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Buccs U14 Tigers show Skill and Endevour v NUIG

published:Mar  30   2015

Buccs Tigers 14- NUIG 19 (Sat March 21st.)

Buccs Tigers travelled to Dangan in Co Galway on Saturday trying to continue the improvements seen in recent weeks. They lads fell just short of a win but showed plenty of skill and endevour through the game.

Buccs went into the game missing some important Tigers players as well as keeping the Sharks squad in reserve for this one.

Buccs started well and were being diected well by the impressive Michael Byrne. Any surges that NUIG did manage were stalled by the Tigerish defence of Killiam Fallon, Lorcan Withers and the exceptional Daniel Westman who showed huge commitment in defence.

After conceding an early try Buccs replied with some sustaied pressure which saw Ruairi Campion break from a scrum and touch down. Buccs trailed by just two at the break but suffered the ultimate one/two combination with with Nuig scoring two quick break away tries to lead 19-5.

Buccs lifted their efforts at this stage with Michael and Daniel Butler putting in a good shift as did the hard working Julian Devaney. Jack Martin gave Buccs good field position with some dangerous breaks on the wing and the pressure told when Devaney crashed over for a try which was converted by Byrne.

All in all Buccs will be disappointed to have conceded some soft scores with some players a little rusty from missing some recent training however the spirit and ability of this group cannot be questionned.

Ethan Connolly, Michael Butler, Daniel Butler, Eoin Slevin, Ruairi Campion, Billy Dalton, Scott Ward, Julian Devaney, Kevin Horan, Martin Fallon, Dirmuid Glynn Mcloughlin, Michael Byrne, Lorcan Withers, Daniel Westman, Jack Martin, Killian Fallon, Jessie Midelton, Fergus O Sullivan, Ebhan Slattery, Vinny Gaetani.

Meanwhile Buccs Sharks have progressed to a home quarter final in the cup versus Tuam this week after a fine win away to a much fancied Sligo side.