Coach: Mary Logue (2nd season)
Players In: Valerie Sexton (Glenanne), Kerry McComish (Randalstown), Rachel O’Reilly (Genesis), Elaine O’Riordan (Glenanne), Emily Menzies (Alexandra College), Criona Levins
Players Out: Holly Jenkinson (Railway Union), Roisin Flinn (Old Alex), Pamela Smithwick (Old Alex), Ciara McNestry (Armagh), Elaine O’Neill (Hermes), Marie O’Connell (New Zealand)
Summary: A large tract of the ISC winning panel will not be around for Europe but UCD have made the notable addition of Ulster senior Kerry McComish who joins from Randalstown via New Zealand to add decent experience to the students.
Lisa Jacob takes a year of grace since completing her degree though, again, international call-ups will take their toll.
Their thrilling ISC run last time out was done the hard way and it looks like a similar route as they begin their defence against Cork C of I.
A much-changed panel, they will hope to regain an IHL place but the perennial readjustments make this a tricky task.
First three games: Oct 3 Railway Union (a); Oct 7 Trinity (a); Oct 10 Cork C of I (h) (ISC)