Connacht Senior Women’s Management Team Announced

28 November 2023

Connacht Senior Women’s Management Team Announced

As the countdown continues to the start of the 2024 Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship, we are delighted to officially announce the Connacht Senior Women’s Management Team.

The quality, competitiveness and excitement around the Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship has been building year-on-year.

Connacht began their 2023 August campaign with a thrilling 18-17 win against a strong Leinster side at The Sportsground. They went on to fall 46-7 to Munster at Musgrave Park in the second round, but then came back to beat Ulster 29-24 at home. Their final match of the campaign saw a 36-14 loss to Ulster at Musgrave Park.

The Connacht Senior Women’s squad will look to capitalise on their progress with a successful 2024 campaign. Match fixtures TBD.

Laura Feely, Hubert Kowalski, Caileen Meehan, Larissa Muldoon, Emer O’Dowd and Jill O’Malley stay on this year’s management ticket from the August 2023 campaign, and they add Gavin Duffy, Alison Miller, Lisa Ryan for the 2024 Interpro season.


 Emer O’Dowd

 Head Coach

 "I am honoured and so proud to be part of this group of players & management. We want to build on last year's performances and I truly believe this management team will challenge these players to improve &   excel in a high-performance environment. In my opinion, this is one of the best squads I have been lucky   enough to be involved with. From existing players to young blood coming through, the competition for selection will give us headaches in a good way. I'm looking forward to what the new season brings.”




 Jill O’Malley

 Team Manager

 “This will be my third season as Manager for the Connacht Senior Women and I look forward to seeing this   team achieve success in the 2024 Interpros.”




 Larissa Muldoon


 “I feel very lucky to get an opportunity to work with this newly appointed management team and players.   It’s great to see a blend of experience and youth in this playing squad; definitely a few stars to watch out   for in the future!”




 Gavin Duffy

 Skills Coach

 “Looking forward to working with an ambitious group of coaches and players.”





Laura Feely

 Scrum Coach

“Really looking forward to the season ahead. Excited to build on last year’s efforts. Lots of young talent in this group that already have a solid foundation in their skill set from the underage game and I’m just really excited to continue to build on that and keep growing the depth and understanding of this young Connacht squad.”




 Alison Miller

 Backs Coach

 “Looking forward to working with the group and seeing the group of players developing during this time.”





 Lisa Ryan

 High Performance Coach

“I've a huge passion for the women's game and I'm so delighted and excited to be able to work with such a great coaching team and squad.”





 Hubert Kowalski

 Head of S&C

 "Really looking forward to the season ahead."





Caileen Meehan

 Head Physio

“After a successful Interpro Campaign last season we had a lot of young talented players join the squad. I’m looking forward to building on the foundations put in place from last year and to working with like-minded people all working towards the same goal. It is an exciting time to be part of the Connacht Women’s Team. I will be working closely with our S&C Hubert promoting autonomy with injury prevention, with the intention to keeping the ladies on the pitch.”