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Munster Squad Named For Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship

22nd December 2022 By The Editor

Munster Squad Named For Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship

Munster celebrate winning the Vodafone Women's Interprovincial Championship last year ©INPHO

The Munster squad has been named for the upcoming Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship.

Munster head coach Niamh Briggs has named a 34-woman squad ahead of the Interpros which kick off on Saturday, January 7th.

18 players have been retained from last year’s Championship winning squad while six of the current squad have been involved with the national 15s side this year.

Briggs has extensive experience coaching at the highest level in her current roles as head coach of UL Bohemian RFC and assistant coach of the national side. The Waterford native held the role of assistant coach of the Munster Senior Women squad last season.

Matt Brown, who successfully led Munster to the Women’s Interprovincial Championship last season, will act as assistant coach. Brown was recently appointed as a Pathway Development Coach with Munster Rugby and has previously coached at Galwegians, Clanwilliam, Railway Union and Old Wesley along with the Munster U18 Women side.

Fiona Hayes and Mike Storey complete Briggs’ coaching staff.

Hayes was the head coach of the Munster U18 Girls squad in the 2021/22 season while Storey resumes his role as assistant coach with the former Munster prop having held that role with the Munster Senior Women’s squad for a number of years.

Sara Hartigan continues in the position of Team Manager having previously held that role last season.

The Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship will take place on three successive weekends – January 7th, January 14th and January 21st.

Munster kick off their interprovincial campaign against Ulster at Musgrave Park on January 7th which is followed by the visit of Leinster to Musgrave Park on January 14th before a trip to Galway to take on Connacht in the Sportsground on January 21st.

Munster Squad For 2022/23 Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship

Backs

Abbie Salter-Townshend – UL Bohemian RFC
Alana McInerney – UL Bohemian RFC
Aoife Corey – UL Bohemian RFC
Aoife Doyle – Railway Union RFC
Brianna Heylmann – UL Bohemian RFC
Ellen Boylan – Blackrock College RFC
Emily O’Regan – Tralee RFC
Enya Breen – Blackrock RFC
Heather Kennedy – Ballincollig RFC
Kate Flannery – UL Bohemian RFC
Laura Sheehan – Exeter Chiefs
Laura O’Mahony – UL Bohemian RFC
Muirne Wall – UL Bohemian RFC
Nicole Cronin – UL Bohemian RFC
Rachel Allen – UL Bohemian RFC
Stephanie Carroll – Railway Union RFC
Stephanie Nunan – UL Bohemian RFC

Forwards

Chloe Pearse – UL Bohemian RFC
Ciara Farrell – UL Bohemian RFC
Claire Bennett – UL Bohemian RFC
Clodagh O’Halloran – UL Bohemian RFC
Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird – Old Belvedere RFC
Dorothy Wall – Blackrock RFC
Eilís Cahill – UL Bohemian RFC
Fiona Reidy – UL Bohemian RFC
Geena Behan – UL Bohemian RFC
Gillian Coombes – Ballincollig RFC
Jane Clohessy – UL Bohemian RFC
Kate Sheehan – UL Bohemian RFC
Maeve Óg O’Leary – Blackrock College RFC
Rebecca Reilly – UL Bohemian RFC
Róisín Ormond – Ballincollig RFC
Sarah Garrett – UL Bohemian RFC
Sarah Quin – UL Bohemian RFC

Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Fixtures

Saturday January 7th 2023

Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round One:

Leinster v Connacht, Energia Park, 14:30 (TG4);
Munster v Ulster Musgrave Park, 16:45 (TG4) – Buy Tickets Here 

Saturday January 14th 2023

Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round Two:

Munster v Leinster, Musgrave Park, 12:15 (TG4); – Buy Tickets Here 
Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, 14:30 (BBC NI).

Saturday January 21st 2023

Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round Three:

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, 13:00 (TG4)
Ulster v Leinster, Queen’s University Upper Malone, 17:30 (BBC NI)

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