Wednesday 16 January 2019

Ireland women's head coach Adam Griggs makes two changes for Scotland clash

Ireland coach Adam Griggs. Photo: Sportsfile
Ireland coach Adam Griggs. Photo: Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs has made two changes from the victory over Wales for the visit of Scotland to Donnybrook on Sunday (kick-off 1pm).

Hannah Tyrrell is promoted from the bench to the wing while up front, Cliodhna Moloney is named at hooker.

Ashleigh Baxter and Louise Galvin have come into the side and are named in the replacements.

Speaking ahead of the game, Griggs said: "We came away with a good win against Wales and there are some huge positives to come out of that. We are in a good place going into the final two games.

"I've no doubt Scotland will be looking to push us hard on Sunday afternoon. If we replicate our last performance, get the small things right, I am confident we will have a successful outcome."

Ireland team: (15-9) Kim Flood, Megan Williams, Katie Fitzhenry, Sene Naoupu, Hannah Tyrrell, Niamh Briggs,  Ailsa Hughes; (1-8) Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney, Leah Lyons, Aoife McDermott, Orla Fitzsimons, Ciara Griffin, Claire Molloy, Paula Fitzpatrick.

Replacements: (16-23) Ciara O'Connor, Laura Feely,  Fiona Reidy, Ashleigh Baxter, Edel McMahon,  Nicole Cronin,  Michelle Claffey, Louise Galvin.

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