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Buccaneers announce new coaching team

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.

Pádraic Ó Conaire: man and monument

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On October 6 1928, writer, journalist, teacher, and raconteur Pádraic Ó Conaire died in tragic poverty in Richmond Hospital, Dublin, at the age of 46. Since the turn of the century he had established himself as one of the leading lights of the Gaelic Revival, an innovative writer who pioneered the short story in Irish.

Murphy claims winner for Wegians

A 91st minute try from Brian Murphy ensured a 26-22 first home win for Galwegians in the Ulster Bank League division 2A over Blackrock College on Saturday.

Galwegians host Blackrock

Galwegians RFC have much to work on before taking on a winless Blackrock College at Crowley Park this Saturday (2.30pm).

Éamon de Valera enters the Irish political stage

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On June 7 1917 Major Willie Redmond, MP for East Clare, was killed in action leading the Royal Irish Brigade to victory at the Battle of Messines Ridge at Ypres. A member of the Irish Parliamentary Party (his brother John was party leader), he had represented East Clare at Westminster for 25 years. At 53 years of age Redmond was too old to be a soldier. But he was convinced that an Ireland loyal to the Crown would succeed in achieving Home Rule, and so he joined the Irish troops at Flanders.

Pádraic Ó Conaire and the Rising

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Pádraic Ó Conaire was born on February 28 1882 in a pub by the docks, to middle-class Catholic publicans. He briefly attended the Presentation National School, but when his parents both died young he went to live with some of his extended family in Rosmuc. He later went to school in Rockwell and from there to Blackrock College in Dublin. He emigrated to London and took a lowly job in the civil service. He joined the local branch of Conradh na Gaeilge and flourished as an Irish language teacher and writer. In 1901 he published his first short story, An t-Iascaire agus an File.

Buccs face Shannon in bid to secure playoff spot

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Buccaneers face Shannon in the last round of the Ulster Bank League Division 1B fixtures in Limerick on Saturday in a match that is of utmost importance to both clubs.

Buccaneers impress in win over Blackrock

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Buccaneers closed the gap on fourth-placed Old Wesley to just a solitary point in the Ulster Bank League Division 1B table following a 20-10 victory over Blackrock College at Stradbrook, Dublin, on Saturday.

Buccaneers away to Blackrock after overcoming Belfast Harlequins

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Buccaneers face a difficult away test this Saturday when travelling to Stradbrook where they take on Blackrock College in the Ulster Bank League Division 1B.

Buccs home to St Mary’s

Buccaneers entertain St Mary’s College in round five of the Ulster Bank League when Division 1B action resumes at Dubarry Park on Saturday (October 17).

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