Five Hermes’ players are included while Loreto’s Ali Meeke and Hannah Matthews – who missed the recent interpros through injury – also get the nod. Leinster captain Orla Fox and Glenanne striker Marie Goulding are the other players while Trinity’s Irene Gorman and Kilkenny’s Aine Curran are also in the squad. Curran is one of two South-East players involved while there is ten from Ulster, nine Connacht and thee Munster
The panel meet up for the first time on January 2 and 3, 2009 with the tournament ultimately taking place from July 7-12, 2009.
Niamh Atcheler (St Andrews College/Hermes), Natalie Barr (Lurgan College/Lurgan), Naomi Carroll (St Patricks Comprenhensive/Catholic Institute), Hannah Clarke (Belfast Royal Academy/Pegasus), Katie Coydre (Colaiste Iognaid/Greenfields), Deirdre Duke (Alexandra College/Hermes), Brenda Flannery (Colaiste Iognaid/Greenfields), Orla Fox (Mount Sackville/Pembroke Wanderers), Dora Gorman (Taylors Hill/Greenfields), Irene Gorman (Taylors Hill/Trinity), Sammy Jo Greer (Coleraine HS/Ballymoney), Jenny Kyle (Belfast Royal Academy/Pegasus), Hannah Matthews (Loreto Beaufort/Loreto), Jessica McMickan (The Bower/Galway), Ali Meeke (The High School/Loreto), Tara Melvin (Colaiste Iognaid/Galway), Ruth Millar (Grosvenor Grammar/Belfast Harlequins), Emile Molloy (Colaiste Iognaid/Galway), Anna Mae Morton (Royal School Armagh/Armagh), Gillian Pinder (St Andrews College/Hermes), Amy Stewart (Royal School Armagh/Armagh), Vanessa Surgeoner (Ballyclare High/Randalstown), Claire Warnock (Royal School Armagh/Armagh), Chloe Watkins (St Andrews College/Hermes), Jenna Watt (Victoria College/Belfast Harlequins), Jennifer Lyttle (Villiers School/Limerick Club), Edwina McGrath (Ursulines College Thurles/Moyne Thurles), Hilary Griffen (St. Leo’s/Wexford), Aine Curran (Loreto Kilkenny/Kilkenny), Marie Goulding (St Marks/Glenanne), Sarah Greene (Loreto Foxrock/Hermes), Freddie Timmins (Salerno/Galway), Lynsey Trainor (Colaiste Iognaid/Galway)