News 105 | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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Hinch deny Buccs a bonus

published:Oct  01

BUCCANEERS 17 BALLYNAHINCH 27

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FAMILY DAY & REGISTRATION

published:Sep  27

BUCCANEERS FAMILY DAY incorporates YOUTHS and MINIS REGISTRATION and takes place on this SATURDAY, September 29th from 12.30 pm onwards (after morning coaching sessions conclude).
Games including blitz, obstacle course, bouncing castle & face-painting lined up, mainly for the Minis. Family BBQ for all-comers and admission to the opening game in this season’s Ulster Bank League Division 1B between BUCCANEERS and BALLYNAHINCH is FREE!! Yes, that’s right, FREE!! So come along, enjoy the FAMILY DAY and get behind BUCCS as the season kicks off. BUCCS match is at 2.30 pm.

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SLIGO 22 BUCCANEERS 10

published:Sep  26

Buccaneers Womens team came away empty handed from Hamilton Park, Strandhill, on Sunday where Sligo defeated them 22-10 in the opening round of the Connacht Womens League. However, this was an immensely improved performance in comparison to when these teams met at the same venue in last season's league.

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SLIGO 37 BUCCANEERS 26

published:Sep  26

Sligo defeated Buccaneers 37-26 at Hamilton Park on Saturday and their bonus point victory earns them a play-off with holders Galwegians to decide the destination of this season's Connacht Senior League.

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All-Ireland League kicks off on Saturday plus Family Day!

published:Sep  26

Buccaneers fixtures this weekend:-Ulster Bank League Division 1B:- BUCCANEERS v BALLYNAHINCH at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on SATURDAY, kick off 2.30 p.m. Match is preceded by FAMILY DAY including Minis & Youths Registration from 12.30 pm. Blitz, obstacle course, bouncing castle, family BBQ all scheduled. Rugby shop open selling Buccs replica gear. Admission is FREE to the big match. Yes, FREE! So come along and support the Buccs.

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Buccs Family Fun Day - Saturday 29th September 1.00pm

published:Sep  21

Come along and enjoy a “Rugbytastic” day

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BUCCANEERS 8 CASTLEBAR 37

published:Sep  18

It was a case of men against boys in this opening fixture of the Connacht Junior 1B League when Buccaneers Development squad fielded a very young, light side against a much more physical and seasoned Castlebar at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Sunday.

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GALWEGIANS 15 BUCCANEERS 11

published:Sep  18

Galwegians took a major step towards retaining their Connacht Senior League title when they defeated Buccaneers 15-11 at Crowley Park, Glenina, on Saturday. Although having the lesser share of possession, they made better use of it to secure a decent confidence booster prior to the AIL. Buccs made most of the early running despite facing a strong breeze but landed just one of three penalties against the elements to lead 3-0 at the end of the opening quarter, Jack Carty being on target on 15 minutes. Wegians opened their account when Ronan Moore finished off their first meaningful attack for a 26th minute try which Tadhg Leader converted splendidly from the left touchline. The outhalf extended the home lead with a penalty seven minutes later. Buccs replied promptly with the best score of the match. Callum Boland caught a loose clearance on his own 22 and chipped ahead to link up with Carty who off-loaded to Kolo Kiripati and the Pirates skipper surged in for 35th minute try. But Wegians responded equally swiftly, Jarlath Naughton barrelling his way through for a try to give the hosts a 15-8 halftime lead. Carty narrowed the arrears with a 46th minute penalty but drizzle, which arrived midway through the opening half, meant that the breeze was not a factor to assist the midlanders as they chased the game. But Buccs can only blame themselves for this loss as they failed to impose their numerical and territorial superiority on the two occasions that Galwegians had players sin-binned. Ivan Muldoon was yellow carded for a deliberate knock on that prevented a certain try after 51 minutes while Brian McClearn also made the trip to the sin bin following a late tackle on 68 minutes. Wegians dug deep defensively while Buccs lacked leadership and creativity.

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Buccaneers Ladies Volunteers

published:Sep  18

The Ladies Volunteers met last Thursday night. Thanks to all who attended and to those who text apologies etc. Regina Bushell is heading up the Ladies committee this season.

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LOTTO JACKPOT AT €10,000

published:Sep  16

The numbers drawn in last week's BUCCANEERS LOTTO were 16, 20, 25 & 27. There was no overall winner so this week's JACKPOT is a whopping €10,000.  Draw for this bumper Jackpot takes place in The Bounty on Saturday night at 10 pm.

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