News 116 | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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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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MINIS ARE BACK (U7s - U12s)

published:Sep  06

Minis are back training this Saturday at 11.00am at Dubarry Park – we look forward to seeing you. All new players welcome. Brian Tallon is the Minis Co-ordinator this season.
Brian Tallon 086 3855494 briantallon1@gmail.com

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International Tickets

published:Sep  04

Ireland play South Africa on November 10th & Argentina on 24th at Aviva Stadium as well as Fiji on 17th at Thomond Park. Members wishing to obtain tickets for these fixtures should forward details of their requirements plus payment to our Administrator by September 11th.   

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Bag Pack in aid of Youth rugby

published:Sep  04

A Bag Pack takes place this weekend in Dunnes Stores, Irishtown, Athlone, in aid of Buccaneers Youths rugby. Volunteers willing to assist on Thursday/Friday/Saturday are needed. If you can do 2 or 3 hour shift on any of these days, please contact FINTAN O'REILLY 0876680551 or our Administrator GERALDINE KENNY 0861732711. All help greatly appreciated.

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Junior Cert Disco

published:Sep  04

A JUNIOR CERT CELEBRATION DISCO, organised in association with Athlone Gardai and the Athlone Drugs Awareness Group, takes place in The Bounty on Wednesday, September 12th. Top DJ playing music from 9pm till midnight. Admission is reserved, and strictly by ticket only. Tickets on sale only to Junior Cert students through their schools. 

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BUCCANEERS 33 CONNEMARA 6

published:Sep  04

BUCCANEERS  made a winning start to the Connacht Senior League when they defeated Connemara 33-6 in the opening round at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Tuesday night. Both teams fielded depleted squads with Buccs lining out a very experimental, inexperienced outfit for their first action of the new season.

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