Tullow’s Dannah O’Brien has been chosen to be on the very first Irish Talent squad.
The local girl who plays for the Tullow U18.5s has been picked in the group that aims to identify, develop and support female players that have the potential to be selected for national squads and to accelerate their understanding of the demands of rugby at the elite level.
Dannah has played with the club since mini and it’s an exciting time for women’s rugby at Tullow.
Earlier this month the Women’s National Talent Squad (WNTS) programme kicked off with a skill development camp at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus in Dublin.
The players will be educated on areas like strength and conditioning, performance nutrition and video analysis, and will be exposed to a high-performance environment through a series of development camps.
2022 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TALENT SQUAD PLAYERS:
Sophie Barrett (18) – Enniskillen RFC/Ulster; Integrated College, Enniskillen
Molly Boote (17) – Connemara RFC/Connacht; Clifden Community School
Hannah Clarke (16) – Oughterard RFC/Connacht; St. Paul’s Secondary School
Aoife Dalton (18) – Tullamore RFC/Leinster; UCD
Alanna Fitzpatrick (17) – Portarlington RFC/Leinster; Colaiste Iosagain, Portarlington
Kate Flannery (18) – Fethard & District RFC/Munster; Rockwell College
Brianna Heylmann (18) – Tipperary Women’s Rugby/Munster; Waterpark College
Aisling McEnroe (17) – Virginia RFC/Ulster; Cavan Institute
Éabha Nic Dhonnacha (17) – Galway Corinthians RFC/Connacht; Scoil Chumsitheach Chiarain
Dannah O’Brien (18) – Tullow RFC/Leinster; Tullow Community School
Eva Sterritt (17) – Greystones RFC/Leinster; Temple Carrig School, Greystones
Leah Tarpey (18) – Tullamore RFC/Leinster; Mountmellick Community School
Emma Tilly (18) – MU Barnhall RFC/Leinster; Maynooth Post Primary School