Twelve players have been named in Ireland Under 18 Women’s Sevens squad to compete at the U18 Sevens Home Nations tournament this weekend in Swansea University. They will play against Wales, Scotland and England.
This is the tournament’s second year, with the Irish side coming out on top last year where Béibhinn Parsons and Grace Browne Moran both competed.
This is the second tournament for the Ireland U-18 Women’s Sevens squad this season and forms part of the Women’s Sevens Development pathway for this group. The side competed in the Paris World Games in Marcoussis last month where they finished in second place. Ivana Kiripati, Amanda McQuade, Marlise Flynn and Chisom Ugwueru will make their first appearance in the squad.
The team will compete in their final tournament of the season, where they will come up against the best sides in Europe at the Rugby Europe U-18 Women’s Sevens Championship in Jarcoin, Poland on August 31 and September 1.
IRELAND UNDER-18 WOMEN’S SEVENS Squad (2019 Home Nations Tournament, Swansea University, Wales. Saturday, August 17-Sunday, August 18, 2019):
Grace Browne Moran (Westport/ Connacht)
Béibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/ Connacht)
Ava Ryder (Wright) (Westport/ Connacht)
Ivana Kiripati (Buccaneers/ Connacht)
Kate Farrell McCabe (Gorey/ Leinster)
Caoimhe O’Callaghan (Dundalk/ Leinster)
Amanda McQuade (Virginia/ Ulster)
Mya Alcorn (Letterkenny/ Ulster)
Lucy Turkington (Dungannon/Ulster)
Méabh McElligott (Listowell/ Munster)
Marlise Flynn (Carrick on Suir/ Munster)
Chisom Ugwueru (Ennis/ Munster)
2019 Home Nations Tournament – Irish Fixtures
Saturday 17 August 2019
10:20 – Ireland v Scotland
12:50 – Ireland v England
15:30 – Ireland v Wales
Sunday 18th August
09:30 – 1st v 4th
09:50 – 3rd v 2nd
11:30 – LG1 v LG2
11:50 – WG1 v WG2
Head Coach: Ben Martin
Assistant Coach: Katie Fitzhenry
Manager: Elaine Ryan