Buccaneers Bow Out Of Bateman Cup

A heavily depleted Buccaneers bowed out of the Bateman Cup after a 29- 13 to City of Armagh at the Palace Grounds.

A Cormac Fox penalty followed by an Andrew Willis try which was converted by Fox gave Armagh a 10 points before two Michael Hanley penalities saw Armagh lead 10-6.

18 minutes in the second half, Evin Crummie and Fox conversion gave extended the Armagh lead. Two minutes James Morton touched down with Fox Converting pushing out the lead 18 points.


Rory O’Connor try 12 minutes from time with Hanley converting brought Buccs back into the game, but with two minutes remaining put Aramagh into the final as Neil Faloon touched down to seal a 29-13 victory.

City of Armagh will face Buccaneers in the final.


City of Armagh: Paul Mullen, Andrew Smyth, Phillip Fletcher, Peter Starrett, Josh McKinley, James Hanna, Robert Whitten (C), Neil Faloon, Harry Doyle, Cormac Fox, Ryan Purvis, Johnny Pollock, Evin Crummie, Andrew Willis, Shea O’Brien

Replacements: Oisean Mickerman, Johnny Morton, Gareth McNeice, James Morton, Gareth Treanor, Chris Cousins, Matthew Reaney.

Scorers: Tries: Andrew Willis, Evin Crummie, James Morton, Neil Faloon. Pen: Cormac Fox, Con: Cormac Fox (3)

Buccaneers: Conan O’Donnell, John Sutton, Liam Winnett, Ruairi Byrne, Torin Rensford, Fergus Galvin, Owen Treacy, Evan Galvin, Frank Hopkins, Michael Hanley, Rory O’Connor, Kieran Joyce, Shane Layden (C), Thomas McGann, Callum Boland

Replacements: Harry O’Reilly, Rory Grenham, Sean O’Connell, Gerard Fallon, Dean McMahon, Ross Murphy-Sweeney,

Scorers: Tries: Rory O’Connor, Pen: Michael Hanley (2), Con: Michael Hanley