DONEGAL duo Larissa Muldoon and Laura Feely are in the Irish women’s squad for Sunday’s International against Wales at the UCD Bowl.
Muldoon makes her return to the Irish squad after an absence.
Feely (pictured above) has broken through into the panel in recent times and is also included among the 24 players selected by coach Adam Griggs.
Muldoon now lines out for Railway Union and Leinster having been part of the Irish squad that won the 2014 Women’s Six Nations. The experienced Muldoon has won 48 caps for her country.
The scrumhalf played for Ireland at the 2014 and 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cups.
Galweigians and Connacht prop Feely played for Ireland in last year’s Six Nations and has 12 caps to her name.
The Irish squad are fresh off the back of two training weekends in Scotland and France where they had games against their Scottish and French counterparts.
Speaking ahead of the game, Griggs said: “The camps in Scotland and France were invaluable, it gave us a chance to get quality time together as a squad and feed more information in to the players about how we want to go about playing and performing this season.
“We were able to travel with a larger playing panel for each camp which gave all the players named in our initial squad the opportunity to put their hand up for selection, which has driven our standards and made sure there’s been high quality competition for places in this Test match squad named.
“Ultimately we have picked a strong squad with a good mix of youth and experience who we feel can go out and deliver against Wales.”Tags: