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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Fiona Coghlan

Last year
'I’d say it’ll hit me in a few more weeks how amazing it was'
Ireland fullback Molly Scuffil-McCabe first took up the game at the encouragement of an Irish rugby legend.
All time
'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand
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.
'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.
'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.
The team that came from nowhere to win a Grand Slam and slay the All Blacks
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.
The influence of a Grand Slam-winning captain, the loss of a Dublin star and the bid for All-Ireland glory
Sarah Murphy leads Clontarf into battle in Parnell Park on Saturday evening.
Former Ireland captain Coghlan to lead Barbarians in historic clash with Munster
Munster have also named their teams – one for the first half, another for the second – for tomorrow’s match at Thomond Park.
Former Ireland captain in first Barbarians women's side to make bow against Munster
Fiona Coghlan and the Barbarians will face Munster in Thomond Park next month.
'No one thought we would beat New Zealand three years ago - anything can happen'
Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan is well-placed to share her expertise ahead of WRWC 2017.
'She was so far ahead. She had the cheeky chappy attitude of a scrum-half, and the skills to back it up'
Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan recalls coaching Nicole Cronin – one of Ireland’s uncapped WRWC players – when she was 12.
Professionalism, attendance and equality: Should Ireland take a leaf out of France's book?
‘Over there, It’s not seen that it’s women playing – it’s just rugby.’
Fiona Coghlan on building a team: 'If you’re not there for the right reasons, you won’t last'
“It’s about getting to know people and what they can offer, not just on the pitch but off it as well.”
7s interest on the rise as Kilkenny-hosted event continues to grow
Marble City Sevens founder James Blanchfield tells us about the growth of the tournament.
Ireland Women still calling on newcomers to rugby with a World Cup in view
Fancy playing in a World Cup? Have you tried playing rugby?
Henry Shefflin is the finest hurler of his generation, but can he kick it? Not quite...
King Henry is a flawless hurler but his footballing skills need some work.
It's time to turn the lights out on Ashbourne says former Ireland women's captain
Fiona Coghlan wants the team to move to a venue in Dublin that will cater for bigger crowds.
Who was Ireland's greatest sportswoman in 2014?
Irish Times / Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year will be named later this month.
Women's sport still doesn't get the support it deserves. Here's how we can change that
Sports PR executive Colm Woods has practical solutions to change the perception of women’s sport in Ireland.
Trimble and Briggs pick up Player of the Year gongs at rugby writers' awards
Ireland Women were also recognised through awards handed to Philip Doyle and Fiona Coghlan.
Ireland captain Coghlan retires on losing note but with immense pride
The 33-year-old prop has played her last game for her country, finishing on 85 caps.
Ireland hopeful that World Cup journey has inspired female players
Their campaign came to a bitter end in Stade Jean Bouin, but Ireland have made a positive impact overall.
'It was a complete lack of performance from our side' - Ireland coach Doyle
Ireland’s passive defence was of particular annoyance to players and coaches alike.
Ireland's World Cup dream comes crashing down under English control
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
Fiona Coghlan and her squad believe that this evening’s clash with England is not a finishing point.
'We know the enormity of the task in front us' - Ireland captain Coghlan
Philip Doyle’s side face four-time world champions New Zealand this evening in Marcoussis.
Ireland Women hit the gym as they prepare for New Zealand clash
Strength and conditioning coach Marian Earls led the session at Marcoussis this morning.
Analysis: Ireland Women show tactical intelligence in victory over the US
There were positives to be taken from Friday’s win, but improvement will be needed ahead of the New Zealand clash.
Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower
When the prop got there, however, the captains of 11 other countries were hanging around too. Pure awkward.
Enda Kenny, Eamon Dunphy and Sean O'Brien wish Ireland Women good luck
Joan Burton, Peter O’Mahony, Derval O’Rourke, Liam Brady and John Hayes also feature in a star-studded video.
Plenty of positives for Irish Women's team to take from Six Nations campaign
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
RTÉ 2 to televise England v Ireland clash in Women's Six Nations
Ireland are aiming for two Triple Crowns in Twickenham.
Briggs on the bench as Ireland women begin defence of Grand Slam
Winger Hannah Casey earns a debut from the start while there are two more new faces among the replacements.
Fiona Coghlan named Sportswoman of the Year
The Clontarf woman captained Ireland to an historic first Six Nations Grand Slam.
Irish women's rugby team honoured at People of the Year awards
The Grand Slam winners took home a collective accolade and tribute was paid to rugby fan Donal Walsh.
RTÉ to broadcast live coverage of Ireland's Grand Slam-defining French clash
Record crowds are set to descend on Ashbourne RFC this Friday for the crucial rugby encounter.
History in the making: Coghlan calls upon 'Fortress Ashbourne' in 6 Nations quest
The Irish women have already sealed a Triple Crown and lead the table with two games remaining.
Ireland Women's side capture first ever Triple Crown after Scottish win
The Irishwomen also secured World Cup 2014 qualification with an impressive win over Scotland.
Slideshow: How Ireland Women's team made history against England
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
Alison Miller was among the try-scorers on an afternoon to remember in County Meath.
'We're over moral victories' - Fiona Coghlan plots feisty reception for English
The captain of the Ireland Women’s side swapped leadership tips with Jamie Heaslip at the official 6 Nations launch.