Irish ladies' squad announced

Ireland manager Jarlath Burns has announced his squad for Tuesday's first ever ladies' International Rules Test against Australia (Breffni Park, throw-in 4.30pm).

Ireland manager Jarlath Burns has announced his squad for Tuesday's first ever ladies' International Rules Test against Australia (Breffni Park, throw-in 4.30pm).

The panel includes representatives from 14 different counties, with four players included from All-Ireland champions Cork - Angela Walsh, Norita Kelly, Juliet Murphy and Rena Buckley.

The team they beat in the final, Armagh also have four representatives, while beaten league finalists Meath and 2004 All-Ireland winners Galway also have four players called-up.

A total of 20 of the 30-strong panel have been nominated for All-Star awards.

Former Armagh captain Burns said: "The players have responded very well in training to the introduction of the new rules and skills and the entire squad has worked incredibly hard for the past number of weeks.

"I believe we are in a very strong position heading in this first ever Test series against Australia."

The second Test takes place at Parnell Park (throw-in 7.30pm) on Saturday week.

IRELAND LADIES' SQUAD - B O'Donnell, A O'Donnell, C O'Hanlon, C Marley (Armagh), B Sheridan (Cavan), A Walsh, N Kelly, J Murphy, R Buckley (Cork), M Downey (Down), C O'Connor, S Aherne (Dublin), A Daly, AM McDonagh, U Carroll, P Gleeson (Galway), G Ni Flathartha, S O'Connor (Kerry), B Leahy (Kildare), L Muckian, P Fogarty (Laois), D O'Brien (Limerick) C Staunton, C Heffernan (Mayo), S Dooley, J Shields, G Doherty, M Sheridan (Meath), M Morrissey (Tipperary), M O'Donnell (Waterford).

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