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NETWORKING LUNCH A SPLENDID SUCCESS

published:Feb  08

BUCCANEERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB’S NETWORKING LUNCH proved hugely enjoyable and splendidly successful. It was a full house for this inaugural event held in Athlone’s Sheraton Hotel.

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IRELAND OPEN SESSION SOLD OUT

published:Feb  05

The free tickets for Ireland’s Open Session, to be held at Dubarry Park on Thursday week, were all snaffled up within minutes of being available on Ticketmaster last Saturday. This promises to be a hugely exciting morning at Buccaneers on February 15th and all ticket holders are advised to come along early. Turnstiles will be open from 10 a.m. However, please note that ticket holders only will be admitted.

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BUCCANEERS 20 TERENURE COLLEGE 24

published:Feb  05

Despite putting in a brave and sustained effort, Buccaneers just could not hold on for a priceless Ulster Bank League Division 1A win when they were overhauled by Terenure College in an intense battle at Dubarry Park on Saturday. The spirited Pirates were exhilarating in the opening half hour but their depleted squad could not maintain their exciting attacking play against more seasoned opponents who slowly but surely reeled in a 20-3 halftime deficit to edge an absorbing contest 24-20.

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BUCCS HOME TO TERENURE COLLEGE

published:Jan  30

BUCCANEERS are home to Terenure College in an absolutely “must win” Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon. This crunch encounter kicks off at 2.30 p.m. With both teams chasing points for differing reasons, --Terenure striving to achieve a home Top Four semi-final and Buccs desperate to move away from the bottom of the league table – a cracking and committed battle is anticipated.

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UCD 17 BUCCANEERS 14

published:Jan  30

After a disciplined opening, a poor mid section of their Ulster Bank League Division 1A game away to University College Dublin cost Buccaneers dearly as they gave themselves too much to do when going down 17-14 at the Belfield Bowl on Saturday. This was an eminently winnable game for Buccs and they will be massively disappointed not only with this latest defeat but more keenly the manner of it. The midlanders made too many errors and struggled at the setpieces in a performance that fell below expectations. 

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BUCCS TAKE ON UCD AT BELFIELD

published:Jan  22

The stop-start Ulster Bank League Division 1A resumes on Saturday when Buccaneers head to the capital to tackle University College Dublin at Belfield where the action gets under way at 2.30 p.m. Buccs first AIL win this season came at home to the Students on a 19-13 margin when a passionate and sustained effort gained due reward for the Pirates. They will have to be equally committed and disciplined if they are to stretch their winning sequence against UCD to four victories in a row, the Athlone side having completed a double over College in 1B five seasons ago when the clubs were last in the same division.

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IRELAND squad to hold Open Day at Buccaneers RFC.

published:Jan  17

 

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CASTLEBAR 51 BUCCANEERS SECONDS 17

published:Jan  17

BUCCANEERS SECONDS made a tame exit from the Connacht Junior Cup when going down 51-17 to Castlebar at wet and windy Cloondeash on Sunday. Buccs made seven changes from their most recent outing which was over a month ago and, consequently, their play was disjointed and disorganised. The hosts, meanwhile, had a sturdy pack that they made good use of as well as utilising their rolling substitutions to telling effect.

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SECONDS AWAY TO CASTLEBAR IN JUNIOR CUP

published:Jan  08

BUCCANEERS SECONDS face a tricky assignment when they head to Castlebar on Sunday for a Connacht Junior Cup joust with the Mayo club. The Pirates will need to be at their focussed and committed best when the action kicks off in Cloondeash at 2 p.m. Castlebar lie third in Division 1B but, like this Buccs side, have a tendency for inconsistency. It’s a clash that could go either way and that old sporting term “who wants it most” could be the decisive ingredient.

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CORK CONSTITUTION 26 BUCCANEERS 0

published:Jan  08

BUCCANEERS came away empty handed from Temple Hill, Cork, where they suffered a 26-0 Ulster Bank League Division 1A defeat at the hands of Cork Constitution on Saturday. While the defending champions were worthy winners, the midlanders contributed to their own downfall with errors helping the hosts to three of their tries.

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