Ennis Rugby Club appoint new Coach

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 .

New Coach

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 .

Calling all Mini-Rugby Coaches/Volunteers

Ennis RFC are currently encouraging parents to get involved in helping out with coaching mini-rugby for next season which will start in September 2014. If you are interested in getting involved please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All skill levels welcome and lots of support is available.

Coaching Mini-Rugby – Introducing the Game of Rugby to Children in a Safe and Controlled Environment

Ennis U8The 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.

Club AGM

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.

Under 14 Cup Final

Under 14 Cup Final

Garryowen  1710 Ennis

Thomond Park

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.

Club social

Club Social

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.

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