DoB1984-08-28 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionHooker
Gillian took up rugby in college and has starred for UL Bohemians and Munster, winning nine All-Ireland League titles and six Interprovincial crowns respectively.
An Ireland debutant in 2008, the Limerick native has become a mainstay of the Irish pack - starting all five of the Grand Slam games in 2013 and the performance analyst touched down twice against France earlier this year.
Gillian, who is also a keen show jumper, is playing at her second Women's Rugby World Cup and is closing in on a half-century of caps.
DoB1984-09-30 Birthplace Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionFull-back/out-half
Niamh, Ireland's goal-kicking full-back, has been to the fore during the squad's challenge for both Six Nations and Women's Rugby World Cup silverware.
A native of Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, she scored three tries and kicked 28 points during the 2013 Grand Slam-winning campaign and has won a number of individual awards, including the Rugby Writers of Ireland and Munster Rugby honours. She was voted scrumqueens.com World Player of the Year for 2013.
'Briggsy', who comes from a sporting family and is a former Waterford Gaelic footballer, works as a Garda in Limerick where she plays for UL Bohemians. Her rugby career started at Dungarvan RFC, aged 21, before she linked up with Clonmel RFC at senior level.
DoB1984-08-30 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionProp
Kerrie-Ann made the step up to international rugby alongside her Saracens club-mate Hannah Casey when winning her first Ireland cap off the bench against Scotland earlier this year. She works as a PE teacher in London.
The powerhouse prop, who grew up in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, also appeared as a replacement in the England and Italy games at Twickenham and the Aviva Stadium respectively, before earning her first start in the girls in green's World Cup pool win over Kazakhstan.
DoB1992-08-20 Birthplace Height1.55 m (5' 1") Weight53 kg (8 st 5 lb) Position
DoB1986-01-28 Birthplace Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight77 kg (12 st 1 lb) Position
DoB1987-06-25 Birthplace Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) Position
DoB1984-04-02 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position
DoB1989-04-23 Birthplace Height1.69 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) Position
DoB1985-08-12 Birthplace Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) Position
DoB1981-08-22 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position
DoB1982-09-13 Birthplace Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionBack Row
DoB1984-10-30 Birthplace Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight67 kg (10 st 7 lb) PositionWing
DoB1990-04-30 Birthplace Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight65 kg (10 st 3 lb) Position
DoB1988-06-22 Birthplace Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionFlanker/Centre
Claire is one of two Connacht players in the RWC squad.
She plays her club rugby for Bristol and is a student in Cardiff University.
She is a flanker and has been in the squad for the past two seasons.
DoB1991-03-11 Birthplace Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight74 kg (11 st 9 lb) PositionScrum Half
DoB1989-05-30 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) Position
DoB1984-02-02 Birthplace Height1.66 m (5' 5") Weight63 kg (9 st 13 lb) Position
DoB1989-01-20 Birthplace Height1.77 m (5' 10") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) Position
DoB1984-07-22 Birthplace Height1.69 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) Position
DoB1990-10-14 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) Position
DoB1981-08-12 Birthplace Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight87 kg (13 st 9 lb) Position
Marie Louise Reilly
Marie Louise Reilly
DoB1980-04-01 Birthplace Height1.94 m (6' 4") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) Position2nd Row
Mary Louise is a relatively new face in the squad having made the breakthrough this season.
She attended Scoil Dara in Kilcock and is Sports Development Officer.
She plays her club rugby for Navan RFC and lines out at 5.
DoB1978-04-15 Birthplace Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight61 kg (9 st 8 lb) PositionScrumhalf
Another hugely experienced player, Tanya has been an ever present in Ireland teams in recent seasons only taking time out for the birth of her children.
She is a teacher and hails from New Zealand where she attended Karamu High School and Wangamui University.
DoB1985-01-01 Birthplace Height1.57 m (5' 2") Weight75 kg (11 st 11 lb) PositionFull Back/Centre
Jackie is a relative newcomer to the squad with only one cap under her belt so far.
She plays for Richmond and Leinster at centre or fullback.
She is a Teacher and also plays Gaelic, soccer and enjoys swimming.
DoB1987-02-26 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) Position
DoB1983-07-05 Birthplace Height () Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionOut Half / Winger
Nora is a Promotional Officer for the GAA.
She attended UCD and plays her club rugby for Old Belvedere RFC.
She lines out on the right wing.
DoB1990-04-10 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight67 kg (10 st 7 lb) Position
DoB1987-11-03 Birthplace Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight69 kg (10 st 12 lb) Position
DoB1987-11-03 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight72 kg (11 st 4 lb) PositionCentre