Laura went on to play senior women's rugby with Limerick side Shannon before moving to Highfield in 2010 where she claimed the Munster Cup and All Ireland Cup.
In her twelve years on the Munster squad Laura, who now plays in the forwards has nine interprovincial titles. With 32 international caps to her credit, she represented her country in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup and played on the Ireland side that won the historic 6 Nations and Grand Slam title in 2013.
Employed as a school teacher at Midleton College in East Cork Laura is assistant coach of the school's senior rugby squad.
A keen golfer and member of the Lee Valley Golf Club, Laura also received the West Cork Sports Star of the Year award in 2013 off the back of her Six Nations success.
The Ireland squad will take on Wales on Sunday, 20th July in Malahide (kick-off 3pm) in a World Cup warm up friendly.
To tweet your message of support for the Ireland Women you can use the hashtag #shouldertoshoulder ahead of their Pool B matches where they face USA, Kazakstan and defending champions New Zealand.
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Getting To Know Laura Guest
Date of Birth: 24th April 1985 (age 29).
Club: Highfield RFC.
Position: Backrow/Second row.
Favourite Food: Soho chicken wings.
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: Caught by Harlan Coben.
Favourite TV programme: Currently Castle on Sky's box sets.
Favourite Film: The Hurricane.
Favourite Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington.
Most enjoyable holiday location: No time for holidays!
Marooned on a desert island what could you not be without: My dogs!
Favourite sport other than rugby: Golf.
The sport you least like: Cricket.
Sportsperson you admire most: Rob Heffernan (individual athletes deserve serious respect).
Hobbies: Golf, Dog Walking, Mountain Climbing.
Where and when did you first play rugby: Clonakilty RFC in 2002.
Biggest influence on career: Richie Draper (first coach).
Best career advice you were ever given: Talent is nothing without hard work.
Best advice you would give yourself: Believe in yourself.
What you like most/least about being a rugby player: Most - Friends you meet. Least - All the driving.
Other sports that you played: Soccer, Camoige, Basketball, Hockey, Golf & Squash.
Best rugby memory: Grand Slam win for Ireland in 2013.
Rugby player you admire most: Peter O'Mahony.
Rugby team you admire most: Midleton College SCT, I coach them alongside Ray Power and they are a fantastic group of people.
Sporting event you would most like to attend: The Masters.
If you weren't a rugby player what would you be: A Coach.
How would you like to pass away the time on tour in between training: Good coffee and the iPad.
Who would you invite to dinner and why: My nephews Simon and Andrew because it's hard to find the time to visit them with work and training.
Ireland Women's Rugby World Cup Fixtures -
Pool Games -
Fri, 1st August, USA v Ireland
Tue, 5th August, New Zealand v Ireland
Sat 9th August, Ireland v Kazakhstan
Getting to know Niamh Kavanagh
Getting to know Fiona Hayes
Laura Guest pictured with her parents Bridget and Raymond Guest and Munster Captain Heather O'Brien with the Six Nations trophy.