Vikki McGinn has been called up to the Ireland Women squad for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Leinster’s Vikki McGinn has been confirmed as the replacement for Munster winger Niamh Kavanagh in the Ireland Women squad for the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in August.

Kavanagh has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury she picked up during Ireland’s final warm-up game against Wales on Sunday.  

Ireland Coach, Philip Doyle said, “The squad and management are bitterly disappointed for Niamh to suffer an injury before we head to France.  We all wish her a speedy recovery and that she is back playing as soon as possible.”

Ireland Women Rugby World Cup Squad – August 1st – 17th, France 2014

Forwards
Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster)
Kerrie Ann Craddock (Saracens/Exiles)
Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Paula Fitzpatrick (St Mary’s College/Leinster)
Orla Fitzsimons (St Mary’s College/Leinster)

Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster)
Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster)
Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Sharon Lynch (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)
Heather O’Brien (Highfield RFC/Munster)
Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

 
Backs
Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Lynne Cantwell (Richmond RFC/Exile)
Hannah Casey (Saracens/Exiles)
Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster)
Vikki McGinn (Blackrock/Leinster)
Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
Larissa Muldoon (Bristol/Exile)
Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster)
Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

Jackie Shiels (Richmond RFC/Exile)
 
Ireland Women’s Rugby World Cup Fixtures 

Pool Games –
Fri, 1st August               USA v Ireland                          FFR Headquarters – Pitch 2
Tue, 5th August             New Zealand v Ireland       FFR Headquarters – Pitch 1
Sat 9th August               Ireland  v Kazakhstan           FFR Headquarters – Pitch 2
 
Playoffs –
Wed, 13th August
Sun, 17th August