Connacht squad announced for Vodafone Interprovincial Championship

04 August 2023

Connacht squad announced for Vodafone Interprovincial Championship

The Connacht Women management team have named a 36-player squad for the upcoming Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Championship.
The team return to action on Saturday 12th August when they welcome Leinster for the first round of the Championship, with a 5.15pm kick-off at The Sportsground.
The squad are on the road the following week with a trip to Musgrave Park to face Munster on Saturday 19th August with a 3.15pm start.
The final group game follows on Saturday 26th August for a 2.30pm kick-off at home to Ulster at The Sportsground. Tickets are on sale now below with free entry for all Season Ticket holders. TICKETS

The final takes place Saturday 2 Spetember.
Head Coach Lyndon Jones says he can’t wait for the Championship to get going:

“We can’t wait to get started and play some games. The squad have been training really hard heading into the Interprovincial campaign so now it’s about putting all our hard work into practice over the next four weeks.

It’s a young squad with loads of potential and as a coaching team we’re excited about what these next four weeks have to offer

The squad has a lot of new faces with some incredible players coming through from our age grade programmes – which is a testament to all the hard work being done by both Connacht and the clubs in continuing to grow the Women’s game.
We have two home game this year so I’d really encourage every rugby supporter in the province to come out and support the group starting Saturday August 12th at The Sportsground. It would be well deserved for these players after all their efforts and commitment the past few


Forwards (17)
Lily Brady
Dearbhla Canty
Niamh Corless
Orla Fenton
Beibhinn Gleeson
Stacy Hanley
Shannon Heapes
Maria Kelleher
Ivana Kiripati
Eva McCormack
Sonia McDermott
Niamh O'Grady
Grainne O'Loughlin
Faith Oviawe
Mollie Starr
Karly Tierney
Emily Whittle

Backs (16)
Clara Barrett
Finola Collins
Meabh Deely
Orla Dixon
Nicole Fowley (Captain)
Olivia Haverty
Laoise McGonagle
Fodhla Ni Bhraonain
Aifric Ni Ghibne
Sinead O'Brien
Cliodhna O'Sullivan
Aoibheann Reilly
Ava Ryder
Mila Sotaparra
Shannon Touhey (Vice-Captain)
Kayla Waldron

Development Players (3)
Poppy Garvey
Roisin Maher
Sarah McCormick


Team Manager – Jill O’Malley
Head Coach – Lyndon Jones
Attack Coach – Diarmuid Codyre
Forwards & Breakdown Coach – Emer O’Dowd
Scrum Coach – Laura Feely
Skills Coach – Larissa Muldoon
Athletic Development – Hubert Kowalski
Physio – Caileen Meehan
Analyst – Jim Herring