CONGRATULATIONS ROBBIE & CONOR! | News | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Apr  23   2018

Congrats to Robbie Henshaw on being awarded an Address of Recognition by Westmeath County Council. This was a long overdue honour for the young Athlonian who capped a memorable week by putting in (in this scribe’s opinion) a ‘man of the match’ performance in Leinster’s blitzing of Scarlets in the Champions Cup semi-final. It was an incredible contribution by Robbie, particularly bearing in mind that he had been out for two months due to the injury sustained against Italy. We wish Robbie and this teammates continued success in next month’s final against Racing 92.


Congrats too to former Buccaneers and Connacht scrumhalf Conor O’Loughlin on being named ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’. Through his firm GLOFOX, Conor has developed a gym management software programme that has customers in 23 countries. O’Loughlin, who was capped by Ireland A and U-20’s, is wished all the best as he plans to extend his business in USA in the near future.




Buccaneers U-15 and U-18 Girls teams are holding a Table Quiz in The Bounty on this Thursday, April 26th at 8 p.m. Entry is €10 per Adult and €5 for students. Complimentary finger food will be served. All support for the quiz will be greatly appreciated by our young female players and their coaches.




Buccaneers Annual Awards Gala takes place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, on Saturday, May 19th when our Firsts, Seconds, U-20’s and Womens Players of the Year will be honoured as well as Buccs players who have represented Ireland during the season. The Buccaneers Club Person of the Year will also be feted and members are urged to send in their nominations to our Secretary or Administrator by the end of April.




The TAG RUGBY Summer League will be getting under way early next month at Dubarry Park. You can enter your team online at or by contacting Billy McMickan at 0878196475




Huge numbers attended in The Bounty when the Nat West Six Nations and Triple Crown trophies visited Dubarry Park last week. The club particularly acknowledges the work of Richard Doyle from Connacht Rugby and our own Administrator Geraldine for their sterling work on the night to ensure that everyone got the requisite photo or selfie.




Deepest sympathy is extended to Eugene Tangney and family on the death of his mother Terry. May she rest in eternal peace.