Ireland U18 Girls 7s side announced for Paris World Games

Ireland U18 Girls 7s side announced for Paris World Games

Twelve players have been confirmed for the Ireland U18 Girls 7s side to compete at the Paris World Games this weekend.

The tournament takes place in the Centre National du Rugby, Marcoussis and Ireland will come up against sides from Canada and France.

The side is made up of two players from Ulster; Lucy Tarkington (Dungannon RFC) and Mya Alcorn (Letterkenny RFC, pictured). Three players from Connacht are selected, while there are six Leinster players and one from Munster.

The Paris World Games features over 700 teams who will compete across sports such as Badminton, Basketball, Football, Handball and Rugby 7s.

Last year saw 71 different countries represented, with 7,000 athletes taking part.

The Paris Games is the first tournament for the U18 Girls side this season and forms part of the Women’s 7s Development pathway for this group.

The team will also compete at the Home Nations tournament in Wales on the 17th/18th of August and will then come up against the best sides in Europe at the Rugby Europe U18 Girls 7s Championships in Jarcoin, Poland on August 31st and September 1st.

IRELAND U18 GIRLS 7S SQUAD FOR PARIS WORLD GAMES
Mya Alcorn (Letterkenny/Ulster)
Grace Browne-Moran (Westport/Connacht)
Kate Farrell (Gorey/Leinster)
Méabh McElligott (Listowel/Munster)
Caoimhe O’Callaghan (Dundalk/Leinster)
Katie-Anne O’Neill (Naas/Leinster)
Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinsloe/Connacht)
Leah Reilly (Navan/Leinster)
Ava Ryder (Westport/Connacht)
Lucy Turkington (Dungannon/Ulster)
Aoife Wafer (Enniscorthy/Leinster)
Katie Whelan (Enniscorthy/Leinster)

PARIS WORLD GAMES – IRISH FIXTURES
Day 1
Saturday 6th July 2019
Ireland v NRU Thunder (Canada) – 12:00pm (local time)/11:00am (Irish time)
Ireland v Celtic Barbarians (Canada) – 3.20pm (local time)/2.20pm (Irish time)
Ireland v ASS Sarcelles Rugby (France) – 5:40pm (local time)/4:40pm (Irish time)

Day 2
Sunday 7th July 2019
Ireland v RC Féminines du Pays de Brest (France) – 11:20am (local time)/10:20am (Irish time)
Ireland v 7s Fanatics – Massy (France) – 4:00pm (local time)/3:00pm (Irish time)
Play-Offs

For fixtures and results for the Girls 7s Tournament at the Paris World Games, click here.