CLONTARF MATCH RESCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT | News | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Mar  05   2018

This column last week predicted that “Dubarry Park would be a busy spot”. However, the “beast from the east’s” collision with “storm Emma” meant that virtually all activity was cancelled. Buccaneers home AIL fixture against Clontarf which was postponed has been rescheduled for FRIDAY night next in Dubarry Park. Kick off time under the floodlights is 8 p.m. Both teams are searching for vital points from different perspectives with the visitors chasing a Top Four play-off berth while Buccs are seeking to climb away from the bottom of the league table. Hopefully, the Pirates will play to their potential and, if they do, they could surprise Tarf who have lost three of their last four matches to slip down the league table. A big attendance on the day could help the midlanders.


Buccaneers U-20’s have a J.P.Fanagan Leinster U-20 Premier League 2 fixture away to Suttonians on Sunday when the kick off is 3 p.m. Buccaneers Seconds Connacht Junior League Division 1A match against their Sligo counterparts has been refixed for Sunday week March 18th. Our Womens team were due to play Carrick-On-Shannon in the quarter-final of the Connacht Womens Cup in Athlone and this game could yet go ahead on this Sunday. Keep an eye on our website for any information re these matches.


There will be a pre-match functions for Buccaneers final Ulster Bank League home fixture against Garryowen on Saturday, April 7th. For €30 per person, you can enjoy lunch with wine in The Bounty, complimentary matchday programme and free admission to the stand for the match. Groups or individuals can be catered for. To book, please contact Pat Hynes 0876883833 or our Administrator Geraldine 0861732711.


‘OFF THE BALL’ tonight in The Bounty

NEWSTALK RADIO is broadcasting their highly popular “OFF THE BALL” sports programme live from The Bounty tonight (Wednesday) with transmission commencing at 7.30 p.m. However, anyone who wishes to attend is urged to be there not later than 7.15 p.m. Three legends with Buccs connections – Eddie O’Sullivan, David Henshaw and Noel Mannion – will feature on the panel as will former Ireland and Connacht player Gavin Duffy. Ireland’s vital game against Scotland will surely take pride of place in the show which will also feature coverage of sports other than rugby. The show lasts for 90 minutes and Athlonian Adrian Barry (raised literally a drop goal kick away from The Bounty!) is a key driver of this successful programme.


All are welcome to come along on the night but please note that you must register for a ticket on and quote BUCCANEERS as password to obtain your ticket. Tickets are FREE and you will need to show printed ticket or mobile phone version to gain admittance.




Heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of Brian Carty who has passed away at far too young an age. May he rest in eternal peace.