24 May, 14:08
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Speaking ahead of this weekend's game, Philip Doyle said: "Following a very good performance against France in Pau last time out, all the girls played extremely well and we did not see the need to make changes.
"Italy are a formidable opposition, we are under no illusions about the strength of this side. We have trained well and are looking forward to playing back in front of a home crowd."
In other news, the Ireland v Wales match, which was called off at half-time due to a deterioration of weather conditions, has been rescheduled to take place at Ashbourne RFC on Saturday, March 3 with a 2.30pm kick-off.
Admission to the Ireland Women's home matches is €20 per car or €10 per adult and €5 per child.
There will be a coach to all of the Women's games leaving Old Belvedere RFC (Anglesea Road in Dublin 4) approximately an hour before kick-off. It is open to anyone.
The coach will return to Old Belvedere, making one stop in the city centre, approximately three hours after the match ends.
Return fare is €20 and includes your ticket into the match and two free bottles at the bar. Please contact Jenny on 0833766401 with any questions.
IRELAND WOMEN'S Team & Replacements (v Italy Women, RBS Women's 6 Nations, Ashbourne RFC, County Meath, Friday, February 24, kick-off 7.30pm):
15. Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
14. Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster)
13. Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)
12. Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster)
11. Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Highfield/Connacht)
10. Lynne Cantwell (Exile)
9. Amy Davis (Blackrock/Leinster)
1. Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (capt)
2. Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)
3. Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
4. Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
5. Sophie Spence (Exile)
6. Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster)
7. Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)
8. Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)
16. Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's/Leinster)
17. Ruth O'Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht)
18. Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster)
19. Heather O'Brien (Highfield/Munster)
20. Larissa Muldoon (Exile/UWIC/Ulster)
21. Nikki Caughey (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
22. Jennifer Murphy (Exile)
Ireland Women's 2012 Fixtures/Results:
Saturday, February 11 - France Women 8 Ireland Women 7, Stade du Hameau, Pau
Friday, February 24 - Ireland Women v Italy Women, Ashbourne RFC, 7.30pm
Saturday, March 3 - Ireland Women v Wales Women, Ashbourne RFC, 2.30pm
Friday, March 9 - Ireland Women v Scotland Women, Ashbourne RFC, 7.30pm
Saturday, March 17 - England Women v Ireland Women, Esher RFC, 2pm