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Munster Women’s Squad Named For Interpro Opener

14th August 2019 By The Editor

The experienced Niamh Briggs starts at full-back on Saturday.

The experienced Niamh Briggs starts at full-back on Saturday. INPHO/Matt Mackey

The Munster Women’s squad, sponsored by Keane’s jewellers, has been named for their Interprovincial Series opener against Ulster at Irish Independent Park on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

The Munster Women’s squad, sponsored by Keane’s jewellers, has been named for their Interprovincial Series opener against Ulster at Irish Independent Park on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.

UL Bohs’ Chloe Pearse and Eimear Considine co-captain the side with Shannon’s Ciara O’Halloran and Thurles’ Grainne Fennelly making their debuts in the second row and back row respectively.

Fethard and District’s Dorothy Wall and UL Bohs’ Sarah O’Gorman are set to make their debuts from the bench.

Niamh Briggs starts at full-back with Laura O’Mahony and Considine on the wings.

Enya Breen and Claire Keohane make up the centre partnership with Rachel Allen named at out-half and Christine Coffey at scrum-half.

Fiona Hayes, Kate Sheehan and Fiona Reidy complete the front row while Clodagh O’Halloran partners debutant Ciara O’Halloran in the second row.

Pearse covers off the blindside with debutant Fennelly at openside and Sarah Quin named at Number 8.

Edel Murphy, Roisin Ormond, Sarah Garrett, Nicole Cronin, Niamh Kavanagh and Laura Sheehan join Wall and O’Gorman among the replacements.

Munster Women travel to The Sportsground to face Connacht on Saturday 24 August, 3pm, before hosting Leinster at Irish Independent Park on Saturday 31 August, 3pm.

Munster Rugby in conjunction with the Munster Women’s Committee are hosting a rugby showcase with a number of initiatives run across both women’s and girls double-headers at Irish Independent Park on Saturday 17 and Saturday 31 August.

A series of workshops and events will be held with an aim to grow the women’s and girls game when the two sides face off against Ulster and Leinster at the Cork venue. For more information, click here.

Munster Women v Ulster, Saturday 17 August, Irish Independent Park, 3pm – €5 adults and U18s go FREE.

Munster Women: Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemian); Laura O’Mahony (UL Bohemian), Enya Breen (UL Bohemian), Claire Keohane (Railway Union), Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian) (C); Rachel Allen (UL Bohemian), Christine Coffey (Thurles); Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemian), Kate Sheehan (UL Bohemian), Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemian); Clodagh O’Halloran (UL Bohemian), Ciara O’Halloran* (UL Bohemian); Chloe Pearse (UL Bohemian) (C), Grainne Fennelly* (Thurles), Sarah Quin (UL Bohemian).

Replacements: Edel Murphy (UL Bohemian), Sarah O’Gorman* (UL Bohemian), Roisin Ormond (Ballincollig), Sarah Garrett (UL Bohemian), Dorothy Wall* (Fethard & District), Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian), Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemian), Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemian).

*Denotes uncapped player

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