The Ireland Under-18 Girls Sevens squad has been named for the Rugby Europe U-18 Grand Prix Series tournament which is being held in Liege, Belgium this weekend over Saturday and Sunday.
The Stan McDowell-coached squad of 12 include seven members of the Combined Provinces selection that finished sixth at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games in Manchester last weekend – captain Chloe Blackmore, top try scorer Eimear Corri, Yvonne O’Shea, Katherine English, Brittany Hogan, Molly Scuffil McCabe and Robyn Gleeson.
Gemma Dunican, Megan O’Brien, Katie Heffernan, Tracy Collopy and Louise Scully complete the Belgium-bound squad.
Skipper and place-kicker Blackmore helped Ireland win the Plate title at the inaugural U-18 European Sevens in Enkoping, Sweden twelve months ago.
The Ireland girls have been drawn in Pool B alongside Wales, Italy and Spain for this weekend’s tournament in Liege. The fixtures and pools can be viewed here.
IRELAND UNDER-18 GIRLS SEVENS Squad (2015 Rugby Europe Under-18 Grand Prix Sevens Series, Centre sportif du Blanc Gravier, Liege, Belgium, Saturday, September 12-Sunday, September 13):
Yvonne O’Shea (Bantry Bay/Munster)
Eimear Corri (Portlaoise/Leinster)
Gemma Dunican (Thurles/Munster)
Katherine English (Carrick-on-Suir/Munster)
Brittany Hogan (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Megan O’Brien (Railway Union/Leinster)
Katie Heffernan (Mullingar/Leinster)
Molly Scuffil McCabe (Westmanstown/Leinster)
Chloe Blackmore (Carrick-on-Munster) (capt)
Tracey Collopy (Shannon/Munster)
Robyn Gleeson (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Louise Scully (Portlaoise/Leinster)
Saturday, September 12 –
11.28am local time/10.28am Irish time – Ireland v Italy
2.32pm local time/1.32pm Irish time – Ireland v Spain
5.14pm local time/4.14pm Irish time – Ireland v Wales
Sunday, September 13 –