U15 Season League and Conference Schedule
Under 14 League and Conference Schedule
We are looking forward to the new season of Mini Rugby here in Ennis RFC. The new season will start with a training session for all Mini levels at Lees Rd. on Sunday 7th September at 10am. This years age grades are as follows
|U7 Leprechauns||2008 and after|
|U8||Born in 2007|
|U9||Born in 2006|
|U10||Born in 2005|
|U11||Born in 2004|
|U12||Born in 2003|
Dont forget your gum-shields.
Darragh O’Sullivan has been appointed to the position of Head Coach, Ennis Rugby Football Club announced last week. This will be O’Sullivan's second tenure with the club as he was head coach from 2010-2012 .
O’Sullivan, a wing forward with Garryowen for most of his playing career where he won 3 senior cups, started his coaching career in Kilfeacle as a player coach . He returned as Head Coach to Garryowen steering them to the highest honour in Irish club rugby winning the AIL League Cup in 2007.
Mr. O’Sullivan has been involved with the Rice College rugby team for the past 5 years and has seen many young Ennis players pass through the college in that time. He said his goals for the Ennis team are “Facilitating the development of young players, being in the hunt for playing honours ,and having players vying for positions within the team .”
ERFC Chairman of Rugby Declan Brandon said that rugby in Ennis was in a very good position at the moment with so many players currently involved in the adult scene, and he is looking forward to what he hopes will be a great season .
Pre season training starts on Tuesday August 5th. All players new and old are encouraged to attend .
The Club AGM will be held on Friday 30th May 2014, at 7:30pm in the Clubhouse. All members are invited to come along and contribute.
Old Ground Hotel on Saturday May 24th at 8 pm. 4 course meal followed by Isolated Frequency
€35 per person
a great night for coaches, players and parents to let their hair down and enjoy themselves.
Coaching Mini-Rugby – Introducing the Game of Rugby to Children in a Safe and Controlled Environment
The future of any rugby club is moulded in the ranks of the Mini-Rugby teams. Mini-Rugby covers teams from Under 7 (Leprechauns) through to Under 12. Here in Ennis we are blessed with plenty of youngsters, and we can field at least one team in each age grade (2 in most) where there are organised festivals, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12.
The primary responsibility and concern of coaches at this level is to introduce the game of rugby in a safe and controlled manner that is appropriate for the abilities of each age grade. We do this by using the framework set out by IRFU, and issued from Munster Branch, The Long Term Player Development (LTPD). This framework is delivered to coaches in Training Workshops delivered by Munster Rugby Coaching Officers and Development Officers that are held regularly. All coaches are encouraged to attend this course and also to attend follow up courses.
Under 14 Cup Final
Garryowen 1710 Ennis
26 April 2014
For the second time in a season this group of Ennis RFC members were left disappointed by the outcome of a final. Having worked hard the final scene was not to have been thevictory they so desired and perhaps deserved
A poor start to the game where Ennis conceded two very soft tries were to define the day.
North Munster Cup
Bruff 0 – 17 Ennis
A gritty performance by an understrength Ennis outfit was required to get over the line in this Cup Semi Final.And sure to form this is what was delivered with Jack Hanrahan, Shane Brennan and Frank Roche stepping up to the plate and contributing hugely to this hard fought win.