Political leaders, sports stars, broadcasters and schoolgirls deliver ‘Good Luck’ message to Ireland Women’s team ahead of World Cup.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has joined a host of political, sporting and broadcasting legends to send a message of support to the Irish Women’s Rugby Squad ahead of the forthcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup, which begins in Paris on 1st August.
The video, which was posted on the IRFU’s official Facebook and YouTube channels, includes ‘good luck’ messages from Sean O’Brien, Luke Fitzgerald, Eamon Dunphy, John Giles, Liam Brady, Olympians Ronnie Delaney, John Tracey, Rob Heffernan and Derval O’Rourke, the Dublin Women’s GAA team, Northern Ireland Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure Carál ní Chuilín, Tánaiste Joan Burton, broadcasters, Irish senior men’s team players, domestic grassroots rugby teams and schoolgirl rugby players.
The video also contains a letter of support from President Michael D.Higgins.
Fans can keep up to date with the girls during their World Cup challenge, with behind the scenes access and player interviews and videos on the Irish Rugby website, Facebook and Twitter platforms during the tournament and can send their message of support to the team using #shouldertoshoulder.

Ireland captain, Fiona Coghlan, recently visited the Leinster Girls’ School of Excellence in The King’s Hospital with Leinster and Ireland team-mates Sophie Spence and Nora Stapleton. Click here to read more about the School of Excellence.