U-20’s squad of 2003 reunion at next home AIL match


In 2003 Buccaneers U-20’s reached the All-Ireland final after a memorable league campaign that saw them forge a series of impressive away victories including at Belfast Harlequins and Cork Constitution enroute to the decider. Unfortunately, Buccs came up short in the final, injuries hampering their ambitions, when a Jamie Heaslip inspired Dublin University came out on top 22-13.

Several of that Buccaneers squad including Conor O’Loughlin, David Connellan and David Kelly went on to wear the green of Ireland while many of them represented Connacht at various levels. The players and mentors are holding a 20th reunion function in conjunction with Buccs next home All-Ireland League match against St. Mary’s College on Saturday, January 28th. It looks like most squad members will be attending and all others are welcome to come along too for this pre-match meal with complimentary wine in The Bounty. Groups or individuals can be catered for. Contact our club Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711 to book.


There is good news off the pitch too for Buccaneers as their upcoming Network Business Lunch in Athlone’s Sheraton Hotel on February 3rd, at which Brian Cody, Eddie O’Sulllivan and Liam Toland are among the speakers, is fully booked out.