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Three Changes To Ireland Women’s Team

Three Changes To Ireland Women’s Team

Ireland Women’s head coach Philip Doyle has named his team for the final game of this year’s Women’s RBS 6 Nations against England at Ashbourne RFC on Friday night (kick-off 7.30pm).

Philip Doyle has made three changes in personnel to the Ireland team that was narrowly beaten by Wales in Gwent last Sunday.

Ailis Egan makes her first start of the campaign, coming in at tighthead prop with Lauren Day reverting to the replacements bench.

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Laura Guest moves to the back row with Heather O’Brien starting alongside Marie Louise Reilly in the second row.

Scrum half Larissa Muldoon makes her first start having impressed off the bench in her first season at this level.

The girls in green will be hoping to finish the Championship on a high as they chase their third win. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, priced at €;20 for a car of four people, €;10 for adults and €;5 for children/students.

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IRELAND WOMEN’S Team & Replacements (v England Women, 2011 Women’s RBS 6 Nations, Ashbourne RFC, Friday, March 18, kick-off 7.30pm):

15 – Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)
14 – Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster)
13 – Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exile)
12 – Geraldine Rea (Highfield/Munster)
11 – Mairead Kelly (UL Bohemians/Munster)
10 – Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
9 – Larissa Muldoon (UWIC/Exile)
1 – Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (capt)
2 – Gillian Bourke (Bristol/Munster)
3 – Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
4 – Heather O’Brien (Highfield/Munster)
5 – Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
6 – Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster)
7 – Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)
8 – Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)


16 – Stacey Kennedy (City of Derry/Ulster)
17 – Lauren Day (Waterloo/Ulster)
18 – Deirdre O’Brien (Blackrock/Leinster)
19 – Carol Staunton (Galwegians/Connacht)
20 – Amy Davis (Blackrock/Leinster)
21 – Gillian Nolan (St. Mary’s/Leinster)
22 – Jackie Shiels (Richmond/Leinster)

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