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BUCCS HOME TO GARRYOWEN IN ‘MUST WIN’ GAME

published:Apr  02

With just two rounds of fixtures remaining, Buccaneers enter the ‘last chance saloon’ when they square up to Garryowen in their final home match of this season’s Ulster Bank League on Saturday. This Glenroyal Hotel sponsored Division 1A game is vital for both clubs’ aspirations with the Limerick side intent on retaining their current Top Four play-off berth while nothing less than victory by the Pirates will prevent an immediate return to 1B for the Athlone outfit. Consequently, a full-blooded encounter is anticipated at Dubarry Park where the action kicks off at 2.30 p.m.

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BUCCANEERS 0 NUI GALWAY 39......no joy in Womens Cup final

published:Apr  02

There was no joy for Buccaneers as NUI Galway completed a League and Cup double when they proved much too strong for the Athlonians in the Connacht Womens Cup final played at a typically windy Galway Sportsground on Sunday with the Students triumphing 39-0. College got off to a flying start and, despite the best efforts of Buccs, the outcome was rarely in doubt thereafter.

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BUCCS IN WOMENS CUP FINAL ON SUNDAY

published:Mar  26

BUCCANEERS WOMENS team bid for glory when they square up to NUIG in the Connacht Womens Cup final at Galway Sportsground on Sunday next. Kick off is 3 p.m. and will be preceded by the Plate final.

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YOUNG MUNSTER 24 BUCCANEERS 22

published:Mar  26

A late try secured a narrow 24-22 victory for Young Munster over Buccaneers in a well contested Ulster Bank League Division 1A encounter played in sunny conditions at Tom Clifford Park, Limerick, on Saturday. The bonus point win keeps the Cookies in touch for a Top Four finish while Buccs, who rallied from 19-3 down to edge ahead going in to the final quarter, will gain little solace from their losing bonus point as they strive to avoid relegation.

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9 ALL IRELAND FINALS IN DUBARRY PARK

published:Mar  19

The Irish Colleges & Universities rugby finals take place in Dubarry Park on this Wednesday, March 21st. This is the second successive year that these prestigious deciders are being held in Athlone. Six finals are down for decision with the opening match kicking off at 1 p.m. Highlight is likely to be the concluding match between IT Carlow and Garda, which is a repeat of last year’s Mens final. Unfortunately, host college Athlone Institute of Technology does not feature in any of the finals this year.

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THIRD GRAND SLAM FOR IRELAND!

published:Mar  19

Congratulations to the Ireland rugby squad and mentors on achieving an all too rare Six Nations championship Grand Slam. Already assured of the championship, Ireland hit the ground running to force the pace for large swathes of an enthralling contest. They were composed and clinical for the majority of the game with their oft criticised defence being massive. Head Coach Joe Schmidt’s attention to detail came up with another trick or two to thwart the ‘auld enemy’ at Twickenham on, appropriately, St. Patrick’s Day. Incredibly, England finished second from bottom in the championship which will, no doubt, please that nice Aussie Eddie Jones! Loads of burgeoning talent in the squad including our own Robbie Henshaw who now has a Grand Slam added to his already impressive CV that includes being a British & Irish Lion as well as a PRO12 title. Other Athlone connections include physio Keith Fox and Fergus McFadden, nephew of Tony Lowry. Well done again to all.

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BUCCS AWAY TO YOUNG MUNSTER

published:Mar  19

BUCCANEERS travel to one of the great homes of club rugby in Ireland on Saturday when they square up to Young Munster in their penultimate away fixture in the Ulster Bank League at Tom Clifford Park. The Limerick venue, where home support is absolutely partisan, has seen a number of epic battles in front of bumper crowds between these two clubs who both sport black and gold colours. While this weekend’s joust is unlikely to attract such a large attendance, the outcome of the exchanges which kick off at 2.30 p.m. will nevertheless be of the utmost importance to both the Cookies and the Pirates.

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Best of luck Marist College

published:Mar  16

Best of luck is wished from all at Buccaneers RFC to the Marist College Junior team in Tuesday's Connacht Schools Cup final at The Sportsground Galway. Go guys!!

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Colm Reilly named in Ireland squad

published:Mar  13

Congratulations to young Buccaneers scrumhalf COLM REILLY who has been named in the Ireland U-19 squad. The richly promising teenager is a product of Garbally College and also his home town club Ballinasloe. Colm has featured regularly for Buccs U-20’s this season in the Leinster League. His father Stephen was also a back of note, serving Ballinasloe for many a season and also wearing Buccaneers colours with distinction. Everyone at Buccaneers wishes Colm every success on his international call-up.

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FIXTURES RESCHEDULED + U-15's TABLE QUIZ

published:Mar  12

BUCCANEERS SECONDS entertain their Sligo counterparts in a rescheduled Connacht Junior 1A League match at Dubarry Park on Friday night. Sligo dished out a heavy defeat to Buccs in the opening round of this league when the Pirates were not organised so the Athlone side will be striving to atone for that loss. Currently Sligo lie in third place with the midlanders lying in sixth. A home win for the Pirates would elevate them above Monivea in the league table. Kick off is now at 8 p.m.

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