Well done to all the Senior team Coaches and players on ending the first half of the season on a high with a great victory over Sundays well . Congrats to our U16s who had a great win away to Bandon and well done to all those who made it back to support the Senior team. Well done to the girls teams that represented the club this weekend. As we have come to the end of the first half of the season I want to say special thanks to all the Bar staff and everybody that helped out with the catering for the home matches . I would like to thank Paddy freeney for the amazing amount of work he does around the club and his great support to me personally.
To all the coaches in the club and those of you who give of your time to ensure pitches are cut and the club looks well Thank you for that. Thanks to all our generous sponsors . I want to wish a happy Christmas to every body in the club and look forward to getting back on the road in the New Year
Kind Regards President Michael O Hehir
Senior Match Report – Mike Rea.
Saturday saw us entertain Sundays Well in the last game in 2021. Having to play 7 matches in 8 weeks has taken a bit of a toll on our squad but huge credit to all involved for the magnificent effort they have put in. We suffered a big blow when Sean Hartigan picked up a knock in the warm up which saw Kevin Treacy coming in at 7. Bruff got off to a dream start when they showed their intent with eir intent a smashing try from Mark Fitz converted by Paul Collins. Further try’s from Kevin Treacy and Ross o Brien-May saw us go 17-0 up. But the Well hit back with 2 tries of their own to make it 17-14. But from the kick off after the Well’s 2nd try Bruff once again showed their intent on moving the ball and another excellent finish by Davy o Grady to make it 24-14 at halftime. The 2nd half turned out to be a real battle with the Well throwing everything at us and plus the fact that the referee decided to give us some early Xmas card’s, we showed magnificent discipline in defense.
Our journeys into their half became less but after winning a penalty outside the 22 Paul Collins slotted it over to take it to 27-14. The Well continued to batter us but time nearly up we finished off with a breakaway try after Jack o Grady made a superb break to release Sean Darcy Paul Collins added the extras to make it 34-14. That was the last play and we gathered our 2nd 5 pointer of the season. We would like to wish Darragh o Connell a speedy recovery from injury which we seem to be getting more of our fair share this season. And a huge thanks to all our supporters it means so much to lads.
Team. Dave Barrett Johnny Cleary(capt) Dylan Purvis Darragh o Connell Rob Browne Kevin Treacy Conor Fitz Pa Maher Ross o Brien-May Davy o Grady Liam Treacy Andrew o Byrne Jack o Grady Mark Fitz Paul Collins Tj Coffey Tom Quigley Steve Collins Adam o Dwyer Sean Darcy.
Our 2nds played out an entertaining game after in which the Well won on a score of 17-7.
10-0 win away to Bandon for Under 16’s ,game was 10-0 at half time. Try Aidan Carroll, pen and conversion Hugh Flanagan. Played into stiff breeze in the 2nd half and defended for the majority.. Great show of resilience to keep Bandon out.
Girls U16 lost by 8 points to Fethard in a great game and finish top of their conference and through to Munster semi-finals after Christmas.
Girls U14s Bruffyowen. Good win away to Youghal Midleton. 40-10.
Under 14’s Boys Bruff were away to Scariff St. Marys. Outscored opposition by 4 tries to 3 but lost 24-22.
Under 15’s Boys had a narrow defeat to Muskery today.
Our 18’s Boys beat Garryowen today at home 10-8 . Wishing our injured players a speedy recovery.
All mini’s rugby on a Sunday morning is now finished for Christmas see ye all on the 9th of Jan.
Happy Christmas and New year to all our players from all in the Underage Committee.
This doesn’t apply to u11s who are in Ennis next week.
Enjoy the Break !!