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BUCCANEERS 41 OLD WESLEY 14

published:Oct  22

After a difficult opening to their All-Ireland League campaign, Buccaneers finally clicked into form with a barn-storming display against Old Wesley earning their first win on a 41-14 scoreline at Dubarry Park. Blistering starts to both halves stunned the previously undefeated visitors and Buccs were full value for their emphatic bonus point Division 1B victory in Athlone on Saturday.

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BUCCS HOME TO OLD WESLEY & MONIVEA ON SATURDAY

published:Oct  17

Buccaneers are home to Old Wesley in the All-Ireland League on Saturday next. Kick off at Dubarry Park, Athlone, is 2.30 p.m.  Old Wesley, for whom Alan Gaughan is the latest to join the large contingent of ex-Buccaneers in Donnybrook, lie fourth in the league table following a win against City of Armagh and a draw with neighbours Old Belvedere.

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‘Dine in the Dark’ with Robbie Henshaw next Tuesday

published:Oct  15

Robbie Henshaw is hosting a ‘Dine in the Dark’ fundraiser in aid of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland at Grogan’s of Glasson on Tuesday next, October 23rd. This novel dining experience, which will also include the launch of Robbie’s new range of eyewear, starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are €60 per person and can be booked online at henshaweyewear-dineinthedark.eventbrite.com or by phoning Grogan’s 0906485158.

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Upcoming Youths Fixtures

published:Oct  14

Two interesting teams visit Dubarry Park this week. First to arrive will be Ellon, a club in Aberdeenshire, who are bringing their U-12 squad to Ireland. They will be playing in a blitz with their Buccaneers counterparts in Galway on Saturday. Their coach is Mel Mannion, a native of Arcadia in Athlone, while long-time stalwart Buccaneers player and past captain Alex Hayman is a product of Ellon. They will be meeting up with Alex in The Bounty on Friday.

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BANBRIDGE 24 BUCCANEERS 0

published:Oct  14

Despite a battling and sustained effort, Buccaneers were outgunned on their maiden visit to Rifle Park where Banbridge’s powerful pack laid the foundation for the home side’s 24-0 victory in this All-Ireland League Division 1B game on Saturday. In this first ever meeting between the clubs, the northerners dominated for large spells of a game played in saturated weather conditions.

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DISCOUNT ON CONNACHT TICKETS

published:Oct  11

CONNACHT RUGBY is offering a 15% discount off adult and junior tickets to Buccaneers members for the main stand for their European Challenge Cup game against Bordeaux at The Sportsground on this Saturday.

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BUCCS AWAY TO BANBRIDGE

published:Oct  09

BUCCANEERS have a first ever meeting with Banbridge when the teams duel at Rifle Park in the Co. Down town on Saturday next. This All-Ireland League Division 1B game kicks off in the northern venue at 2.30 p.m.

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Naas too strong for depleted Buccs but U-20's tops in qualifier

published:Oct  09

BUCCANEERS 13 NAAS 36

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BUCCANEERS KICK OFF AIL AT HOME TO NAAS

published:Oct  01

BUCCANEERS kick off their All-Ireland League campaign with an intrigueing home fixture against Naas on Saturday. This Division 1B encounter kicks off in Dubarry Park at 2.30 p.m. The teams’ only previous meetings were in this division two seasons ago with the Pirates coming out on top on both occasions. Both matches were finely balanced, exciting jousts so spectators will be hoping for more of the same in Athlone on Saturday.

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U-20’s COMMENCE SEASON on Sunday

published:Sep  24

BUCCANEERS U-20’s commence their season with a qualifier for the J.P.Fanagan Leinster League when they travel to take on Seapoint at Kilboggett Park, Killiney, in south Dublin on Sunday afternoon. Kick off is 3 p.m.

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