Ireland have named an unchanged starting line-up, from the side that lost to Wales last weekend, with Highfield prop Edel Coen again ruled out for the Thomond Park clash with England (7pm)
Ireland have named an unchanged starting line-up to that which lost to Wales last weekend with Highfield prop Edel Coen again ruled out for the Thomond Park clash on Friday night (ko 7pm).
In the only change Nuala Ni Chaidhain returns from injury and reclaims her place on the bench ahead of Lynda Kelly who drops from the squad.
Ireland will face a tough task on Friday night against an English side ranked second in the world and on course for a 6 Nations grand slam.
Ireland. Sarah Jane Belton (UL Bohemians); Nicki Milne (Worcester), Suzanne Fleming capt (Cooke ), Patrique Kelly (UL Bohemians), Lynne Cantwell (UL Bohemians); Joanne O’Sullivan (Nottingham), Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians); Magali Dolo (Old Belvedere), Jean Lonergan (Shannon), Gillian McAllister (Cooke); Rosie Foley (Shannon), Anne Marie McAllister (Shannon); Rachel Boyd (Cooke), Fiona Steed (Shannon), Joy Neville (Shannon).
Replacements: Serena Stirling (Cooke), Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians), Jen Leacy (Blackrock), Rachel Reid (Cooke), Lesley Coulter (Cooke) ,Amanda Greensmith (Shannon), Nuala Ni Chaidhain (Galwegians