Ben Martin confirmed as Bruff RFC head coach

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Clontarf v UL Bohemians - Ulster Bank League Division 1ABruff RFC have announced their new senior XV management team for the coming season. The new  Head Coach will be  Ben Martin (UL Bohs, Munster, US Colomiers) , Forwards Coach is Stephen Keogh (Bruff, Shannon, Munster, Leinster, Irish U21’s), and the management team will consist of  John Broderick (St. Munchins, Old Crescent, Young Munster & TG4) and Alfie Laffan (Bruff, UCC, Shannon, Bruff).

Outgoing forwards coach Cathal O’ Regan is handing over the reins to concentrate on playing with the Bruff Senior squad for the coming year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank outgoing head coach Mike Lynch for his work during what was a particularly tough hard season for the Bruff RFC Senior XV and wish him well in all of his future endeavours. He has been a fantastic servant to this club over the years.

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Richard Leonard, Club President commented,  “We are delighted with this exciting appointment and with the experience at the highest levels of rugby that this new management team bring with them. As a club we are noted for being more progressive than most and we look forward to a fantastic future as we create a strong fresh structure throughout the club from Mini rugby, Youths, Adult and Ladies teams that will continue the fantastic work that has been done to date. Having scaled the heights that we have reached in our short nine year career as a Senior Club, staying “upwardly mobile” was always going to be a tough ask, and we have had three great years in division 1, during which time we managed our first Munster Senior Cup win and our first All-Ireland Cup win. We will regroup in Division 2a next season and with this calibre of management coming into the Bruff system, coupled with the new Underage development programme under the mentorship of John Hayes, we are confident that the future is going to be very bright indeed at Kilballyowen Park.”