The teams have been announced for the Women’s Interprovincial match between Ulster and Munster which takes place on Sunday afternoon at Portadown RFC, kick off 13:00.
Ulster have made a couple of changes, with Shannon Heapes coming onto the starting lineup at prop which sees Sorcha Mac Laimhin move into second row and Lauren Maginnes into the back row. Kathryn Dane returns to the squad, after a late withdrawal last week, which enables captain Larissa Muldoon to return to fullback.
Brittany Hogan returns from Irish duty and starts on the bench alongside last weekends late call up, Fiona Tuite, with the rest of the squad remaining unchanged.
Munster will travel to Portadown in a confident mood following a convincing 24 – 7 win against Connacht last week. They also have a 100% win record against Ulster in the nine years The Front Row Union has been covering this fixture.
The match will also feature players from Team FRU going head to head for the first time this season with Munster’s Enya Breen and Andrea Short likely to come up against their Team FRU teammates Vicky Irwin, Neve Jones, Ella Durkin and Brittany Hogan at some time in the game.
|Ulster Women||Munster Women|
|Larissa Muldoon||15||Laura O’Mahony|
|Eliza Downey||14||Eimeat Considine|
|Maeve Liston||13||Enya Breen|
|Vicky Irwin||12||Niamh Briggs|
|Emma Jordan||11||Laura Sheehan|
|Jemma Jackson||10||Rachel Allen-Connolly|
|Kathryn Dane||9||Nicole Cronin|
|Ilse van Staden||1||Fiona Hayes|
|Neve Jones||2||Kate Sheehan|
|Shannon Heapes||3||Fiona Reidy|
|Sorcha Mac Laimhin||4||Roisin Ormond|
|Rebecca Lawlor||5||Siobhan McCarthy|
|Beth Cregan||6||Edel Murphy|
|Claire McLaughlin||7||Ciara Griffin|
|Lauren Maginnes||8||Chloe Pearse|
|Michelle Gormley-McLaughlin||16||Andrea Stock|
|Aishling O’Connell||17||Clodagh Cronin|
|Kathryn Hannah||18||Clodagh O’Halloran|
|Keelin Brady||19||Sarah Quin|
|Ella Durkin||20||Aine Staunton|
|Peita McAlister||21||Christine Coffey|
|Fiona Tuite||22||Ciara Scanlan|
|Brittany Hogan||23||Claire Keohane|