Ireland Womens' Rugby Sevens selection

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil and elite rugby player Erin Caughey, Upper Sixth, who was formally presented with her first Irish cap in front of a large crowd at half-time during the recent Ireland vs England Six Nations’ encounter at Ashbourne RFC in Derbyshire, England.

Erin’s receipt of her first cap came in recognition of her selection to represent the Ireland Under 18 Sevens team at the European Championships in Sweden earlier in the season. 

Erin’s selection to the squad came after an initial 200 hopefuls were cut to 100, then 50 and, eventually, 25, who made up the training squad and were then, following numerous training camps and fitness tests, culled to form the final tournament squad of 12 players. 

Erin, who also plays her club rugby for Queen’s University RFC, was selected to play at out-half throughout the tournament and gained six caps in total, helping the Irish team to victory in the Plate competition following victory in four of their six matches.

Well done to Erin on her fantastic achievement and we wish her the best of luck in her future rugby-related endeavours.

 

 

 

 

Erin Caughey (right) receives her first irish cap from her sister, and full Irish International, Nikki, following her selection to compete in the Under 18 European Championships in Sweden earlier in the season.