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IRELAND U-20's win Six Nations title

published:Mar  08

Congratulations to Ireland on winning the Six Nations championship with one round of fixtures remaining. Magnificent home victories over fancied England and World champions France were key to this triumph. Buccaneers club is extremely proud of our two young players, NIALL MURRAY and COLM REILLY, who are part of this successful squad. Well done, guys!

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published:Mar  04

BUCCANEERS inflicted only the second home defeat of the season on Malone when the midlanders won their All-Ireland League Division 1B encounter 11-6 in difficult conditions at Gibson Park, Belfast, on Saturday. The Pirates enjoyed by far the greater territory and possession throughout and the Cregagh Red Sox were fortunate to pinch a losing bonus point that keeps them in second place. Meanwhile, on the back of a fourth win in their last five outings, Buccs were finally rewarded in making some overdue ground up the league table to seventh.

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published:Feb  25

BUCCANEERS bounced back from last week’s last gasp loss in Armagh to record a bonus point 24-17 All-Ireland League Division 1B victory over St. Mary’s College at Dubarry Park on Saturday. Buccs warranted this vital win but made heavier work of it than necessary in front of Connacht Head Coach Andy Friend. However, following three wins in their last four matches, they now lie just a solitary point adrift of the Dubliners on the ever tightening league table.

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JACK CARTY named in Ireland squad

published:Feb  22

JACK CARTY, who is enjoying a stellar season with Connacht, has been named among the replacements for Ireland's Six Nations championship match against Italy in Rome on Sunday. The Buccaneers clubman is rewarded for his ever improving and consistent displays plus a lot of hard work over a number of years. All at the club congratulate fly-half Jack on his selection and we wish him all the best when he will surely earn his first Senior cap in the Eternal City. Carpe Diem, Jack!

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published:Feb  21

BUCCANEERS take on St. Mary’s College in an All-Ireland League Division 1B game that the midlanders simply must win at Dubarry Park on Saturday. Kick off for this crunch encounter is 2.30 p.m. Buccs will be stung from letting five points slip from their grasp in Armagh last Saturday and they have to go for broke in this encounter against visitors who also just pipped the Pirates when the teams met in Dublin last November. The midlanders have let a number of clubs off the hook this season but cannot afford anymore slip ups as the league approaches the final run in. Consequently, a positive response by Buccs is anticipated in this tie sponsored by the Hodson Bay Hotel Group. The Pirates will be hopeful that props Conan O’Donnell and Conor Kenny will be available for consideration for this game while Rory Moloney and Darragh Corbett could also be fit. Simon Meagher is the team’s main injury worry.

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published:Feb  18

A final move of the game try snatched a 32-27 victory for City of Armagh over Buccaneers in a hugely entertaining All Ireland League Division 1B game played in front of a big attendance at The Palace Grounds, Armagh, on Saturday. The win propels the Ulster side up to third in the league table while the heartbreak defeat drops Buccs to second from bottom.

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Buccs players in action with Ireland w/e Feb 8th

published:Feb  08

Best of luck to a trio of Buccaneers players who feature on Ireland teams this weekend. NIALL MURRAY retains his berth at lock for the U-20's who play away to Scotland where scrumhalf COLM REILLY has been promoted to the bench. Meanwhile JOHN SUTTON starts at hooker for Ireland Clubs who face their Scottish counterparts at Donnybrook this evening.

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published:Feb  06

A really strong second half performance secured a well deserved Connacht Junior 1A League 16-7 victory by Buccaneers over Monivea at the Castle Grounds, Monivea, on Sunday. The hosts were dogged, relying on a kicking game in testing conditions to pin Buccs back whenever the opportunity presented itself. But the Pirates stuck to the task on hand to record a win that keeps them in third place in this division as well as avenging their single point home loss to Monivea early in the season.

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NUIG 26 Buccaneers 48

published:Jan  28

Following a disappointing defeat to leaders Old Wesley at home the previous week, a renewed and determined Buccaneers put NUI Galway to the sword by 48-26 at the University’s grounds in Dangan, Galway last Sunday. Buccs welcomed back Darren Browne from injury at hooker whilst debutant Mark Balaski was able to join the squad after a prolonged injury lay off. Before the kick off, captain James Kelly asked the players for a renewed commitment for the remainder of the season, starting with NUIG and the squad duly delivered.

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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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