The u18’s & 16s are both into the semi final of the Pan Munster league’s thanks to victories over Cork opposition at the weekend.
The 18’s were first into action coming away from Cork with a 32-14 win over Highfield. Bruff were 15-0 up at half time thanks to 2 trys from Mattew O Dea and 5 points from the boot of Kevin McManus.
Bruff added 3 second half trys from McManus, Dylan Reeves-Wasik and Jack O Grady.
Waterpark provide the opposition for the Munster Semi final which is due to be played next Saturday in Bruff.
The u16’s were at home to Clonakilty on Sunday and had to produce their best display of the season to come away with the win. Bruff started well and attacked Clonakilty right from the off. Clon showed great defence and kept Bruff at bay until a long Mikey O Grady pass put Jason Fitzgibbon away to score in the corner.
Bruffs second try was a great team effort with no8 Liam Cunnigham making a fantastic 50 metre run into the Clon 22. He showed great balance and foot work to beat a number of defenders before being eventually taken down. Bruff to there credit showed great support and didn’t panic when Cunnigham was taken down. They recycled well before moving to ball from right to left. Mikey O Grady received a nice pass from No.10 John Bateman and slipped the covering defence to go in under the posts. Bateman converted to make it 12-3 at half time.
Jack O Malley added a 3rd Bruff try early in the second half, the blind side flanker crashing over off the back of a well set maul. But it was Clon who were to finish the stronger and Bruff were forced to defend for the last 25 minutes of the game. Clon added a late try but that was all they had to show for a great 2nd half effort. It finished 17-8 to Bruff.
Younger Munsters are up next in the Pan Munster semi final, which is to be played next Sunday in Tom Clifford Park