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BUCCS ‘2019 PLAYER OF THE YEAR’ AWARDS ON SATURDAY WEEK

published:May  13

Buccaneers Annual Player Awards event takes place in The Bounty on Saturday week when our Senior, U-20, Junior and Womens players of the year will be announced along with the ‘Club Person of the Year’ winner who will be presented with the Michael Hanley Memorial Perpetual Cup’. Specially commissioned pieces of Athlone Crystal will also be presented to Buccaneers players who have represented Ireland during the season. No less than a dozen Buccs have worn the green which is a splendid achievement for a rural club such as Buccaneers.

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BUCCS PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS on May 25th next

published:May  06

Buccaneers Annual Player Awards event takes place in The Bounty later this month when our Senior, U-20, Junior and Womens players of the year will be announced along with the ‘Club Person of the Year’ winner who will be presented with the Michael Hanley Memorial Perpetual Cup’. The club has quite a number of players who have played on various Ireland teams during the season, including Jack Carty and Robbie Henshaw who have both featured on the Ireland Senior team. Niall Murray and Colm Reilly were members of the U-20 Six Nations grand slam winning squad while Niall’s brother Darragh was a regular on the Ireland U-18 team. John Sutton (Ireland Clubs) and Rory O’Connor (Ireland Students) were others to proudly and successfully wear the green jersey as did Liam Winnett (Ireland U-19) and Jordan Conroy (Ireland Sevens). Smart dress is the code for this event which takes place on Saturday, May 25th. Tickets €35 are on sale from our Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711 and early purchase is recommended. DJ Ray O’Reilly will provide the music following dinner and the presentation of awards.

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CONGRATS DARRAGH!

published:Apr  25

Congratulations to Buccaneers U-18.5's captain DARRAGH MURRAY who has had some Easter! He won the Connacht U-18 Player of the Season Award at the recent Connacht Awards event in Galway. He was unable to attend that ceremony as he was on his way to England with the Ireland U-18 Schools squad for a ten day international tournament. Darragh was one of only four players in that squad who started all three matches against France, England and Scotland. The Irish team played some brilliant rugby and Murray was outstanding throughout. It's been a fantastic season for this rising young star and he is certainly one to watch for the future. Well done, young man!  

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BUCCS FACE BALLINASLOE IN U-17 CUP FINAL

published:Apr  24

Buccaneers take on neighbours Ballinasloe in the final of the Connacht U-17 Cup at Dubarry Park on Sunday when the action in this derby decider gets under way at 1 p.m. Ballinasloe will be favourites following their table topping run in the league, including a good home victory over the Athlone boys. However, they lost out to Galwegians in the league decider. This will surely stimulate the Co. Galway side to atone for that setback in this Cup final. Buccs, meanwhile, enjoyed some very impressive league wins but inconsistency let them down in a couple of games. If they play to their collective potential and strengths they can take the silverware in what is Buccaneers final fixture of a lengthy season. It should be a sparkling encounter between two teams with bags of potential.

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Darragh Murray & Liam Winnett on Ireland teams

published:Apr  17

Congratulations and best wishes to Darragh Murray and Liam Winnett who have been selected on the Ireland U-18 Schools and Ireland U-19 squads respectively. This takes Buccaneers international players into double figures this season. Well done to all the guys.

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CRUNCH FIXTURES FOR FIRSTS & U-20's this weekend

published:Apr  17

BUCCS SQUARE UP TO QUEEN’S IN PLAY-OFF

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Buccaneers 21 Ballinasloe 22 (U-18.5 Cup final)

published:Apr  08

BUCCANEERS and Ballinasloe served up a cracking Connacht U-18.5 Cup final at Galway Sportsground on Sunday when the young Pirates were pipped by a single point 22-21. Ballinasloe thus completed a commendable league and cup double but Buccs can take huge pride from their contribution to an excellent decider.

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BUCCS square up to Banbridge in “must win” match

published:Apr  04

Buccaneers square up to Banbridge in an All-Ireland League duel at Dubarry Park on Saturday when the outcome of this ‘must win’ contest is absolutely vital for both clubs. Buccs currently lie in the relegation play-off berth, just two points adrift of the Ulster side, so no quarter is likely to be asked or given in this battle as both sides strive to maintain their Division 1B status. This penultimate round fixture, sponsored by the Prince of Wales Hotel, also heralds the first visit by Banbridge to Athlone. Kick off is 2.30 p.m.

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Box Office hit for Buccs ‘OsKaRs’!

published:Apr  02

Buccaneers Rugby Football Club’s “A Night at the OsKaRs” proved a massive box-office hit for the club when there was a full house for this red carpet occasion at Athlone’s Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday night.

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‘Buccs OsKaRs’ on Saturday night next

published:Mar  27

Don’t miss the red carpet event of the year in Athlone when Buccaneers present “A Night at the OsKaRs” in the Radisson Blu Hotel on this Saturday night March 30th. The gala event gets under way at 7.30 p.m. Filming is now completed of the seven movies being screened on Saturday. Tickets are available at the hotel, The Bounty or from our busy Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711. A great night’s entertainment is assured so “keep calm and buy your tickets now!” Tickets are €25 each.

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