Thursday 29 September 2016

Five Connacht stars in Ireland squad

Published 30/10/2015 | 02:30

Connacht star Mairead Coyne, is also named in the Ireland squad
Connacht star Mairead Coyne, is also named in the Ireland squad
Ruth O’Reilly has been named in the Ireland squad

Five Connacht players have been named in the Ireland Women's squad to play England in a historic first autumn international.

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Ruth O'Reilly, Mary Healy, Claire Molloy, Sene Naoupu and Mairead Coyne are all included - Coyne is one of 10 uncapped players in the party.

The other debutants include Elaine Anthony, Nikki Caughey, Ciara Cooney, Jeamie Deacon, Aine Donnelly, Zoe Grattage, Claire McLaughlin, Cliodhna Moloney and Fiona Reidy.

Ireland take on the English at the Stoop on Saturday, November 14 (3.0).

Ireland Coach Tom Tierney said: "We are looking forward to the game. It's the first time we have played an autumn international which is another step in the development of women's rugby.

"We have an opportunity to have a look at some new players and combinations building towards the Six Nations."

Irish Independent

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