The Ireland Women’s Sevens squad to play in the Women’s Sevens Dublin tournament has been named.

The tournament takes place in the UCD Bowl on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of August. Twelve teams from across the globe will descend on Dublin to take part in the tournament which will see the top two finishers qualify for the 2015-16 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.

Ireland will share pool C with South Africa, Hong Kong and Mexico.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, Anthony Eddy, IRFU Director of Rugby Sevens, said, “It’s massively important to get on to the world series circuit, it’s our number one goal, that way we are playing against the best teams in the world. If we are going to have a shot at the world Olympic repechage we are going to have to play at the best level.”

“With 12 countries competing in this event from all over the world, this is a great opportunity to give the game more exposure in Ireland.”

Tickets for the tournament start at €;5, with children free, and are available from www.ticketmaster.ie.
 
Ireland Women’s Sevens Squad (Women’s Sevens Dublin – UCD Bowl, Dublin. August 22nd- 23rd)

Audrey O’Flynn (TID)
Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere)
Stacey Flood (Railway Union)
Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere)
Amee-Leigh Crowe (Clanwilliam)
Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins)
Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock)
Claire Keohane (UL Bohemians)
Lucy Mulhall (Rathdrum) CAPTAIN
Claire Molloy (Bristol)
Louise Galvin (UL Bohemians)
Alison Miller (Portlaoise)
 
Ireland Women’s Sevens Fixtures (All times are local)

Saturday, 22nd August

12.50 Ireland v Mexico
15.22 Ireland v Hong Kong
18.28 South Africa v Ireland
 
Sunday, 23rd August

Play-offs