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#Fiona Coghlan

# fiona-coghlan - Saturday 24 April, 2021

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand
# Trailblazers
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# Trailblazers

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand

Apr 24th 2021, 9:15 AM 8,597 Views 3 Comments

In the final part of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we relive a historic 18 months for the national women’s side with players who were there.

# fiona-coghlan - Friday 16 April, 2021

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Fiona Coghlan
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# Fiona Coghlan

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:29 PM 210 Views 0 Comments

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 15 April, 2021

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
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# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,997 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

# fiona-coghlan - Friday 7 August, 2020

The team that came from nowhere to win a Grand Slam and slay the All Blacks
# Cinderella Stories
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# Cinderella Stories

The team that came from nowhere to win a Grand Slam and slay the All Blacks

Aug 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,944 Views 11 Comments

The Irish women’s rugby team couldn’t buy a win at the start of the century but by 2013 they had turned into one of the best sides in the world.

# fiona-coghlan - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

The influence of a Grand Slam-winning captain, the loss of a Dublin star and the bid for All-Ireland glory
# Right The Wrongs
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# Right The Wrongs

The influence of a Grand Slam-winning captain, the loss of a Dublin star and the bid for All-Ireland glory

Dec 4th 2018, 9:29 PM 21,910 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Murphy leads Clontarf into battle in Parnell Park on Saturday evening.

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Former Ireland captain Coghlan to lead Barbarians in historic clash with Munster
# The Teams Are In
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# The Teams Are In

Former Ireland captain Coghlan to lead Barbarians in historic clash with Munster

Nov 9th 2017, 4:58 PM 6,548 Views 1 Comment

Munster have also named their teams – one for the first half, another for the second – for tomorrow’s match at Thomond Park.

# fiona-coghlan - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster
# History
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# History

Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster

Oct 10th 2017, 11:54 AM 4,740 Views 0 Comments

Fiona Coghlan and the Barbarians will face Munster in Thomond Park next month.

# fiona-coghlan - Monday 7 August, 2017

'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen'
# Belief
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# Belief

'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen'

Aug 7th 2017, 6:30 PM 2,929 Views 3 Comments

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is well-placed to share her expertise ahead of WRWC 2017.

# fiona-coghlan - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up'
# Bolter
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# Bolter

'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up'

Aug 5th 2017, 7:15 AM 10,634 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan recalls coaching Nicole Cronin – one of Ireland’s uncapped WRWC players – when she was 12.

# fiona-coghlan - Friday 10 March, 2017

Professionalism, attendance and equality: Should Ireland take a leaf out of France's book?
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# Fiona Coghlan

Professionalism, attendance and equality: Should Ireland take a leaf out of France's book?

Mar 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 4,584 Views 11 Comments

‘Over there, It’s not seen that it’s women playing – it’s just rugby.’

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'
# Leader
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# Leader

Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'

Apr 21st 2016, 8:39 AM 4,976 Views 1 Comment

“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”

# fiona-coghlan - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

7s interest on the rise as Kilkenny-hosted event continues to grow
# 7s Boom
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# 7s Boom

7s interest on the rise as Kilkenny-hosted event continues to grow

Jun 17th 2015, 6:15 AM 5,123 Views 6 Comments

Marble City Sevens founder James Blanchfield tells us about the growth of the tournament.

# fiona-coghlan - Friday 15 May, 2015

Ireland Women still calling on newcomers to rugby with a World Cup in view
# Ireland 2017
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# Ireland 2017

Ireland Women still calling on newcomers to rugby with a World Cup in view

May 15th 2015, 8:40 AM 4,973 Views 5 Comments

Fancy playing in a World Cup? Have you tried playing rugby?

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Henry Shefflin is the finest hurler of his generation, but can he kick it? Not quite...
# Wide Ball
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# Wide Ball

Henry Shefflin is the finest hurler of his generation, but can he kick it? Not quite...

Feb 26th 2015, 2:47 PM 8,692 Views 4 Comments

King Henry is a flawless hurler but his footballing skills need some work.

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 19 February, 2015

It's time to turn the lights out on Ashbourne says former Ireland women's captain
# New Gaff
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# New Gaff

It's time to turn the lights out on Ashbourne says former Ireland women's captain

Feb 19th 2015, 7:30 AM 6,798 Views 2 Comments

Fiona Coghlan wants the team to move to a venue in Dublin that will cater for bigger crowds.

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Who was Ireland's greatest sportswoman in 2014?
# Awards Season
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# Awards Season

Who was Ireland's greatest sportswoman in 2014?

Dec 11th 2014, 10:57 AM 5,852 Views 14 Comments

Irish Times / Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year will be named later this month.

# fiona-coghlan - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Women's sport still doesn't get the support it deserves. Here's how we can change that
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Women's sport still doesn't get the support it deserves. Here's how we can change that

Nov 25th 2014, 9:09 PM 14,051 Views 49 Comments

Sports PR executive Colm Woods has practical solutions to change the perception of women’s sport in Ireland.

# fiona-coghlan - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers' awards
# We'll Always Have Paris
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# We'll Always Have Paris

Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers' awards

Nov 11th 2014, 8:00 PM 3,937 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Women were also recognised through awards handed to Philip Doyle and Fiona Coghlan.

# fiona-coghlan - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Ireland captain Coghlan retires on losing note but with immense pride
# Legend
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# Legend

Ireland captain Coghlan retires on losing note but with immense pride

Aug 17th 2014, 6:13 PM 5,459 Views 5 Comments

The 33-year-old prop has played her last game for her country, finishing on 85 caps.

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Ireland hopeful that World Cup journey has inspired female players
# Growth
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# Growth

Ireland hopeful that World Cup journey has inspired female players

Aug 14th 2014, 8:00 AM 9,811 Views 43 Comments

Their campaign came to a bitter end in Stade Jean Bouin, but Ireland have made a positive impact overall.

# fiona-coghlan - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

'It was a complete lack of performance from our side' - Ireland coach Doyle
# Disappointment
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# Disappointment

'It was a complete lack of performance from our side' - Ireland coach Doyle

Aug 13th 2014, 8:02 PM 8,235 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s passive defence was of particular annoyance to players and coaches alike.

Ireland's World Cup dream comes crashing down under English control
# Broken
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# Broken

Ireland's World Cup dream comes crashing down under English control

Aug 13th 2014, 6:47 PM 28,139 Views 57 Comments

Fiona Coghlan’s side were well beaten in the semi-final at Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris.

World Cup semi-final feels like just another step for Ireland's history makers
# Preview
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# Preview

World Cup semi-final feels like just another step for Ireland's history makers

Aug 13th 2014, 7:47 AM 2,463 Views 4 Comments

Fiona Coghlan and her squad believe that this evening’s clash with England is not a finishing point.

# fiona-coghlan - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

'We know the enormity of the task in front us' - Ireland captain Coghlan
# Coygig
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# Coygig

'We know the enormity of the task in front us' - Ireland captain Coghlan

Aug 5th 2014, 1:07 PM 3,892 Views 1 Comment

Philip Doyle’s side face four-time world champions New Zealand this evening in Marcoussis.

# fiona-coghlan - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Ireland Women hit the gym as they prepare for New Zealand clash
# In Pics
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# In Pics

Ireland Women hit the gym as they prepare for New Zealand clash

Aug 3rd 2014, 2:42 PM 6,486 Views 5 Comments

Strength and conditioning coach Marian Earls led the session at Marcoussis this morning.

Analysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US
# Game Plan
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# Game Plan

Analysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US

Aug 3rd 2014, 1:56 PM 3,200 Views 3 Comments

There were positives to be taken from Friday’s win, but improvement will be needed ahead of the New Zealand clash.

# fiona-coghlan - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower
# Sightseeing
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# Sightseeing

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower

Jul 29th 2014, 4:34 PM 3,149 Views 0 Comments

When the prop got there, however, the captains of 11 other countries were hanging around too. Pure awkward.

# fiona-coghlan - Monday 28 July, 2014

Enda Kenny, Eamon Dunphy and Sean O'Brien wish Ireland Women good luck
# Coygig
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# Coygig

Enda Kenny, Eamon Dunphy and Sean O'Brien wish Ireland Women good luck

Jul 28th 2014, 10:43 AM 3,425 Views 2 Comments

Joan Burton, Peter O’Mahony, Derval O’Rourke, Liam Brady and John Hayes also feature in a star-studded video.

# fiona-coghlan - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Plenty of positives for Irish Women's team to take from Six Nations campaign
# Review
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# Review

Plenty of positives for Irish Women's team to take from Six Nations campaign

Mar 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 3,407 Views 11 Comments

Although their final game ended in a 19-15 defeat to France, the visitors superbly battled back from a 16-point deficit mid-way through the second half

# fiona-coghlan - Thursday 13 February, 2014

RTÉ 2 to televise England v Ireland clash in Women's Six Nations
# Champions
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# Champions

RTÉ 2 to televise England v Ireland clash in Women's Six Nations

Feb 13th 2014, 12:19 PM 16,219 Views 93 Comments

Ireland are aiming for two Triple Crowns in Twickenham.

# fiona-coghlan - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Briggs on the bench as Ireland women begin defence of Grand Slam
# Champions
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# Champions

Briggs on the bench as Ireland women begin defence of Grand Slam

Jan 29th 2014, 11:32 AM 2,151 Views 3 Comments

Winger Hannah Casey earns a debut from the start while there are two more new faces among the replacements.

# fiona-coghlan - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Fiona Coghlan named Sportswoman of the Year
# Winning
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# Winning

Fiona Coghlan named Sportswoman of the Year

Dec 21st 2013, 5:15 PM 3,700 Views 4 Comments

The Clontarf woman captained Ireland to an historic first Six Nations Grand Slam.

# fiona-coghlan - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Irish women's rugby team honoured at People of the Year awards
# Inspirational
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# Inspirational

Irish women's rugby team honoured at People of the Year awards

Sep 15th 2013, 1:24 PM 2,131 Views 1 Comment

The Grand Slam winners took home a collective accolade and tribute was paid to rugby fan Donal Walsh.

# fiona-coghlan - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

RTÉ to broadcast live coverage of Ireland's Grand Slam-defining French clash
# Triple Crowned
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# Triple Crowned

RTÉ to broadcast live coverage of Ireland's Grand Slam-defining French clash

Mar 6th 2013, 9:54 AM 1,808 Views 12 Comments

Record crowds are set to descend on Ashbourne RFC this Friday for the crucial rugby encounter.

# fiona-coghlan - Monday 25 February, 2013

History in the making: Coghlan calls upon 'Fortress Ashbourne' in 6 Nations quest
# Protect This House
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# Protect This House

History in the making: Coghlan calls upon 'Fortress Ashbourne' in 6 Nations quest

Feb 25th 2013, 10:33 AM 1,165 Views 0 Comments

The Irish women have already sealed a Triple Crown and lead the table with two games remaining.

# fiona-coghlan - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Ireland Women's side capture first ever Triple Crown after Scottish win
# History Girls
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# History Girls

Ireland Women's side capture first ever Triple Crown after Scottish win

Feb 23rd 2013, 4:02 PM 9,363 Views 48 Comments

The Irishwomen also secured World Cup 2014 qualification with an impressive win over Scotland.

# fiona-coghlan - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Slideshow: How Ireland Women's team made history against England
# History Girls
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# History Girls

Slideshow: How Ireland Women's team made history against England

Feb 9th 2013, 5:58 PM 18,631 Views 39 Comments

Follow Fiona Coghlan and her teammates over the course of a day to remember.

PIC: Ireland Women's team moments after stunning 25-0 win over England
# Heroines
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# Heroines

PIC: Ireland Women's team moments after stunning 25-0 win over England

Feb 9th 2013, 4:36 PM 3,029 Views 6 Comments

Alison Miller was among the try-scorers on an afternoon to remember in County Meath.

# fiona-coghlan - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

'We're over moral victories' - Fiona Coghlan plots feisty reception for English
# Women's Rugby
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# Women's Rugby

'We're over moral victories' - Fiona Coghlan plots feisty reception for English

Feb 6th 2013, 5:16 PM 3,667 Views 3 Comments

The captain of the Ireland Women’s side swapped leadership tips with Jamie Heaslip at the official 6 Nations launch.

# fiona-coghlan - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Olympic success predicted for new Ireland Women's Sevens team
# Seventh Heaven
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# Seventh Heaven

Olympic success predicted for new Ireland Women's Sevens team

Apr 1st 2012, 9:30 AM 909 Views 4 Comments

New Irish coach appointed as IRFU and OCI dream of medals at Rio 2016

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