Last Wednesday saw Buccaneers U18 host their first home fixture and what a way to start. They played host to Thomas A Stewart School and Ashbury College, two Canadian touring sides.
The first match against Thomas A Stewart was a tough contest with the girls putting in some big tackles. Buccs lost the game by 14-0.
The second match against Ashbury, who were considered the stronger of the two touring teams, was a real delight.
Buccs found their footing in the game straight away and scored the first try with Jessica McMickan making a great running line and then adding the conversion.
The score stayed 7-0 for most the game until the last ten minutes when Ashbury ran in two tries. The Buccs girls, it has to be said, played fantastic rugby and for a newly-formed team they really worked hard.
A special thanks to David Connolly and Matt Stone for refereeing on short notice and a special thank you to Marla Stuart Trainor for her wonderful catering skills.
Buccaneers Under-18 Girls: Heather Sheridan, Donna Evans, Caoimhe Walsh, Alison Hamilton (capt), Jennifer McCormack, Jessica McMickan, Edel Quinn, Rebecca Nugent, Orlaith Reidy, Maeve Gately, Nicola Duffy, Maryann Keena, Aobhin Flanagan, Nessa Kilgallen, Gemma Stack, Gemma White, Ellen, Sharon Hynds, Beth Garvey, Nicole Mullen.
Connacht v Munster –
The Connacht Under-18 Girls, comprising of mostly Buccaneers player, will host the Munster Under-18 Girls next Saturday in their first interpro game. Kick-off is at 2pm at Dubarry park. So do come down and support the girls.