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#Ireland Women

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'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'
# Ireland Women
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# Ireland Women

'We have to be tough on each other because that's how you go forward'

Apr 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 17,717 Views 13 Comments

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
# Seven Up
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# Seven Up

Ireland name squad for Sevens World Series in Japan after best-ever finish

Apr 16th 2019, 2:22 PM 5,391 Views 0 Comments

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
# Rapid Decline
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# Rapid Decline

'The whole game is completely dismantled' - Ex-boss on Ireland Women's rugby crisis

Mar 20th 2019, 11:28 PM 12,040 Views 6 Comments

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
# Low Ebb
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# Low Ebb

Griggs' Ireland fall to 10th in latest World Rugby rankings after dismal Six Nations

Mar 19th 2019, 5:14 PM 8,152 Views 6 Comments

They drop below Spain.

Ireland defeated in Cardiff as Six Nations campaign ends with underwhelming defeat
# Sobering
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# Sobering

Ireland defeated in Cardiff as Six Nations campaign ends with underwhelming defeat

Mar 17th 2019, 3:47 PM 7,204 Views 2 Comments

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
# Women's Rugby
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# Women's Rugby

Ireland look to defence for next building block against France

Mar 9th 2019, 3:07 AM 3,024 Views 0 Comments

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
# Transition Complete
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# Transition Complete

Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more

Mar 6th 2019, 6:35 AM 17,734 Views 1 Comment

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
# Back To Front
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# Back To Front

Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat

Mar 5th 2019, 7:10 AM 4,134 Views 0 Comments

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
# Halfback
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# Halfback

'Rugby's always been my number one' - Dane looks to take chance in Italy

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:00 AM 17,741 Views 0 Comments

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
# New Face
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# New Face

7s, 15s and Chemical Engineering - Enniskillen's Boles balancing the books

Feb 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 4,455 Views 0 Comments

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
# Reinforcement
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# Reinforcement

Molloy an injury concern for Ireland Women but Peat set for return

Feb 19th 2019, 7:30 AM 2,262 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster loosehead has missed the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women
# Hurt
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# Hurt

Analysis: Outstanding Caplice and Lyons lead the way for Ireland Women

Feb 12th 2019, 1:27 PM 7,065 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Back On Track
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# Back On Track

'At times we were playing with such tempo that we almost ran ourselves off our feet'

Feb 10th 2019, 12:34 PM 9,956 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Fighting Irish
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# Fighting Irish

'We're going out there to win and we will win. That's our attitude'

Feb 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 4,268 Views 0 Comments

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
# Taking The Positives
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# Taking The Positives

'At the start I was actually going into the scrum myself!': Ross making his impact felt

Feb 5th 2019, 6:45 AM 9,064 Views 1 Comment

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
# Six Nations
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# Six Nations

New and returning faces on the bench as Griggs names Ireland side for England opener

Jan 29th 2019, 10:31 AM 3,968 Views 2 Comments

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
# New Wave
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# New Wave

Mini-groups, no fear, depth and 'me, we' - Ireland Women look to progress

Jan 25th 2019, 3:52 PM 3,585 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Interview
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# Interview

'I'm not angry or bitter. I'm fit, healthy and happy again and that's important'

Jan 20th 2019, 11:50 AM 44,453 Views 11 Comments

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
# Across The Pond
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# Across The Pond

Ireland won't have far to travel if they qualify for Women's Euro 2021 as England named host nation

Dec 3rd 2018, 4:03 PM 2,465 Views 1 Comment

The draw for the qualifying group stage will take place in February.

Ireland edged by England in thriller on disappointing day in Dubai
# Ireland 7s
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# Ireland 7s

Ireland edged by England in thriller on disappointing day in Dubai

Nov 30th 2018, 11:41 AM 5,651 Views 0 Comments

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
# London Calling
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# London Calling

Ireland face 'one of the biggest challenges in women's rugby' at Twickenham

Nov 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,984 Views 2 Comments

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
# Team News
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# Team News

Griggs makes six changes for Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham

Nov 21st 2018, 1:55 PM 5,361 Views 0 Comments

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
# November Test
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# November Test

Ireland Women come up short against USA as 16-year-old Parsons debuts

Nov 18th 2018, 2:59 PM 9,334 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Nine
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# Nine

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'

Nov 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,893 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Caller
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# Caller

'I love the lineouts... it's nice to have that added challenge of calling'

Nov 16th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,669 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hot Shot
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# Hot Shot

Ireland Women excited to see 16-year-old flyer Parsons step up against US

Nov 15th 2018, 10:09 AM 4,790 Views 0 Comments

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
# Potential
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# Potential

16-year-old Parsons set for Ireland Women debut off bench against USA

Nov 13th 2018, 4:37 PM 7,459 Views 12 Comments

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
# Not Ideal
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# Not Ideal

TV slot clash means Ireland Women will play at 5pm on a Friday

Nov 6th 2018, 3:46 PM 5,446 Views 7 Comments

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
# Fresh Faces
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# Fresh Faces

Briggs misses out as Ireland name nine uncapped players for November

Sep 24th 2018, 1:09 PM 8,069 Views 6 Comments

There are three ‘development players’ included in Adam Griggs’ selection.

'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'
# Women's Rugby
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# Women's Rugby

'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'

Sep 22nd 2018, 9:30 AM 3,928 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Women head coach Adam Griggs is leading the ‘emerging talent day’ at Abbottstown.

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls
# 2020 Vision
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# 2020 Vision

Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls

Sep 17th 2018, 2:18 PM 5,042 Views 0 Comments

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
# CONFIRMED
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# CONFIRMED

Ireland Women to face England in second November Test

Aug 31st 2018, 11:28 AM 2,069 Views 0 Comments

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'
# GiveItATry
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# GiveItATry

'We had 1,050 girls playing rugby. It's been a big success'

Aug 30th 2018, 7:00 PM 4,940 Views 2 Comments

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
# Irish Basketball
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# Irish Basketball

Finn shines as U18s grab Ireland's first ever Div A win to keep survival hopes alive

Aug 11th 2018, 7:17 PM 5,289 Views 2 Comments

Bosnia-Herzegovina will battle Ireland’s U18 women tomorrow with Division A status on the line.

Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland
# 7s World Cup
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# 7s World Cup

Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland

Jul 21st 2018, 2:18 AM 7,868 Views 0 Comments

After a brilliant win over England, defeat sends Ireland Women to the 5-8th place play-offs.

'When I first began, I was like '7 minutes, this will be handy...' it's not handy when you're out there'
# Sevens Francisco
From The42
# Sevens Francisco

'When I first began, I was like '7 minutes, this will be handy...' it's not handy when you're out there'

Jul 19th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,664 Views 1 Comment

Lucy Mulhall leads Ireland’s challenge at the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco.

IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'
# Declined
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# Declined

IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'

Jun 19th 2018, 7:05 AM 6,857 Views 19 Comments

The union turned down an invitation of a three-Test tour Down Under this month.

November Tests return for Ireland Women with USA set to visit Dublin
# Testing Times
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# Testing Times

November Tests return for Ireland Women with USA set to visit Dublin

May 23rd 2018, 4:44 PM 2,485 Views 3 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side will face the world’s fifth-ranked team the day after Ireland’s men host the All Blacks.

Ireland's record crowd in Tallaght was just one part of a landmark night for women's football
# Coygig
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# Coygig

Ireland's record crowd in Tallaght was just one part of a landmark night for women's football

Apr 7th 2018, 10:02 AM 6,146 Views 3 Comments

More than 72,000 fans watched eight games spread across the continent.

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach
# Give It Griggsy
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# Give It Griggsy

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach

Mar 21st 2018, 11:50 AM 8,822 Views 3 Comments

The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.