Westmeath footballers and hurlers look to bounce back after defeats

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

It is a hectic week for Westmeath footballers, who play three matches in seven days in the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup.

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Buccs complete Senior Cup and League double

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Buccaneers completed their fifth Connacht Senior League and Cup double when they overcame Corinthians 17-10 in a well-contested Cup final at Corinthian Park, Clounacauneen, Galway, on Friday night (January 6).

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Lam sees light at end of injury tunnel

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Connacht’s hopes of retaining their Guinness Pro 12 title took a nosedive after poor festive results, and it does not look any rosier with a deepening injury crisis ahead of Saturday’s visit to the Ospreys in Wales.

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Buccaneers face Corinthians in Senior Cup Final

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Buccaneers face Corinthians in the Connacht Senior Cup final on Saturday with the game taking place at Corinthian Park after the Galway club won the toss for home advantage.

This will surely be a tough examination for the Midlanders as the Westerners will be primed to prevail on their own patch and will be greatly encouraged by their surprise and convincing 46-19 triumph over city rivals Galwegians in the semi-final.

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Connacht Eagles play London Irish in Athlone

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Connacht Eagles return to Dubarry Park on Saturday, January 14, when they take on London Irish in the British & Irish Cup.

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Return of inter-county action sees packed January schedule

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

A busy January beckons for Westmeath footballers and hurlers, who return to inter-county action at the weekend.

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An A-Z of sport in 2016

Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Athlone Town

It was a poor year for Athlone Town, who finished bottom of the SSE Airtricity League First Division. Athlone only won three of their 28 matches which was a severe disappointment.

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Victory over Wasps the result of hard work not poor refereeing - Lam

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Connacht overcame Wasps in Saturday's Champions Cup fixture not by a controversial referee's decision, but by taking the chance and working hard, says coach Pat Lam.

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Exiles Cup match celebrates its 25th anniversary

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The traditional St Stephen’s Day fixture at Buccaneers celebrates a landmark anniversary this year when the Exiles Cup match will be played for the 25th time.

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World class athletics returns to Athlone IT

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Top class international athletics returns to Athlone Institute of Technology this coming February for the 2017 AIT International Grand Prix.

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Buccs rack up the scores against Sligo to secure cup final berth

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Despite being without their Connacht contingent, Buccaneers proved much too strong for Sligo when the sides met in the semi-final of the Connacht Senior Cup under the Dubarry Park floodlights on Friday night.

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Buccs women put in battling performance to see off Castlebar

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Buccaneers Women’s team travelled to Castlebar for a high-noon kick-off against the reigning Connacht champions last weekend eager for revenge following an early September 41-0 defeat to the Mayo side.

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