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Six Uncapped Players Feature In Ireland Women’s Squad

Laura Feely is pictured on the attack during the Ireland Women's clash with Wales in Cardiff last March ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Laura Feely is pictured on the attack during the Ireland Women's clash with Wales in Cardiff last March ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 24 players ahead of Sunday’s match against Wales at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 1pm).

The squad are fresh off the back of two training weekends in Scotland and France where they had games against their Scottish and French counterparts.

Griggs has included six uncapped players in the squad – Leinster’s Judy Bobbett, Victoria Dabanovich-O’Mahony, Hannah O’Connor, Katie O’Dwyer and Niamh Ní Dhroma along with Munster and Ireland Sevens international Dorothy Wall.

Ireland Women v Wales Women

Speaking ahead of the game in Belfast, Griggs said:

The camps in Scotland and France were invaluable, it gave us a chance to get quality time together as a squad and feed more information in to the players about how we want to go about playing and performing this season.

“We were able to travel with a larger playing panel for each camp which gave all the players named in our initial squad the opportunity to put their hand up for selection, which has driven our standards and made sure there’s been high quality competition for places in this Test match squad named.

Ultimately we have picked a strong squad with a good mix of youth and experience who we feel can go out and deliver against Wales.”

In the build up to this weekend’s encounter we have been profiling members of the squad. Take a look at some of the interviews with Victoria Dabanovich-O’Mahony, Ciara Griffin, Beibhinn Parsons, Eimear Considine, Laura Feely and Nichola Fryday.

Tickets for the Ireland v Wales Women’s clash are available from www.ticketmaster.ie, priced from €5, and will be available at the gate on the day.

IRELAND WOMEN’S Squad (v Wales Women, 2019 November International Match, UCD Bowl, Sunday, November 10, kick-off 1pm):

Judy Bobbett (Blackrock/Leinster) *
Enya Breen (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Anna Caplice (Harlequins/IQ Rugby)
Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/Leinster)
Eimear Considine (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Victoria Dabanovich-O’Mahony (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *
Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/Ulster)
Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo Ladies/IQ Rugby)
Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Laura Feely (Galweigians/Connacht)
Nichola Fryday (Old Belvedere/Connacht)
Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt)
Edel McMahon (Wasps/Connacht)
Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ Rugby)
Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union/Leinster)
Ellen Murphy (Gloucester-Hartpury/ IQ Rugby)
Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock/Leinster) *
Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union/Leinster) *
Anne-Marie O’Hora (Galweigians/Connacht)
Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/Connacht)
Dorothy Wall (Fethard & District/Munster) *
Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster) (vice-capt)
Niamh Ní Dhroma (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *