Sligo’s Aoife selected to start against England

Riverstown’s Aoife McDermott has been selected in the second row for Ireland’s TikTok Women’s game with England on Sunday.

McDermott, who plays her club rugby with Railway Union in Dublin was not part of the Ireland Match Day squad of 23 for any of the previous three rounds despite being included in coach Greg McWilliams’ overall squad for the championship.

Ireland, who were defeated by Wales and France in the opening two rounds earned their first points of the championship with a bonus point victory over Italy on April 10th.

England go into Sunday’s game at Welford Road with 15 points out of a possible 15 scoring 31 tries in the process.