EM – Wicklow rugby players hope to make Dubai shine this weekend with the Irish Sevens team

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Blessingtons Erin King en route to Leinster’s first attempt during the IRFU U18 Women’s Interprovincial Championship Round 2 match between Leinster and Ulster at Templeville Road, Dublin.

September 5, 2019; Sport Ireland today announced a multi-year investment of over € 3 million in national sports federations as part of the relaunched Women in Sport program. As part of the Women in Sport program, many national sports federations have developed innovative programs targeting young girls, teenage girls and older adults. While active participation remains important, leadership, coaching and administration have become a key focus for many of the national governing bodies. Irish rugby player Lucy Mulhall in attendance during an announcement by Sport Ireland of the multi-year investment in national sports federations at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald / Sportsfile

Two Co. Wicklow rugby players have been called up to the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad ahead of the opening round of the 2022 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai this weekend.

The national team is made up of Crossbridges Lucy Mulhall (Rathdrum RFC) led the way, while Blessington’s Erin King (Old Belvedere) is a player who made it onto Anthony Eddy’s 13-member jury after impressing at the U18 interprovincial women’s championship last year.

IRFU Director of Women’s and Sevens Rugby, Anthony Eddy, has selected two 13-player panels for the start of the new season, as the World Series starts with the first of two tournaments at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai on November 26th.

Mulhall and King are joined by Stacey Flood, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe and Eve Higgins, while Ireland, led by Eddy and new Head Coach Aiden McNulty, starts their 2022 campaign against Fiji in Pool B on Friday morning (9.22 a.m.) Local time / 5:22 p.m. Irish time).

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The Ireland women will then face neighbors Great Britain (12:34 pm local time / 8:34 am Irish time) and Canada (6:07 pm local time / 2:07 pm Irish time) on Saturday’s first round final on Saturday (9.44 am) on further pool excursions Local time / 5.44 a.m. Irish time).

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