Molloy confirmed as Ireland skipper

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By Richard O'Reilly

Claire Molloy has been confirmed as Ireland Captain for the Women's Rugby World Cup.

The Flanker takes the helm following an injury to Niamh Briggs.

Molloy, has been capped 53 times for Ireland and is set to appear in her third World Cup.

She takes over the captaincy from Niamh Briggs, who was ruled out of the competition earlier this week due to injury.

The 29 year old Molloy plays her club rugby for Bristol RFC, where she also works as a doctor.

As well as rugby, Molloy has also represented Galway GAA.

Speaking to the IRFU, Molloy said she is "incredibly humbled to be given the opportunity to captain my country."


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