Ireland Women’s squad for Sunday’s uncapped game against Wales

Ireland Women’s Head Coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 26 players, a combination of 11 backs and 15 forwards, to travel to Cardiff for a training weekend and an uncapped game against Wales on Sunday afternoon at Vale Resort as part of their Women’s Six Nations preparations.

Commenting on his selection, which includes two uncapped players at this level, Munster pair Claire Keohane and Dorothy Wall, the Ireland Women’s coach, said:

“This warm up fixture against Wales will provide the platform for us to fine-tune our game and test ourselves in areas we have been working on under match intensity heading into the Six Nations which is always of great value to the coaching group and players.

We’ve a good mix of youth and experience with this selection and they will get the first opportunity of 2020 to represent our group and have the chance to stake their claim for the jersey before we start the tournament in Energia Park.”

Ireland Women’s Squad for Wales Training Weekend, 17th – 19th January 2020:

Backs:                 
Enya Breen (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/Leinster)
Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/Ulster)
Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo/IQ Rugby)
Aoife Doyle (Railway Union/Munster)
Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/Leinster)
Claire Keohane (Railway Union/Munster)
Ellen Murphy (Gloucester-Hartpury/IQ Rugby)
Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemian/Munster)

Forwards:           
Anna Caplice (Harlequins/IQ Rugby)
Ciara Cooney (Railway Union/Leinster)
Victoria Dabanovich O’Mahony (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Laura Feeley (Galwegians/Connacht)
Nichola Fryday (Old Belvedere/Connacht)
Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemian/Munster)
Leah Lyons (Harlequins/IQ Rugby)
Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/Leinster)
Claire McLaughlin (Old Belvedere/Ulster)
Edel McMahon (Wasps/IQ Rugby)
Clíodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ Rugby)
Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock/Leinster)
Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster)
Dorothy Wall (Railway Union/Munster)

The Ireland Women’s team begin their 2020 Women’s Six Nations campaign against Scotland in Energia Park, Dublin, on Sunday, 2nd February at 1pm.

Ireland Women’s Six Nations Fixtures 2020

Sunday, 2nd Feb, Ireland Women v Scotland Women, Energia Park, Donnybrook, KO 1pm.
Sunday, 9th Feb, Ireland Women v Wales Women, Energia Park, Donnybrook, KO 1pm.
Sunday, 23rd Feb, England Women v Ireland Women, Castle Park, Doncaster, KO 12.45pm.
Sunday, 8th Mar, Ireland Women v Italy Women, Energia Park, Donnybrook, KO 1pm.
Sunday, 15th Mar, France Women v France Women, Le Stadium, Lille, KO 3.35 Irish time.