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Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run
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Dane immersed in rugby and ready for another tough Test run

Oct 28th 2020, 12:00 PM 22,035 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half hit the ground running despite an eight-month gap between competitive fixtures.

France agree to play Women's Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin instead of Lille
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# Switch

France agree to play Women's Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin instead of Lille

Oct 23rd 2020, 7:51 PM 6,648 Views 3 Comments

Ireland’s final game of the competition was due to take place in Stadium Lille Métropole on Saturday.

Beibhinn Parsons organising her next steps after 'rollercoaster' year of Leaving Cert stress
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# Ballinasloe Baller

Beibhinn Parsons organising her next steps after 'rollercoaster' year of Leaving Cert stress

Oct 21st 2020, 6:57 AM 6,026 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old was due to skip the second half of the Six Nations, but its postponement means she is back in Ireland’s ranks.

World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby
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# Policy

World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby

Oct 9th 2020, 9:18 PM 10,575 Views 7 Comments

New guidelines have been drawn up to cover the participation of transgender athletes in men and women’s contact rugby.

'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'
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# U20s

'It's a huge jump going from U18s to senior. There's a massive issue with drop-out'

Oct 5th 2020, 3:30 PM 4,375 Views 4 Comments

Rugby Academy Ireland plans to put together the country’s first-ever national U20 team.

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad
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# Go Again

Peat and Parsons return as Ireland Women name Six Nations squad

Aug 12th 2020, 3:56 PM 4,562 Views 0 Comments

The group will hope to use the remaining fixtures to build towards the December World Cup qualifer.

'Ireland need to qualify for a World Cup and I wanted to be a better player'
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'Ireland need to qualify for a World Cup and I wanted to be a better player'

Mar 8th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,534 Views 1 Comment

Clare woman Edel McMahon is feeling the benefits of moving away to play with Wasps.

Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England
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# Shut Out

Peat and Naoupu injured as Ireland Women held to nil by five-try England

Feb 23rd 2020, 2:45 PM 8,437 Views 3 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side were outclassed and suffered their first defeat of the year.

IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook
# In The Cold
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# In The Cold

IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook

Feb 9th 2020, 8:00 PM 51,289 Views 31 Comments

The IRFU have blamed the issue on a problem with the water heater in the Wales changing room.

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland
# Ever Ready
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# Ever Ready

Djougang poised to make another big impact for Ireland

Feb 8th 2020, 7:05 AM 6,415 Views 2 Comments

The Rush woman was grateful to the Donnybrook crowd that kept her going when her ‘lungs were bursting, body is screaming.’

Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas'
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# Red Alert

Welsh woe in November 'gave us the kick up the ass to work hard over Christmas'

Feb 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 3,909 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side are chasing a repeat of the 2018 win over Wales. They have only beaten Scotland since.

Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio
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Tyrrell goes straight from 7s to 15s squad as Ireland wait on injured trio

Feb 4th 2020, 12:15 PM 5,122 Views 0 Comments

Eimear Considine will face a fitness test later this week, while Cliodhna Moloney is progressing through concussion RTP protocols.

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'There's more in us,' says Naoupu after birthday battle

Feb 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 3,774 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland cente turned 36 before Ireland beat Scotland, but wasn’t in celebratory mood.

'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it'
# Hard Fought
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# Hard Fought

'It was definitely ugly at times, but we’ll take it'

Feb 3rd 2020, 7:15 AM 4,733 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs was a relieved man after yesterday’s 18-14 win over Scotland.

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway
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# Footwork

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway

Feb 2nd 2020, 6:30 PM 5,555 Views 2 Comments

The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland From The42

Beibhinn Parsons tilts the balance as Ireland grind out win over Scotland

Feb 2nd 2020, 3:17 PM 31,700 Views 18 Comments

A sizzling start had Ireland in control in the first half, but they were left to hang on.

'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women
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# Fortress

'It's our house': Donnybrook ideal place to start massive year for Ireland Women

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:31 AM 4,399 Views 0 Comments

Three wins is the stated goal for this year’s Championship. So Ireland Women must make their home a foreboding place for opponents.

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'Until you go into the trenches you never know'

Feb 1st 2020, 8:33 AM 3,475 Views 3 Comments

After increasingly fiery training sessions and a winter’s worth of talk, Lindsay Peat is ready to pour her all into turning Ireland’s form around.

Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile
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Moloney feeling sharper after injury and exile

Jan 31st 2020, 9:10 AM 2,701 Views 0 Comments

The Wasps hooker missed last year’s Six Nations through injury and is eager to sting Scotland.

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Another tough campaign ahead for Ireland women as old mentor comes to town

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:00 AM 3,718 Views 1 Comment

Here are your ridiculously early Women’s Six Nations predictions.

Leinster Women to play Christmas fixture at Twickenham alongside Premiership clash
# 'quins The Season
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# 'quins The Season

Leinster Women to play Christmas fixture at Twickenham alongside Premiership clash

Nov 7th 2019, 12:47 PM 5,395 Views 1 Comment

Ben Armstrong’s side will take on in-form Harlequins after a Premiership fixture.

New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland
# Building Up
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# Building Up

New forwards, defence coach on board as Ireland Women head for training camp with Doyle's Scotland

Oct 24th 2019, 5:57 PM 4,623 Views 1 Comment

Adam Griggs has eight uncapped players hoping to make an impression ahead of a November Test against Wales.

Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX
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# ANOTHER GEAR

Men and women's 7s squads to be put through their paces at RugbyX

Oct 23rd 2019, 4:24 PM 9,962 Views 5 Comments

The inaugural tournament will be played out next Tuesday in London.

'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'
# Higher And Higher
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# Higher And Higher

'I don’t think you ever lose the girl that was there on her first day'

Oct 5th 2019, 12:30 PM 9,768 Views 0 Comments

Before Ireland Women kick off their 7s World Series campaign, we caught up with Lucy Mulhall to chat about the value of experience, youth and arduous altitude training.

Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy
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# Women's Rugby

Training camps with France and Scotland can prove 'enormously valuable,' says Eddy

Sep 28th 2019, 3:50 PM 4,507 Views 0 Comments

Adam Griggs’ side have just one Test match set for November.

Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad
# November Tests
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# November Tests

Grace Miller among 10 uncapped women in Ireland training squad

Sep 26th 2019, 10:54 AM 3,468 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s training camps will take on a greater importance in the weeks ahead with only one Test match scheduled for November.

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'
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# International Rugby

Ireland Women left with just one November Test after being 'let down badly'

Sep 19th 2019, 12:33 PM 8,048 Views 0 Comments

The 15-a-side team will take on Wales on 10 November in UCD.

'We do need more than one AIL club in Munster': Considine hoping to light the way in inter-pro semi-finals
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'We do need more than one AIL club in Munster': Considine hoping to light the way in inter-pro semi-finals

Sep 14th 2019, 1:10 AM 4,708 Views 0 Comments

The international fullback captains the southern province against Connacht in Templeville Road today.

Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster
# Women's Inter-pros
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# Women's Inter-pros

Ulster unafraid ahead of daunting semi-final clash with Leinster

Sep 13th 2019, 3:21 PM 2,328 Views 0 Comments

‘There’s nothing they did that we couldn’t have a response to,’ says Beth Cregan after looking back on the loss to Leinster in the round robin stage.

Megan Williams try helps Leinster maintain perfect inter-pro record with win away to Munster
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# Women's Rugby

Megan Williams try helps Leinster maintain perfect inter-pro record with win away to Munster

Aug 31st 2019, 8:44 PM 5,259 Views 0 Comments

Connacht are next up for Munster after the western province forced a win in Ulster.

Scorching Sheehan double gives Munster win in Connacht as Leinster see off Ulster
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# Women's Inter-pros

Scorching Sheehan double gives Munster win in Connacht as Leinster see off Ulster

Aug 24th 2019, 9:40 PM 6,203 Views 0 Comments

Molly Scuffil McCabe set Leinster on course for a convincing win in Armagh.

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand
# New Era
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# New Era

Women's Rugby World Cup set for gender-neutral rebrand

Aug 21st 2019, 1:51 PM 7,479 Views 37 Comments

This change will be applied to their Sevens World Cup competitions as well.

'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'
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# Brains Trust

'It's gone from the drinking culture and we want to go to that elite level'

Aug 17th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,922 Views 0 Comments

Nora Stapleton, Maz Reilly, Ailis Egan and Cathy Murphy will coach the Dublin club this season.

Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games
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# Next Gen

Senior-capped Beibhinn Parsons leads Ireland U18 7s at World Games

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:34 PM 3,685 Views 0 Comments

This year marks the fifth edition of the multi-sport event in Paris.

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career
# Irish Rugby
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# Irish Rugby

Spence finds green pastures in coaching after sour end to international career

Jul 2nd 2019, 10:35 PM 11,238 Views 2 Comments

Having thrived in the engine room with Ireland, Spence is coaching with Penclawdd men’s team in Wales.

Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s
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# Tokyo Drift

Olympic qualification countdown continues with Ireland men and women's squads set for Paris 7s

May 29th 2019, 5:11 PM 6,110 Views 4 Comments

Anthony Eddy has fresh faces on board as his men embark on another testing tournament.

Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals
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# Big In Japan

Murphy Crowe hits form to help Ireland 7s battle into quarter-finals

Apr 20th 2019, 1:41 PM 8,612 Views 2 Comments

A big win over Fiji to start the day made all the difference as France await in the quarter-finals.

Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals
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# The Business End

Briggs on target as Bohs lead the way into women's AIL semi-finals

Mar 25th 2019, 9:22 AM 3,441 Views 0 Comments

The defending champs secured top spot again with a win over Galwegians, while Old Belvedere defeated Blackrock to seal home advantage in the knockout round.

Ireland look to defence for next building block against France
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# Women's Rugby

Ireland look to defence for next building block against France

Mar 9th 2019, 3:07 AM 3,007 Views 0 Comments

The attack functioned for Adam Grigg’s side in the loss to Italy, but against the formidable French Ireland will have to pick their battles.

Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more
# Transition Complete
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# Transition Complete

Globe-trotting Considine a rugby convert no more

Mar 6th 2019, 6:35 AM 17,513 Views 1 Comment

The Clare woman first sampled 15-a-side international rugby in 2017 and went travelling after that year’s World Cup. She has returned all the better for the experience.

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