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#Women's Rugby

# womens-rugby - Sunday 2 April, 2017

From The42 Dramatic Belvo win sets up All-Ireland league final against UL Bohs Decider

Dramatic Belvo win sets up All-Ireland league final against UL Bohs

Jackie Shiels scored all the points in a victory over Railway Union, while Bohs beat Galwegians well.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 30 March, 2017

From The42 Ex-international Neville 'over the moon' to be named on referee panel for Women's Rugby World Cup Ireland 2017

Ex-international Neville 'over the moon' to be named on referee panel for Women's Rugby World Cup

The poacher turned gamekeeper is one of three Irish officials named for the tournament.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 19 March, 2017

From The42 'Physically, the girls are beaten up': Hope shines in painful end to Ireland's 6 Nations Women's Rugby

'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.

# womens-rugby - Friday 17 March, 2017

From The42 Ireland women push England to their limits in intense Grand Slam decider 6 Nations

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.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 12 March, 2017

From The42 Uncertainty about finalists as UL Bohs and Railway Union All-Ireland Cup semi ends in controversy Women's Rugby Wrap

Uncertainty about finalists as UL Bohs and Railway Union All-Ireland Cup semi ends in controversy

The match was still a draw following extra time and there’s confusion as to what happens next.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 11 March, 2017

From The42 Tyrrell try gives Ireland victory in Wales to set up Grand Slam decider with England Sevens Sent

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.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Ireland's main World Cup rivals have arranged their own warm-up tournament in June

Australia will join the world’s top three sides in a six-Test series over eight days in New Zealand this June.

# womens-rugby - Monday 27 February, 2017

From The42 'Some of the chat is just ridiculous. It affects the players' Biting Back

'Some of the chat is just ridiculous. It affects the players'

Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney wasn’t impressed with discussion around the women’s game.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From The42 Kicked to touch? An open letter from frustrated supporters of women's rugby in Ireland Women's Rugby

Kicked to touch? An open letter from frustrated supporters of women's rugby in Ireland

Frustrating inconsistency is hampering Ireland ahead of home Rugby World Cup.

# womens-rugby - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From The42 IRFU to pull three key Ireland players from Six Nations to go on 7s duty Crazy Call

IRFU to pull three key Ireland players from Six Nations to go on 7s duty

Tom Tierney’s side are set to lose Sene Naoupu, Alison Miller and Hannah Tyrrell.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From The42 Bohs hammer Galwegians as unbeaten Women's AIL season looks a real possibility Wrap

Bohs hammer Galwegians as unbeaten Women's AIL season looks a real possibility

The Limerick side racked up eight tries while there were also wins for St. Mary’s, Railway Union and Cooke.

From The42 Ireland out to top last weekend's mediocre performance and finish Italian job Preview

Ireland out to top last weekend's mediocre performance and finish Italian job

Despite a bonus-point win over Scotland, there are mistakes to rectify.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From The42 Sevens star returns as Irish Women make 2 changes Ready To Go

Sevens star returns as Irish Women make 2 changes

Hannah Tyrrell will make her first appearance in this year’s Six Nations against Italy.

# womens-rugby - Monday 6 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland lead the Six Nations after their great escape in Scotland Table Toppers

Ireland lead the Six Nations after their great escape in Scotland

Jenny Murphy’s return was among the positives in a poor performance from Tom Tierney’s side.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From The42 UL Bohemians stay on track for double after tough Highfield test Lining Out

UL Bohemians stay on track for double after tough Highfield test

It was an action-packed weekend of women’s rugby.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 2 February, 2017

From The42 From youth to experience: 5 women who will be key to Ireland’s Six Nations chances Take Five

From youth to experience: 5 women who will be key to Ireland’s Six Nations chances

Ireland’s Women kick off their campaign away to Scotland on Friday evening.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 26 January, 2017

From The42 Ex-Clare GAA star Considine among 5 uncapped women in Ireland's 6 Nations squad Women's Rugby

Ex-Clare GAA star Considine among 5 uncapped women in Ireland's 6 Nations squad

The Munster wing is joined by two new props and half-backs.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 8 January, 2017

From The42 Tickets for this year's Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland go on sale tomorrow Tickets There

Tickets for this year's Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland go on sale tomorrow

And the hosts will meet Australia on day one as the pool schedule is confirmed.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From The42 Thrills, spills and heartache: 21 pictures that sum up the women's rugby year Through A Lens This post contains images

Thrills, spills and heartache: 21 pictures that sum up the women's rugby year

It’s been an up and down 12 months.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 10 December, 2016

From The42 Leinster women deliver resounding bonus point win over Ulster to set up Donnybrook showdown Statement

Leinster women deliver resounding bonus point win over Ulster to set up Donnybrook showdown

They hosts held their Northern guests scoreless to tee up a clash with Munster next weekend.

# womens-rugby - Friday 2 December, 2016

From The42 Ireland Women storm back from 12 - 0 down to win Dubai 7s Challenge Trophy 7s Heaven

Ireland Women storm back from 12 - 0 down to win Dubai 7s Challenge Trophy

Anthony Eddy’s side have gotten better as the Dubai leg of the world series has gone on.

From The42 Miller time as Ireland score four to beat USA and reach Trophy Final at Dubai 7s Ali-oop

Miller time as Ireland score four to beat USA and reach Trophy Final at Dubai 7s

Anthony Eddy’s side will face Spain in this afternoon’s final.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 1 December, 2016

From The42 Ireland Women strike late to claim draw with Fiji on tough day in Dubai Sevens

Ireland Women strike late to claim draw with Fiji on tough day in Dubai

However, Lucy Mulhall thought she had kicked the winning points before the referee asked for her conversion to be re-taken.

# womens-rugby - Friday 25 November, 2016

From The42 Here's the Ireland 7s squad to take on 'the toughest group in Dubai' Women's Rugby

Here's the Ireland 7s squad to take on 'the toughest group in Dubai'

Anthony Eddy is also sending a development squad to compete in the UAE.

# womens-rugby - Sunday 13 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland out to reap benefits of inaugural November series with World Cup in view November Tests

Ireland out to reap benefits of inaugural November series with World Cup in view

Head coach Tom Tierney is hoping the three tough Tests will prepare his squad for next August’s home World Cup.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From The42 Opening November Test against England comes too soon for Ireland captain Briggs Sunday Service

Opening November Test against England comes too soon for Ireland captain Briggs

Head coach Tom Tierney has returned Nora Stapleton to the number 10 jersey to open a tough Autumn series.

From The42 Proximity of toughest Tests tempers Irish excitement for Women's Rugby World Cup Here And Now

Proximity of toughest Tests tempers Irish excitement for Women's Rugby World Cup

The difficult task of escaping Pool C is at the back of Tom Tierney’s mind as he prepares a squad for a historic November series.

# womens-rugby - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

From The42 Ireland to face France and Australia in Women's Rugby World Cup pool Ireland 2017

Ireland to face France and Australia in Women's Rugby World Cup pool

Tom Tierney’s side have a tough task ahead of them next August.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 26 May, 2016

From The42 Wexford football captain Murphy and Niamh Briggs named in development squad for Ireland 7s New Experience

Wexford football captain Murphy and Niamh Briggs named in development squad for Ireland 7s

With the front-liners still on World Series duty, Anthony Eddy has introduced some new names to gain experience in Amsterdam.

# womens-rugby - 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.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From The42 Ireland make changes for second part of Six Nations double-header at Twickenham Team News

Ireland make changes for second part of Six Nations double-header at Twickenham

The game kicks-off at 7.15pm, following the men’s fixture.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 13 February, 2016

From The42 Payback on Irish minds as they seek to break France hoodoo Up Against It

Payback on Irish minds as they seek to break France hoodoo

Fly-half Caughey putting Olympic dreams on hold with a Six Nations crown to defend.

# womens-rugby - Thursday 11 February, 2016

From The42 Irish women plotting inside job in French rugby heartland Familiar Territory

Irish women plotting inside job in French rugby heartland

Paula Fitzpatrick knows what to expect this weekend having played with Toulouse for the past three months.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 6 February, 2016

From The42 Behind the scenes: Ireland chasing the Rio Olympics 7s dream Dreaming Of Rio

Behind the scenes: Ireland chasing the Rio Olympics 7s dream

We took a look at the work that goes into Ireland’s pursuit of a place in Rio.

# womens-rugby - 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.

# womens-rugby - 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.

# womens-rugby - Friday 29 January, 2016

From The42 Here's the Ireland Women's 7s squad heading to Sydney and São Paulo Circumnavigating

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

Sure isn’t it well for them.

# womens-rugby - 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.

# womens-rugby - Saturday 2 January, 2016

From The42 'I didn’t allow myself to get as emotional before but I was still getting sick at 5 in the morning' Kicking On

'I didn’t allow myself to get as emotional before but I was still getting sick at 5 in the morning'

Niamh Briggs on nerves and how being in the Guards has helped her play rugby for Ireland.

# womens-rugby - Friday 4 December, 2015

From The42 Ireland Women finish 12th in Dubai 7s as men get off the mark Double Trouble

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.