International Rugby Women

Our women’s international rugby coverage focuses largely on Ireland Women. However, you can view our coverage of other womens sides by clicking on the team below.

Ireland Women

Ireland Women played their fist match in 1993, against Scotland. To date they have played 173 competitive matches winning 68 to give a win percentage of 39%.

Our coverage begins in 2010 when we covered the World Cup in England. Since then Ireland have won 38 of the 71 games to date, their most successful season being 2013 when they won the Six Nations with a Grand Slam. In the subsequent year they finished fourth is the 2014 World Cup.

These results confirmed Philip Doyle as their most successful coach with a win record of 63% over his four years of tenure. The present incumbent Adam Griggs is currently overseeing a 35% win rate with 6 wins from the 17 games he has been in charge.

Internationals Record

OpponentsPLDWINWIN%
Australia4125%
Canada3133%
England2927%
France28311%
Germany33100%
Italy181689%
Japan4375%
Kazakhstan5240%
Netherlands33100%
New Zealand2150%
Samoa100%
Scotand291448%
South Africa11100%
Spain9444%
USA7229%
Wales271244%
Total1736839%
Update: 10th November 2020

Honours

  • Women’s Six Nations Championship
    • Winners: 2013, 2015
  • Grand Slam
    • Winners: 2013
  • Triple Crown
    • Winners: 2013, 2015
  • FIRA Women’s European Championship Plate
    • Winners: 2004

All Results

Associated Coverage

Ireland Women: Who did what 2017-18

Ireland Women: Who did what 2017-18

We continue our review of the season just gone with a look at Ireland Women’s performance in the 2017 World Cup, at the beginning of…

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WRWC2017: Ireland lose to Wales

WRWC2017: Ireland lose to Wales

Ireland went down 17 – 27 to Wales at Ravenhill on Saturday afternoon in their final match of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. It was…

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WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

The teams were announced earlier this afternoon for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup 7th Place Play Off match between Ireland Women and Wales Women.…

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WRWC2017: Ireland Women lose to Australia

WRWC2017: Ireland Women lose to Australia

Ireland Women’s World Cup campaign slipped from a disappointment to a disaster following their second successive defeat in the competition.  The 36 – 24 loss…

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WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Australia

WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Australia

The teams are up for the WRWC2017 5th place semi final between Ireland and Australia which takes place tomorrow afternoon at Ravenhill stadium. Kick off…

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WRWC2017: Ireland lose to powerful France

WRWC2017: Ireland lose to powerful France

Ireland Women suffered their first defeat of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup going down 21 – 5 to France in the Pool C match…

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WRWC2017: Teams up for France v Ireland

WRWC2017: Teams up for France v Ireland

The teams have been announced for Ireland Women’s WRWC2017 do or die pool match against France at the UCD Bowl on Thursday Evening, kick off…

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WRWC2017: Ireland’s struggles continue

WRWC2017: Ireland’s struggles continue

A poorly prepared Ireland side continued to struggle in the 2017 Women’s World Cup, this time scrapping out a 24 – 14 win against, pool…

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WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Japan

WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Japan

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s second WRWC2017 Pool C game to be played tomorrow (Sunday) evening at UCD Bowl, kick off 17:15. Sorry…

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WRWC2017: Ireland Dig Deep for Day 1 Win

WRWC2017: Ireland Dig Deep for Day 1 Win

Ireland had to dig deep to scrape a 19 – 17 win against Australia in the thrilling WRWC2017 Pool C game at UCD Bowl, Dublin…

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WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Australia

WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Australia

It’s all getting real now! Ireland and Australia have announced their teams for Wednesday’s opening Pool C game in the WRWC2017 at the UCD Bowl.…

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WRWC2017: Pool C Preview

WRWC2017: Pool C Preview

POOL A PREVIEWPOOL B PREVIEW Our third and final preview of the teams in the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, and we’ve finally got round…

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WRWC2017: Molloy to captain Ireland

WRWC2017: Molloy to captain Ireland

Claire Molloy has been selected to captain Ireland Women for the upcoming World Cup. The Bristol based flanker has been Ireland’s stand out player for…

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WRWC2017: Ireland captain Briggs withdrawn.

WRWC2017: Ireland captain Briggs withdrawn.

The Ireland Women’s Management team can confirm that Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the Women’s Rugby World Cup through injury. The experienced full-back had successfully…

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WRWC2017: High risk selection for Ireland Women

WRWC2017: High risk selection for Ireland Women

Ireland Women’s Rugby Coach Tom Tierney has opted for a high risk selection with his 28 player squad for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup…

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WRWC2017 Claire McLaughlin Interview

WRWC2017 Claire McLaughlin Interview

I caught up with Claire McLaughlin for our second interview in our series mapping the journey from club to country and, hopefully, into a World…

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WRWC 2017: Ilse Van Staden Interview

WRWC 2017: Ilse Van Staden Interview

The 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup kicks off in Dublin on Wednesday 9th August before moving north to Belfast for the knock out matches starting…

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Ireland Women spread wide net in low key build-up

Ireland Women spread wide net in low key build-up

Ireland Women have announced a huge 48 player training squad for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup which starts on 9th August 2017. With the…

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WRWC2014: Ireland Women Stats

WRWC2014: Ireland Women Stats

The stats probably go a long way to pinpointing the reasons behind Ireland’s two losses in the final stages of the 2014 Women’s Rugby World…

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WRWC2014: Green Machine Finishes Fourth!

WRWC2014: Green Machine Finishes Fourth!

Ireland Women ended up with a fourth place finish in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup after losing to France 18 – 25 in the third…

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WRWC2014: Teams up for Ireland v France

WRWC2014: Teams up for Ireland v France

Today see’s the final matches in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup and what a fantastic advertisement it has been for the women’s game. Ireland’s win…

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WRWC2014: Green Machine derailed by England!

WRWC2014: Green Machine derailed by England!

Ireland’s wonderful journey came to an abrupt end at the hands of, the “old enemy”, England at Stade Jean Bouin yesterday afternoon in the semi final…

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WRWC2014: Teams Up For Ireland v England Semi Final

WRWC2014: Teams Up For Ireland v England Semi Final

I’m really looking forward to this match, two of the form teams in women’s rugby with a large dose of near neighbour rivalry thrown in…

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WRWC2014: A sense of injustice can drive Ireland all the way!

WRWC2014: A sense of injustice can drive Ireland all the way!

I think that people need to catch a breath and remember where this Irish Women’s side have come from as we look forward to the possibility…

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WRWC2014: Ireland Pool Play Team Stats!

WRWC2014: Ireland Pool Play Team Stats!

We all know the stats that matter are played three, won three, but we’ve been making use of our time in Fortress FRU to pull…

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WRWC2014: Ireland crush Kazakhstan

WRWC2014: Ireland crush Kazakhstan

Ireland notched up their first bonus point of the tournament with an ultimately convincing 40 – 5 win against Kazakhstan in the final pool match…

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WRWC2014: Teams up for Ireland v Kazakhstan.

WRWC2014: Teams up for Ireland v Kazakhstan.

Ireland coach Philip Doyle has made a surprising ten changes to the starting line up for Ireland’s match against Kazakhstan tomorrow afternoon, their last Pool…

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WRWC2014: Green Machine mows Ferns!

WRWC2014: Green Machine mows Ferns!

It’s taken me 24 hours to recover from this match. I certainly didn’t put in the physical shift the magnificent Green Machine did but the…

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WRWC2014: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand.

WRWC2014: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand.

The teams have been announced for Ireland’s all important clash against the Black Ferns which take place tomorrow in Marcoussis at 17:00 UK/Ire time. There…

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WRWC2014: Pack grinds it out against USA

WRWC2014: Pack grinds it out against USA

Ireland secured an all important 23 – 17 win against the USA yesterday afternoon to open their account at the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup in…

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Women: Teams up for Ireland v USA

Women: Teams up for Ireland v USA

It all kicks off tomorrow and Ulster's Davitt and Baxter are to play key roles in Ireland's opening Women's Rugby World Cup match tomorrow in…

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Women: Ireland 27 Wales 7

Women: Ireland 27 Wales 7

Ireland scored four second half tries to run out winners by 27 – 7, at Malahide RFC, in their final warm up match before the…

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Women: Ireland look to sharpen their performance against Wales

Women: Ireland look to sharpen their performance against Wales

Ireland Women will complete their final Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 warm up match against Wales this Sunday afternoon at Malahide Rugby Club. KO 3:00pm. With…

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Women: Baxter and Davitt make the World Cup cut.

Women: Baxter and Davitt make the World Cup cut.

The Ireland Women’s squad for the forthcoming IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France was named yesterday. The 26 player squad features Belfast based Ashleigh Baxter…

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Women: Ireland aim to “pass” World Cup test!

Women: Ireland aim to “pass” World Cup test!

Ireland Women begin their World Cup warm up matches with a trip to Spain next weekend (5th July) and follow that match up with a…

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Women: Ireland prepare for a physical World Cup!

Women: Ireland prepare for a physical World Cup!

I’ve had the good fortune of visiting a few of the Ireland Women training camps over the years.  The first was four years ago in…

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2014 WRWC: Ireland Training Squad Catch-Up

2014 WRWC: Ireland Training Squad Catch-Up

The Front Row Union are starting our countdown to the IRB 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup. There’s only 45 days to go until Ireland kick…

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Women: Four Ulster Players in 2014 World Cup Extended Squad.

Women: Four Ulster Players in 2014 World Cup Extended Squad.

There are four Ulster players in the Ireland Women’s 33 player training squad for the 2014 IRB Women’s World Cup, which takes place in Marcoussis,…

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WRWC 2014: Pools Announced For Women’s Rugby World Cup

WRWC 2014: Pools Announced For Women’s Rugby World Cup

The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 pool allocation draw was made earlier this afternoon with Ireland placed in the same group as New Zealand, USA…

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Women: WRWC 2014 Dates Announced

Women: WRWC 2014 Dates Announced

The International Rugby Board has revealed that Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 will kick off in Paris, France, on Friday, August 1, 2014. The announcement…

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Women’s RWC 2014 all set for France!

Women’s RWC 2014 all set for France!

Ulster’s up and coming ladies players can now set their sights on Paris with the IRB announcing last week that the 2014 Women’s World Cup…

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Eliza’s Ulster Rugby Interview

Eliza’s Ulster Rugby Interview

Fresh from the Womens’ Rugby World Cup which took place recently in England we catch up with Eliza Downey who was Ulster’s sole representative on…

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WRWC 2010: Ireland 32 Scotland 8

WRWC 2010: Ireland 32 Scotland 8

It was an early morning flight to Gatwick, train to Guildford, just about making the kick off for the Ireland v Scotland 7th Place Playoff…

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Lauren’s Express

Lauren’s Express

Wednesday was disappointing losing to the Americans! They appeared a changed team in comparison to the team we played last week, they were physical, aggressive…

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WRWC 2010: Eliza Downey on the match against Kazakhstan

WRWC 2010: Eliza Downey on the match against Kazakhstan

When people think of Kazakhstan they might think of the 9th largest country in the world, that their main language is Kazakh or maybe some…

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WRWC 2010: Ireland 37 Kazakhstan 3

WRWC 2010: Ireland 37 Kazakhstan 3

A surprise win for France and a big win for Australia earlier in the day left Ireland needing to score over 60 points in this…

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WRWC 2010: Downey to start against Kazakhstan!

WRWC 2010: Downey to start against Kazakhstan!

We are delighted to announce that Cooke and Ulster’s Eliza Downey is starting on the wing for Ireland Women’s crunch match against Kazakhstan tomorrow (Saturday)…

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WRWC 2010: Ireland 22 USA 12

WRWC 2010: Ireland 22 USA 12

Ireland’s Joy Neville scored two tries to secure Ireland’s first victory in the 2010 Women’s World Cup. Neville scored early in the first half to…

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WRWC 2010: Eliza Downey on Ireland v USA.

WRWC 2010: Eliza Downey on Ireland v USA.

Come the day and come the hour… Tuesday 24th Aug 2010 Ireland Vs USA, round two of Pool B, last bite of the cherry, a…

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WRWC 2010: Lauren Day on Ireland v USA

WRWC 2010: Lauren Day on Ireland v USA

Match day!! And what a day it was and again the Irish supporters were out in force. We all met in the sports bar for…

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WRWC 2010: The Day after …

WRWC 2010: The Day after …

Despite losing to a strong English side the night before the girls were in great form as they knew the display of rugby they put…

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WRWC 2010: Day 1 Wrap

WRWC 2010: Day 1 Wrap

My day started with the second half of the opening fixture, Scotland v Canada. Scotland matched the Canadians try for try in the second half…

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WRWC 2010: England 27 Ireland 0

WRWC 2010: England 27 Ireland 0

It was an emotionally charged rendition of Ireland’s Call given by the Irish Women’s side for their opening World Cup match against hosts England. Pride,…

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WRWC 2010: Getting down to business…

WRWC 2010: Getting down to business…

Well I’ve been in camp about 3 days now and we definitely haven’t been resting on our laurels. The last couple of days have consisted…

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WRWC 2010: And so it begins …

WRWC 2010: And so it begins …

The wait for the Women’s Rugby World Cup is nearly over. Twelve of the World’s Best Women’s teams, 3 pools of top class action, two…

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WRWC 2010: Clouds and silver lining.

WRWC 2010: Clouds and silver lining.

Lauren’s Hospital Update continues, was at the hospital today for the third Monday in a row (becoming a pro at it now) for another x-ray.…

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First Aid is not for dummies!

First Aid is not for dummies!

Little did I think five years ago when I started this site that I’d find myself on the roadside just outside Belfast Harbour Estate photographing two…

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WRWC 2010: Ireland v Wales Friendly at Bridgend RFC

WRWC 2010: Ireland v Wales Friendly at Bridgend RFC

Longest day in the history of days! We were on the road from 4am to get our early flight into Cardiff. I don’t know what…

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WRWC 2010: Our trip to the Aviva

WRWC 2010: Our trip to the Aviva

Saturday the 31st of July is one day I certainly won’t be forgetting in a hurry! It was an early start for me as I…

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WRWC 2010 Lauren Day suffers setback.

WRWC 2010 Lauren Day suffers setback.

Training had been going extremely well with each member of the squad being pushed out of their comfort zones during every session. Lauren Day Behind…

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Irish Women’s World Cup Squad go through their paces at Malahide

Irish Women’s World Cup Squad go through their paces at Malahide

The Irish Women’s World Cup Squad went through their paces at a damp Malahide Rugby Club on Friday morning in preparation for their final practice…

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FRU Q&A: Eliza Downey

FRU Q&A: Eliza Downey

Thanks to Natalie Bryant the FRU caught up with Eliza Downey, Ulster’s second representative in the Irish Women’s World Cup Squad. Eliza only started playing…

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Ireland Women: 2020 Six Nations Wrap

Ireland Women: 2020 Six Nations Wrap

The Women’s 2020 Six Nations was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign was paused on the 20th March 2020 due to the coronavirus…

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Six Nations: Ireland 21 Italy 7

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,…

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Ireland Women: Teams up for Ireland v Italy

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…

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Ireland Women: Six Nations Review

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…

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Women Six Nations. England 27 Ireland 0

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…

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Women Six Nations. Ireland 31 Wales 12.

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. …

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

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…

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Women Six Nations: Ireland 18 Scotland 14

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…

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Women’s Six Nations: Ireland v Scotland

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…

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Six Nations: Who did What for Ireland Women?

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…

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Women 6N: Wales 24 Ireland 5

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…

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Women 6N: Ireland 17 France 47.

Women 6N: Ireland 17 France 47.

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Women 6N: Teams up for Ireland v France

Women 6N: Teams up for Ireland v France

The teams have been announced for the match between Ireland Women and France Women in the Women’s Six Nations which takes place at Donnybrook on…

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Women 6N: Teams up for Italy v Ireland.

Women 6N: Teams up for Italy v Ireland.

The Ireland women team and the Italian Women Squads have been announced ahead of the Six Nations clash at Viale Piacenza (Lanfranchi), Parma on Saturday…

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Six Nations: Bonus point win for Ireland Women

Six Nations: Bonus point win for Ireland Women

Ireland Women got their Six Nations Campaign back on track with a bonus point win over Scotland on a wet and windy Friday night in…

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Women 6N: Teams up for Scotland v Ireland

Women 6N: Teams up for Scotland v Ireland

Ireland Women’s Head Coach Adam Griggs has made three changes to the starting line up for Friday nights game against Scotland Women at Scotstoun Stadium,…

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Women 6N: Ireland 7 England 51

Women 6N: Ireland 7 England 51

Ireland Women started their Six Nations campaign with a big loss to a strong England team, the visitors leaving Dublin with a comfortable 7 –…

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Women 6N: Teams up for Ireland v England.

Women 6N: Teams up for Ireland v England.

The teams have been announced for Ireland Women’s opening Six Nations international, against England Women, which takes place at Donnybrook on Friday 1st February, kicking…

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Ireland Women: Three Ulster Players Selected for Six Nations Warm Up.

Ireland Women: Three Ulster Players Selected for Six Nations Warm Up.

Ireland Women’s head coach Adam Griggs is giving another raft of players a chance to put their hands up for selection for the Six Nations,…

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Ireland Women: Who did what 2017-18

Ireland Women: Who did what 2017-18

We continue our review of the season just gone with a look at Ireland Women’s performance in the 2017 World Cup, at the beginning of…

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Women’s Six Nations Round 5 Wrap

Women’s Six Nations Round 5 Wrap

France Women lifted the 2018 Six Nations championship on Friday night, completing a Grand Slam with their 3 – 38 win against Wales. The new…

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Women’s Six Nations Round 4 Wrap

Women’s Six Nations Round 4 Wrap

The Women’s Six Nations got a bit of a shake up in Round 4 with wins for France, Scotland and Italy against England, Wales and…

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Women’s Six Nations Wrap. Round 3

Women’s Six Nations Wrap. Round 3

The Women’s Six Nations Round 3 fixtures were competed over the weekend with no major surprises this time round. England and France produced regulation try…

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Women’s Six Nations Wrap Round 2.

Women’s Six Nations Wrap Round 2.

The Women’s Six Nations completed their Round 2 fixtures over the weekend and there were a couple of surprises, if not in the results, at…

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Women Six Nations Wrap Round 1.

Women Six Nations Wrap Round 1.

The Women’s Six Nations kicked of at the weekend with matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Wales and Scotland were first up with an entertaining…

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Ireland Women Six Nations Review. Who did what!

Ireland Women Six Nations Review. Who did what!

We have a look at the statistics behind Ireland Women’s Six Nations campaign in terms of player involvement. With just over four months go until…

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Ireland Women overpowered by clinical England

Ireland Women overpowered by clinical England

Ireland Women were overpowered by a clinical England as they shipped four second half tries to lose the Six Nations Grand Slam decider 7 –…

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Teams up for Grand Slam decider.

Teams up for Grand Slam decider.

The teams have been announced for Friday evening’s Six Nations Grand Slam decider between Ireland Women and England Women which takes place at Donnybrook on…

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Ireland Women set up St Patrick’s day showdown!

Ireland Women set up St Patrick’s day showdown!

Ireland Women will be going in search of their second ever Six Nations Grand Slam when they host England at Donnybrook next Friday thanks to a…

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Ireland Women look to continue run against Wales.

Ireland Women look to continue run against Wales.

The teams were announced yesterday for the Women’s Six Nations clash between Wales Women’s and Ireland Women that takes place on Saturday morning at Cardiff…

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Ireland Women make it three from three.

Ireland Women make it three from three.

Ireland Women staged a remarkable second half comeback to beat France Women 13 – 10 in the RBS Six Nations at Donnybrook earlier today. Hooker…

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McLaughlin starts, Van Staden, Caughey and Muldoon bench against France.

McLaughlin starts, Van Staden, Caughey and Muldoon bench against France.

Ireland’s Director of Women’s Rugby Anthony Eddy, despite his claims otherwise, has decided to throw all his eggs into one basket by withdrawing three players…

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Ireland Women stay top with another bonus point raid!

Ireland Women stay top with another bonus point raid!

Ireland Women have completed their second successive bonus point raid, Hannah Tyrrell nicking this one against Italy with the last play of the game. Interestingly…

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Teams up for Italy v Ireland Women’s Six Nations match.

Teams up for Italy v Ireland Women’s Six Nations match.

The teams have been announced for the Italy v Ireland Women’s Six Nations match. The match takes place at Stadio Tommaso Fattori, L’Aquila, on Sunday, February 12.…

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Ireland battle to bonus point win!

Ireland battle to bonus point win!

Jenny Murphy crossed in the last play of the game to give Ireland Women a bonus point win against their Scottish counterparts in a hard…

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Teams up for Scotland Women v Ireland Women

Teams up for Scotland Women v Ireland Women

The teams have been announced for Friday evening’s RBS Women’s Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Broadwood Stadium, Glasgow. Kick off 18:35. The match…

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Jackson, McLaughlin and Van Staden in Six Nations Squad.

Jackson, McLaughlin and Van Staden in Six Nations Squad.

The Ireland Women’s Rugby Six Nations Squad was announced earlier today and the good news is that it features three Ulster based players with the…

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RBS6N: Ireland Women 45 Scotland Women 12

RBS6N: Ireland Women 45 Scotland Women 12

Ireland Women finished off their Six Nations campaign in fine style with a 45 – 12 win against Scotland at Donnybrook on Sunday afternoon. The…

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RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland Women

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Scotland Women

Teams are up for Sunday’s RBS Women’s Six Nations match against Scotland at Donnybrook, kick off 13:00. Tom Tierney has once again shuffled his cards making nine changes from…

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RBS6N: Ireland Women 14 Italy Women 3

RBS6N: Ireland Women 14 Italy Women 3

Ireland Women recorded their second win of the Six Nations Championship with a hard fought 14 – 3 victory against Italy at Donnybrook on Sunday…

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RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Italy Women

RBS6N: Teams up for Ireland v Italy Women

Ireland Women’s Coach Tom Tierney has made sweeping changes for tomorrow afternoon’s RBS Six Nations match against Italy. The match kicks off at 13:00 at…

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RBS6N: England Women 13 Ireland Women 9

RBS6N: England Women 13 Ireland Women 9

Ireland Women can be genuinely disappointed that they didn’t pull off their first away win against England though, despite some naive officiating, they only have themselves…

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RBS6N: Teams up for England v Ireland Women.

RBS6N: Teams up for England v Ireland Women.

The England v Ireland Women’s match follows on from the Men’s at Twickenham on Saturday evening. Kick off 7:15 pm live on England Rugby YouTube. …

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RBS6N: France Women 18 Ireland Women 6

RBS6N: France Women 18 Ireland Women 6

Ireland Women came up short against a powerful French side in Perpignan on Saturday night, with the French recording an 18 – 6 win. France Women…

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RBS6N: Teams up for France Women v Ireland Women

RBS6N: Teams up for France Women v Ireland Women

Our final preview for the weekend features the France v Ireland Women’s Six Nations match which takes place Saturday evening at Stade Aime Giral, Perpignan.…

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RBS6N: Ireland Women 21 Wales Women 3

RBS6N: Ireland Women 21 Wales Women 3

Ireland got their defence of the Six Nations Championship off to a winning start with a 21 – 3 defeat of Wales at Donnybrook Stadium on…

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RBS6N: Ireland and Wales Women’s Teams Announced.

RBS6N: Ireland and Wales Women’s Teams Announced.

Teams are up for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations fixture between Ireland Women and Wales Women. The match kicks off at 13:00 on Saturday afternoon at…

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RBS Women 6N: Ireland Romp to Championship

RBS Women 6N: Ireland Romp to Championship

Ireland Women went one better than their male counterparts last weekend picking up the Six Nations Championship and the Triple Crown with a comprehensive 3…

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RBS Women 6N: Ireland keep Triple Crown in sight.

RBS Women 6N: Ireland keep Triple Crown in sight.

Ireland Women kept a Triple Crown and Championship firmly in their sights with a comprehensive 0 – 20 win against their Welsh counterparts in Swansea…

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RBS Women 6N: Ireland Revive Championship Hopes.

RBS Women 6N: Ireland Revive Championship Hopes.

It’s been a solid if unspectacular Six Nations for Ireland Women to date. A strange opening statement given that they have just beaten England, the…

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Women’s Six Nations: France 19 Ireland 15

Women’s Six Nations: France 19 Ireland 15

Another exciting Six Nations campaign came to an end for Ireland Women with a narrow defeat to France Women who sealed their first Grand Slam…

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Women: Doyle rotates squad for French decider!

Women: Doyle rotates squad for French decider!

Ireland Women’s head coach Philip Doyle has once again rotated his squad for the Women’s Six Nations decider against France in Pau on Friday night.…

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Women’s Six Nations: Ireland 39 Italy 0

Women’s Six Nations: Ireland 39 Italy 0

Ireland Women made the most of their first ever appearance at the Aviva, scoring five tries in their 39 – 0 win against Italy in…

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Women: Doyle shuffles the pack for Italy.

Women: Doyle shuffles the pack for Italy.

Four Ulster players will start for Ireland Women when they take to the pitch at the Aviva for their Six Nations match against Italy. The…

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Women’s Six Nations: England 17 Ireland 10.

Women’s Six Nations: England 17 Ireland 10.

Now onto defeat No. 3 and probably the hardest one to take as Ireland Women went down 17 – 10 to England Women in a…

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Women: Five Ulster ladies for Twickenham crunch match.

Women: Five Ulster ladies for Twickenham crunch match.

I’ve been waiting a year for this match. Ever since Ireland destroyed England 25 – 0 at Ashbourne in last seasons Six Nations the pressure…

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Six Nations: Ireland Women 14 Wales Women 6

Six Nations: Ireland Women 14 Wales Women 6

Ireland Women ground out a hard fought 14 – 6 win against a resilient Welsh side at a wet and windy Ashbourne RFC on Friday…

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Six Nations: Baxter returns for Welsh clash.

Six Nations: Baxter returns for Welsh clash.

Ulster’s Ashleigh Baxter has recovered from injury to take up a bench spot in Ireland Women’s Six Nations match against Wales this Friday evening at…

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Women: Ireland Batter Scotland in Six Nations Opener

Women: Ireland Batter Scotland in Six Nations Opener

Ireland battered Scotland 59 – 0 in their opening Six Nations match at Ashbourne on Friday night. Tries came from Sophie Spence (3), Alison Miller…

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Women: Ireland team for Scotland.

Women: Ireland team for Scotland.

Four Ulster players have been included in the squad for Ireland Women’s opening match in their defence of the Six Nations. Amy Davies and Stacey-Lea…

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Women: Six Nations Trophy Tours Ulster.

Women: Six Nations Trophy Tours Ulster.

Members of the Ireland Women’s Grand Slam winning squad will embark on a Six Nations trophy tour across Ulster next week, hoping to inspire thousands…

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Women: Ireland secure the Grand Slam.

Women: Ireland secure the Grand Slam.

Ireland Women secured their first ever Grand Slam in a hard fought 6 – 3 win against Italy in wet and wintry conditions in Parabiago,…

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Women: Two changes for Italian clash!

Women: Two changes for Italian clash!

Ireland Women’s head coach Philip Doyle has made two changes to the starting XV for the trip to Milan on Sunday. Grace Davitt comes into…

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Women: Ireland 15 France 10

Women: Ireland 15 France 10

Ireland Women added the Six Nations Championship to their Triple Crown with a hard fought 15 – 10 victory over France Women on a damp…

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Women: Same again, again for Ireland v France

Women: Same again, again for Ireland v France

These team announcements are getting easier and easier to write as Ireland Women once again name an unchanged side for this Friday’s match against France…

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Women: Ireland secure Triple Crown.

Women: Ireland secure Triple Crown.

Ireland Women secured their first ever Triple Crown in a hard fought 3 – 30 win against Scotland at Lasswade RFC on Saturday afternoon. Lean, mean, scoring machine…

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Women: Same Again for the Girls in Green

Women: Same Again for the Girls in Green

No official announcement yet on the Irish Women’s side for their Triple Crown match against Scotland but as I’ll be at training in Galway all…

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Women: Ireland 25 England 0

Women: Ireland 25 England 0

There are matches that live long in the memory and this will certainly be one of them. Ireland women claimed the right to sit at…

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Women: Ireland side to face England

Women: Ireland side to face England

Ireland Women’s head coach Philip Doyle has made a number of changes to the side for their second Six Nations match against England on Saturday…

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Women: Ireland team to face Wales

Women: Ireland team to face Wales

The Ireland Women’s team to play Wales in their opening game of the Women’s RBS 6 Nations at Aberavon RFC on Sunday (kick-off 1.30pm) has…

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Women: RBS Six Nations Preview.

Women: RBS Six Nations Preview.

The Women’s RBS Six Nations kicks off this weekend in tandem with men’s competition and with the team for the game against Wales to be…

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Women: Ireland 39 Spain 7

Women: Ireland 39 Spain 7

Ireland romped to a 39 – 7 win against Spain in the Six Nations warm up match at Ashbourne RFC earlier this afternoon. Ireland’s scored…

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Women: Six Ulster players in Ireland Squad for Spain.

Women: Six Ulster players in Ireland Squad for Spain.

Six Ulster players have made the cut for the first Ireland Women’s team selection of the season. Amy Davis, Ashleigh Baxter, Grace Davitt and Larissa…

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Women: Eight Ulster Players in Ireland Six Nations Squad.

Women: Eight Ulster Players in Ireland Six Nations Squad.

There are eight Ulster players named in the 34 player Ireland squad named for the RBS Women’s Six Nations earlier today. The squad sees the…

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Women: England 23 Ireland 6

Women: England 23 Ireland 6

There can be no doubt that the Irish Women’s game has taken a huge leap forward this season, however the match on Saturday afternoon, against England at…

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Women: Teams for England v Ireland.

Women: Teams for England v Ireland.

It feels a little disloyal arguing the toss over the women’s team selection, especially as you just know the huge amount of commitment that all the players have put…

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Women: Ireland 20 Scotland 0

Women: Ireland 20 Scotland 0

Ireland Women kept their home record intact last night with a 20 – 0 win against Scotland. First half tries from Sophie Spence and Ashleigh…

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Women: Ireland v Scotland Preview.

Women: Ireland v Scotland Preview.

Irish Rugby TV will stream the Ireland Women’s game against Scotland live from Ashbourne RFC this Friday night (kick-off 7.30pm), with a full commentary team.…

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Women: Ireland 36 Wales 0

Women: Ireland 36 Wales 0

Ireland Women racked up a resounding 36 – 0 win at Ashbourne today in the re-arranged RBS Women’s Six Nations match against Wales. First half tries from Joy…

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Women: Same again, again, again for Ireland Women.

Women: Same again, again, again for Ireland Women.

The Ireland Women’s team to play Wales in the Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship at Ashbourne RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm) has been announced. Philip…

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Women 6N: Ireland 40 Italy 10

Women 6N: Ireland 40 Italy 10

It looks like I chose the right game to attend last night as Ireland Women recorded their first victory in the RBS Six Nations Series…

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Women: Same again, again, for Ireland

Women: Same again, again, for Ireland

Ireland have named their teams to play Italy  in this weekend’s third round of the Women’s 6 Nations. There are no changes to the Irish…

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Women: Progress of Irish game painfully slow

Women: Progress of Irish game painfully slow

Following on from last Friday’s travel fiasco in Paris, our friends at ScrumQueens have forwarded their latest piece on Irish Women’s Rugby. The fall-out from…

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Women: France 8 Ireland 7

Women: France 8 Ireland 7

Ireland’s Women came up short on Saturday afternoon losing by a single point in an exciting match against France that kept the crowd of 9,000 at Stade…

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Women: No changes to Ireland for French clash.

Women: No changes to Ireland for French clash.

There are no changes expected to the Ireland Women’s squad from the team that took part in the opening fixture against Wales. As that match was abandoned at half time, due to…

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Women: Ireland 10 Wales 3 (Match abandoned.)

Women: Ireland 10 Wales 3 (Match abandoned.)

Reports that this match was abandoned because Ashleigh Baxter was smashing too many of the Welsh around with her hard as nails tackling is a…

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Women: Four Ulster Girls in Ireland Squad for Wales clash!

Women: Four Ulster Girls in Ireland Squad for Wales clash!

The Ireland Women’s Team to play Wales in their opening game of the Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship in Ashbourne RFC on Friday 3rd February…

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Women’s: And Larry makes seven!

Women’s: And Larry makes seven!

The IRFU has announced the full training squad for the Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship and following our scoop the other day we’re delighted to announce…

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Women’s: 6 Ulster girls make the cut for Ireland.

Women’s: 6 Ulster girls make the cut for Ireland.

Six Ulster girls have made the initial cut for Ireland Women’s Six Nations panel giving Ulster it’s highest representation at this level for many a…

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Six Nations Review: Larissa Muldoon

Six Nations Review: Larissa Muldoon

The FRONT ROW UNION caught up with rising Ireland star Larissa Muldoon at an Ulster Training Camp this week. Ulster have been keen to get…

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Lock Stock and No Smoking Barrels Part 2: Ireland Women 0 England Women 31

Lock Stock and No Smoking Barrels Part 2: Ireland Women 0 England Women 31

Ireland Women completed their RBS Six Nations campaign with a comprehensive loss to England at Ashbourne on Friday night. Though England were strong favourites, going…

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Ireland Women for England: Muldoon starts!

Ireland Women for England: Muldoon starts!

Ireland Women’s head coach Philip Doyle has named his team for the final game of this year’s RBS Women’s 6 Nations against England at Ashbourne…

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Under Milk Wood Part 3: Wales Women 15 Ireland Women 14.

Under Milk Wood Part 3: Wales Women 15 Ireland Women 14.

Ireland Women spurned a chance for their third win on the road losing a tense encounter with Wales Women 15 – 14 ar Cross Keys…

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Ireland Women For Wales

Ireland Women For Wales

The Ireland Women’s team to play Wales in the Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday has been named by head coach Philip Doyle for…

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Braveheart Part 2: Scotland Women 5 Ireland Women 22

Braveheart Part 2: Scotland Women 5 Ireland Women 22

Scotland may as well be Outer Mongolia as far as coverage of the Under 20’s and the Women’s game is concerned though we have been…

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Ireland Women for Scotland.

Ireland Women for Scotland.

The Ireland Women’s Team to play Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations Championship has been named by Head Coach Philip Doyle. Doyle has made a…

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The French Connection Part 1: Ireland Women 12 France Women 14

The French Connection Part 1: Ireland Women 12 France Women 14

Ireland just failed to snatch a victory in this hard fought match at Ashbourne RFC on Friday night with the French holding on to win…

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Italian Job Part 3: Italy Women 5 Ireland Women 26

Italian Job Part 3: Italy Women 5 Ireland Women 26

Ireland’s Women have completed the hat trick of Irish success in the RBS 6 Nations Tournament by beating Italy Women 5 – 26 in their…

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Women’s Six Nations – Stacey Lea Kennedy

Women’s Six Nations – Stacey Lea Kennedy

The FRU caught up earlier this week with Stacey Lea Kennedy who is poised to win her first Ireland cap against Italy on Sunday afternoon…

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Day and Kennedy make Ireland team.

Day and Kennedy make Ireland team.

Ulster’s Lauren Day and Stacey Lea Kennedy have been selected for the Ireland side to Face Italy in RBS 6 Nations Championship at Rovigo on…

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Women’s Six Nations – Lauren Day.

Women’s Six Nations – Lauren Day.

The Women’s RBS Six Nations also kicks off next weekend with Ireland facing Italy in Rovigo. KO 14:30 Italian time, 13:30 UK/IRE The Women’s Six…

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Ulster’s Kennedy and Day make final Ireland squad.

Ulster’s Kennedy and Day make final Ireland squad.

An Ireland Women’s squad of 25 players has been named for the forthcoming Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship. Ireland head coach Philip Doyle has included…

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Ireland suffer narrow loss to Wales in Autumn International.

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…

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Autumn Int: England 37 Ireland 15

Autumn Int: 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…

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Autumn Int: Teams up for England v Ireland

Autumn Int: 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…

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Autumn Int: Ireland 10 USA 19

Autumn Int: Ireland 10 USA 19

A try in each half were not enough for Adam Griggs’ Ireland team, as “match ready” USA finished their autumn internationals with a win. First…

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Autumn Int: Teams up for USA Clash!

Autumn Int: 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…

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Women: Ireland 8 New Zealand 38

Women: Ireland 8 New Zealand 38

Ireland Women recorded their third loss of their Autumn Series on Sunday afternoon at the UCD Bowl, this time going down 8 – 38 to…

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Women: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand

Women: Teams up for Ireland v New Zealand

We’ve finally got the New Zealand team so I can now say, with some certainty, that the teams are up for the Ireland v New…

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Women: Ireland 7 Canada 48

Women: Ireland 7 Canada 48

Canada ran in seven tries against an experimental Ireland on Saturday afternoon at the UCD Bowl, the home side’s only reply was a try and…

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Women: Teams up for Ireland v Canada

Women: Teams up for Ireland v Canada

With the Canadian team announced earlier today I can now bring you the team lists for the Ireland v Canada Autumn International match which takes place at…

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Women: Ireland 10 England 12

Women: Ireland 10 England 12

A late try by England’s Izzy Noel-Smith denied a hard working Ireland an opening win in this inaugural Women’s Autumn Series match. Nora Stapleton’s second…

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Women: McLaughlin and Caughey put their hands up for selection.

Women: McLaughlin and Caughey put their hands up for selection.

Ulster’s Claire McLaughlin and Nikki Caughey have put their hands up for selection to the Ireland Women’s team for the upcoming Autumn Internationals with their inclusion in…

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