It’s double delight at FRU Headquarters as Team FRU player Lucinda Kinghan joins the Ireland Women 7’s Development Squad that will be competing in the Dubai 7s International Invitational Tournament which runs in parallel to the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Dubai.
The Invitational Sevens tournament gives the development squad a chance to test themselves against quality opposition.
Ireland’s squad features three players, Enniskillen’s Claire Boles, Katie Heffernan and Claire Keohane who have all had experience in the World Series but it is mostly made up of young players who have recently graduated from the U18 side. UL Bohemians winger Laura Sheehan is a late addition following her impressive displays for Ireland Women XV’s in the recent Autumn Internationals.
Kinghan, as well as being the leading scorer for Team FRU over the summer, also featured in the Ireland U18 7s side that won the U18 Home Championship at the start of the season.
The International Invitational Tournament will also feature development sides from France, Russia and Japan as well as full sides from Wales, South Africa, Belgium and Germany. Ireland have been drawn in Pool A where they face, Germany, Tribe and Phoenix the latter two being Australian and American invitational sides similar to Team FRU.
IRELAND WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT SEVENS SQUAD
Claire Boles (Railway Union/Ulster)
Anna Doyle (Tullow/Railway Union/Leinster)
Lecky Dunne (Railway Union/IQ Rugby)
Lauren Farrell-McCabe (Suttonians/Leinster)
Katie Heffernan (Mullingar/Railway Union/Leinster)
Claire Keohane (Railway Union/Munster) (c)
Lucinda Kinghan (Monaghan/Ulster)
Emily Lane (Mallow/Munster)
Aoibheann Reilly (Ballinasloe RFC/Connacht)
Molly Scuffil-McCabe (Railway Union/Leinster)
Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Dorothy Wall (Fethard/Munster)
IRELAND WOMEN’S SEVENS DEVELOPMENT FIXTURES – DUBAI INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL:
All matches take place on Thursday 29th November 2018
Ireland Development v Tribe 7s, 04.40 UK/IRE
Ireland Development v Phoenix 7s, 07.20 UK/IRE
Ireland Development v Germany, 10.14 UK/IRE