Niamh Briggs

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Captain of the Ireland Women’s Rugby Team

A native of Waterford, Niamh began her rugby career aged 21 in Dungarvan before moving to Clonmel RFC and then to U.L Bohemians. She made her Munster debut in 2006 and has won a number of interprovincial titles with her province.

She has represented Waterford in Gaelic football, winning the Munster Intermediate Championship final in 2010.

Niamh took over the captaincy of the Ireland Women’s team at the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign and guided Ireland to the Six Nations title in 2015.

In 2014, Niamh was named in the IRB Team of the Year and was a member of the Irish team that finished in fourth place at the 2014 IRB Women’s World Cup.

She has also represented Ireland in Rugby Sevens.