Connacht Women's team named for Munster intro-pro opener

30 August 2018

Connacht Women's team named for Munster intro-pro opener

The Connacht Women's management team have named their team for Saturday's opening inter-provincial series tie against Munster.

The side will be captained by Grainne Egan who's joined in the back row by Edel McMahon and Nichola Fryday. Vice-captain Laura Feely starts in the front row alongside Ciara O'Connor and Annmarie O'Hora, and the pack is completed by Nicola Caldbeck and Amelie Roux in the second row.

The half-back partnership sees scrum-half Mary Healy play alongside fly-half Nicole Fowley, with Shannon Touhy and Catherine Martin named as centres. The back three sees wingers Orla Dixon and Rachel Healy alongside full-back Jill Draper

Kick-off at Irish Independent Park, Cork is at 2.30pm on Saturday, the squad's only one home game of the series with ties against Leinster (Sunday 9th September) and Ulster (Saturday 15th September) to follow at The Sportsground.

1. Laura Feely (vice captain) - Galwegians
2. Ciara O’Connor - Galwegians
3. Annmarie O’Hora - Castlebar / Galwegians
4. Nicola Caldbeck - Tullow
5. Amelie Roux - Galwegians
6. Edel McMahon - Galwegians
7. Grainne Egan (captain) - Railway Union
8. Nichola Fryday - Galwegians
9. Mary Healy - Galwegians
10. Nicole Fowley - Galwegians
11. Orla Dixon - NUIG
12. Shannon Touhy - Galwegians
13. Catherine Martin - Suttonians
14. Rachel Healy - Railway Union
15. Jill Draper - Tullamore

16. Moya Griffin - Tullamore
17. Elizabeth McNicholas - Tuam
18. Julia Bauer - Suttonians
19. Denise Redmond - Galwegians
20. Tara Buggie - NUIG
21. Shannen Lane - Galwegians
22. Hilary Griffin - Tullow
23. Mairead Coyne - Galwegians

Extended Squad

Aifric O’Brien - Suttonians
Clodagh Dunne - Old Belvedere
Ellen Taite - Mullingar
Jane O’Neill - Old Belvedere
Lauren Retig - Suttonians
Racheal O’Brien - UL Bohemians
Sarah Jane Fox - Galwegians
Tracey Foley
Ursuala Sammon - Castlebar / Galwegians

Management Team
Jarleth Naughton (Head Coach
Jason East (Forwards Coach)
Brian Murphy (Backs Coach)
Dan McCabe (Physio)
Mark Moran (Manager)