BUCCANEERS SECONDS scored a late, late try to secure a dramatic but precious 20-17 Connacht Junior 1A League victory over their Galwegians counterparts at Crowley Park, Glenina, on Sunday. Trailing 17-5 at halftime, Buccs put in a splendid second half effort to keep the hosts scoreless as they steadily gained ascendancy in this well-contested tie.
BUCCANEERS 40 TUAM 20
BUCCANEERS consolidated second place in the Ulster Bank League Division 1B when they outpointed University College Cork 49-36 in a cracking contest played at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday. Twice the Pirates build up promising leads in the 85 points scorefest, leading 25-3 after half an hour and 35-22 at the hour mark, but they had to work assiduously to the very end to shake off the spirited endeavours of the Students.
A 12 points scoring salvo in the final 2 minutes by Buccaneers transformed the outcome of their first ever competitive meeting with Naas when the Pirates made a successful raid at Forenaughts on Saturday. Buccs 24-16 victory moves the midlanders up to second place in the Ulster Bank League Division 1B following this piece of grand larceny in a well-contested but often stop-start affair played in ideal sunny conditions at the Co. Kildare venue.
BUCCANEERS made a very disappointing start to this season’s Ulster Bank League Division 1B when they went down 35-13 to Ballynahinch at Ballymacarn Park on Saturday. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, it took this game some time to catch fire before Hinch, making fewer errors than the visitors, forged a bonus point victory. Their winning margin of 22 points was the same as when the sides met in the promotion/relegation play-off at the same venue at the tail end of last season.