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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Italy Women Six Nations

Six Nations: Ireland 21 Italy 7

Despite a slow start Ireland managed to see off the challenge of Italy in Round 4 of the Women’s Six Nations at Energia Park, Donnybrook, winning 21-7. On Saturday evening the Irish women resumed their Six Nations campaign eight months after their last fixture against an impressive English side who ultimately ended their grand slam […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Men Ireland Men Italy Men Six Nations

Six Nations: Ireland 50 Italy 17

Ireland overpowered Italy to record a bonus point win and take control of the Six Nations, setting up a Super Saturday finish next weekend in this prolonged competition. Sat 31st Oct RD5 Wales Scotland 14:15 BBC Sport Sat 31st Oct RD5 Italy England 16:45 ITV Sport Sat 31st Oct RD5 France Ireland 20:10 BBC Sport […]

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2020-21 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Italy Women Six Nations

Ireland Women: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for the refixed Six Nations fourth round match between Ireland and Italy. The match will take place at Donnybrook on Saturday evening. Kick off 18:30. It will be broadcast on RTE 2 but no coverage in the north as yet. Context The game is a bit of a dead rubber, […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Men Ireland Men Italy Men Six Nations

Ireland Men: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

The teams have been announced for Saturdays rescheduled 2020 Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy. The match will be played behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium but it will be broadcast live on ITV 1 in NornIron. Kick off 15:30 Context Ireland still have a chance of winning the Six Nations, as you […]

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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 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

Ireland U20: Six Nations Review

Normally we’d be making plans for our coverage of the World Rugby U20 Championship which were due to take place in northern Italy at the end of June. Ireland U20 Players Used. Ireland U20 Scorers Ireland U20 Meters Made Ireland U20 Tackles Completed Our picks for 2020 World Rugby Under 20 Championship On 20 March […]

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2019-20 Six Nations

Can Ireland Win The Six Nations?

It’s the contest that the vast majority of Irish rugby fans look forward to the most each and every year and the one that we have the most pride in our nation’s performances. Three titles since 2014 and not a wooden spoon in sight since 1998, it’s fair to say that we’re finally playing to […]

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2019-20 England Women International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

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 England U20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations: England 21 Ireland 39

I was just about to start my U20 Six Nations review when I noticed that I didn’t have a report up for Ireland’s Triple Crown winning game against England. I know we went straight into Schools Cup QF’s the next day and a lot of AIL and I meant to pick this up later. Amid […]

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2019-20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations. Teams up for England v Ireland

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s trip to Northampton to face England in the U20 Six Nations on friday night. Kick off 19:45. Both teams are undefeated with Ireland sitting at the top of the table a point ahead of their opponents having bagged a maximum 5 points from each of their two games […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations Wales Women

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 U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations. Ireland 36 Wales 22

Ireland U20’s went seven games undefeated in this U20 Six Nations following a bonus point 36 – 22 win against Wales at Irish Independent Park on Friday night. In a game dominated by a strong wind, Ireland picked up a bonus point by the break as they rushed to a 31 – 7 lead at […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations Wales Women

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 Ireland Men Six Nations Wales

Men Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

After a hard fought but not entirely convincing win in round one of the Six Nations against Scotland, Andy Farrell has made two changes to the starting team to take on Wales at the Aviva Stadium. The Ulster contingent retain their respective jerseys; Rob Herring and Iain Henderson start in the pack, while Jacob Stockdale […]

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2019-20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations. Teams up for Ireland v Wales

The teams have been announced for Friday nights U20 Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Wales which takes place at Irish Independent Park, kick off 19:15. The match features first v last in terms of league standings, though how relative this is at the start of the campaign is a moot point. TEAM PL W […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Scotland Women Six Nations

Women Six Nations: Ireland 18 Scotland 14

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. Photo credit – Bob Given Photography and JC Sports Photography Ireland have teenager Beibhinn Parsons to thank after […]

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2019-20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations: Ireland 38 Scotland 26

We thought they might have been a bit slow out of the blocks but Ireland U20 hit the ground running with a six try 38 – 26 win against Scotland U20 at Irish Independent Park on Friday evening. The defining moment came at the end of a tight first half when a late long range […]

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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Scotland Women Six Nations

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 Six Nations

Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland

Andy Farrell has named four Ulster players in the match-day squad in his first game as Irish boss after taking over from Joe Schmidt at the conclusion of the World Cup. With Rory Best retiring, the hooker jersey is passed down to another Ulster player, Rob Herring. Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale remain in the […]

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2019-20 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland.

It’s the start of another 10 match journey as we get to know the great and the good of the Ireland U20’s over the Six Nations and the World Championship tournaments. Five of the players selected for the opening game of this season’s Six Nations were in the set up last season with the pick […]

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2018-19 Six Nations

Men Six Nations: Who did what?

Ireland limped over the line with a poor defeat against Wales in game two of Super Saturday handing the home side the Grand Slam title and unfortunately rendering a manic final game between England and Scotland completely meaningless. It’s hard to argue that there were quite a few underperformers for Ireland in this tournament – […]

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2018-19 International Rugby U20 Ireland U20 Six Nations

U20 Six Nations: Who did what in the Ireland U20’s

Ireland U20’s have completed their most successful U20 Six Nations campaign ever, picking up their first ever Grand Slam and their second ever outright Championship title. They recorded their highest ever points scored, at 150 points, and though they have conceded less points over the years their total points conceded of  92 against is their […]

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2018-19 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

Six Nations: Who did What for Ireland Women?

Ireland Women completed their 12th Six Nations tournament of the modern era with a 5th place finish, their lowest finish since 2008, and only the second time they have not finished in the top three. It is also the first time they have only won one game. The team scored thirteen tries, including one penalty […]

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2018-19 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations Wales Women

Women 6N: Wales 24 Ireland 5

Daimhlinn Darling reports.  The Arm’s Park was the venue for the final Women’s Six Nations clash between Ireland and Wales this St.Patrick’s day. The sun was shining in Cardiff with a slight breeze which favoured Ireland in the opening half. Both teams made two changes to the sides with Ireland’s 17 year old Beibhinn Parsons […]