‘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.