Ballymoney’s Claire McLaughlin in Ireland Women’s Rugby squad

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Ballymoney’s Claire McLaughlin in Ireland Women’s Rugby squad thumbnailFormer Ballymoney Rugby Club star Claire McLaughlin has been named in the Ireland Women’s squad for this year’s Women's Six Nations Championship. WK01007

FORMER Ballymoney Rugby Club player Claire McLaughlin has been included in the Ireland Women's squad, sponsored by Aon, for the Women's Six Nations Championship 2018.
The Belfast-based doctor, who now players her club rugby with Cooke, was a member of the Ireland squad at the World Cup at last year's World Cup.
The side, coached by Adam Griggs, sees 38 players from 10 clubs named, with nine uncapped players included.
Griggs will name his captain in the new year upon completion of scheduled training camps.
Ireland play France in their opening game of the Championship on Saturday February 3 at the Stade Ernst-Wallon in Toulouse, with a 9pm kick-off. They will then have three home games in Donnybrook Stadium with Italy on February 11, Wales on February 29 and Scotland on March 11.
Ireland will finish their Championship away to England on March 16th, in what will be a double header in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, with the Ireland U20s meeting their English counterparts after the women's game.
“Over the course of the interprovincial fixtures I've had the opportunity to see the players in competitive and challenging games and it was very valuable for me to see them in action," said Adam Griggs.
“There is good experience in the squad, with most of the players selected competing at this level for a number of seasons. In addition to those experienced players there are also nine uncapped players named and they've all earned their inclusion by performing well in the Interpro games and for the Irish Sevens and I've no doubt there will be good competition for places throughout the campaign.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


Subscribe to read full newspaper »

Send to a friend

Please complete the following form to inform a friend about this page.

In order to process your information we must ask you to enter the letters in the image into the box:

CAPTCHA Image play audio version Reload Image

* Mandatory field - please complete