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OUR 12 GIRLS IN GREEN: PAULA FITZPATRICK

November 7, 2018

The 31 year old lecturer in Carlow IT is facing into her second Rugby World Cup and the St. Mary’s woman is hoping to scale similar heights to 2014.

 

Name: Paula Fitzpatrick

Club: St. Mary’s College RFC

Position: Back Row

Born: Dublin, Aug 12, 1985

Height/Weight: 174cm/80kg

Caps: 31

Debut: v France, 2012 Six Nations

Occupation: Sports Science Lecturer

World Cup Experience: Second World Cup

Twitter: @Paula_Fitz

Did You Know: Fitzpatrick spent a season, at her own expense, with Toulouse in the French Top 8 in 2016 to get more experience of rugby in a different environment. While this season, in the absence of the injured Niamh Briggs, Fitzpatrick was the Irish captain for the 2017 6 Nations campaign.

WRWC 2017 Fixtures:

Pool C –

Ireland v Australia, UCD Bowl, 7pm, Wednesday, August 9

Ireland v Japan, UCD Bowl, 5.15pm, Sunday, August 13

France v Ireland, UCD Bowl, 7.45pm, Thursday, August 17

For more on the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, visit the tournament website – www.rwcwomens.com. Any remaining match tickets for #WRWC2017 are now on www.ticketmaster.ie/wrwc2017.

IRELAND WRWC 2017 Squad – Backs (13): Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt), Eimear Considine (UL Bohemians/Munster), Mairead Coyne (Galwegians/Connacht), Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemians/Munster) *, Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock/Leinster), Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/Leinster), Claire McLaughlin (Cooke/Ulster), Alison Miller (Old Belvedere/Connacht), Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union), Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Sene Naoupu (Harlequins), Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

Forwards (15): Ashleigh Baxter (Cooke/Ulster), Anna Caplice (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ciara Cooney (Railway Union/Leinster), Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary’s/Leinster), Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemians/Munster), Leah Lyons (Highfield/Munster), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht), Cliodhna Moloney (Railway Union/Leinster), Heather O’Brien (Highfield/Munster), Ciara O’Connor (Galwegians/Connacht), Ruth O’Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht), Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster), Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

* Denotes uncapped player

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