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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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2020-21 Club Rugby Women Community Series Ulster

Club Women: Leinster Conference Update.

The women’s Community Series doesn’t kick off until next weekend. We’ll be striving to cover all the conferences in the women’s series so we’ll be looking at each of the provinces individually. The Leinster conference get’s top billing as it features five teams from the women’s All Ireland League; Blackrock, Old Belvedere, Railway Union, Suttonians…

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Women’s AIL. Season Wrap.

We’d normally be wrapping up the Women’s AIL about now as we look forward to the playoffs this weekend. I’ve been in a bit of a quandary as to whether I should declare the awards void for this season or whether to run with what we have up to Week 12. However, I came to…

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC

Energia AIL Women. Cooke 17 Blackrock College 41

Blackrock College pulled away in the second half, against Cooke at Shaw’s Bridge,  to record a comprehensive win in the Women’s Energia AIL.  It’s been a few weeks since Cooke have managed to get a game at Shaw’s Bridge under their belt and they started this one with plenty of enthusiasm with Beth Cregan crashing…

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Malone RFC

Energia AIL Women Malone 0 Blackrock College 36

Blackrock College got back to winning ways with six try win against Malone at Gibson Park on Saturday evening.  Malone weren’t as far off the pace as the score line suggests, the home side suffering from a bit of hesitance at key stages, particularly in attack and this young side are still on an upward…

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2019-20 Connacht Women Interprovincials Leinster Women Provincial Rugby Women

Provincial Women: Senior Finals Wrap

The women’s Interprovincials finished last weekend with Leinster claiming the Senior Trophy with a win against Connacht at Energia Park. In the third place playoff’s Ulster completed their 7th winless season with a defeat by Munster.  Results Leinster Women 25 12 Connacht Women Final Munster Women 39 12 Ulster Women 3rd Place The results give…

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2019-20 Connacht Women Interprovincials Munster Women Provincial Rugby Women

Interpros: Women’s Semi Final Wrap

The Women’s Interprovincial series’ continued over the weekend with the semi final played at St Mary’s College RFC, Dublin throughout Saturday, The big winners were Connacht Women who upset the odds to progress to the final after a win against Munster. The other finalists will be Leinster Women, who thrashed Ulster Women. Results Leinster Women…

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2019-20 Connacht Women Interprovincials Leinster Women Munster Women Ulster Women

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 Connacht Women Interprovincials Leinster Women Munster Women Ulster Women

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 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 All Ireland Cup Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: UL Bohemian 17 Blackrock 5 (Cup Final)

UL Bohemian will now have their sights firmly set on a League and Cup double after picking up their sixth Women’s All Ireland Cup after a hard fought win against Blackrock College at Ashbourne on Saturday afternoon. The clubs will go head to head again in two weeks time in Limerick when they meet in…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: Round 14 Review

Week 14 was the final week of the Women’s AIL regular season.  We’ve been monitoring players performance throughout the season and we’re delighted to announce the winners of the three categories we’ve been tracking. It’s huge congratulations to: EMMA TAYLOR – WOMEN’S AIL PLAYER’S PLAYER OF THE SEASON NIAMH BRIGGS – WOMEN’S AIL LEADING POINTS…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: Week 13 Wrap.

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: Round 12 Review.

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: Round 11 review

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women St Mary's College RFC

Club Women: Blackrock 48 St Mary’s 0 (WAIL)

Storm Erik had thankfully made its exit by the time kickoff rolled around and we were left with a perfect evening for rugby as St Marys made the short trip to Stradbrook Road to face Blackrock in Round 11 of the AIL. Mary’s started positively and forced a couple of penalties from the home side,…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: AIL Round 10 Review

The women’s All Ireland League got back in action this weekend for round 10 of the competition. Check out our gallery and report from Old Belvedere v Cooke here. The full results are as follows: Galwegians 10TRY: Denise Redmond, Elizabeth McKeever Blackrock 22TRY: Meadbh Scally, Ray Lawless, Ann-Marie Rooney, Ali Coleman. CON: Ellen Taite — o0o — Old Belvedere…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: AIL Mid Season Wrap!

With the Women’s All Ireland League set to resume this coming weekend we have a look at who’s been doing what as the teams prepare to go into the business end of the season. The refixed fixture between St Mary’s College and Blackrock College went ahead on the 5th January with Blackrock recording a 12…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: Round 8 Review

The women’s All Ireland League continued this weekend with Round 8. Due to squad injuries, St Mary’s gave UL Bohemians a walk over, and with Galwegians on yet another rest week, there were only 4 teams in action. The FRU were able to cover Cooke against Blackrock, for the gallery and match report click here.…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC

Club Women: Cooke 12 Blackrock 22 (WAIL)

Cooke hosted Blackrock at Shawsbridge this weekend in Round 8 of the Women’s All Ireland League. The Belfast side took an early lead with a try after ten minutes, Eliza Downey dotting down out wide after some good interchanges between the forwards and backs. The home side looked to push on and kept possession of…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: AIL Round 8 Preview

The Women’s All Ireland League continues this weekend with the reverse of last weekend’s games, Galwegians again have a rest this week. The full fixture list is below with our review of the games following. Sat 8th Dec 18 14:00 U.L. Bohemian   v   St Mary’s College Annacotty Sat 8th Dec 18 17:00 Cooke…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: AIL Round 7 Review

It was all Saturday night lights for the All Ireland League Women’s matches this weekend, with Galwegians having a rest week. The FRU were able to cover two of the three matches from this weekend’s games, check out our match reports and galleries for Blackrock v Cooke and St Mary’s v UL Bohemians. The full…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC

Club Women: Blackrock 17 Cooke 8

Blackrock entertained Cooke in the Women’s All Ireland League under the lights at Stradbrook on a damp Saturday evening. Cooke started well and took a 0 – 3 lead through a Vicky Irwin penalty after five minutes. Thereafter Blackrock dominated possession and territory but struggled to break down the Cooke defence as they battle out…

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women

Club Women: Women’s AIL Round 6 Review

It was Saturday for the Women’s All Ireland League games this week as Ireland Women were playing on the Sunday. The St. Mary’s and Blackrock game was postponed, and Old Belvedere had a bye, leaving only Railway v UL Bohemian and Galwegians v Cooke. Check out our match report and gallery for Railway v UL…