BUCCS AWAY TO OLD WESLEY
BUCCANEERS travel to Dublin on Saturday where they face Old Wesley in the latest round of the Energia All-Ireland League. Kick off for this Division 1B game at Energia Park is 2.30 p.m.
Teams are now entering the final straight of this season’s campaign with just six fixtures remaining. The Pirates dearly need to start transferring close calls into wins and will be hoping they can make it a double over the city side. Old Wesley have had an inconsistent season but on the 4G surface at Donnybrook they will be favourites, especially as they come in to this game on the back of three impressive victories. Meanwhile, the Athlone side will be hoping that key trio Danny Qualter, Stephen Mannion and Frank Hopkins will be fit to resume active service.
Thank you to everyone who supported Buccaneers Senior squad’s Table Quiz in The Bounty last Thursday. Thanks to the 35 teams who participated, to the quizmaster, scorekeeper and checkers and also, of course, to those who donated raffle prizes. Overall, a very enjoyable and successful event.
Buccaneers Business Networking Lunch in Athlone’s Sheraton Hotel on Friday week, February 16th is now little over one week away. At time of writing there is still some limited availability.
Best wishes to our Administrator Geraldine following her unexpected hospitalisation. Glad to report that she is home again and on the mend. But don’t rush back too soon to the office!
What an incredible start to the Six Nations championship for both Ireland senior and U-20 squads with high-scoring victories in France that few would have predicted. Hopefully, both teams will remain grounded and focussed and, perhaps, the senior side will become the first to achieve back-to-back 6N grand slams.