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Rugby with Michael Silke
Ballina 19 Buccaneers 49
BUCCANEERS playing season commences on Saturday when they face a very tricky assignment away to Ballina in a Connacht Senior League fixture at Heffernan Park, kick off 2.30 p.m. The hosts, who have been junior kingpins in Connacht for the past two seasons, will be buoyant following their opening day 35-24 home victory over Sligo last Saturday.
On-field rugby action for the season commences with a hugely attractive match between Connacht and Wasps at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday afternoon.
This season’s All Ireland League fixtures list has just been unveiled and Buccaneers open their AIL campaign with a tasty home fixture against Naas on October 6th. Their first away game follows on the 13th with a first ever match against Banbridge, the Co. Down club that has moved up the divisions in recent seasons.
Martin Staunton and Michael Cleary captured the chief accolades at Buccaneers end of season Gala Awards dinner held at the Radisson Blu hotel, Athlone.
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.
Buccaneers return to the top flight of club rugby in Ireland, hosting Lansdowne in the opening round of this season’s Ulster Bank League division 1A at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Saturday (2.30 pm).
Buccaneers retained the Connacht Senior League title with an emphatic 59-5 victory over Galwegians at Dubarry Park on Saturday (September 2).
Buccaneers suffered their first home defeat since February last year when they went down 26-21 to Corinthians in the opening round of the Connacht Senior League at Dubarry Park last Saturday.