Club News category listing 4 | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Sep  13

The Junior Cert celebratory Disco organised by Buccaneers RFC and held at The Bounty proved a very successful well attended occasion. The club wishes to thank everyone who assisted led by Athlone Mayor Frankie Keena, notably the Athlone Drugs Awareness Group, our volunteer stewards and Athlone Gardai. The support of the local second level schools for this supervised non-alcohol event is also greatly appreciated.

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Membership Registration on Saturday from 10 a.m.

published:Sep  13

Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Membership Registration and Coffee Morning takes place in the Lower Deck at Dubarry Park on Saturday morning next. ‘Early birds’ are welcome to come along from 10 a.m. and Registration will continue until 1 p.m. Anyone who brings along some home baking, scones or cakes, will be especially welcome! So pop in and enjoy a cuppa!. Membership can also be paid online at

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published:Sep  10

Buccaneers complete their Connacht Senior League campaign next Saturday when they play Corinthians at Corinthian Park, Galway, kick off 2.30 p.m. The Athlone club is already assured of retaining the title but Corinthians have a Senior Cup semi-final berth in their grasp so have much to play for.

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published:Sep  05

Buccaneers U-20's begin their Leinster J P Fanagan League campaign on September 30th when they take on either Galwegians or Seapoint in the first Qualifier game. The league proper commences on October 14th with a busy schedule of games throughout the season.

The club has taken a very progressive approach to the U-20's group, adopting a 3-year plan that will see players and coaches working to a club playing template with the goal of developing local talent for Buccaneers Senior team. The group had a kick off day at the club on 
August 18th which was attended by 30 players with key inputs from Club Head Coach Peter O'Donnell
 and ex player Alex Hayman as well as special guest Damian Browne. Aidan O'Flynn from the Connacht Branch also ran a very successful workshop with the group on the key mental aspects of the game.

Paul Byrne, Benny Gilligan and Tony Ennis renew their very successful partnership from senior youth level as coaches, whilst Joe Browne, Craig Milling, John Doyle and Shay Rohan are the management team.

It's an exciting group, with many of last year's U-20's still available and complimented by last year’s U-18.5's Connacht League and Cup winning team. Training is every 
Friday night with players on the park for 6.25pm.

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published:Sep  03

BUCCANEERS are home to Galwegians in the Connacht Senior League on Saturday. Match kicks off in Dubarry Park, Athlone, at 2.30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Buccs home to leaders Sligo

published:Aug  26

BUCCANEERS have their first home game of the season when they take on new leaders Sligo in the Connacht Senior League at Dubarry Park on Saturday, kick off 2.30 p.m. Sligo bounced back from their opening day defeat at Ballina to record an impressive 31-13 win at home to Galwegians. They appear to have scoring firepower having secured try bonus points in both outings to date and will be keen to take Buccs scalp.

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published:Aug  20

On a balmy afternoon and perfect playing conditions, Connacht stung visitors Wasps 43-10 in an entertaining friendly that opened the rugby season at a packed Dubarry Park on Saturday. Due to recent international camps, both teams were missing many of their Ireland and England frontliners but, nevertheless, the big home crowd that included Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt went home happy following a very promising display by the team in green.

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Connacht v Wasps Ticket information

published:Aug  15

An entertaining and yet competitive contest is in prospect in this all too rare visit by Connacht to Dubarry Park. A big crowd that is anticipated and intending spectators are urged to purchase their tickets in advance, especially the Stand tickets, at

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CONNACHT take on WASPS on Saturday week at Dubarry Park

published:Aug  06

Buccaneers club is gearing up for the first match of the new season which sees Connacht take on Wasps in what should be a quality friendly at Dubarry Park on Saturday week, August 18th. Kick off is 3 p.m. It will be Connacht’s first game under new head coach Andy Friend and Wasps, who finished third in the English Premiership, will provide stiff opposition. The visitors, who will play in holders Leinster pool in the forthcoming Champions Cup, are backboned by a plethora of top-class international players from all over the globe. A big physical, pacey squad, they should prove a massive attraction at the Athlone venue.

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Bridie Cooney RIP

published:Jul  21

Pat’s wife Bridie has passed away unexpectedly.

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