Saturday 20 January 2018

Buccaneers blitz a huge success as 250 young prospects strut their stuff

Action from the U-11 Connacht blitz
Action from the U-11 Connacht blitz

Dubarry Park was a hive of activity last Saturday as U-11 teams from all over the province massed for the 2016 Connacht Rugby Blitz.

Teams were: Buccaneers, Westport, Ballina, Loughrea, Carrick-on-Shannon, Galwegians, Corinthians, Barna, Ballinasloe and Creggs. The home team had two squads entered. Team A drew three tries all with Ballina A, then beat Ballina B 2-1 win before losing 2-1 to Westport.

The Buccs B squad went down 2-1 to Barna, then fought back from 4-0 down to draw 5-5 with Galwegians. Their final result was a 2-2 draw with Ballina A.

The event ran superbly well thanks to the help and support of parents and members with refereeing, pitch coordination, time keeping, catering and team registration.

The Club would like to thank all those who helped out. Overall 250 players, plus their coaches and parents were hosted and all fed and well looked after by the Bounty and parents committee in the Lower Deck. Thanks from the Club to pack sponsors Seery's Wholesale and Irish Pride bakery and also to Aldi and Dunnes.

Buccs Team A - Hugo Lennon, Conor Sheehan, Oisin Dolan, Brian Mulvihill, Conn O'Hara, Than McKay, Jack Duffy, Sonny Drummond, Sean Rohan, Cormac Petrie, Fionn Lyons, Jack Conroy.

Buccs Team B - Andrew Warde, Ewan Joyce, Niall Tallon, Oisin Byrne, Oisin Flynn, Conor Fox, Diarmuid Murtagh, Gabriel Murphy, James Clarke, Jon Ganly, Kian Mitchell, Matthew Connor, Mark Cullen, Matthew Lynch.

Coaches: Martin Joyce, Paul Sheehan, Shay Rohan, Brian Tallon

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