Blackrock and Leinster’s Shannon Houston is to captain the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad in the upcoming FIRA/AER European Women’s Championship which takes place in Brive this weekend.

Ireland are placed in pool C along with The Netherlands, Portugal and Belgium.
Speaking ahead of the tournament, Head Coach Jon Skurr said. “We were disappointed by our overall performance in Moscow and will be looking to significantly improve on that this weekend in Brive,”
“In patches we played some good rugby but lacked consistency throughout the tournament. We’re going into this next round knowing that we can’t control what other teams do but we can control what we do and therefore have to remain focused on our performance levels.”
“The girls are very clear about the areas where we fell short and we are working hard this week to make sure that we rectify those short comings in our game.”

Ireland Women’s Sevens Squad (FIRA/AER European Women’s 7s, Brive, 14th- 15th June)
1 – Shannon Houston (Blackrock/ Leinster) (Capt.)
2 – Martina McCarthy (Talent ID Programme)
3 – Elaine Ryan (Talent ID Programme)
4 – Nicole Cronin (Shannon/Munster)
5 – Megan Williams (Saracens/Exiles)
6 – Hannah Tyrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
7 – Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe (Clanwilliam RFC/Munster)
8 – Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/ Leinster)
9 – Nikki Caughey (Belfast Harlequins/ Ulster)
10 – Siobhan Barrett (Tralee/ Munster)
11 – Laura Lee Walsh (Talent ID Programme)
12 – Susan Vaughan (Railway Union/ Leinster)