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Weather defers Tag Finals

published:Jul  22   2019

The thunder and lightning plus torrential downpours forced the deferral of Buccaneers Tag Rugby Finals last Friday on safety concerns. At time of writing, the rescheduled date has not been confirmed but this Thursday or Friday are possible alternatives, although The Bounty is not available on the latter night. Check the Tag Rugby Facebook page for confirmation.

Open nights for Girls and Womens players

There will be an Open Session for Girls interested in giving rugby a try on this Thursday, July 25th. This is supported by the IRFU and invites girls aged 12 upwards to come along to Dubarry Park, Athlone, from 6.30 p.m. No previous playing experience is necessary. Meanwhile, Buccaneers Womens mentors are holding an Open Night shortly. This also takes place at Dubarry Park on Wednesday, August 7th at 7 p.m. All welcome including beginners.

Rugby Summer Camp

Connacht Rugby Summer Camp takes place in Dubarry Park from August 12th to 16th. This is suitable for boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old and is run by IRFU accredited coaches. Connacht Rugby players will attend on one day and all who attend for the week will receive a rugby ball, a Connacht zip top and a ticket to a Connacht home match in the coming season. To register, log on to Please note that registration is not done through Buccaneers!

Golf Classic today

Buccaneers Annual Golf Classic takes place at Glasson Golf Club on this Wednesday, July 24th.


Best wishes to Martin Webster on his recent birthday; Congrats on hitting the ‘BIG 50’.


The death occurred last week of former club captain Frank Daly. Frank was one of the club’s early playing stalwarts and captained Athlone Rugby Football Club to their first major success, winning the Connacht Senior Cup in 1955. A fullback, he was also a key contributor to the club’s Connacht Senior League triumph the following season. He was capped by Connacht v Munster in 1954.

Deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Patricia and family including sons Niall and Kevin who also have long associations with the club. May he rest in eternal peace.

Heartfelt condolences are also extended to Kevin Canavan and family on the tragic passing of his son-in-law Donnchadh who was married to Kevin’s daughter Michelle. Ar dheis De a anam.