Claire frustrated at watching brief

Thursday, 16 March 2017

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BALLYMONEY'S Claire McLaughlin has spoken of her frustration at missing out on this Saturday's potential Grand Slam sealing clash with England in the Women's Six Nations.
Claire, a regular in the Irish side until sustaining an ankle injury in training prior to the weekend win over Wales, missed the trip to Cardiff and will again be watching from the sidelines this weekend.
However, she hopes to be fit to join up with her Ireland colleagues at a pre World Cup squad together in May.
“It's very frustrating, especially as I had started in the win over France," admits the 25-year-old centre.
“I caught my ankle in the ground at training and knew it was serious as I had suffered a similar injury before.
“I'm still waiting on results of a scan but my physio said I could be out for around six weeks.
“It's difficult to watch the games on TV but I've gradually come to accept it," she adds.
A qualified doctor working in Belfast's Mater Hospital, Claire began playing rugby with hometown club Ballymoney before moving on to represent Queens and Cooke in Belfast.
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