It has been a truly difficult and challenging year for Buccaneers Rugby Football Club. Very few matches played, reduced revenue, and isolation due to the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic. The club has also endured considerable losses too through the deaths of some members and family connections, notably the all too early passing of such as Ray Fagan, Kevin Canavan and Bridie Meagher in 2020. We will remember them and also club members who have had serious illnesses this year. Keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully, the New Year will bring better times and, meanwhile, we wish all our members and their families peace and happiness at this extraordinary Christmas time and good health and joy in 2021.
Finally we thank everyone who has contributed to Buccaneers RFC during this unprecedented year, be it by coaching young players, managing a team, officiating or administrating in some capacity, or through sponsorship. Thanks too to the media for their coverage of matters Buccaneers throughout 2020.
BUCCS 50/50 DRAW
BUCCANEERS RFC ‘50/50 DRAW’ was scheduled to commence in The Bounty on St. Stephen’s Night but due to the latest Covid-19 lockdown the start has had to be deferred for the time being. Entry is only €2 per week. If you pay €50 lump sum half-yearly, you get one week free entry while €100 subscription covers you for a year including two free weeks draw entries. The winner’s envelope will be pulled out of the draw drum and he/she will win half of that week’s collection (with the remaining half going to the club).
Envelopes are available at The Bounty or from our Administrator Geraldine in the club’s office (contact 0861732711) or from members of the organising sub-committee of Adrian Hanley, Mele Kiripati, Fidelma Gilligan, Michael Kiely, Pat McManus, Rory Grenham, Joan Webster and Yvonne O’Shea.
‘YOUR CLUB, YOUR COUNTRY’
Buccaneers RFC had no winner in the recent IRFU ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw. However, as a gesture of appreciation by the club to those who generously supported this fund-raiser, Buccs held an internal draw this week for one prize of €200 and three prizes of €100 each. The lucky winners are:- Aidan Clarke won €200 with Lucy Boland, Jim Keane and Sean Naughton winning €100 each.
Congrats to Conor and Lisa Galvin on the birth of their daughter Isobel.