Sep 082009
Paudie O' Brien beign cleared over

Paudie O' Brien being cleared over

The J1 Adult rugby season kicked off with their Transfield cup match against UL Bohemians on the main pitch which had been re-lined once the rain had stopped. With the aid of a very strong breeze the UL Boh’s side went into the break with a 10 point lead courtesy of a penalty by Ed Torrie followed with a try by , and the extras again added by.
The second half again saw a fantastic turnaround with Bruff gaining five points back following an extremely well worked try, play passing over and back across the field until Eoghan Maher finally broke the Bohs line from about twenty meters and with a lovely mazy run got in. UL Bohemians fought back to score another five pointer but despite an onslaught on the Bohs line for the final ten minutes the gallant Bruff side were unable to breach the staunch Bohemians defence and eventually came out on the losing side of the 15 points to 5 scoreline.
While not quite a battle of the veterans, It was great to see a return to rugby for former club Captain Brian McMahon who played the full eighty in his usual second Row position. Brian was the club captain in Bruff when we turned from Junior to Senior. While we’re on the subject of Veterans, I was delighted to see life in another old dog with Former Newport Veteran (and I mean veteran, we were in the same class in school together) Shamy Hassett getting the last fifteen minutes as hooker for UL Boh’s, throwing darts straighter than ever.
A good day out for all despite the early morning torrents.

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