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Robbie Henshaw presents Youths Player of the Year awards

published:May  28

It is a very short time since Robbie Henshaw was a contender for Buccaneers Player of the Year Awards at Youths level but the personable rising star of Irish rugby willingly obliged the club to present this season’s awards last Friday.

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TWO BUCCS IN IRELAND SQUAD

published:May  20

BUCCANEERS RFC has two players in the Ireland Senior squad that has been announced for next month’s tour to USA and Canada. Robbie Henshaw’s first senior season just keeps getting better and better and the teenage Athlonian joins clubmate Mike McCarthy for this tour when, surely, the Coosan native will earn his first Senior cap. Best of luck, Robbie, from all at Buccs!

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ALEX HAYMAN NAMED 'BUCCANEERS SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR' AT ANNUAL AWARDS EVENT

published:May  20

ALEX HAYMAN is ‘Buccaneers Senior Player of the Year’ for season 2012/13.  ‘Haggy’, as he is fondly known by teammates and supporters, is a highly worthy winner having put in a tremendously consistent series of performances for the Senior XV throughout a lengthy season. A strong-tackling centre with an eye for a break, Hayman had his best season to date for Buccs as his on-field leadership helped a youthful squad to fourth place in their All-Ireland League division. Although a Scot, Alex has played for England at  two levels – Universities and Students! Hayman followed the trail of Mark Bruce from Loughborough College to join Buccaneers seven years ago and the club’s Matchday Programme of that initial 2006/7 season profiled that he “could be this season’s key recruit”. How right that assessment has proved to be in the interim as the popular, stalwart player has been a virtual ever-present in the First team since his arrival to Athlone, where he now works at Alkermes. He also won this accolade in 2007/8.

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SPONSORED CYCLE

published:May  12

A big “Thank You” to everyone who participated in and/or supported the recent Sponsored Cycle by the Minis section of the club. Well done to everyone involved.

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SUMMER CAMPS AT BUCCANEERS

published:May  12

Buccaneers Rugby Summer Camp for boys and girls aged 6 to 13 takes place in Dubarry Park from Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. daily. This camp will be run by qualified IRFU coaches and will help youngsters learn the game and develop skills in a fun environment. Cost is €45 per child. For further details, phone 087-7675082 or 086-1732711.  Bring packed lunch & drink, gum shield, boots and (just in case) wet gear.

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2 MAJOR AWARDS FOR ROBBIE HENSHAW!

published:May  12

ROBBIE HENSHAW capped a truly memorable season by claiming two major rugby awards in the past fortnight. In a remarkable year for the Coosan teenager, he was named Connacht Senior Player of the Year and then topped that by being named the IRUPA Young Player of the Year last week. This award was all the more special it is voted for by fellow players. Congratulations, Robbie, from all at Buccaneers and here’s wishing you continued good luck on the rugby field. Hopefully, the Athlonian’s hand injury will clear up to enable him travel with the Ireland squad to USA shortly when, fitness permitting, he will surely win his first senior cap.

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ROBBIE HENSHAW NAMED 'CONNACHT PLAYER OF THE YEAR'

published:May  07

Congratulations to Robert Henshaw on being honoured as Connacht Senior Player of the Year at the province’s Annual Awards ceremony in Galway. This caps a truly momentous season for the young Athlonian and here’s hoping that his current injury clears up in time for him to travel with the Ireland Senior squad to USA shortly.

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CONDOLENCES

published:Apr  21

Deepest sympathy is extended to Jackie Treacy and family on the unexpected passing of his wife Pauline. The huge crowds at the funeral and earlier are testimony to the wonderful regard held for Pauline. She was a true supporter and volunteer for Ballinasloe RFC and indeed a stalwart of Buccaneers too. This scribe fondly recalls many a welcome mug of hot tea provided at half-time during matches at Moher Road. She will be greatly missed by both Ballinasloe and Buccaneers clubs but most of all, of course, by Jackie and family. Ar dheis De a anam.    

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CONGRATULATIONS

published:Apr  21

Congrats to Tullamore on completing a memorable grand-slam by defeating Longford in the Towns Cup final. Buccs had a huge interest in this tie with, it seems, virtually half of the players on both teams being recent Pirates! 

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AWARDS NIGHT / DINNER DANCE ON MAY 17th

published:Apr  15

BUCCANEERS RFC Annual Awards Night will take place at the club’s end of season Dinner Dance in the Sheraton Hotel on Friday, May 17th. Tickets can be purchased from our Administrator Geraldine or at the hotel. The function will include the presentation of Buccaneers Player of the Year Awards from U-19s up to Senior. The Womens Player of the Year will also be unveiled on the night when presentations will also be made to Buccaneers players who have been capped by Ireland during the season. Live music and dancing will round off the event.

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