Hannah Tyrrell rugby player
Hannah Tyrrell rugby player

Hannah Tyrrell

10th Apr 1990 1.80m/66kg Right Wing

Soccer was her first love, then she switched codes when she joined Clondalkin’s Round Tower GAA club, going on to play for Dublin from under-14 level up to the seniors, winning underage All-Ireland titles along the way.

Up until late 2013 she had never even picked up a rugby ball. In less than two years she had represented her country in both Sevens and 15s.

Tyrrell joined Old Belvedere, and soon became one of a number of players who had come from other sports who was invited to try out for the Sevens. She ended up joining the IRFU’s Sevens programme in the build-up to the qualifying phase for the Rio Olympics.

Tyrrell is currently enjoying student life doing a degree in history and geography in UCD. She played in the latest round of the World Rugby Sevens Series for Ireland before playing against Italy in the Women's 6 Nations, scoring a try in the contest.

In May 2017, she received the Contribution to Irish Society award at the 2017 Rugby Players Ireland Awards.

Ahead of the Women's 2020 Six Nations, Tyrrell has been named for the Ireland squad. She has has 10 appearances thus far.

(LS May 11, 2017)


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