Ireland Women’s Team to Play Italy in RBS 6 Nations 2015 Opener

Ireland Women’s Coach Tom Tierney has announced his first RBS 6 Nations team for the 2015 Championship opener against Italy in Florence on Friday night. Four Connacht players have been included in the match day squad with the experienced Alison Miller and Claire Molloy named in the starting team. Galwegians and Connacht Women’s captain Ruth O’Reilly will earn her fourth international cap starting at loose head prop against the Italians while the uncapped Sene Naoupu is named on the bench.

Ireland Coach, Tom Tierney said “There is a natural changeover with the number of players retiring after last season, but there is a core group of senior players that are very experienced and talented. We also have a number of younger players who are very talented and have a lot of promise so it’s a good mix”

“It’s going to be a very tough game over in Italy, we are under no illusions, but we are going over there very confident that we will be competitive.”

This game will be streamed live on www.Federugby.it and www.youtube.com/fedrugby

Ireland Women’s Team & Replacements (v Italy Women. Stadio Mario Lodigiani – Kick-off 19.00hrs local, 18.00hrs GMT):

15 – Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemian/ Munster) (Capt) 45
14 – Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/ Leinster) 0
13 – Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/ Leinster) 17
12 – Jackie Shiels (Richmond/ Exiles) 12
11 – Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht) 22
10 – Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/ Leinster) 28
9 – Larissa Muldoon (Skewen RFC) 24

1 – Ruth O’Reilly (Galwegians/ Connacht) 3
2 – Gillian Bourke (Olympico de Pozuelo RFC) 46
3 – Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/ Leinster) 22
4 – Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/ Leinster) 34
5 – Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/ Leinster) 20
6 – Paula Fitzpatrick (St Marys/ Leinster) 12
7 – Claire Molloy (Bristol/ Connacht) 36
8 – Heather O’Brien (Highfield/ Munster) 17

Replacements:

16 – Sarah Mimnagh (Wasps/Exiles) 0
17 – Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemian/ Munster) 5
18 – Fiona O’Brien (Old Belvedere/ Leinster) 0
19 – Orla Fitzsimons (St Marys/ Leinster) 2
20 – Katie Norris (Blackrock / Leinster) 0
21 – Tania Rosser (Blackrock/ Leinster) 53
22 – Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/ Leinster) 0
23 – Sene Naoupu (Galwegians/Connacht) 0

 

RBS 6 Nations Ireland Women’s Fixtures, Stream details and Ticket Costs:

Fri 6 Feb 19:00 Italy v Ireland Stadio Mario Lodigiani – Stream: www.Federugby.it and www.youtube.com/fedrugby – Tickets: €10 over 15 / €7 under 15

Fri 13 Feb 19:30 Ireland v France Ashbourne RFC – Stream: www.IrishRugby.ie  – Tickets: €10.00 adults/ €5.00 for OAP/ Student/Child

Fri 27 Feb 19:30 Ireland v England Ashbourne RFC – Stream: www.IrishRugby.ie – Tickets: €10.00 adults/ €5.00 for OAP/ Student/Child

Sun 15 Mar 12:00 Wales v Ireland Swansea RFC – Stream: www.S4C.co.uk – Ticket: £10.00 Adult/ No charge for OAP/ Student/Child

Sun 22 Mar 13:00 Scotland v Ireland Broadwood Stadium – Stream: TBC -Tickets: £5.00 Adult/ No charge for OAP/ Student/Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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