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  • Ashleigh Baxter

    Ashleigh Baxter

    DoB1991-12-21 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.63 m (5' 4") Weight60 kg (9 st 6 lb) PositionFullback

    Ashleigh Baxter
  • Gillian Bourke

    Gillian Bourke

    DoB1984-08-28 Birthplace Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionFront Row

    Gillian is a student at UL who also lines out for UL Bohemians.

    Playing at prop or hooker she has earned a tidy haul of caps in recent seasons.

    Gillian's other sport is Show Jumping.

    Gillian Bourke
  • Niamh Briggs

    Niamh Briggs

    DoB1984-09-30 Birthplace Height () Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionOut Half / Full Back

    Niamh is a former member of Clonmel and now with UL Bohemians.

    A Garda (Police), she attended Waterford IT.

    She lines out at fullback for club, province and country.

    Niamh Briggs
  • Lynne Cantwell

    Lynne Cantwell

    DoB1981-09-27 Birthplace Height1.60 m (5' 3") Weight65 kg (10 st 3 lb) PositionCentre

    Lynne is Ireland's most capped Women's International and winner of the inaugural Guinness Rugby Writer's Women's Player of the Year in 2011

    A qualified physiotherapist she attended UL and Southampton.

    She is comfortable at first or second centre.

    Lynne Cantwell
  • Hannah Casey

    Hannah Casey

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    Hannah Casey
  • Fiona Coghlan

    Fiona Coghlan

    DoB1981-03-03 Birthplace Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight77 kg (12 st 1 lb) PositionProp

    Fiona is Captain of the Women's team. She plays her club rugby for UL Bohemians but lines out for Leinster at provincial level.

    When she is not propping up the Irish scrum she is a full time PE and Maths Teacher.

    with over 50 caps to her name she is one of Ireland's most experienced players.

    Fiona Coghlan
  • Kerrie-Ann Craddock

    Kerrie-Ann Craddock

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    Kerrie-Ann Craddock
  • Grace Davitt

    Grace Davitt

    DoB1982-12-25 Birthplace Height1.61 m (5' 3") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionCentre/Wing

    Grace Davitt
  • Ailis Egan

    Ailis Egan

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    Ailis Egan
  • Paula Fitzpatrick

    Paula Fitzpatrick

    DoB1985-08-12 Birthplace Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) Position

    Paula Fitzpatrick
  • Orla Fitzsimmons

    Orla Fitzsimmons

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    Orla Fitzsimmons
  • Siobhan Fleming

    Siobhan Fleming

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    Siobhan Fleming
  • Laura Guest

    Laura Guest

    DoB1985-04-24 Birthplace Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb) PositionProp

    Laura Guest is a secondary school teacher who attended Sacred Heart Clonakilty and University of Limerick.

    She plays tight-head for Highfield and also enjoys golf, cycling, swimming and camogie.
     

    Laura Guest
  • Fiona Hayes

    Fiona Hayes

    DoB1982-09-13 Birthplace Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionBack Row

    Fiona Hayes
  • Aisling Hutchings

    Aisling Hutchings

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    Aisling Hutchings
  • Stacey Kennedy

    Stacey Kennedy

    DoB1986-11-04 Birthplace Height1.63 m (5' 4") Weight76 kg (11 st 13 lb) Position

    Stacey Kennedy
  • Alison Miller

    Alison Miller

    DoB1984-10-30 Birthplace Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight67 kg (10 st 7 lb) PositionWing

    Alison Miller
  • Claire Molloy

    Claire Molloy

    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.

    Claire Molloy
  • Larissa Muldoon

    Larissa Muldoon

    DoB1991-03-11 Birthplace Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight74 kg (11 st 9 lb) PositionScrum Half

    Larissa Muldoon
  • Jenny Murphy

    Jenny Murphy

    DoB1989-05-30 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) Position

    Jenny Murphy
  • 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
  • Mary Louise Reilly

    Mary 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.

    Mary Louise Reilly
  • Tania Rosser

    Tania Rosser

    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.

    Tania Rosser
  • Jackie Shiels

    Jackie Shiels

    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.

    Jackie Shiels
  • Sophie Spence

    Sophie Spence

    DoB1987-02-26 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb) Position

    Sophie Spence
  • Nora Stapleton

    Nora Stapleton

    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.

    Nora Stapleton