Wednesday 20 September 2017

Sinead Kissane: Irish amateurs risk falling behind pro rivals as change comes too slowly in women's game

Ireland's Ciara Griffin. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Ireland's Ciara Griffin. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Sinead Kissane

Sinead Kissane

At 7.15 this morning the Ireland women's squad will meet in their hotel to start their warm-up exercises for today's Six Nations game against Wales.

An hour later, they will have their pre-match meal, also known as breakfast. At 9.30 the team bus will make the trip into Cardiff. The air will be heavy from the night before in a city which knows how to party on Six Nations weekend.

The team bus will pull into the Cardiff Arms Park under the shadow of the Principality Stadium around 10.0. They will have 90 minutes to do final prep for a Six Nations game which starts at 11.30. Hold on, an 11.30 kick-off?

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