Scott Bemand has named his squad, who is included? Find out here.

Ireland head coach Scott Bemand has named a 35-player squad for the 2024 Women’s Six Nations. This is Bemand’s first Six Nations in charge of Ireland after being appointed head coach last July. He was previously backs coach for England.

Sam Monaghan and Edel McMahon were co-captains at the WXV3 tournament and both players will take up the role again for the Six Nations. Five sevens players are in the squad, including star Beibhinn Parsons.

Related: Women’s Six Nations fixtures

Eight uncapped players also feature in the squad, including Ealing Trailfinders prop Andrea Stock.

In addition to the playing squad, Bemand has named seven ‘training panellists’ who will link up with the team when camp begins on 26 February.

Bemand said: “The WXV3 and the Celtic Challenge preparation has been vital for our development and expanding our player pool. On the back of the success of the Women’s Sevens side, we are chasing potential through this group of players and we are all looking to perform in a high quality competition.”

Ireland will be bidding for a much-improved campaign this year after a disappointing 2023 tournament. The team finished sixth after not registering a win.

Ireland Women’s Six Nations Squad 2024

Forwards (19):

Claire Boles (Railway Union RFC/Ulster)
Ruth Campbell (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)*
Megan Collis (Railway Union RFC/Leinster)
Eimear Corri (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Sarah Delaney (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
Christy Haney (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Brittany Hogan (Old Belvedere RFC/Ulster)
Shannon Ikahihifo (Ealing Trailfinders/IQ Rugby)*
Neve Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury/Ulster)
Sadhbh McGrath (MU Barnhall/Cooke RFC/Ulster)
Edel McMahon (Exeter Chiefs/Connacht) (Co-Captain)
Grace Moore (Saracens/IQ Rugby)
Sam Monaghan (Gloucester-Hartpury) (Co-Captain)
Niamh O’Dowd (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
Andrea Stock (Ealing Trailfinders/IQ Rugby)*
Fiona Tuite (Old Belvedere RFC/Ulster)
Aoife Wafer (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Dorothy Wall (Blackrock College RFC/Munster)

Backs (16):

Natasja Behan (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Enya Breen (Blackrock College/Munster)
Katie Corrigan (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)*
Aoife Dalton (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
Méabh Deely (Blackrock College RFC/Connacht)
Lauren Delany (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby)
Nicole Fowley (Galwegians RFC/Connacht)
Clare Gorman (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)*
Katie Heffernan (Railway Union RFC/Leinster)*
Eve Higgins (Railway Union RFC/Leinster)
Dannah O’Brien (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)
Béibhinn Parsons (Blackrock College RFC/Connacht)
Aoibheann Reilly (Blackrock College RFC/Connacht)
Molly Scuffil-McCabe (Railway Union RFC/Leinster)
Chisom Ugwueru (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster)*
Katie Whelan (Old Belvedere RFC/Leinster)*

Training Panellists (7):

India Daley (Blackrock College RFC/Ulster)*
Kate Flannery (UL Bohemian RFC/Munster)*
Ivana Kiripati (Tuam-Oughterard/Connacht)*
Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock College RFC/Leinster)
Maeve Óg O’Leary (Blackrock College RFC/Munster)
Leah Tarpey (Railway Union RFC/Leinster)
Kayla Waldron (Railway Union RFC/Connacht)*

Ireland Women’s Six Nations Fixtures 2024

(All kick-off times are UK & Ireland time)

Round One

Sat 23 Mar, France v Ireland (Stade Marie-Marvingt, 2.15pm)

Round Two

Sun 31 Mar, Ireland v Italy (RDS Arena, 3pm)

Round Three

Sat 13 Apr, Ireland v Wales (Virgin Media Park, 4.45pm)

Round Four

Sat 20 Apr, England v Ireland (Twickenham, 2.15pm)

Round Five

Sat 27 Apr, Ireland v Scotland (Kingspan Stadium, 2.30pm)

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