THIRD GRAND SLAM FOR IRELAND! | News | Buccaneers Rugby Football Club Athlone

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published:Mar  19   2018

Congratulations to the Ireland rugby squad and mentors on achieving an all too rare Six Nations championship Grand Slam. Already assured of the championship, Ireland hit the ground running to force the pace for large swathes of an enthralling contest. They were composed and clinical for the majority of the game with their oft criticised defence being massive. Head Coach Joe Schmidt’s attention to detail came up with another trick or two to thwart the ‘auld enemy’ at Twickenham on, appropriately, St. Patrick’s Day. Incredibly, England finished second from bottom in the championship which will, no doubt, please that nice Aussie Eddie Jones! Loads of burgeoning talent in the squad including our own Robbie Henshaw who now has a Grand Slam added to his already impressive CV that includes being a British & Irish Lion as well as a PRO12 title. Other Athlone connections include physio Keith Fox and Fergus McFadden, nephew of Tony Lowry. Well done again to all.




BUCCANEERS U-15’s are holding a TABLE QUIZ in The Bounty on this Friday night, March 23rd at 8 p.m. Tables of four is the usual format with entry fee of €10 per adult or only €5 per youth. There will be a raffle and complimentary finger food. All support on the night will be greatly appreciated.




BUCCANEERS final home match in this season’s Ulster Bank League takes place on Saturday, April 7th when Top Four chasing Garryowen will be visitors. The club is hosting a pre-match lunch for this game. Cost is €30 per person and, for this, you can enjoy meal with wine, free admission to the match and receive a complimentary matchday programme. Groups or individuals can be catered for. Contact Pat Hynes 0876883833 or our Administrator Geraldine 0861732711 to book.




Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of former player and life member John Coffey. Heartfelt condolences also to Jimmy Screene and family on the passing of his father J.P. May they rest in eternal peace.