Leinster Rugby Women kick-off their first game of this year’s Interprovincial Series at home to Ulster on Friday, 31st August, at Blackrock RFC.

Leinster will be hoping for a similar result to last year’s opener which they won, 10-34, at Dromore RFC.

The second round of the series will see Leinster head to The Sportsgounds on Sunday, 9th September. Leinster came out on top last year, 17-8, in a thriller at Energia Park.

The third and final game of the series will be against current champions Munster at Energia Park on Saturday, 15th September (KO 7.30pm). Leinster missed out on a chance to claim back-to-back championships last year in a very close game at Thomond Park which finished 11-5.

To encourage supporters to come and support the Women’s team in their final round match against Munster, those attending the Leinster v Dragons Guinness PRO14 match on Saturday, 15th September (KO 5.15pm), at the RDS Arena will be given free entry to Energia Park once they show their Season Ticket or match ticket at the gate.

Leinster Rugby Women’s team head coach Ben Armstrong, along with forwards coach Tom McKeown and backs coach Phil de Barra, announced their squad in early August. Sene Naoupu will captain the team this season, with 11 uncapped players named in the squad.

2018/19 Women’s Interprovincial Fixtures:

Round 1

Leinster v Ulster (Friday, 31st August, Blackrock RFC, KO 7pm)

Round 2

Connacht v Leinster (Sunday, 9th September, The Sportsgrounds, Galway, KO 3pm)

Round 3

Leinster v Munster (Saturday, 15th September, Energia Park, KO 7.30pm)

2018 Leinster Rugby Women’s squad:

Susan Vaughan – Railway Union RFC
Megan Williams – Old Belvedere RFC
Aine Donnelly – Old Belvedere RFC
Ray Lawless * – Blackrock RFC
Sene Naoupu – Old Belvedere RFC (CAPTAIN)
Ailsa Hughes – Railway Union RFC
Eimear Corri – Blackrock RFC
Nikki Caughey – Railway Union RFC
Michelle Claffey – Blackrock RFC
Ellen Murphy * – Old Belvedere RFC
Nicole Carroll – Suttonians RFC
Gemma Matthews * – Old Belvedere RFC
Niamh Griffin – Blackrock RFC
Elise O’Byrne-White – Old Belvedere RFC
Lauren Farrell McCabe * – Suttonians RFC
Lindsay Peat – Railway Union RFC
Ann-Marie Rooney * – Blackrock RFC
Aoife McDermott – Railway Union RFC
Elaine Anthony * – Old Belvedere RFC
Juliet Short – Railway Union RFC
Nicole Purdom * – Suttonians RFC
Mairead Holohan * – Blackrock RFC
Linda Djougang * – Old Belvedere RFC
Emma Hooban * – St Mary’s RFC
Christy Haney – St Mary’s RFC
Katie O’Dwyer * – Railway Union RFC
Rachel Horan – CYM RFC
Ciara Cooney – Railway Union RFC
Hannah O’ Connor * – Blackrock RFC
Meg Kendall – Railway Union RFC
Jamie Deacon* – Blackrock College RFC

* Denotes uncapped player