“It’s part of elite sport. It’s part of it but it hurts.”
Vera Pauw’s 23-player World Cup squad was confirmed on Wednesday morning, and lots of tough calls were made.
The Dutch woman had a press briefing at 11am on Wednesday but, before that, the Irish public were informed, through a press release, of the 23 lucky players to head to Australia and New Zealand, next month.
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Vera Pauw on tough Ireland squad calls
Ahead of her Ireland squad announcement, Vera Pauw spoke of how hard it would be to whittle her selection down to 23 players, with three more making the trip as ‘training player’ back-ups.
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