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published:Jan  27
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BUCCANEERS 20 OLD BELVEDERE 12

published:Jan  27

BUCCANEERS recorded back to back victories for the first time in this season’s All-Ireland League Division 1B when they defeated Old Belvedere 20-12 at Dubarry Park on Saturday. Concurrently, and just as importantly, they have moved up the league table a notch with each win with Ballymena and now Old Belvedere below the midlanders. This was a terrific tussle as both teams strove for vital points but the Pirates were that bit stronger and, crucially, showed the greater desire and discipline.

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BUCCS HOME TO OLD BELVEDERE IN "MUST WIN" DUEL

published:Jan  21

BUCCANEERS are home to Old Belvedere in the All-Ireland League at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon with the action kicking off at 2.30 p.m. Belvo are just one place above Buccs in a very tightly congested Division 1B. This game is likely to be equally tight and just a single point separated the sides at Anglesea Road in early December when a depleted Pirates crew were pipped 11-10.

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BALLYMENA 16 BUCCANEERS 20

published:Jan  21

BUCCANEERS and Ballymena traded places in the All-Ireland League Division 1B when the Athlone side came from behind to fashion a fully-merited 20-16 crunch victory at Eaton Park, Ballymena, on Saturday. Following overnight rain, the going was a little soft on a cool afternoon when, in front of a decent attendance, the hosts had first advantage of the slight breeze.

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JACK CARTY IN IRELAND SQUAD

published:Jan  16

JACK CARTY has been named in the Ireland squad announced today by Head Coach Joe Schmidt as the countdown to the Six Nations Championship builds up in earnest. Buccaneers clubman Carty has been in excellent form for Connacht this season while his improved kicking success ratio ranks him second only to Jonathan Sexton in the PRO14 at the moment.

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CRUNCH FIXTURES FOR 3 BUCCS TEAMS

published:Jan  15

BUCCANEERS teams have crunch fixtures this weekend with three exciting matches in prospect. On Saturday the Firsts XV face their longest journey of the season when the All-Ireland League resumes after the festive break with a trip to Ballymena. Meanwhile on Sunday supporters will have to decide which of two key games they can watch as our J1’s and U-20 teams take on the table toppers in their respective leagues.

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CITY OF ARMAGH 29 BUCCANEERS 13 (Bateman Cup semi-final)

published:Jan  15

CITY OF ARMAGH avenged their All-Ireland League defeat last month by Buccaneers when they proved too strong for the Pirates in their Bateman Cup All-Ireland semi-final played in front of a big crowd at the Palace Grounds, Armagh, on Saturday. For a variety of reasons, Buccs were missing 9 players but their depleted squad gave a good account of themselves despite going down 29-13 to the physically stronger hosts.

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LAST GASP CUP FINAL TRIUMPH FOR BUCCS

published:Jan  15

BUCCANEERS 16 CORINTHIANS 14

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BUCCANEERS PRESIDENT’S XV 53 EXILES SELECTION 10

published:Dec  27

The Buccaneers President’s XV retained the James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup in consummate ease when they overwhelmed the Exiles Selection 53-10 at Dubarry Park on St. Stephen’s Day. Backboned by a quintet of Byrnes, the holders were on top from start to finish in this traditional festive fixture which was played in unseasonably benign weather.

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EXILES CUP 2018 ON ST. STEPHEN’S DAY

published:Dec  23

The traditional Exiles Cup fixture will take place at Dubarry Park on St. Stephen’s Day, kick off 2.30 p.m. At stake will be the James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup and the small matter of pride and bragging rights! The President’s XV won this much coveted trophy last year when they denied the Exiles Selection making it a hat-trick of victories. Cian Moran 0877974208 and Conor Moran 0868522874 are the driving forces behind this year’s match. Players wishing to run off the Christmas turkey and ham excesses and participate in the match should contact them to be included in either team for this the 27th staging of this popular event. The presentation of the Cup and other awards will take place after the match in The Bounty when locals and exiles can renew acquaintance.

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