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Lucy & Grace Selected for Ulster U18 Girls

Lucy & Grace Selected for Ulster U18 Girls

Dungannon girl Grace Shrestha has been named as Ulster U18 captain for the forthcoming Inter-Provincial campaign, as the girls aim to retain their series title.

Keelin Brady has been selected as vice-captain, and will be joined in the squad by nine other Virginia clubmates. With thirteen uncapped players being named, the inclusion of Irish 7s stars Ellie Ingram, Lucinda Kinghan and Kelly McCormill, should add experience to a very talented and youthful squad.

Forwards coach, Charlie Farrell commented “Our squad has a good mix of youth and experience this season and the girls have worked extremely hard over the past few months in preparation for this year’s series. We are excited to get stuck into the matches now, hopefully the girls hard work will pay off and we will be able to hold on to the trophy for another year.”

Shrestha stated “This is my third year in the squad and I am loving the sport more and more every time I play. I have got so much more confident and it’s a great honour and privilege to be named as captain. I am a little nervous, but really excited to be leading the girls out for my Province this year. We have a young squad, but the girls are eager and very keen to play and put on that white shirt. Our first match is a home game and knowing there will be lots of support helps boost squad morale.”

Upcoming matches:

Sunday 24th September – Ulster v Connacht – Virginia RFC, KO 3:00pm
Saturday 30th September- Leinster v Ulster – North Kildare RFC, KO 1:30pm
Saturday 7th October- Munster v Ulster – Barnhall RFC, KO 3:00pm

All support would be welcomed.

Forwards:
Ella Garland * (Monaghan)
Emma Kearney (Armagh)
Grace Shrestha (Captain) (Dungannon)
Tammy Millar (Enniskillen)
Ava Fanin * (Virginia)
Aoife Cahill * (Malone)
Caolinn McCormack (Virginia)
Sorcha McCormack * (Virginia)
Keelin Brady (VC) (Virginia)
Megan Brodie (Virginia)
Bethany McDowell (Malone)
Ciara Byers * (Virginia)
Naomi McCord * (Malone)
Katie Hetherington (Clogher Valley)

Backs:
Amber Redmond * (Virginia)
Amanda McQuade * (Virginia)
Lisa Mullen (Virginia)
Lucy Turkington (Dungannon)*
Ellie Rix (Enniskillen)
Ellie Ingram (Enniskillen)
Kelly McCormill (Monaghan)
Meabh Mcaleavey * (Armagh)
Lucinda Kinghan (Monaghan)
Holly Brannigan * (Malone)
Ruth Gilsenan * (Virginia)
Mya Alcorn * (Letterkenny)

  • notes uncapped players

Management team
Forwards coach: Charlie Farrell
Backs coach: Zoe Templeton
Manager: Jemma Jackson
Physio: Imogen Porter

Donnelly Vauxhall

Next Match

Dungannon v Navan RFC

All Ireland League
Sat 03 March 18 KO: 14:30

Venue: Stevenson Park

Ulster Bank All Ireland League

Team P W D L B PTS
1
  • Old Crescent
  • OCR
13 13 0 0 8 60
2
  • Rainey OB
  • ROB
13 11 0 2 9 53
3
  • MU Barnhall
  • MUB
13 9 1 3 7 45
4
  • Navan RFC
  • NAV
13 7 1 5 8 38
5
  • Wanderers
  • WAN
13 6 0 7 9 33
6
  • Dungannon
  • DUN
13 6 1 6 6 33
7
  • Skerries
  • SKE
13 5 0 8 7 27
8
  • Sunday Wells
  • WELLS
13 4 0 9 4 20
9
  • Belfast Harlequins
  • QUINS
13 1 1 11 5 11
10
  • City Of Derry
  • COD
13 1 0 12 1 0