Gillian took up rugby in college and has starred for UL Bohemians and Munster, winning nine All-Ireland League titles and six Interprovincial crowns respectively.
An Ireland debutant in 2008, the Limerick native has become a mainstay of the Irish pack - starting all five of the Grand Slam games in 2013 and the performance analyst touched down twice against France earlier this year.
Gillian, who is also a keen show jumper, is playing at her second Women's Rugby World Cup and is closing in on a half-century of caps.
|DOB||28th Aug 1984|
|Height||1.64 m (5' 5")|
|Weight||80 kg (12 st 8 lb)|