FIXTURES RESCHEDULED + U-15's TABLE QUIZ | News | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Mar  12   2018

BUCCANEERS SECONDS entertain their Sligo counterparts in a rescheduled Connacht Junior 1A League match at Dubarry Park on Friday night. Sligo dished out a heavy defeat to Buccs in the opening round of this league when the Pirates were not organised so the Athlone side will be striving to atone for that loss. Currently Sligo lie in third place with the midlanders lying in sixth. A home win for the Pirates would elevate them above Monivea in the league table. Kick off is now at 8 p.m.


BUCCANEERS U-20’s got a walkover from Suttonians last weekend. These young Buccs would have preferred a match but lots of clubs, including ourselves, are struggling to field sides particularly at the tail end of a long season. Buccs welcome Greystones to Dubarry Park this Sunday for a rearranged J.P.Fanagan Leinster U-20 Premier League 2 tie that kicks off at 3 p.m.


BUCCANEERS WOMENS team Connacht Womens Cup quarter-final was conceded by Carrick-On-Shannon last weekend. The Leitrim ladies were unable to muster a full team but, to their great credit, they travelled to Athlone where they played a friendly 12-a-side match with Buccs providing some players to the visiting team. This proved a valuable workout for the Pirate lasses as they prepare for a home Cup semi-final against Castlebar on March 25th.




There will be a pre-match function for Buccaneers final home game of the season against Garryowen on Saturday, April 7th. €30 per person covers lunch including wine in The Bounty, matchday programme and free admittance to the stand for the match. Groups and individuals can be catered for. To book, contact Pat Hynes 0876883833 or our Administrator Geraldine 0861732711.




BUCCANEERS U-15s are holding a TABLE QUIZ in The Bounty on Friday night, March 23rd at 8 p.m. Teams of four. Entry is €10 per adult or €5 for underage participants. Complimentary finger food will be served. All support will be greatly appreciated.




Congratulations to Ireland on winning the Nat West Six Nations championship with a game to spare. Here’s wishing they can now achieve the Grand Slam and what better way to do it than overcoming England on their own soil on St. Patrick’s Day! Come on you legends in green!!! 




NEWSTALK RADIO’S ‘OFF THE BALL’ programme, which was broadcast live from Dubarry Park last Wednesday, attracted a full house to The Bounty. It proved a highly entertaining show under Ger Gilroy’s able probing. The panel of Noel Mannion, David Henshaw and Gavin Duffy regaled the audience with their stories and opinions while Eddie O’Sullivan’s pre-recorded piece was very well received as he reflected fondly on his time coaching Buccaneers and gave his predictions on the Ireland v Scotland showdown.