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Young Bucc captains Ireland!

published:Nov  04

Congratulations to young Buccaneers lock Darragh Murray on captaining Ireland U-18’s to a clearcut 32-12 away victory over Italy on Saturday. The south Roscommon native has now enjoyed success whilst skippering Buccs, Connacht and his country.

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'OsKaRs' information Evening

published:Nov  04

Buccaneers RFC are hosting “A Night at the OsKaRs” in Athlone’s Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday, March 30th next. An information evening relating to the ‘OsKaRs’ takes place in The Bounty on Tuesday next, November 20th at 8 p.m. All who have indicated their interest in taking part in this event are invited to attend as indeed are any newcomers to our version of the ‘OsKaRs’. No acting experience is necessary nor do you have to be a member of the rugby club. So come along and you could be walking on the red carpet at next year’s gala premiere!

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Buccs spurn late match winning chance

published:Nov  04

BUCCANEERS 23 MALONE 24

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BUCCS HOME TO SECOND PLACED MALONE

published:Oct  30

Buccaneers are home to Malone in the All-Ireland League Division 1B at Dubarry Park on Saturday with the action kicking off at 2.30 p.m. The Belfast club have won three of their opening four fixtures to move up to second place in the league table and will pose a formidable challenge for Buccs.

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BALLYNAHINCH 42 BUCCANEERS 31

published:Oct  30

BALLYNAHINCH and Buccaneers served up a feast of scores in their All-Ireland League Division 1B encounter played at Ballymacarn Park on Saturday when the homesters came out on top by 42-31. The elevated ground was in top class nick but a sunny afternoon following pre-match hailstones was bracingly cold. In a fluctuating contest, the exchanges were fairly even for the opening quarter but, bizarrely, Buccs then suffered a triple setback on the half-hour mark when they lost three forwards to injury. Ballynahinch took control in the third quarter to build up a 42-10 lead before the Pirates late rally salvaged a try-scoring bonus point.

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BUCCS away to BALLYNAHINCH: U-20's home to NUIG

published:Oct  23

BUCCANEERS head north for the second successive away fixture with a trip to Ballymacarn Park on Saturday where they can expect fireworks with Ballynahinch in this bank holiday All-Ireland League Division 1B match which kicks off at 2.30 p.m.

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DARRAGH MURRAY selected on Ireland U-18 squad

published:Oct  23

Buccaneers player DARRAGH MURRAY has been selected on the Ireland U-18 rugby squad travelling to Italy next week to play their Italian counterparts. The young Lisbrock, Kiltoom, native captained the Connacht U-18 squad that claimed the recent interprovincial series, defeating Leinster, Munster and Ulster in doing so. This is the promising lock's second season to be selected on this Ireland squad. He also skippered Buccaneers to a Connacht U-17 Plate success at the end of last season.

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BUCCANEERS 41 OLD WESLEY 14

published:Oct  22

After a difficult opening to their All-Ireland League campaign, Buccaneers finally clicked into form with a barn-storming display against Old Wesley earning their first win on a 41-14 scoreline at Dubarry Park. Blistering starts to both halves stunned the previously undefeated visitors and Buccs were full value for their emphatic bonus point Division 1B victory in Athlone on Saturday.

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BUCCS HOME TO OLD WESLEY & MONIVEA ON SATURDAY

published:Oct  17

Buccaneers are home to Old Wesley in the All-Ireland League on Saturday next. Kick off at Dubarry Park, Athlone, is 2.30 p.m.  Old Wesley, for whom Alan Gaughan is the latest to join the large contingent of ex-Buccaneers in Donnybrook, lie fourth in the league table following a win against City of Armagh and a draw with neighbours Old Belvedere.

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‘Dine in the Dark’ with Robbie Henshaw next Tuesday

published:Oct  15

Robbie Henshaw is hosting a ‘Dine in the Dark’ fundraiser in aid of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland at Grogan’s of Glasson on Tuesday next, October 23rd. This novel dining experience, which will also include the launch of Robbie’s new range of eyewear, starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are €60 per person and can be booked online at henshaweyewear-dineinthedark.eventbrite.com or by phoning Grogan’s 0906485158.

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