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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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2019-20 Ulster Women

My Favourite Women’s Interprovincial Series.

There only is one contender for this and that is, of course, the Ulster U18 Interprovincial Grand Slam in 2016.  It was nearly a tournament that passed me by, there was little advance publicity, and if the management team hadn’t contacted me directly I probably wouldn’t have covered this series at all.  As it was, […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Munster 39 Ulster 12 (Interprovincial 3rd Place Playoff)

Ulster Women travelled to Energia Park, Donnybrook, Dublin on Saturday evening for the 3rd Place Playoff game against Munster Women. Relentless pressure from the kick off saw Ulster  22 – 0  down in 22 minutes, through 4 Munster tries, 1 converted. Ulster did manage occasional forays into Munster territory from breaks but it was almost […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Ulster U18 7 Munster U18 36 (Interprovincial Final)

Ulster U18 met Munster U18 on Saturday at MU Barnhall RFC in the final of the Girls Interprovincial Championship. Ulster had beaten Munster in Cork earlier in the Round Robin section of the championship, but yesterday seemed overawed by the occasion. Munster kicked off and put the ball dead. From the resultant scrum on halfway […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for Ulster v Munster Play Off

Deloitte Ulster Women and Munster Women go head to head on Saturday in the Women’s Interprovincial  third place play off at Energia Park, kick off 17:00. Once again Ulster have made a host of changes with Fiona Tuite (Old Belvedere), Diane Ramsey (Queen’s University), Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere), Emma Kearney (Cooke), Ilse van Staden (Cooke) […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for U18 Final v Munster

The teams have been announced for the Women’s U18 Interprovincial Final which takes place at MU Barnhall RFC on Saturday afternoon, kick off 14:45.  Head coach Charlie Farrell has made minimum changes to the squad, the only changes being Mya Alcorn starting and Amanda McQuade being given the finishers spot on the bench for this […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Ulster suffer record defeat to Leinster.

Ulster Women, seeded 4th, travelled to St Mary’s RFC, Templelogue, Dublin on Saturday afternoon to play Leinster Women, seeded 1st, in the semi final of the Women’s Interprovincial Championship. Report and pictures Bob Given Photography Despite a few individual performances in defence, it was an afternoon when Ulster women came off second best in all […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Our Lionesses progress to the Interprovincial Final.

Our little lionesses have done it again! Report and pictures from Bob Given Photography Second seeds, Ulster Girls, travelled to St Mary’s RFC, Dublin to play third seeds, Connacht Girls, in the semi final of the U18 Girls Interprovincial Championship yesterday. Ulster Girls absorbed initial pressure from Connacht and following a break, Ulster winger, Farrah […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for Semi Final v Leinster

The teams have been announced for the Senior Women’s Interprovincial semi final between Leinster and Ulster that takes place tomorrow afternoon at St Mary’s College RFC, Dublin. Kick off 15:45. Ulster finished the round robin series of the competition without a win and as bottom seeds they meet the top seeds, and undefeated side, Leinster. […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for U18 Semi Final v Connacht

Ulster and Connacht U18 teams meet again for the second time in two weeks, in the Women’s Interprovincial Semi Final at St Mary’s College RFC, Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Kick off 12:00. Both teams welcome back their 7s players who, by virtue of poor organisation, were involved in the Home Nations and Rugby Europe 7s […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Kennedy brace not enough against Connacht.

Ulster Women came up short against Connacht to record thier 21st game without a win in this competition. Connacht kicked off and  for the next 10 minutes Ulster worked their way up the pitch from a series of breaks and pick and goes. Eventually from a driving maul Stacey Lee Kennedy broke and hit the […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Ulster U18 hold on for win against Connacht U18

Ulster U18 recorded their second win in the Interprovincials with a 19 – 12 win against Connacht U18 at Queens Sport Arena on Saturday afternoon. Ulster U18 were quick out of the blocks racking up seventeen points in as many minutes. Captain Ava Fannin heads for the line for Ulster’s opening score. Captain Ava Fannin […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: U18 sides up for Ulster v Connacht

The teams have been announced for the U18 Women’s Interprovincial match between Ulster and Connacht which takes place tomorrow afternoon at Queen’s Sport Arena. Kick off 13:00. With both sides likely to face each other in a fortnights time, in the knockout semi finals, it’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out. Poor […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for Ulster v Connacht

The teams for Saturday’s Ulster Women’s Interprovincial match against Connacht Women, which kicks off at Queens sports Arena at 15:30, have finally been announced. After a much improved performance from Ulster, in their last outing against Leinster, there are a surprising five changes to the starting line up and one addition to the bench. Malone’s […]

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Irish Rugby: Women’s Interprovincials Round 2 Wrap

Here we go with our stats from Round 2 of the Women’s Interprovincial Series. Women’s Interprovincials. Women Interprovincial Results – Round 2 Connacht Women 6 27 Munster Women Ulster Women 5 24 Leinster Women Women Interprovincial Standings – Round 2 TEAM PL W D L PF PA DIFF TF TA TB LB PTS Munster Women […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Ulster lose out to Leinster in Interpros.

Ulster Women lost 5 – 24 to Leinster Women in the second round of the Women’s Interprovincials but the Ulster team made Leinster work hard for their bonus point. It was a much improved performance from Ulster at City of Armagh Rugby Club on Saturday evening, the scoreline flattering Leinster who made the most of […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Ulster U18’s battle back for a try bonus against Leinster U18.

Ulster U18 were undone by first half errors in their Interprovincial match against Leinster U18 at City of Armagh RFC on Saturday afternoon. Ulster enjoyed much of the territory and possession in the first half but their hard work was undone by better work from Leinster at the breakdown who ran in two turnovers through […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for Ulster v Leinster

The teams have been announced for the Ulster v Leinster Women’s Interprovincial match which takes place tomorrow night at City of Armagh RFC. For some unfathomable reason, the game kicks off two and a half hours after the U18 match at the same venue and with a ridiculously late kick off time of 7pm, it’s […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for U18’s Ulster v Leinster.

The teams have been announced for the U18 Women’s Interprovincial between Ulster and Leinster which takes place at City of Armagh RFC on Saturday afternoon, kick off 3:00pm. The sides lost 9 players between them, I believe, due to an Ireland 7s camp being held on the same day. For the second week running Ulster […]

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Irish Rugby: Women’s Interprovincial Round 1 At A Glance.

We’ve compiled the results from Round 1 of the Women and the Women’s U18 Interprovincials that took place at the weekend. Women’s U18 Interprovincials.  U18 Women Interprovincial Results – Round 1 Munster U18 12 17 Ulster U18 Leinster U18 39 10 Connacht U18 U18 Women Interprovincial Standings – Round 1 TEAM PL W D L […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Ulster come up short after bright start.

Ulster Women came up short against their Munster counterparts on Saturday afternoon at Irish Independent Park on Saturday afternoon with the home side securing a 38 – 12 win. Ulster raced to a 7 – 0 lead following an first minute try from Maeve Liston, converted by Jemma Jackson, but they didn’t hold on their […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: U18’s open their Interpro campaign with a win.

Ulster U18 Girls got their Interprovincial campaign off to a winning start with a 12 – 17 victory against Munster U18 girls at Irish Independent Park, Cork on Saturday afternoon. It was a scrappy enough game, at the start of the Interprovincial Series, but Ulster’s excellent effort in defence saw them through in a match […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for U18 Interpro against Munster

The teams for the U18 Girls Interprovincial between Munster and Ulster at Irish Independent Park, Cork, have been announced. The match takes part as a double header with the senior Women’s sides on Saturday 17th August, the U18’s kicking off at 13:00 and the Seniors at 15:00. It’s pleasing to see a bit of good […]

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2019-20 Ulster Women

Ulster Women: Teams up for Munster Interpro.

The teams have been released for this seasons opening women’s Interprovincial match with Ulster Supremo Derek Suffern opting for youth in a young looking squad selected to play Munster at Irish Independent Park, Cork, on Saturday afternoon. Youngsters Emma Kearney (Cooke) and Shannon Buller (Queens) have been named in the starting XV with Megan Brodie […]