BUCCANEERS SECONDS square up to neighbouring rivals BALLINASLOE in the semi-final of the Connacht Junior Cup at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Sunday when kick off is 2 p.m. It promises to be a competitive cracker so don't miss it!
BUCCANEERS 13 BALLYMENA 13
Congratulations and best luck to Buccaneers trio ROBBIE HENSHAW, TIERNAN O'HALLORAN and FINLAY BEALHAM who have been named in the Ireland squad for the forthcoming RBS Six Nations Championship.
On a day with perfect rugby playing conditions Buccaneers U-20 side lost 28-17 to a strong Greystones side, with the score line not reflecting the marginal game which was played. Both sides were very even throughout preying off each other’s mistakes in this J.P.Fanagan Leinster U-20 Premier League 2 match at Dr. Hickey Park on Sunday.
CORK CONSTITUTION 63 BUCCANEERS 0
Buccaneers face Corinthians in the Connacht Senior Cup final with the game taking place at Corinthian Park after the Galway club won the toss for home advantage. This will surely be a tough examination for the midlanders as the westerners will be primed to prevail on their own patch and will be greatly encouraged by their surprise and convincing 46-19 triumph over city rivals Galwegians in the semi-final. The final has now been brought forward to Friday night with a 7.30 p.m. kick-off (although it seems that not too many were informed of this change, including yours truly and the Connacht Branch, until now!).
The Exiles Selection retained the James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup when they lasted the pace better to outscore the Buccaneers President’s XV 60-25 in a lively and entertaining St. Stephen’s Day contest played at Dubarry Park in front of a decent attendance on perfect sunny and crisp afternoon. This match, the silver jubilee of this traditional festive fixture, was evenly contested in the opening half before the winners proved more clinical following the change of ends to emerge clear victors.