Friday 19 January 2018

Three Munster stars in Ireland's Sevens squad

UL Bohs star Louise Galvin (right) in action for Ireland Photo: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
UL Bohs star Louise Galvin (right) in action for Ireland Photo: INPHO/Dan Sheridan newsdesk

Members of the Ireland Women's Sevens squad will take part in a two-week training camp in Sydney ahead of competing in Round 2 of the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The camp will see the women train with their Australian counterparts at their base in Sydney, before playing three exhibition games against the Aussies during the Sydney 7s tournament which takes place tomorrow and Sunday.

The Ireland Women's squad has been named which includes three Munster players, Louise Galvin (UL Bohs), Claire Keohane (UL Bohs) and Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe (St Mary's).

The camp will serve as preparation for Round 2 of the World Rugby Sevens Series which takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 20-24.

Speaking ahead of the group departing for Australia, IRFU Director of Rugby Sevens, Anthony Eddy said: "This two-week camp is set to be a great experience for the girls. Australia are one of the best Sevens sides in the world, and having the opportunity to train and play against them over a two-week period gives us the chance to challenge ourselves before heading on to Sao Paulo."

A 12-woman team will depart Sydney for the Sao Paulo 7s on the February 15.

Ireland Women's Sevens Squad

Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)

Eimear Considine (Talent ID Programme)

Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock / Leinster)

Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock / Leinster)

Kim Flood (Railway Union / Leinster)

Stacey Flood (Railway Union / Leinster)

Louise Galvin (UL Bohemians / Munster)

Shannon Houston (Blackrock / Leinster)

Claire Keohane (UL Bohemians / Munster)

Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe (St Mary's / Munster)

Lucy Mulhall (Rathdrum / Leinster, capt)

Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere / Leinster)

Alison Miller (Portlaoise / Connacht)

Hannah Tyrell (Old Belvedere / Leinster)

Megan Williams (St Mary's Leinster)

Irish Independent

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