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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Ireland Women

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New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland
Adam Griggs has eight uncapped players hoping to make an impression ahead of a November Test against Wales.
'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'
Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.
Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy
Adam Griggs’ side have just one Test match set for November.
Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'
The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.
Joy of six as Ireland's young guns progress to Euro Elite Round qualifiers in style
James Scott’s U17 women advanced with a game in hand, and face Greece in a top-of-the-table clash next.
'I wasn't ever going to buy an Irish jersey, I was going to earn an Irish jersey'
Ireland international Leah Lyons remembers how she was inspired as a youngster.
'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'
Ireland Women have no games this summer, while the five top nations play each other in July
Ireland name squad for Sevens World Series in Japan after best-ever finish
19-year-old Tullamore star Megan Burns has been selected for her first World Series trip.
'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis
Philip Doyle delivered a passionate argument for change on Off The Ball this evening.
Griggs' Ireland fall to 10th in latest World Rugby rankings after dismal Six Nations
They drop below Spain.
Ireland defeated in Cardiff as Six Nations campaign ends with underwhelming defeat
Beibhinn Parsons opened the scoring, but after that Ireland failed to score a point in Cardiff.
Ireland look to defence for next building block against France
The attack functioned for Adam Grigg’s side in the loss to Italy, but against the formidable French Ireland will have to pick their battles.
Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more
The Clare woman first sampled 15-a-side international rugby in 2017 and went travelling after that year’s World Cup. She has returned all the better for the experience.
Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat
Centre Michelle Claffey required surgery on the ankle injury picked up in Italy, while Leah Lyons will be sidelined with a shoulder issue.
'Rugby's always been my number one' - Dane looks to take chance in Italy
The Ulster scrum-half came through the ranks in Enniskillen to make her debut this year.
7s, 15s and Chemical Engineering - Enniskillen's Boles balancing the books
The 20-year-old back row made her debut in the Six Nations two weekends ago.
Molloy an injury concern for Ireland Women but Peat set for return
The Leinster loosehead has missed the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.
Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women
The tighthead prop and blindside flanker were superb in the win over Scotland.
'At times we were playing with such tempo that we almost ran ourselves off our feet'
Ireland Women’s 22-5 win in Scotland has teed them up for a big test against Italy.
'We're going out there to win and we will win. That's our attitude'
There’s a nice Laois flavour to the Ireland Women as they gear up for a huge clash in Scotland tonight.
'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt
The performance of the scrum was one positive aspect of Ireland Women’s heavy Six Nations defeat to England on Friday.
New and returning faces on the bench as Griggs names Ireland side for England opener
Ireland Women get their Six Nations campaign up and running on Friday evening.
Mini-groups, no fear, depth and 'me, we' - Ireland Women look to progress
Captain Ciara Griffin is excited about the emerging players in the squad.
'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'
After questioning whether she’d ever play again, Niamh Briggs has bounced back from two injury-ravaged seasons to rediscover her love of rugby, even after being overlooked for Ireland’s Six Nations squad.
Ireland won't have far to travel if they qualify for Women's Euro 2021 as England named host nation
The draw for the qualifying group stage will take place in February.
Ireland edged by England in thriller on disappointing day in Dubai
Anthony Eddy’s side finished the women’s tournament in eighth place, but ran England and France close along the way.
Ireland face 'one of the biggest challenges in women's rugby' at Twickenham
Adam Griggs’ side conclude their two-game November schedule against England this evening.
Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham
Captain Ciara Griffin has been ruled out of Saturday’s November international through injury.
Ireland Women come up short against USA as 16-year-old Parsons debuts
Debutant Laura Sheehan and Eimear Considine scored tries for Adam Griggs’ side in Donnybrook.
'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'
Ireland Women scrum-half Ailsa Hughes is looking to take her game to the next level.
'I love the lineouts... it's nice to have that added challenge of calling'
Ireland second row Aoife McDermott is looking to build on her first Six Nations campaign this year.
Ireland Women excited to see 16-year-old flyer Parsons step up against US
The Ballinasloe product helped the Connacht U18s to inter-pro success in September.
16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA
Lauren Delany and Laura Sheehan have been named to start for their first Test caps.
TV slot clash means Ireland Women will play at 5pm on a Friday
The IRFU says a Sunday kick-off was not viable due to a possible four-day turnaround between games.
Briggs misses out as Ireland name nine uncapped players for November
There are three ‘development players’ included in Adam Griggs’ selection.
'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'
Ireland Women head coach Adam Griggs is leading the ‘emerging talent day’ at Abbottstown.
Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls
A European tournament or World Rugby repechage will serve as Ireland’s best chance of qualifying for Tokyo 2020.
Ireland Women to face England in second November Test
After declining an invitation to tour Australia in June, the IRFU has confirmed the autumn schedule.
'We had 1,050 girls playing rugby. It's been a big success'
Nora Stapleton explains how the ‘Give It a Try’ campaign worked out over the summer.
Finn shines as U18s grab Ireland's first ever Div A win to keep survival hopes alive
Bosnia-Herzegovina will battle Ireland’s U18 women tomorrow with Division A status on the line.