NI Warriors

Northern Ireland selects Warriors Squad ahead of Europe Netball Open

The NI Warriors are prepared and ready to demonstrate what they are capable of, ahead of their first appearance at the Europe Netball Open Event since 2021, where they will take on the Republic of Ireland, UAE and hosts, Isle of Man.

Given the timing of this event, this is a great opportunity for our newer Warriors to gain exposure on an international stage, play in new units and experience an intense competition period.

The competition will commence on the 16th May, in the National Sports Centre, Isle of Man.

Sheonah Forbes (NI Warriors Head Coach)

We, as the Warriors group, are excited to get ourselves back out there competing on the international stage at Europe Netball and are looking forward to the challenge of 5 games in 4 days. In a period of re-build & training, we cannot wait to see what this group, lead by Fi Toner, can put out there on court.

As we continue to support athletes and their Netball development, the potential of 5 new caps before a period of increased international calendar is pivotal to the growth of the Warriors.

NI Warriors Squad:

Name Position Club/Franchise
Lisa Carlin WD/GD North East Phoenix NPL
Ciara Crosbie GS/GA Oldham Netball Club
Tillie Irvine GK/GD Saracens Mavericks NPL
Frances Keenan WA/C Belfast Ladies Netball Club
Michelle Magee (VC) GD/WD Leeds Rhinos NSL
Evelyn McCagherty C/WA Central Warriors NPL/Weston Park Blades Netball Club
Maria McCann GD/GK Belfast Ladies Netball Club
Olivia McCloskey GS/GA Kingsway Netball Club
Rosa McCloskey GA/GS Kingsway Netball Club
Orla McGeough C/WD Manchester Thunder NPL
Georgie McGrath GA/WA Kingsway Netball Club
Ana Mulholland WD/GD Crumlin Community Netball Club
Orlaith Rogers (VC) GS/GA Sirens Development NSL
Fionnuala Toner (C) GD/WD Belfast Ladies Netball Club
Lauren Walshe GK/GD Belfast Ladies Netball Club

Reserves: Laura Mills (Durham University Netball Club), Mia Lanigan (Leeds Rhinos NPL/YWCA Bury)


Head Coach – Sheonah Forbes

Assistant Coach Debbie Bleakley

Team Manager – Beth Healy

Physio – Sinead Chambers

Performance Analyst – Lauren Webb


To note;

Caroline O’Hanlon will not be travelling whilst we support her during a period of load management.

Emma Magee will not be travelling due to currently recovering from injury.

Niamh Cooper will not be travelling due to NSL commitments at a critical time in the calendar.

We know they will all be supporting the Warriors from home.


Tickets can be purchased here.

All matches will be live streamed on the Europe Netball TV YouTube.

If you would like to show your support for the NI Warriors, please donate here.