BUCCS HOME TO OLD CRESCENT
BUCCANEERS will be striving to make a swift return to winning ways when they entertain Old Crescent in the Energia All-Ireland League at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon. Kick off for this Division 2A match is 2.30 p.m.
Buccs overcame the Limerick club 34-20 in a highly entertaining contest at Rosbrien at the end of October and will hope that on home soil they can again prevail. But Old Crescent are on a decent run of results at the moment despite a surprising 29-12 loss away to Dolphin last weekend. Prior to that they had won three of their previous four fixtures to move up to mid-table. Ronan McKenna, Dan Hurley, Kevin Doyle, Cian Reale, Val McDermott and Jordan Higgins will take watching by the Pirates.
Meanwhile, Buccaneers too must regroup. Feet may not have on the ground at UL Bohs due to big wins preceding that encounter. Hopefully, focus and application will be readjusted for the visit of Old Crescent as the Pirates bid to maintain their play-offs momentum. If effort, enterprise and cohesion is what they need to be, then the Athlone side should come out on top but they will need disciplined and sustained endeavour to achieve that.