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BUCCANEERS 24 ST MARY’S COLLEGE 17

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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BUCCS MUST PASS ST. MARY’S COLLEGE TEST ON SATURDAY

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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Dublin University 19 Buccaneers 26

published:Feb  18

BUCCANEERS U-20’s completed a highly commendable J.P.Fanagan Leinster Premier League 2 double over third placed Dublin University when they overcame the Students 26-19 in Santry on Sunday. The Athlone side’s bonus point win moves them up to fourth in the league table. Having fallen just short to St. Mary’s College the previous week, the young Buccs regrouped to pass this tough College test in a thrilling encounter.

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CITY OF ARMAGH 32 BUCCANEERS 27

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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HENSHAW FAMILY ‘SESSIONS BY THE FIRESIDE’ IN THE BOUNTY

published:Feb  06

The Henshaw Family will play a series of “Fireside Sessions” on Thursday nights during February in The Bounty. Music will start at 9.30 p.m. and there is no cover charge. All are welcome including guest musicians and singers to come along and enjoy great music and craic for the next four Thursdays…..not to be missed! Meanwhile their charity CD “Secret Sessions” is on sale at The Bounty and also at various outlets in Athlone and further afield.

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published:Feb  06

BUCCS TRIO IN INTERNATIONAL ACTION

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MONIVEA 7 BUCCANEERS 16

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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LIAM QUIRKE, RIP.

published:Feb  05

LIAM QUIRKE, brother of past President and Trustee Dick, has passed away. Funeral Mass this Tuesday, February 5th, in Church of St. Oliver Plunkett, Renmore, Galway, at 11 a.m. May he rest in eternal peace.

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