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Doyle back in the mix as Ireland Women's squad named for 2020 Six Nations

Doyle won her last cap for the Ireland Women’s team in 2015.

Aoife Doyle in action for the Ireland Women's Sevens last year.
Aoife Doyle in action for the Ireland Women's Sevens last year.

ADAM GRIGGS HAS confirmed his Ireland Women’s squad for the 2020 Six Nations.

There is a return to the squad for former Ireland Sevens player Aoife Doyle, who won her last cap during the 2015 Six Nations.

Irish Sevens Internationals Katie Fitzhenry, Hannah Tyrrell, Claire Boles, Laura Sheehan and Dorothy Wall are all also included.

“There is some good continuity coming from our Autumn squad into the Six Nations,” Griggs told IrishRugby.ie.

“We have a core group of players that have been involved now for a number of years so it’s important that they use their experience to drive our standards of play and make sure we produce quality performances from the start.

“We also have some exciting talent coming through who are getting better with each training camp. It’s great that we are starting to build that quality depth in the squad which will be needed in such a tough and physical tournament like the Six Nations.”

Ireland begin their campaign with home games against Scotland and Wales at Donnybrook’s Energia Park, before a trip to play England in Doncaster.

They then host Italy in Donnybrook before closing their campaign with an away tie against France.

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The squad will be involved in weekly training camps in January along with a training game against Wales before the tournament kicks off on 2 February.

Ireland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2020:

Backs:

Enya Breen (UL Bohemian/Munster); Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/Leinster); Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/Munster); Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian/Munster); 
Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/Ulster); Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo/IQ Rugby); 
Aoife Doyle (Railway Union/Munster); Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/Leinster); Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/Leinster); Claire Keohane (Railway Union/Munster)*; 
Grace Miller (Old Belvedere/Leinster)*; Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union/Leinster); Ellen Murphy (Gloucester-Hartpury/IQ Rugby); Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Beibhinn Parsons (Balinasloe/Connacht); Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemian/Munster); Shannon Touhey (Tullamore/Connacht)*; Hannah Tyrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

Forwards:

Judy Bobbett (Blackrock/Leinster); Claire Boles (Railway Union/Ulster); Anna Caplice (Harlequins/IQ Rugby); Ciara Cooney (Railway Union/Leinster); Victoria Dabanovich O’Mahony (Old Belvedere/Leinster); Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/Leinster); Laura Feeley (Galwegians/Connacht); Nichola Fryday (Old Belvedere/Connacht); Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemian/Munster); Leah Lyons (Harlequins/IQ Rugby); Anne Marie O’Hora (Galwegians/Connacht); Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/Leinster); Claire McLaughlin (Old Belvedere/Ulster); Edel McMahon (Wasps/IQ Rugby); Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ Rugby); Niamh Ni Dhroma (Old Belvedere/Leinster); Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock/Leinster); Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union/Leinster)*; Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster); Dorothy Wall (Railway Union/Munster)*

*Uncapped at this Level

Bernard Jackman joined Murray Kinsella and Sean Farrell in studio to chat about the remarkable John Cooney and the Ireland captaincy. 


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