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Tina Kenneally and Fiona Moloney, mothers of Shay and Jack holding the new rugby cup at the Ennis Rugby Club. Photograph by Paul Corey.

Brothers in Arms Legacy Lives On

TWO Ennis families will come together, a year on from Ennis Rugby Club’s U-15s North Munster Cup win, to present a newly-established Brothers in Arms Cup dedicated in memory of Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney. On April 28, ahead of the first anniversary of Jack and Shay’s tragic passing as they enjoyed the summer sunshine swimming in Ennis, the Kenneally and Moloney families will join in solidarity to present the cup to the new U-15s champions.Coaches Eamon Connaughton and Pádraig Brennan decided to dedicate a new North Munster Cup in memory of the two players, who are deeply missed but never forgotten. Shay’s mother Fiona said, “The cup means so much to us as a family; it is lovely. We were so involved.Most of my Sundays for years were spent on the sideline, so it was like they were all my children. Shay’s favourite things were family, rugby and friends and they were one family. It’s beautiful to have Brothers in …

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‘bizarre’ theft of rugby club netting

THE theft of netting from an Ennis sporting club’s grounds has been labelled as “bizarre” by the club’s president. A total of 120m² of catch netting, which was only installed at Ennis Rugby Club in January at a cost of €11,000, was stolen overnight last Wednesday. It is believed that the culprits used a ladder to gain entry to the Showgrounds Road-based grounds. While it is not known how much it will cost to replace the netting, club president Richard Murphy said that he expects it will be “close to four figures”. Speaking to The Clare Champion after the theft, Mr Murphy confirmed that gardaí are investigating the incident. He said the club can’t understand why someone would take the netting. “It’s hard to fathom; somebody obviously had some use for it. To take 120m², that obviously took some effort and time. They would have needed to bring a ladder.” He described the theft as “a shame”, saying the money …

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