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JACK CARTY IN IRELAND SQUAD

published:Jan  16

JACK CARTY has been named in the Ireland squad announced today by Head Coach Joe Schmidt as the countdown to the Six Nations Championship builds up in earnest. Buccaneers clubman Carty has been in excellent form for Connacht this season while his improved kicking success ratio ranks him second only to Jonathan Sexton in the PRO14 at the moment.

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CRUNCH FIXTURES FOR 3 BUCCS TEAMS

published:Jan  15

BUCCANEERS teams have crunch fixtures this weekend with three exciting matches in prospect. On Saturday the Firsts XV face their longest journey of the season when the All-Ireland League resumes after the festive break with a trip to Ballymena. Meanwhile on Sunday supporters will have to decide which of two key games they can watch as our J1’s and U-20 teams take on the table toppers in their respective leagues.

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CITY OF ARMAGH 29 BUCCANEERS 13 (Bateman Cup semi-final)

published:Jan  15

CITY OF ARMAGH avenged their All-Ireland League defeat last month by Buccaneers when they proved too strong for the Pirates in their Bateman Cup All-Ireland semi-final played in front of a big crowd at the Palace Grounds, Armagh, on Saturday. For a variety of reasons, Buccs were missing 9 players but their depleted squad gave a good account of themselves despite going down 29-13 to the physically stronger hosts.

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LAST GASP CUP FINAL TRIUMPH FOR BUCCS

published:Jan  15

BUCCANEERS 16 CORINTHIANS 14

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BUCCANEERS PRESIDENT’S XV 53 EXILES SELECTION 10

published:Dec  27

The Buccaneers President’s XV retained the James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup in consummate ease when they overwhelmed the Exiles Selection 53-10 at Dubarry Park on St. Stephen’s Day. Backboned by a quintet of Byrnes, the holders were on top from start to finish in this traditional festive fixture which was played in unseasonably benign weather.

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EXILES CUP 2018 ON ST. STEPHEN’S DAY

published:Dec  23

The traditional Exiles Cup fixture will take place at Dubarry Park on St. Stephen’s Day, kick off 2.30 p.m. At stake will be the James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup and the small matter of pride and bragging rights! The President’s XV won this much coveted trophy last year when they denied the Exiles Selection making it a hat-trick of victories. Cian Moran 0877974208 and Conor Moran 0868522874 are the driving forces behind this year’s match. Players wishing to run off the Christmas turkey and ham excesses and participate in the match should contact them to be included in either team for this the 27th staging of this popular event. The presentation of the Cup and other awards will take place after the match in The Bounty when locals and exiles can renew acquaintance.

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FESTIVE GREETINGS 2018/19

published:Dec  20

We wish all players, members, coaches, managers, supporters, sponsors and their families peace and happiness at Christmas and all the best for 2019. We thank you for your continued patronage throughout the season. We ask you to support our sponsors especially at Christmas and throughout the New Year.

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27th EXILES CUP ON ST. STEPHEN’S DAY

published:Dec  17

The traditional Exiles Cup fixture will take place at Dubarry Park on St. Stephen’s Day, kick off 2 p.m. At stake will be the James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup and the small matter of pride and bragging rights! The President’s XV won this much coveted trophy last year when they denied the Exiles Selection making it a hat-trick of victories. Cian Moran 0877974208 and Conor Moran 0868522874 are the driving forces behind this year’s match. Players wishing to run off the Christmas turkey and ham excesses and participate in the match should contact them to be included in either team for this the 27th staging of this popular event. The presentation of the Cup and other awards will take place after the match in The Bounty when locals and exiles can renew acquaintance.

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BUCCANEERS 22 BALLYMENA 27

published:Dec  17

BALLYMENA enjoyed early Christmas goodwill at Dubarry Park where three gift-wrapped tries helped them to a hard-fought 27-22 All-Ireland League victory over Buccaneers. This third successive victory by the Braidmen moves them above the Pirates who are now anchored at the bottom of a compacted Division 1B as the AIL takes an end of year break.

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BUCCS HOME TO BALLYMENA IN ‘MUST WIN’ DUEL

published:Dec  10

BUCCANEERS final All-Ireland League game of 2018 takes place in Dubarry Park on Saturday when Ballymena hit the centre of Ireland. Kick off for this Ganly’s of Athlone sponsored Division 1B fixture is 2.30 p.m. Both teams, surprisingly to this scribe, occupy the bottom two berths on the league table and it truly is a “must win” battle for both teams on Saturday.

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