CORK CONSTITUTION 63 BUCCANEERS 0
Buccaneers face Corinthians in the Connacht Senior Cup final with the game taking place at Corinthian Park after the Galway club won the toss for home advantage. This will surely be a tough examination for the midlanders as the westerners will be primed to prevail on their own patch and will be greatly encouraged by their surprise and convincing 46-19 triumph over city rivals Galwegians in the semi-final. The final has now been brought forward to Friday night with a 7.30 p.m. kick-off (although it seems that not too many were informed of this change, including yours truly and the Connacht Branch, until now!).
The Exiles Selection retained the James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup when they lasted the pace better to outscore the Buccaneers President’s XV 60-25 in a lively and entertaining St. Stephen’s Day contest played at Dubarry Park in front of a decent attendance on perfect sunny and crisp afternoon. This match, the silver jubilee of this traditional festive fixture, was evenly contested in the opening half before the winners proved more clinical following the change of ends to emerge clear victors.
EXILES CUP SILVER JUBILEE
Buccaneers Womens team travelled to Castlebar for a high noon kick off against the reigning Connacht champions in all competitions. Buccs were eager for revenge following an early September 41-0 defeat at the hands of Castlebar at Dubarry Park. The Buccs ladies have trained hard in anticipation for this match up and in ideal conditions took to the pitch keen to impress. This they duly did, being worthy 22-10 winners of this Connacht Womens League encounter.