BUCCS AWAY TO LEADERS QUEENS
BUCCANEERS head north for the second time this season with a first ever trip to Dub Lane to take on Queens University in round eight of the Energia All-Ireland League on Saturday. This Division 2A top of the table clash has a 2.30 p.m. kick off in Belfast. Backboned by Ulster Academy players, Queens have been in free-scoring form notching an incredible 40 points or more in five games to date! They have a hugely impressive scoring difference of +213 points. Lock David Whitten captains the side and is a driving force for the Students for whom Scott Martin, Ben Heath, Michael Orr and James Humphreys get among the scores. However, they are not infallible as they lost at home to Cashel, whom Buccs defeated.
The Pirates will need to be at their focussed, disciplined and sustained best to prevail. Saul O’Carroll is ruled out through injury but Tabo Maree is nearing fitness again and his availability would give the midlanders extra bite in the forwards exchanges. Buccs have shown real potential in most matches to date and, if they reproduce that for a full 80 minutes, then it could be an enthralling contest at The Dub.