UBL resumes this weekend
This Saturday the 12th of September sees the KO of the UBL with 1st XV travelling away to Dundalk. Bruff have a new head coach this year with Tony Trehy coming in to take over from Brendan Deady and Brian Cahill who are focusing on playing
Tony is no stranger to Bruff having played for a number of seasons in the mid 00’s before leaving to concentrate on coaching. Indeed it has been a fruitful number of years for Tony who has played a big part in the success of Crescent Comp in recent times. Tony also has experience at inter-pro level where he was involved with a number of Munster representative teams.Upfront Mikey Carroll stays on to look after the forwards with John Finn going into his 2nd year as Manager.
Andrew White takes up the roll of Club Capitan with Tony Cahill supporting him as Vice-Captain.
The season kicked off 2 weeks ago with a 26-13 away defeat to UL Bohs in the charity cup. Bruff scores coming from a penalty try and 8 points from the boot of David O Grady. The young out-half picking up from where he left off last season, in good form and showing the ability to run a game.
Bruff also took the opportunity to blood some new faces with Sean Hartigan and Liam Treacy getting their first competitive starts for the seniors.
We’d all like to wish the Seniors well for the coming season.
U20’s North Munster League
The U20’s were also in action last week winning 28-8 away to NCW Estuary in the North Munster League. Brian Fanning, Eamon O Dea & Billy O Donoghue were in good form scoring trys for Bruff with Jack O Grady chipping in with 8 points from the kicking tee.
Bruff Players in Munster Representative action
There were a number of Bruff players in action with Munster over the weekend at various levels with mixed results for the Provence.
First up were the U18 clubs who had Bruffs Ordhan Ring lining out at no8, The Bruff man scored Munsters opening try but unfortunately the side went down 29-21 to a well drilled Leinster outfit.
The u18 schools also took on Leinster with Mark Brommell lining out at prop. They were also defeated on a score of 25-16.
The Munster u19’s travelled to the north last weekend to take on Ulster and came away with a 17-13 victory. Bruff’s Dylan Reeves-Wasik travelled as part of the extended squad but didn’t manage to break into the match day panel.
We wish all Munster teams and all of the Bruff players involved the very best of luck as the inter-pro series continues over the coming weekends.
Fixture’s: please keep an eye on the website for the latest fixtures which will be updated by Wednesday Each week. www.bruffrfc.com
Club Memberships, annual club memberships are now due for renewal. Please return membership fees to any committee members, or directly to Matt O Callaghan.
Underage Rugby, Reminder that underage rugby is now back Mini Rugby (Age Grade 6 – 12) will Start at 10:30 am Youth Rugby (Age Grade 13 – 18) will Start at 11:30 am every Sunday morning. Please also ensure that all players turn up with Gum Shields or they may not be permitted to play.