Robbie Henshaw plays pivotal role in milestone 50th Ireland international appearance

Buccaneers club player, Robbie Henshaw, won his 50th Ireland Senior cap in their 48-10 Guinness Six Nations championship win away to Italy.

It is a milestone achievement for the 27-year-old Athlonian who continued his Leinster partnership in the centre with Garry Ringrose.

Henshaw made a significant go forward contribution, particularly in the first half, during his 70 minutes stint.

Head Coach Andy Farrell described Robbie’s performance as “outstanding, top class, top drawer,” as he “grabbed the occasion and embraced the pressure” on his 50th appearance.

It was a massively proud day for the Coosan native – and also for Buccaneers Rugby Football Club – to see Robbie lead out the team in green at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico.

Ireland recorded a bonus point victory on Henshaw’s landmark appearance.

50/50 Draw Winners

This week’s winner in Buccaneers RFC 50/50 Draw is Sean Flynn who wins €187 while Sid Allen won €177 the previous week. Thanks again to everyone who is supporting this draw. Quarterly, half-yearly or annual payments to the draw are most welcome and you can organise this by contacting our Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711. Like the Lotto says, “If you are not, you cannot win!”.


The death has taken place of Mike Burns, former RTE London Editor and also the station’s Head Of News. He was one of the most significant journalists in the history of Irish broadcasting and he led pioneering programmes such as ‘News At One’, ‘This Week’ and ‘World Report’. He received an MBE from Queen Elizabeth in 2004.

Courteous and pleasant, Mike was a member of Buccaneers Pirates supporters club and he was a regular attender at many home fixtures. The club extends our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.


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