Munster Team Named For Interpro Clash With Connacht
18th August 2023 By The Editor
The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round 2 clash with Connacht in Musgrave Park (KO 3.15pm, live on TG4).
Head Coach Niamh Briggs has made two changes to the starting XV which earned a 41-14 win over Ulster in Round 1 as Eimear Considine and Deirbhile Nic a Bháird come into the side. Saturday’s match will be Eimear Considine’s first appearance for Munster since September 2019.
The front-row remains unchanged as Róisín Ormond packs down alongside Ciara Farrell and Fiona Reidy. Captain Dorothy Wall moves from the back-row to the second-row where she will partner Clodagh O’Halloran.
The back-row consists of Chloe Pearse, Maeve Óg O’Leary and Deirbhile Nic a Bháird.
There is a settled look to the backline with Muirne Wall and Kate Flannery partnering at scrum-half and out-half while Stephanie Nunan and Alana McInerney also continue their centre partnership.
In the back-three, Stephanie Carroll and Aoife Doyle remain on the wings while Eimear Considine comes into the side at full-back.
Heather Kennedy and Beth Buttimer come onto the bench with 18-year-old Buttimer in line to make her Munster senior debut.
Munster: Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian RFC); Aoife Doyle (Railway Union RFC), Alana McInerney (UL Bohemian RFC), Stephanie Nunan (UL Bohemian RFC), Stephanie Carroll (Railway Union RFC); Kate Flannery (UL Bohemian RFC), Muirne Wall (UL Bohemian RFC); Róisín Ormond (Ballincollig RFC), Ciara Farrell (UL Bohemian RFC), Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemian RFC); Dorothy Wall (Blackrock College RFC) (c), Clodagh O’Halloran (UL Bohemian RFC); Chloe Pearse (UL Bohemian RFC), Maeve Óg O’Leary (Blackrock College RFC), Deirbhile Nic a Bháird (Old Belvedere RFC).
Replacements: Beth Buttimer (Fethard RFC / Carrick-on-Suir RFC / Thurles RFC), Eilís Cahill (UL Bohemian RFC), Claire Bennett (UL Bohemian RFC), Brianna Heylmann (UL Bohemian RFC), Jane Clohessy (UL Bohemian RFC), Abbie Salter-Townshend (UL Bohemian RFC), Ellen Boylan (Blackrock College RFC), Heather Kennedy (Ballincollig RFC).
Saturday August 19th 2023
Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round Two
Munster v Connacht, Musgrave Park, 15:15 (TG4); – Buy Tickets Here
Click here for the full Munster squad for the upcoming Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship.