Munster Women's Team Squad | Player Profiles

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  • Elaine Anthony

    Elaine Anthony

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionLock

    Elaine Anthony
  • Louise Austin

    Louise Austin

    DoB1981-12-07 Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionBackrow

    Louise Austin
  • Leah Barbour

    Leah Barbour

    DoB1990-09-20 BirthplaceWexford Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight () PositionProp/Flanker

    Represented the Leinster Development squad in 2011 and went on to join the Munster Senior side at the start of the 2012/13 season.

    Leah Barbour
  • Marie Barrett

    Marie Barrett

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionHooker

    Marie Barrett
  • Michelle Barry

    Michelle Barry

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFlanker/Winger

    Michelle Barry
  • Gill Bourke

    Gill Bourke

    DoB1984-08-28 Birthplace Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionHooker

    Started playing with Munster in 2008 and before that lined out for Connacht from 2004 to 2007.

    Has been capped for Ireland over 30 times, featuring in the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2010.

    Bourke is also the video analyst for the Munster U19s. 

    Gill Bourke
  • Gillian Bourke

    Gillian Bourke

    DoB1984-10-28 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight () PositionHooker/Prop

    Started playing with Munster in 2008 and before that lined out for Connacht from 2004 to 2007.

    Has been capped for Ireland 31 times, featuring in the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2010 and 2014 

    Bourke is also the video analyst for the Munster U19s.

    Gillian Bourke
  • Clara Bracken

    Clara Bracken

    DoB1973-09-29 BirthplaceLongford Height1.62 m (5' 4") Weight () PositionScrumhalf

    Clara joined the Munster Women's setup in 2005/2006 and is part of the team that won five Interpro titles in the last 6 years.

    She started out playing with Waterpark who won the AIL Div II League in 2007 and also played with Clonmel for two years before transferring to Highfield for the 2011/12 season. 
     

    Clara Bracken
  • Niamh Briggs

    Niamh Briggs

    DoB1984-09-30 BirthplaceWaterford Height1.66 m (5' 5") Weight () PositionFullback/Centre

    First capped for Munster in 2006 and went on to play a key role in Munster's winning Interpro sides that claimed the title in '07, '08, '09, '10 and '12.

    Has been capped for her country 26 times and looks set to hit the 30 Irish caps mark during the 2013 Six Nations.

    Started playing club rugby with Dungarvan RFC, before making the move to senior rugby with Clonmel and now plays for UL Bohemians.

    Also played football for Waterford.

    Niamh Briggs
  • Niamh Briggs

    Niamh Briggs

    DoB1984-09-30 Birthplace Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb) PositionFull Back

    First capped for Munster in 2006 and went on to play a key role in Munster's winning Interpro sides that claimed the title in '07, '08, '09, '10 and '12.

    Part of the historic Grand Slam winning Ireland side in 2013 and played an integral part in the national team reaching the World Cup semi-final in 2014.

    Started playing club rugby with Dungarvan RFC, before making the move to senior rugby with Clonmel and now plays for UL Bohemians.

    Also played football for Waterford.

    Niamh Briggs
  • Helen Brosnan

    Helen Brosnan

    DoB1982-08-05 BirthplaceKerry Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Helen Brosnan
  • Orlaith Buckley

    Orlaith Buckley

    DoB1982-08-04 BirthplaceCork Height1.76 m (5' 9") Weight () PositionSecond Row/Flanker

    Three Interprovincial titles with the Munster Senior Squad.

    Orlaith Buckley
  • Kathryn Buggy

    Kathryn Buggy

    DoB1987-09-01 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.58 m (5' 2") Weight () PositionProp

    Started playing rugby in 2009 with Shannon and made her Munster debut in the 2012/13 Interpro campaign.

    Kathryn Buggy
  • Liz Burke

    Liz Burke

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionWinger/Full-back

    Liz Burke
  • Brigid Cahill

    Brigid Cahill

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    Brigid Cahill
  • Anna Caplice

    Anna Caplice

    DoB1989-09-13 BirthplaceCork Height () Weight () PositionBack Row

    Anna Caplice
  • Karen Casey

    Karen Casey

    DoB1977-10-20 BirthplaceCork Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight () PositionSecond Row

    Interprovincial winner with Munster for three seasons, 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2012/13.

    Karen Casey
  • Sarah Jane Cody

    Sarah Jane Cody

    DoB1985-10-18 BirthplaceLimerick Height () Weight () PositionWinger/Fullback

    Sarah Jane Cody
  • Maura Collins

    Maura Collins

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionProp

    Maura Collins
  • Louise Costello

    Louise Costello

    DoB1990-04-08 BirthplaceCork Height1.68 m (5' 6") Weight () PositionScrum Half

    Louise Costello (Beamish) represented Ireland from 2001 to 2010 and is one of the most experienced players with 45 National caps.  She played for her country in three World Cups (02, 06, 10).

    Costello has been involved with Munster and her club UL Bohs since 2001 winning a number of titles over the years.

    Louise Costello
  • Gerda Coyne

    Gerda Coyne

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    Gerda Coyne
  • Gemma Crowley

    Gemma Crowley

    DoB1983-07-27 BirthplaceCork Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight () PositionFullback/Centre

    Gemma Crowley
  • Maeve D'Arcy

    Maeve D'Arcy

    DoB1980-03-22 BirthplaceTipperary Height () Weight () PositionSecond Row/Backrow

    Maeve D'Arcy
  • Maeve Darcy

    Maeve Darcy

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    Maeve Darcy
  • Amy Desmond

    Amy Desmond

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionHooker

    Amy Desmond
  • Faye Drohan

    Faye Drohan

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFlanker/Lock

    Faye Drohan
  • Niamh English

    Niamh English

    DoB1981-10-07 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Niamh English
  • Maria Eviston

    Maria Eviston

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    Maria Eviston
  • Chris Fanning

    Chris Fanning

    DoB1975-12-30 BirthplaceTipperary Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight () PositionHooker

    Represented Ireland on 6 occasions and won 4 Interprovincial titles with Munster.
     

    Chris Fanning
  • Mona Fehily

    Mona Fehily

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionScrum-half

    Mona Fehily
  • Jetty Feighery

    Jetty Feighery

    DoB1984-01-31 BirthplaceOffaly Height () Weight () PositionWinger

    Jetty Feighery
  • Nicole Fitzgerald

    Nicole Fitzgerald

    DoB1988-07-10 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.61 m (5' 3") Weight () PositionOut Half/Scrum Half

    Nicole first represented Munster at Under 21 level in 2004 at the age of 16 and got her first Munster senior cap the following year.

    She has been part of the Munster senior squad since then and won her first Irish Cap against Scotland in the 2006 Women's Six Nations.

    Fitzgerald plays her club rugby in Limerick with UL Bohs with whom she started playing with at the age of 15.

    Nicole Fitzgerald
  • Noirin Fitzgerald

    Noirin Fitzgerald

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () Position2nd Row

    Noirin Fitzgerald
  • Karen Fitzpatrick

    Karen Fitzpatrick

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionWinger / Centre

    Karen Fitzpatrick
  • Sinead Fitzpatrick

    Sinead Fitzpatrick

    DoB1978-06-21 BirthplaceWaterford Height () Weight () Position2nd Row

    Sinead Fitzpatrick
  • Siobhan Fleming

    Siobhan Fleming

    DoB1981-10-02 BirthplaceKerry Height1.55 m (5' 1") Weight () PositionFlanker

    After taking up rugby in 2007 the Tralee number 7 made her provincial debut in August 2010 and featured throughout Munster’s winning Interprovincial campaign.

    Her rise in rugby continued when she was chosen in that year’s final 25 women international squad for the Six Nations.

    Scooped the Munster Rugby Women's Player of the Year Award in May 2011.

    Siobhan Fleming
  • Siobhan Fleming

    Siobhan Fleming

    DoB1981-10-02 Birthplace Height1.78 m (5' 10") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionBack Row

    Siobhan Fleming
  • Zoe Grattage

    Zoe Grattage

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionHooker

    Zoe Grattage
  • Amanda Greensmith

    Amanda Greensmith

    DoB1980-02-22 BirthplaceCork Height () Weight () PositionFull Back/Winger

    Amanda Greensmith
  • Ciara Griffin

    Ciara Griffin

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFlanker

    Ciara Griffin
  • Laura Guest

    Laura Guest

    DoB1985-04-24 BirthplaceCork Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight () PositionBack Row

    Former international front row, the Clonakilty native has switched to the back row in recent years.

    The 27 year old secondary school teacher is a graduate of the University of Limerick. A bit of an all-rounder, Laura also is involved in coaching rugby, swimming, cycling and camogie and is also a keen golfer.

    Guest has represented Munster on 44 occasions (up to December 2012). 

    Laura Guest
  • Laura Guest

    Laura Guest

    DoB1985-04-24 Birthplace Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight80 kg (12 st 8 lb) PositionFlanker

    Former international front row, the Clonakilty native has switched to the back row in recent years.

    The 29-year-old secondary school teacher is a graduate of the University of Limerick. A bit of an all-rounder, Laura also is involved in coaching rugby, swimming, cycling, camogie and is also a keen golfer.

    Guest has represented Munster on 44 occasions (up to December 2012) and retired from rugby after winning her 10th Interpro title in 2014.

    Laura Guest
  • Therese Hartley

    Therese Hartley

    DoB1986-10-17 BirthplaceLimerick Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Therese Hartley
  • Fiona Hayes

    Fiona Hayes

    DoB1982-09-13 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.67 m (5' 6") Weight () PositionProp/Backrow

    From Limerick City Fiona has won 6 All Ireland League titles with UL Bohs and has been on two winning Munster Interpro sides.

    Included in her first 6 Nations squad for the 2013 campaign.

    Fiona Hayes
  • Fiona Hayes

    Fiona Hayes

    DoB1982-09-13 Birthplace Height1.65 m (5' 5") Weight79 kg (12 st 6 lb) PositionHooker

    From Limerick City Fiona has won 6 All Ireland League titles with UL Bohs and has been on three winning Munster Interpro sides.

    Included in her first 6 Nations squad for the 2013 campaign.

    Fiona Hayes
  • Irene Herlihy

    Irene Herlihy

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Irene Herlihy
  • Catherine Hogan

    Catherine Hogan

    DoB1982-03-08 BirthplaceTipperary Height () Weight () PositionProp

    Catherine Hogan
  • Sarah Hogan

    Sarah Hogan

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () Position2nd Row

    Sarah Hogan
  • Ashling Hutchings

    Ashling Hutchings

    DoB1990-01-07 BirthplaceCork Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight () PositionWinger

    A member of the Munster Senior team for the last five years and has won numerous All-Ireland League and Cup medals with UL Bohs.  

    The speedy winger came up through the ranks after playing with the Munster U18 Girls and plays football for Cork.  She is also a member of the Ireland Women 7s squad.

    Ashling Hutchings
  • Denise Jennings

    Denise Jennings

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionProp

    Denise Jennings
  • Helen Jones

    Helen Jones

    DoB1980-07-14 BirthplaceCork Height () Weight () PositionBackrow

    Helen Jones
  • Niamh Kavanagh

    Niamh Kavanagh

    DoB BirthplaceOffaly Height () Weight () PositionWinger

    From Offaly, but lining out for UL Bohemians and Munster, Kavanagh made her first appearance for Ireland during the 2011 Six Nations, and proved she was a force to be reckoned with after scoring a try in each of her opening two games against France and Italy.

    She is also a member of the Ireland Women 7s squad.

    Niamh Kavanagh
  • Niamh Kavanagh

    Niamh Kavanagh

    DoB1987-07-30 Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionWing

    Niamh Kavanagh
  • Mairead Kelly

    Mairead Kelly

    DoB BirthplaceCork Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Mairead Kelly
  • Patrique Kelly

    Patrique Kelly

    DoB1980-06-08 BirthplaceLimerick Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Patrique Kelly
  • Riona Kennedy

    Riona Kennedy

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    Riona Kennedy
  • Ríona Kennedy

    Ríona Kennedy

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionWinger/Full-back

    Ríona Kennedy
  • Claire Keohane

    Claire Keohane

    DoB1991-05-09 BirthplaceCork Height1.64 m (5' 5") Weight () PositionFullback/Winger

    Claire Keohane
  • Hannah Lane

    Hannah Lane

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFlanker

    Hannah Lane
  • Claire Lewis

    Claire Lewis

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    Claire Lewis
  • Jean Lonergan

    Jean Lonergan

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionHooker

    Jean Lonergan
  • Deirdre Lynch

    Deirdre Lynch

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Deirdre Lynch
  • Leah Lyons

    Leah Lyons

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionProp

    Leah Lyons
  • Aoife Mahony

    Aoife Mahony

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFlanker

    Aoife Mahony
  • Kyla Maxwell

    Kyla Maxwell

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    Kyla Maxwell
  • Kate McCarthy

    Kate McCarthy

    DoB1995-09-05 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Kate McCarthy
  • Linda McNamara

    Linda McNamara

    DoB1983-12-01 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Linda McNamara
  • Val Mitchell

    Val Mitchell

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    Val Mitchell
  • Aoife Moore

    Aoife Moore

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFlanker/No.8

    Aoife Moore
  • Ellen Murphy

    Ellen Murphy

    DoB1995-04-09 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Ellen Murphy
  • Joy Neville

    Joy Neville

    DoB1983-07-24 BirthplaceLimerick Height1.79 m (5' 10") Weight () PositionNumber 8

    Joy is one of the most influential players in the Women's game in Ireland over the past decade.

    As number 8 she has captained both Munster and Ireland, scoring over 50 points for the National side and has earned well over 60 caps for her country.

    Neville is a member of the Ireland Women 7s squad.

    Joy Neville
  • Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird

    Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionWinger

    Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird
  • Theresa Nolan

    Theresa Nolan

    DoB1981-12-01 BirthplaceCork Height () Weight () PositionFullback/Centre

    Theresa Nolan
  • Paula O' Connor

    Paula O' Connor

    DoB1982-04-23 BirthplaceLimerick Height () Weight () PositionFlanker

    Paula O' Connor
  • Natasha O' Keeffe

    Natasha O' Keeffe

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionHooker

    Natasha O' Keeffe
  • Kate O' Loughlin

    Kate O' Loughlin

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionBack Row

    Kate O' Loughlin
  • Heather O'Brien

    Heather O'Brien

    DoB1984-07-22 BirthplaceCork Height1.79 m (5' 10") Weight () PositionSecond Row/Back Row

    Heather captainted the Munster side that claimed the 2012/13 Interprovincial title and picked up the Munster Rugby Player of the Year award in 2012.

    Her first involvement with the international side was in the 2012 Six Nations campaign.
     

    Heather O'Brien
  • Heather O'Brien

    Heather O'Brien

    DoB1984-07-22 Birthplace Height1.70 m (5' 7") Weight70 kg (11 st 0 lb) PositionLock

    Heather captainted the Munster side that claimed the 2012/13 Interprovincial title and picked up the Munster Rugby Player of the Year award in 2012.

    Her first involvement with the international side was in the 2012 Six Nations campaign.
     

    Heather O'Brien
  • Amy O'Callaghan

    Amy O'Callaghan

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFull-back

    Amy O'Callaghan
  • Nuala O'Connor

    Nuala O'Connor

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionLock

    Nuala O'Connor
  • Mollie O'Donnell

    Mollie O'Donnell

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionOut-half

    Mollie O'Donnell
  • Clodagh O'Halloran

    Clodagh O'Halloran

    DoB1996-05-13 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Clodagh O'Halloran
  • Laura O'Mahony

    Laura O'Mahony

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionOut-half/Centre

    Laura O'Mahony
  • Jo O'Meara

    Jo O'Meara

    DoB1980-01-16 BirthplaceLimerick Height () Weight () PositionProp

    Jo O'Meara
  • Niamh O'Sullivan

    Niamh O'Sullivan

    DoB1995-09-02 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Niamh O'Sullivan
  • Roisín Ormond

    Roisín Ormond

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionLock/Flanker

    Roisín Ormond
  • Chloe Pearse

    Chloe Pearse

    DoB1994-03-03 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Chloe Pearse
  • Jayne Pennefather

    Jayne Pennefather

    DoB1996-08-06 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Jayne Pennefather
  • Valerie Power

    Valerie Power

    DoB1987-08-21 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Valerie Power
  • Ger Rea

    Ger Rea

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Ger Rea
  • Fiona Reidy

    Fiona Reidy

    DoB1988-03-12 Birthplace Height () Weight () Position

    Fiona Reidy
  • Clare Rigney

    Clare Rigney

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionScrum Half

    Clare Rigney
  • Ayesha Roche

    Ayesha Roche

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionScrum-half

    Ayesha Roche
  • Megan Roche

    Megan Roche

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    Megan Roche
  • Genevieve Rowland

    Genevieve Rowland

    DoB1981-09-10 BirthplaceTipperary Height () Weight () PositionOut Half

    Genevieve Rowland
  • Deirdre Scannell

    Deirdre Scannell

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () Position2nd Row

    Deirdre Scannell
  • Nicola Scully

    Nicola Scully

    DoB1984-06-16 BirthplaceWexford Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Nicola Scully
  • Nicola Scully

    Nicola Scully

    DoB BirthplaceWexford Height1.62 m (5' 4") Weight () PositionCentre

    Scully has two Interpro titles with Munster ('09 and '10) and her first cap was against French side, Villelongue in 2009.

    Nicola Scully
  • Kate Sheehan

    Kate Sheehan

    DoB1988-03-28 BirthplaceLimerick Height () Weight () PositionHooker

    Kate Sheehan
  • Aine Staunton

    Aine Staunton

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionUtility back

    Aine Staunton
  • Anneline Weinmann

    Anneline Weinmann

    DoB Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionFlanker

    Anneline Weinmann
  • Sandra Williams

    Sandra Williams

    DoB1985-11-16 BirthplaceTipperary Height () Weight () PositionWing

    Sandra Williams