Ireland Women’s 7s side have been drawn in Pool B with Poland, Scotland and Wales for the first round of the Rugby Europe Grand Prix in Marcoussis, Paris, today (Friday) and Saturday.
The tournament is the first of two competitions that make up the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series, with the second leg taking place in Kazan, Russia on the 1st and 2nd September.
The Irish side sees the return of Audrey O’Flynn as the only change from the team that lined out for the final round of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Paris at the beginning of June.
Lucy Mulhall captains the side, which includes Kathy Baker and Eve Higgins, both of whom won their first caps this season and celebrated their 20th and 19th birthdays respectively this week.
Both Baker and Higgins, along with Aoife Doyle, Stacey Flood, Katie Heffernan and Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe have progressed through the Ireland Women’s Sevens pathway, having played at Under 18 level before progressing to the senior ranks.
Completing the squad are Ashleigh Baxter, Katie Fitzhenry, Louise Galvin, Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird.
Ireland Women’s 7’s
Lucy Mulhall (captain)
Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe
Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird
Pool B Fixtures
Friday, 29th June 2018
Ireland v Scotland – 11.44am Irish time
Ireland v Poland – 2.29pm Irish time
Ireland v Wales – 5.14pm Irish time
Saturday, 30th June 2018