DoB1991-08-30 BirthplaceCork Height1.86 m (6' 1") Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb) PositionSecond Row
DoB1984-09-30 BirthplaceWaterford Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb) PositionFull-Back
A native of Waterford, Niamh began her rugby career aged 21 in Dungarvan before moving to Clonmel RFC and then to U.L Bohemians. She made her Munster debut in 2006 and has won a number of interprovincial titles with her province.
She has represented Waterford in Gaelic football, winning the Munster Intermediate Championship final in 2010.
Niamh took over the captaincy of the Ireland Women’s team at the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign and guided Ireland to the Six Nations title in 2015.
In 2014, Niamh was named in the IRB Team of the Year and was a member of the Irish team that finished in fourth place at the 2014 IRB Women’s World Cup.
She has also represented Ireland in Rugby Sevens.
DoB1989-03-13 BirthplaceMallow, Co.Cork Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight73 kg (11 st 7 lb) PositionBack Row
DoB1992-09-03 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight71 kg (11 st 2 lb) PositionOut Half / Centre
Caughey has been involved with the Irish national side since 2012. She is a member of the Irish Sevens programme as well as playing club rugby with Railway Union, having previously played with her local club Belfast Harlequins.
Nikki is comfortable at both out-half and centre and is also known for her physicality in defence.
DoB1991-05-08 BirthplaceKilmihill Height1.74 m (5' 9") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionWing
Eimear hails from Clare, where she represented her county in football and camogie for a number of years before taking up the sport of Sevens.
Eimear studied PE and Irish teaching in the University of Limerick and teaches both subjects in Dublin.
DoB1988-01-18 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight75 kg (11 st 11 lb) PositionSecond Row
DoB1988-10-12 BirthplaceGalway Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight73 kg (11 st 7 lb) PositionWing / Full Back
DoB1984-04-02 BirthplaceBath, Somerset Height1.72 m (5' 8") Weight86 kg (13 st 7 lb) PositionProp
Experienced prop Egan plays her club rugby with Old Belvedere and provincially with Leinster.
She holds two Six Nations medals in her collection, having won the Grand Slam in 2013 and Ireland’s second title in 2015. She was also a member of the Ireland World Cup squad in 2014.
Egan, who is originally from Bath works as a fundraiser.
DoB1985-08-12 BirthplaceDublin Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionFlanker / Back Row
Dubliner Fitzpartrick currently plays her club rugby in the South of France with Toulouse.
The back-rower previously played with St.Mary’s College in Dublin and with Leinster.
She picked up a Six Nations winners medal in 2015.
Paula owns her own applied sports science testing and research company called STRIVE.
DoB1981-08-22 Birthplace Height1.81 m (5' 11") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionSecond Row
DoB1989-11-01 BirthplaceDublin Height1.66 m (5' 5") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionWing / Full Back
DoB1995-06-02 BirthplacePortlaoise Height1.79 m (5' 10") Weight73 kg (11 st 7 lb) PositionSecond Row/Back Row
DoB1994-01-10 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight76 kg (11 st 13 lb) PositionFlanker
DoB1990-08-08 BirthplaceAlexandria, Virginia, USA Height1.59 m (5' 3") Weight63 kg (9 st 13 lb) PositionScrum Half
DoB1991-04-18 BirthplaceTullamore Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionScrum Half
DoB1994-08-19 BirthplaceBelfast Height1.60 m (5' 3") Weight72 kg (11 st 4 lb) PositionOut-half
DoB1987-07-30 Birthplace Height1.77 m (5' 10") Weight77 kg (12 st 1 lb) PositionWing
DoB1996-11-27 BirthplaceCork Height1.76 m (5' 9") Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb) PositionProp
DoB1991-11-21 Birthplace Height1.69 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionCentre
DoB1984-10-30 BirthplacePortlaoise,Co.Laois Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight67 kg (10 st 7 lb) PositionWing
DoB1988-06-22 BirthplaceGalway Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionFlanker
Claire is a doctor, based in Wales and plays her club rugby with Bristol.
She won the Grand Slam with Ireland in 2013 and picked up her second Six Nations medal in 2015.
Molloy also represented Galway in Gaelic football.
DoB1993-05-31 BirthplaceGalway Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionHooker
DoB1989-05-30 BirthplaceKildare Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionCentre
DoB1984-02-02 Birthplace Height1.66 m (5' 5") Weight63 kg (9 st 13 lb) Position
DoB1989-01-20 BirthplaceDonegal Height1.77 m (5' 10") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionSecond Row
DoB1988-12-16 BirthplaceCo.Kerry Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionProp
DoB1981-08-12 BirthplaceTralee Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight88 kg (13 st 12 lb) PositionProp
DoB1980-11-05 BirthplaceDublin Height1.73 m (5' 8") Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb) PositionFront Row
Marie Louise Reilly
Marie Louise Reilly
DoB1980-04-01 BirthplaceLeeds, Yorkshire Height1.94 m (6' 4") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionSecond Row
“Maz” Reilly has been playing in the second-row for her country for several years.
She has won the Six Nations in 2013 (Grand Slam) and 2015.
Maz also played in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in France, when Ireland finished in 4th place.
By day, Maz works with Dublin City Council.
She was born in Leeds, but moved to Moynalvey in County Meath (also where Ireland men’s second-row Devin Toner hails from).
DoB1987-02-26 BirthplaceSouth Shiels, UK Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb) PositionSecond Row / Back Row
DoB1983-07-05 BirthplaceDonegal Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight68 kg (10 st 10 lb) PositionOut Half
Donegal-woman Stapleton gives a lot of experience to the Ireland squad.
She won the Grand Slam in 2013 and picked up her second Six Nations medal in 2015. Nora also wore the number 10 jersey when Ireland defeated the All Blacks at the 2014 World Cup.
She attended UCD and plays her club rugby for Old Belvedere RFC whom she has helped to league success in recent seasons.
Nora works as Women’s Rugby Development Executive with the IRFU and has played a key role in promoting the women’s game in Ireland.
Before taking up rugby, Nora played GAA with Donegal and won the All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship with them in 2010.
Ilse van Staden
Ilse van Staden
DoB1983-03-25 BirthplaceSouth Africa Height1.74 m (5' 9") Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb) PositionProp