Buccaneers Club Notes Weekending June 21

Buccaneers RFC Club notes weekending June 21.

Buccs ‘lions’ jersey launched

Canterbury have launched a new limited edition Buccaneers ‘Lions Origin’ club jersey to celebrate producing a player, Robbie Henshaw, who has played for the British & Irish Lions.

This special jersey is now available and can be ordered via the following link https://bit.ly/3hjG2NK on the club’s website www.buccaneersrfc.com

The colourful jersey comes in sizes to suit all from Minis players all the way up to beefy front-rowers and indeed now out of condition past players! Delivery is guaranteed before the new season kicks off.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Buccaneers Rugby Football Club takes place on next Tuesday night, June 30th at 8pm. via Microsoft Team App.

However, following the most recent Government announcement further easing Covid-19 restrictions, a change to hosting a ‘real’ rather than ‘virtual’ AGM is being considered by the club’s Executive Committee.

The AGM could now take place in The Bounty so kindly keep an eye on our club website for further information in the coming days.

Training Getting Under Way

In line with the IRFU ‘Return to Rugby Protocols’, a sub-committee headed up by the club’s Secretary Michael Cleary has been put in place at Buccaneers to oversee and monitor Covid-19 compliance with regulations.

The IRFU have provided a comprehensive road map for return to rugby. Sanitisers, etc, and reduced training pods will be in place when training gets under way in the coming days.

Connacht Signings

Connacht U-18 Grand Slam captain Darragh Murray is among the province’s Academy Year One signings.

Older brother Niall has been awarded a professional contract with Connacht along with fellow Buccs players Colm Reilly (who like Niall played on Ireland’s U-20 Six Nations grand slam winners last season) and Sean Masterson.

Meanwhile a trio of young Pirates Declan Adamson, Shane Jennings and Oisin McCormack have moved up to Year Two in the Academy. We wish them all the best of luck.