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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Ireland Women

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Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland
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'
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'
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
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
More than 72,000 fans watched eight games spread across the continent.
IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach
The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.
Ireland Women aiming to bring offloading style to the fore against Scots
Ciara Griffin and her team were very impressive in their victory over Wales two weekends ago.
'There were some really dark days' - Niamh Briggs finds a new lease of life
The Ireland out-half suffered with serious injury issues and missed last year’s home World Cup.
'There are people coming from New Zealand and Australia to get their caps'
Niamh Briggs is delighted that over 100 female players will finally be awarded caps for playing for Ireland.
Four changes for Ireland as Griggs names starting team to welcome Wales
Kick-off at Donnybrook is 3pm on Sunday.
Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil
Les Bleus put Ireland through a severe opening Six Nations Test.
Belvo wing Megan Williams set for Ireland debut against France
The 7s international will win her first cap for Ireland in 15s.
'We've got warning on that and we know the procedure, we know the protocol'
Ireland Women captain Ciara Griffin says movement between the 7s and 15s squads has been flagged in advance.
Sophie Spence announces retirement from international rugby after omission from Six Nations squad
‘I had hoped to finish my career after playing in one last Six Nations, but it is not to be.’
9 uncapped players as Ireland Women build up to Six Nations without Spence and Murphy
New head coach Adam Griggs has plenty of experienced talents in his 38-strong squad.
Ireland v Wales, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
We were in Belfast as Tom Tierney’s side faced Wales in the seventh place playoff.
Ireland v Australia, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
Tom Tierney’s side faced Australia at Kingspan Stadium for a shot at the fifth-place play-off.
Ireland prop ruled out for the rest of the Rugby World Cup
Ruth O’Reilly has suffered a back injury.
Ireland v France, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
We were live from the Belfield Bowl for the all-important Pool C decider.
'France are in our way': Jenny Murphy relishing the big stage of a vital World Cup test
The hardest hitter in Ireland’s arsenal is determined to make the free-flowing French stop and think.
New Zealand steam-roll Canada to complete perfect run to World Cup semis
An eight-try rout has left 2014 runners-up Canada out of the running for a semi-final berth.
Ireland bidding to stop French fluency at source with pack physicality
Tom Tierney’s team selection paves the way for a serious battle in UCD tomorrow evening.
Ireland v Japan, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017
Ireland pulled off a huge comeback to make it two wins from two against Japan.
How one Irish woman helped turn rugby into a sport for both sexes
Under Su Carty’s watch, women went from comprising 4% of the world’s rugby playing population to 25%
Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls
Women’s sport needs high-profile events to spark interest for girls at a stage when, statistically, they’re dropping out.
Sophie Spence eagerly, nervelessly embracing countdown to World Cup
Bring it.
5 players to a room and buying their own tracksuits: Ireland's first World Cup experience
We spoke to Fiona Steed and Su Carty about Ireland’s first foray onto the world stage.
'It focuses the mind, there’s no easy lead-in': Ireland relishing defining World Cup opener against Australia
Captain Niamh Briggs is leading a ‘no excuses’ attitude as Ireland embrace the challenges ahead.
'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup
Elaine Buckley of the Fair Game podcast spoke to The42 this week.
WRWC to run ticket exchange, so don't give up hope of seeing Ireland's pool matches just yet
Proceeds from the ‘Wimbledon style’ re-sales will go to the IRFU Charitable Trust.
Big names included as Ireland gear up for final friendly before World Cup qualifiers
Colin Bell’s side face Scotland in July.
Naoupu and Baxter among exciting Ireland 7s squad chasing World Cup qualification
Anthony Eddy’s squad are in France for the next two weekends, competing on two fronts.
Huge markers laid down as Ireland beat England and Fiji in 7s
Two impressive results book-ended Ireland’s best world series finish to date.
'Physically, the girls are beaten up': Hope shines in painful end to Ireland's 6 Nations
Through the pain of St Patrick’s Day Ireland showed promise of a big summer ahead.
Ireland come up short but reasons to be positive for home Women's World Cup
England remain the standard setters, but Tom Tierney’s side have plenty to build on.
Ireland women push England to their limits in intense Grand Slam decider
A sickening injury to Claire Molloy helped England pull away in tonight’s Slam decider.
Analysis: Ireland Women's intelligent maul key to their Grand Slam shot
Tom Tierney’s side have some clever lineout specialists in their forward pack.
'It's a cup final, it's winner takes all': Ireland primed for Grand Slam decider against England
Nora Stapleton says ‘it’s about time we get the buzz back’ as Ireland look forward to their biggest game of the Six Nations.
Ireland to don homelessness charity logo for Grand Slam showdown with England
Aon have vacated their women’s jersey sponsorship for Inner City Helping Homeless ahead of the match.
Tyrrell try gives Ireland victory in Wales to set up Grand Slam decider with England
Tom Tierney’s side will face off against England in Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.