Five Ballina RFC players have been called up to the Connacht Women’s U18 squad for the Inter-Pro Series.

Katelyn Bourke, Leah Sweeney, Sarah McCormick, Clara Barrett and Amy McWilliams have been training all summer with the extended squad and all five secured their places on the panel.

This is a huge boost to the club and a wonderful honour for all who work so hard in the Girls section of BRFC.

Club President, Deirdre Whyte says "All five deserve their call-ups.

They are very talented, hard-working, dedicated players who have come through the ranks here in the club.

We're very proud of them and all who have worked so hard to make this day possible including their families, their coaches and everyone in the club.

We look forward to seeing them in the Connacht jersey in the coming weeks."