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Galway Tribesmen Rugby League team to take to the field this weekend for their first competitive match of the new season.
Three Buccaneers touch rugby players have just returned from last week’s World Cup in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Rory Silke, Nigel So and Denis O’Connor were part of the Ireland Men’s over 40s team (M40s) which were one of five Irish teams to take part in the competition.
Galway Rovers Rugby Football club first played competitively in 1899. In 1907 they won the Connacht Junior Cup, which had been presented two years previously to the union by Professor Alfred Senior. The club disbanded after that, probably during World War I, but it was revived by a man named John L Sullivan in 1931. At the time, rugby was a very popular sport in Galway, Galwegians RFC had been in existence for a while as had UCG, Corinthians had just been formed, the Bish, St Mary’s, and the Grammar all played rugby, as did Salthill.
Three Buccaneers touch rugby players have departed for Malaysia this week ahead of the World Cup after being named in the Ireland Mens’ over 40s squad. Rory Silke, Nigel (Jiang Han) So and Denis O’Connor have been in tournament preparation mode for six months and jetted east with their playing colleagues on Wednesday.
BUCCANEERS 24 QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY 30
RUGBY with Michael Silke
GREYSTONES 19 BUCCANEERS 26
OLD WESLEY 29 BUCCANEERS 13
Maybe not a meteoric rise, but something of a slow and determined slog, Jack Carty, now 26, seems to have been around Connacht Rugby for a long time.