BUCCS HOME TO GARRYOWEN
BUCCANEERS final home Energia All-Ireland League game of the season heralds the visit of Garryowen to Dubarry Park on Saturday when kick-off for this Division 1B game is 2.30 p.m. The famed Limerick club was relegated from the top flight last season and are still acclimatising to the competitive fare in the second tier. They have exciting talent in their squad including Oran McNulty, Jack Oliver and (a name from the past) Gordon Wood while Liam Coombes and very experienced Neil Cronin could feature. They lie in seventh position following a high-scoring win over Blackrock College last week.
Buccs have picked up ten points in their last three outings so the team is shaping up better now with more sustained performances. Mentors will sweat on injury concerns for Danny Qualter, Mark Earle and Liam McNamara while Sean O’Connell’s availability would be a welcome boost.
The club is hosting its traditional Christmas pre-match function for this fixture. €35 per person for meal with complimentary wine and free admission to the game. Groups and individuals can be catered for. Contact our Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711 to book.
BUCCANEERS SECONDS are home to Sligo in their penultimate Bank of Ireland Connacht Junior 1B League fixture on Sunday. Kick-off is 2.30 p.m. Buccs will be striving to maintain their 100% success rate which would guarantee them top spot before the mid-season break.
BUCCANEERS U-20’s will be hoping to build on last week’s win when they travel to face De La Salle Palmerstown in the J.P.Fanagan Leinster League Premier 2 at Kirwan Park on Sunday. The action in Kilternan in the Dublin foothills commences at 2 p.m.
Buccaneers U-14 Girls travelled to Ballina intent on maintaining their unbeaten run in 2023-2024 Bank of Ireland League Tier 1. Unlike their last three outings Buccs were focused from kick-off and had a strong start. Forward domination and clever play between scrumhalf and the backs soon had Buccs on the scoreboard and they kept up pressure for the full 50 mins with scores and excellent play from all departments.
Buccs scorers were Gemma Eivers 2t, Kate Mallon 2t & 1c, Sally Fleming 4t & 6c, Melissa Bassey 2t and Olivia Collins 2t. Final Score – Ballina 14 Buccaneers 74. Next weekend at home to Sligo on Sunday 10th at 2pm.
BUCCANEERS:- 1.Finn Dolan, 2.Melissa Bassey, 3.Amelie Dullea vc, 4.Cara McEnroe, 5.Sofia O’Meara, 7.Gemma Eivers, 8.Éabha Brady, 9.Rose Fleming 10.Sally Fleming c, 11.Olivia Collins, 12.Kate Mallon, 14 Chloe O’Connor, 15 Mollie Quinn.
Buccaneers RFC mini’s team braved the elements on Saturday and showed their steel and quality with some great matches against Ballinasloe RFC. Thanks to everyone for coming out to support our players. A special thanks to all our coaches, post-match hospitality volunteers and Ballinasloe making the journey to Dubarry Park. Great fun had by all.
CONGRATS ST BRIGID’S
Congratulations to St. Brigid’s on their impressive Connacht triumph over hot favourites and holders Corofin. Well done to all, especially Ruaidhri Fallon and Ben O’Carroll.