Buccaneers return to Energia All-Ireland League action when Dolphin visit Dubarry Park for Saturday’s Division 2A. Kick-off is 2:30pm.
Buccs were frustrated last November when having made the long trip to Cork the match was cancelled shortly before kick-off due to Covid in the Rebels camp.
The Pirates will hope for better fortune on this occasion as they strive to maintain their position in the top four. If they can go close to the collective performance shown against Rainey Old Boys then a home win should be the outcome.
A solid Cup win last weekend against Sligo emphasised the improved options available to the coaching team.
Buccs must guard against complacency, Dolphin on their day can prove difficult opponents. They lie in seventh place in the league table, looking safe but maybe not quite far enough away from the threat of being dragged into the relegation mire.
Dolphin have lost their last three fixtures including 50-24 and 55-14 defeats away to MU Barnhall and Nenagh Ormonde respectively.
Brian Scott’s charges are inconsistent so the Athlone side must be focussed and disciplined from start to finish to avoid a ‘banana skin’ slip up.
Pre-match function for Dolphin game
Buccaneers are hosting a pre-match function for Saturday’s match v Dolphin. For just €30 you can enjoy a meal with wine in the bounty, free admission to the match plus a complimentary 100-page programme. Groups or individuals can be catered for. To book contact our Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711.
U-20’s home to NUIG
Buccaneers U-20’s complete their J.P.Fanagan Leinster League campaign with a meeting against fellow Connacht side NUI Galway at Dubarry Park on Sunday afternoon.
This should be a mighty contest as both teams are playing well and among the pacesetters. Buccs game last weekend against Blackrock College was cancelled as the Dublin side could not play so the midlanders await the outcome on that.
Naas took advantage to regain top spot in the league table, two points ahead of Buccs but with one match more played.
Meanwhile NUIG are in third place so they will be eager to put one over the Shannonsiders. However, if Buccs play to their potential (something they have not done totally in recent games despite winning) then they can return to top of the table and maintain their 100% record in Leinster. Kick-off is 3pm.
Women’s Cup quarter-final
Buccaneers women’s team have joined up with Galway Corinthians for the forthcoming Connacht women’s cup campaign.
This new alliance gets their first taste of action against Westport on Sunday in a quarter-final joust that gets under way in Dubarry Park at 1pm.
Westport have been one of the province’s stronger sides in recent seasons but the Buccaneers/Corinthians union is interesting and, if they jell, they will put it up to the Mayo ladies.