Pirates continue winning form in last home game of the calendar year.
Buccaneers ensured their last game at Dubarry Park in 2022 ended on a winning note last weekend.
A struggling Banbridge side were in Athlone on Saturday to take on the league leaders.
Pirates winger Josh O'Connor enjoyed a four-try, player of the match outing.
A final score of 44-13 leaves Eddie O'Sullivan's side four points clear at the top Division 1B.
Their next outing and last of the year is at Naas this Saturday.