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Munster Team Named For Interpro Clash With Leinster

25th August 2023 By The Editor

Munster Team Named For Interpro Clash With Leinster

Stephanie Nunan ©INPHO

The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round 3 clash with Leinster in Energia Park (KO 4.45pm, live on TG4).

Head Coach Niamh Briggs has made four changes to the starting XV which earned a 46-7 win over Connacht in Round 2 as Aoife Corey, Ellen Boylan, Claire Bennett and Jane Clohessy come into the starting side.

Corey returns to the matchday squad after starting for Munster in Round 1 against Ulster while Boylan and Clohessy are in line for their first starts for the province. Bennett will be making her first start of this season’s campaign.

The front-row remains unchanged as Róisín Ormond packs down alongside Ciara Farrell and Fiona Reidy. Captain Dorothy Wall continues in the second-row where she is joined by Claire Bennett.

The back-row consists of Jane Clohessy, Maeve Óg O’Leary and Deirbhile Nic a Bháird.

There is a settled look to the half-backs and centres with Muirne Wall and Kate Flannery partnering at scrum-half and out-half while Stephanie Nunan and Alana McInerney line out at inside-centre and outside-centre.

In the back-three, Stephanie Carroll keeps her place on the left wing while Ellen Boylan and Aoife Corey come into the side at right wing and full-back.

Eimear Considine and Aoife Doyle miss out this weekend due to minor knocks picked up in the win against Connacht.

Gillian Coombes returns to the matchday squad with a place on the bench while Nicole Cronin is in line to make her first appearance of this campaign having successfully recovered from a leg injury.

Aoibhe O’Flynn is in line for her debut from the bench.

Munster: Aoife Corey (UL Bohemian RFC); Ellen Boylan (Blackrock College 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), Claire Bennett (UL Bohemian RFC); Jane Clohessy (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), Gillian Coombes (Ballincollig RFC), Clodagh O’Halloran (UL Bohemian RFC), Chloe Pearse (UL Bohemian RFC), Abbie Salter-Townshend (UL Bohemian RFC), Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian RFC), Aoibhe O’Flynn (UL Bohemian RFC).

Click here for the full Munster squad for this season’s Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship.

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Hear from assistant coach Fiona Hayes and prop Fiona Reidy ahead of Saturday’s Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round 3 clash against Leinster in Energia Park (4:45PM)

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