12 Dec, 17:21
Munster Rugby recently held a Clare Schools U16 blitz at Ennis in Lees Road, Co. Clare.
Head Coach John O’Sullivan and Assistant Coach Marie Barrett are delighted with the squad's preparation for Saturday’s fixture and welcome all support*.
The side features eight of Ireland's recent Women's Rugby World Cup squad incuding UL Boh's Niamh Briggs, Mairead Kelly, Louise Beamish, Gillian Bourke, Highfield's Helen Brosnan, Laura Guest, Chris Fanning and Blackrock's Louise Austin.
A notable omission is last year’s Munster Captain and Ireland’s influential number 8, Joy Neville, who is not named due to injury.
Highfield's Helen Brosnan takes over the Captaincy role this season and the former Munster Women's Player of the Year will be looking for a strong start to the campaign as she leads the side out this Saturday in Musgrave Park.
* Free Admission
Munster Women's Squad: Niamh Briggs (UL Bohs), Olivia Stapleton (UL Bohs), Mairead Kelly (UL Bohs), Geraldine Rea (Highfield), Sarah Jane Cody (UL Bohs), Helen Brosnan (Highfield) (Capt.), Louise Beamish (UL Bohs), Laura Guest (Highfield), Chris Fanning (Highfield), Gillian Bourke (Bristol), Karen Casey (Highfield), Heather O'Brien (Highfield), Louise Austin (Blackrock), Siobhan Fleming (Tralee), Helen Jones (Highfield). Replacements: Kate Sheehan (UL Bohs), Fiona Reidy (UL Bohs), Maeve Darcy (Clonmel), Orla Buckley (Highfield), Clara Bracken (Clonmel), Aisling Hutchings (UL Bohs), Nicola Scully (Clonmel).
Ulster V Munster
Saturday, 13th November
Ravenhill, k.o. 13.30
Leinster V Munster
Sunday, 28th November
Donnybrook, k.o. 13.00 (TBC)
Finals to take place December 4th – Venue TBC, Leinster