THE IRFU HAVE confirmed that the Women’s XVs High Performance Programme is under way.
Launched this week, the new full-time programme is under the direction of Ireland Head Coach Greg McWilliams with 29 female players now fully contracted to it including including three Connacht players, Aoibheann Reilly, Beibhinn Parsons and Méabh Deely.
As anticipated, the English based players, Nichola Fryday, Sam Monaghan and Neve Jones, have not signed up to the deal as they play with clubs in the UK.
Women’s XVs High Performance Programme, McDarby said: “It is a hugely significant day. We have 29 players contracted across the XVs and 7s Programmes and the contracting process is ongoing.”
Women’s Contracted Players, 2022/23 Season:
Vicky Elmes Kinlan
Kate Farrell McCabe
Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe
Maeve Óg O’Leary