Events category listing 5 | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Mar  19

The Irish Colleges & Universities rugby finals take place in Dubarry Park on this Wednesday, March 21st. This is the second successive year that these prestigious deciders are being held in Athlone. Six finals are down for decision with the opening match kicking off at 1 p.m. Highlight is likely to be the concluding match between IT Carlow and Garda, which is a repeat of last year’s Mens final. Unfortunately, host college Athlone Institute of Technology does not feature in any of the finals this year.

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published:Mar  19

Congratulations to the Ireland rugby squad and mentors on achieving an all too rare Six Nations championship Grand Slam. Already assured of the championship, Ireland hit the ground running to force the pace for large swathes of an enthralling contest. They were composed and clinical for the majority of the game with their oft criticised defence being massive. Head Coach Joe Schmidt’s attention to detail came up with another trick or two to thwart the ‘auld enemy’ at Twickenham on, appropriately, St. Patrick’s Day. Incredibly, England finished second from bottom in the championship which will, no doubt, please that nice Aussie Eddie Jones! Loads of burgeoning talent in the squad including our own Robbie Henshaw who now has a Grand Slam added to his already impressive CV that includes being a British & Irish Lion as well as a PRO12 title. Other Athlone connections include physio Keith Fox and Fergus McFadden, nephew of Tony Lowry. Well done again to all.

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Best of luck Marist College

published:Mar  16

Best of luck is wished from all at Buccaneers RFC to the Marist College Junior team in Tuesday's Connacht Schools Cup final at The Sportsground Galway. Go guys!!

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published:Mar  12

BUCCANEERS SECONDS entertain their Sligo counterparts in a rescheduled Connacht Junior 1A League match at Dubarry Park on Friday night. Sligo dished out a heavy defeat to Buccs in the opening round of this league when the Pirates were not organised so the Athlone side will be striving to atone for that loss. Currently Sligo lie in third place with the midlanders lying in sixth. A home win for the Pirates would elevate them above Monivea in the league table. Kick off is now at 8 p.m.

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published:Mar  05

Buccaneers Ulster Bank League match against Clontarf which fell victim to the snow of last weekend has been rescheduled to take place this Friday night at Dubarry Park. This vital Division 1A encounter will now kick off under the Athlone club’s floodlights at 8 p.m. Floodlit games tend to attract bigger attendances and better atmosphere so lets see a bumper crowd get behind the Pirates this Friday night.

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'OFF THE BALL' comes to The Bounty on Wednesday

published:Mar  02

NEWSTALK Radio's highly entertaining sports programme "OFF THE BALL" will be broadcast live from The Bounty on Wednesday next, March 7th from 7 p.m. This fast moving sports show welcomes Buccaneers legends Eddie O'Sullivan, David Henshaw and Noel Mannion among their guests as well as former Connacht & Ireland player Gavin Duffy. Other guests may be announced later.

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published:Mar  01

All matches, including Ulster Bank League, Connacht League and Leinster League fixtures, have been called off this weekend due to the 'Beast from the East' meeting up with 'Storm Emma'! Games will be rescheduled in due course.

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published:Feb  20


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published:Feb  16

BUCCANEERS R.F.C. extends a massive "THANK YOU" to all who attended the Ireland Open Session at Dubarry Park, Athlone. This gratitude goes to all our considerable number of volunteer stewards and organisers, the huge crowd of well behaved spectators and supporters and, of course, to Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and his wonderful squad of players and mentors. 

It was a truly memorable occasion that the club can be very proud of. Here's wishing successful Six Nations campaigns for both the Senior and U-20 teams.

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published:Feb  12

It’s all systems go around Dubarry Park as Buccaneers RFC prepares for the visit of two Ireland squads to the club on this Thursday morning. The Joe Schmidt coached Ireland senior team will take on the Ireland U-20 side (that has Paul O’Connell as forwards coach) in an Open Training Session getting under way at 11 a.m.

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