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.
|DOB||30th Sep 1984|
|Height||1.68 m (5' 6")|
|Weight||78 kg (12 st 4 lb)|
|Honours||2 Six Nations Championships|