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Munster Women’s Squad is announced

17th August 2009 By Munster Rugby

Munster Women’s Squad is announced

Following on from two open trials and extended squad sessions the Munster Women’s Squad has been announced for the 09/10 Season.

The squad, who is coached by ex-internationals Fiona Steed and Sarahjane Belton, are currently in preparation for a tour to France ahead of their Inter-Provincial Campaign.

The team will travel to France on August 28th to play French Division 2 Semi-Finalists Villelongue and French Champions Montpellier. Following this, preparations will continue for six weeks in a lead up to their opening inter-provincial match against Ulster.

There is a change is the format to the series this season, which will see four club games played prior to the commencement of the inter-pro competition. Inter-pro matches will begin October 17th and club games will then be played on alternate weekends until the middle of November when the Inter-pro finals will take place. The finals this year will be held in Leinster.

Munster Squad:
Forwards: Louise Austin, Gillian Bourke (UL Bohs), Orlaith Buckley (Waterpark), Anna Caplice (UL Bohs), Karen Casey(Highfield), Maeve D’Arcy(Nenagh), Chris Fanning (Highfield), Sinead Fitzpatrick(Watpark), Laura Guest (Highfield), Fiona Hayes (UL Bohs), Catherine Hogan (Clanwilliam), Helen Jones(Highfield), Joy Neville (UL Bohs), Heather O’Brien (Highfield), Paula O’Connor (UL Bohs), Kate O’ Loughlin (Clonmel), Jo O’Meara (Waterpark), Kate Sheehan (UL Bohs)
Backs: Louise Beamish (UL Bohs), Clara Bracken (Waterpark), Niamh Briggs (Clonmel), Helen Brosnan(Highfield), Sarah-Jane Cody (UL Bohs), Gemma Crowley (Ballincollig), Jeanette Feighery (UL Bohs), Nicole Fitzgerald(UL Bohs), Amanda Greensmith(Shannon), Therese Hartley (Shannon), Mairead Kelly(UL Bohs), Patrique Kelly (UL Bohs), Theresa Nolan (Ballincollig), Genevieve Rowland (Nenagh), Nicola Scully (Waterpark), Sandra Williams (Nenagh)

Women’s Fixtures 09/10
28th August – Villelongue v Munster – Villelongue
29th August – Munster v Montpellier – Villelongue
17th October – Munter v Ulster – venue tbc
31st November – Munster v Leinster – venue tbc
14th November – Connacht v Munster – venue tbc
28th November – Inter-Provincial Finals- Leinster

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