Last season: 2nd in Leinster Division 1
Coach: Tarrin Ramsden (1st season)
Players in: Grainne Mulkerrin, Laura Gibney (both Trinity), Issy Delamar (Suttonians), Kate Lenehan (UCD), Sarah Delaney (Hermes), Sarah Gleeson, Sue O’Connor (both returning from a break)
Players out: Lauren Kingston, Anna Roopnarinesingh, Miah Phelan (UCC), Louise McCollum (Trinity) Sophie Gleeson (college), Leanne King (moved away), Hannah and Freya McDermott (Loreto),
Tarrin Ramsden arrives from South Africa to coach the first eleven while underage international defender Issy Delamar is a big boost. Grainne Mulkerrin, Laura Gibney and Kate Lenehan all come back after college stints while Pamela Smithwick in goal gives them an excellent last line of defence.
Freya McDermott’s disguise-pass and midfield dynamism will be missed while older sister Hannah has also switched to Loreto.