Teams named for Women’s friendly triple-header versus Connacht

Teams named for Women’s friendly triple-header versus Connacht

8 days ago

Women & Girls

Three Deloitte Ulster women’s squads will travel to Ballina RFC to play a friendly triple-header Inter-pro versus Connacht on Sunday, and the teams have been named.

The Ulster women last played against Connacht on 14 May in another triple-header at Enniskillen RFC, with Ulster Senior Women emerging 28-26 winners, while the two younger sides lost narrowly in two very competitive games.

The Age-grade and Senior players have been training three times a week at Newforge Country Club and the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in their Summer training block, as the U18s prepare for their upcoming Inter-pros later this month. The Senior players are training together in preparation for the domestic season and the Vodafone Women’s Interprovincial Series in January.

Deloitte Ulster U18 Girls team to play Connacht at Ballina RFC, Sunday 7 August, 12 noon:

Aisling McEnroe (Virginia RFC)

Cara McManus (Malone RFC)

Cara O’Kane (Cooke RFC)

Elle Corkey (City of Armagh RFC)

Ellie-Louise McCall (City of Armagh RFC)

Emma McArdle (City of Armagh RFC)

Hannah Mahood (Donagahdee RFC)

Jessica Kelly (Virginia RFC)

Jessica Wilkinson (Ballymena RFC)

Kaitlyn Graham (City of Armagh RFC)

Katie-Anne McCallion (Malone RFC)

Katie Gilmour (Cooke RFC)

Leah Irwin (Enniskillen RFC)

Lucy Calvin (Royal School Armagh)

Maebh Clenaghan (City of Derry RFC)

Maia Finane (Virginia RFC)

Mia Ferguson (Malone RFC)

Megan Creighton (Malone RFC)

Molly Boyd (City of Derry RFC)

Niamh Johnston (Enniskillen RFC)

Olivia Black (Enniskillen RFC)

Rebecca Mann (Donaghadee RFC)

Ruby Starrett (Larne RFC)

Sadhbh McGrath (City of Derry RFC)

Sarah Roberts (Donaghadee RFC)

Scarlett Keys (Enniskillen RFC)

Seonaidh Douthart (Ballymena RFC)

Sophie Barrett (Enniskillen RFC)

Sophie McAllister (Ballymena RFC)

Sophie Meeke (Enniskillen RFC)

Tara O’Neill (Cooke RFC)

Zara Hutchinson (Clogher Valley RFC)

Support team

Head Coach - Neal Johnston

Forwards Coach - Neill Alcorn

Team Manager - Becky Irvine

Assistant Coaches - Ollie Millar & Robbie Williamson

Athletic Development Lead - Paul Heasley

Physio - Naomi Hamilton

Deloitte Ulster Senior Women 1 team to play Connacht at Ballina RFC, Sunday 7 August, 2pm:

Ava Fannin (Barnhall RFC)

Aisling McMahoon (Queen’s University RFC)

Ally McIlwaine (Queen’s University RFC)

Cara O'Neill (Malone RFC)

Christy Hill (Cooke RFC)

Diane Ramsay (Queen’s University RFC)

Ellen Patterson (Queen’s University RFC)

Emma Kearney (Cooke RFC)

Eva Cafolia (Belfast Harlequins RFC)

Farrah Cartin McCloskey (Enniskillen RFC)

Georgia Boyce (Cooke RFC)

Grace Shrestha (Loughborough Uni)

Hannah Downey (Cooke RFC)

Megan Graham (City of Armagh RFC)

Moya Hill (Enniskillen RFC)

Nicole Watterson (Queen’s University RFC)

Rachel McKeown (Omagh Academicals RFC)

Sarah Shrestha (Loughborough Uni)

Sophie Armstrong (Malone RFC)

Tamzin Boyce (Cooke RFC)

Deloitte Ulster Senior Women 2 team to play Connacht at Ballina RFC, Sunday 7 August, 4pm:

Ella Garland (Cooke RFC)

Ashleigh Orchard (Cooke RFC)

Aishling O’Connell (Cooke RFC)

Amanda Morton (Cooke RFC)

Ava Fannin (Barnhall RFC)

Brenda Barr (Suttonians RFC)

Colleen McCance (Dungannon RFC)

Ella Durkan (Blackrock RFC)

Emma Jordan (Malone RFC)

Fern Wilson (Malone RFC)

Fiona Tuite (Old Belvedere RFC)

Hatty Ravenscroft (Belfast Harlequins RFC)

Helen McGhee (Cooke RFC)

Ilse van Staden (Cooke RFC)

India Daley (Cooke RFC)

Keelin Brady (Railway Union RFC)

Kelly McCormill (Cooke RFC)

Lauren Maginnes (Malone RFC)

Lucy Thompson (Cooke RFC)

Megan Brodie (London Irish RFC)

Megan Edwards (Cavan / Cooke RFC)

Megan Simpson (Cooke RFC)

Naomi McCord (Cooke RFC)

Peita McAlister (Malone RFC)

Rachel McIlroy (Queen’s University RFC)

Support team

Head Coach - Neill Alcorn

Assistant Coach - Ashleigh Orchard / Eric O’Sullivan / Stewart Moore

Team Manager - Emily Millar

Athletic Development Lead - Paul Heasley

Physio - Naomi Hamilton

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