BUCCANEERS are on the road for the second successive week, this time the long 400km round trip north to play Rainey Old Boys in the Energia All-Ireland League at Hatrick Park, Magherafelt where this Division 2A game kicks off at 2.30 p.m. Buccs lost on their only visit to the Co. Derry venue a couple of seasons ago but Rainey are struggling this term, propping up the league table behind Nenagh Ormonde on scoring difference. On their own patch, however, they will be dangerous foes especially as they are in dire need of points.

Meanwhile, Buccs will be searching for a victory that would consolidate their top four berth. The Pirates look well capable of this having already accounted for the northerners at Dubarry Park. However, they allowed themselves get dragged into an arm wrestle on that occasion when application and focus was not what it needed to be. Expect that to be addressed by the coaches and the midlanders should have the necessary options to come home with the spoils.

BUCCANEERS SECONDS are home to Westport in the Connacht Junior 1A League on Sunday with this likely to be an evenly-contested tussle as third placed Buccs are just above the Mayo side who lie in fifth spot. The action gets under way in this crunch tie at Dubarry Park at 2.30 p.m. with both teams chasing qualification for the semi-finals.

BUCCANEERS U-20’s head to the capital on Sunday where they duel with Lansdowne in the J.P.Fanagan Leinster Premier 3 League. Kick-off time at Lansdowne Road’s G4 side pitch is 2.30 p.m. These young Buccs will need to function right from the start in this duel.

BUCCANEERS WOMEN are also on the road, heading north-west to Heffernan Park where they face Ballina in a rescheduled Connacht Womens League game. This basement battle gets under way at 1 p.m. on Sunday.