Buccaneers RFC

Buccaneers RFC have planned some entertaining events

Buccaneers RFC
Exiles Cup Silver Jubilee

The traditional St. Stephen’s Day fixture at the club celebrates a landmark anniversary this year when the Exiles Cup match will be played for the 25th year. To mark its Silver Jubilee a serious effort is being made to have more players, both past and present, participate this year in the annual game between the Buccaneers President’s XV and an Exiles Selection. At stake will be the coveted James Moran Exiles Perpetual Cup and, of course, bragging rights by the victors for another year. Here’s hoping there will be a big turnout of players and spectators in Dubarry Park for this special occasion. Players wishing to be involved in the match are urged to contact Conor Moran 0868522847 or Cian Moran 0877974208.

Catherine Fulvio & Lip Sync Battle

For those of you who already getting organised for 2017, the club is hosting two events early in the New Year which you may wish to note and support. First up will be a cookery demonstration with popular TV Chef Catherine Fulvio. This takes place in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, on Friday, January 27th. Ms. Fulvio is renowned for her cookery TV series’ and food writing including many cookbooks. RTE1 is currently showing her “Tastes Like Home” series and Catherine was also one of the presenters on the very successful “Lords and Ladles” recently. At home she runs Ballyknocken House & Cookery School in Co. Wicklow. Tickets for this event by the very pleasant and charming Catherine could make an ideal Christmas gift!

Then the following month Buccaneers RFC is staging their version of ‘Lip Sync Battle’ in the Athlone Sheraton Hotel. This should prove a hugely entertaining occasion that should be a great fun night out on Friday, February 17th. Watch this column for further info on ‘Lip Sync Battle’ in the near future.

Buccaneers Xmas Store

Buccaneers Christmas Store takes place in The Lower Deck at The Bounty on Saturday next December 17th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Final orders for Buccs merchandise can be made now at www.teamwearstore.ie/collections/buccaneers-rfc-club-shop
All orders made can be collected at the club on Saturday morning.

5k Run On New Year’s Day

Buccaneers U-17s are hosting a 5k Run on New Year’s Day. Starting at 12 noon from The Bounty, this will give you the opportunity to clear the cobwebs from over-indulgence during the holiday period. You can run, walk, race or even crawl if you wish! This event proved popular last year and entry fee is €10 per Individual or €20 for Family.


Deepest sympathy is extended to Margaret and Billy Henshaw and family on the death of Margaret’s mother Agnes Ryan.
Sincere condolences are also extended to the family, including nephews, Niall and Kevin of Joe Daly, Ballygar, former President of the Connacht Branch IRFU. May the deceased rest in eternal peace.