The IABA have named a seven-strong Irish team for an Elite Women’s Round Robin tournament with hosts Germany and Russia.
Germany will be using two sides at the 2nd edition of the tournament in Hamburg.
The three nations meet between March 27th and March 30th.
Irish team manager Maura Campbell (South Meath BC) said that Team Ireland are eager to get the competition underway.
“I travelled with this side for the Europeans and they won a lot of medals there and we’re hoping to bring home some medals from Germany over the next few days, she said.
“It will be a tough competition because of the Russian team. I’ve seen them on two occasions and they are a very good side. The Irish squad are looking forward to the competition ahead.”
The Irish team fly out to Germany from Dublin Airport tomorrow, March 27th.
51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan)
54kg Michaela Walsh (Holy Family GG)
57kg Joanne Lambe (Carrickmacross)
60kg Alanna Murphy (East Side)
64kg Moira McElligot (Rathkeele)
69kg Clare Grace (Callin)
75kg Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh)
Team Manager: Maura Campbell (South Meath)
Coaches: John McCormack (St Saviours), Damien Walsh (Holy Family GG), Antoinette Faye (Clann Naofa)
R&J: Martha McGuinness and Philip Rooney