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The rugby community in Galway is mourning the death this week of former Galwegians captain and coach and Connacht player, Billy Quinn, after a long and brave battle against illness.
Audi Athlone is pleased to announce it is continuing as title sponsor to Buccaneers Rugby Football Club for a fourth season.
Buccaneers face a tricky test at Dubarry Park on Saturday afternoon when they host Garryowen in Division 1B of the Ulster Bank League.
The rugby club in UCG was founded in 1874, which makes it the oldest such club in Connacht. They played in the Bateman Cup competition many times and won their first Connacht Senior Cup in 1897. They have held this trophy aloft 34 times in all, more than any other club in the west, and they have won the senior league 16 times. They won the Dudley Cup for the first time in 1905. Many of their players have played for Irish universities international teams, and 10 have been capped for Ireland, several while playing for UCG. One of those, Ciaran Fitzgerald, captained the British and Irish Lions. The UCG colours are maroon and white.
Buccaneers resume All-Ireland League action when they travel to Limerick this Saturday to tackle UL Bohemians at Annacotty. This Ulster Bank League Division 1B encounter kicks off at 2.30pm.
Buccaneers kick off this season’s Ulster Bank League division 1B campaign with a home fixture against Bruff in Dubarry Park on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Ireland, who made a winning start to the defence of their u20 Six Nations Championship crown with a 28-9 win away to Italy last week, square up to France in a mouth-watering second round fixture under the Dubarry Park floodlights in Athlone this Friday night. Kickoff for this ESB Electric Ireland match is 7.45pm.
The frustration continues for Connacht after last Thursday’s one-point loss away to the Dragons. It was yet another tight game which slipped away from the Westerners, who haven’t won in the Magners League since September.
The new All-Ireland League season kicks off on Saturday, October 2 with difficult challenges for Connacht’s four representives.