Saturday 3rd September sees a festival of rugby taking place as part of the Women’s Interprovincial series. The Connacht Ladies take on the Munster Ladies at 2.30pm in what should be a cracker of a match at Galway Corinthians RFC.

As a build up to the main match there are two additional games;

A Connacht U-18 Selection shall take on a Munster U-18 Selection at 12pm.The U-18’s under the direction of Wendy Hickey shall see their first action since last year when they made history as the first U-18 girls team to don the Connacht jersey

Over the past few weeks a Connacht Development squad has been put through their paces by Ciaran Loughnane, Luke o’ Donnell and Sinead Cosgrave. At 1pm the Connacht Development team will take on a Munster Development side.

The senior squad is bolstered by the return of players from Tralee and Portlaoise alongside familiar local faces and some new. This year sees a new look coaching team in Colm Power and Emer O’ Dowd who hope to lay out their markers on Saturday.

Senior Connacht side to face Munster

1. Maire Hanly             Longford

2. Natasha Hayword         Galwegians

3. Ruth O’Reilly                Galwegians

4. Heather Cary            Galwegians

5. Yvonne Dowd             Longford

6. Niamh Fitzgerald           St. Mary’s

7. Clare Molloy            Bristol/Galwegians

8. Carol Staunton          Galwegians

9. Soracha Ni Chadhain     Galwegians

10. Clare Raftery          Galwegians

11. Louise Kavanagh        St. Mary’s

12. Christine Arthurs      Tralee

13. Alison Miller (C)      Portlaoise/Galwegians

14. Amy O’ Callaghan       Highfield

15. Yvonne Delaney         Portlaoise

16. Ailish Toner                Young Munster

17. Karen Lennon                Longford

18. Leanne Mc Carty        Tralee

19. Michelle Barry         Tralee

20. Nuala Ni Chadhain      Galwegians

21. Tanala Kehoe                Portlaoise

22. Elma Beirne


Senior Squad: Head Coach – Colm Power

             Forwards Coach    Emer o’ Dowd



Jean Wynne

Wendy Hickey


Connacht Development Selection


Maire Murray (Capt) Galwegians

Alma Lacken          Galwegians

Anne O’ Callaghan    Galwegians

Aoife O’ Sullivan    Tralee

Edel Hannon          Young Munster

Hannah Smith         NUIG

Emma Treanor

Katherine McDonagh   Galwegians

Kathrin Antweiler    Tuam

Leanne Mc Carthy           Tralee

Lisa Mc Donagh       Galwegians

Tina Fitzgerald      Galwegians

Maria Riley          Tuam

Jen Hee Winterlich   Tuam

Grace Kelly          Galwegians

Karen Lennon         Longford

Maeve Foley          Malahide



Connacht Selection: Head Coach – Ciaran Loughnane

                   Backs Coach – Luke O’ Donnell & Sinead





The Connacht ladies Committee would like to thank Galwegians RFC for the use of their training facilities throughout the summer and also Galway Corinthians for hosting the home games this year.



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