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TRAINING COMMENCES THIS SATURDAY JULY 13th at 3 p.m.

published:Jun  30

It does not seem very long since last season concluded but training for all adult Buccaneers teams/players (Firsts, J1’s and U-20s) is scheduled to commence at Dubarry Park on Saturday, July 13th at 3.m. followed by a BBQ for the players. New players always welcome.

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Sean Brooks RIP

published:Jun  22

The death has occurred of Sean Brooks, long time stalwart of Ballinasloe RFC and good supporter of Buccaneers RFC. Sincere condolences are extended to his daughters Orla, Karen, Linda and Theresa and extended family. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Johnny Nally RIP

published:Jun  20

The death took place of Johnny Nally (brother of Peter who looks after our pitches and facilities at Dubarry Park) following an accident in the Isle of Man on June 9th.

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Tom Purcell RIP

published:Jun  16

The death has occurred of TOM PURCELL who was joint President of Buccaneers RFC in season 1995-96.The Clare native was predeceased by his wife Kay and heartfelt condolences are extended to his daughter Ria, sons Darragh and Colin and extended family.

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Lots of activity around Dubarry Park

published:Jun  12

TAG RUGBY SUMMER LEAGUE

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END OF SEASON BBQ THIS SATURDAY

published:Jun  07

BUCCANEERS end of season BBQ takes place at THE BOUNTY on this SATURDAY evening JUNE 8th from 8 p.m. Cover charge is only €12 per person and tickets may be purchased in advance at The Bounty or paid for tomorrow night at the event.

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5 BUCCS PLAYERS IN WORLD CUP SQUADS

published:Jun  04

Five Buccaneers players have been named in two Ireland World Cup squads. Jack Carty, Robbie Henshaw and Finlay Bealham are included in Joe Schmidt’s extended squad ahead of the upcoming World Cup in Japan after the summer. Meanwhile, Niall Murray and Colm Reilly are in Argentina with the Ireland U-20 squad. Both players were members of the Six Nations grand slam winners. They kick off their campaign with what should be a cracker against England this Tuesday (kick off 7.30 p.m. Irish time). They then face Australia on Saturday (kick off 2.30 p.m. Irish time) and their final pool game is against Italy on the following Wednesday (kick off 2.30 p.m. Irish time). We wish them all the best of luck. You can watch Ireland's matches on the big screens at The Bounty.

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BUCCANEERS AGM REPORT 2018-19

published:Jun  04

Outgoing President Gordon Ballantyne welcomed a good attendance to the Annual General Meeting of Buccaneers Rugby Football Club in The Bounty. The club had mixed success on the playing fields, winning another Connacht Senior League and Cup double but being relegated in the All-Ireland League. Off the playing fields he was pleased to report that the club had “got control of its financial shortfall”, which was one of his key priorities in office.

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TAG RUGBY SUMMER LEAGUE ON THURSDAY EVENINGS

published:May  27

The Tag Rugby Summer League gets under way in earnest at Dubarry Park on this Thursday night with the action starting at 6.30 p.m. You do not have to have had any rugby playing experience to participate as this is a non-contact fun sport. Squads of 12 players is recommended. Matches are seven a side, three of whom must be female on pitch during matches. Registration can be done online on www.irfu.com  For further local information, phone Yvonne at 0860488090 or Billy 0878196476. The green area adjacent to the car park at Dubarry Park is the only area available for training/practice.

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LUKE CARTY IS BUCCS SENIOR PLAYER OF YEAR

published:May  27

LUKE CARTY was named Buccaneers Senior Player of the Year at the club’s annual Awards Gala held in The Bounty on Saturday last when Michael Carroll was unveiled at the Club Person of the year at the event.

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