Dec 122011

Vince Lombardi the great American football coach once said “gentlemen we will pursue excellence, knowing we will never catch it but along the way we might reach brilliance.” Well Tommy O’ Dwyers charges continue to pursue excellence in their beating of Thomond. The attitude, ( for this viewer), was summed up in Shane Doona’s  firm but fair lecture to a team colleague who ignored a 5 man overlap which cost his team a try.  Already well ahead on the score board at this stage,Doona wasn’t letting the mistake go unmentioned, and Bruff soon crossed the white line again, but the point was made.  Some brilliant forward play combined with hard fast running from the backs saw Bruff win on a scoreline of 41-14 against a spirited Thomond 15.   Leading 27-7 at half time, alot of the hard work had been done “up the hill”, in the 1st half.  Try scorers on the day were Shane Doona (2) Gavin Reidy (2) Cian Tierney,Jamie Ahern and Darren Cosgrove with one each.  David O’Grady and Adrian Cooke (2) were successful with 2 conversions.  We look forward to the next match.


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