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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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BUCCANEERS 7 CLONTARF 33

published:Mar  12

BUCCANEERS remain rooted at the bottom of Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League following their 33-7 home defeat to Clontarf on Friday night. This ‘Ganly’s of Athlone’ sponsored match, which fell victim to the recent snow, was rescheduled under the Dubarry Park floodlights. A cold, wet and windy night meant conditions were testing for player and spectator alike with the elements better suited to the physically stronger visitors whose bonus point victory, allied to Garryowen’s home defeat, saw the Dublin side leap frog a pair of Limerick clubs into the Top Four.

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BUCCS v CLONTARF GAME NOW ON FRIDAY NIGHT

published:Mar  05

Buccaneers Ulster Bank League match against Clontarf which fell victim to the snow of last weekend has been rescheduled to take place this Friday night at Dubarry Park. This vital Division 1A encounter will now kick off under the Athlone club’s floodlights at 8 p.m. Floodlit games tend to attract bigger attendances and better atmosphere so lets see a bumper crowd get behind the Pirates this Friday night.

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CLONTARF MATCH RESCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

published:Mar  05

This column last week predicted that “Dubarry Park would be a busy spot”. However, the “beast from the east’s” collision with “storm Emma” meant that virtually all activity was cancelled. Buccaneers home AIL fixture against Clontarf which was postponed has been rescheduled for FRIDAY night next in Dubarry Park. Kick off time under the floodlights is 8 p.m. Both teams are searching for vital points from different perspectives with the visitors chasing a Top Four play-off berth while Buccs are seeking to climb away from the bottom of the league table. Hopefully, the Pirates will play to their potential and, if they do, they could surprise Tarf who have lost three of their last four matches to slip down the league table. A big attendance on the day could help the midlanders.

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BUCCS win Connacht U-15 Development League

published:Mar  05

BUCCANEERS 22 GALWEGIANS 10

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'OFF THE BALL' comes to The Bounty on Wednesday

published:Mar  02

NEWSTALK Radio's highly entertaining sports programme "OFF THE BALL" will be broadcast live from The Bounty on Wednesday next, March 7th from 7 p.m. This fast moving sports show welcomes Buccaneers legends Eddie O'Sullivan, David Henshaw and Noel Mannion among their guests as well as former Connacht & Ireland player Gavin Duffy. Other guests may be announced later.

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BUCCS HOME GAME v CLONTARF OFF!!

published:Mar  01

BUCCANEERS are home to Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday when the action kicks off at 2.30 p.m. With the league entering the final four rounds of fixtures, the stakes are raised for all the teams and Buccs and Tarf will be battling for these precious points, albeit from differing perspectives. The midlanders prop up the league table and desperately need a change for better fortune in this Ganly’s of Athlone sponsored game while the northside Dubliners are still chasing a Top Four berth.

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