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2019-20 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

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 outbreak. An attempt was made to complete the competition on 24th October and 1st November 2020 but an coronavirus outbreak in the French camp led to the competition being cancelled…

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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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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 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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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 England Women International Rugby Women Ireland Women Six Nations

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 – 51 bonus point win. Ireland started well but it was a blunt approach, plenty of endeavour but they struggled to get over the gain line. England, on the other hand,…

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2018-19 Autumn Internationals England Women International Rugby Women Ireland Women

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 tries to three. The match was very much a development game for both sides, as England chose to develop some of their younger players. Ireland’s hand was more forced as…

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2018-19 Autumn Internationals International Rugby Women Ireland Women USA Rugby Women

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 half tries from Kimber Rozier and Kaitlyn Broughton, a second half try from Meya Bizer and two conversions from Rozier was enough for the Eagles to take the win. Ireland responded…

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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 last met at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2014 when Ireland came out the other side as 23-17 winners in a closely contested battle. Both teams have seen many…

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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 for the delay in getting these up but there was a disciplinary for one of the Japanese players and their team announcement was delayed. The upshot of the disciplinary is…

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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 several season’s now and we wish Claire all the best. Here’s the official presser in full: The Ireland Women’s Management team are pleased to announce that Ireland flanker Claire Molloy…

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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 squad set to be reduced to 28, I believe, for the actual tournament, there will be a fair bit of culling carried out in June! The squad includes five Ulster…

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

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 – 34 at a wet and windy Donnybrook on Friday night. Ireland (0) 7 TRY: Leah Lyons. CON: Nora Stapleton England (5) 34 TRY: Amy Wilson Hardy, Laura Keates, Amy Cokayne, Emily…

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

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 Friday 17th March, kick off 20:00.  Three Ulster players take part in this historic match with, Donegal’s finest, Larissa Muldoon starting at scrum half. Muldoon is joined in the squad…

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

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 7- 12 win against Wales Women at Cardiff Arms Park earlier this morning. Wales Women (0) 7 TRY: Shona Powell-Hughes.  CON: Robyn Wilkins Ireland Women (7) 12 TRY: Lindsay Peat,…

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

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 enough, as with last weeks last minute steal by Jenny Murphy, it was Nora Stapleton that set this one up. Italy Women (3) 3 PEN: Michela Sillari. Ireland Women (3)…

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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 Friendly International Rugby Women Ireland Women Wales Women

Ireland Women still looking for that winning feeling!

Ireland Women’s run of defeats continued with a 14 – 22 loss to Wales Women in a Six Nations warm-up match at Donnybrook on Sunday afternoon.  Despite the loss, there were plenty of positives to take from this fast-paced and entertaining match as both teams looked to polish their plays ahead of the Six Nations competition…

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2016-17 Autumn Internationals International Rugby Women Ireland Women New Zealand Women

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 an accomplished New Zealand side.  Ireland (3) 8 TRY: Niamh Kavanagh. PEN: Nora Stapleton. New Zealand: (5) 38 TRY: Selica Winiata (2), Portia Woodman (3), Kelly Brazier. CON: Kendra Cocksedge…

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2016-17 Autumn Internationals International Rugby Women Ireland Women New Zealand Women

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 Zealand Women’s Autumn International at UCD Bowl on Sunday afternoon. Kick off 2:00pm. Live on Irish Rugby website.  Ireland have made eleven changes to the team that got whupped by Canada,…

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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 the UCD Bowl on Saturday afternoon. Kick off 2:00pm. Ireland named their team yesterday and it’s obvious that coach Tom Tierney is using this series to have a look at…

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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 half try and conversion had pushed Ireland to a 10 – 5 lead mid way through the third quarter but Noel-Smith’s late try equaled the game and Katy Mclean’s conversion…

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2016-17 International Rugby Women Ireland Women

Women: Teams up for Ireland v England

The teams for the first Women’s Autumn International were announced yesterday as Ireland officially start their preparations for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.  It’s been good for Ireland Women that the International panel has got considerably more game time in the All Ireland League this season but attrition appears to have left coach Tom…

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2015-16 International Rugby Women Ireland Women Scotland Women Six Nations

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 the team that beat Italy last time out as Ireland look for a top three finish.   Ulster’s Claire McLaughlin moves from the bench to start at outside centre where she…