Ireland Women’s team to play France

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Ireland Women Head Coach Tom Tierney has made one change to the side that overcame Italy last Friday night for the forthcoming clash against France.

Katie Fitzhenry has been promoted from the bench to be named in the centre with Jackie Shiels named among the replacements.

Tierney said, “It was great to get the result last week and there was some good things we can take out of the Italy clash. This week sees another step up for the players in terms of opposition.”

“Playing at home is a great plus for us and hopefully we will have a big Ashbourne crowd to make it a good atmosphere to help give those home supporters a good performance and a win.”

The game will be streamed live on with a commentary team that includes former Women’s International Fiona Coghlan.

Ireland Women’s Team & Replacements (v France Women. Ashbourne RFC, Meath – Kick-off 19.30hrs):
15 – Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemian/ Munster) (Capt)
14 – Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
13 – Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
12 – Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/ Leinster)
11 – Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
10 – Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
9 – Larissa Muldoon (Skewen RFC)
1 – Ruth O’Reilly (Galwegians/ Connacht)
2 – Gillian Bourke (Olympico de Pozuelo RFC)
3 – Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
4 – Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
5 –Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
6 – Paula Fitzpatrick (St Marys/ Leinster)
7 – Claire Molloy (Bristol/ Connacht)
8 – Heather O’Brien (Highfield/ Munster)

16 – Sarah Mimnagh (Wasps/Exiles)
17 – Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemian/ Munster)
18 – Fiona O’Brien (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
19 – Orla Fitzsimons (St Marys/ Leinster)
20 – Katie Norris (Blackrock / Leinster)
21 – Tania Rosser (Blackrock/ Leinster)
22 – Jackie Shiels (Richmond/ Exiles)
23 – Sene Naoupu (Galwegians/Connacht)

RBS 6 Nations Ireland Women’s Fixtures and Results, Stream details and Ticket Costs:
Fri 6 Feb 19:00 Italy 5 v Ireland 30
Fri 13 Feb 19:30 Ireland v France Ashbourne RFC – Stream: – Tickets: €10.00 adults/ €5.00 for OAP/ Student/Child
Fri 27 Feb 19:30 Ireland v England Ashbourne RFC – Stream: – Tickets: €10.00 adults/ €5.00 for OAP/ Student/Child
Sun 15 Mar 12:00 Wales v Ireland Swansea RFC – Stream: – Ticket: £10.00 Adult/ No charge for OAP/ Student/Child
Sun 22 Mar 13:00 Scotland v Ireland Broadwood Stadium – Stream: TBC -Tickets: £5.00 Adult/ No charge for OAP/ Student/Child

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