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Ireland Women Begin World Cup Preparations

Ireland Women Begin World Cup Preparations

The Ireland Women’s squad begin their preparations with the announcement of an extended training panel of 32 players for the build-up to the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup.

The squad will come together for their first camp this weekend in Malahide under new coach Philip Doyle.

They will play practice matches against Scotland in July with a further practice match against Wales in early August before traveling to England for the start of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup on August 16.
Ireland are in Pool B with hosts England,the  USA and Kazakhstan. The girls in green will open their campaign against recent Six Nations winners England at Surrey Sports Park on Friday, August 20 (kick-off 6.30pm).
The squad will be further reduced to 26 players later in the summer.
IRELAND WOMEN’S Training Squad (IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup): 

Louise Austin (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Orla Brennan (Blackrock/Leinster)
Niamh Briggs (Clonmel/Munster)
Helen Brosnan (Highfield/Munster)
Lynne Cantwell (UL Bohemians)
Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster)
Amy Davis (Blackrock/Leinster)
Grace Davitt (Blackrock/Leinster)
Lauren Day (Cooke/Ulster)
Eliza Downey (Cooke/Ulster)
Chris Fanning (Highfield/Munster)
Shannon Houston (Blackrock/Leinster)
Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Leinster)
Mairead Kelly (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Caroline Mahon (UL Bohemians/Leinster)
Emer McManamly (Blackrock/Leinster)
Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
Clare Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)
Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Yvonne Nolan (Blackrock/Leinster)
Deirdre O’Brien (Blackrock/Leinster)
Paula O’Connor (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Kate O’Loughlin (Clonmel/Munster)
Joanne O’Sullivan (Richmond/Exile)
Marie Louise Reilly (Navan/Leinster)
Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster)
Sinead Ryan (Blackrock/Leinster)
Jackie Shiels (Richmond/Leinster)
Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Carol Staunton (Galwegians/Connacht)
Team Management:

Coach – Philip Doyle
Skills Coach – Greg McWilliams
Team Manager – Rachel Reid
Team Assistant – Brian Roantree
Doctor – Jess O’Riordan
Physio 1 – Ulrik McCarthy
Physio 2 – Dominic Hoban
Fitness Advisor – Alan Quinn
Analyst – Len Browne
England v Ireland, Surrey Sports Park, Friday, August 20, 6.30pm
USA v Ireland, Surrey Sports Park, Tuesday, August 24, 4.30pm
Ireland v Kazakhstan, Surrey Sports Park, Saturday, August 28, 4.30pm
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