Ireland will travel to Bisham Abbey next Monday to take part in three uncapped challenge matches against Great Britain as part of the ongoing preparations for the World Cup Qualifiers at the end of April in Chile.
Gene Muller will bring 18 players for the trip with Lauren Barr, Alex Speers and Cliodhna Sargent unavailable due to injury.
Speaking about the trip, Muller is looking forward to a high-quality challenge: “These matches against Great Britain are a further chance for us to experiment and fine tune in our preparations for the World Cup Qualifiers. Our players have been training hard over the off-season and are excited to be playing matches against such quality opposition.”
Ireland squad: Emma Clarke (Leicester), Bridget Cleland (Ballymoney), Lizzie Colvin (Loreto), Eimear Cregan (Catholic Institute), Nicci Daly (Loreto), Roisin Flinn (Old Alex), Mary Goode (Bray), Louisa Healy (Loreto), Michelle Harvey (Pegasus), Lisa Jacob (UCD), Rachel Mulligan (Armagh), Audrey O’Flynn (UCC), Shirley McCay (Dragons), Julia O’Halloran (UCC), Niamh Small (Loreto), Emma Smyth (Railway Union), Emma Stewart (Armagh), Nikki Symmons (Loreto)
Not considered due to injury: Lauren Barr, Alex Speers, and Cliodhna Sargent.
Match Schedule (all at Bisham Abbey):
Monday, February 22 Ireland v Great Britain, 2pm
Tuesday, February 23 Ireland v Great Britain, 2.30pm
Wednesday, February 24 Ireland v Great Britain, 12pm