Ennis RFC win first home game of season

Ennis RFC win first home game of season


Photo: Helen McQuillan
Photo: Helen McQuillan
Ennis 14 – Charleville 10
Ennis RFC won their first home game of the season with a hard-fought 14-10 victory over Charleville.

Having lost the same fixture last season, the Munster Junior division 2 side set about serving up some revenge by storming into a first-half lead despite playing into a stiff wind.

 At the half-time break Ennis led 9-3 thanks to the boot of outhalf Shane Galvin, who as well as landing three first-half penalties contributed with a bright all-round performance.

Ennis came flying out of the blocks in the second half and continued to dominate territory, which was converted into a try by No 8 Damien Forde. The try came after sustained pressure and a number of phases of play, with Davy Murphy at scrum-half conducting proceedings behind the dominant Ennis pack.

Try-scorer Damien Forde climbs highest to secure line out ball for Ennis - Photo: Helen McQuillan
Try-scorer Damien Forde climbs highest to secure line out ball for Ennis – Photo: Helen McQuillan

However they did enough to stem the tide and hold out for their first home win of the season. The win comes off the back of an opening day loss away to Youghal last week.

Ennis RFC

Jason Smith, Ciaran O’Connor, Patrick Harding, Gary Crowe, Jason Considine, Enda Galvin, Frank Coffey, Damien Forde; Davy Murphy, Shane Galvin, Conall Curtin, John Brophy, Cian Nugent, Mark Taylor, Cian Guilfoyle.

Subs (all used); Adam Ryan, Stuart Farrell, Simon Crawford, Conor Guilfoyle, Sean Hayes.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.