Nine of the Ireland A panel that played England last week have been included in Rudi Wortmann’s Ireland U-21 selection to play in the women’s Celtic Cup next weekend.
Between the posts, Leinster U-21 pair Rachel Barnett and Niamh O’Connor move into the panel, numbering among ten players in the squad to have worn provincial blue this year.
Once again, Irish Senior Cup winners UCD provide the nucleus of the team with Nicola Gray, Brenda Flannery, Sarah Greene and Leah Ewart retainied from the A panel.
UCC’s Olivia Roycroft, Catholic Institute’s Naomi Carroll, Loreto’s Hannah Matthews and Hayley Mulcahy and Railway Union’s Orla Fox are the others to stay from the ‘A’ game.
Ireland U-21 women’s panel for the Celtic Cup
Rachel Barnett (Railway Union), Niamh O’Connor (Genesis), Natalie Barr (Lurgan), Nicola Gray (UCD), Brenda Flannery (UCD), Sarah Greene (UCD), Orla Fox (Railway Union), Leah Ewart (UCD), Ali Meeke (Loreto), Hannah Matthews (Loreto), Naomi Carroll (Catholic Institute), Aine Curran (UCC), Aisling Naughton (Old Alex), Olivia Roycroft (UCC), Hayley Mulcahy (Loreto), Emily Beatty (Old Alex)
Coach: Rudi Wortmann
Asst Coach: Alison McNeill
Manager: Sarah Canning
Video: Scott McNeill
Women’s Celtic Cup schedule
Friday, June 22: Ireland vs Wales, 5pm
Saturday, June 23: Ireland v Scotland, 11am