Ireland Women's head coach Philip Doyle has named an extended 33-player training squad ahead of the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in Marcoussis, France in August.
The most notable absentee from the selected squad is scrum half Amy Davis who is ruled out through injury.
There are seven additions to the panel that competed in the Women's RBS 6 Nations Championhip earlier in the year - Mary Healy (Galwegians/Connacht), Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster), Vikki McGinn (Blackrock/Leinster), Sarah Mimnagh (Richmond/Exile), Ruth O'Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht), Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster) and Juliet Short (Newcastle/Exile).
Niamh Briggs, Lynne Cantwell and Grand Slam-winning captain Fiona Coghlan are also named in the training squad.
The Ireland Women face defending champions New Zealand, USA and Kazakhstan in Pool B of the Women's World Cup.
The girls in green kick off the tournament against the USA on Friday. August 1. Next up is New Zealand on Tuesday, August 5 with their final pool game against Kazakhstan on Saturday, August 9.
Head coach Philip Doyle commented: "Over the coming months we will host a number of training camps in preparation for the World Cup.
"We played some pretty good rugby during the Six Nations but we will need to find another level if we are to compete with the world's best sides."
IRELAND WOMEN'S Training Squad (IRB Women's Rugby World Cup):
Ireland Women's Rugby stars gathered in Kingspan Stadium, Belfast to launch tickets for the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 final which will take place in the Kingspan Stadium in 365 days' time (August 26, 2017) and the semi-finals day, which takes place on August 22.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.
Experienced prop Andrew Porter speaks about the Ireland Under-20s' preparations for the World Rugby U-20 Championship and their opening pool encounter with Wales in Manchester later today (kick-off 5.30pm, live on TG4/Sky Sports 1).