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Buccaneers RFC mourns the recent passing of Dan O’Dowd. Dan was Senior captain of Athlone Rugby Football Club for the seasons 1963/66, the first player to skipper the club for three years. Sincere condolences are extended to his wife Emer, sons Shane and Alastair, and extended family. May he rest in eternal peace.
With the early cessation of activity across the suite of AIL divisions due to the impact of COVID-19, Buccaneers were placed sixth in the league table, having attained 26 points from their thirteen competitive fixtures played in the campaign.
A forgotten Galway legend’s medals and memorabilia will go under the hammer next Monday in Kilkenny.
This week three years ago, Robbie Henshaw was one of 11 Irish players to be selected for the 2017 British and Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand.
The playing pitches might be lying idle at the minute, but the spirit and dedication of the current caretakers who run the clubs in all codes is as strong today as it was when they were first set up by our forefathers.
Rugby for the 2019/20 season of the Guinness PRO14 has now been suspended on an indefinite basis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and this year's final due to take place at Cardiff City Stadium on June 20 has been cancelled.
“It is always difficult to explain the point of sport to those who do not like it. Non-aficionados will never be persuaded to take pleasure from ball skill or pace. But the level at which sport can be understood by anyone is as a story: as a narrative which must build to a decisive climax and in which character is revealed through actions.”
With the IRFU cancelling all rugby activity until at least March 29, Buccaneers Energia All-Ireland League Division 2A fixture at home to Nenagh Ormonde last Saturday was cancelled as is next week’s long haul to Ballymena.
In due recognition of their rugby coaching and development contributions, Connacht Rugby made worthy presentations to Buccaneers Rugby Football Club and Marist College, Athlone, at a well attended function in The Bounty in recent times.