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Buccaneers Justly Proud Of Their International Quartet

Buccaneers Justly Proud Of Their International Quartet

Buccaneers RFC, who host the Ireland Under-20s’ clash with France next Friday, have four players in the current Ireland squads – Robbie Henshaw is already of a key component of Joe Schmidt’s senior side, while a trio of even younger Buccs – Rory Moloney, Stephen McVeigh and Cian Romaine – are part of Nigel Carolan’s U-20 panel.

Stephen McVeigh’s family have a long association with Buccaneers, including the Glasson native’s eldest brother Joe being a former captain of the club. Stephen has been a regular in Buccaneers seniors’ back row this season while he played at number 8 in the Clongowes Wood College team that contested the 2014 Leinster Schools Senior Cup final.

Rory Moloney is another richly-promising flanker who made his senior debut for Buccs last season. The previous year he was a member of the Cistercian College Roscrea team that reached the Leinster Senior Schools decider when also playing for Ireland Under-18s.

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The Abbeyleix native captained the Ireland Under-19 team last season and has also played with Connacht Eagles and previously represented Leinster at various underage grades.

Cian Romaine has also played with Ireland Under-19s and Connacht Eagles. The imposing lock is a Londoner but his mother hails from south-west Roscommon, hence his connection with Buccaneers. A student at GMIT, he has featured for Connacht Eagles as well as playing for Buccaneers U-20s.

Tickets are on sale for the greatly anticipated Ireland v France Under-20 showdown this coming Friday (kick-off 7.05pm). Tickets can be bought at the Bounty or contact the club’s administrator Geraldine at 0861732711 (9am to 3pm weekdays) or email rugby@dubarrypark.com.

Concession vouchers for Under-16s are available to schools and clubs in the region. Present your voucher at the turnstiles and you could win an Ireland jersey signed by Robbie Henshaw! Discounts also available to school or club groups. Please contact Geraldine, as above, for further details.