Virginia’s Amanda McQuade In Irish Under-18 Squad

Virginia’s Amanda McQuade has been named in the Ireland Under-18 women’s seven’s squad for this weekend U18 seven’s home nations tournament.

Twelve players have been named in the squad to compete at the U18 Sevens Home Nations tournament Swansea University, were they face Wales, Scotland and England.

This is the second tournament for the Ireland U-18 Women’s Sevens squad this season and forms part of the Women’s Sevens Development pathway for this group.

The side competed in the Paris World Games in Marcoussis last month where they finished in second place. Ivana Kiripati, Amanda McQuade, Marlise Flynn and Chisom Ugwueru will make their first appearance in the squad.

This is the tournament’s second year, with the Irish side coming out on top last year where Béibhinn Parsons and Grace Browne Moran both competed.

The team will compete in their final tournament of the season, where they will come up against the best sides in Europe at the Rugby Europe U-18 Women’s Sevens Championship in Jarcoin, Poland on August 31 and September 1.

Ireland under-18 Women’s Sevens Squad

Grace Browne Moran (Westport/ Connacht)

Béibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/ Connacht)

Ava Ryder (Wright) (Westport/ Connacht)

Ivana Kiripati (Buccaneers/ Connacht)

Kate Farrell McCabe (Gorey/ Leinster)

Caoimhe O’Callaghan (Dundalk/ Leinster)

Amanda McQuade (Virginia/ Ulster)

Mya Alcorn (Letterkenny/ Ulster)

Lucy Turkington (Dungannon/Ulster)

Méabh McElligott (Listowell/ Munster)

Marlise Flynn (Carrick on Suir/ Munster)

Chisom Ugwueru (Ennis/ Munster)

2019 Home Nations Tournament – Irish Fixtures

Saturday 17 August 2019

10:20 – Ireland v Scotland

12:50 – Ireland v England

15:30 – Ireland v Wales

Sunday 18th August

09:30 – 1st v 4th

09:50 – 3rd v 2nd

11:30 – LG1 v LG2

11:50 – WG1 v WG2


Head Coach: Ben Martin

Assistant Coach: Katie Fitzhenry

Manager: Elaine Ryan