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Buccs v Creggs in U-17 Plate final on Sunday

published:May  03

Buccaneers play Creggs in the Connacht U-17 Plate final on Sunday. Creggs won the toss for venue so this 12 noon showdown goes ahead at The Green. These young Buccs would appreciate your support at this decider on Sunday. Best of luck, guys!

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Buccs win U-16 Plate final

published:Apr  30

Congratulations to Buccaneers on winning the Connacht U-16 Plate final. They overcame neighbours Ballinasloe 14-8 in a well-contested decider at Creggs on Saturday. Well done to these young guys who had no home fixture enroute to winning this trophy

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Division 1B line-up confirmed for next season

published:Apr  30

The nine clubs who will be competing with Buccaneers in Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League next season have been confirmed following last week’s final round of play-offs. Buccs return to this division along with St. Mary’s College who lost out to UCC. Ulster clubs Malone and City of Armagh are promoted from 2A which means there will be five northern sides in this division and none from Munster! So Brexit or not, sterling will be required for a handful of trips next season! Four Leinster clubs are in this division along with Buccaneers who remain the only Connacht or midlands outfit in Ireland’s top two divisions. The ten clubs in 1B are Buccaneers, Ballymena, Ballynahinch, Banbridge, City of Armagh, Malone, Naas, Old Belvedere, Old Wesley and St. Mary’s College.

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CONGRATULATIONS ROBBIE & CONOR!

published:Apr  23

Congrats to Robbie Henshaw on being awarded an Address of Recognition by Westmeath County Council. This was a long overdue honour for the young Athlonian who capped a memorable week by putting in (in this scribe’s opinion) a ‘man of the match’ performance in Leinster’s blitzing of Scarlets in the Champions Cup semi-final. It was an incredible contribution by Robbie, particularly bearing in mind that he had been out for two months due to the injury sustained against Italy. We wish Robbie and this teammates continued success in next month’s final against Racing 92.

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CHRISTIAN SHORT named as Buccaneers Head Coach

published:Apr  23

 

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Superb young Buccs complete U-18.5 double!

published:Apr  16

 

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Buccs complete campaign at Aviva Stadium

published:Apr  16

LANSDOWNE 26 BUCCANEERS 17

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BUCCS PLAY LEADERS LANSDOWNE IN AVIVA STADIUM

published:Apr  09

BUCCANEERS final Ulster Bank League fixture pits them against long time table toppers Lansdowne at Lansdowne Road’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Kick off for this Division 1A game is 2.30 p.m. With relegation now confirmed, Buccs have little to play for but can be counted on to display pride and vigour in this outing. Lansdowne have suffered just one defeat this season and are eager to regain the league title. They have quality performers in all sections of their strong squad where ex-Bucc Josh O’Rourke is now firmly established in the second row.

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BUCCANEERS RELEGATED

published:Apr  09

BUCCANEERS 10 GARRYOWEN 22

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5 YOUNG BUCCS PLAY FOR IRELAND

published:Apr  02

BUCCANEERS had no less than five young players wearing the green of Ireland last week. Colm Reilly and Ryan Lomas were in the Ireland U-19 squad that had mixed results against Japan. Meanwhile, the Athlone club went one better on the Ireland U-18 side with a trio --- Darragh Murray, Liam Winnett and Saul O’Carroll --- all starting in the win over Canada.

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