News 5 | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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THANK YOU, FOLKS!

published:Feb  16

BUCCANEERS R.F.C. extends a massive "THANK YOU" to all who attended the Ireland Open Session at Dubarry Park, Athlone. This gratitude goes to all our considerable number of volunteer stewards and organisers, the huge crowd of well behaved spectators and supporters and, of course, to Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and his wonderful squad of players and mentors. 

It was a truly memorable occasion that the club can be very proud of. Here's wishing successful Six Nations campaigns for both the Senior and U-20 teams.

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IRELAND OPEN SESSION THIS THURSDAY

published:Feb  12

It’s all systems go around Dubarry Park as Buccaneers RFC prepares for the visit of two Ireland squads to the club on this Thursday morning. The Joe Schmidt coached Ireland senior team will take on the Ireland U-20 side (that has Paul O’Connell as forwards coach) in an Open Training Session getting under way at 11 a.m.

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BUCCS AWAY TO TRINITY IN CRUNCH MATCH

published:Feb  12

BUCCANEERS travel to College Park, Dublin, where they square up to Dublin University in an Ulster Bank League match in which both clubs will be desperately seeking victory on Saturday. This basement battle kicks off at 2.30 p.m. and total commitment will be anticipated from start to finish as the teams scrap for the win that could prove so vital to their survival prospects in Division 1A.

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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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