Connacht’s Molloy and Staunton representing Ireland in the Women’s World Cup

Claire Molloy and Carol Staunton have both been named on the Irish Women’s Rugby Squad and will be travelling to the Women’s World Cup that will be taking place in London in August 2010.
Both girls have been involved with the Irish set up in the past.
Carol Staunton, who plays flanker/no. 8,  and is working on her PhD in Sociology in NUIG, was first called into the Irish squad in 2008 European championships in Amsterdam and got her first cap playing France. With 3 caps for Connacht and 4 Irish caps under her belt, she is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead, playing England on August 20th.
Claire Molloy, who studies medicine in Cardiff University, plays most of her rugby in Bristol as an open side flanker. She has 6 Connacht camps and 6 Irish caps, with her debut in a green jersey vs France in the 2009 Six Nations.
Both girls took some time out of their busy schedules to help support kids taking part in the Try Rugby Summer camps in Dangan.Girls They got involved in the rugby matches with children aged 6-12, got their photos taken and signed jerseys for everyone there.
Womens’ Rugby development officer and Summer Camp coordinator, Wendy Hickey, was delighted the girls could make it down to show their support. “I am so thrilled for both Claire and Carol. To have this talent on your own doorstep just shows what can be developed in your own back yard! Proper funding for girls and women’s rugby projects and support from clubs and schools is vital to the growth of the women’s game.”
For more information regarding girls and women’s rugby in Connacht, contact Wendy Hickey on [email protected]

For more information on the Irish women’s rugby squad, please click here: www.irishrugby.ie/

 

 

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