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Buccaneers RFC – Youth and Mini Player of the Year Awards

published:May  03   2015

Sunday April 26th saw the official end of the rugby season for Buccaneers Youths Rugby with presentations for “Player of the Year” and “Most Improved Player” at Youth and Mini level for both boys and girls.

It as a particularly successful event attended by over 250 players, parents and coaches who enjoyed an outdoor BBQ, music and slide show in The Bounty, Dubarry Park.

The master of ceremonies for the evening was Joe Browne president elect assisted by Brian Tallon Mini Co-ordinator, Paul Brosnan Youths Co-ordinator and manager of each team who gave a brief account the teams progress throughout the year, introduced the nominees and announced the winners. They were as follows-
U13 – Ruaidhri Fallon, whose team reached the Cup semi-final but ruled out due to a technicality and joint 2nd place in the league.
U14 – Shane Greene and Eoin Slevin, fielding two teams in the league and reached the Cup final played in the Sportsground.
U15 – Mathias O’ Neill and Cathal O’ Grady, fielding two teams in the league where both reached the semi-final stages and the Yellow team went on to becoming Connacht Champions
U16 – Shea Henry, team reaching Cup quarter-final
U17 – Thomas McGann, team reaching Cup quarter-final and second place in the league behind by a point!
U18 – Luke Carty, team reaching Cup quarter final.

Presentation of prizes was made by Ray Fagan President of Buccaneers RFC and Jude Lennon, newly appointed Director of Rugby.

On a personal note, my I extend my sincerest gratitude to those coaches/managers who after a game, usually over the weekend and often away, put pen to paper late into the night and wrote match reports particularly Brian Tallon U15’s and Mini’s, John Waters U13’s and Ian Scouler u14’s. Sublime efforts ensuring our players’ achievements are duly recognised and making my job as Mini/Youths PRO an easy one, thank you.

For all you parents who would like your child to be involved in an active, healthy team sport our season will begin next September and Tag Rugby will continue throughout the summer months.

Thomas O’ Neill
Buccaneers RFC
Youths PRO