Enniskillen ‘devastated’ at death of Jonny Gibson

THE Enniskillen community has been left ‘devastated’ following the death of the much-loved Jonathan (Jonny) Gibson. Formerly of Derrygiff Enniskillen, Mr Gibson passed away on Monday at the South West Acute Hospital. For the former-police dog handler, sport was a huge part of his life, as the many tributes paid to him proved beyond doubt. A founding member of […]

A family affair for Enniskillen coach Alastair Keys

ENNISKILLEN head coach Alastair Keys took over the reins from Stephen Welsh last summers and he has brought a ‘togetherness’ to the squad says his captain, Stephen Fox. Enniskillen were within a whisker of winning the league, only to be pipped by league champions Ballyclare with the last kick of the game in the penultimate round. “The commitment […]

Enniskillen’s Stephen Fox in the hunt for silverware

THE last time Enniskillen won a Towns’ Cup was in 2019 when they held Ballyclare scoreless to win 19-0 at Kingspan Stadium. That victory ended an 82 year wait for the trophy. Current captain Stephen Fox was part of the 2019 cup-winning side, with Matthew Dane, James Ferguson and James Carleton the only other players from the […]

St Michael’s in friendly win over Royal

AFTER a standout display of attacking rugby at Mullaghmeen, St Michael’s College proved too strong for the Enniskillen Royal Grammar School 3 XV side on Monday afternoon. Both teams started well with some tidy phases of controlled play. Mattie McDermott set the tone for the night with a crunching tackle in midfield, forcing a turnover […]

Bonus point win for Royal

ENNISKILLEN Royal Grammar School progressed to the knockout stages of the Schools’ Cup on Saturday following a bonus point win over Omagh Academy. Enniskillen started the game in slightly sluggish fashion, giving away an early penalty which allowed Omagh the opportunity to kick to the corner and deploy their strong driving maul. To read more […]

Clogher Valley top the table

CLOGHER Valley’s women’s team mirrored their male 1st XV by sitting clear at the top of their league. The Valley took the points in an away match to Virginia which was named the ‘top of the table clash’. Both sides are well clear of third placed Ballymena who the two teams had beaten by over 50 points. […]

Enniskillen Rugby Club hosts Interpros game

ENNISKILLEN Rugby Club hosted Saturday’s Interprovincial warm-up between Ulster and Connacht with the visitors clinching the victory after intercepting an Ulster move. After Connacht kicked off this much-anticipated game, the Ulster pack had a few strong carries and it was a lovely short pass to the Ulster outside centre who almost went in to score from […]

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 […]

Boles looking forward to realising her Olympic dream

Claire Boles said it’s ‘a dream come true’ after Ireland women’s sevens team secured a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics for the first time ever. Boles played a key role in qualifying as Ireland beat France and Brazil in the ‘pool section’ of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. A defeat to Australia in the […]

Early birthday present for Armstrong

EARLY birthday celebrations were the order of the day for Clogher Valley skipper Paul Armstrong who turned 29 yesterday (Tuesday). On Saturday afternoon, Valley beat Richmond 31-17 to ensure that the club will join the ranks of the All Ireland League for the first time next season. A feat that Armstrong says they’ve been striving for; […]