Munster and Bohs’ Louise Galvin returns to the Ireland Women’s 7’s squad for Kazan trip.
The tournament in the Russian city is their final tournament of the season, and the second stage of the Rugby Europe Sevens Grand Prix.
Anthony Eddy’s squad are bidding to qualify for next season’s Sevens World Cup in San Francisco, and Galvin joins Munster team-mates Claire Keohane and Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe, while Cork woman Audrey O’Flynn continues from the first series in Malemort where the team finished in 3rd place.
Ten of the 13 that achieved that finish a few weeks back are heading to Russia where Ireland are in Pool C with England, Sweden and Poland.
Ahead of the side departing for the Russia coach Anthony Eddy said
“The squad had a good two weeks in France in June, finishing third in Malemort at the Grand Prix and then we had a top eight finish at the Clermont 7s, where we had three new caps.
“It’s been a progressive season for the Women’s Sevens Programme, so we will be looking to end it on a positive note in Kazan, where we will be looking to gain qualification for next season’s Sevens Rugby World Cup in San Francisco.”
Ireland Women’s 7s Squad for Kazan 7s.
Claire Boles (Enniskillen RFC/Ulster)
Claire Keohane (UL Bohemian RFC / Munster)
Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Stacey Flood (Railway Union RFC / Leinster)
Kim Flood (Railway Union RFC / Leinster)
Louise Galvin (UL Bohemian RFC / Munster)
Katie Heffernan (Mullingar RFC / Railway Union RFC (dual status) /Leinster)
Anna McGann (Buccaneers/UCD (dual status)/Leinster)
Lucy Mulhall (Rathdrum RFC / Leinster) (captain)
Amee-Leigh Murphy-Crowe (Railway Union RFC / Munster)
Audrey O’Flynn (Ireland 7s Programme)
Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere RFC / Leinster)
Megan Williams (St. Mary’s College RFC)