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 […]

Daley and Barrett gear up for Ireland U20s game in Rome

Enniskillen players India Daley and Sophie Barrett are among a 26-player Ireland Under 20s squad preparing for their first game against Scotland, in a sweltering Rome.  The Irish squad has been acclimatising to the soaring temperatures during a week long training camp at the Stadio Tommaso Fattori in L’Aquila, ahead of their first match with […]

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 […]

November Sports Personality winner; Robert Baloucoune

Ten years ago Robert Baloucoune took up the game of rugby with Enniskillen and what a decade it has been. The Ulster and Ireland winger has been tipped by many as one of the great Irish prospects. Former Ireland skipper Willie Anderson, who worked with Baloucoune at the Ulster Academy sees massive potential in the […]

‘The Cat’ that got the cream

IF anyone deserved a beer, Robert Baloucoune did, after his debut performance for Ireland on Saturday. A ‘few sociable’s’ was had on Sunday as Baloucoune enjoyed his postmatch Dublin drinks.   “I definitely did. It was quite nice to take a wee while away from rugby, but it is all good now,” he laughed.   […]

Baloucoune dreaming of first senior Ireland cap

ONE person who has always been by Robert Baloucoune’s side is his mother, Shirley. With the 23 year-old now on the cusp of getting his first Ireland cap, Shirley Baloucoune has the bags packed, the hotel booked and the tickets sorted, for Ireland’s upcoming game against Japan at the Aviva Stadium, on Saturday afternoon. “My […]

Tries and tractors with Ireland rugby player Boles

When Claire Boles got word via e-mail of Adam Griggs’ 35 player-squad her first reaction was to call home. Her parents Deborah and David were delighted with the news that their daughter had done enough to make the cut.    “They see all the hard work you put in behind the scenes, especially over lockdown […]

Rugby World Cup postponement is ‘gutting’ says Dane

IT’S Friday afternoon and most people are gearing up for a restful weekend but that’s far from the  case for Enniskillen woman Kathryn Dane.   The Ireland rugby international has many plates spinning at the moment. She is undertaking a PhD at Trinity College, Dublin, a physiotherapy internship with Leinster as well as two training […]

Weather fails to faze Enniskillen Elks

Although the weather tried its best to dampen this very special occasion, the new section of Enniskillen Rugby Club – the Enniskillen Elks, were not going to let a flurry of snow hold them back as they welcomed the visiting Portadown Panthers and two Ulster sporting stars on Friday night.