Connacht Senior Cup final glory for Buccaneers

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Buccaneers forwards drive the Galwegians pack back over their line for their second try scored by Scott Flanagan

Buccaneers defeated Galwegians 28-14 in a lively Connacht Senior Cup final played at Galway Sportsground last Sunday. Buccs were full value for their double score victory played on a cool but mainly bright afternoon in front of a modest attendance. Both squads did not have the use of contracted players, but the teams put in a committed, absorbing, and entertaining battle for the coveted trophy which makes a long overdue return to the Midlands.

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Athlone Town prepare for new season

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

New Athlone Town manager Eddie Wallace

New Athlone Town manager Eddie Wallace is busy preparing for the 2015 SSE Airtricity League First Division season.

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Understrength Buccaneers suffer disappointing home defeat

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Buccaneers prop Martin Staunton endeavours to breach the Ballymena defensive line during Saturday's match

Buccaneers were especially generous leaking three tries in a 23-8 Ulster Bank League Division 1B defeat against Ballymena at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday. This win strengthened the Northerners’ promotion push as they sit in second place in the league table. It also ensured the hosts' miserable home form continues as only one win has been posted to date this season. Ironically, the Pirates have lost just once on their travels, and they stay in fifth place in the standings.

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Moate All Whites claim Leinster Junior title

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Moate All Whites delivered a fine display to claim the Leinster Junior Championship at Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon.

John Corbally's goal from a penalty early in the second half was the decisive blow as Moate All Whites surprised a Rob Kelly-inspired Straffan, who staged a dramatic late rally.

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Westmeath gaa schedule for 2015

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

A cruel 2014 at inter-county level for Westmeath concluded without a competitive win so new manager Tom Cribbin will be hoping to make an impact in the new year. Westmeath face three games in the Bord Na Mona O’Byrne Cup before the Allianz Football League clicks into gear.

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Buccaneers host Ballymena this Saturday

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Buccaneers welcome high-flying Ballymena to Dubarry Park for Saturday’s Ulster Bank League Division 1B game which kicks off at 2.30 p.m. Ballymena were relegated the season before last, but promptly secured promotion back to 1B where they have been in the leading pack since the start of this season.

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Brave Garrycastle beaten by Vincent’s

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Garrycastle’s Dessie Dolan pictured following his side’s defeat to St Vincent’s in the AIB Leinster GAA Senior Club Championship semi-final in Parnell Park, Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile

Garrycastle summoned another brave display, but All Ireland champions St Vincent’s just had enough class to advance to the Leinster Senior Club Football decider.

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Gutsy Raharney nearly cause Leinster shock

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Kilcormac-Killoughey 1-13

Raharney 1-8

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Buccs away in Limerick on Saturday

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Sebastian Fromm carved a huge gap in the Pirates’ cover last weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

Buccaneers head to Limerick on Saturday where they face UL Bohemian in the Ulster Bank League at the back pitch at Thomond Park, kick-off 2.30pm.

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Westmeath Company wins Connacht and Leinster award

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Athlone company, Nearfield Communications, was named the Best Early Stage company at the recent Connacht and Leinster final of the 2014 InterTradeIreland All-Island Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition.

Nearfield Communications, which is based in Athlone, overcame tough competition from two other finalists to win €20,000 to help finance the early stages of its ventures. The company will now go on to compete in the all-island final of the competition, which will take place on Wednesday November 26 at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast.

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Garrycastle advance in Leinster

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

James Duignan was key in injecting a bit of urgency into Garrycastle’s play.
 Photo: Sportsfile

Garrycastle 1-11

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Raharney face tough test on Sunday

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Raharney will be hoping to cause a Leinster Senior Hurling Club Championship semi-final shock on Sunday against Offaly outfit Kilcormac-Killoughey.

Inspired by the Doyle twins, Killian and Ciaran, Raharney have enjoyed a hugely productive campaign, but they face a tricky test against Kilcormac-Killoughey, who defeated Wexford side Shelmaliers in a thriller by 2-13 to 0-18 in a gripping quarter-final after extra time. Conor Mahon bagged a first half goal for Kilcormac-Killoughey in that match, but they still trailed by three points in the closing seconds of normal time.

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