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Munster Team Named For Interpro Opener

11th August 2023 By The Editor

Munster Team Named For Interpro Opener

Muirne Wall starts at scrum-half for Munster this weekend. ©INPHO

The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round 1 clash with Ulster at City of Armagh RFC (KO 3pm, live on TG4 YouTube).

Head Coach Niamh Briggs has named back-row Dorothy Wall as captain for tomorrow’s clash as squad captain Nicole Cronin misses out through injury.

All players in Saturday’s starting XV were involved in last season’s title winning interprovincial series.

Up front, Róisín Ormond packs down alongside Ciara Farrell and Fiona Reidy with Gillian Coombes and Clodagh O’Halloran named in the second-row. Farrell and Coombes will make their first starts for the province.

The back-row consists of captain Dororthy Wall, Maeve Óg O’Leary and Chloe Pearse.

There’s a new starting half-back partnership with Muirne Wall and Kate Flannery at scrum-half and out-half.

In midfield, Stephanie Nunan partners up with Alana McInerney while the back-three is made up of Stephanie Carroll, Aoife Doyle and Aoife Corey.

Replacements Ellen Boylan, Jane Clohessy, Brianna Heylmann and Abbie Salter-Townshend are all in line to make their senior Munster debuts on Saturday if sprung from the bench.

Munster: Aoife Corey (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); Gillian Coombes (Ballincollig RFC), Clodagh O’Halloran (UL Bohemian RFC); Dorothy Wall (Blackrock College RFC) (c), Maeve Óg O’Leary (Blackrock College RFC), Chloe Pearse (UL Bohemian RFC).

Replacements: Deirbhile Nic a Bháird (Old Belvedere 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), Aoife O’Shaughnessy (UL Bohemian RFC), Ellen Boylan (Blackrock College RFC).

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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.

Click here for a photo gallery of a recent training session in the build-up to Saturday’s match against Ulster.

Press Pass | Niamh Briggs and Róisín Ormond

Video | Nicole Cronin and Kate Flannery Preview Interpros

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