BUCCANEERS WOMENS team lost to a much stronger and far more experienced Railway Union team in the Womens All-Ireland League Division 2 Central match at Dubarry Park on Sunday. In dull but generally dry conditions, Buccs acquitted themselves reasonably well in the first half. Although they continued to put up spirited resistance following the restart, they faded as they tired in the latter stages and will now look forward to the Christmas break to recharge batteries.

Tina Kiernan was Buccs outstanding performer here with Aoife Corry, Michelle Reynolds and Colette McSpadden also doing well in the backline. Mele Kiripati, Christine Mannion and Emer Phelan were pick of the forwards.

BUCCANEERS:-  S.Hynds; A.Corry, M.Reynolds, T.Kiernan, N.Gough; C.McSpadden, M.Borque-Cascajo; C.Mannion (captain), M.Kiripati, B.Casserly; E.O’Neill, A.Kelleher; A.M.Sleator, A.Kemmy and E.Phelan. Replacements:- A.Taaffe, C.Walsh and R.Bartnikaite. 


BUCCS WOMENS scheduled match away to Navan on Sunday is likely to be postponed as Connacht have an interpro away to Ulster on the same day and will be utilising a handful of the Buccs girls. The THIRDS game against NUIG last weekend was called off as the Students were unable to field. Meanwhile, it appears that Sundays Well are, after all, remaining in the South-West Conference League so BUCCS U-20s have to travel (again) to Cork on January 11th for this fixture at Musgrave Park. 


Congrats again to Niamh Ni Dhroma who has just been named “Westmeath Independent” Sportstar of the month. Well done to a most enthusiastic club member. 



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