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Munster Team Named For Women’s Interpro Opener

6th January 2023 By The Editor

Munster Team Named For Women’s Interpro Opener

Aoife Doyle starts 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 Musgrave Park (KO 4.45pm, live on TG4).

Head Coach Niamh Briggs has named out-half Nicole Cronin as captain for the upcoming interprovincial campaign with Dorothy Wall named as vice captain.

11 players named in Saturday’s starting 15 were involved in last season’s title winning interprovincial series.

Up front, Róisín Ormond packs down alongside Kate Sheehan and Fiona Reidy with Clodagh O’Halloran and Claire Bennett named in the second-row.

The back-row consists of vice-captain Dororthy Wall, Maeve Óg O’Leary and Deirbhile Nic a Bháird.

Muirne Wall and captain Nicole Cronin renew their half-back partnership from last season’s campaign with Wall at scrum-half and Cronin at out-half.

In midfield, Enya Breen partners up with Stephanie Nunan while the back-three is made up of Laura Sheehan, Aoife Doyle and Aoife Corey.

Munster: Aoife Corey (UL Bohemian RFC); Aoife Doyle (Railway Union RFC), Stephanie Nunan (UL Bohemian RFC), Enya Breen (Blackrock College RFC), Laura Sheehan (Exeter Chiefs); Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian RFC), Muirne Wall (UL Bohemian RFC); Róisín Ormond (Ballincollig RFC), Kate Sheehan (UL Bohemian RFC), Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemian RFC); Clodagh O’Halloran (UL Bohemian RFC), Claire Bennett (UL Bohemian RFC); Dorothy Wall (Blackrock College RFC), Maeve Óg O’Leary (Blackrock College RFC), Deirbhile Nic a Bháird (Old Belvedere RFC).

Replacements: Chloe Pearse (UL Bohemian RFC), Geena Behan (UL Bohemian RFC), Eilís Cahill (UL Bohemian RFC), Gillian Coombes (Ballincollig RFC), Ciara Farrell (UL Bohemian RFC), Kate Flannery (UL Bohemian RFC), Alana McInerney (UL Bohemian RFC), Heather Kennedy (Ballincollig RFC).


Saturday January 7th 2023

Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round One

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

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

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

Video | Nicole Cronin Discusses Munster’s Preparations For Women’s Interprovincial Championship

Video | Alana McInerney Discusses Munster’s Interpro Preparations

Video | Ciara Farrell On Munster’s Preparations Ahead Of Interpro Opener


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