The Ireland U18 Women’s squad for the U18 Women European Sevens Championship in Vichy, France has been announced.

Connacht and Ballinasloe players Meabh Deely and Aoibheann Reilly have been included in the panel for the tournament, which takes place between 14th-18th September.

The squad shows three changes from their maiden UK School Games tournament victory earlier this month. Kelly McCormill (Ulster), Anna Doyle (Leinster) and Stephanie Nunan (Munster) join the squad which is captained by Emily Lane (Munster). The squad will again be coached by Senior Ireland Women’s 7s Captain, Lucy Mulhall.

Ireland are in Pool A and will face off against France, Italy and Sweden. Their opening fixture of the Championships is against Italy.

Speaking ahead of the side departing to Vichy, Mulhall said: “The players have taken a lot of confidence from their performances during the UK School Games, especially the Final were they brought real physicality to the game. They know it will be a step up this weekend in Vichy but they are all really looking forward to the challenge of Elite European competition.”

Ireland U18 Women 7s Squad – U18 European Sevens Championship

Meabh Deely (Ballinasloe / Connacht)

Aoibheann Reilly (Ballinasloe / Connacht)

Eve Higgins (Railyway Union / Leinster)

Megan Burns (Tullamore / Leinster)

Anna Doyle (Tullow / Leinster)

Enya Breen (Bantry / Munster)

Emily Lane (Mallow / Munster)

Stephanie Nunan (St. Mary’s / Munster)

Dorothy Wall (Fethard / Munster)

Ellie Ingram (Enniskillen / Ulster)

Lucinda Kinghan (Monaghan / Ulster)

Kelly McCormill (Monaghan / Ulster)

Ireland Womens U18 7s Management Team

Head Coach: Lucy Mulhall

Women’s 7s Programme Manager: Eimear Flannery

Team Manager: Elaine Ryan

Physiotherapist: Niamh Connelly

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