IRFU Director of Sevens and Women’s Rugby, Anthony Eddy, has confirmed the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad for the Canada Sevens tournament that take place in Langford this weekend (April 16-17).
There is one addition to the squad that won the Bowl final against Japan in Atlanta last weekend, with Shannon Houston joining the squad as a precaution due to a couple of players picking up bumps and bruises.
The Irish team have been drawn in Pool C with England, hosts Canada and Japan for the tournament in Langford.
Speaking this week about both the Atlanta Sevens and the Canadian event, Anthony Eddy said: “Winning the Bowl in Atlanta was pleasing for us. We didn’t have a great start to the tournament on day one, but we made amends for that on day two and were happy with how things went.
“Looking ahead to Langford this weekend, it’s really about trying to build on our performances from Atlanta. The groups are always tough at the World Series, but we’re hoping to keep on improving tournament by tournament.”
Ireland’s games will be streamed live via the World Rugby YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/irb.
IRELAND WOMEN’S SEVENS Squad (HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series, Langford, Canada):
Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/Leinster)
Kim Flood (Railway Union/Leinster)
Stacey Flood (Railway Union/Leinster)
Shannon Houston (Blackrock/Leinster)
Claire Keohane (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
Lucy Mulhall (Rathdrum/Leinster) (capt)
Amee-Leigh Crowe (Railway Union/Munster)
Sene Naoupu (Galwegians/Connacht)
Audrey O’Flynn (Talent ID Programme)
Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Megan Williams (St. Mary’s)
MATCH SCHEDULE –
Saturday, April 16:
England v Ireland, Westhills Stadium, Langford, 11am local time/7pm Irish time
Canada v Ireland, Westhills Stadium, Langford, 2.14pm local time/10.14pm Irish time
Ireland v Japan, Westhills Stadium, Langford, 5.06pm local time/1.06am Irish time
Sunday, April 17: