Ireland Women’s Squad Announced For France Training Weekend

Ireland Women’s Squad Announced For France Training Weekend
Kathryn Dane, Ireland Women. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Following last weekend’s training camp and match in Scotland, Ireland Women’s head coach, Adam Griggs, has announced a 26-player squad to travel to France for their second international training camp, which will include training games, this weekend. Ulster scrum-half Kathryn Dane has been selected.

Commenting on the trip, Griggs said: “Last weekend’s training camp and match in Scotland was extremely useful in allowing us to bring the squad together to get some valuable game time and work on specific areas of our game.

“We’re looking forward to this weekend’s camp as it will provide us with another opportunity to try new things, look at different combinations and allow the players to test themselves against a quality outfit. The camp will be valuable in terms of the pace and intensity as these are areas we are aiming to improve.

“We will learn even more about the squad this weekend and I believe the weekend will benefit all the players and coaches as we prepare for the upcoming Wales Test through to the Six Nations and beyond.” 

Ireland Women’s Squad (Training Camp, Paris, France, November 2019):

Judy Bobbett (Blackrock/Leinster) *
Enya Breen (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Anna Caplice (Harlequins/IQ Rugby)
Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/Leinster)
Eimear Considine (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)
Grace Miller (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *
Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ Rugby)
Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union/Leinster)
Ellen Murphy (Gloucester/IQ Rugby)
Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Niamh Ni Dhroma (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union/Leinster) *
Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/Leinster)
Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Anne Maria O’Hora (Castlebar/Connacht)
Juliet Short (Railway Union/Leinster)
Shannon Touhey (Tullamore/Connacht) *
Dorothy Wall (Fethard & District/Munster) *

* Denotes uncapped player at this level

 

Ireland Women’s Schedule – Key Dates:

November 2-3: Training Camp & Game, France

Sunday, November 10: Ireland Women v Wales Women, UCD Bowl, 1pm 

2020 Women’s Six Nations Championship:

Sunday, February 2: Ireland Women v Scotland Women, Energia Park, 1pm

Sunday, February 9: Ireland Women v Wales Women, Energia Park, 1pm

Sunday, February 23: England Women v Ireland Women, Castle Park, Doncaster, 12.45pm

Sunday, March 8: Ireland Women v Italy Women, Energia Park, 1pm

Sunday, March 15: France Women v Ireland Women, Le Stadium Villeneuve d’Acsq, Lille, 4.35pm local time/3.35pm Irish time