Armagh’s Stephanie Quinn is included in Gene Muller’s 18 woman squad to travel to Scotland later this month and could earn her first Irish Cap after recent strong performances in defence against Australia A. The 17 year old joins the growing Armagh contingent with clubmates Rachel Mulligan and Emma Stewart also included. Emer Harte and Emma Clarke return after bouts of injury.
The squad has been pared down from the 27 players that took part in the recent series against Australia. Coach Muller said about earlier that “This team is starting to accumulate both training and competition experience so we will be expecting good individual performances from the players prior to an important tour to South Africa in the New Year.”
Squad (Club, Caps): Emma Clarke (Randalstown, 31), Eimear Cregan (Cork Harlequins, 116), Roisin Flinn (UCD, 25), Emer Harte (Pembroke Wanderers, 27), Louisa Healy (Loreto, 22), Mary Goode (Pembroke Wanderers, 31), Lisa Jacob (UCD, 10), Shirley McCay (Randalstown, 31), Jenny McDonough (Belfast Harlequins, 88), Cathy McKean (Loreto, 81), Bridget McKeever (Ballymoney, 93), Rachel Mulligan (Armagh, 14), Ciara O’Brien (Chelmsford, 129), Clare Parkhill (Randalstown, 47), Stephanie Quinn (Armagh, 0), Cliodhna Sargent (Cork Harlequins, 14), Emma Stewart (Armagh, 34), Nikki Symmons (Loreto, 79)
Match Times (Stirling):
Friday 23rd November (1800) Ireland V Scotland
Saturday 24th November (1500) Ireland V Scotland
Sunday 25th November (1100) Ireland V Scotland (Unofficial match)