A Bag Pack takes place this weekend in Dunnes Stores, Irishtown, Athlone, in aid of Buccaneers Youths rugby. Volunteers willing to assist on Thursday/Friday/Saturday are needed. If you can do 2 or 3 hour shift on any of these days, please contact FINTAN O'REILLY 0876680551 or our Administrator GERALDINE KENNY 0861732711. All help greatly appreciated.
A JUNIOR CERT CELEBRATION DISCO, organised in association with Athlone Gardai and the Athlone Drugs Awareness Group, takes place in The Bounty on Wednesday, September 12th. Top DJ playing music from 9pm till midnight. Admission is reserved, and strictly by ticket only. Tickets on sale only to Junior Cert students through their schools.
'ATHLONE RUGBY 7s & TAG FESTIVAL', sponsored by SMITH'S SUPERVALU, takes place at Dubarry Park, Athlone, over the August bank holiday weekend. Three Sevens competitions are being staged by host Buccaneers club on Saturday 4th with the action scheduled to kick off at 12 noon. These are OPEN MENS, WOMENS OPEN & JUNIOR MENS with a total cash prize fund of €4,000 on offer.
The final matches of Buccaneers Tag Rugby Summer League take place at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Friday evening getting under way at 6.45 p.m. 11 matches in total are scheduled beginning with the fixtures to decide 7th/8th rankings and so on up to the three major finals kicking off under floodlights at 8.30 p.m. to decide ultimate honours in the three divisions.
LOVECATS, who topped their pool with an impressive scoring record, will be keen to maintain their dominance in the Division One final where LARRYS will provide stout opposition. LOVECATS scoring potential could be decisive here and they already hold bragging rights having defeat LARRYS 17-10 in their final pool game. But this duel could go either way and a cracking contest is anticipated.
Division Two was the tightest pool where three squads finished level on 18 points. DIXIE CHICKS were unlucky here to lose out on an inferior scoring difference so RIZZLESTICKS and D’INBETWEENERS will renew rivalry in the final. They drew 11-11 in their pool encounter so its the toughest clash to call.
ALL TAGS and the lengthy-monikered FIRE-BREATHING RUBBER DUCKIES both finished on 17 points after their series of pool matches so their Division Three joust is also likely to go down to the wire.
The presentation of trophies, including a special award for the ‘Tag Player of the Tournament’, follows afterwards in The Bounty where a really good shindig is likely with live music plus a BBQ being laid on. All welcome to come along!
The Connacht finals of the IRFU Club Sevens competition were deferred last weekend and, at time of writing, look like being rescheduled for The Sportsground, Galway, on Saturday.