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A new coaching triumvirate is in place at Buccaneers for the coming season, the kick off for which is fast approaching on August 25th. Peter O’Donnell comes in as Head Coach and he will be assisted by Aidan Wynne with Michael Harding in charge of the club’s Seconds team. All three are young, ambitious and progressive, and will work together along with Buccs U-20 mentors in fashioning the Pirates style of play for all teams.
Buccaneers RFC have announced the appointment of Christian Short as head coach, as the Midlands club bids for an immediate return to the top flight in Irish club rugby next season.
The Ireland senior rugby squad will visit Athlone in mid February and will hold an open training session at Dubarry Park on Thursday, February 15.
Buccaneers player Jordan Conroy was named Ulster Bank Division 1B Player of the Year at the fifth annual Ulster Bank League Awards in the Aviva Stadium last week.
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.
A new-look Buccaneers side made a winning start to the rugby season when recording a very comfortable 36-3 Connacht Senior League victory against Galway Corinthians at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday.
Buccaneers’ season gets underway on Saturday afternoon (August 20) when they host Galway Corinthians in the opening round of the Connacht Senior League at Dubarry Park.
Buccaneers face a stiff test on Saturday when they travel to Templeville Road to take on Division 1B leaders St Mary’s College in an enticing Ulster Bank League match.