Six Munster players named in Ireland Women's squad for Scotland tie

Leader Reporter

Reporter:

Leader Reporter

Email:

sport@limerickleader.ie

Niamh Briggs Ireland

Niamh Briggs who lines out at 10 for Ireland this weekend

The Ireland Women’s squad to face Scotland in their final home game of the Womens Six Nations has been announced by Head Coach, Adam Griggs and it contains six Munster stars. 

Griggs has made two changes to the starting side that overcame Wales a fortnight ago in their last outing in the tournament. 

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 Women Team & Replacements (v Scotland, 2018 Womens Six Nations Championship, Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin, Sunday, March 11th, kick-off 1pm)
15 - Kim Flood (Railway Union/ Leinster)
14 - Megan Williams (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
13 – Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock College/ Leinster)
12 - Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
11 - Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
10 - Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemian / Munster)
9 - Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/ Leinster)
1 - Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/ Leinster)
2 - Cliodhna Moloney (Railway Union/ Leinster)
3 - Leah Lyons (Highfield/ Munster)
4 - Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/ Leinster)
5 - Orla Fitzsimons (St Mary's College/ Leinster)
6 - Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemian/ Munster) Captain
7 - Claire Molloy (Bristol)
8 - Paula Fitzpatrick (St Mary's College/ Leinster)

Replacements
16 - Ciara O'Connor (Galwegians/ Connacht)
17 - Laura Feely (Galweigians/ Connacht)
18 - Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemian/ Munster)
19 – Ashleigh Baxter (Cooke / Ulster) 
20 – Edel McMahon (Galwegians/ Connacht) 
21 – Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian/ Munster)
22 – Michelle Claffey (Blackrock College/ Leinster) 
23 – Louise Galvin (UL Bohemian/ Munster)