Ireland Women’s Squad to play Wales Named
22nd January 2007 By Munster Rugby
Ten Munster players have been named in Irish coach John O’ Sullivan’s 22 to play Wales in their opening Six Nations clash on February 3rd next.
Ireland coach John O’Sullivan has named his first Six Nations squad with 22 players announced for the opening clash against Wales.
The only new faces included are Blackrock backrow Debbie Clarke and Ulster hooker Jess Limbert who are in line for their first Irish caps.
In the backline there are no real surprises in the ten players picked.
Tania Rosser and Louise Beamish are the two scrum halves in the squad while Sarahjane Belton looks certain to continue in the number ten berth.
No real backup out half has been picked although Joanne O’Sullivan has played there at this level.
The Cobh-born head coach, who takes charge of his first ever Irish squad when his side face Wales, has named a a strong pack with 12 players chosen who amass over 170 caps between them.
A final training camp will take place next weekend before the starting lineup is announced.
Ireland have not played a game since their final World Cup game against
Australia last September.
Ireland squad to play Wales on February 3rd.
Louise Beamish (UL Bohemian), Sarahjane Belton (UL Bohemian), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond), Grace Davitt (Blackrock), Jeanette Feighery (UL Bohemian), Amanda Greensmith (Shannon), Shannon Houston (Blackrock), Mairead Kelly (UL Bohemian)
Joanne O’Sullivan (Richmond), Tania Rosser (Blackrock)
Marie Barrett (Highfield), Rachel Boyd (Cooke), Orla Brennan (Blackrock),
Debbie Clarke (Blackrock), Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemian), Laura Guest
(Clonakilty), Germaine Healy (Rathdrum), Jess Limbert (Cooke), Caroline
Mahon (UL Bohemian), Yvonne Nolan (Blackrock), Eimear O’Sullivan
(Clonakilty), Sinead Ryan (Navan)