Two tries from No. 7 Gary Boyce, another from Darren Sheehy in the centre and the Charleville No. 10 David Reidy kicked three penalties and a conversion to bring it home for their school. The fourth Bruffian, Conor Barry, son of famed former Bruff player Dónal from Kilmallock was also instrumental in this victory although the four lads must have been having flashbacks to earlier in the season when due to a clash of jersey colours, the Charleville squad had to line out in a set of Bruff jerseys quickly scrounged before the kickoff. With three U16 Munster selectors present watching proceedings, this game may well have helped these young lads cause no end.

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U13’s win North Munster U13 League.

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Mar 232009

Congratulations to the Under thirteen’s who in a tight encounter in Dooradoyle last Saturday the U13 squad won their top place play-off away against Garryowen.

Half time score Nil all after the twenty five, Garryowen went 5-0 up five minutes  into the second half after a try. Bruff had levelled to 5-5l within another five minutes and finally with four minutes left on the clock Graham Whelan kicked a penalty to give Bruff an 8 – 5 lead which is how the game finished on fifty minutes.


Alex McAuliffe try on 35 mins.

Graham Whelan Penalty on 45 minutes.

Saturdays Team lined out as follows: J. Aherne, K. Rea, B. Keogh, A. McAuliffe, C. O’ Dwyer, P. O’ Connell, E. Costelloe, T. O’ Dwyer, A. Neylon, A. Cooke, J. Doherty, K. Hosford (C), S. Doonagh, D. Cosgrave, G. Whelan.

Subs. and remainder of squad:  M.McKenna, M. Barry, R. Coughlan, D. Glynn, A. O’ Connell, D. O’ Grady (R. A. Cooke on 35 mins), G. Cosgrove, A. Shanahan, C. Birrane, C. Berkery, C. Collopy, E. Finn, A. O’ Sullivan, J. Carew, W. Moloney, J.J.Conway, C. Staunton, D. Prendergast, P. McMahon, P. O’ Mahoney

Weekends results

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Mar 172009

The 3rd XV did have a good run out in the Webb cup going into Fitzgerald park to come away with a win. The Bruff side were ahead at half time and with ten minutes or so left on the clock Thomond fought back to kick a penalty to level the game at 11 all. In the last minute of play, Bruff’s Niall McCarthy ran in the winning try with Richie McAuliffe converting to put a gloss on it. Scorers on the day Mike Fitzgerald (1T), Niall McCarthy (1T) and Richie McAuliffe (2 pens and 1 conv.). Final Score Bruff 18, Thomond 11.

The U13 squad travelled to Scariff for a great win to put them level with Garryowen at the top of the League. This will involve a playoff final for the league to be confirmed later.
Scores from Kevin Hosford (T), Philip O’ Connell (T), Graham Whelan (T & 2 Conv.) and Shane Doonagh (T). Final Score Bruff 24, Scariff 5.
U16 F, Bruff 35 St. Senans 3,
U18 F, Thomond 19, Bruff 5,
U14 Garryowen 27 Bruff 0.

Fixtures this coming weekend:

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Feb 172009

Fixtures this coming week:

Sat 21st:

AIL Div. 2: Bruff V UCC, 2:30 pm

AIL U20: Bruff V Highfield, 1:30pm (TBC, check website)

Sun 22nd :

MSSL: Shannon V Bruff J1, 2:30 pm, Coonagh,



U13: Richmond V Bruff, 11:00am

U14: Bruff V Shannon, 11:00 am

U18: Ennis V Bruff, 12:30 pm Lee’s Rd.

The draw for the Injured players fund takes place after the game on Saturday in the clubhouse so please ensure that all ticket stubs are returned to the committee this before the game takes place.Team entry Numbers for the Annual Tag Twilight League are coming in quickly so if you wish to enter get your team name in quickly.

Next Committee meeting takes place Monday night at 8:00 pm.