Ireland Women Squad | Profiles

The Home of Irish Rugby

Home page | Official Irish Rugby

Home page | Official Irish Rugby

Ireland Women Squad
  • Elaine Anthony

    Elaine Anthony

    DoB1991-08-30 Birthplace Height1.86 m (6' 1") Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb) PositionSecond Row

    Elaine Anthony
  • Niamh Briggs

    Niamh Briggs

    DoB1984-09-30 BirthplaceWaterford Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb) PositionFull-Back

    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.

    Niamh was appointed captain of the team for the 2014/14 season.

    Niamh Briggs
  • Liz Burke

    Liz Burke

    DoB1993-01-15 Birthplace Height1.74 m (5' 9") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionWing

    Liz Burke
  • Nikki Caughey

    Nikki Caughey

    DoB1992-09-03 Birthplace Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight71 kg (11 st 2 lb) PositionCentre

    Nikki hails from Belfast and has been capped at XV and Sevens for Ireland. She plays her club rugby with Belfast Harlequins and was also a member of the Northern Ireland U19 Netball squad.

    Nikki Caughey
  • Ciara Cooney

    Ciara Cooney

    DoB1988-01-18 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight75 kg (11 st 11 lb) PositionSecond Row

    Ciara Cooney
  • Aine Donnelly

    Aine Donnelly

    DoB1987-04-12 Birthplace Height1.76 m (5' 9") Weight69 kg (10 st 12 lb) PositionCentre

    Aine Donnelly
  • Ailis Egan

    Ailis Egan

    DoB1984-04-02 BirthplaceBath Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionProp

    Ailis plays her club rugby for Old Belvedere and has notched up a quarter century of caps for Ireland.

    She works as a fund raiser for MS Ireland.

    Ailis Egan
  • Grainne Egan

    Grainne Egan

    DoB1987-12-13 Birthplace Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionFlanker

    Grainne Egan
  • Paula Fitzpatrick

    Paula Fitzpatrick

    DoB1985-08-12 BirthplaceDublin Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionFlanker / Back Row

    Paula plays her club rugby for St. Mary's College RFC.

    She is an Exercise Physiologist and a Director of STRIVE Sport Science, an applied sports science testing and research company based out of Dublin City University.

    Paula Fitzpatrick
  • Orla Fitzsimons

    Orla Fitzsimons

    DoB1981-08-22 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Orla Fitzsimons
  • Zoe Grattage

    Zoe Grattage

    DoB1990-08-12 Birthplace Height1.67 m (5' 6") Weight79 kg (12 st 6 lb) PositionHooker

    Zoe Grattage
  • Ciara Griffin

    Ciara Griffin

    DoB1994-01-10 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight76 kg (11 st 13 lb) PositionFlanker

    Ciara Griffin
  • Mary Healy

    Mary Healy

    DoB1990-08-08 Birthplace Height1.59 m (5' 3") Weight63 kg (9 st 13 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Mary Healy
  • Claire McLaughlin

    Claire McLaughlin

    DoB1991-11-21 Birthplace Height1.69 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionCentre

    Claire McLaughlin
  • Claire Molloy

    Claire Molloy

    DoB1988-06-22 Birthplace Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionFlanker

    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.

    Claire Molloy
  • Cliodhna Moloney

    Cliodhna Moloney

    DoB1993-05-31 Birthplace Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionHooker

    Cliodhna Moloney
  • Larissa Muldoon

    Larissa Muldoon

    DoB1991-03-11 Birthplace Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Larissa Muldoon
  • Sene Naoupu

    Sene Naoupu

    DoB1984-02-02 Birthplace Height1.66 m (5' 5") Weight63 kg (9 st 13 lb) Position

    Sene has been playing rugby since the age of 13, having played with North Otago and Hawkes Bay in her native New Zealand before continuing the game in Ireland.

    She is part of a strong sporting family, with her husband George playing for Connacht, having previously played Sevens for New Zealand and her sister playing with Otago back in New Zealand.  Sene has several caps for the Irish Women’s team and is a qualified health and fitness coach.

    @SeneNaoupu
     
    Sene Naoupu
  • Fiona O'Brien

    Fiona O'Brien

    DoB1988-01-15 Birthplace Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionProp

    Fiona O'Brien
  • Heather O'Brien

    Heather O'Brien

    DoB1984-07-22 Birthplace Height1.69 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) Position

    Heather O'Brien
  • Elise O'Byrne-White

    Elise O'Byrne-White

    DoB1990-10-14 BirthplaceDublin Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) Position

    Elise O'Byrne-White
  • Ciara O'Connor

    Ciara O'Connor

    DoB1988-12-16 Birthplace Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionProp

    Ciara O'Connor
  • Ruth O'Reilly

    Ruth O'Reilly

    DoB1981-08-12 BirthplaceTralee Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionProp

    Ruth O'Reilly
  • Lindsay Peat

    Lindsay Peat

    DoB1980-11-05 Birthplace Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight85 kg (13 st 5 lb) PositionFront Row

    Lindsay Peat
  • Fiona Reidy

    Fiona Reidy

    DoB1988-03-12 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight89 kg (14 st 0 lb) PositionProp

    Fiona Reidy
  • Marie Louise Reilly

    Marie Louise Reilly

    DoB1980-04-01 BirthplaceMeath Height1.94 m (6' 4") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionSecond 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.

    Marie Louise Reilly
  • Jackie Shiels

    Jackie Shiels

    DoB1985-01-01 Birthplace Height1.57 m (5' 2") Weight69 kg (10 st 12 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.

    Jackie Shiels
  • Sophie Spence

    Sophie Spence

    DoB1987-02-26 BirthplaceSouth Shiels, UK Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) Position

    Sophie Spence
  • Nora Stapleton

    Nora Stapleton

    DoB1983-07-05 BirthplaceDonegal Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionOut Half

    Nora is Women's And Girls Development Executive for the IRFU. She works with the four provincial development officers to implement initiative aimed at growing the numbers of girls and women playing rugby.

    She attended UCD and plays her club rugby for Old Belvedere RFC whom she has helped to league success in recent seasons. She has also helped Leinster to inter-provincial success.

    Nora was a key member of the 2013 Women's Grand Slam team.

    Nora Stapleton
No ALT tag specified