By Dearbhla Parry
Senior Men: Ennis RFC 33 St. Mary’s RFC 21
The Ennis Senior’s Men’s team came out victorious on Thursday morning, with a final score of 33 – 21.
Ennis took a 21 – 7 lead during the first half, which continued into the second half of the match, despite their yellow card. Ruairi Quinlin went in for a high tackle, giving St. Mary’s a chance to capitalise on the scrums and score from a set piece move. Eventually, Ennis’ efforts pulled through with another win.
Scorers included Brendan Cleland (x2), Brendan Keane (x2) and Calum Barret (x2), while Oisin Mangan made 4 out of 5 conversions.
U14: Ennis RFC 38 – 19 Ballina/Killaloe RFC
The second league game of the season took place on Sunday for the U14’s Ennis team at the Scarriff RFC grounds. They played the amalgamated team made up of Ballina/Killaloe/Newport/Scarriff.
Ennis dominated the first half of the game that laid the basis of the victory with a 38 – 19 score. They took the lead early on, with two converted tries in the first 10 minutes of the game; Captain Steven O’Neill scored the first try while Alex Pelczar scored the second. Great control of the field was seen by Reece Yeung, Shaun Woods, Col Griffin and Josh Flynn. Just prior to half-time, O’Neill and Pelczar had two further tries, resulting in a deserved score of 26 – 7.
The amalgamated opposition team fought hard in the second half, making it a more competitive match. However, after fending off a couple of onslaughts, Ennis scored two further tries by Pelczar, putting Ennis in the lead with 38 – 7. The opposition fought back with two more tries, resulting in the final score.
Apart from those previously mentioned, stellar performances were noted by Eoin Keane, Conor Owens, Ronan O’Leary and Christopher Rynne.
U14 Ennis RFC: Oisin Egan, Shaun Woods, Reece Yeung, Colm Griffin, Christopher Rynne, Cormac Dinan, Cillian Dinan, Josh Flynn, Steven O’Neill, Jake O’Donoghue, Conor Owens, Alex Pelczar, Jamie Gillespie, Eoin Keane, Ronan O’Leary, Reece Corbett, Luke O’Connor, Thomas Connolly, Dan Holly, Fionn Molony, Harry Daniels, Dan Holly and Ronan Donlan.
U18 Girls: 10 Aside
The U18 Ennis Girls RFC travelled to Ballincollig on Sunday morning to take part in the 10 Aside Tournament. The Tournament hosted 12 teams from around Munster.
Ennis won all their pool games against Clonakilty, Fermoy and Ballincollig White and the Ennis Girls managed to qualify for the Cup Semi-Final against Ballingcollig Black. This contest was close as Ennis lost out in one try toward the end, but still displayed their excellent rugby skills.
Thanks is given to the Ballingcollig RFC for hosting this pre-season tournament.
The Ennis RFC team on the day included Saoirse Downes, Kayla Considine, Ciara Reidy, Sally Kelly, Maggie Murphy, Aisling Heapes, Jennifer Weston, Eileen Keane, Emma Keane, Lyndsay Clarke and Nell Walsh.
Senior Women: Ennis RFC v Bruff RFC
U13 Boy’s Tournament: Ennis v Bohemian; Saturday September 30, Kick-off at 9am in UL
U15 Boys – TBC
U16 Boy’s 1st Round Pan Munster: Ennis v Clanwilliam, Sunday
October 1, Kick-off at 12:00 in Clanwilliam Park
U18.5 Boy’s 1st Round Pan Munster: Ennis v Galtee, Sunday October 1, Kick-off at 12:00 in Kilfeacle
Senior Men’s Final McInerney Cup – TBC