Buccaneers U-15s travelled to Mullingar on Sunday in preparation for their upcoming Cup campaign. Training has ramped up since Christmas with circuit training added to a pitch session every week. The Mullingar A team are going well at the top of their league and they provided a stern challenge to this improving Buccs squad.

And so it proved with the home team scoring first. But two John Finnan scores left the score 14-12 to Buccs. Adam Murphy scored next and then Mullingar got a simple try to level the log at 19 all. Further tries from Sean O’Hara, Ronan Tynan and Elliot Friel gave victory to the Athlone boys by double scores 38-19. This was a tough game for the squad and Buccs showed great passion and resilience in defence which augers well for the Cup.

BUCCANEERS:- M Doolan, C McCormack, P Sunny, A Costello, S O’Hara,
A.Murphy, M Fallon, J McDonnell, Matthew, B Rourke (captain), T Farrell, E Carr, R Tynan, R de Ferriter, E Friel, J Finnan, R O’Connor, D Coffey, C Donohue, S Hatton, C Doran, C O’Donoghue, T Herron and S Lowe.

Buccaneers U-16 yellow team travelled to Creggs on Saturday and continued the form of the Black team with some super rugby against a resilient home side. Donnacha Dullea was outstanding in the forwards and he was ably supported by Juan Paco, Eoin O’Sullivan, Oisin McLaughlin and Tadhg Coleman. Jacob Bourke led the backline superbly and he got the best out of Sorrin Nitilescue and company.

BUCCANEERS:- D Cleary, D Dullea, A Milik, A Connors, Juan Paco, E O’Sullivan, T Coleman, A Browne, S Nitilescue, S Nugent, J Bourke, N Duffy, O Egan, Gustavus and E Muldowney.