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#Women's Six Nations

# womens-six-nations - Thursday 29 April, 2021

England star named Women's Six Nations Player of the Championship
# Public Vote
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# Public Vote

England star named Women's Six Nations Player of the Championship

Apr 29th 2021, 5:47 PM 2,316 Views 0 Comments

28-year-old Poppy Cleall put in a number of commanding performances for the triumphant Red Roses.

# womens-six-nations - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

'Your losses can be definitive, but I don't let them define how I think about myself'
# Balance
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# Balance

'Your losses can be definitive, but I don't let them define how I think about myself'

Apr 28th 2021, 3:09 PM 3,364 Views 3 Comments

Flanker Dorothy Wall discusses Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and the influence of her family.

# womens-six-nations - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Star full-back suffers broken nose after 'kick to the face' as Ireland draw positives from Italy win
# Reflection
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# Reflection

Star full-back suffers broken nose after 'kick to the face' as Ireland draw positives from Italy win

Apr 24th 2021, 5:30 PM 8,244 Views 2 Comments

Eimear Considine went off for a HIA in the final moments of the game.

England claim third successive Six Nations title by edging past France
# Champions
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# Champions

England claim third successive Six Nations title by edging past France

Apr 24th 2021, 4:13 PM 3,360 Views 2 Comments

Poppy Cleall’s try on the stroke of half-time put England in the box seat.

Four-try Ireland secure third place in Six Nations and lay down World Cup qualifier marker
# Women's Six Nations
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# Women's Six Nations

Four-try Ireland secure third place in Six Nations and lay down World Cup qualifier marker

Apr 24th 2021, 2:04 PM 21,121 Views 10 Comments

Dorothy Wall, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe and Cliodhna Moloney all crossed over for Ireland.

Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland
# Preview
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# Preview

Unwanted spotlight on women's rugby during window of opportunity for Ireland

Apr 24th 2021, 10:05 AM 3,309 Views 0 Comments

Energia Park will host Ireland’s final game of the Six Nations.

Ireland 'chomping at the bit' to finish on a high after France disappointment
# Ready To Rock
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# Ready To Rock

Ireland 'chomping at the bit' to finish on a high after France disappointment

Apr 24th 2021, 9:50 AM 3,194 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs’ side will face Italy in a third/fourth place playoff on Saturday afternoon.

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand
# Trailblazers
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# Trailblazers

'I just burst into tears': Remembering the Ireland team that won the Grand Slam and toppled New Zealand

Apr 24th 2021, 9:15 AM 8,597 Views 3 Comments

In the final part of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we relive a historic 18 months for the national women’s side with players who were there.

# womens-six-nations - Friday 23 April, 2021

Experienced Italians will feel they can pip Ireland in ongoing battle to be best of the rest
# Azzurre
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# Azzurre

Experienced Italians will feel they can pip Ireland in ongoing battle to be best of the rest

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 2,307 Views 0 Comments

There has been little to pick between the two teams in recent years.

# womens-six-nations - Thursday 22 April, 2021

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash
# Selection Call
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# Selection Call

'She's got things she can still work on' - Griggs on omission of former Ireland captain for Italy clash

Apr 22nd 2021, 5:37 PM 6,016 Views 0 Comments

Claire Molloy has been left out of the matchday 23 for their final Six Nations clash.

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy
# Team News
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# Team News

Three changes to Ireland XV ahead of third-place play-off with Italy

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:10 PM 5,923 Views 2 Comments

Stacey Flood, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, and Brittany Hogan will make their first Test starts.

# womens-six-nations - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

As debate over long-term future continues, Ireland must make short-term progress

Apr 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 12,870 Views 14 Comments

Ciara Griffin and co. were poor in a number of areas during last weekend’s hammering by France.

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions
# Change Of Plans
From The42
# Change Of Plans

Ireland's Six Nations game against Italy switched to Dublin to avoid quarantine restrictions

Apr 21st 2021, 5:11 PM 4,255 Views 5 Comments

Third/fourth-place playoff will now take place in Donnybrook on Saturday.

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien
# Trailblazers
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# Trailblazers

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien

Apr 21st 2021, 8:00 AM 19,846 Views 3 Comments

In the penultimate instalment of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we speak to the former Ireland rugby and soccer international who led the way for mixed race players.

# womens-six-nations - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'
# Cliodhna Moloney
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# Cliodhna Moloney

'You've got everyone looking at the good, bad and the ugly and we've got to be able to deal with that'

Apr 20th 2021, 7:00 PM 4,558 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and Wasps hooker Clíodhna Moloney on the fallout from the France defeat, bouncing back against Italy and Never Settling.

Griggs' Ireland 'want to finish on a high' against Italy as bigger picture looms large
# W6N
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# W6N

Griggs' Ireland 'want to finish on a high' against Italy as bigger picture looms large

Apr 20th 2021, 2:52 PM 2,064 Views 0 Comments

The Six Nations third-place play-off is set to be moved to Dublin.

# womens-six-nations - Saturday 17 April, 2021

'We're better than the scoreline reflects' - Ireland looking to third-place play-off after 41-point defeat
# Reflection
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# Reflection

'We're better than the scoreline reflects' - Ireland looking to third-place play-off after 41-point defeat

Apr 17th 2021, 7:45 PM 4,643 Views 5 Comments

Adam Griggs says his side will refocus to chase down a third-place finish in the Six Nations next weekend.

Unstoppable France put eight tries past Ireland to book Six Nations decider date with England
# French Class
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# French Class

Unstoppable France put eight tries past Ireland to book Six Nations decider date with England

Apr 17th 2021, 4:18 PM 32,856 Views 48 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side hosted proceedings in Donnybrook this afternoon.

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# BOD
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# BOD

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 17th 2021, 8:25 AM 10,262 Views 10 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

# womens-six-nations - Friday 16 April, 2021

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Beibhinn Parsons
From The42
# Beibhinn Parsons

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:28 PM 1,439 Views 1 Comment

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line
# Preview
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# Preview

Ireland find cohesion in time for France face-off with Six Nations title decider on the line

Apr 16th 2021, 5:08 PM 67 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side welcome the French to Energia Park this afternoon.

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'
# Brian O'Driscoll
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# Brian O'Driscoll

'She has this rawness to her... Imagine where she could get to in even four or five years'

Apr 16th 2021, 5:05 PM 450 Views 0 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll reflects on Ireland’s performance against Wales and looks ahead to the challenge that France will pose.

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?
# Challenge
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# Challenge

What can Ireland expect from France in their Six Nations showdown in Dublin?

Apr 16th 2021, 4:50 PM 2,980 Views 0 Comments

The winner of tomorrow’s clash in Dublin will advance into the final against England.

# womens-six-nations - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene
# Raw Materials
From The42
# Raw Materials

Ireland's youngsters have the star quality to elevate and transcend the XVs scene

Apr 15th 2021, 8:34 PM 3,376 Views 0 Comments

Look no further than Ballinasloe RFC to see signs of Béibhinn Parsons’ potential influence on women’s rugby, and indeed women’s sport.

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut
# Team News
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# Team News

Ireland unchanged for France with highly-rated Murphy Crowe in line for debut

Apr 15th 2021, 2:59 PM 3,735 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs has kept faith with the same starting XV which beat Wales 45-0.

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'
# Player Pathway
From The42
# Player Pathway

'There's a gap there already and if we continue to let it grow, there will be no catching up'

Apr 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,997 Views 1 Comment

Former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan wants to see better pathways put in place in the women’s game.

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France
# Hungry For Work
From The42
# Hungry For Work

'If I have to hit nearly every ruck, I'll happily do it' - Fryday expecting busy afternoon against France

Apr 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 3,946 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland lock has been working on making a greater impact around the pitch.

# womens-six-nations - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'
# W6N
From The42
# W6N

'I am a bit of the eternal optimist. But like everyone, there is always a balance'

Apr 14th 2021, 4:54 PM 10,848 Views 1 Comment

Sene Naoupu on being grateful, growing the game, and taking on France.

'I don't think I'd be the rugby player I am without those years playing basketball'
# W6N
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# W6N

'I don't think I'd be the rugby player I am without those years playing basketball'

Apr 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 5,537 Views 0 Comments

Ireland international Lauren Delany came through the IRFU’s IQ Rugby programme.

# womens-six-nations - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland
# Analysis
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# Analysis

20-year-old Wall's dominant display underlines her potential for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 7:30 PM 7,068 Views 3 Comments

The Munster flanker was superb in last weekend’s big win over Wales.

'We've had loads of ups and downs over the last 12 months' - Latest uncertainty nothing new for Ireland
# W6N
From The42
# W6N

'We've had loads of ups and downs over the last 12 months' - Latest uncertainty nothing new for Ireland

Apr 13th 2021, 4:40 PM 2,304 Views 2 Comments

Adam Griggs’ team have eyed the France fixture as a chance to record a potential upset.

# womens-six-nations - Monday 12 April, 2021

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption
# Quarantine
From The42
# Quarantine

Ireland v France clash set to go ahead with government exemption

Updated Apr 12th 2021, 10:30 PM 9,059 Views 4 Comments

France is being added to the government’s quarantine list on Thursday.

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'
# Don't Mind The Gap
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# Don't Mind The Gap

'Maybe I'm naive, but I'm going out to play France and I want to put on a big performance'

Apr 12th 2021, 9:30 PM 49,134 Views 7 Comments

Eyes? Pressure? Les Bleues? Bring them all on, says Ireland’s 19-year-old star woman, Béibhinn Parsons.

'They like to get in your face': Griggs' Ireland steel themselves for French pressure test
# W6N
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# W6N

'They like to get in your face': Griggs' Ireland steel themselves for French pressure test

Apr 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 2,571 Views 1 Comment

After their flying start in Wales, Ireland are preparing for a much tougher examination against France.

# womens-six-nations - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'We were raring to go' - Ireland set sights on France after dominant win over Wales
# Tyrrell
From The42
# Tyrrell

'We were raring to go' - Ireland set sights on France after dominant win over Wales

Apr 10th 2021, 9:04 PM 5,602 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs’ side blew Wales away with a blistering first-half display.

Parsons shines as seven-try Ireland blow Wales away in Cardiff
# W6N
From The42
# W6N

Parsons shines as seven-try Ireland blow Wales away in Cardiff

Apr 10th 2021, 7:11 PM 26,226 Views 12 Comments

The visitors built up a commanding 31-0 lead in the first-half.

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Women's Six Nations From The42
Live Apr 10th 2021, 4:23 PM

As it happened: Wales v Ireland, Women's Six Nations

England march into Women's Six Nations final with bonus-point win in Italy
# Title Defence
From The42
# Title Defence

England march into Women's Six Nations final with bonus-point win in Italy

Apr 10th 2021, 4:20 PM 2,871 Views 0 Comments

The defending champions proved far too strong for the Italians.

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'
# Player Profile
From The42
# Player Profile

'In Beibhinn, Ireland have someone who can do things that other people can't do'

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 9:19 AM 36,284 Views 7 Comments

19-year-old Ballinasloe RFC product Beibhinn Parsons is a rising star of Irish rugby.

# womens-six-nations - Thursday 8 April, 2021

'Best of the rest' should be Ireland's minimum target until sport takes shape around them
# Waiting Game
From The42
# Waiting Game

'Best of the rest' should be Ireland's minimum target until sport takes shape around them

Apr 8th 2021, 7:02 PM 3,896 Views 2 Comments

‘There’s no doubt about what’s being put in by individuals and how they’re maximising every resource they have, but you can always have more support.’

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