Women’s Rugby News
9th August 2006 By Munster Rugby
Ireland’s team to play Scotland this weekend is announced, along with details of Open Training Sessions for the Munster U21 team
IRELAND S team to play Scotland this weekend, in their last test game before the World Cup in September, shows four changes from the side that beat Canada in April.
Munster flyer Jeannette Feighery (UL Bohemian) has forced her way into the starting line-up with a spot on the wing. Feighery came off the bench in Ireland s game against Canada for her first cap, but was injured within minutes of coming on and has been given a second chance before Ireland head to Edmonton at the end of the month.
Joanne O Sullivan, who hugely impressed in this year s Six Nations competition, reverts to fullback, while there is a positional switch in the centre with Boyne s Grace Davitt earning a start at 12, instead of her usual wing berth.
With experienced centre Patrique Kelly having been ruled out of the World Cup with a shoulder injury, Davitt could make the spot her own if she fronts up well this weekend.
Up front, Highfield s Marie Barrett returns at prop while Clonakilty flanker Eimear O Sullivan gets a rare start at number six in the place of Orla Brennan.
The game will be Ireland s last outing before they head to the World Cup in Canada on August 27. Ireland face games against France, America and South Africa in their opening pool games.
Ireland team to play Scotland, Sunday August 13, Currie RFC, Edinburgh, 2.30pm
Ireland: J O Sullivan (Lichfield), J Feighery (UL Bohemians), L Cantwell
(Trojans), G Davitt (Boyne), N Ni Chadhain (Galwegians), SJ Belton (c) (UL
Bohemians), T Rosser (Blackrock), F Coughlan (vc) (UL Bohemians), J Lonergan
(Shannon), M Barrett (Highfield), C Mahon (UL Bohemians), G Healy
(Blackrock), E O Sullivan (Clonakilty), Rachel Boyd (Cooke) Joy Neville
Replacements from: Y Nolan (Blackrock), L Guest (Clonakilty), G McAlister
(Cooke), O Brennan (Blackrock), R Foley (Shannon), S Ryan (Navan), L Beamish
(UL Bohemian), S Fleming (Cooke), S Houston (Blackrock), M Kelly (UL
Bohemian), A Greensmith (Shannon)
Open Training Sesison for Munster U21 Team
An open training session for the Munster U21 Women s Team will be held in Cork this August.
Date Venue Time
Saturday 19th Aug. Highfield Rugby Club 2pm 4pm
This training session is open to all players under 21yrs (those who turned 21 after Jan1st 2006 are eligible also).
To confirm your attendance please contact Kate McCarthy on 087-2820320.
Donal O Driscoll & Kate McCarthy
Munster U21 Women s Coaches