Hosting Women’s Rugby World Cup is a game changer - McGoldrick

Thursday, 10 August 2017

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LOCAL camogie legend Grainne McGoldrick is hoping that this month's women's rugby World Cup being held on Irish soil will prove a positive shop window which inspiringly showcases the merit and appeal of female sport in this country.
Centre Claire McLaughlin from Bushmills, a doctor at the Mater Hospital who lines out for Belfast club Cooke, is one of two Ulster players in a 28-strong squad for hosts Ireland, whose opening game in a group also featuring France and Japan is against Australia tomorrow night (Wednesday) at the UCD Bowl (7pm).
The tournament's first phase takes place in Dublin before switching to Belfast for the business end, with the final scheduled to take place at Ravenhill's Kingspan Stadium on August 26 and respected Portstewart sportswoman McGoldrick can't wait for the action to get underway.
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