FORMER IRELAND CAPTAIN Claire Molloy has announced that she is taking a sabbatical from rugby as she intends to continue her training in emergency medicine.

The 31-year-old on Wednesday tweeted that she would be taking a break from the green shirt and instead wants to concentrate on completing her qualification in Wales.

“Today is the beginning of a new chapter, time to focus on my other job, as an EM trainee,” she posted.

“Only and take a sabbatical from my beloved green shirt. Wishing the girls in Irish rugby all the best of luck this year.”