FEATURE: Irish Rugby Womens Captain, Fiona Coghlan talks to Clontarf TV

15 Mar 2012

Fiona Coghlan, Clontarf, Irish Womens RugbyIs Clontarf unique in the world of rugby? Is there any other small town or suburb in the world that has produced the current national rugby team captains for both men and women? Well Clontarf has in the shape of Brian O'Driscoll and Fiona Coghlan and we are all very proud of them I'm sure.

While Brian continues his recovery from injury, Fiona faces a tough triple crown decider away against the old enemy England on St. Patrick's Day. Ireland are having a great season having won all of their matches barring a heartbreaking 1 point loss away to France. 

Their accumulated points difference currently stands at an astonishing 104 points 'for' and a miserly 17 point 'against'. This is by far their best ever points difference at this stage in the competition and it underlines how well the team, and Irish womens' rugby in general, is progressing.

On Saturday, they hope to pull off a surprise by dislodging England at least temporarily from their dominant position in the women's game.

Fiona is a big fan of loveclontarf.ie and kindly popped over for a chat to tell us about the match this weekend. She also talks about her introduction to sports in Holy Faith, her move into rugby, the provincial game and how the Ireland team's current campaign is progressing.

Finally, she talks about her sports-mad family in Clontarf.

Watch the interview with Fiona here

We would like to wish her all the best for this weekend and continued success with Ireland.