Narrow away day loss for Buccaneers in the capital

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

OLD BELVEDERE 11 BUCCANEERS 10

OLD BELVEDERE and Buccaneers swapped places in the Division 1B table for the second successive week when the Dubliners eked out an 11-10 All-Ireland League victory at wet and windy Anglesea Road on Saturday. In a finely balanced contest between two evenly matched outfits, the homesters were mightily relieved when Luke Carty’s drop goal attempt, with the final kick of the match from over 30 metres, was fractionally off target.

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Planning permission submitted for Sportsground Stadium redevelopment

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Connacht Rugby have formally submitted a planning application to Galway City Council for the redevelopment of the Sportsground Stadium.

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Mixed fortunes for Willow Park in league and cup action

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Willow Park suffered a setback in their pursuit of the Leinster Senior league Division 1B title when they dropped two points at DPD Park last Saturday evening. Mount Merrion were the visitors and defended well to record their eighth draw of the season. Willow were twice denied by the woodwork as Benny Magennis and Aaron O’Neill crashed shots off the crossbar and post respectively.

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Thrilling win ensures Buccs move up the league table

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

BUCCANEERS 24 CITY OF ARMAGH 17

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Athlone Boat Club compete admirably at Carrick Head

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Athlone Boat Club competed at Carrick Head in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday last. Different than the standard regattas, this event is a form of racing where rowers race against the clock and the crew or rower who completes the course in the shortest time in their age, ability and boat class category is deemed the winner. Athlone Boat Club represented in all age groups, from U14s through to Masters level, which is typically adults over the age of 27.

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Willow Park upset the odds in FAI junior Cup as Ballinasloe Town exit

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

One of the stand out performances of the weekend in the fifth round of the FAI Junior Cup was the victory for Willow Park over Ferrybank FC at DPD Park. Few would have given the home team much chance of creating an upset against fancied opposition but the Waterford outfit were duly dispatched by Padraig Dully’s men.

On a miserable wet Sunday afternoon, Willow lit up the gloom over Athlone with a controlled display in a typical cup tie atmosphere. As expected, hot favourites Ferrybank started brightly but Willow quickly got into their stride and almost took the lead following a corner kick when Shane Fitzsimons came close.

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Buccaneers suffer defeat as away day win remains elusive

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE 34

BUCCANEERS 32

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Athlone claim inaugural U20 county championship title

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

In what was a stirring and highly competitive final contest, with play moving from end to end at pace and score taking of the highest order, Athlone annexed the inaugural Westmeath U20 county championship with a tenacious and character laden display which saw them emerge victorious by the minimum over Castledaly/Rosemount in Cusack Park.

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Crucial wins boost Willow Park and Gentex title hopes

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The battle for honours among the local teams playing in the Combined Counties League is heating up as December approaches.

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Murray treble as Willow Park hit the gate for seven

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

A Kevin Murray hat trick was the highlight of yet another comprehensive Willow Park win as Declan Holohan’s men further stretched their lead at the top of the Leinster Senior League division 1B.

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Team MARG memories made at the Dublin City Marathon

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

With a record number of runners treading camber at the 2018 Dublin City Marathon, Moate Athlone Running Group, were well represented at the 39th version of the ever popular sporting occasion.

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Buccaneers lose more ground with away day loss

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

BALLYNAHINCH 42 BUCCANEERS 31

Rugby with Michael Silke

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