News 108 | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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Buccaneers v Connemara rescheduled

published:Aug  24

The Connacht Senior League fixture between Buccaneers and Connemara has been rescheduled for Tuesday night next, August 28th. The Blacks have a number of players involved with Clifden in a Co.Galway GAA final so sought a postponement. Buccs acceded and the opening game of the season now goes ahead under the Dubarry Park floodlights with a 7.30 p.m.

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First game of season on Saturday

published:Aug  21

Buccaneers first fixture of the season pits them against Connemara in the opening round of the Connacht Senior League at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon. Kick off 3 p.m.
An improved attendance at training is needed, otherwise the Blacks will come to Athlone with a real scent for a scalp!
Buccs Connacht Senior League fixtures are as follows:-
Aug 25th v Connemara (h)
Sep 8th v Corinthians (h)
Sep 15th v Galwegians (a)
Sep 22nd v Sligo (a)
Then its straight into the Ulster Bank All Ireland League with a home opener v Ballynahinch on Sep 29th.

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Buccs Lotto Jackpot now €10,000

published:Aug  02

The numbers drawn in last week’s BUCCANEERS LOTTO were 5, 6, 13 & 30. There was no overall winner so this week’s JACKPOT is a cracking €10,000. Draw for this bumper Jackpot takes place in The Bounty on Saturday night at 10 pm. Thank you to all who are supporting our Lotto.

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Training commences

published:Jul  29

Training for all Buccaneers adult players commences on Thursday, August 2ndat Dubarry Park. First team, Development squad, Thirds team and U-21s should attend. Hendrik Marnitz is again Head Coach. Players should be togged out and on the paddock by 7 p.m. Familiar faces and new players, even those without rugby experience, are welcome! 

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Womens Sevens training

published:Jul  29

Training for the Womens Sevens team in preparation for the Athlone Rugby 7s tournament continues on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. All ladies should be togged out and on pitch by that time!

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Womens training

published:Jul  26

Womens training on Monday nights at 7 p.m. for forthcoming Athlone Rugby Sevens tournament on Bank Holiday Saturday August 4th at Dubarry Park. All ladies to attend in good time!

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Condolences

published:Jul  26

Deepest sympathy to Paul Brosnan and family on the death of his mother Mary.

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INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR FOR 'ATHLONE RUGBY 7s'

published:Jul  23

'ATHLONE RUGBY 7s & TAG FESTIVAL', sponsored by SMITH'S SUPERVALU, takes place at Dubarry Park, Athlone, over the August bank holiday weekend. Three Sevens competitions are being staged by host Buccaneers club on Saturday 4th with the action scheduled to kick off at 12 noon. These are OPEN MENS, WOMENS OPEN & JUNIOR MENS with a total cash prize fund of €4,000 on offer.

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TAG RUGBY FINALS ON FRIDAY

published:Jul  23

The final matches of Buccaneers Tag Rugby Summer League take place at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Friday evening getting under way at 6.45 p.m. 11 matches in total are scheduled beginning with the fixtures to decide 7th/8th rankings and so on up to the three major finals kicking off under floodlights at 8.30 p.m. to decide ultimate honours in the three divisions.
LOVECATS, who topped their pool with an impressive scoring record, will be keen to maintain their dominance in the Division One final where LARRYS will provide stout opposition. LOVECATS scoring potential could be decisive here and they already hold bragging rights having defeat LARRYS 17-10 in their final pool game. But this duel could go either way and a cracking contest is anticipated.
Division Two was the tightest pool where three squads finished level on 18 points. DIXIE CHICKS were unlucky here to lose out on an inferior scoring difference so RIZZLESTICKS and D’INBETWEENERS will renew rivalry in the final. They drew 11-11 in their pool encounter so its the toughest clash to call.
ALL TAGS and the lengthy-monikered FIRE-BREATHING RUBBER DUCKIES both finished on 17 points after their series of pool matches so their Division Three joust is also likely to go down to the wire.
The presentation of trophies, including a special award for the ‘Tag Player of the Tournament’, follows afterwards in The Bounty where a really good shindig is likely with live music plus a BBQ being laid on. All welcome to come along!

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Buccs Lions Rugby tour 2013

published:Jun  20

The Buccs Lions Tour of Australia will commence on approx. June 20th 2013, with the first Test on 22nd of June in Brisbane followed by a three day sailing trip around the Whitsunday tropical Island. This will be followed by scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, fly to Melbourne for the 2nd Test on the 29th of June. We then plan to ski in the Snowy mountains, before the 3rd Test in Sydney on July 6th and fly home asap (approx. 17 days in total) after that. If there are sufficient numbers we hope to play a match in Brisbane, a rough estimate of the cost would be €2,500 (excluding beer money) this is based on current prices and our previous experience on other tours. If you are interested in a good time then this is as good as it gets (ask anyone that has been on previous tours if you are in any doubt) Previous experience in having a good time is a mandatory requirement, (time wasters need not apply). A deposit of €500 by July 16th.

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