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#Ireland Women

# ireland-women - Friday 26 August, 2022

'I’m excited to see where she can go to as a second playmaker now'
# Second Five Eighth
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# Second Five Eighth

'I’m excited to see where she can go to as a second playmaker now'

Aug 26th 2022, 9:16 AM 2,642 Views 0 Comments

Skibbereen woman Enya Breen was highly influential for Ireland last time out.

# ireland-women - Monday 22 August, 2022

Analysis: Ireland's promising young guns show instinctive skills in Japan
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Analysis: Ireland's promising young guns show instinctive skills in Japan

Aug 22nd 2022, 7:30 PM 3,655 Views 1 Comment

Dannah O’Brien, Méabh Deely, Aoife Dalton, and Natasja Behan all started the big win over Japan.

'I can go to Beibhinn for advice on and off the pitch, and the same with Aoibheann'
# B'sloe And Steady
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# B'sloe And Steady

'I can go to Beibhinn for advice on and off the pitch, and the same with Aoibheann'

Aug 22nd 2022, 5:53 PM 4,165 Views 1 Comment

Galway woman Méabh Deely made a brilliant start to her own international 15s career on Saturday.

# ireland-women - Thursday 28 April, 2022

22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland
# Maeve Óg
From The42
# Maeve Óg

22-year-old O'Leary learning from 'unbelievable' back rows with Ireland

Apr 28th 2022, 7:15 AM 7,432 Views 1 Comment

‘From my own club, Hannah O’Connor and Dorothy Wall are just huge.’

# ireland-women - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Ireland hope key players Monaghan and Cronin will be fit for Scotland clash
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

Ireland hope key players Monaghan and Cronin will be fit for Scotland clash

Apr 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 2,009 Views 7 Comments

There was a boost for Ireland with Sene Naoupu’s red card being rescinded.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs
# Contracts
From The42
# Contracts

'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs

Apr 26th 2022, 3:16 PM 3,801 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland assistant says Irish rugby would need to grow its player pool before splitting 7s and 15s players.

# ireland-women - Sunday 24 April, 2022

'There's not too many 7s players that were in a scrum or lineout'
# Proud
From The42
# Proud

'There's not too many 7s players that were in a scrum or lineout'

Apr 24th 2022, 3:17 PM 10,332 Views 1 Comment

Ireland head coach Greg McWilliams was proud of his players in Leicester.

England power up to maul Ireland with 11-try victory in Six Nations
# Well Beaten
From The42
# Well Beaten

England power up to maul Ireland with 11-try victory in Six Nations

Apr 24th 2022, 2:14 PM 14,338 Views 27 Comments

Greg McWilliams’ side showed grit in the first half but England ran in 11 tries in total.

# ireland-women - Friday 22 April, 2022

From failing floodlights to a record crowd in Leicester - Doyle sees big progression
# W6N
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# W6N

From failing floodlights to a record crowd in Leicester - Doyle sees big progression

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:30 AM 5,663 Views 0 Comments

The Limerick woman is set to come in on the wing against England on Sunday.

# ireland-women - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Breen keen on England test after 'unbelievable' experience in Musgrave Park
# Home Soil
From The42
# Home Soil

Breen keen on England test after 'unbelievable' experience in Musgrave Park

Apr 21st 2022, 6:30 AM 1,998 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old UL Bohs centre could come into the starting XV this weekend.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Ireland Women set for their first-ever summer tour in Japan
# Development
From The42
# Development

Ireland Women set for their first-ever summer tour in Japan

Apr 20th 2022, 6:45 AM 2,614 Views 1 Comment

Head coach Greg McWilliams feels the tour will be crucial in developing Ireland’s players.

# ireland-women - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Parsons back, POM presents, scrum nous, UCC sessions - Ireland bid to rebound
# On A Mission
From The42
# On A Mission

Parsons back, POM presents, scrum nous, UCC sessions - Ireland bid to rebound

Updated Apr 10th 2022, 9:35 AM 14,955 Views 4 Comments

Greg McWilliams’ side are desperate for a win against Italy in Cork this evening.

# ireland-women - Saturday 9 April, 2022

'My dad had me out on the back field at home practising tackling with him'
# Smash 'em
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# Smash 'em

'My dad had me out on the back field at home practising tackling with him'

Apr 9th 2022, 9:39 AM 5,854 Views 0 Comments

Ireland hooker Neve Jones relishes the physical aspect of the game.

# ireland-women - Thursday 7 April, 2022

'There's great clarity... As a player, you’ll do what’s best for the programmes'
# Codes
From The42
# Codes

'There's great clarity... As a player, you’ll do what’s best for the programmes'

Apr 7th 2022, 6:30 AM 2,535 Views 0 Comments

Ireland international Eve Higgins is a star for both the 7s and 15s squads.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Ireland Women hope to train against men's underage teams in bid to improve
# Idea
From The42
# Idea

Ireland Women hope to train against men's underage teams in bid to improve

Apr 5th 2022, 2:32 PM 4,527 Views 6 Comments

The Irish pack are looking to improve their scrum ahead of Sunday’s clash with Italy.

# ireland-women - Saturday 26 March, 2022

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'
# Pride Of Offaly
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# Pride Of Offaly

'She's a fantastic person who encapsulates everything Ireland will stand for'

Mar 26th 2022, 8:00 AM 18,430 Views 0 Comments

Nichola Fryday has enjoyed an impressive rise from Tullamore RFC to become the new Ireland captain.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

'You want to make it entertaining. You want people to enjoy the spectacle'
# New Chapter
From The42
# New Chapter

'You want to make it entertaining. You want people to enjoy the spectacle'

Mar 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 3,805 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Women finally get their new chapter underway this Saturday against Wales.

# ireland-women - Saturday 5 March, 2022

The most striking thing about the 30 recommendations to the IRFU is how basic they are
# Review
From The42
# Review

The most striking thing about the 30 recommendations to the IRFU is how basic they are

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 22,705 Views 6 Comments

Things aren’t suddenly all rosy but yesterday was a step in the right direction for women’s rugby.

# ireland-women - Friday 4 March, 2022

IRFU to hire head of women's rugby and invest extra €1 million, but no full report
# Review
From The42
# Review

IRFU to hire head of women's rugby and invest extra €1 million, but no full report

Mar 4th 2022, 1:21 PM 7,617 Views 15 Comments

The independent report on Ireland Women’s failure to qualify for the World Cup will not be published in full.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

IRFU finally close to publishing controversial Ireland Women report
# Qualifier
From The42
# Qualifier

IRFU finally close to publishing controversial Ireland Women report

Mar 1st 2022, 4:14 PM 8,864 Views 7 Comments

The report was initially set to be released in January.

# ireland-women - Thursday 17 February, 2022

'When I was playing, I was ridiculously intense and just wanted to win all the time'
# New Gig
From The42
# New Gig

'When I was playing, I was ridiculously intense and just wanted to win all the time'

Feb 17th 2022, 3:48 PM 6,695 Views 0 Comments

Niamh Briggs is excited and honoured to be back with Ireland as an assistant coach.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

'I got texts from people saying their daughters were watching - that's everything'
# Sevens
From The42
# Sevens

'I got texts from people saying their daughters were watching - that's everything'

Feb 2nd 2022, 8:00 PM 20,319 Views 2 Comments

Lucy Mulhall captained Ireland 7s to their first-ever silver medal on the World Series last weekend.

# ireland-women - Saturday 18 December, 2021

Player power forces a climbdown from the IRFU but actions matter most
# U-turn
From The42
# U-turn

Player power forces a climbdown from the IRFU but actions matter most

Dec 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,338 Views 1 Comment

The hard-hitting letter has set the ball rolling with two reviews to be published early next year.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening
# Player Power
From The42
# Player Power

Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 18,840 Views 23 Comments

The union’s dismissive response simply underlined the point the players were making.

# ireland-women - Monday 13 December, 2021

IRFU expresses disappointment and 'refutes the overall tenor' of women's letter
# Response
From The42
# Response

IRFU expresses disappointment and 'refutes the overall tenor' of women's letter

Dec 13th 2021, 5:16 PM 27,613 Views 48 Comments

The union views the letter as “outside interference” during the two ongoing reviews into women’s rugby.

'Untrustworthy leadership' - Irish players write to government to express loss of faith in IRFU
# No Confidence
From The42
# No Confidence

'Untrustworthy leadership' - Irish players write to government to express loss of faith in IRFU

Dec 13th 2021, 10:50 AM 49,161 Views 61 Comments

A group of 62 current and former players have come together to signal their discontent.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia
# 11/10
From The42
# 11/10

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia

Nov 30th 2021, 9:16 PM 34,203 Views 19 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side got their World Cup qualification bid back on track in style at Tallaght Stadium.

# ireland-women - Saturday 13 November, 2021

'It's been a difficult period for everyone involved and no different to myself'
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'It's been a difficult period for everyone involved and no different to myself'

Nov 13th 2021, 6:15 AM 6,711 Views 2 Comments

Adam Griggs has one more game left as Ireland Women head coach.

# ireland-women - Friday 12 November, 2021

Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby
# Slurry
From The42
# Slurry

Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby

Nov 12th 2021, 6:00 AM 5,685 Views 2 Comments

The visitors will provide a stern test for Adam Griggs’ side at the RDS.

# ireland-women - Thursday 11 November, 2021

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'
# Policy
From The42
# Policy

IRFU says it's 'not policy to prevent any player from expressing their opinion'

Nov 11th 2021, 6:08 PM 4,998 Views 2 Comments

Meanwhile, Ireland’s men’s team have not discussed the goings-on in women’s rugby.

'We were all disappointed. He apologised in case people took offence to his comments'
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

'We were all disappointed. He apologised in case people took offence to his comments'

Nov 11th 2021, 11:20 AM 25,900 Views 45 Comments

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin said the entire squad stands with hooker Cliodhna Moloney.

# ireland-women - Monday 27 September, 2021

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins
# Low Point
From The42
# Low Point

IRFU must be brutally self-critical as review into World Cup failure begins

Sep 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 4,672 Views 5 Comments

The union must work hard to harness the potential of the domestic game in order to better prepare players.

# ireland-women - Saturday 25 September, 2021

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 AM 29,908 Views 2 Comments

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.

# ireland-women - Friday 24 September, 2021

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland
# Continuity
From The42
# Continuity

Ireland unchanged for pivotal World Cup Qualifier against Scotland

Sep 24th 2021, 11:58 AM 2,190 Views 1 Comment

There is one alteration to the bench as Lucy Mulhall comes in for the injured Enya Breen.

# ireland-women - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13
# Midfield
From The42
# Midfield

Criminology student Higgins solving the challenges of playing 13

Sep 23rd 2021, 7:30 AM 3,699 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old impressed for Ireland against Italy last weekend.

# ireland-women - Saturday 18 September, 2021

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women
# 10
From The42
# 10

Stacey Flood settling into key out-half role with Ireland Women

Sep 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,216 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old has shown her quality over the course of five caps so far.

# ireland-women - Friday 17 September, 2021

Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut
# IQ
From The42
# IQ

Meath's Monaghan eager for another shot after Ireland debut

Sep 17th 2021, 6:00 AM 3,357 Views 0 Comments

The second row started playing rugby in Brighton.

# ireland-women - Thursday 16 September, 2021

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'
# Standards
From The42
# Standards

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'

Updated Sep 16th 2021, 3:04 PM 13,103 Views 10 Comments

Two Ireland internationals have expressed their disappointment about Connacht’s changing facilities.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

'This is not lost' - Ireland captain Griffin rallies for huge Italy clash
# Bouncing Back
From The42
# Bouncing Back

'This is not lost' - Ireland captain Griffin rallies for huge Italy clash

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 8:41 AM 13,507 Views 10 Comments

After defeat to Spain, Ireland face a crucial meeting with the hosts on Sunday.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

A miserable couple of days for Irish women's rugby off and on the pitch
# Concerns
From The42
# Concerns

A miserable couple of days for Irish women's rugby off and on the pitch

Sep 14th 2021, 8:30 AM 28,646 Views 10 Comments

Ireland must recover after defeat to Spain at the 2021 World Cup Qualifier tournament.

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