BUCCS TRIO ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE | News | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Jun  11   2017

It may be June (the supposed off-season!) but three Buccaneers players are currently involved in international action. Topping the bill is Robbie Henshaw who follows up his debut for the British & Irish Lions against the Blues with selection on the Lions starting XV to face the Highlanders this Tuesday. Henshaw is the first Athlonian to wear the famous red jersey and everyone at Buccaneers and in the town and its surrounds are mightily proud of the 23-year-old’s achievements. Here’s hoping his form will earn him a place in the test sides for the much anticipated matches against world champions New Zealand.


Jordan Conroy’s hectic season also continues and he follows up his appearances for Ireland Sevens in Russia last week with more exciting contributions to that squad in Round 2 of the European Sevens, which is being held in Poland where he scored in each of Ireland’s three wins on the opening day.


Meanwhile Luke Carty has been called up to the Ireland U-20’s squad who have been encountering a torrid time in the World Cup being held in Georgia. With Johnny McPhillips and Bill Johnston both injured, many involved at Buccaneers felt that Carty warranted selection in the squad that travelled to the tournament. Now, following injuries to Angus Curtis and replacement Conor Fitzgerald, the young Pirate gets a belated but richly warranted call to arms. Here’s wishing Luke now gets some overdue game time at this level.




BUCCANEERS TAG RUGBY SUMMER LEAGUE continues on Thursday nights at Dubarry Park, kicking off at 7 p.m. nightly. At time of writing there is space for one more squad to participate. Squads can comprise of up to 15 players for this 7-a-side league in which each team must have at least 3 female players on the pitch at all times. Entry fee is €495 per squad and registration can be made via www.irfu.ie   No previous rugby experience is necessary for this social tournament where you can enjoy a famous Bounty burger and beer for just €6 after your match. Hopefully proper summer weather will return this week!




BUCCANEERS ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC takes place at Glasson Golf Club on Wednesday, July 19th. Entry per team of 4 players is €280 with reduced fee of €240 for teams playing before 11.30 a.m. All players can enjoy a complimentary dinner after their round of golf at the venue. To ensure preferred tee off time, book early via our Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711 or by contacting Paul Connellan/Eddie Walsh.




Congrats to Cillian Walsh, grandson of last season’s President Eddie Walsh, on receiving a Sport Scholarship Award at Dublin City University where he currently studies Multimedia.




Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Angelo Magliocco who passed away recently. May he rest in eternal peace.