Ireland Squad Announced for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

Ireland Squad Announced for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017

The Ireland Women's squad for the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, has been confirmed by the Ireland Women's Management team.


Head Coach Tom Tierney has named a 28 Woman squad that will be captained by UL Bohs and Munster full-back Niamh Briggs.



There are 12 players in the squad with previous World Cup experience; Ailis Egan, Heather O'Brien, Sophie Spence, Ashleigh Baxter, Paula Fitzpatrick, Alison Miller, Larissa Muldoon and Jenny Murphy were involved at France 2014, while Briggs, Claire Molloy,Marie-Louise Reilly and Nora Stapleton are all set to compete at their third World Cup, having been involved in both 2010 and 2014.

Ireland Women's Squad – Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
Forwards
Ashleigh Baxter (Cooke/Ulster)
Anna Caplice (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Ciara Cooney (Railway Union/Leinster)
Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's College RFC/Leinster)
Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Leah Lyons (Highfield/Munster)
Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)
Cliodhna Moloney (Railway Union/Leinster)
Heather O'Brien (Highfield/Munster)
Ciara O'Connor (Galwegians/Connacht)
Ruth O'Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht)
Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster)
Marie-Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
 
Backs
Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemian/Munster) Captain
Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Mairead Coyne (Galwegians/Connacht)
Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian/Munster)*
Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Claire McLaughlin (Cooke/Ulster)
Alison Miller (Old Belvedere/Connacht)
Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union)
Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Sene Naoupu (Harlequins FC)
Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
 
*Denotes uncapped at this level

Ireland Pool C Fixtures
 
IRELAND V AUSTRALIA
Wednesday 9th August 2017,
UCD Bowl, Dublin
 
IRELAND V JAPAN
Sunday 13th August 2017,
UCD Bowl, Dublin
 
IRELAND V France
Thursday 17th August 2017,
UCD Bowl, Dublin
 
WRWC2017 Semi-Finals Day
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Kingspan Stadium
 
WRWC2017 Finals Day
Sunday 26th August 2017
Kingspan Stadium
 

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