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Tyrrell cleared, Carolan sticks to winning plans - Here are the Ireland Women and U20 teams
The Women and the Wolfpuppies will hope to get the weekend off to a perfect start.

HANNAH TYRRELL HAS been cleared to face England as Ireland Women look to salvage their Six Nations chances.

Tom Tierney’s side lost to France last time out and now need a win against the world champions to stay in contention.

Tyrrell missed the French defeat while she completed the return to play protocols and starts on the right wing in place of Aoife Doyle.

Otherwise it’s an unchanged XV for Friday night’s game in Ashbourne (7.30pm).

“England are a formidable opposition,” Tierney said.

“They are the world champions and we are under no illusions about the strength of this side.

“Training has gone well and we look forward to playing back in front of a home side.”

Ireland Women v England

15. Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemian/ Munster) (Capt)
14. Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
13. Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
12. Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/ Leinster)
11. Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
10. Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
9. Larissa Muldoon (Skewen RFC)

1. Ruth O’Reilly (Galwegians/ Connacht)
2. Gillian Bourke (Olympico de Pozuelo RFC)
3. Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
4. Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
5. Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
6. Paula Fitzpatrick (St Mary’s/ Leinster)
7. Claire Molloy (Bristol/ Connacht)
8. Heather O’Brien (Highfield/ Munster)


Meanwhile Nigel Carolan has named a unchanged side as Ireland U20s look to continue their 100% start to the championship.

“We are in a good place mid tournament with two wins from two,” Carolan said ahead of England’s visit to Donnybrook on Friday.

“While the display against France was very pleasing, the English side will bring a huge amount of physicality with them, so we know the challenge we face.”

“If we can match them in the physical department, we hope to reproduce a similiar performance like we did two weeks ago.”

Ireland U20s v England

15. Billy Dardis (UCD/ Leinster)
14. Jack Owens (QUB/ Ulster)
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/ Leinster)
12. Sam Arnold (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
11. Stephen Fitzgerald (Shannon/ Munster)
10. Ross Byrne (UCD / Leinster)
9. Nick McCarthy (UCD/ Leinster) (Capt)

1. Jeremy Loughman (UCD / Leinster)
2. Zack McCall (QUB/Ulster)
3. Oisin Heffernan (Terenure/Leinster)
4. David O’Connor (St. Mary’s/Leinster)
5. Alex Thompson (QUB/Ulster)
6. Josh Murphy (UCD/Leinster)
7. Rory Moloney (Buccaneers/Connacht)
8. Lorcan Dow (QUB/Ulster)

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