Sunday 20 August 2017

Mulhall to skipper Ireland Sevens

Lucy Mulhall has been confirmed as skipper for the Ireland Sevens squad
Lucy Mulhall has been confirmed as skipper for the Ireland Sevens squad
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IRFU Sevens director Anthony Eddy has named his squad for this weekend's Women's Sevens Dublin event to be held at UCD which sees Ireland bid to regain their place among the leading nations on the circuit.

Rathdrum's Lucy Mulhall will lead the squad as they look to use home advantage to their favour and finish in the top two slots that guarantee a place on the 2015/'16 World Series.

Ireland have been drawn in Pool C alongside South Africa, Hong Kong and Mexico.

"Getting on to the world series circuit is our number one goal," Eddy said. "That way we are playing against the best teams in the world. If we are going to have a shot at the world Olympic repechage we are going to have to play at the best level."

Ireland squad (Women's Sevens Dublin) - A O'Flynn (TID), J Murphy (Old Belvedere), S Flood (Railway Union), H Tyrrell (Old Belvedere), AL Crowe (Clanwilliam), A Baxter (Belfast Harlequins), K Fitzhenry (Blackrock), C Keohane (UL Bohemians), L Mulhall (capt, Rathdrum), C Molloy (Bristol), L Galvin (UL Bohemians),

A Miller (Portlaoise)

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