10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
Newcomers expected to feature on the squad should include Nottingham out-half Joanne O' Sullivan who joined the squad earlier this season and young Shannon number eight Joy Neville. Nineteen year old Neville, whose brother Paul represents Connacht, hugely impressed in this years Interprovincial Series and will look to make an impact on the International scene this year.
There have been a host of new faces taking part in Ireland's extended training squad in the run up to this years Championship and all will hope to make the final line up.
A plethora of these International hopefuls will be on show at the weekend in Limerick where the Women's AIL Division 1 semi-finals will take place.
Holders UL-Bohs host Cork side Highfield while beaten 2001 finalists Shannon entertain Cooke on Sunday 26th.