Enniskillen 1st XV coach Stevie Welsh says that everybody enjoyed getting back out on the Mullaghmeen pitches on Tuesday night as sport took its first steps in re-starting after lockdown.

The sun was out to meet the squad and Welsh acknowledges that there was no shortage of happy faces.

“It was great to get out and with the good weather you could see everybody was happy and there was plenty of smiles on faces.

“It is just great to get back out on the pitch together,” said Welsh.

He is though not expecting any competitive action now until the start of next season.

“I can’t see it, I don’t think you would be able to fit a full competition in with maybe a four to six week pre-season, a couple of warm up games; that’s two months before you would be playing anything.

“I think we have all just accepted that there will be no rugby this year and we will be happy enough if we get a clean run now of a pre-season into the start of the season at the end of August,” he added.

Although they have no immediate games to look forward to, the Skins coach felt it was important for them to get back out as a group.

“It is just about getting back at it and getting boys moving again. There are some boys who have been training and some people haven’t so it is just good to get a ball in your hands and get your lungs opened up.

“In a couple of weeks we will re-assess things and maybe build it up with circuits and stuff but there is still guidelines around contact and stuff so we are restricted by that.

“But we are just happy to get out at the minute and get the skills going and then we can build it up fitness wise when the branch start telling us a bit more so we know when to peak for,” said Welsh.