Armagh Under-18 Girls’ captain Emma Kearney has been named in the Ulster starting 15 against Connacht for the opening round of the 2017 Inter-Provincial Series.
The Ulster girls will open their 2017 campaign on Sunday afternoon at Virginia RFC, as they aim to defend the title that they won in spectacular fashion last year.
Grace Shrestha will captain the Ulster girls from the front row, as she is one of 12 squad members who were part of last year’s all-conquering team.
Ellie Ingram and Kelly McCormill join up with the squad having returned from duty with the Ireland 7s team.
Ulster U18 Girls team to play Connacht, Sunday 24th September at Virginia RFC, kick-off 3.00pm:
(1-8): Emma Kearney (Armagh RFC), Grace Shrestha (Capt) (Dungannon RFC), Ella Garland (Monaghan RFC), Megan Brodie (Virginia RFC), Caolinn McCormack (Virginia RFC), Bethany McDowell (Malone RFC), Katie Hetherington (Clogher Valley RFC), Keelin Brady (VC) (Virginia RFC)
(9-15): Amanda McQuade (Virginia RFC), Lisa Mullen (Virginia RFC), Ellie Ingram (Enniskillen RFC), Lucy Turkington (Dungannon RFC), Kelly McCormill (Monaghan RFC), Mya Alcorn (Letterkenny RFC), Ruth Gilsenan (Virginia RFC).
Replacements: Aoife Cahill (Malone RFC), Ava Fannin (Virginia RFC), Tammy Millar (Enniskillen RFC), Sorcha McCormack (Virginia RFC), Ciara Byers (Virginia RFC), Amber Redmond (Virginia RFC), Ellie Rix (Enniskillen RFC), Holly Brannigan (Malone RFC).