The Bonagrass Grove players are back in the Scotland fold for the Setanta Sports Trophy which starts today in Dublin, writes Mike Stanger.

The addition of five Great Britain players from Dundee, who were rested after the European championship in Baku, will strengthen the line-up against Germany, the Olympic gold medallists, South Africa and Ireland.

Vikki Bunce, Louise Munn, Linda Clement and Cheryl Valentine will give Keith Joss, the head coach, more options in midfield while, in attack, Ailsa Robertson will team up with Holly Cram and Sam Judge, who scored Scotland's three goals in the recent series against Ireland.

Cath Rae, the Kelburne goalkeeper, is given another international chance as Abi Walker has work commitments.

Joss said: "This is an important tournament in our preparations for the European Trophy in Lithuania later in the summer. With a bigger squad, it will be a better platform to assess the squad's potential.

"My target is to simulate group play and gain enough points to finish in the top two. That is our primary task when we go to the Europeans in September, so this tournament is a chance to work out how we can best achieve the points total needed."

The tournament should provide personal milestones for two Scotland players. Emma Rochlin, the Glasgow Western defender, should pick up her 150th Scottish cap in Dublin, while Grove's Cheryl Valentine can reach her century.