Ryan earns short-term Leinster contract
Tony Ryan, one of the brightest young rugby talents to come out of Enniscorthy, has been given a short-term Leinster contract.
The Davidstown native started playing with Enniscorthy as an Under-8 and he had terrific success with the club right through the grades, including Under-12 and Under-14 Leinster League titles and also Under-16 and Under-19 Leinster Cup successes.
Tony also played Gaelic football and hurling with Davidstown-Courtnacuddy, but the love of rugby made him commit full-time to the oval ball.
He won a Provincial Towns Cup with Enniscorthy in 2013 and then transferred to Clontarf to try his hand at Senior club rugby, quickly establishing himself on their team as they went all the way to winning the All-Ireland League.
His team-mate that year was Killian Lett who went back to his home club, Enniscorthy, this season as captain.
Clontarf were beaten in this year's league final but again Tony, who is a back row forward, was to the fore and his performances haven't gone unnoticed in Leinster circles.
Tony will be hoping that he will get a chance to prove himself and perhaps get that temporary contract into a full one before next season is out.