All You Need To Know | Connacht v Munster
18th January 2023 By The Editor
Munster travel to the Sportsground in Galway on Saturday to take on Connacht in Round 3 of the Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game below.
The Sportsground, Galway.
Saturday, January 21, 1pm
Did you know?
Former Munster and Ireland international Niamh Briggs is the Head Coach of the Munster Women’s squad for the upcoming campaign.
Munster are the reigning Interpro champions after they clinched last season’s title thanks to a dramatic win over Leinster in Donnybrook.
Munster have won both of their games so far in this year’s Championship. They opened their campaign with a 34-0 win over Ulster before beating Leinster 26-17. Both games took place in Musgrave Park.
Connacht lost 38-10 to Leinster in Donnybrook in the opening round before getting a 19-25 win against Ulster in Belfast on Saturday.
Munster are top of the Interprovincial table on 10 points with Leinster and Connacht both on five points. Ulster are in fourth place on one-point.
Preview With Fiona Reidy
Munster: Aoife Corey (UL Bohemian RFC); Aoife Doyle (Railway Union RFC), Stephanie Nunan (UL Bohemian RFC), Kate Flannery (UL Bohemian RFC), Alana McInerney (UL Bohemian RFC); Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian RFC) (C), Muirne Wall (UL Bohemian RFC); Róisín Ormond (Ballincollig RFC), Kate Sheehan (UL Bohemian RFC), Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemian RFC); Clodagh O’Halloran (UL Bohemian RFC), Claire Bennett (UL Bohemian RFC); Dorothy Wall (Blackrock College RFC), Maeve Óg O’Leary (Blackrock College RFC), Deirbhile Nic a Bháird (Old Belvedere RFC).
Replacements: Chloe Pearse (UL Bohemian RFC), Gillian Coombes (Ballincollig RFC), Eilís Cahill (UL Bohemian RFC), Sarah Garrett (UL Bohemian RFC), Ciara Farrell (UL Bohemian RFC), Rachel Allen (UL Bohemian RFC), Stephanie Carroll (Railway Union RFC), Heather Kennedy (Ballincollig RFC).
Connacht: Mairead Coyne, Ava Ryder, Orla Dixon, Shannon Touhey, Clara Barrett, Nicole Fowley, Mary Healy (C); Grainne O’Loughlin, Lily Brady, Laura Feely, Fiona Scally, Eva McCormack, Karly Tierney, Karla Waldron, Grace Browne Moran.
Replacements: Emily Gavin, Niamh O’Grady, Hannah Coen, Sonia McDermott, Orla Fenton, Olivia Haverty, Eabha Nic Dhonnacha, Mollie Starr
Live on: TG4
Referee: Paul O’Connor
AR 1: Shane Tuohy
AR 2: Johnny Quinn
Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round 3
Saturday January 21st
Connacht v Munster – 1pm, Sportsground
Ulster v Leinster – 5.30pm, Queen’s University