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#Ireland Women

# ireland-women - Friday 13 May, 2016

From The42 Ireland will look to embrace pressure of home World Cup opportunity BringIt

Ireland will look to embrace pressure of home World Cup opportunity

Captain Niamh Briggs says this year’s November Test series will be a major aid to preparations.

# ireland-women - Thursday 31 March, 2016

From The42 Naoupu joins Ireland Women's Sevens squad as Galvin misses Atlanta trip 7s Sene

Naoupu joins Ireland Women's Sevens squad as Galvin misses Atlanta trip

Anthony Eddy has been able to call on Alison Miller for the World Series legs in Atlanta and Langford.

# ireland-women - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'It means a lot to play at a ground with such history' - New home, new era for Ireland

Tom Tierney’s team open their Six Nations title defence at Donnybrook this afternoon.

# ireland-women - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 10 players set for Six Nations debut in Ireland's first game of Championship defence Team News

10 players set for Six Nations debut in Ireland's first game of Championship defence

Tom Tierney’s side face Wales on Saturday.

# ireland-women - Monday 1 February, 2016

From The42 Six Nations champs Ireland fourth in first-ever women's World Rugby rankings Top 10

Six Nations champs Ireland fourth in first-ever women's World Rugby rankings

World Rugby say the rankings will encourage more matches to be played.

# ireland-women - Sunday 31 January, 2016

From The42 6 women who will be key to a successful Irish title defence 6Nations

6 women who will be key to a successful Irish title defence

Ireland’s captain and world player of the year nominee are among the most important components of the squad in this campaign.

# ireland-women - Friday 29 January, 2016

Here's the Ireland Women's 7s squad heading to Sydney and São Paulo

Sure isn’t it well for them.

# ireland-women - Thursday 28 January, 2016

From The42 New faces in Ireland Women's squad as 7s stars miss start of Six Nations defence Champions

New faces in Ireland Women's squad as 7s stars miss start of Six Nations defence

Head coach Tom Tierney has included seven uncapped players as Ireland women spread resources across two forms of the game.

# ireland-women - Friday 4 December, 2015

Ireland Women finish 12th in Dubai 7s as men get off the mark

Plus, Sonny Bill Williams (and sister) had a close-up view of some shock Kiwi defeats.

# ireland-women - Thursday 3 December, 2015

India, here we come! Ireland have qualified for the Women's T20 Cricket World Cup

Ireland now face Bangladesh in the final of the World Cup Qualifier tournament on Saturday.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

From The42 10 uncapped players in Ireland women's squad to play England Fresh Faces

10 uncapped players in Ireland women's squad to play England

The training squad of 33 has been trimmed down to 23.

Ireland's Euro 2017 campaign back on track with priceless win in Portugal

A huge win for Sue Ronan’s side.

From The42 'No more hard luck stories - it's time to stand up and deliver' Coygig

'No more hard luck stories - it's time to stand up and deliver'

Ireland are hoping to get their Euro 2017 qualifying campaign back on track in Portugal this afternoon.

# ireland-women - Friday 9 October, 2015

'It's a huge thing for us and women's rugby' Spence hoping for more women's tests

The World Player of the Year nominee says Donnybrook move is huge for the game.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women will face England in a November international next month Champs

Ireland Women will face England in a November international next month

The Six Nations champions have named a 33-strong squad and will host an open training session this weekend.

# ireland-women - Sunday 23 August, 2015

From The42 Incredible Japan comeback sinks Ireland but there was plenty for us to celebrate Comeback

Incredible Japan comeback sinks Ireland but there was plenty for us to celebrate

Anthony Eddy’s side were beaten by Japan in the final in UCD

# ireland-women - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Ireland reach quarter-finals at Women's Sevens tournament in Dublin

Despite a loss to South Africa in today’s final Pool C clash, the Girls in Green are in the final eight,

# ireland-women - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland pull off historic win to move one step closer to first ever Olympic qualification Coygig

Ireland pull off historic win to move one step closer to first ever Olympic qualification

It’s been a famous day for Irish hockey.

# ireland-women - Sunday 14 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women bounce back from earlier heartbreak to claim plate title in Olympic qualifier Road To Rio

Ireland Women bounce back from earlier heartbreak to claim plate title in Olympic qualifier

It was a promising weekend for Anthony Eddy’s side.

# ireland-women - Saturday 13 June, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women rally after 2 losses, thrashing Ukraine to earn place in quarter-finals 7s

Ireland Women rally after 2 losses, thrashing Ukraine to earn place in quarter-finals

Ireland weren’t dispirited by losses to Spain and France, bouncing back with a six-try win over Ukraine.

# ireland-women - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From The42 Unfortunate lapse of concentration costs Ireland as they suffer defeat in California WNT

Unfortunate lapse of concentration costs Ireland as they suffer defeat in California

Ireland’s goalkeeper was guilty of breaking the first rule of football.

# ireland-women - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Women's rugby stars specialise late, but more young athletes benefit every sport

New Zealander Tania Rosser was destined to play rugby, but she put time in in other codes too.

# ireland-women - Monday 23 March, 2015

'We wanted that ruthless streak': Niamh Briggs keeping firm grip on 6 Nations crown

“I made my feelings known to everybody that I wasn’t going to use the changes as an excuse.”

# ireland-women - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The42 Two Six Nations titles in two days as the Ireland women win big in Scotland Champions

Two Six Nations titles in two days as the Ireland women win big in Scotland

Just like the men yesterday, chasing a points total brought the best out of the women.

# ireland-women - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Ireland Women 'keeping it between the ditches' to reel in 6 Nations title

Niamh Briggs’ side must beat Scotland by a 27-point margin to claim the Six Nations title tomorrow.

# ireland-women - Thursday 19 March, 2015

From The42 The sky is still the limit in Ireland's new era of women's rugby Transition

The sky is still the limit in Ireland's new era of women's rugby

Jenny Murphy is still finding her feet at outside centre, but could find a winner’s medal around her neck this weekend.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From The42 RTÉ to screen Ireland Women's massive Six Nations game this weekend Centre Stage

RTÉ to screen Ireland Women's massive Six Nations game this weekend

Meanwhile, the Ireland U20s have made four changes to their team to face Scotland.

# ireland-women - Thursday 12 March, 2015

From Dublin GAA to the Six Nations in a year: Hannah Tyrrell's unique tale

The 24-year-old has broken into the Ireland Women’s set-up less than two years after taking up rugby.

# ireland-women - Friday 27 February, 2015

From The42 'Any day you get to play against the world champions is a good day' - Briggs The Best

'Any day you get to play against the world champions is a good day' - Briggs

The Ireland captain is keen to restore pride at Ashbourne as England arrive.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From The42 'A chance to get some revenge' - Murphy and Ireland riled up for England Old Enemy

'A chance to get some revenge' - Murphy and Ireland riled up for England

The Old Belvedere centre was involved in the World Cup semi-final defeat to the English last year.

# ireland-women - Friday 6 February, 2015

From The42 Briggs leads by example in Italy as five-try Ireland Women signal bright new dawn Coygig

Briggs leads by example in Italy as five-try Ireland Women signal bright new dawn

Jenny Murphy, part of a new centre combination, also ran her way onto the score-sheet.

# ireland-women - Thursday 5 February, 2015

'I nearly crashed the car': Briggs admits shock at Ireland captaincy call but ready to take on Europe

The goal-kicking fullback modestly says she had never even considered the prospect of leading her country.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women head to Italy with six uncapped players in matchday squad New Era

Ireland Women head to Italy with six uncapped players in matchday squad

Jenny Murphy and Jackie Shiels form a new centre partnership.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Ireland Women aiming for 'the next level' with big changes on and off the field

New head coach Tom Tierney wants to bring more great athletes onto Ireland’s rugby scene.

# ireland-women - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From The42 All change for Ireland Women with 12 new faces for Six Nations Next Chapter

All change for Ireland Women with 12 new faces for Six Nations

New head coach Tom Tierney will look to build on the momentum of last year’s World Cup.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

From The42 'They went ballistic': The perfect moment captured when Ireland Women beat the Black Ferns Focus

'They went ballistic': The perfect moment captured when Ireland Women beat the Black Ferns

Photographer Dan Sheridan tells about his unique view of one of the greatest ever moments in women’s rugby.

# ireland-women - Thursday 18 December, 2014

From The42 Ireland have automatically qualified for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup Coygig

Ireland have automatically qualified for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup

Changes to the qualifying process announced by World Rugby mean good news for Tom Tierney’s side.

# ireland-women - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Opinion: Now is the time to start organising a women's 'Heineken Cup'

Six countries, 12 teams, three pools: let’s get it on!

# ireland-women - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From The42 Ambitious McWilliams pursues American Dream of coaching with Yale Going Pro

Ambitious McWilliams pursues American Dream of coaching with Yale

The young Irish coach is heading for the States after four years with Ireland Women.

# ireland-women - Monday 18 August, 2014

From The42 IRB promise to do 'everything' possible to continue growth of women's rugby On The Up This post contains videos

IRB promise to do 'everything' possible to continue growth of women's rugby

Meanwhile, Canada’s Magali Harvey edged out Niamh Briggs to be named world player of the year.