Roisin Upton and Rebecca Barry have been included in Graham Shaw’s squad for Ireland’s upcoming four match test series with Spain, who are currently ranked 11th in the world.
The series will be the first international fixtures of the year for the Green Army following a fitness block in training and Shaw has elected to bring a large squad to Benalmadena, as his side continue preperation for Ireland’s World Cup opener against USA on Saturday July 21st.
The Limerick duo now ply their trade with Cork Harlequins. Upton was a star player during her stint with the University of Connecticut in the US while Barry was once nominated for an ESPN award following this fantastic solo goal for the University of Richmond.
Video courtesy of RichmondSpiders.
1. Grace O Flanagan-Railway Union
2. Emma Buckley-Cork Harlequins
3. Clodagh Cassin-UCD
4. Zoe Wilson-Belfast Harlequins
5. Erin Getty-Queens (TBC)
6. Yvonne O’Byrne-Cork Harlequins
7. Lena Tice-UCD
8. Chloe Watkins-Bloemendaal (TBC)
9. Chloe Brown-Ards
10. Ali Meeke-Loreto
11. Lizzie Colvin-Belfast Harlequins
12. Anna O’Flanagan-Bloemendaal
13. Ellen Curran-UCD
14. Deirdre Duke-UCD
15. Nicola Evans-UHC Hamburg
16. Naomi Carroll-Cork Harlequins
17. Hannah Matthews-Loreto
18. Emma Russell-UCD
19. Sarah Torrans-Loreto
20. Rebecca Barry-Cork Harlequins
21. Emily Beatty-Pembroke
22. Aisling Naughton-Pembroke
23. Gill Pinder Pembroke
24. Shirley McCay-Pegasus
25. Leah McGuire-UCD
26. Roisin Upton-Cork Harlequins
27. Katie Mullan-UCD
28. Nicci Daly-Loreto
29. Kate Lloyd-Railway Union
*The participation of Chloe Watkins and Erin Getty will be dependent on results following injury assessment.
Match Details vs Spain in CHP Benalmadena:
February 6th at 7pm Ireland vs Spain
February 8th at 1pm Ireland vs Spain
February 10th 12pm Ireland vs Spain
February 11th 12pm Ireland vs Spain
*All times listed are local