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Ennis RFC proud of its Grand Slam heroes

Ivan Smyth speaks to Ennis RFC president Dermot Hallahan in the wake of club graduates Tony Butler, Ethan Coughlan and Conor Moloney becoming Grand Slam champions with Ireland U-20s Barefield’s Tony Butler and Ethan Coughlan alongside Kildysart’s Conor Moloney were part of the first Irish squad to ever win a Grand Slam at this grade. All three men are products of Ennis RFC’s underage system with Butler and Coughlan coming off the bench in last Sunday’s thumping 59-5 win over Scotland. The former kicked three conversions while scrum half Coughlan’s pin point pass culminated in Josh Hanlon crossing the whitewash. Moloney came off the bench in Ireland’s nail biting 17-16 win over France in Round Two with the win igniting dreams of a first U-20 Grand Slam. #U20SixNations Watch: Behind the scenes at Ireland's U20 Grand Slam win.#FutureIsGreen pic.twitter.com/QCbxPlHy2P — Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 16, 2019 Ennis RFC President Dermot Hallahan states it was a proud day for the club …

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Ennis rugby player starts for U20s against France

CLARE’S Ethan Coughlan has made the starting 15 for Friday’s U20 Six Nations Round 2 clash against France in Aix-en-Provence. Head Coach Richie Murphy has named the Ireland Match Day squad, has made four changes in personnel to his starting XV from last weekend’s bonus point win over Wales in Cork, with Aitzol King, Daniel Hawkshaw, Coughlan and Rory McGuire coming into the side for the trip to France. Tony Butler and Conor Moloney are named among the replacements for the match. Commenting ahead of the game, Murphy said: “We were pleased with the performance and result in Round 1, but we’ve had to turn the page quickly ahead of a big challenge on Friday night. “The players acquitted themselves well last week and we have been able to focus on the areas of our game that need refinement this week. There is no greater test than going away to France and the group are excited about that challenge.” Friday’s …

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