One change for Women's side to face England

One change for Women's side to face England

Ireland Women's coach Philip Doyle has made one change for the final game of this year's RBS 6 Nations against England as the team target a triple crown win.

Gillian Bourke comes in at hooker with Paula Fitzgerald named in the replacements

Speaking ahead of the game Doyle said “We have been very lucky this tournament, we haven’t had to make too many changes and the depth in the squad is very strong”.

“We are very realistic in our outlook and firmly believe we have closed the gap to put in a significant challenge on Saturday.”

Ireland Women v England Women:

(Esher RFC, Surrey - Saturday, March 17, 2012, Kick-off 2.00pm)

15 - Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

14 - Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster)

13 - Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)

12 - Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster)

11 - Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Highfield/Connacht)

10 - Lynne Cantwell (Exile)

9 - Amy Davis (Blackrock/Leinster)

1 - Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (Capt)

2 - Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)

3 - Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

4 - Sophie Spence (Exile)

5 - Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

6 - Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster)

7 - Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)

8 - Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)


16 - Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's College/Leinster)

17 - Ruth O'Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht)

18 - Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster)

19 - Heather O'Brien (Highfield/Munster)

20 - Larissa Muldoon (Exile/UWIC/Ulster)

21 - Shannon Houston (Blackrock College/Leinster)

22 - Jennifer Murphy (Exile)

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