Sunday 25 September 2016

Pirates' Women looking for new recruits

Published 22/01/2016 | 02:30

Buccaneers ladies in action
Buccaneers ladies in action
Buccaneers minis in training

Buccaneer's women's team, now in their fifth season, host an Open Night at Dubarry Park, Athlone, on Wednesday, February 3.

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Despite the loss of many of their more experienced players, Buccs finished fourth in this season's Connacht Qualifying Provincial League.

However, Buccs need to regroup before next month's Connacht Women's Invitational Cup kicks off. Consequently, the Open Night is an effort to attract and recruit players, regardless of whether they have played rugby previously or are 'newbies' to the sport. Both adult and underage players are welcome to come along on the night which starts on the pitch at 7pm. Buccaneers squad currently consists of beauticians, gardaí, army officers, students, hairdressers and mammies!

The Pirates are progressing with girls rugby too and their U-12 squad is highly promising. They have successfully participated in a number of blitzes and are looking forward to hosting a Connacht Girls Blitz on January 30.

We also wish one of players Niamh Gough all the best when she dances in Buccaneers 'STRICTLY SCRUM DANCING - the Buccs way!' in Athlone's Sheraton Hotel on February 12/13. Tickets are now on sale at the hotel and also at The Bounty in Dubarry Park.

Irish Independent

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