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Here's the Ireland Women's 7s squad heading to Sydney and São Paulo

Sure isn’t it well for them.

Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

IRELAND’S SEVENS RUGBY director Anthony Eddy has today unveiled the dozen names travelling to Sydney this weekend before the next World Series event in Brazil.

The 12-strong squad includes familiar faces from the 15-a-side game: Jenny Murphy, Alison Miller, Hannah Tyrell, Katie Fitzhenry and Ashleigh Baxter.

Captain Lucy Mulhall leads the side as they use a two-week training camp and three-match series with Australia as valuable preparation for the São Paulo leg of the Sevens World Series on 20 and 21 February.

“This two week camp is set to be a great experience for the girls,” says Eddy.

Australia are one of the best Sevens sides in the world, and having the opportunity to train and play against them over a two week period gives us the chance to challenge ourselves before heading on to Sao Paulo.”

In Brazil, Ireland will be hoping to show a big improvement on the 12th and last place they took in December’s Dubai leg of the World Series. This time around Eddy’s side will take on Canada, the familiar sight of Australia and then Fiji.

Ireland Women’s squad (for 6 and 7 February matches v Australia and São Paulo 7s):

Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins / Ulster)
Eimear Considine (Talent ID Programme)
Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock / Leinster)
Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock / Leinster)
Kim Flood (Railway Union / Leinster)
Stacey Flood (Railway Union / Leinster)
Louise Galvin (UL Bohemians / Munster)
Shannon Houston (Blackrock / Leinster)
Claire Keohane (UL Bohemians / Munster)
Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe (St.Mary’s / Munster)
Lucy Mulhall (Rathdrum / Leinster) (capt)
Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
Hannah Tyrell (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
Megan Williams (St. Mary’s)

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