Buccs Ready for Bateman Cup Semi-Final

Buccaneers are gearing up for the Bateman Cup semi-final with City of Armagh this Saturday.

The Athlone side captured their third Connacht Senior Cup trophy in four seasons when pipping Corinthians 16-14 to win at Dubarry Park last Saturday.

Kieran Joyce’s penalty with the last kick of the match denied Corinthians victory.


Bucaneers face a daunting challenge when they head north on Saturday to take on City of Armagh in the Bateman Cup (All-Ireland) semi-final at the Palace Grounds.

Kick off is 2.30 p.m. for this joust against the Division 1B joint leaders.

City of Armagh have climbed up the division 1B league table sharing top spot with St. Mary’s College who have a slightly better scoring difference.

The Ulster side is coached by Willie Falloon.

Buccs will be bouyed by their Connacht Senior Cup success.

They will also take confidence from their thrilling 24-17 AIL win over City of Armagh at Dubarry Park last month.

Kevin McDermott spoke to Buccaneers head coach Peter O’Donnell after their win over Corinthians and to look ahead to the City of Armagh Clash.