CONGRATS ALL ROUND
Congratulations to Buccaneers players Tom Sheehan and Jack Pollard who touched down for two tries as Ireland U-18’s defeated Wales 7-5 and Scotland 19-5 before losing to Italy 29-5 in a training tournament held in Cardiff. Meanwhile Buccs quartet Kailin Blessing, Kyle Byrne, Andrew Henson and Kyle Mahon played for Connacht U-17’s who defeated Munster and Ulster but lost narrowly to Leinster.
It was a good weekend too for Buccaneers U-14 Girls squad who made a successful long trip north to Enniskillen. They had an early start to their day and indeed to their season but came home with silverware following a 33-7 victory over the Co. Fermanagh club to be the first winners of the Michael Scallon Junior Perpetual Cup. Two tries late in the first half gave the Buccs girls the initiative and their fast attacking breaks allied to strong defensive work proved too much for the northerners. After the Cup was presented to captain Sally Fleming, they got to see Merissa Kiripati in action for Connacht U-18’s against Ulster.
Finally, well done to Connacht Womens team on their dramatic victory over Leinster. Ivana Kiripati started at No.8 in this rare win with Aoibheann Reilly being particularly influential at scrumhalf, a position in which her brother Colm is also highly adept.