Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 24 ahead of their test match against Wales this Sunday at the UCD Bowl (10th November, KO 1pm).
The squad are fresh off the back of two training weekends in Scotland and France where they had games against their Scottish and French counterparts.
Griggs has named six uncapped in the squad, Leinster Rugby’s Judy Bobbett, Victoria Dabanovich O’Mahony, Hannah O’Connor, Katie O’Dwyer and Niamh Ní Dhroma along with Ireland 7s International and Munster’s Dorothy Wall.
Speaking ahead of the game, Griggs said:
“The camps in Scotland and France were invaluable, it gave us a chance to get quality time together as a squad and feed more information in to the players about how we want to go about playing and performing this season.
“We were able to travel with a larger playing panel for each camp which gave all the players named in our initial squad the opportunity to put their hand up for selection which has driven our standards and made sure there’s been high-quality competition for places in this test match squad named.
“Ultimately we have picked a strong squad with a good mix of youth and experience who we feel can go out and deliver against Wales.”
Tickets for this game are available from ticketmaster.ie and will be available at the gate on the day.
Ireland Women’s squad
Judy Bobbett (Blackrock College/Leinster) *
Enya Breen (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Anna Caplice (Harlequins/IQ)
Michelle Claffey (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Victoria Dabanovich O’Mahony (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *
Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/Ulster)
Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo/ IQ)
Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Laura Feely (Galwegians/Connacht)
Nichola Fryday (Old Belvedere/Connacht)
Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemian/ Munster)
Edel McMahon (Wasps/Connacht)
Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ)
Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union/Leinster)
Ellen Murphy (Gloucester-Hartpury/IQ)
Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Niamh Ní Dhroma (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *
Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock College/Leinster) *
Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union/Leinster) *
Anne-Marie O’Hora (Galwegians/Connacht)
Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/Connacht)
Dorothy Wall (Fethard/Munster) *