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Ireland Women Prepare to Defend Grand Slam Title

17th January 2014 By Munster Rugby

Ireland Women Prepare to Defend Grand Slam Title

The Ireland Women will take on Italy this Sunday, 19th January at Ashbourne RFC (kick-off 1pm) in an uncapped warm-up game ahead of the upcoming 6 Nations Championship.

The Ireland Women will take on Italy this Sunday, 19th January at Ashbourne RFC (kick-off 1pm) in an uncapped warm-up game ahead of the upcoming 6 Nations Championship.

Ireland’s first 6 Nations match begins on Friday 31st January when they take on Scotland at home in an opening bid to defend their Grand Slam title.

This precedes Ireland’s second home fixture at Ashbourne RFC when they entertain Wales before they set off for Twickenham to take on England.

Next up is the first ever Women's RBS 6 Nations fixture to be staged at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 8th March as part of an RBS 6 Nations 'Super Saturday' double header when the men and women's teams take on their Italian counterparts.

Ireland’s campaign concludes on Friday, 14th March when they face France at Stade du Hameau in the city of Pau.

Ireland Women Six Nations Fixtures

Fri, 31st January 2014 Ireland v Scotland, Miltown House, Ashbourne RFC (ko 7.30pm)
Fri, 7th February 2014 Ireland v Wales, Miltown House, Ashbourne RFC (ko 7.30pm)
Sat, 22nd February 2014 England v Ireland, Twickenham Stadium (ko 6.20pm)
Sat, 8th Mar 2014 Ireland v Italy, AVIVA Stadium, (ko 5.00pm)
Fri, 14th Mar 2014 France v Ireland, Stade du Hameau, (ko 6.45)

IRELAND WOMEN'S Training Squad (2014 Women's RBS 6 Nations Championship):

Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Gill Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exile)
Hannah Casey (Saracens/Exile) *
Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster)
Kerri-Ann Craddock (Saracens/Exile) *
Amy Davis (Blackrock/Ulster)
Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster)
Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's/Leinster)
Orla Fitzsimmons (St. Mary's/Leinster) *
Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster)
Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster)
Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Ashling Hutchings (UL Bohemians/Munster) *
Jemma Jackson (Queen's University/Ulster) *
Stacey-Lea Kennedy (Cooke/Ulster)
Sharon Lynch (Old Belvedere/Leinster) *
Vikki McGinn (Blackrock/Leinster) *
Alison Miller (Portlaoise/UCC/Connacht)
Sarah Mimnagh (Richmond/Exile) *
Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)
Larissa Muldoon (Bristol/Exile)
Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Heather O'Brien (Highfield/Munster)
Ruth O'Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht)
Geraldine Rea (Highfield/Munster)
Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Jackie Shiels (Richmond/Exile)
Juliet Short (Newcastle/Exile) *
Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

* Denotes uncapped player

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