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Players & Coaches Reflect On Underage Female Sevens Interpro Series

Players & Coaches Reflect On Underage Female Sevens Interpro Series

Former Ireland Women’s 15s and Sevens international, Ashleigh Orchard, took on a coaching role with the Ulster Under-16 squad for the recent IRFU Under-16 & Under-18 Female Sevens Interprovincial Series.

The Interprovincial Series, supported by PwC, was hosted at the IRFU’s High Performance Centre on the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin.

Connacht Rugby Women’s Provincial Talent Officer Ross Mannion explains how the tournament format challenged the players’ preparation, mindset and skills and how that would transfer into their 15s rugby:

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Players Leah Irvine (Enniskillen RFC/Ulster), Caitriona Finn (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster), Sarah McCormack (Ballina RFC/Connacht) and Eimear Sweetnam (Gorey RFC/Leinster) shared their views on the tournament experience:

Mick Bolger, Leinster CCRO for Enniscorthy and head coach of the Leinster U-18 Women’s Sevens and 15s programme, highlighted the developmental benefits of playing Sevens and how skill development will aide player advancement in all formats of the game: