“Athlone is a garrison town and garrison towns are traditionally soccer towns. “We have supplied a number of players to Connacht and a number of lads were in the Connacht squad, including Jack Carty and Robbie Henshaw, when they won the PRO12 title in 2016,” he said. 'twitter': true, var player = videojs('player-1603706065004'); }); Located on the River Shannon, the town in the heart of Ireland’s midlands is inextricably intertwined with the club which has seen generations of families come through its ranks. } “This is very true of the Henshaws.

You can find out if your club is a Lions Origin Club by visiting the Lions Origin Club map. target: '_blank' 'eventLabel': ['https://lions-baobab-prod-eu-west-1.s3.amazonaws.com/public/lion/ml/media/video/2020/10/20/79934/0/16x9_Lions_Buccaneers_Case_Study_V2.mp4'], } description:'', Any team that plays new look Tampa Bay in 2020 is going to circle the game, but the Lions might circle it even more. }); Can the Lions measure up for yet another year against Arizona in the desert? But after World War Two forced the club to fold and be disbanded, it wasn’t until the formation of Athlone Rugby Football Club in 1951 that rugby was revived in the town. Detroit was leading by multiple scores late in the fourth quarter against the Cardinals, who were starting Kyler Murray as a rookie. href: 'https://www.publisherstoolbox.com/imigino', This time around, the Lions can’t let the game slip away like they did. The club is very proud of the lads. Buccaneers – Week 16 . “If they can be inspired to keep playing from the younger ages groups through to the first team, that’s a pathway we’ve show is there and it’s important to inspire that next generation.”, Lions Watch: Stars old and new lead Exeter to European glory, British & Irish Lions to play Japan in Edinburgh, We use cookies on our site to provide the best online experience, personalise content, and analyse our site - for further information see our.
The Detroit Lions have officially learned their 2020 NFL schedule, and after a quick glance, there are plenty of games which catch the attention early on of being particularly good.

“There is a lot of sports that the lads can play at an early age so it’s important these young lads who play rugby are inspired to keep playing and stick at it, be the next Robbie Henshaw. “There’s lots of competition for players so the fact that young lads started coming through and wearing the green of Ireland and Robbie and Jack played senior rugby for Ireland was inspiring. And Galvin, the nephew of Leo, hopes the example set by Lions tourist Henshaw can keep the conveyer belt of youngsters coming through the ranks at Buccaneers for years to come. It was one of the most interesting games last NFL season that few people understood. 'facebook': false, Lions vs. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. “There is development in the Midlands of Ireland, with players going on to represent the club and the province and then the country and the Lions. services: { NFL and the NFL shield design are registered trademarks of the National Football League.The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the teams indicated. embedCode:'', Detroit’s game in Green Bay was the biggest near miss, with several questionable calls dooming the team late. content: [{ target: '_blank' Tom Brady following his final game with the Patriots. ]

Carson Wentz struggled much of the night but led a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth … “It very much passes through the generations. NFL footage © NFL Productions LLC. title: 'Lions Tour', Detroit lost each of their leads in the final seconds and lost both games via field goal. “Everybody that comes to the club enjoys playing, there is a great sense of community in the club, they come in at under six and they never seem to leave because they like it so much,” he said. 'tumblr': false, {

The Buccaneers and Lions have become common December opponents in the last decade, and that continues in 2020 with a potential matchup of two prolific passers May 07, 2020 at 06:47 PM Scott Smith Among the players the club has fostered over the years is Ireland international and British & Irish Lions tourist Robbie Henshaw, who became Lion No.824 in New Zealand in 2017. player.contextmenuUI({ We have a lot of competition from Gaelic soccer as we have six very good GAA clubs within five miles. That shows that the Lions are ready to contend with one of the top teams of their division. Instead of a win, the Lions melted down late and could not push across enough points in overtime to get the win. Getty “There is definitely a family feel to the club. Though the Lions lost both games to the Packers last season for the first time in a few years, the games were incredibly close. Lions 2020 Schedule Strength Officially Revealed. The club’s name originates from the Shannon Buccaneers, which was founded by Diarmuid Murtagh in the 1930s and fielded players such as 1938 Lions captain Sammy Walker. What games will be the most exciting for the Lions? READ NEXT: Lions 2020 Schedule Strength Officially Revealed, Lions Official Schedule 2020: Buccaneers Headline 5 Best Games, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Any team that plays new look Tampa Bay in 2020 is going to circle the game, but the Lions might circle it even more. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video. }); “Robbie is still very involved, he’s a great ambassador for our club and we’re very proud of him. Canterbury will be offering Lions Origin Clubs – those teams who have produced a player who has gone on to play for the Lions – the opportunity to have their Canterbury kits personalised with the logo of the Lions Origin Club to proudly celebrate the achievement.

The Lions will have to be the tougher team in order to win this game and get a measure of revenge for losing to the Titans at home back in the 2017 season.
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A new rule was put in place this season, allows teams to elevate up to two players from the practice squad each week, expanding the team’s active roster from 53- to 55-players on game day. This year, the Lions will have to try and get the Buccaneers back. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that the Titans have a strong defense as well as a tough rushing attack boosted by Derrick Henry. © 2020 NFL Enterprises LLC. “We have around 400 kids now at the club, many more than when I first got involved with the club, and we have 25 teams in total from adults and the Under-20s down to the minis. Leo Galvin was one of the people who was instrumental in the alliance with Ballinasloe, which ended in 2005/06, and he was the first Athlone clubman to play senior rugby for Ireland. forward: '30',