JACK CARTY became the fifth Buccaneers player to be capped by Ireland U-20s this year when he came on as a replacement in their narrow 20-15 Junior World Cup pool defeat to England. He then started at outhalf for Ireland’s game against Italy in which teammate CONOR FINN also played on the wing. Despite Ireland enjoying a comprehensive victory, a late bonus try by South Africa in their win over England meant that the Springboks topped this pool to progress to the semi-finals. However, CARTY and FINN both came off the bench in Ireland’s magnificent 27-12 play-off victory over the ‘old enemy’, which was doubly gratifying for all the players and mentors as England had been the only team to overcome Ireland at U-20 this year. Ireland now take on France in the fifth/six place play-off and we wish the boys in green best of luck. Whatever the outcome of this final match, Ireland will have achieved their highest ever position in the Junior World Cup.
Buccaneers summer rugby camp is geared for boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years old. This takes place from Monday, July 30th until Friday, August 2nd from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm daily. IRFU qualified coaches will help those taking part to learn the game and skills, including passing, kicking and tackling. Fun games and mini matches will be played. Fee for this camp is only €49. Contact Conor at 087-7675082 or Geraldine at 086-1732711 to book .
BUCCANEERS TAG RUGBY gets under way next week on Thursday, May 24th.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Danny O’Neill and the Doolan family on the death of Bridie Doolan.
Best of luck to Ollie Rohan and Sandra Fogarty on their forthcoming nuptials and congratulations to Adrian Hughes and Katie Quinlan on their engagement.
Another series of wonderful Electric Ireland U-20 Six Nations Championship home fixtures has been completed at Dubarry Park where Ireland recorded three very comfortable victories.