Buckley's favoured position is prop and can play at either side of the scrum. He has represented Ireland at school's and also has reprensented at under 18 level. Buckley featured more of a sporadic player until the 2013/14 season, where he featured more due to Brett Wilkinson's injury.
Buckley is a product of the Connacht Academy and has represented Ireland at underage level, making the 2015 Emerging Ireland tour to Georgia.
A chain of impressive performances saw him extend his Connacht contract by a further two years until the end of 2018.
Buckley has made over 30 appearances for Connacht in the PRO12/14 since signing a contract in December 2016 and represented the Barbarians against England in Twickenham in May 2018.
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