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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 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Railway Union RFC

Energia AIL Women Cooke 0 Railway Union 52

A depleted Cooke side went down heavily to Railway Union in their Energia AIL match at Shawsbridge on Saturday afternoon.  The home side were largely competitive in the first half with Aishling O’Connell, Kelly McCormill and Katie Hetherington showing well alongside a few bursts from Ilse van Staden.  Aishling O’Connell featured strongly for Cooke in…

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Malone RFC Railway Union RFC

Club Women: Malone 19 Railway Union 37 (Energia AIL)

Malone welcomed, league champions, Railway Union to Gibson Park on Saturday afternoon for a women’s Energia AIL match. The visitors had to dig deep to overcome the young home side but they eventually showed their pedigree to return to Dublin with all the points. Railway applied the early pressure with wing Cliodhna O’Connor prominent before…

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC Suttonians RFC

Club Women: Suttonians 10 Railway Union 60 (Energia AIL)

Railway Union kicked off the defence of their All Ireland league title with a convincing win at newly promoted Suttonians on Saturday evening. Despite the one-sided 10 – 60 scoreline Suttonians contributed plenty to the game, the North Dublin side had the territorial advantage in the first half but they were unable to take their…

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2019-20 Connacht Women Interprovincials Leinster Women Provincial Rugby Women

Interpros: 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 Autumn Internationals England Women International Rugby Women Ireland Women

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 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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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC Tullamore RFC

Women’s All Ireland League Round 13 Wrap

It’s been a while since we caught up on the Women’s All Ireland League as it’s taken the guts of a month to get these games played. It was one of those rounds where the top four played the bottom four and with the top four all winning, with try bonuses attached, nothing much has…

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Women’s AIL week 5 Preview

There is no doubt what the big match of the weekend is in Round 5 of the Women’s All Ireland League as table toppers U.L. Bohemian travel to Dublin to play second place Railway Union on Saturday afternoon. Only one point separates the teams, Bohs claiming a bonus point in every round and Railway “dropping”…

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Women’s AIL Week 4 Preview

The Women’s All Ireland League returns this weekend, after a rest week, with a full set of fixtures and the way things have panned out it’s a case of the top four taking on the bottom four in what should be another interesting week. As a reminder of how things have gone to date we’ve…

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2016-17 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Scotland Women Six Nations

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 will be shown live on Scottish Rugby TV. Ireland have included five uncapped players in their squad as coach Tom Tierney continues to evaluate his options ahead of the 2017 Women’s…

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2016-17 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

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 Cooke Women RFC trio of Jemma Jackson, Claire McLaughlin and Ilse van Staden all making the cut.  After typically hard working performances during the Autumn Series, there is no surprise…

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2016-17 International Rugby Women Ireland Women

Women: Van Staden and Jackson in Ireland Squad.

Cooke’s Ilse van Staden and Jemma Jackson have joined fellow Cookie Claire McLaughlin in the Ireland Women’s Rugby training squad ahead of their Six Nations warm-up fixture against Wales. The game takes place on Sunday afternoon at Donnybrook, kick off 2:00 pm. It’s the end of a long journey for both players, who have been on the fringe of…