TAG RUGBY SUMMER LEAGUE FINALS ON FRIDAY | News | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Jul  16   2017


BUCCANEERS TAG RUGBY SUMMER LEAGUE draws to a conclusion on this Friday night when the finals will be decided at Dubarry Park. The ever consistent SPRINGBUCCS, who finally achieved their holy grail in winning this tournament last summer, will defend their title in a much anticipated decider against HANLEY’S HEROES. This match will bring the curtain down on the action for another summer. Seven big games are scheduled on Friday, as follows:-


Championship Cup:- Springbuccs (holders) v Hanley’s Heroes.

Championship Plate:- Karma All Sorts v Tag Rugbaes.

Championship Bowl:- Couper’s Troopers v Run & Dodge.

Conference Cup:- Inglorious Passers v Average Joe’s.

                                Craic’N’Tag v Bounty Boozers.

Conference Plate:- Must Tag Sally v Tic Tag.

                                Octotaggers v Ru Paul O’Connell’s Tag Race.       


The team names are as inventive as ever and the rugby is likely to be just as entertaining! The presentation of awards, including Player of the Tournament, will take place after the finals in The Bounty where a mighty night of craic and music is sure to unfold! Kick off times not available at time of going to press but first match likely to be at 7 p.m. sharp.




Training for all adult players commences this Tuesday, July 18th under coaching duo Darin Claasen and Mike McCarthy. All players from Firsts, Seconds and U-20’s should be ready on the paddock by 7 p.m. Training continues on Thursdays also and new players are always welcome. The Connacht League kicks off next month with the All-Ireland League getting under way in mid September so all players need to attend early and often, particularly in preparation for life in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League. Training for the Womens squad commences on Wednesday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. and ‘newbies’ are welcome there too.




IRELAND’S MENS SEVENS squad joined their Womens counterparts in qualifying for next summer’s Sevens Rugby World Cup Finals by finishing third in the Exeter Sevens tournament at the weekend when they lost just one match. Russia emerged as the Grand Prix Series winners on 74 points, a mere two points ahead of Ireland who were playing at this high level for the first time this season. Buccaneers player Jordan Conroy made a massive contribution to Ireland’s progress. The red hot winger scored 6 tries at Exeter, bringing his haul to 17 tries in the Grand Prix Series in which he was leading scorer. The Pirates will be hoping that he maintains that form in Division 1A!  The World Cup finals take place in San Francisco next July when, hopefully, another young Buccaneer Anna McGann will be featuring on the Womens team.  




YOUTH TAG RUGBY commenced last week and continues on Wednesday evenings for six weeks at Dubarry Park. Starting time is 7 p.m. nightly. This “Give It A Try” programme is an IRFU initiative in the run up to the Womens Rugby World Cup which takes place in Dublin next month. Contact Mele Kiripati at 0838452563 for further information if you wish to participate.  




Congrats to Yvonne O’Shea and Paddy Murphy on the birth of their daughter.




Deepest sympathy is extended to Mark Claffey on the death of his mother Mandy.