Thursday 21 November 2019

Bobbett to make debut for Girls in Green

Bobbett: Set to make debut. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Bobbett: Set to make debut. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Des Berry

Ireland coach Adam Griggs is hoping the women's team can reap the benefit of a six-week training camp when they face Wales in a November Test match at the Belfield Bowl tomorrow (1pm).

Head coach Griggs has had the benefit of two unofficial matches against Scotland and France - both divided into three blocks of 30 minutes, to improve fitness ahead of tomorrow's clash.

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The visitors were beaten 29-5 by Spain in Madrid last week but should still provide Ireland with a decent test.

"This week sees a step up in intensity from our players as they play this home Test in front of friends, family and supporters," said Griggs.

"Our focus is starting off this international window with a fast start and showing the progress that has been made over the last six weeks in camp."

It should be an extra special occasion for Judy Bobbett on her international debut.

The same honour should come for replacements Victoria Dabanovich O'Mahony, Katie O'Dwyer, Niamh Ní Dhroma and Hannah O'Connor.

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