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Grand Slam Champions’ Homecoming At Dublin Airport

Grand Slam Champions’ Homecoming At Dublin Airport

The Ireland Women secured an historic first ever Grand Slam and RBS 6 Nations Championship win following a tense 6-3 victory over Italy in Milan this afternoon.

The Ireland Women’s squad and management will return home to Dublin tomorrow (Monday) with the Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship trophy.

The IRFU are asking as many people as possible to show their support for their achievement by welcoming the players, coaches and support staff home in Dublin Airport.

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They are due to arrive in Terminal 2 at 1.15pm tomorrow afternoon.


Backs (16): Christine Arthurs (Tralee/Connacht), Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exile), Nikki Caughey (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Amy Davis (Blackrock College/Ulster), Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster), Nicole Fitzgerald (UL Bohemians/Munster), Hat Hewitt (Saracens/Exile), Shannon Houston (Blackrock College/Leinster), Ashling Hutchings (UL Bohemians/Munster), Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster), Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht), Larissa Muldoon (UWIC/Exile), Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

Forwards (18): Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster), Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (capt), Leigh Dargan (Saracens/Exile), Lauren Day (Waterloo/Exile), Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster), Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster), Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster), Stacey-Lea Kennedy (City of Derry/Ulster), Sharon Lynch (Garda/Leinster), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Exile), Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster), Heather O’Brien (Highfield/Munster), Fiona O’Brien (Cooke/Ulster), Laura Quinn (Wasps/Exile), Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Sophie Spence (Mowden Park Sharks/Exile).

Management Team –

Head Coach – Philip Doyle
Assistant/Backs Coach – Greg McWilliams
Scrum Coach – Peter Bracken
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Ross Callaghan
Baggage Master – Andy Weir
Video Analyst – Len Browne
Physios – Ulrik McCarthy Persson/Dominic Hoban
Doctor – Dr Brigid Collins
Team Manager – Gemma Crowley
Squad Co-ordinator – Sinead Bennett
Nutritionist – Ruth Kilcawley


Sunday, February 3 – Wales Women 10 Ireland Women 12, Talbot Athletic Ground
Saturday, February 9 – Ireland Women 25 England Women 0, Ashbourne RFC
Saturday February 23 – Scotland Women 3 Ireland Women 30, Lasswade
Friday, March 8 – Ireland Women 15 France Women 10, Ashbourne RFC
Sunday, March 17 – Italy Women 3 Ireland Women 6, Parabiago, Milan