The 2018/19 squad contains a mix of experienced internationals including captain Larissa Muldoon, Claire McLaughin and Ilse van Staden and breakthrough talent, including Emma Jordan who is excelling in a leadership role and Neve Jones, who continues to develop following her role as captain of the U18s side who won the Series in 2016.

Development and strength in depth is a high priority for the team, for whom the Inter-provincial Series is just the beginning of the journey. Suffern’s coaching vision is to continue to bring the squad together monthly to maintain continuity and strengthen links with the U18 players and development players from around the Province. The vision is to create a ‘culture of play’ in Ulster, where all Women’s coaches from all clubs are essentially practicing and developing in the same manner.


Ilse van Staden | Prop | Cooke RFC
Neve Jones | Hooker | Malone RFC
Sorcha Mac Laimhin | Prop | Cooke RFC
Rebecca Lawlor | Second Row | Malone RFC
Beth Cregan | Hooker/Back Row | Cooke RFC
Claire McLaughlin | Back Row | Cooke RFC
Lauren Maginnes | Back Row | Cooke RFC
Shannon Heapes | Prop | Cooke RFC
Michelle Gormley-McLaughlin | Prop | City of Derry RFC
Ashling O’Connell | Prop | Cavan RFC
Kathryn Hanna | Back Row | Ballynahinch RFC
Bethany McDowell | Back Row | Malone RFC
Keelin Brady | Second Row | Virginia RFC


Kathryn Dane | Scrum Half | Old Belvedere
Jemma Jackson | Scrum Half/Out Half | Cooke RFC
Emma Jordan | Wing | Cooke RFC
Vicky Irwin | Out Half/Centre | Cooke RFC
Maeve Liston | Centre/Wing | Ballyshannon RFC
Eliza Downey | Centre/Wing | Cooke RFC
Larissa Muldoon (Captain) | Full back | Railway Union RFC
Pieta McAlister | Centre/Wing | Malone RFC
Ella Durkan | Centre/Wing | Malone RFC
Diane Ramsey | Wing | Queen’s University
Fiona Tuite | Wing | Dublin University
Chloe McIlwaine | Centre | Ballynahinch
Katharine Tougher | Centre | Ballynahinch


Ulster Womens Performance Consultant: Derek Suffern
Head Coach: David Chambers
Assistant Coach: James McBriar
S&C Coach: Paul Heasley
Team Manager: Gillian McAllister
Squad Physio: Aine Conway

Ulster Women Fixture & Results

Fixture List - Ulster Women