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IRELAND squad to hold Open Day at Buccaneers RFC.

published:Jan  17   2018


The Ireland Senior rugby squad are visiting Athlone in mid February and they will hold an Open Training Session at Dubarry Park, home of Buccaneers Rugby Football Club, on Thursday, February 15th. This is a massively exciting event which Buccaneers are extremely proud to host. A huge crowd is expected to attend and admission will be restricted to ticket holders only. Tickets, which are free, will be available on from February 3rd and can only be obtained by using this website.


Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt and team manager Paul Dean led an IRFU delegation to the club last autumn. They were delighted with the quality of the facilities for this mini camp that the Athlone club could offer and were glad to confirm the Ireland team’s return to the premier midlands rugby venue. In the meantime, the club has been busy preparing for the visit.


Much interest will focus on players such as Athlone’s own Robbie Henshaw, Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony, Tadhg Furlong, Conor Murray, Joey Carberry and Bundee Akee along with “bolter” Jordan Larmour and James Ryan, another youngster of immense potential. Highlight of this occasion is likely to be the training session kicking off at 11 a.m. when Ireland U-20’s team will provide opposition for the Senior side. This will be followed by pitchside signing of autographs by the players for the thousands of fans expected at the event. The senior management team and a number of players will also undertake media interviews at this time.


It will entail a huge undertaking by Buccaneers RFC officials and members to host the Open Day with scores of volunteers on duty as stewards, ball boys, etc. throughout the visit. The club has proven in the past it’s ability to cope when hosting Ireland U-20 Six Nations fixtures for many seasons. For those intending to come along to watch and enjoy the occasion, the key messages are to get your tickets as soon as they come available on Ticketmaster from February 3rd and then get to the stadium in good time on the day.


For further information, keep an eye on but please note that tickets are NOT available through the club, only via Ticketmaster website.