Rugby star opens up on stroke scare

ENNISKILLEN rugby star Kathryn Dane has said she counts her ‘blessings every day’ months after she suffered a serious stroke. During a training camp with Ireland in Dublin in November 2022, the 26-year-old Enniskillen woman fell ill. Thanks to the quick thinking and fast actions of the Ireland medical team, the Ireland scrum half was […]

Irish star Dane reflects on life after shocking stroke

IRISH scrum-half Kathyrn Dane knows better than anyone how fickle life can be. Nine months ago she suffered a brain haemorrhage while training with Ireland, and is still a long way from making a full return to rugby, although she has been making steady progress. In an IRFU media call, Dane told how during a gym session with the Irish squad’s […]

Messages of support for Dane after brain haemorrhage

Ireland scrum-half Kathryn Dane has revealed on social media that she suffered a brain haemorrhage three months ago at training. The 26 year-old Enniskillen woman said in her post; “Luckily the IRFU medical team were close at hand to respond immediately and get me the care I needed.” Dane won 23 Ireland caps since she […]

SIX NATIONS: Dane to start against Italy

Ireland Head Coach Greg McWilliams has made four changes to his starting fifteen to play Italy in the Women’s Six Nations on Sunday.  Enniskillen’s Kathryn Dane, Beibhinn Parsons, Christy Haney and Hannah O’Connor will all start while 19-year-old back row Aoife Wafer is in line for her Ireland debut off the bench. Dane comes in at scrum-half to partner […]

Kathryn is a woman for all seasons

Wondering what on earth you are going to do with your life at 18 is probably as core to the human experience as breathing. But multi-disciplinary sporting phenomenon Kathryn Dane just short-circuited that particular poser by doing everything.