Ireland Women name side to face Wales :: 11 Mar 13:33

Jackie Sheils is named in the centre.

The Ireland Women’s team to face Wales in the fourth round of the RBS Women’s Six Nations has been named.

Head Coach, Tom Tierney has made a one change to the team that overcame England, 11-8 in the last round of the tournament.

Katie Fitzhenry has been ruled out of the game due to an ankle injury she picked up in training at the weekend. Jackie Sheils is named in the centre with Aoife Doyle named on the bench.

Tierney said, "It was great to get a win against England a fortnight ago, and has left us in a good position for the final two rounds of the championship, but we are always looking for improvements.”

“We are not underestimating Wales, they are a strong side and we have no doubt they will bring their all with them for the home crowd. If we do the small things right we will be in good shape.”

This game will be streamed live on www.IrishRugby.ie and live on RTE 2FM

Ireland Women’s Team & Replacements (v Wales Women. Swansea RFC, Sunday 15th March, Kick-off 12.00hrs):
15 – Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemian/ Munster) (Capt)
14 – Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
13 – Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
12 – Jackie Shiels (Richmond/ Exiles)
11 – Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
10 – Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
9 – Larissa Muldoon (Skewen RFC)
1 – Ruth O’Reilly (Galwegians/ Connacht)
2 – Gillian Bourke (Olympico de Pozuelo RFC)
3 – Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
4 – Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
5 –Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
6 – Paula Fitzpatrick (St Marys/ Leinster)
7 – Claire Molloy (Bristol/ Connacht)
8 – Heather O’Brien (Highfield/ Munster)

16 – Sarah Mimnagh (Wasps/Exiles)
17 – Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemian/ Munster)
18 – Fiona O’Brien (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
19 – Orla Fitzsimons (St Marys/ Leinster)
20 – Katie Norris (Blackrock / Leinster)
21 – Tania Rosser (Blackrock/ Leinster)
22 – Sene Naoupu (Galwegians/Connacht)
23 – Aoife Doyle (Shannon/ Munster)