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Wimbledon-style tickets, single purpose stands and transforming UCD from campus to World Cup
Tournament director Garrett Tubridy is ready to host A tournament small on scale, but overflowing with international flavour.
'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.
'We have to embrace and cherish that pressure': Briggs relishing home WRWC
Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is fit again and ready to lead her side next month.
Adaptability key for Tierney in selecting the best women for the job
The uncapped Nicole Cronin represents a considerable amount of Sevens blood running through the squad of 28.
Injury returnees and one uncapped player in Ireland squad for home World Cup
This is the squad carrying Ireland’s hopes in next month’s home tournament.
World Cup squad on the board leaves nervous wait behind Ireland's elite women, but tough tasks all ahead
Ashleigh Baxter has had to adapt her game since starring in the 2014 World Cup.
'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.
Black Ferns and Ireland's pool rivals Australia have named their WRWC squads
World champions England have also unveiled a massively experienced side for next month’s tournament on these shores.
Ireland's World Cup pool games sell out six weeks in advance
All 16,000 tickets for the games against Australia, Japan and France have been snapped up.
Time is everything as Ireland's World Cup countdown gathers pace
Maz Reilly tells us what it takes to get the Ireland engine room up and running.
Extra capacity added after 'unprecedented demand' for Women's Rugby World Cup tickets
The UCD Bowl will have an increased capacity for the poll stages.
'You go from really excited to be leading a World Cup at home to not knowing if you’ll play again'
Ireland captain Niamh Briggs is nearing her full return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Teenage out-half Higgins included in extended Ireland World Cup squad
Tom Tierney has named a 48-woman group to prepare for the home tournament.
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.
Ireland will host the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017
The IRFU revealed their bid for the international tournament to be successful in Dublin this afternoon.
Ireland has bid to host the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup
The campaign involves locations in both Dublin and Belfast.
The unforgettable day Ireland beat New Zealand at the World Cup
Fiona Coghlan and Lynne Cantwell look back on a superb afternoon for Irish rugby.
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.
Opinion: Now is the time to start organising a women's 'Heineken Cup'
Six countries, 12 teams, three pools: let’s get it on!
Ambitious McWilliams pursues American Dream of coaching with Yale
The young Irish coach is heading for the States after four years with Ireland Women.
Fitzpatrick feels underage structures are key to ensuring Irish progress
The St. Mary’s back row was a standout performer for Ireland at the World Cup.
Three Irish players in the IRB team of the Women's Rugby World Cup
Player of the tournament nominee Niamh Briggs was named a fullbck.
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.
28 pictures to chart Ireland's brilliant journey to 4th in the Women's Rugby World Cup
Ireland Women, we can only thank you.
Murphy a key part of the future as Ireland look for new leaders
The 25-year-old inside centre is likely to be an important part of the Ireland team for years to come.
Scarratt class drives England to World Cup final success over Canada
The Lichfield centre scored 16 of the English points in a 21-9 victory at Stade Jean-Bouin.
Doyle buoyed by Irish resilience in face of formidable French size
The retiring head coach rated his side’s performances at this World Cup as positive overall.
Ireland captain Coghlan retires on losing note but with immense pride
The 33-year-old prop has played her last game for her country, finishing on 85 caps.
Ireland squeezed out by French power in World Cup third place play-off
Despite tries for Niamh Briggs and Grace Davitt, Ireland were out-muscled by les Bleues in Paris.
Doyle steps away hoping to see IRFU drive women's rugby forward
The Ireland head coach has brought about major improvements since first taking the job in 2003.
'You feel like you’ve let everyone down' - Ireland out to finish on a high
Philip Doyle’s side face France for third place at the World Cup in Paris this afternoon.
'I love defence, I love tackling' - Ireland hooker Bourke suited to French test
The UL Bohemians and Munster front row works as a performance analyst when she’s not playing.
A day in the life: Behind the scenes in Ireland's World Cup camp tagged along with Philip Doyle’s squad as they prepare to face France for third place.
Jenny Murphy starts as Ireland make two changes ahead of France clash
Philip Doyle and his coaching team have made two changes ahead of Ireland’s closing World Cup fixture.
Women's rugby makes major progress and Ireland have played their part
The quality of play in this tournament has drawn in new fans to the sport.
Defensive disappointment hurts most for Ireland after World Cup defeat
England thrived as Ireland’s ‘passive’ defence gave up metres all evening.
Ireland hopeful that World Cup journey has inspired female players
Their campaign came to a bitter end in Stade Jean Bouin, but Ireland have made a positive impact overall.
Ireland to face hosts France for third place at Women's Rugby World Cup
Les Bleues were narrowly beaten by Canada in a thrilling second semi-final at Stade Jean-Bouin.
'It was a complete lack of performance from our side' - Ireland coach Doyle
Ireland’s passive defence was of particular annoyance to players and coaches alike.