RUGBY with MICHAEL SILKE

 

BUCCS TAG LEAGUE REACHES HALF WAY STAGE

BUCCANEERS SUMMER TAG LEAGUE reaches the half way stage this week when matches are being played on Friday evening. This week’s fixtures are “friendlies” with the “after-party” following in Sean’s Bar. Springbuccs, Murphy’s Law, # Tags and Rizzlekicks are the leading contenders in the Competitive pool. Sheeptaggers, Tryers and Drop Kick Murphys are among the pacesetters in the Social pool. Both pools are finely balanced and the different grades of Competitive and Social have met with a positive response this summer, when the weather too has been favourable. It will be back to Thursday nights from next week until the Finals Night which takes place on Friday, July 25th.  It will be fancy dress both on and off the pitches on Finals Night with the prize-giving following afterwards in The Bounty, who are continuing their Tag Special of a bottle of beer + burger for just €5 on Tag nights.   

 

GOLF CLASSIC ON JULY

BUCCANEERS ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC takes place on FRIDAY, JULY 25th at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club. Entry fee is €240 per team of four and this includes a Summer BBQ after your round of golf. Bookings are now being taken so contact our Administrator Geraldine at 0861732711 or by email to [email protected] to book. The earlier you book, the better the available slot on the timetable!

BUCCANEERS RUGBY SUMMER CAMP

BUCCANEERS RUGBY SUMMER CAMP for boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years old takes place in Dubarry Park from Monday, July 28th to Friday, August 1st.

The camp will be run by IRFU qualified coaches and will take place daily from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Playing fun games and mini matches, children will learn the game, practice skills, and improve their passing, kicking, tackling and other elements of rugby.

Registration is only €49 for the week. Phone Geraldine 0861732711 or Conor 0877675082 to book or email [email protected]

SIX NATIONS TROPHY AT DUBARRY PARK ON TUESDAY

The Six Nations Trophy, won in such a dramatic finish by Ireland, visits Dubarry Park on Tuesday evening from 8.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Everyone will be welcome to come along to The Bounty where you can have your photo taken with this coveted trophy. We thank Eddie Walshe for this event.  

 

MID SEPTEMBER START FOR ALL-IRELAND LEAGUE

 

The coming season’s Ulster Bank League has an even earlier than usual start with the first round of matches scheduled for  Saturday,September 13th. That’s two weeks earlier than the most recent couple of seasons, which had commenced earlier than heretofore. So it will be back training very shortly for the Senior squad.

FIFA WORLD CUP

It may be difficult to focus on rugby during the soccer World Cup which has been hugely entertaining and positive in the main, although some of the last sixteen matches have been a bit too cagey. Luis Suarez has captured most attention for his third shameful moment of madness; for such a wonderfully talented footballer, he is frustratingly exasperating. At time of writing, European teams are not faring too well and it is terrific to see unheralded nations and unfamiliar players doing so well. Columbia could be a decent outside bet but, nevertheless, I am counting on Germany to be the team to beat. They can boast experience and talent aplenty and can be counted on to use their resources pragmatically and with discipline. Their all-round strength and depth should help them prevail on July 13th with Argentina their likeliest challengers. 

 

CONDOLENCES

Deepest sympathy is extended to Teresa and Michael Kiely and family on the death of Teresa’s mother Mae Mulhern. Condolences also to the friends of Patrick Flynn, known to most simply as Cisco. He had a lifelong passion for sport particularly soccer to which he gave countless years of unselfish service.   

BEST WISHES

Best wishes for a full and swift recovery to a sterling Buccs supporter Dermot Dunning.

 

     

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