AUDI ATHLONE are continuing their title sponsorship of Buccaneers Rugby Football Club for a twelfth season. At a function in the club announcing their on-going patronage of Buccaneers, AUDI ATHLONE’s Dealer Principal Michael Moore Jnr stated that he “was extremely proud to continue our long commitment as main sponsor to Buccaneers. The relationship has grown into a strong partnership over 12 years”.
He gave Buccaneers “credit for producing talented and great players over the years with Robbie Henshaw and Jack Carty being prime examples. Due to their success, kids’ participation in rugby has sky-rocketed which is very evident in this club”.

“This takes a lot of hard work and dedication to manage, which is clearly present here throughout every season, work that is recognised by the local community and the rest of the Irish rugby network. This is about constant and continual improvements in everything we do, not only in club rugby but in achieving our own goals in life”. Mr. Moore congratulated Buccaneers on winning promotion to Division 1B and he wished everyone involved a successful season.

Club President Billy McMickan thanked and appreciated the generous support of the Moore family. AUDI ATHLONE have been generous benefactors for over a dozen years. He too wished the Buccs squads all the best and he looked forward to a successful season.

Former Ireland supremo Eddie O’Sullivan, who returns to helm the Pirates as Head Coach, said that “the step up to Division 1B will test our resolve”. But he was “lucky to have a young and highly motivated squad of players who have commitment and appetite for hard work so they will continue to improve.”

Club Captain Martin Staunton hoped “that the momentum from last season will continue and that Buccs can be competitive”. He added that “the generous patronage of AUDI ATHLONE allows the club to compete at a national level.” Both he, the Head Coach and the players were most appreciative of that continued support.

Buccaneers commence their Energia All-Ireland League Division 1B away to City of Armagh with their first home fixture against Old Wesley at Dubarry Park on Saturday, October 8th, kick off 2.30 p.m.

# Michael Moore Car Sales Ltd operates the Audi franchise in Athlone and is the No.1 Audi dealer in the midlands where they are this year celebrating 50 years in business. Like Buccaneers they are committed and ambitious in achieving their goals as evidenced by their state of the art Audi showroom and their highly dedicated Audi Sales & Aftersales teams. #