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BUSY FESTIVE SEASON AT BUCCANEERS

published:Dec  17

EXILES CUP AT BUCCANEERS ON ST STEPHEN’S DAY

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BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH

published:Dec  11

 Buccaneers RFC is hosting a BUSINESS NETWORKING LUNCH in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, on Friday, February 2nd at 1.30 p.m. Guest speakers will include Gary McGann (current Chairman Aryzta who has held key roles at Ericsson, Gilbeys, Aer Lingus and Smurfit Kappa), Pat McDonagh (founder and CEO Supermacs) and Kingsley Aikins (founder and CEO Diaspora Matters and previously Enterprise Ireland and CEO American Ireland Fund). This is a key Buccaneers fund-raiser this season and the club looks forward to widespread support for this event.

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BUCCANEERS 6 ST MARY’S COLLEGE 22

published:Dec  11

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE swiftly avenged last week’s home defeat to Buccaneers when they overcame the midlanders 22-6 in their Ulster Bank League Division 1A match played at Dubarry Park on Saturday. The Dublin side, bolstered by the return of Ireland Sevens player Terry Kennedy at fullback and the restoration of fit again Sean Kearns to fly-half, were the better outfit for the majority of this contest. This was Buccs poorest display since the opening game of last season at Ballynahinch.

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BUCCS FACE ST. MARY’S IN SHOWDOWN

published:Dec  07

BUCCANEERS and St. Mary’s College gets to grips with each other again when the sides renew rivalry in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday. Having back to back league fixtures so close may not be ideal but it adds spice to this match as the teams duel to get off the bottom rung of the league table prior to the festive break. RUSSELL BRENNAN KEANE are match sponsors for this enticing festive fixture.

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ST MARY’S COLLEGE 10 BUCCANEERS 11

published:Dec  07

 

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BUCCS AWAY TO ST. MARY’S COLLEGE

published:Nov  28

BUCCANEERS are away to the club just above them in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A when they take on St. Mary’s College at Templeville Road, Dublin, on Saturday. Kick off time is 2.30 p.m. for this basement battle.

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BUCCANEERS 19 UCD 13

published:Nov  28

BUCCANEERS finally found the winning formula as they forged their first victory in the Ulster Bank League this season when holding off the challenge of University College Dublin to emerge with a 19-13 win at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday. Buccs put in another passionate and sustained collective effort that earned the Pirates a richly deserved if long overdue maiden victory in Division 1A. On a nippy but sunny afternoon a well-contested and absorbing encounter unfolded that ensured the spectators did not notice the cold. Despite the recent downpours, the pitch although soft stood up very well to the action.

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RETURN 'YOUR CLUB, YOUR COUNTRY' TICKETS BY MONDAY

published:Nov  22

Ten super prizes, including a trip for two to Australia, are on offer in the IRFU’s “Your Club, Your Country” Draw, which takes place next month. Tickets are priced at just €10 each and the proceeds of all tickets sold by the club stays in the club. All club officials including team managers/mentors should now have tickets to sell. The support for this draw is sought from all strands of the club. Tickets can also be purchased at The Bounty or from our Geraldine at 0861732711.

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BUCCS HOME TO UCD

published:Nov  20

Buccaneers face University College Dublin in the Ulster Bank League at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon with the action getting under way at 2.30 p.m. Buccs are still chasing their first win in Division 1A and surely their luck will turn for the better sooner rather than later. They have been decidedly unfortunate in a number of matches so far in what has been a steep learning curve for the squad. Injuries and absentees for other reasons have not helped their cause but the players have continued to play with massive pluck and will take heart from losing bonus points in their two most recent outings away to Terenure College and at home to dual champions Cork Constitution.

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BUCCANEERS SECONDS 17 WESTPORT 12

published:Nov  20

 BUCCANEERS SECONDS overcame Westport 17-12 in a hard-fought Connacht Junior 1A League game contested in difficult conditions at Dubarry Park on Sunday. A heavy side pitch and murky weather did not suit the slighter home squad but their eager and more enterprising play was rewarded with a richly deserved victory that moves them up to third place in the league table.

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