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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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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women: Hogan and Boles make Sevens Squad for Langford.

Ulster’s Brittany Hogan and Claire Boles have both made the Ireland Sevens Squad for the penultimate round of  the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series which takes place in Langford, Canada this weekend. (11- 12th May 2019). Twenty year old Hogan, who captained Team FRU Sevens last season, has made 16 appearances (12 this season) for…

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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 Scotland Women Six Nations

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, kick off 19:30 with live coverage on BBC Sport and RTE. Alison Miller replaces Megan Williams on the wing, Anna Caplice comes into the back row to replace Juliet Short…

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

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, naming a 29 player squad for the uncapped game against Wales Women at Donnybrook on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately not a single player from an Ulster side has been selected but…

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2018-19 Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Railway Union RFC

Club Women: Cooke 0 Railway Union 7 (WAIL)

This was another battle of attrition on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon throughout the province.  Cooke looked to have edged the first half with their pack particularly impressive playing into the strong wind. However the Railway defence held firm and the teams turned round with no score.  Railway got their break when former The…

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2018-19 Ireland Women Sevens

Ashleigh Baxter and Claire Boles to compete in the Rugby World Cup Sevens

Ulster players Ashleigh Baxter and Claire Boles to compete in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. IRFU Director of Sevens Rugby Anthony Eddy has confirmed the Ireland Women’s 7s squad to compete at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. The tournament features the world’s top 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams…

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Galwegians RFC

WAIL: Cooke 40 Galwegians 24

[pullquote]Vicky Irwin reports from Shawsbridge[/pullquote] Cooke Women strengthened their grip on third place in the Women’s AIL with a convincing 40 – 24 win against Galwegians Women on Sunday afternoon at Shawsbridge. Cooke started off well, with strong defence and a threatening attack and they got points on the board early in the match with…

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2017-18 Ireland Women Sevens

Ireland Women Sevens look to wrap up World Cup Qualification

The announcement by Director of Women’s and 7s Rugby, Anthony Eddy of the Ireland Women Sevens squad for the second stage of the Rugby Europe 7s Grand Prix in Kazan, Russia this weekend, gives us a chance to catch up on what’s been happening recently with the sevens programme. Over the last month the team…

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2016-17 Ireland Women Sevens

Women: Baxter and Boles in 7’s Squads

It’s wall to wall women’s rugby for the next couple of weeks at the FRU and we’ll find time somewhere along the way to keep an eye on Cooke’s Ashleigh Baxter and Enniskillen’s Claire Boles as they compete in World Sevens Women’s Series in Dubai.  Baxter continues her involvement with the Sevens programme for the…

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2016-17 Ulster Women

Women: Ulster U18 Claim First Ever Inter-provincial Title

Ulster U18 won the first ever U18 Inter-provincial title, maintaining their 100% record with a 20 – 8 win against Munster at Westmanstown Dublin on Saturday afternoon. The Ulster scorers were Claire Boles, Neve Jones and Brittany Hogan, who all crossed for a try, with Lisa Mullen adding a penalty and a conversion. However, as…

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2016-17 Ulster Women

Women: Ulster U18 Team named for Munster decider!

Ulster U18 Women will complete the first ever Inter-provincial competition when they take on Munster on Saturday afternoon at Westmanstown RFC, Dublin, Kick off 3:30pm.  As it stands, Ulster are the only team that complete a Grand Slam but Munster can also pick up the Championship with a win, following their draw with Leinster last…

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2016-17 Ulster Women

Women: Connacht U18 5 Ulster U18 34

Ulster U18 Girls completed their second competitive fixture on Sunday afternoon in Athlone, maintaining their 100% win record with a convincing 5 – 34 win against Connacht. The team now face Munster on Saturday 1st October in Westmanstown, Dublin to decide the first ever Inter-provincial champions. Kick off 3:30 pm. Having arrived in Athlone in the midst…

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2016-17 Ulster Women

Women: Ulster U18 Team named for Connacht clash

Ulster U18 Girls travel to Athlone this Sunday to take on their Connacht counterparts in the Inter provincial series. Dubarry Park, Kick off 2:30pm The team will travel with some confidence to Athlone following their 10 – 5 win against, tournament favourites, Leinster, in Armagh, last Saturday evening in what was a highly entertaining match. There…

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2016-17 Ulster Women

Women: Ulster U18 10 Leinster U18 5

Ulster U18 Girls got their competitive season off to the best of starts with a 10 – 5 win against Leinster at City of Armagh Rugby Club on Saturday night. The game marked the first ever competitive fixture for the girls at this age grade, and about time too! I’m pleased that the Women’s U18 management…

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2016-17 Ulster Women

Women: Ulster v Leinster U18 Inter-provincial.

This Saturday marks an important milestone in the development of Women’s rugby when Ulster entertain Leinster in the first competitive age grade inter-provincial at Palace Grounds, Armagh RFC. Kick off 17:30. It also marks an historic occasion for the Front Row Union as it is, I believe, the first U18 game we’ve covered outside of schools…