The Connacht Senior Women and U18 Girls teams have been named for this Sunday’s (9th September) interprovincial double header at the Sportsground.
Galwegians’ Denise Redmond is one of three changes to the senior women’s team that lost to Munster and she comes into the second row against Leinster (3pm) starting alongside club mate Amelie Roux. And the city club are also represented in the back row through Tara Buggie, Edel McMahon and Nichola Fryday.
Tullamore pair Moya Griffin and Jill Draper are the other two switches in a team containing 10 Galwegians players and NUIG’s Orla Dixon.
The action kicks off at 1pm when the under 18 Girls aim to make it two wins from two when they host Munster, and the management team have made four changes from the side that snatched a late win over Ulster in Ballinasloe.
Ballinasloe due Mia Fahy and Niamh Kenny enter the fold at hooker and centre respectively alongside Westport’s Macy McDermott and Ballina’s Fiona Collins. In all, there are nine Ballinasloe players, including captain Aoibheann Reilly, starting for Connacht.
CONNACHT SENIOR WOMEN V LEINSTER (K/O 3PM SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER)
1 Laura Feely (Capt) – Galwegians
2 Moya Griffin – Tullamore
3 Annmarie O’Hora – Castlebar
4 Denise Redmond – Galwegians
5 Amelie Roux – Galwegians
6 Tara Buggie – Galwegians
7 Edel McMahon – Galwegians
8 Nichola Fryday – Galwegians
9 Mary Healy – Galwegians
10 Nicole Fowley – Galwegians
11 Orla Dixon – NUIG
12 Shannon Touhy – Galwegians
13 Catherine Martin – Suttonians
14 Jill Draper – Tullamore
15 Mairead Coyne – Galwegians
CONNACHT U18 GIRLS V MUNSTER (K/O 1pm SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER)
1 Macy McDermott – Westport RFC
2 Mia Fahy – Ballinasloe RFC
3 Mary McLaughlin – Westport RFC
4 Jordan Hopkins – Ballinasloe RFC
5 Eva McCormack – Westport RFC
6 Emily Gavin – Ballinasloe RFC
7 Lily Brady – Westport RFC
8 Grace Browne Moran – Westport RFC
9 Aoibheann Reilly (Capt)- Ballinasloe RFC
10 Meabh Deely – Ballinasloe RFC
11 Hannah Gullane – Ballinasloe RFC
12 Niamh Kenny – Ballinasloe RFC
13 Béibhinn Parsons – Ballinasloe RFC
14 Finola Collins – Ballina RFC
15 Aine Galvin – Ballinasloe RFC