CLARE’S Ethan Coughlan is among three players to join year one of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy ahead of the 2021/22 season.
The other Year One recruits are prop Mark Donnelly (Garryowen FC) and back-row forward Daniel Okeke (Shannon RFC).
Scrum-half Coughlan 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.
Below, Ethan in action for Ennis as an Under-13
He captained the Ireland U18 Clubs in Italy in 2019 under Head Coach Fiach O’Loughlin before signing up with All Ireland League side Shannon RFC.
For the 2020/21 season he joined several Munster senior training sessions providing cover at 9 and featured for the Munster A side.
A member of the National Talent Squad, the 19-year-old was included in the Ireland U20s Talent Camp in May.