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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Ireland Women

Not another ruckin podcast.

FRU Favourites Fi Hayes and Ali Miller have kicked off the summer with “Not Another Rucking Podcast” on the Limor platform . It’s an entertaining run through their early careers, the effect of lockdown and promises to deliver some forthright analysis of the men’s and women’s All Ireland League rugby going forward. The pair have […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Ireland Women: Six Nations Review

Ireland Women’s Six Nations campaign was paused on the 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ireland had completed three of the four rounds scheduled up to then, beating Scotland and Wales before coming up short against England. This leaves Ireland in third place on 9 points with big tests still to come with […]

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2019-20 Club Rugby Women Ireland Women Ulster Women

World Rugby launches Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit

World Rugby launches Women Coaching Rugby Toolkit to recruit and retain more female rugby coaches at every level of the game The World Rugby toolkit aims to assist unions in increasing the number of female rugby coaches globally The Toolkit is designed to create a robust framework and pathway to address barriers facing women in […]

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Women Six Nations. England 27 Ireland 0

Ireland’s hopes of a Triple Crown ended in Doncaster with, defending champions, England posting a five try win. The hosts bagged the try bonus in the first half with Sarah Hunter, Abby Dow, Jess Breach and Vicky Fleetwood all crossing. Ireland battled hard in the second half but a further try from England’s Sarah McKenna, […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Women Six Nations. Ireland 31 Wales 12.

Ireland Women recorded their second win in this seasons Six Nations, overcoming Wales and Storm Ciara to claim a 31 – 12 bonus point victory.  I thought this one would be closer, but it was a disappointing Welsh performance with Ireland seeing off early resistance to control the game quite comfortably.  IRELAND TRY: Beibhinn Parsons, […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Women’s Six Nations. Teams up for Ireland v Wales.

The teams have been announced for the Women’s Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales that takes place at Energia Park, Donnybrook on Sunday at 13:00. Ireland make three changes to the starting line up with Eimear Considine, Claire Keohane and Judy Bobbett coming in for Aoife Doyle, Ellen Murphy and Nichola Fryday with Doyle […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Women Six Nations: Ireland 18 Scotland 14

[pullquote]Photo credit – Bob Given Photography and JC Sports Photography[/pullquote] We said this would be a tight one and so it proved as Ireland just about held on to record a 18 -14 win in a tense encounter at Energia Park, Donnybrook in the Womens Six Nations.  Ireland have teenager Beibhinn Parsons to thank after […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women

Women’s Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland

Ireland Women entertain Scotland Women at Energia Park, Donnybrook on Sunday afternoon at 13:00. Although this is only the first round of this seasons championship this game has a touch of extra spice attached. Both teams will be trying to get the upper hand before they meet again in September in the last chance saloon […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women

Ireland suffer narrow loss to Wales in Autumn International.

It was heartbreak for Ireland Women as Wales scored a late try to claim victory at the UCD Bowl on Sunday afternoon. The result leaves Ireland with only 3 wins in their 12 outings under the current management team. Ireland line up ahead of their game against Wales. Both teams took the opportunity to look […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women

Ireland Women: Interprovincial Finals Wrap

The women’s Interprovincials finished last weekend with Leinster claiming the Senior Trophy with a win against Connacht at Energia Park and Munster claiming the U18 Trophy with a win against Ulster U18 at MU Barnhall.  In the third place playoff’s Ulster completed their 7th winless season with a defeat by Munster and Leinster U18’s came […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women

Ireland Women: Women’s Interprovincials Semi Final Wrap

The Women’s and U18 Interprovincial series’ continued over the weekend with the semi final for both competitions played at St Mary’s College RFC, Dublin throughout Saturday, The big winners were Connacht Women and Munster U18 who upset the odds to progress to their respective finals after wins against Munster Women and Leinster U18 respectively. The […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women

Irish Rugby : Women’s Interprovincials Round 3 Wrap.

The round robin part of the Women’s and U18 Interprovincials finished at the weekend with Leinster seniors and juniors topping their respective league tables. Women’s Interprovincials. Results Ireland Women Interprovincial Results – Round 3 Munster Women 13 20 Leinster Women Ulster Women 19 20 Connacht Women Standings TEAM PL W D L PF PA DIFF […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women

World Rugby announces gender neutral naming for Rugby World Cup tournaments

World Rugby has announced that its flagship 15s and sevens Rugby World Cup properties will no longer include gender in their titles, furthering its commitment to equality and brand consistency across its portfolio. In a first for a major sporting federation, the women’s designation will be dropped from Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 in New […]

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2019-20 Ireland Women

Ireland Women: Late three try burst sees Leinster home against Connacht

A six-try salvo saw Leinster run out winners over a spirited Connacht side in the first round of the women’s Interpro series at a sun-drenched Energia Park on Saturday evening. Leinster were first to get on the scoreboard as number 8 Hannah O’Connor went over after just three minutes, benefitting from Ailsa Hughes’ quickly-taken tap […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women

Ireland Women: The “Goose” has flown!

Philip “Goose” Doyle, Ireland Women’s most successful coach, by some margin, was announced at the new Scotland Women’s Coach yesterday afternoon. The former Ulster Women’s coach, leaves his role at Blackrock RFC Women to replace Shade Munro who took up an academy coaching role at Scottish Rugby in March. It’s an excellent move by Scottish […]

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2018-19 Ireland Women

Women 6N: Who did What?

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Women 6N: Bonus point win for Ireland

Ireland got their Women’s Six Nations Campaign back on track with a bonus point win over Scotland on a wet and windy Friday night in Glasgow, winning 22 points to 5. Ireland started the game well, applying pressure to the Scottish defence. This week, however, Ireland were able to convert their pressure into points, with […]

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Ireland Women

Women: England 37 Ireland 15

England Women battled to a 37 – 15 win against a determined Ireland on Saturday evening at Twickenham with the hosts outscoring their opponents seven tries to three. The match was very much a development game for both sides, as England chose to develop some of their younger players. Ireland’s hand was more forced as […]

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Ireland Women

Ireland Women: Teams up for England v Ireland

The November Internationals continue for Ireland Women this weekend at 5.40pm on Saturday the 24th November as they head to Twickenham for a clash against the England Women’s side. England will be expecting another win, to top off their series, and  Ireland will be focusing on building from their encounter against the USA. It will […]

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Ireland Women

Ireland Women: Ireland 10 USA 19

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Ireland Women: Teams up for USA Clash!

Ireland Women begin their November series against the USA on Sunday 18th November in Energia Park with a 1 pm kick off. The two teams last met at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 when Ireland came out the other side as 23-17 winners in a closely contested battle. Both teams have seen many […]

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Ireland Women

IRFU set low performance targets for Ireland Women.

The long awaited strategic plan for Ireland Women’s Rugby was announced yesterday with the IRFU setting big targets for player recruitment but low targets for the Ireland Women’s teams performances in the XV game and 7’s. In terms of recruitment, which has little detail as to how the targets are to be achieved, the goals […]

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Ireland Women: Who did what 2017-18

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Women: Ireland Legends 12 England Legends 12

Yesterday evening, overcast and gloom, rapidly became a downpour as Ireland Legends took on England Legends at Malone RFC. The event was initiated by Ireland’s Rosie Folley as part of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup with donations at the match contributed to the DEBRA and Wooden Spoon charities. The first 20 minutes had a ‘non […]