U18 Girl's Interpro Team Announced

10 July 2023

U18 Girl's Interpro Team Announced

The Connacht U18 Girl's squad, sponsored by ATU, has been announced for this summer's training and Interpro series.


On July 1st, the Connacht U18 Girl's squad travelled to Belfast for the very first inter-provincial, residential training camp with Ulster.


Both squads and management teams were based in Belfast's Campbell College at their high quality facilities. While the weekend consisted of joint pitch sessions, video analysis, position specific sessions and a very entertaining game against each other, the squads also had time to enjoy team activities.


Neill Alcorn,WNTS Talent Coach said, “the weekend was a massive success not only on the pitch but off it as well and some of the rugby on show during Sunday’s game was brilliant to watch". Connacht U18 Girl's Head Coach Craig Hansberry found the experience to very beneficial to the players going in to the Interprovincial Series, “we have a very young squad this season and the camp gave them the opportunity to bond as a team which will stand to their overall player development”.


The Connacht U18 Girls Interprovincial Series kicks off next month with their first fixture away to Munster. Exact interpro dates and times will be announced by the IRFU in due course.



Ailbhe Gannon  Tuam/Oughterard
Ailish Quinn  Ballina
Aisling Whyte  Corinthians
Amy Horan Ballinrobe
Aoife Heaney  Claremorris
Catherine Fleming  Ballinasloe
Chloe Conneely  Connemara
Ciara Corrigan  Creggs
Ciara Kerrigan  Sligo
Ella Burns Tuam/Oughterard
Emily Foley  Ballina
Grace O'Connor  Sligo
Grainne Moran  Ballina
Isabelle Quinn  Creggs
Jemima A Verling  Creggs
Jemma Lees  Galwegians
Lara Clinch  Sligo
Lauren Hunter  Sligo
Leah Hopkins  Ballina
Louise Seoige  Tuam/Oughterard
Merisa Kiripati  Creggs
Roisin Power  Ballinasloe
Ruby Comer Corinthians
Ruby Jennings Claremorris
Sadbh Walsh  Connemara
Saoirse Lawley Sligo
Sarah Purcell  Creggs
Siofra Hession  Creggs
Uillin Eilian  Tuam/Oughterard


Manager: Natalie Fox

Head Coach: Craig Hansberry

Backs Coach: Luke O'Donnell

Forwards Coach: Simon Lawless

Skills Coach: Simon O'Malley