*Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
ENNIS Rugby Club’s Ethan Coughlan has joined year one of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Ethan won the U16 Munster title in 2018 and shared the U18 Cup title honours in 2020 with his club side Ennis RFC as his progression from club and regional development squads saw him feature for Munster and Ireland at U18 Clubs level.
He captained the Ireland U18 Clubs in Italy in 2019 under Head Coach Fiach O’Loughlin who was formerly involved with the Clare and Cratloe senior hurlers before signing up with All Ireland League side Shannon RFC.
For the 2020/21 season the Barefield native joined several Munster senior training sessions providing cover at 9 and featured for the Munster A side. He was also included on the senior squad for their Heineken Cup clash with Toulouse and the PRO14 trip to Treviso.
A member of the National Talent Squad, the 19-year-old was included in the Ireland U20s Talent Camp in May.
Prior to devoting his time solely to rugby, Ethan lined out for St Josephs Doora/Barefield and memorably played a pivotal role when they secured the U16 A football championship in 2018 after trailing by eleven points at half-time.