Tuesday 6 December 2016

Buccs' special tribute to 'Famous Five'

Published 08/01/2016 | 02:30

Robbie Henshaw scores a try for Ireland against England. Photo: Sportsfile
Robbie Henshaw scores a try for Ireland against England. Photo: Sportsfile
Buccaneers unveil the painting of their five Ireland internationals. Photo: Sportsfile
Daniel Qualter in action for Ireland U-20s. Photo: Sportsfile
Jack Carty. Sportsfile

An unveiling of a different type occurred in Buccaneers RFC recently when a specially commissioned painting by Chris Flicker was unveiled by Buccs head coach Brett Wilkinson.

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The splendid painting features five young Buccs players who have all played on various Ireland teams.

The 'famous five' - Robbie Henshaw, Jack Carty, Danny Qualter, Saba Meunargia and Eoghan O'Reilly - all attended the event, which proved a most enjoyable occasion in the club's Lower Deck at The Bounty.

Welcoming a sizeable gathering, Club president Joe Browne highlighted the investment in the upgraded excellent facility which should be of viable commercial use to both the club and The Bounty as well as being a home there primarily for Buccaneers underage players.

He thanked all involved in transforming this facility, particularly Yvonne O'Shea, and he complimented the artist on the vibrant painting.

Buccaneers is a club, steeped in history, that doesn't stand still, and he hoped that The Lower Deck would prove a busy place from hereon.

Irish Independent

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