Ireland Women's coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 26 to travel Cardiff this weekend for a training camp and a match against their Welsh counterparts.

It will be a third get together for Griggs' squad this month as they prepare for their Six Nations opener in Donnybrook against Scotland on 2 February.  

Griggs said: "We have had two quality camps in January and the attitude and application from the players has been excellent. We have had to make some tough decisions, reducing the squad to 26 for this weekend, but these are the sort of headaches that we, as a coaching group, want.

"This warm-up fixture against Wales will provide the platform for us to fine-tune our game and test ourselves in areas we have been working on under match intensity heading into the Six Nations, which is always of great value to the coaching group and players.

"We've a good mix of youth and experience with this selection and they will get the first opportunity of 2020 to represent our group and have the chance to stake their claim for the jersey before we start the tournament in Energia Park."

Ireland Women's squad for Wales training weekend 

Backs:              

  • Enya Breen (UL Bohemian/ Munster)    
  • Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/ Leinster)    
  • Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/ Munster)      
  • Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/ Ulster)    
  • Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo/ IQ Rugby)  
  • Aoife Doyle (Railway Union/ Munster)
  • Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/ Leinster)  
  • Claire Keohane (Railway Union/ Munster)     
  • Ellen Murphy (Gloucester-Hartpury/ IQ Rugby)  
  • Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
  • Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemian/ Munster)              

           
Forwards:        

  • Anna Caplice (Harlequins/ IQ Rugby)      
  • Ciara Cooney (Railway Union/ Leinster) 
  • Victoria Dabanovich O'Mahony (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)          
  • Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)            
  • Laura Feeley (Galwegians/ Connacht)    
  • Nichola Fryday (Old Belvedere/ Connacht)      
  • Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemian/ Munster)    
  • Leah Lyons (Harlequins/ IQ Rugby)      
  • Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/ Leinster)        
  • Claire McLaughlin (Old Belvedere/ Ulster)        
  • Edel McMahon (Wasps/ IQ Rugby)      
  • Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/ IQ Rugby)
  • Hannah O'Connor (Blackrock/ Leinster) 
  • Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/ Leinster) 
  • Dorothy Wall (Railway Union/ Munster)        
     

Warm-up uncapped match: Sunday 19 January, Wales Women v Ireland Women - Vale Resort. 

Six Nations fixtures

Sunday, 2 February: Ireland Women v Scotland Women, Energia Park, Donnybrook, 1pm
Sunday 9 February: Ireland Women v Wales Women, Energia Park, Donnybrook, 1pm
Sunday, 23 February: England Women v Ireland Women, Castle Park, Doncaster, 12.45pm,
Sunday, 8 March: Ireland Women v Italy Women, Energia Park, Donnybrook, 1pm
Sunday 15 March: France Women v France Women, Le Stadium, Lille, 3.35pm (Irish time)