HENSHAW AND BOYLE STAR
Buccaneers duo ROBBIE HENSHAW and PAUL BOYLE played starring roles for country and province respectively last weekend. Ireland finally hit a bit of positive form when clinching third place in the Autumn Nations Cup with a comfortable 31-16 victory over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. On his return to centre after injury Henshaw put in a tremendous performance that put him in contention for the man of the match accolade. His smart read of Johnny Sexton’s diagonal kick saw him set up a try for Keith Earls as the Athlonian played a key role in Ireland’s improved display. DAVID HEFFERNAN and FINLAY BEALHAM also enjoyed game time during this new tournament while physio KEITH FOX is a vital component of Ireland’s backroom team.
Meanwhile, the previous evening at Galway Sportsground, former Ireland U-20 skipper Boyle captained Corinthians for the first time as the westerners despatched Benetton 31-14 in the PRO14. The young backrower had a night to remember as his hattrick of tries steered Connacht to a bonus point victory in Conference B.
With the easing of Level 5 lockdown, rugby training has resumed for all teams at Buccaneers. But training must be confined to pods of 15 and remain non-contact for the time being. Meanwhile, no matches can take place as yet.
THE BOUNTY BAR & VENUE REOPENS
On a further positive note, The Bounty Bar & Venue has reopened with food being served daily. Carvery lunches are available from 12.15 pm to 3 pm with evening/night-time dining from 5 pm. As this is the festive season, pre-booking is advised. Only 6 persons per table is permitted. All the other Covid-19 precautions are required, eg., wearing masks, social distancing, sanitising. etc. The Bounty can be contacted at 0906477566.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
Buccaneers Rugby Football Club urges all our members and supporters to shop local as much as possible this Christmas and to support our sponsors and patrons particularly.
Belated condolences to the family of the late Tom Curley, Roslevin Lawn, on his recent passing.