Gene Muller has reintroduced UCD ’s Roisin Flinn and Christine Quinlan to his 18 woman squad for the Setanta Sports Trophy, after they sat out the OQT in Canada. The latter looks set to earn her first senior cap. Ciara O’Brien is unavailable for selection and Claire Parkhill has retired.
The tournament sees Ireland’s women up against Germany, Great Britain and South Africa and gives Ireland a chance to end the long season on a high, facing three Olympic-bound sides using the competition as part of their build-up.
SENIOR IRISH WOMEN SQUAD (club/caps): Emma Clarke (Randalstown, 53), Eimear Cregan(capt.) (Cork Harlequins, 139), Roisin Flinn (UCD, 40), Mary Goode (Pembroke Wanderers, 49), Louisa Healy (Loreto, 30), Lisa Jacob (UCD, 31), Jenny McDonough (Belfast H’Q, 110), Shirley McCay (Randalstown, 48), Cathy McKean (Loreto, 104), Bridget McKeever (Ballymoney, 111), Hollie Moffett (UCC, 14), Louisa Moore (Pembroke Wanderers, 18), Julia O’Halloran (UCC, 39), Christine Quinlan (UCD, 0), Cliodhna Sargent (Cork H’Quins, 29), Alex Speers (Pegasus, 42), Emma Stewart (Armagh, 56), Nikki Symmons (Loreto, 101)