Buccaneers Rugby Football Club is located in Dubarry Park, Athlone.

The club boasts excellent facilities including: 3 full size rugby pitches plus separate designated training area, 8 dressing-rooms plus separate changing area for match officials, 650 seater stand with media sector and wheelchair access, 200 vehicle car park, Covered terracing, TV quality flood-lighting on main pitch, Match quality flood-lighting on second pitch and training area.

About Buccaneers

3 Full Size Pitches

8 Dressing Rooms

650 Seater Stand

200 Vehicle Car Park

Covered Terracing

TV Quality Flood-lighting on main pitch

Match Quality Flood-lighting on second pitch & training area

Club History

Buccaneers has been fielding teams since the 1930’s, but it wasn’t until the 1950’s that the club really came into its own. The first trophy won was the Connacht Senior Cup in 1955, and since then there has been many cup successes.

The Bounty Bar

The Bounty Bar & Venue is open for lunch seven days a week, with evening bar food served Thursday – Sunday. The service is swift and friendly with staff that really do care about the customer . Great food is served in a friendly informal atmosphere.

Club Officers

It takes a lot of people’s time, effort and dedication to make our club what it is.

Executive Committee
General Committee & Management Team
  • Peter O’Donnell
    Senior Head Coach
  • Aidan Wynne
    Assistant Coach
  • Shane Layden
    Senior Captain
  • Mickey Carroll
    Senior Manager
  • Assistant Manager TBC
    Assistant Manager
  • Adrian Hanley
    Women’s Head Coach
  • Women’s Asst Coach TBC
    Women’s Asst Coach
  • Women’s Captain TBC
    Women’s Captain
  • Sandra Feary
    Women’s Manager
  • Patrick Hynes
    Health & Safety Officer
  • Martin Webster
    Senior Logistics
  • Video Analyst TBC
    Video Analyst
  • Patrick Whelan
    Fixtures Secretary
  • Charlie Couper
    Schools Representative
  • Charlie Couper
    Athlone Institute of Technology Representative
  • David Connolly
    Referees’ Affairs & Communications Office
  • Zantha Meyer
    Safe-guarding Officer
  • Miriam Giles
    Asst. Safe-guarding Officer
Connacht Representatives
  • Ray Fagan
    Seniors Connacht Representative
  • Sandra Feary
    Women’s Connacht Representative
  • Patrick Whelan
    Juniors Connacht Representative
  • Brendan Wilkins
    Youths Connacht Representative

Get involved with Buccaneers R.F.C

Rugby is a game for everyone. You are invited to get involved.