Ireland have high hopes ahead of Home Internationals at Donabate

Annabel Wilson
Annabel Wilson

Ireland will look to make the most of “home advantage” in their quest to win their first Girls Home International title when the Home Countries tee off at Donabate on Wednesday.

With the Irish Women’s Champion, Mary Doyle, and Irish Girls Champion, Annabel Wilson, in the side, Ireland is fielding arguably their strongest side for a number of years.

Ireland kick off their challenge against England, followed by Wales on Thursday and Scotland on Friday.

Ireland: Ciara Casey (Hermitage); Mary Doyle (The Heath); Mairead Martin (Killarney); Julie McCarthy (Forrest Little); Niamh McSherry (Lurgan); Olivia Mehaffey (RCD Ladies); Chloe Weir (Shandon Park); Annabel Wilson (Lurgan); Captain: Darragh McGowan (B’bofey & S’orlar); Manager: Gemma Butler (Birr)