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# Women's Rugby

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'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'
Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games
Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career
Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s
Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals
Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals
Ireland look to defence for next building block against France
Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more
Ireland Women suffer double injury blow as they bid to bounce back after Italy defeat
Australia women's captain Patu banned for biting arm of international team-mate
Six-try Railway halt Blackrock's winning run, Maz' attack earns bonus point for Belvo
Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland
In-form Niamh Briggs shines once again as UL Bohs beat Railway Union
17-year-old Parsons set for 7s World Series debut as Ireland head for Sydney
Ireland step up Six Nations preparations with five-try win over Wales
RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts
Tight at the top! Old Belvedere complete back-to-back wins over AIL leaders
Ireland edged by England in thriller on disappointing day in Dubai
Ireland shaded by New Zealand, but progress to face Canada in quarter-final clash at Dubai 7s
Ireland face 'one of the biggest challenges in women's rugby' at Twickenham
Irish rugby aims for 20% female representation with new 'Women in Rugby' plan
'We wanted to give these players a high-performance environment'
Olympic pathway confirmed for Irish 7s rugby hopefuls
'A big step': England hand out 28 full-time contracts to women's squad
Leinster hope to see women's inter-pros expanded from three rounds
'We had 1,050 girls playing rugby. It's been a big success'
'We're all equal... A female coach with a female team shows it's not all male-orientated'
AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list
Blyde scythes, Woodman wonderful as New Zealand shut out Ireland
IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'
Murphy Crowe strikes twice to deliver Challenge Trophy for Ireland at Paris 7s
November Tests return for Ireland Women with USA set to visit Dublin
17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women
'You go to school and you'll always get comments with your weight. It wasn't a very positive time'
Ireland internationals inspire Railway Union to All-Ireland glory
Swapping basketball for rugby and drawing inspiration from Special Olympics to pursue nursing
Powerful France hold Ireland Women to nil
Belvo wing Megan Williams set for Ireland debut against France
Sophie Spence announces retirement from international rugby after omission from Six Nations squad
9 uncapped players as Ireland Women build up to Six Nations without Spence and Murphy