Wednesday 29 March 2017

Ireland stars ready for U-18 girls' opener

Leinster's U-18 girls get their interprovincial development games under way at 12.0 tomorrow in Westmanstown RFC
Leinster's U-18 girls get their interprovincial development games under way at 12.0 tomorrow in Westmanstown RFC
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Leinster's U-18 girls get their interprovincial development games under way at 12.0 tomorrow in Westmanstown RFC.

The strong squad features players from a record 13 clubs throughout the province, including Old Belvedere and Boyne for the first time, but it also boasts four Ireland U-18s players.

Eimear Corri, who recently made her full Ireland debut in the European Grand Prix Sevens tournament, is joined by her Portlaoise RFC clubmate and fellow U-18 international, Louise Scully.

Westmantown RFC's Molly Scuffil McCabe and Katie Heffernan of Mullingar RFC also represented Ireland at the Grand Prix event in Belgium, while Niamh Doran from Gorey RFC and Sabrina Kennedy from Cill Dara RFC featured in the Ireland U-18s school games squad which competed in Manchester earlier this month.

The 26-strong Leinster panel, which also includes a number of players who made the squad in 2014, has been training hard in recent weeks under the guidance of head coach Aoife Thompson and assistant coaches, Ireland and Leinster star player Sophie Spence and Damien McCabe (Leinster CRO).

Final preparations are now being made for the team's as the first match against Connacht at 12.0.

Irish Independent

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