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PATRICK SLEVIN, RIP

published:Feb  05

PATRICK SLEVIN, RIP. Father of former club captain Kieran and player Paraic has passed away. Funeral Mass in Tubberclaire Church today, Tuesday, February 5th at 11 a.m. May he rest in eternal peace.

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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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BUCCS AWAY TO MONIVEA in J1 league

published:Jan  27

With both the Firsts and U-20’s having no matches this coming weekend, Buccaneers J1’s have pride of place on the fixtures list on Sunday when they travel to the Castle Grounds to take on Monivea in the Connacht Junior 1A League. Kick off is 2.30 p.m. for this joust between two teams that have little between them on the league table. Buccs are currently in third place, just one point and one place above Sunday’s opponents. Indeed when the teams met very early in the season in Athlone, Monivea came out on top by just a single point 11-10. The Pirates were not so well organised at that stage and will be optimistic that, if they can repeat their second half display against Connemara, they can fashion an away victory.

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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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