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Buccs complete campaign at Aviva Stadium

published:Apr  16

LANSDOWNE 26 BUCCANEERS 17

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BUCCS PLAY LEADERS LANSDOWNE IN AVIVA STADIUM

published:Apr  09

BUCCANEERS final Ulster Bank League fixture pits them against long time table toppers Lansdowne at Lansdowne Road’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Kick off for this Division 1A game is 2.30 p.m. With relegation now confirmed, Buccs have little to play for but can be counted on to display pride and vigour in this outing. Lansdowne have suffered just one defeat this season and are eager to regain the league title. They have quality performers in all sections of their strong squad where ex-Bucc Josh O’Rourke is now firmly established in the second row.

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BUCCANEERS RELEGATED

published:Apr  09

BUCCANEERS 10 GARRYOWEN 22

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5 YOUNG BUCCS PLAY FOR IRELAND

published:Apr  02

BUCCANEERS had no less than five young players wearing the green of Ireland last week. Colm Reilly and Ryan Lomas were in the Ireland U-19 squad that had mixed results against Japan. Meanwhile, the Athlone club went one better on the Ireland U-18 side with a trio --- Darragh Murray, Liam Winnett and Saul O’Carroll --- all starting in the win over Canada.

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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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